3. Richard Hazenberg BA MA PhD
Principal Researcher and Research Leader,
Institute for Social Innovation and Impact,
Directorate of Research, Impact and Enterprise,
University of Northampton
Dr. Hazenberg is a Principal Researcher and Research Leader of the Institute for Social
Innovation and Impact at the University of Northampton.
Dr. Hazenberg is the University of Northampton’s leading academic researcher in the field
of social investment, public service spin-outs, social entrepreneurship and social impact
measurement. He has published researches in journals, has presented at conferences in
Europe, Asia and America as well as has written several policy papers and reports and a
book chapter for the Routledge book ‘Social enterprise: Accountability & evaluation around
the world’. He is also on the editorial board of the Social Enterprise Journal and is a
reviewer for journals such as Policy and Politics, Public Management Review, Public
Money and Management and the Journal of Social Entrepreneurship.
He is also currently supervising 5 PhD research students in social value and social
entrepreneurship fields and leading the University’s European Commission funded FP7,
as well as the national evaluations of the Big Lottery Fund’s ‘Big Potential Programme’
and Big Issue Invest’s ‘Corporate Social Venturing’ fund.
Professor of Social Enterprise
School of Business Administration
College of Management Academic Studies
Professor Emeritus, Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Prof. Gidron currently serves as a Professor of Social Enterprise
at the School of Business Administration, the College of Management Academic Studies.
He is a Professor Emeritus in the G. Glazer Business School at Ben Gurion University of
the Negev, where he was the initiator and founding director of the Israeli Center for Third
sector Research - ICTR (1997-2009). In this role he studied extensively the different
dimensions of the Israeli Nonprofit Sector, both locally and comparatively and published
the findings in many articles and books.
4. He was the Founding President of the International Society for Third sector Research
(ISTR) 1992-1996. His latest book in English (with Y. Hasenfeld) Social Enterprises: An
Organizational Perspective was published in 2012 by Palgrave/Macmillan. In 2014 he
published a book (in Hebrew) entitled Social Enterprises in Israel: From Exclusion to Social
and Economic Inclusion, which analyzes 5 leading social enterprises engaged in
employment of different disenfranchised populations.
Ph.D, Associate Professor, Strategic Management/
Entrepreneurship, Colorado State University,
Fulbright Scholar 2015-2016
Prof. Sarason is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship
and Strategic Management at Colorado State University. She
received her Ph.D and MBA from University of Colorado and
her undergraduate degree from the University of New Mexico.
Professor Sarason’s research focuses on social and sustainable entrepreneurship and the
development of theoretical perspectives in entrepreneurship and strategic management.
Her research has appeared in The Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship
Theory and Practice, The Journal of High Technology Management, and The Case
Research Journal. Professor Sarason teaches entrepreneurship and strategic
management capstone courses at the graduate and undergraduate level. Teaching
experiences has also included teaching in Caen, France; Quito, Ecuador; Hanoi, Vietnam.
For 2015-2016, Professor Sarason is a Fulbright scholar in Hanoi, Vietnam. Her research
is focusing on social enterprises in emerging economies, focusing on Vietnamese
Nguyen Thuy Linh
Researcher at VNU University of Economics and
Business & University of Sydney Business School
(Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program)
Linh is currently a researcher at Vietnam National University,
Hanoi – University of Economics and Business and The
University of Sydney Business School (Entrepreneurship and
5. Linh has recently submitted her PhD that explored how social enterprises respond to
conflicting demands of social impact evaluation. Her research interests include social
impact measurement, social entrepreneurship and social investment in Vietnam. Her
recent paper Social Impact Measurement in Social Enterprise Context: Organizational
Capacity and Inter-organizational Relations has been awarded the best paper in the ‘social
entrepreneurship’ track at the International Network of Business and Management (INBAM)
Conference, Barcelona, Spain (2014). Her paper Social Impact Measurement in Social
Enterprises: An Interdependence Perspective was published in the Canadian Journal of
Administrative Sciences special issue on social entrepreneurship (2015).
In addition to this, Linh worked as a teaching assistant for the postgraduate unit ‘Strategy,
innovation and entrepreneurship’ at The University of Sydney Business School. She was
the coordinator of various training and outreach projects, including: ‘Building Female
Entrepreneurial Skills for Small to Medium Enterprises (SME) in ASEAN Countries’ funded
by AusAID (2011-2013); the Doctoral Consortium for the 25th Conference of the
International Association of Business and Society (IABS) (2014); the Australia Awards
Fellowships - Empowering Women and People with Disabilities: Developing economic
opportunities through entrepreneurship education (2015) and “Scaling social enterprises
in Vietnam” action research project (2015).
Nguyen Thi Huong Huyen
Center for Economic Development Studies (CEDS)
VNU University of Economics and Business
Huyen is the Vice Director of the Center for Economic
Development Studies, University of Economics and Business,
Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU-UEB). Huyen is
managing Thriive program at VNU-UEB – a philanthropic fund to support SMEs and social
enterprises to create social impact through an innovative pay-it-forward model. She
obtained her Master of Business Administration between Troy University, USA and VNU-
UEB; Bachelor of Economics and International Business at the Foreign Trade University.
Huyen has considerable experience in supporting social enterprise, social innovation and
social impact and has undertaken a range of consultancies over the past 5 years for Irish
Aid, the World Bank, and the Government of Vietnam. She has experience in fundraising
for business development activities, targeting international foundations and CSR
programmes of international companies in Vietnam.
Huyen has written researches and co-authored several papers on social enterprise models.
She is an active member of philanthropy, social entrepreneurship and CSR networks in
Asia, for example participating as a speaker at the Philanthropy in Asia Summit in
Singapore in October 2014 and the “Women’s Empowerment: Opportunities and
Challenges in Entrepreneurship” International Conference in Hanoi in October 2013.