Social Enterprise Research Cluster (SERC)

Lead Research Organisation: Middlesex University
Department Name: Business School

Abstract

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Publications

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Arvidson M (2013) Social Impact Measurement and Non-profit Organisations: Compliance, Resistance, and Promotion in VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations

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Doherty B (2014) Social Enterprises as Hybrid Organizations: A Review and Research Agenda in International Journal of Management Reviews

 
Description We have successfully completed 4 PhD's and developed at least 4 Masters programs in Colombia, Spain and the UK.
Exploitation Route The Masters programs developed are still on going
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy

Education

Government

Democracy and Justice

 
Description As result of this project, the team have been able to secure a number of government and grant funding research.
First Year Of Impact 2012
Sector Education,Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Societal

Economic

Policy & public services

 
Description Advising social enterprise support organisation through knowledge transfer for Citizens Advice
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description Advising social enterprise support organisation through knowledge transfer for Holy Cross Centre Trust
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description Advising social enterprise support organisation through knowledge transfer for London Early Years Foundation
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
Impact development of frameworks for understanding growth which have been used by organisations when deciding on their growth startegy
 
Description Advising social enterprise support organisation through knowledge transfer for Social enterprise East Midlands
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description Briefing to Cabinet Office on commissioning, building on research carried out by KTPs
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
 
Description Chinese policy makers interested in social enterprise policy and practice in the UK
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description Consultation and Policy Dialogue on Accelerating Inclusive Growth in the Philippines: Developing an Enabling Environment for Social Enterprises
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact not yet acheived
 
Description Dance to Health - a falls prevention dance programme
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact High level research discussion attended by the Health Minister and several other policy makers nationally. Middlesex research helped AESOP develop the market for social enterprises delivering health services through arts. Dance to health.
 
Description Invitation to speak at the Houses of Parliament to Ministers and senior MPs in the All Parliament Party Group on Social Enterprise (Fergus Lyon)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
 
Description Policy briefing at the Department of Health
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description Visit of a Norwegian delegation of policy makers and politicians interested in social enterprise policy and practice in the UK
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description Center for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity
Amount £4,755,356 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/M010163/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 12/2020
 
Description Dance to Health
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Arts Enterprise with a Social Purpose 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2015 
End 11/2016
 
Description Growing and developing innovation care pathways
Amount £130,632 (GBP)
Funding ID KTP9014 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2013 
End 01/2015
 
Description How cities help develop the social economy to achieve inclusive growth
Amount £37,209 (GBP)
Organisation Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2016 
End 02/2017
 
Description Maternity protection and workers with Family Responsibilities (Ghana)
Amount $44,680 (USD)
Organisation International Labour Organization (ILO) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Switzerland
Start 08/2014 
End 03/2015
 
Description Regional Growth Fund Impact Evaluation Phase
Amount £680,308 (GBP)
Organisation Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2014 
End 12/2017
 
Description Rethinking Fashion Design Entrepreneurship: Fostering Sustainable Practices
Amount £556,000 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/R006768/1 
Organisation University of the Arts London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2018 
End 06/2021
 
Description The Role of Mutuals in Public Service Innovation
Amount £224,277 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/J008435/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2012 
End 12/2013
 
Description Up-date of the mapping of social enterprises and their eco-systems in Europe
Amount € 800,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 05/2018 
End 06/2020
 
Description Wellbeing Community Businesses
Amount £24,000 (GBP)
Organisation Power to Change 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2017 
End 02/2018
 
Description Collaboration with Social Enterprise UK 
Organisation Social Enterprise UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Assisted Social Enterprise UK in the design of larger social enterprise surveys and policy report
Collaborator Contribution Access to data on social enterprises at national level; institutional support for funding applications and access to contact within different government departments.
Impact access to contact within different government departments.
Start Year 2008
 
Description Collaboration with UnLtd 
Organisation UnLtd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Assistance with developing support service with over 3000 social entrepreneurs associated to UnLtd
Collaborator Contribution MIddlesex University is able to access information about UnLtd support programes, its outputs and outcomes.
Impact PhD thesis completed; Institutional support for funding applications; Contract research involving UnLtd and Middlesex University.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Meeting with DCMS/Office of Civil Society 
Organisation Social Enterprise UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution conducting longitudinal qualitative study
Collaborator Contribution conducting longitudinal qualitative study
Impact Advising the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports
Start Year 2017
 
Description SSE 
Organisation SQW Consultants
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Middlesex University team took a leading role in this project in the application, execution and delivery process. We designed the research framework and methodology, collected primary data and did most of the data analysis and reporting and were in charge of establishing this partnership with SQW - who has a large track record and experience in conducting evaluations.
Collaborator Contribution SQW, our minor partner in this project, contributed to the different stages of the project but particularly to the data collection and data analysis stages. They also provided feedback on early version of the final report
Impact The main output of this collaboration was the design of a bespoke methodology which can be used for other similar evaluations and the research report itself - from which we have learnt s lot
Start Year 2013
 
Description 4 Sustainability and Solidary Fairs organised at grassroots level with students of undergraduate courses Social Innovation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Undergraduate students are introduced into the collaborative consumption mindset, and thousands of clothes, shoes, toys, books and other items were collected during 16 weeks periods, on four ocassions, while a whole educational campaing was designed and implemented each time about Sustainable Development Goals. A recycling network has been formed in one of the neighbourhoods intervened (Siloé, in Cali) and one primary school (La Fontaine) adopted a Sustainability Agenda in their curriculum that has proven to be very engaging for their students and their families.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2017,2018
 
Description 7th Conference on Gross National Happiness 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Paper presented on Social enterprise models and Gross National Happiness in Bhutan
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLjgIYK4ffE&index=2&list=PLXeFwVkrrfF0ca2dgpP0xB27az9VRtK4A
 
Description Access foundation and Big Society Capital 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Roundtable of social investors on the role of subsidy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Advice on Wellbeing centres for Druglink 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Advised a charity setting up wellbeing centres on social enterprise models related to therapeutic horticulture and other approaches
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Advice to Mowat Centre, Canada 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Advised Mowat centre, University of Toronto, Canada on Impact measurement issues for social enterprise
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Advised Mowat centre, University of Toronto 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Advised Mowat centre, University of Toronto, Canada on Impact measurement issues for social enterprise
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Advising Arts Enterprise with a Social Purpose on social enterprise 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Advice given to Arts Enterprise with a Social Purpose (AESOP) on how to scale up arts and health interventions with social enterprise franchise and licencing models
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Aldersgate Group Blog on Green Investment Banks 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.aldersgategroup.org.uk/blog/green-shoots-from-the-green-investment-bank-or-a-lost-opportu...
 
Description Alternative business approaches for sustainable prosperity 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In the second blog of our series, CUSP deputy director Prof Fergus Lyon introduces the agenda of our research projects on alternative forms of businesses and social enterprises.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Asian Development bank 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Advised ADB on work on Gross National Happiness measures and enterprise
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description At the interface: Measuring and Assessing Impacts of Organisational Action 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof Fergus Lyon presenting CUSP research and facilitating a professional development workshop at 77th Meeting of the Academy of Management
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Australian delegation on mutuals and cooperatives 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Hosted delgation from Australian Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals, and policy makers looking at public service mutuals
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description B Lab UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussion with Katie Hill about CUSP work on sustainable business, surveys of business and future collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Ben Metz, to discuss social enterprise 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Meeting to share research on social enterprise and make links to social enterprise activity led by Ben. Discussed opportunities to work with Alise Kirtley.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Bhutan Global Entrepreneurship Week Training 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Training session on starting a social enterprise
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Cabinet Office Business Partnership team 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited to give advice on inclusive growth and social investment
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Cabinet Office Business Partnership team 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited to give advice on inclusive growth and social investment
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Cabinet Office Mission led Business Review 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Submission to Cabinet Office Mission led Business Review
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Cabinet Office Newsletter - CUSP features in the first Inclusive Economy Partnership newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Inclusive Economy Partnership sits at the heart of the government's agenda for building a stronger economy and fairer society. It brings together key leaders from both the business and civil society worlds.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Capacity Building for Social Organisations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Through involvement with Vallenpaz, the leading agency at National level for the post-conflict period, with its model of strengthening productivity in territories affected by the national conflict, promoting commercialization without intermediaries and clean production, Vallenpaz has secured new funding and has established key alliances to expand their operations and scale. Their strategic planning process was guided and concluded. Strategic advice leading towards clear sustainability strategies has also been provided to organisations such as: Samaritans in Cali, Creative Council Cali, Fundación Obeso and Fundación Banco de la Mujer.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Cardiff Social Economy practitioner and policy roundtable 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Roundtable meeting discussing city governance, social economy and inclusive growth with leading local policy makers, civil society orgs and researchers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Centre for Bhutan Studies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Presented paper on Gross National Happiness and enterprise
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Civil Society Strategy Roundtable 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Office for Civil Society/DCMS invited contributor to a roundtable discussion with senior policy makers drafting the Civil Society Strategy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Colombia Social innovation and natural Capital workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact led british Council funded workshop on social innovation and natural capital
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Community Business, health and wellbeing 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Blog on Middlesex University report launched by Power to Change https://www.powertochange.org.uk/research/finding-innovative-ways-health-social-care-community-business/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.powertochange.org.uk/research/finding-innovative-ways-health-social-care-community-busin...
 
Description Creative Industry Ownership Models 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Round table discussion on cooperative ownership models for creative industry
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description DCMS staff workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Workshop at Office of Civil Society on how social enterprises, social investors and public service commissioners balance social, environmental and commercial objectives in their work, and the support required to build their capabilities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Data provided for SEUK report 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Social Enterprise UK has used CUSP data in its report Hidden revolution: the size and scale of social enterprise in 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Delegation from South African Department for Small Business Development 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Hosted a workshop on sustainable enterprise support for a delegation of 12 South African policy makers and researchers working on poverty and enterprise.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Design and delivery of training and capacity building support programme for the Creative and Cultural industries in the city of Cali (Cali en Tornasol), Colombia. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Intensive training and capacity building support programme for 12 organisations from the Creative and cultural sector. Entrepreneurs supported in the process of designing commercial and social impact strategies for their organisations, and programme allowed the selection and implementation of the best artistic and city-building proposal that was piloted, Galeria Alameda Corazón de Cali (Alameda Market, Heart of Cali). From this programme also emerged the Association of Independent Musicians in Cali that did not exist before.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Discussion with Age UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussion with Age UK on social enterprise models- Paul Cann CEO and Alastair Thomas
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Discussion with Age UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussion with Age UK on social enterprise models- Paul Cann CEO and Alastair Thomas
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Discussion with Inclusive Economy Unit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussion about social investment with Camilla Buchanan from the Inclusive Economy Unit now in DCMS (was Cabinet Office)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Discussion with Inclusive Economy Unit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussion about social investment with Camilla Buchanan from the Inclusive Economy Unit now in DCMS (was Cabinet Office)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Discussions with BEIS and Cabinet Office about measuring the social economy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussions with BEIS and Cabinet Office about measuring the social economy and sharing ideas about the challenges of measuring the social economy and 'mission led businesses
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description European Commission DG EMPL - Mapping study on social enterprise eco-systems (II) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact consultancy work to review major reports on the state of social enterprise in a number of European counties.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description European Commission briefing on social investment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact presented work on social enterprise in UK and briefed European Commission policy makers (Dana-Gabriela Verbal and Risto Ravio) on social investment issues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS) conference, Naples 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Paper presented on Strategic Management Tensions in Hybrid Organizations: The Case of Social Enterprises
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description European Group for organization Studies (EGOS) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Papers presented on social enterprise and innovation to the European Group for organization Studies (EGOS)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Free Online course on social enterprise 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Online course with films, talks, discussion rooms and exercises. Over 20,000 signed up from 177 countries, 7000 were formal joiners and 1000 are 'active learners' engaging in online discussions and exercises.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.futurelearn.com/courses/social-enterprise-business-doing-good
 
Description Glasgow Social Economy practioner and policy roundtable 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Roundtable meeting discussing city governance, social economy and inclusive growth with leading local policy makers, civil society orgs and researchers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Government Inclusive Economy Unit,Office of Civil Society presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Shared interim findings of research on mutuals with Office of Civil Society, Government Inclusive Economy Unit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Happiness and enterprise - a view from Bhutan 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact In this blog, CUSP deputy director Prof Fergus Lyon is looking at the concept of Gross National Happiness as explored by The Kingdom of Bhutan, discussing its practical implications for socio-economic development and alternative enterprises.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description House of Lords Community business workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Organised a workshop , hosted by Baroness Glenys Thornton on Community businesses and health and wellbeing services.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description INNOVATION BEYOND THE SPIN 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Event at Nesta

none known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Impact investing and social enterprise 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Panel member at public debate for Bhutan's Global Entrepreneurship Week
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Innovation for wellbeing - how social enterprises can develop creative alternatives to conventional services 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Blog published by Prof Fergus Lyon on how social enterprises can develop creative alternatives to conventional services
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
 
Description International Social Innovation Research Conference, Glasgow Caledonian University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference on social enterprise, innovation and design thinking for wellbeing and sustainability. Fergus Lyon (Deputy Director of CUSP) led a stream on scaling impact, that looked at how social enterprises and other organisations can increase their impact.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Katherine Chapman, Living Wage Foundation Discussion 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussion on the living wage and its role in SMEs, as part of Middlesex launch of a report on the topic
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Living in MINCA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Living In Minca - at EMISORA MINUTO DE DIOS BOGOTÁ 107.9 FM
Discussing about social innovation in Colombia and Minca Living In at UNIMINUTO Radio
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Measuring social impact workshop for Academy of Management, Chicago 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Led a workshop at AOM annual conference in Chicago with Jen Griffin (US), Karen Maaz (Netherlands), Wendy Stubbs (Australia) and John Mahon (US).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Newspaper article Kuensel (Bhutan) on Gross National Happiness 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact How small businesses and social enterprises can contribute to Gross National Happiness
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2017
 
Description Online course on social enterprise 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Online course with films, talks, discussion rooms and exercises. Over 20,000 signed up from 177 countries, 7000 were formal joiners and 1000 are 'active learners' engaging in online discussions and exercises.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL https://www.futurelearn.com/programs/social-enterprise
 
Description Outreach to London Early Years Foundation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussion on growth strategies for the social enterprise looking to scale up its impact for children
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Power to Change Trust 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Advised lottery funded trust on its research agenda for community business and sustainability
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Research Advisory board for Power to Change Trust 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Participation in the Research Advisory board for the Power to Change Trust
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Research discussion at the South Bank Centre for Arts Enterprise with a Social Purpose (AESOP) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact High level research discussion attended by the Health Minister and several other policy makers nationally. Middlesex research helped AESOP develop the market for social enterprises delivering health services through arts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Richard Blundel Middlesex Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Richard Blundel - Is small still beautiful? Exploring the role of SMEs in emerging visions of a 'green' economy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Roundtable discussion on community business by Power to Change Trust 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited to roundtable on community business by Power to Change Trust, a £150m Lottery Funded programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Seminar at National University of Singapore 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Talk on: The vital ingredient of successful social enterprise: Managing Strategic Tensions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Sheffield Social Economy practitioner and policy roundtable 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Roundtable meeting discussing city governance, social economy and inclusive growth with leading local policy makers, civil society orgs and researchers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Smart Prosperity Institute, Ottawa 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting and presentation to the Institute's Annual staff meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Social Enterprise World Forum Academic Symposia 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chaired a session and Presented paper on social enterprise and sustainable prosperity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Social Impact investment event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Talk and discussion on a review of social investment by Oxford university
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Social Impact measurement and social enterprise 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Keynote lecture to conference of social enterprises and researchers in Singapore
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Social enterprise Workshop Bucharest 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact EU wide workshop on Social enterprise
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Social enterprise and health Fit for the Future conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Reporting findings on community business research to Politicians and social enterprises
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Strategy Beyond Growth workshop at AOM 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professional Development Worlkshop at the Academy of Management conference, Chicago
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description TV Broadcast on Bhutan TV on Enterprise and Gross National Happiness 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Participated in films prepared by Bhutan's Royal Tutorial project on starting a business and social enteprise
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talk at Universitie libre de Bruxelles 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk on hybrid social enterprise models in UK, Ghana, Bhutan and Bangladesh
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The ethics of knowledge creation and exchange in the social enterprise context 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop 'Using Knowledge for Social Good: The ethics of knowledge exchange in the third sector'

Great networking
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description The social economy and sustainable prosperity 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Blog post by Ian Vickers on a recent report for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on Cities, the social economy and inclusive growth by a team at Middlesex University and The Open University. It explores alternative organisational forms and approaches to governance as an important theme cutting across CUSP research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Two Study trips to Medellín for students of the MA in Social Innovation Management 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Students visited Medellín and had the opportunity to learn through direct contact with the 7 initiatives visited about their innovation processes, their strenghts and their challenges.
Students were taken out of their known areas to delve deeper into the specifities of each territory and community visited and got to develop first hand experience of bottom up approaches to social and environmental problems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Understanding investment for sustainable prosperity - breaking down the silos 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The CUSP work programme is looking at sustainable finance from various angles. Through our transdisciplinary research and by combining the different perspectives, we aim to reach a richer understanding of investment and shed light on issues that have hampered the development of a green economy and more sustainable forms of prosperity. In this blog, Deputy Director Fergus Lyon explains, how the collaborative research of academics and practitioners can help break down the traditional silos that have constrained not only sustainable prosperity in practice, but also attempts to research these most urgent and complex problems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Using Administrative Data in the Third Sector 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I chaired the workshop that was organised which was attended by 20 practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2015