2018 ISSSM

International Symposium on Social Sciences and Management

February 6-8, 2018 Osaka, Japan

Local Host

Prof. Stacey Vye

Associate Professor, the Center for English Education and Development (CEED), Saitama University, Japan


Maintaining Effective Communication for Improved Organizational Change

Keynote Speech

Prof. Keith H. Sakuda

Associate Professor, Management,  The University of Hawaii – West Oahu


Social Entrepreneurship Education as a Means for Inspiring Social Change

Summary of Keynote Speech

Social entrepreneurship is one of fastest growing disciplines in American higher education. Unofficially defined as the use of business tools and techniques to address social problems,social entrepreneurship can inspire students to effect social change through a blend of compassionate capitalism and business management. However, its interdisciplinary nature and unique position between the academic and practical worlds makes it a challenging discipline for educators and administrators. This presentation will introduce the concept of social entrepreneurship and provide a brief overview of how educators can encourage students to pursue their own paths towards creating change in the world. Examples from the presenters’ experiences, including his award-winning work to promote food sovereignty in the Pacific Islands; will be shared to demonstrate the potentials and pitfalls of social entrepreneurs. Recommendations will also be provided on how to motivate and support students to reshape their world through social entrepreneurship.


International House Osaka
2-6 Uehommachi 8-chome, Tennoji-ku, Osaka 543-0001, Japan
Phone: +81-6-6772-6729

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Important Dates
Submission Deadline
Still Open
Notification of Acceptance
Within 2 Weeks after Submission

Registration & Payment Deadline
December 20, 2019

Conference Date


ISSSM Secretariat