Perry Stanislas is a Senior Lecturer at De Montfort University, Leicester, and teaches policing and applied criminology. His areas of research interest are international policing, policing diverse communities and masculinity, ethnicity and violence. He received his PhD from the London School of Economics for his research on the leadership strategies of the Jewish, Hindu and African-Caribbean communities in influencing British Policing. His recent publication is The Cultural Politics of African-Caribbean and West African Families in Britain (2009) in Hylton, C. and Oshien, B (ed) which examines the social changes which bring these communities into contact with crime. Other work includes studies on ethnicity and violent homophobia in Jamaica and Britain. Dr Stanislas has nearly 30 years of practical policing experience working as a full-time policy advisor and consultant to British and foreign police services and other agencies involved in the areas of capacity building and crime prevention.
“Social Entrepreneurship and Development: Institutional corruption and its impact on Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and the Culture of Work in Developing Countries”
Abstract: This presentation will address how the behaviour of political and administrative leaders and corrupt practices in many developing nations impact and shapes the work and business culture of society in adverse ways, none more so than on the human resources capacity and potential of individuals. Of particular import is how these practices impact on sections of society who are excluded from either engaging in economic activity or developing their economic potential and ideas which makes social entrepreneurship a crucial tool for advancement.
While there are numerous examples of good business and entrepreneurial leadership at various sizes of business enterprises in developing countries, an important challenge in economic and cultural development is enhancing the creativity and innovation among the business sector to increase their competitiveness. One of the potentially most creative and innovative sectors of society in developing societies are those who are excluded. Social entrepreneurship provides an important vehicle to enhance and utilise the talent of those who have been marginalised and to create a merit based business and work culture and assist in transformation.