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Negative Institutional Forces, Institutional Work, and The Strategies Of Social Entrepreneurs

Negative Institutional Forces, Institutional Work, and The Strategies Of Social Entrepreneurs

Dear students, faculty and staff,

Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business invites you to Lunch-time Research Seminar

“Negative Institutional Forces, Institutional Work, And The Strategies Of Social Entrepreneurs”

by Dmitry Khanin

Over the years, Ashoka and the Schwab Foundation have collected and published numerous sets of profiles of social entrepreneurs (SEs). Previous studies have analyzed this rich source of information to derive a typology of social entrepreneuring models. Applying progressive theoretical focusing (abduction), we have reexamined the data to identify the types of institutional work in which SEs and social-entrepreneurial organizations (SEOs) can get involved. Initially, we hypothesized that SEs are engaged in disrupting and dismantling the negative institutional forces of disenfranchisement (economic, social, political and cognitive). Further data analysis allowed us to redefine the negative institutional forces as marginalization, stigmatization, abandonment and alienation leading to violence. We show that SEOs help their beneficiaries (marginalized and stigmatized populations that suffer from violence as a result of alienation whose problems are abandoned) to acquire, grow and leverage political, economic, social and human capital as well as intellectual, professional, cultural-symbolic and ethical capital.

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Tuesday, February 02, 2016




Block C-3/new GSB/GSPP Building, 3rd floor, Room 3.015


Dmitry Khanin

Associate Professor

Dr. Dmitry Khanin is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Business at the Nazarbayev University. Dmitry completed his B.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy at the Moscow State University, received his MBA in international business and finance from the University of Miami and received his Ph.D. in strategic management from the University of Maryland (College Park). Dmitry worked as a financial advisor with American Express and Morgan Stanley.
In the course of his career, Dr. Khanin worked in many educational institutions, such as the Moscow State University, Colgate, Cornell, Cal State, Fullerton, Cal State, LA, Cal State, Long Beach, Trident International, University of La Verne and Texas Tech. For many years, Dr. Khanin served as the Principal Investigator for the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Cal State, Fullerton and Director of Research for the Center of Entrepreneurship at Cal State, Fullerton.
Dr. Khanin has over 20 publications in such top outlets as The Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, The Journal of Small Business Management, Business Horizons, Family Business Review, Journal of Entrepreneurship, Journal of International Entrepreneurship, Journal of Private Equity, Venture Capital, and Academy of Management’s Best Paper Proceedings.