Part of a guest lecture series organised by the Master of Studies in Social Innovation and the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation.

As part of the third residential of the MSt in social Innovation, you are cordially invited to participate in the open guest lecture from Professor Wesley Helms.

In this session, we will revisit the “For the Love of Cats” exercise, in which students negotiated the fate of competing animal rescue charities. We will discuss its origins in Wesley’s case study on Goodwill, a North American thrift-store chain and textile reuse charity, and emerging competition in its marketplace.

Speaker bio

Wesley S. Helms is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management at Brock University’s Goodman School of Business. Wes received his PhD from the Schulich School of Business at York University. His research has focused on understanding how “marginalised” organisational actors, rather than being powerless, negotiate, compete, and manage conflict with competitors and sanctioning audiences in order to influence their social contexts. Specifically, he has examined how marginalised actors negotiated and shaped the meaning of CSR in ISO 26000, how mixed martial artists used the stigmatising labels that discredited them to garner broader social acceptance, and, most recently, how social enterprises compete with, and contest, new market entrants to control the meaning of social entrepreneurship.

This lecture is going to be streamed live online.


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Date: 30 June 2021
Start Time: 17:45
End Time: 19:00

 

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Date: 30 June 2021
Start Time: 17:45
End Time: 19:00