International Social Entrepreneurship Research Colloquium (Kean USA - Wenzhou Kean University). 

The purpose of International Social Entrepreneurship Research Colloquium at the College of Business and Public Management, Kean (Union, USA & Wenzhou, China) is to create new knowledge of 'Social Entrepreneurship.' 

Social entrepreneurship is an approach by start-up companies and entrepreneurs, in which they develop, fund and implement solutions to social, cultural, or environmental issues. A social entrepreneur creates and operates a social enterprise that is an organization that applies business strategies to maximize improvements in financial, social and environmental well-being through social impact. Social impact is the net effect of an activity on the social fabric of the community and the well-being of individuals and families. 

The research colloquium addresses these research inquiries:  

  • What does drive social entrepreneurship? 

  • How to develop social entrepreneurs? 

  • What does strategic intervention or policy create a mass-scale social impact?

  • How can we transform 'cultural, social, and human' assets into social values? 

  • What managerial applications boost social innovation? 

  • What are the commonalities and differences between American and Chinese social enterprises and social entrepreneurs? 

The research colloquium disseminates research outcomes at academic journals, academic or professional conferences, classroom teachings, mass-media, and social network services to create social impacts.  

 

Contacts: 

Coordinator at Kean USA: Dr. Bok Gyo Jeong (bjeong@kean.edu)

Coordinator at Wenzhou-Kean: Dr. Jeonghwan (Jerry) Choi (jechoi@kean.edu) 

 

The research colloquium is affiliated and sponsored by the College of Business and Public Management, Kean USA (https://www.kean.edu/academics/college-business-and-public-managemen), Wenzhou-Kean University http://www.wku.edu.cn/en/cbpm/, and the Center for Social Enterprise and Charity at WKU (CSEC, https://leadershipcenter.tistory.com/475). 

 

References:  

 


INTRODUCTION OF INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM (KUSA-WKU)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Researcher Profile: 

Kean USA

Coordinator: Dr. Bok Gyo Jeong

Research Field: Social Entrepreneurship, Nonprofit Management, Public Administration, and Inter-organizational Collaboration

Quantitative & Qualitative Research; Survey Study, SPSS, Stata, Social Network Analysis (UCINet), Atlas.ti 

Dr. Valerie Vaccaro

Research Field: Marketing Strategy, Social Entrepreneurship Education, Cause Marketing, Consumer Value Analysis, 

Marketing Research & Behavioral Study; Qualitative Analysis, Content Analysis

Dr. Kihwan Kim

Research Field: Innovation Behavior, Creativity, Leadership Study, Social Entrepreneurship Education; Self-Efficacy; Emotional Intelligence 

Quantitative Research, Mixed Method, SPSS, Structural Equation Modeling (AMOS), Smart-PLS, Path Analysis, Survey Study

 

Wenzhou-Kean, China

Coordinator: Dr. Jeonghwan (Jerry) Choi

Research Field: Human Resource Development; Social Entrepreneur Education; Motivation Study; Entrepreneurial Behavioral Study. 

Quantitative Research; Survey Study, Stata, Structural Equation Modeling, Hierarchical Linear Modeling 

Dr. Rob Kim Majerison

Research Field: Global Social Enterprise Development; SME Development. 

Qualitative Research: Contents Analysis

Dr. Sookyoung (Soo) Lee

Research Field: Organizational Theory; Social Perception / Impression management; CSR & Social Impact; Corporate Governance 

Quantitative Research: Panel Data Analysis, Event Study, Multinomial Logit, Content Analysis, R, UCInet, python

 

 

 

 


RESEARCH: 

Ongoing Research Project

What does drive 'Social Entrepreneurial Intention'? 

 

 

Journal Articles: 

Choi, J., An, R., Zhao, J., Mao, X., & He, L. (2018). Developing software piracy free organization: A case of an American business school in China. International Journal of Business & Applied Science, Vol. 7 No. 2, pp. 15-37, http://ijbas.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Vol7No2_Paper-2_Choi-et-al._Developing-Software-Piracy-Free-Organization-in-China.pdf (Published, Oct. 15, 2018). 

Yam B. LimbuC. JayachandranChristopher McKinleyJeonghwan Choi, (2018) "Exploring how structural and cognitive social capital influence preventive health behavior: Evidence from a Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) population", Health Education, Vol. 118 Issue: 5, pp.370-385,   [SSCI, Impact Factor 1.00], Feb. 22, 2018

Choi, J., Jeong, S., & Kehoe, C. (2012). Women in entrepreneurship education in US higher education. Journal of Business Diversity, 12(2), 11-26. 

 

Conference Proceeding: 

Choi J. (2018). Developing Piracy Software Free Organization: A Case of American Business School in China, The 17th International Asian Conference of the Academy of Human Resource Development, Nov. 08 ~ 10, 2018. The Sukosol, Thailand.

Choi, J, Long Y., Yu, J. (2018). Gender Difference in Technology Acceptance: Evidence from China, The 15th International Conference of the Society for Global Business & Economic Development (SGBED). June 08-10, UIBE, Beijing, China

Choi, J, An R., Zhao J., Mao, X., He L., (2017). Diffusion of Legal Software Use on Campus (Poster & Presentation), Kean Research Day Conference, Union / NJ, USA & Wenzhou / China. April 29, 2017.

Valerie Vaccaro (2014), An Analysis of Global Cultural Consumer Values and Diffusion of Innovation Theory Characteristics for Successful Marketing Strategies of a For-Profit Social Entrepreneur, IMRA-Kean International Conference, New Jersey, USA, May 30, 2014. 

SocialEnterpriseIMRAVaccaro514.pdf
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Valerie Vaccaro (2008), Cause Marketing Partnerships, Diffusion of Breast Cancer Awareness & the Komen Case, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/30387339_Cause_Marketing_Partnerships_Diffusion_of_Breast_Cancer_Awareness_the_Komen_Case,

 

 

Curriculum and Teaching: 

MGS3360: Social Entrepreneurship (undergraduate course) at Kean USA by Dr. Valerie Vaccaro

 

 

Invite Lecture; Guest Speaker: 

TBA

 


ACTIVITIES: 

Dr. Valeri Vaccaro (July, 2016), Bombas CEO shares insights with Kean students

https://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/5s7o5Ub4Kd6sHr

Dr. Valerie Vaccaro (Spring 2014), Social Entrepreneur Marketing Project Inspires Kean Students to "BEE Better"

https://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/5s7o5Ub4Kd6sHr

Dr. Jeonghwan Choi (Oct, 2012). 'Currency for Local Merchants Unveiled

https://www.news-gazette.com/news/currency-for-local-merchants-unveiled/article_47d66607-e5ef-5b07-ab21-6e5ce6862b77.html

 

 


Mass-media Exposure (News Paper; TV) 

 

 


Social Media Contents: 

 

 

 


Chronological Archive: 

2019. 10.04: Update Kean USA coordinator information & Researcher profiles. 

2019. 10. 02: Joining Six researchers (KUSA: Coordinator - Dr. Kim, Kihwan; Dr. Valerie Vaccaro; Dr. Jeong, Bok-Gyo ::  WKU: Coordinator - Dr. Choi, Jeonghwan; Dr. Rob Majerison; Dr. Lee, Sookyoung)

2019. 10. 01: Approval from WKU CBPM Dean (Dr. CJ) for the initiative

2019. 10.01: Proposing Social Entrepreneurship Research Colloquium Initiative; Collaborating with the Center for Social Enterprise & Charity at WKU. 

2019. 09.30: Research Collaboration Talk (between Dr. Kim at KUSA and Dr. Choi at WKU)

 

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Institutional Review Board (IRB) Application Process at Management & Marketing, College of Business, Kean University (Wenzhou) 




I would like to share this information about "Institutional Review Board (IRB) Application Process at Management & Marketing Department at College of Business and Public Management (CBPM) at Kean University (Wenzhou campus). 


Different from another major, We, management and marketing faculty members and students, conduct field research to mine data from people. In this case, we need to comply "Human Subject Protection" rule because Kean University (Wenzhou) is subjected to the American education policy. 


In order to apply and get an IRB approval, You can take these processes. 




1. Please read and understand the IRB policy of Kean University


Kean IRB & Research Compliance


http://www.kean.edu/offices/research-and-sponsored-programs/irb-research-compliance



Shortly speaking, you need to prepare "Required IRB Application Documents"


*Signed Paper Copy of the application (PI, CO PI and Faculty Advisor, if a student is the PI)

*CITI Certificate (PI, CO-PI and Faculty Advisor)

*Consent Form

*Debriefing Form


If applicable, these items must also be submitted with the application for it to be complete:


Assent Form (For participants under 18)

Site Permission

*Copies of all survey instruments, including interview questions

*Copies of recruitment letters, emails, flyers or advertisements



2. You need to take an online course and you must get a Certificate of Tutorial Completion at here. 


Overview of Training: 

http://www.kean.edu/offices/research-and-sponsored-programs/irb-research-compliance/submission-information/training


CITI Training: https://about.citiprogram.org/en/homepage/


WKU IRB applicants are required to completing the Human Subject Research HSR) Series: Social, Behavioral, Educational Module. 


Even though you already have a certificate from another institution, you are required to complete and show the certificate again for Kean University. It takes around 4~5 hours to complete the tutorial. You may prepare it in your free time before applying IRB. 


3. Prepare the IRB application form. 

By using an official application form, you can complete your IRB application form.


You can download the IRB application forms in here. 

https://keanirb.wixsite.com/keanirb/application-forms


The IRB application level is totally dependent on your "subject". And please consult with me (Dr. Jerry Choi  jechoi@kean.edu,  IRB coordinator at WKU) to declare your level of IRB application. If your IRB level is "Exempt" with minimal risk, it is automatically defined as an expedited application. And it will be much easier and faster. :) 


4. Apply for IRB to Kean ORSP (Office of Research & Sponsored Program). 


Once you complete 1) IRB application form and 2) Online course certificate, you can apply your IRB to  irb@kean.edu . 


IRB COORDINATOR: 

REENAT HASAN

Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Townsend Hall, 130

T: 908.737.3461

F: 908.737.3369

irb@kean.edu


You can communicate with IRB office manager at Kean is Susan Gannon (sgannon@kean.edu) or Person in Charge (Reenat Hasan, hasanr@kean.edu). 



5. Then, Be patient. 


Unfortunately, WKU cannot control the IRB process at Union campus. WKU is trying to take over the authority of "Exemption" level of IRB, but it is not positive because IRB authority cannot be delegated outside of the US territory. Anyway, I personally made a basic "understanding" with the IRB Office at Kean last winter. So, WKU management faculty will get a special support from the office. 


You can refer the IRB Application Deadlines at Kean Union in here. 

https://keanirb.wixsite.com/keanirb





Commonly, the IRB process requires "2 ~ 3 months" in general when it is "Exempt" level study because the IRB board meeting opens monthly for the 'Exempt" level. However, if you apply for level 1 or higher, it takes 4~6 months for review. But the time can vary depends on your research subject. 



These are the rough guideline for your IRB application in WKU CBPM. 




Jeonghwan (Jerry) Choi, PhD, MBA, ME 



IRB Coordinator at Management & Marketing, CBPM, Kean University (Wenzhou campus)



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Nov. 28, 2017: Updated according to Reenat Hasan's suggestion of http://www.kean.edu/offices/research-and-sponsored-programs/irb-research-compliance


Nov. 27, 2017: Published



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