3-day International Workshop and Short Course on Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Start-ups

  • Halsall, J. (Organiser)
  • Denis Hyams-Ssekasi (Organiser)
  • Ernest Christian Winful (Organiser)
  • Snowden, M. (Organiser)

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Workshop Session 

Challenges, Opportunities and Outcomes: A New Public Policy Discourse in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Entrepreneurship and Innovation has become an ever-important aspect of public policy (see: Oberoi et al., 2022; Oberoi et al., 2020). Countries across the world, such as India, Ghana, the US, and the UK have acknowledged the positive impact that entrepreneurship and innovation has in directing public policy into different areas of government, be they economic policy, education policy, or social policy. A recent article by Guzman notes that in the context of the United States:

Entrepreneurship is key to the country’s economic development. High-growth entrepreneurship is a driver of innovation and increasing employment, and local entrepreneurship keeps cities and neighbourhoods vibrant, allowing access to much-needed goods and services. It serves as a solution to economic inequality and empowerment, and can produce meaningful wealth for those who succeed.
(2022, p. 23)

Hence, the aim of this special international workshop is to critically explore the challenges, opportunities and outcomes of entrepreneurship and innovation through a public policy lens. The authors of this workshop present findings from their funded research project, namely the British Council and Quality Assurance Agency (see: Snowden et al., 2022a; Snowden et al., 2022b; Quaye, 2021). In this session there are four papers being presented:

1. Setting a New Public Policy Direction on Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Dr Jamie Halsall, University of Huddersfield, UK

2. Unravelling Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Social Value Creation in Public Policy
Dr Denis Hyams-Ssekasi, University of Bolton, UK

3. Positioning Social Enterprise as the Engine for Green Economic Growth: Emerging Public Policy Discourse
Prof. Ernest Christian Winful, Accra Technical University, Ghana

4.Developing Training in a Social Entrepreneurial Education Public Policy Context
Dr Michael Snowden, University of Huddersfield, UK


Guzman, J. (2022) Entrepreneurship and the Path to Equality. FT Business Education, p. 23.

Oberoi, R., Halsall, J. P. and Snowden, M. (2022) Social Capital, Social Innovation and Social Enterprise: The Virtuous Circle. In R. Oberoi, J. P. Halsall and M. Snowden (Eds.) Contestations in Global Civil Society, Bingley: Emerald Publishing Limited, Chapter 3, pp. 29-44.

Oberoi, R., Halsall, J. P., Snowden, M. and Bhatia, R. (2020) The Public Policy Significance of Social Enterprise: A Case Study of India. Journal of Governance & Public Policy, Vol. 10(2), pp. 34-46.

Opuni, F. F., Snowden, M., Winful, E. C., Hyams-Ssekasi, D., Halsall, J. P, Quaye, J. N. A., Afriyie, E. O.,Ocloo, E. C., and Opoku-Asante, K. (2022) The Nexus between Entrepreneurial Education and Entrepreneurial Self-Competencies: A Social Enterprise Perspective. Sustainability, Vol. 14(19), https://doi.org/10.3390/su141912725

Snowden, M., Winful, E. C., Halsall, J. P., Ocloo, E. C. O., Hyams-Ssekasi, D., Afriyie, E., Opuni, F. F., Opoku-Asante, K., Quaye, J. N. A., Zu-Cudjoe, E., and Zulkarnain, M., A. (2022a) Graduate Employability within the Higher Education Framework: The Ghanaian Perspective. London: British Council.

Snowden, M., Alderson, M., Halsall, J. P. and Hyams-Ssekasi, D. (2022b) Developing Social Entrepreneurial Skills in Students. Gloucester: Quality Assurance Agency.

Quaye, J. N. A., Snowden, M., Winful, E. C., Halsall, J. P., Hyams-Ssekasi, D. and Opuni, F. F. (2022) Social Enterprise: The Quiet Solution to Ghana’s Unemployment Situation. https://www.graphic.com.gh/business/business-news/social-enterprise-the-quiet-solution-to-ghana-s-unemployment-situation.html
Period11 Nov 2022
Event typeWorkshop
LocationDelhi , IndiaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational