Summer School at the University of Economics, Prague

Faculty of Business Administration at our University would like to invite all PhD., Master’s and Bachelor’s students for the summer school, which will take place between July 9 – 13, 2018. For more details, you can explore the brochure:

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DESIGN FOR THE BUSINESS OF CHANGE: Blurring Boundaries Between Nonprofits, Governments, Corporations and Business

Social entrepreneurship is a rapidly developing approach blurring boundaries between non-profits, governments, corporations, and business. It is the entrepreneurs using business methods to help solve social and environmental challenges that make social enterprise distinct from other forms of business. Such a strategy allows problems otherwise ignored or missed by commerce and addressed predominately with often unsustainable donor-driven models by the nonprofit sector to become an object of assistance as well as of profit.

This course will provide an overview of social entrepreneurship by looking into societal problems they address and innovative business models to tackle them. Students will also be introduced the key methodological and epistemic instruments of design and ethnography in order to conduct ethnographic fieldwork and design new strategies.



Jeff is an award-winning medical and visual anthropologist. A recipient of the Paul Farmer Global Citizenship Award from the Society for Public Anthropology, and a Committee on Teaching Excellence Award at University of California, Berkeley, he is currently a lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at San Francisco State University and a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Social Issues at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Schonberg is the co-author, (with Philippe Bourgois), of the best-selling, Leeds award-winning photo-ethnography, Righteous Dopefiend, which is currently in its twelfth edition. A travelling exhibition entitled Righteous Dopefiend: Homelessness, Addiction, and Poverty in Urban America accompany the book. His latest research is on homicide and gentrification in Oakland, California.


Tomas is a social anthropologist, economist and documentary filmmaker. He has received a number of international awards, such as the Grand Prix at the Russian Anthropological Film Festival from the Russian Academy of Sciences or the Grand Prix at the Ekofilm International Film Festival from the Czech Ministry of Environment. His films have been included in the ‘special selection’ of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) or the ASTRA Visual International Anthropology Film Festival. Between 2005 and 2012, he was a director of the international non-governmental organization United World of Indigenous Peoples (UWIP). He is an assistant professor at the Department of Strategy, University of Economics, Prague where he specializes in the complex interrelations between design, ethnography, and strategy. His research focuses on humanitarianism and international development. He has written a doctoral thesis Enterprising Faith: Ethnography of Faith-Based Development in Contemporary Thailand at the University of California – Berkeley. He firmly believes in the tradition of ethnographic research.

The course is accredited by the university and students will receive 4 ECTS credits and the Certificate of Attendance upon completion of the course.

The course is designed for maximum 25 Doctoral, Master or Bachelor students across various fields of study.

The price is 5.000 CZK (200 EUR) for students of the University of Economics, Prague.

If you are not a student of our university and you would like to participate, please contact Mrs. Sarka Otcenaskova.

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