EMBRACE project presented at the International Scientific Conference “Contemporary Issues in Business, Management and Economics Engineering”

The EMBRACE project was presented during the International Scientific Conference “Contemporary Issues in Business, Management and Economics Engineering” which is hosted by VilniusTech University (Lithuania). The Conference was held on May 13-14, online. 

The EMBRACE was presented in two sections. Firstly, on 13th- exploratory results derived from WP3 were presented by the University of Porto:  Corporate Social Entrepreneurship (CSE) in Europe: trends and emerging practices  (section: Contemporary Organizations Development Management). It was an opportunity to raise awareness, between an academic audience (one major target group of EMBRACE project), around this emergent concept and business model.

Secondly, it was a great opportunity for the EMBRACE project to present objectives and activities, to share knowledge, exchange ideas, and to discuss possible partnerships with academicians and other project leaders and developers in section Partners Networking and Discussion on Collaboration Opportunities.  

It was great to hear from colleagues that related activities and initiatives are ongoing in such projects as ATHENA (targeting initiatives for greener and sustainable Europe), GECKO (targeting enhance engineering professions employability), SNOWMAN (nontechnological innovations in manufacturing SME), etc. It was a perfect opportunity to invite them all to the EMBRACE conference which will be held on 27 May, online.

EMBRACE was accepted as very important and joining ideas and initiatives of other projects to some extent. The idea of Corporate Social Entrepreneurship (CSE) as an innovative approach that came from corporate social responsibility evaluated as an important phenomenon that should be considered to implement in HEI programs and future business models of organizations. It was agreed, that the classic corporate entrepreneurship approach (containing disciplines as “business plan”, “leadership”, “innovation management” and “business management”) should be extended by such aspects as   “collaborative work”, “impact on business and society”, “social economy”, “social responsibility”, “social intervention” and “social innovation”.

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