Tied with Harvard!

Bloch Faculty Rival Harvard with Social Entrepreneurship Paper

The Department of Public Affairs at the UMKC Henry W. Bloch School of Management congratulates Scott Helm, Ph.D. and Fredrik Andersson, post-doctoral fellow. Their recent paper entitled “Do Socially Entrepreneurial Nonprofits Perform Better? An Empirical Exploration” tied for best paper presented at the 9th Annual NYU-Stern Conference on Social Entrepreneurship.

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The Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation’s Annual Conference of Social Entrepreneurs explores the latest issues on social impact measurement. Bringing together leading experts and thought leaders from the public, nonprofit, for-profit and academic fields, the NYU-Stern Conference on Social Entrepreneurship explores the latest issues on social impact measurement. The conference is designed to present strategies and techniques on how to measure an organization’s social impact.

Helm and Andersson shared the honor of best paper at the conference with Harvard’s Matt Lee and Julie Battilana who presented, “Social entrepreneur socialization and the antecedents of hybrid organizations.”

The Department of Public Affairs propels one of the twin pillars that anchor the Bloch School’s vision to be Kansas City’s nationally and globally preeminent school of management focusing on entrepreneurial and innovative thinking as the foundation for transforming talent and achieving sustainable growth in for- profit, nonprofit and public enterprises.

The nonprofit management emphasis in the school’s Master of Public Administration degree program is ranked among the top 15 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

The Department of Public Affairs is committed to developing socially entrepreneurial leaders through experiential learning, such as the Aaron L. Levitt Social Entrepreneurship Challenge.

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