Chair of Social Business
At the Chair of Social Business we aim to discover, preserve and disseminate knowledge in Social Business that is equally rigorous and relevant and thereby create positive impact for students, academics, executives and society.
Social Businesses create sustainable social or environmental impact in an entrepreneurial way. They combine value systems and action logics of the different sectors of society; the public, private and voluntary sector.
We focus on hybrid (or pluralistic) organizations - as Social Businesses - operating at the boundary between market and civil society. We study organizations irrespective of their legal form that develop innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social needs. We are interested in social innovation, that is innovative concepts, strategies and business models for civil society organizations, foundations and socially responsible businesses.