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Research Topic

Transnational Social Entrepreneurship

Research Summary

Florian is a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh and an Affiliate Researcher at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador. His research focuses on the struggles and challenges of social enterprises in both developing countries and developed economies. In this sense, part of his research is concerned with the social interaction processes between transnational social entrepreneurs and indigenous communities in rural Ecuador where he compares the approaches of migrant and returnee entrepreneurs from foreign, mestizo, and indigenous origin. Another part of his research focuses on the organisational governance challenges in hybrid organisations from Scotland. Interdisciplinary and qualitative in nature, Florian's research draws on Bourdieusian and Weberian theories to advance contemporary social entrepreneurship and transnational entrepreneurship research.

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Publications & Conference Proceedings

  • Koehne, F. & Woodward, R., (2018). The Role of Internationalizing Transnational Social Entrepreneurs as Catalytic Change Agents. Academy of Management Proceedings, Volume 2018, Issue 1, p. 14127.