First International Conference on Social Entrepreneurship Nepal

Three streams of papers are acceptable for this conference, namely:

  1. Academic Papers

  2. Reflective Practices, and

  3. Case Studies

All papers should provide the details of all authors (specifying the corresponding author) and an ‘Abstract’ of not more than 500 words.

Abstract & Paper Submission

Presenters/Authors  are  invited to submit the abstract on or before April 15, 2016 and the full paper on or before June 10, 2016 in MS Word format via email at conference@kingscollege.edu.np. Acceptance or rejection of abstracts will be communicated by or before April 30, 2016. Then the authors should submit the full paper.

By submitting an abstract, the author(s) make(s) a commitment that the work is original and not published before in any manner and that at least one of the authors would register for the conference and present it in the conference.

Papers not presented in the conference previously will not be considered for publication in the proceedings, edited volume, or the special issue of the journal(s).

Guidelines for Abstract Submission

The abstract should be in fully italicized text (12-point Times New Roman, 1.15 spacing, not exceeding 500 words), explaining the back- ground, the need, aims, methods and the expected findings of the study. In addition, it should contain the title (16-point Times New Roman), authors’ names (12-point Times New Roman), designations, affiliations/addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses (10-point Times New Roman), followed by a list of keywords, subject to a maximum of five, which should be arranged in alphabetical order, and be separated by commas with a full stop at the end.

Guidelines for full paper submissions

The full paper should be prepared as per the guidelines provided for the respective category of paper (Conceptual, Empirical, Reflective Practice or Case Study) as specified.

Body of Manuscript

Manuscript must be prepared on standard A4 size paper setting. It must be prepared on a 1.15 spacing and single column with a 1-inch margin set for top, bottom, left and right. It should be typed in 12-point Times New Roman font with page numbers atthe bottom-center of every page.

Headings

All section headings should be in 14-point Times New Roman font and sub-section headings should be in 12-point Times New Roman font. These must be bold-faced, alignedleft and fully capitalized. Leave a blank line before each heading.

Figures & Tables

These must be simple, centered and numbered, with the titles of figures/tables above the figure/table. Sources of figures/tables should be mentioned below them.

Citation & References

References within the text and at the end of the paper should be in the style prescribed in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition.

Stream One: Academic Papers

Academic Papers may be either conceptual or empirical. The length of the paper should be between 5000 and 8000 words. The references should follow the style prescribed in the American Psychological Association (6thedition), which requires the (author, year) format within the text, and the alphabetical listing (by author’s surnames) of the references at the end.

Conceptual Papers should develop strong arguments and new theoretical perspective on the theme(s) and the sub-theme(s) of the conference, by using evidences from prior research. In other words, conceptual papers should present a comprehensive and focused review of the relevant literature, and develop contingency propositions within a new theoretical perspective.

Empirical Papers should have a short and focused literature review to justify the need for the study and develop the hypothesis, explain the methodology, present the data and their analysis, draw appropriate conclusions, and discuss the theoretical and practical implications of the findings as well as the limitations and directions for future research.

Stream Two: Reflective Papers

These are papers (about 5000 words in length) by practitioners (entrepreneurs, executives, consultants, policy – makers) based on systematic reflections on their own experiences of social entrepreneurship. Such reflections should have a ‘narrative section’ which briefly describes the practice in question, explaining its context, purpose, and scope and an ‘exposition section’ which elaborates on the problems encountered by various stake-holders at the implementation stage. The conducting part should contain recommended solutions, especially the desired micro-and-macro-level policy initiatives.

Stream Three: Case Studies

Case Studies should highlight the unique aspects of social entrepreneurship and other benchmark in the emerging economics/countries. The recommended length of the case is 3000-5000 words. The style of writing the case should be narrative with appropriate data support (preferably with tables, figures and annexure).

Registration & Fees

All participants should register for the conference by completing the Registration Form, which is given separately with the brochure, or it can be requested via email conference@kingscollege.edu.np‘.

Fees are payable in advance. The payment can be made by Demand Draft, or Online Bank Transfer, the details for which are available in the registration form, which is supplied with the print/e-mail brochure and is also available on the conference website. Payment of Registration Fee should be made in favor of King’s College, Kathmandu.

Registration

 Category Registration Fee
  Developed  Countries Developing Countries
Academic Practitioners 100$ 50$
Non-Academic Practitioners 150$ 60$
Full time Students 50$ 35$
Young Entrepreneurs 50$ 40$

Admission to all academic sessions  Registration fee includes 

  • Conference kit and materials
  • Tea/Coffee at the designated breaks during the conference
  • Conference lunches Conference banquet
  • Registration Fee (Service Tax included)

Cancellation Policy 

80% of the fee paid (Registration Fee) will be refunded for cancellations done before May 31, 2016. Cancellations made after this date will not eligible for any refund.

Accommodation

The participants will be assisted to find the suitable accommodation required during the conference.

Visa Matters

Visitors holding non-Nepali Passports may require a visa. For more information, please check with the Nepal Embassy in your respective countries. The Conference Secretariat will issue Letters of Invitation for the conference, which can be used for obtaining visas. However, the Institute will not be able to provide any further assistance with visas.

Foreign participants are requested to register before May 16, 2016 as the Government of Nepal requires the personal details of each foreign participant for visa clearances.

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