Community Economies

Joanne McNeill

Contact Details:

Doctorate in Political & Social Thought (Candidate). Institute for Culture & Society, University of Western Sydney.

J.McNeill (at) uws.edu.au

Qualifications

PARTIAL Master of Business, Research (transferred to PhD) - QUT, 2008-2010

Master of Arts, Communication Management - UTS, 1999-2001

Associate Diploma, Management Studies - SIT, 1996-1997

Research Areas:

My current (and future!) research interests include:

  • Social innovation, social enterprise, social entrepreneurship
  • Diverse economies and entities, community economies
  • Co-design, co-production and co-delivery processes and outcomes
  • Social innovation labs and social design
  • Social procurement, social investment, social finance
  • Sharing economy and collaborative consumption
  • Urban futures and collaborative place-generation


Prior to commencing my current studies I established and managed the Social Enterprise Program at Parramatta City Council in Sydney. I have been very active in the social enterprise, social entrepreneurship and social innovation space in Australia for over a decade, including as a member of Social Enterprise Finance Australia’s (SEFA) Credit Committee, the Management Committee of Multicultural Enterprises Australia, and the Social Innovation Entrepreneurship & Enterprise (SIEE) Alliance. I also co-founded Social Enterprises Sydney and the NSW Social Procurement Action Group; co-authored Australian Stories of Social Enterprise (with Cheryl Kernot, 2011); and in 2008 was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to undertake a study tour exploring public sector support for social enterprise development. I’ve also worked in consulting; for the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership (a corporate social responsibility initiative); briefly in the nonprofit sector and community theatre; and in the mid ‘90’s spent two years living and working in Central America with my then young family.

 

Publications

Enabling social innovation – opportunities for sustainable local and regional development

Joanne McNeill

Paper on doctoral research in progress.

McNeill, J. 2013. Enabling social innovation - opportunities for sustainable local and regional development. Paper presented at inaugural Social Frontiers: The Next Edge of Social Innovation Research conference, Glasgow Caledonian University, London, 14-15 Nov 2013.

More than numbers: A shared value approach to social impact assessment

Joanne McNeill

Article for the Planning Institute of Australia (NSW) journal.

McNeill, J. & Burkett, I. September 2013. More than numbers: A shared value approach to social impact assessment. New Planner, (96), 18-20

How do public policy and programs enable social innovation activities that contribute to more sustainable forms of local and regional development?

Joanne McNeill

Paper on doctoral research in process.

McNeill, J. 2013. How do public policy and programs enable social innovation activities that contribute to more sustainable forms of local and regional development? Paper presented at 4th EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprise, University of Liege, Belgium, 2-4 July 2013.

Generating social value through public procurement: the case of Parramatta City Council

Joanne McNeill

Case study included in OECD report. 

Barraket, J., Furneaux, C. & McNeill, J. June 2013. Generating social value through public procurement: the case of Parramatta City Council. In: Tackling Long-Term Unemployment Amongst Vulnerable Groups. Trento, Italy: Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD)

Through Schumpeter: Public policy, social innovation and social entrepreneurship

Joanne McNeill

McNeill, J. 2012. Through Schumpeter: Public policy, social innovation and social entrepreneurship. The International Journal of Sustainability Policy and Practice, 8 (1), 81-94

Australian Stories of Social Enterprise

Joanne McNeill

Non-academic book exploring 33 Australian social enterprises, based on in-depth interviews.

Kernot, C. & McNeill, J. 2011. Australian Stories of Social Enterprise. Sydney: UNSW

In pursuit of social impact – towards a ‘joint-stewardship’ approach to financier relationships in social entrepreneurship and social enterprise

Joanne McNeill

McNeill, J. 2011. In pursuit of social impact - Towards a 'joint stewardship' approach to financier relationships in social entrepreneurship and social enterprise. Paper presented at 3rd International Social Innovation Research Conference, London Southbank University, 12-13 September 2011

How the public sector can support growth and sustainability in social enterprise activity

Joanne McNeill

Report on Churchill Fellowship study tour to the UK, Canada and the US.

McNeill, J. 2009. How the public sector can support growth and sustainability in social enterprise activity. Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship