1 September 2020 | Sheffield & Münster
Eva Sormani - research associate at S2BMRC and PhD Candidate at FH Münster and VU Amsterdam - and Katrin Uude - research associate at S2BMRC and PhD Candidate at FH Münster - contributed to the 12th International Social Innovation Research Conference, which was held for the first time as a digital conference. The conference brought together scholars from across the globe to discuss the theme "Social innovation and enterprise for more prosperous, fair and sustainable societies" from varied perspectives. The Centre for Regional Economic and Enterprise Development (CREED) from the Sheffield University Management School hosted the conference.
Eva Sormani and Katrin Uude presented their study about academics motivation for academic engagement with a focus on the societal beyond the economic aspect. In this context, they identified three facets of pro-social motivation and were able to give a deeper insight into the extrinsic and intrinsic character of the facets. After the presentation, the high relevance of the topic and the role of funding in the context of academic engagement in society were discussed by the experts of the field of Social Innovation.