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Chair of Social Business

Karin Kreutzer


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 strategies of the different sectors of society; the public, private and voluntary sector.


We focus on hybrid organizations 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 nonprofit organizations, foundations and socially responsible businesses.

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6 August 2020

The COVID-19 crisis and its effects will have far-reaching and yet unknown consequences. The media repeatedly took Andreas Heinecke’s Dialoghaus as an exemplary case during the past five months.

16 June 2020

Karin Kreutzer and her co-authors Claus D. Jacobs (Universität Bern), Eero Vaara (Saïd Business School, University of Oxford) published the paper “Political Dynamics in Organizational Identity Breach and Reconstruction”.

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