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Australia and New Zealand Third Sector Research Conference 2016


24 & 25 November

You are invited to a conference on research that has a social impact!

In dynamic and uncertain environments a group of interdisciplinary researcher academics and practitioners seek to know more about how communities can overcome resource pressures and think creatively about addressing social and environmental problems. Join these like-minded researchers at our conference to present your own cutting-edge research into the current issues facing the third sector, corporations and governments.

The ANZTSR 2016 conference will attract academics, policymakers and those that work for – or in – the social economy in Australia, New Zealand and the region. We will explore some key questions such as: how can management contribute to society and the environment in innovative and sustainable ways while also addressing core skills and knowledge critical to the ever-expanding social economy? Two plenary panels of community, corporate and academic leaders will explore the theme of the conference – Social justice, social enterprise and the market: challenge or opportunity – as well as a wide range of paper streams.

Registration options

Full-conference (two-day) registration is available in three tiers: ANZTSR member, ANZTSR non-member, and student. A $50 discount on the full two-day conference is available to presenters. See the table below for details and online registration.

Fees and registration (per person, GST included)Non-memberMemberStudent

Registration for presenters (only applies to two-day registration)




Standard two-day registration





Participants may choose to attend only one day of the conference. The fixed price registration fee for single-day registration is $275.

ONE-DAY registration (per person, GST included)FeeRegistration

Conference Day 1 only
(Thursday, November 24)


Conference Day 2 only
(Friday, November 25)



Call for papers, workshops and panels

the presentation proposal form (doc, 315kB)

Proposals for workshop sessions, panels and papers are invited in one or more of the following streams:

  • social enterprise and social investment
  • privatisation of human resources
  • climate change and challenge
  • new public management policy trends
  • corporate social responsibility
  • accountability and accounting
  • philanthropy and volunteering
  • gender issues
  • social and environmental accounting
  • general topics that fit within the theme of the conference.

Paper presentations will be 20 minutes long, comprising a conference session that involves interaction with the audience. Please allow time within the 20 minutes for questions, comments and discussion.

Workshop and panel presentations will be 90 minutes long. A panel presentation may contain as many as four papers. These sessions will involve substantial interaction with the audience. Please allow time within the 90 minutes for activities, questions, comments and discussion.

Multiple-authored presentations are welcome. Presenters must be prepared to provide and distribute 40–50 copies of handouts that summarise and augment their presentation delivery. These should be brought to the venue because no access to photocopying facilities is available at the conference site.

The deadline for the first round of proposals for papers, workshops and panels is Friday, August 12, 2016.

Event details

  • When: 9am–4pm

  • Where: The New Law Building, The University of Sydney

  • Cost: See table above

  • Contact: Rachel Payne (Wed–Fri)
    T: +61 2 9351 8520

  • More info: W:

  • Download flyer: (pdf, 365kB)

  • Keynote speakers: Professor Jon Van Til is Professor Emeritus of Urban Studies and Community Planning, Rutgers University at Camden, New Jersey and a visiting senior scholar and an active ‘pracademic’ at the Budapest University of Jewish Studies. He is a pioneer author, researcher and activist in non-profit organisation/third sector research and education. His work has a particular focus on voluntary action, civil society and third-sector theory. He has authored an extensive number of articles and reports, as well as a number of important books – Breaching Derry's Walls (2008); Growing Civil Society (2008, 2000); Mapping the Third Sector: Voluntarism in a Changing Social Economy (1988); Living With Energy Shortfall (1982) – and edited many others. Recently, Professor Van Til has been researching social movements in Hungary where he resides part of the time. His most recent book is The Hungarian Patient, co-edited with Peter Krasztev, which is an analytical overview of dynamic political change in Hungary, inclusive research on social movements, comparative politics, political sociology, gender studies and constitutionalism. Professor Van Til is the past director of the Pennsylvania Law and Justice Institute (1972–1974), and served as editor-in-chief of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly from 1978 through 1992. He was twice elected President of the Association of Voluntary Action Scholars, and is the founding Board Chair of the Center for Nonprofit Corporations (Trenton). Professor Van Til has also served as a Trustee of the George H. Gallup International Institute. He was awarded Fulbright scholarship to Northern Ireland in 2004 and was a Fulbright Specialist in 2006 for Northern Ireland and in Hungary in 2010–2011 and 2014. As a productive public intellectual Jon's columns frequently appear in the Huffington Post.

    Professor Matthew Hall recently returned to Australia to take up a post as Professor of Accounting at Monash Business School, having worked for 10 years at the The London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. Professor Hall's research interests relate to management accounting, performance measurement and the use of accounting information in public-policy debates, with a specific focus on nonprofits, social enterprise and the third sector. His current research is focused on the development and use of performance measurement techniques in nonprofit organisations through in-depth case studies in Australia, the UK and the US. In particular, Matthew is examining the development of techniques designed to measure social value (such as social return-on-investment) and how they become implicated in the operations of nonprofits, impact assessment and influence discussions of nonprofit effectiveness more broadly. His work has been published in a variety of leading journals in the nonprofit, management and accounting fields, including Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Voluntas, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Management Studies, Accounting, Organizations and Society and Management Accounting Research.

Australia and New Zealand Third Sector Research Conference 2016

Where The New Law Building, The University of Sydney


24 November 2016

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