Dr Isaac Lyne

Qualifications


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Isaac Lyne graduated with a PhD from the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University in 2017, for a thesis on the role of social enterprise in strengthening community economic development in two peri-urban villages in eastern Cambodia. His fieldwork entailed a three-phase performative action research project using Asset Based Community Development (ABCD). This included workshops and field study visits targeted towards embodied learning and experiments with social enterprise development in the final phase of fieldwork. Isaac’s research agenda is to enlighten the constitution of community economies in situations of precarity and enduring trauma, and to explore the viability of social enterprise in the above context from a bottom-upwards perspective as a means towards strengthening wellbeing, natural resource management and resilient livelihoods.

More recently as a part-time post-doctoral research fellow, Isaac has turned his attention to plastic waste in Cambodia from an environmental humanities perspective, mobilising material cultures and histories and plans to undertake fieldwork in Kampong Cham Province in Eastern Cambodia where he also did his PhD research. Isaac also worked as part of a team including Professors Juan Fransisco Salazar and Professor Katherine Gibson at ICS on a forthcoming documentary titled “The Bamboo Bridge” which was also shot in Kampong Cham.

Between 2009 and 2012 Isaac coordinated a social enterprise project funded by the British Council, based at the Royal University of Phnom Penh in Cambodia. It was delivered in partnership with the UK University of Bradford and the award-winning social enterprise called “Friends International.” He was also a coordinator/convener of the National Social Enterprise Conference of Cambodia between 2011 and 2013 and was also a coordinator of an international conference on social entrepreneurship in Southeast Asia in 2017. To date Isaac has authored/co-authored book chapters providing perspectives on indigenous rural social enterprise development, the influence of religion on social enterprise in East Asia and an overview of social enterprise as a strategy for the Cambodian non-profit sector. He has authored/co-authored articles in: Journal of Enterprising Communities; Education, Knowledge and Economy; Asia Pacific Viewpoint; Social Economy Revue (RECMA) and International Journal of Management Research.

Qualifications

PhD, 2017, Western Sydney University, Australia

PG Diploma, 2011, University of Bradford, United Kingdom

MA, 2006, University of Bradford, United Kingdom

BA (Hons): Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

Selected Honours and Awards

2012:   International Postgraduate Research Scholarship – Western Sydney University

2009-2012:    The role of social enterprise in capacity building for business and enterprise, Development Partnerships in Higher Education (DelPHE) funded by the UK Department for International Development and administered by the British Council. ¬£74,250 ($153,000AUD) awarded.

2006:   Book Price Award – Best Master Dissertation – University of Bradford Centre for International Development

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Lyne, I, Ngin, C & Santoyo-Rio, E 2018, 'Understanding social enterprise, social entrepreneurship and the social economy in rural Cambodia' (opens in a new window), Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 278-298.

Gibson, K & al. 2018, ‘Community economies in monsoon Asia: keywords and key reflections’, Asia Pacific viewpoint, vol.59, no.1, pp. 3-16.

Khieng, S and Lyne, I 2016, ‘L'entreprise sociale au Cambodge: typologie et institutionnalisation’, RECMA - Revue Internationale de l'Economie Sociale, vol.342, pp.36-53.

Lyne, I 2012, ‘Social enterprise and social entrepreneurship as models of sustainability for local NGOs: learning from Cambodia’, International journal for management research, vol.2, no.1, pp.1-6.

Lyne, I 2008, ‘How can social enterprise really tackle social exclusion? a comparative study of children's welfare in the United Kingdom and Cambodia’, Education, knowledge and economy, vol.2, no. 3, pp.175-190.

Mdee, A, Lyne, I & Cornelius, N 2008, ‘Social enterprise: governance, impact and measurement (Editorial)’, Education, knowledge and economy, vol.2, no.3, pp. 149-153.

Ryan, P & Lyne, I 2008, ‘Social enterprise and the measurement of social value: methodological issues with the calculation and application of the social return on investment’, Education, knowledge and economy, vol.2, no.3, pp.223-237.

Toner, A, Lyne, I & Ryan, P 2008, ‘Reaching the promised land: can social enterprise reduce social exclusion and empower communities?’ Education, knowledge and economy, vol.2, no.1, pp. 1-14.

Book chapters

Khieng, S & Lyne, I 2019, 'Social enterprise in Cambodia: typology and institutionalisation', in E Bidet & J Defourny (eds), Social Enterprise in Asia: Theory, Models and Practice, 1st Edition (opens in a new window), Routledge, London & New York, pp. 17-25.

Lyne, I, Ryu, J, Teh, YY & Morita, T 2019, 'Religious influences on social enterprise in Asia: observations in Cambodia, Malaysia and South Korea', in E Bidet & J Defourny (eds), Social Enterprise in Asia: Theory, Models and Practice, 1st Edition (opens in a new window), Routledge, London & New York, pp. 293-313.

Lyne, I 2017, ‘Social enterprise and the everydayness of precarious indigenous Cambodian villagers: challenging ethnocentric epistemologies in Essers’, in C Dey, P Tedmanson , K Verduyn (eds), Critical Perspectives on Entrepreneurship; Challenging Dominant Discourses, Routledge, London, pp. 36-50.

Other publications

Lyne, I, and Ngin, C 2018, Provas (sharing), Keywords of Community Economies in Asia (opens in a new window)

Lyne, I, Khieng, S & Ngin, C 2015, ‘Social enterprise in Cambodia: an overview’, ICSEM Working Papers, No. 2015-05, The International Comparative Social Enterprise Models (ICSEM) Project, Liege.

Lyne, I, Franks, T & Cusworth, J 2009, ‘Projects for regeneration: making them work’, University of Bradford Department of Development and Economic Studies, DES Working Paper no. 3.

Conference Proceedings

Lyne, I 2018, Proceedings of the Researching Postcapitalist possibilities, January 25, 2018: Challenging ethnocentric epistemologies of social enterprise. Western Sydney University, Australia.

Lyne, I 2017 Proceedings of the 6th EMES International social enterprise conference, Université catholique de Louvain, July 3-6, 2017: Framing situated social value: village communities in Cambodia. Louvain-la-Neuve, France.

Lyne, I 2017, Proceedings of the Promoting vibrant social entrepreneurship, Cambodia-Korea Cooperation Center, May 22-24, 2017: An overview of social enterprise typologies in Cambodia.Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Lyne, I 2017, Proceedings of the Diverse economies and livelihoods symposium, March 27, 2017: Backstage transcripts: how can action research projects reveal a community economy in practice? University of Sydney, Australia.

Lyne, I 2017, Proceedings of the Social Innovation for Diverse Economies in East Asia, February 5-7, 2017: Social innovation via action research: experiments with social enterprise and community development in Cambodian villages. Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Lyne, I 2015, Proceedings of the Institute for Culture and Society Seminar Series, October 1, 2015: Social enterprise – practice and theory. Western Sydney University, Australia.

Lyne, I 2014, Proceedings of the Knowledge / Culture / Economy International Conference, November 3-5, 2014: A community economic analysis of social enterprise: Contextual factors in Cambodian village life, 2014 Social Enterprise: Cambodian Village Realities. Western Sydney University, Australia.

Lyne, I 2014, Proceedings of the Seminar on Social Enterprises in Cambodia, June 16, 2014: Social enterprise and community development in Cambodia. Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Beppu, Japan.

Lyne, I 2014, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Social Enterprise in Asia (ICSEA), July 4-6, 2014: Social enterprise models in Cambodia. Yonsei University, Wonju, South Korea.

Lyne, I 2013, Proceedings of the 3rd National Social Enterprise Conference of Cambodia, October 23, 2013: Social enterprise: theory into practice, a study of provincial local economic development in Cambodia, Cambodia-Korea Cooperation Center, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Lyne, I, Ngin, C & Santoyo-Rio, E 2013, Proceedings of the 4th EMES International Social Enterprise Conference, July 1-4, 2013: Understanding social enterprise, social economy and local social entrepreneurship in the Context of Rural Cambodia. Liege, Belgium.

Lyne, I 2011, Proceedings of the 4th Cambodia Development Research Forum Symposium, September 9-10, 2010: Understanding social enterprise, social economy and local social entrepreneurship in Rural Cambodia. Cambodian Hotel, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Lyne, I 2011, Proceedings of the 1st National Social Enterprise Conference of Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Centre, August 19-20, 2011: The paradox of formal private property rights and informal settlements: Can the social economy provide a market-based solution in Phnom Penh?. Royal University of Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Lyne, I 2010, Proceedings of the , 3rd Cambodia Development Research Forum Symposium, September 9-10, 2010: Social enterprise and future directions for NGOs. Cambodian Hotel, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Lyne, I 2008, Proceedings of the Regeneration and Wellbeing: Research into Practice, April 24-25, 2008: Political capabilities of social enterprises: comparative approaches to children’s welfare and social inclusion. University of Bradford, UK.

Cusworth, J, Franks, T & Lyne, I 2008, Proceedings of the3rd International Management Conference, University of the West Indies, November 2008:Tools and techniques for Effective Project Management: The practical application of PRINCE 2 to international development projects. Bridgetown, Barbados.

Lyne, I, Shah, I, Namaganda, J 2008, Proceedings of Social Enterprise Case Study Serie, April 24-25, 2008: Regeneration and Wellbeing. University of Bradford, UK.

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