Double success for Institute for Social Innovation and Impact

Date 16.11.2015

The University of Northampton’s Institute for Social Innovation and Impact (ISII) has recently received two prestigious awards from the Emerald publishing group in recognition of the high quality of the Institute’s academic contribution to the Social Enterprise Journal.

The ISII team’s paper written by Dr Fred Seddon, Dr Richard Hazenberg and Professor Simon Denny​ and titled ‘Reintegrating socially excluded individuals through a social enterprise intervention’, was selected as one of the journal’s Highly Commended Papers. The paper explored a hybrid type social enterprise that delivered work-integration support to ex-offenders and identified the important role that the ‘heroic social entrepreneur’ played in developing and implementing the social vision/mission.

Professor Denny commented: “It is a real honour to have received this award and with it the recognition of the high quality of the Institute’s academic outputs. We would like to extend our thanks to the Social Enterprise Journal for selecting our paper for the award.”

In addition to this, the Research Leader of ISII, Dr Richard Hazenberg, also won the 2015 Outstanding Reviewer for Social Enterprise Journal award in recognition of his contribution to the journal in reviewing academic submissions over the last year. Speaking about the award Dr Hazenberg commented: “It is very pleasing to have received this recognition from the Social Enterprise Journal. I very much enjoy being part of the Editorial Board and I hope to be able to further contribute to what is an excellent journal in the future.”

A full copy of the paper can be downloaded for free from the Emerald website until July 31 2015. Links to the paper and the full list of Emerald award winners is also available.

The Institute for Social Innovation and Impact comprises of a number of academics operating across many disciplines at the University, led by Professor Simon Denny. View the University of Northampton’s social enterprise publications.