florian.koehne@ed.ac.uk 29 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9JS, UK 3–4 June 2019

Edinburgh Social Entrepreneurship Conference

In response to the rapidly growing interest in social entrepreneurship research as a continuously developing domain with high importance for theory and practice, we are very pleased to announce the Edinburgh Social Entrepreneurship Conference 2019.

This event offers a valuable opportunity for a limited number of PhD students and early career academics to discuss and develop their ongoing work in traditional paper presentation sessions with distinguished experts in the social entrepreneurship field. Scholars who are more advanced in their careers are also very welcome to attend.

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This conference is organised in partnership with the European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ECSB) and the University of Edinburgh Business School.

Organising Committee

Florian Koehne

Florian Koehne is a Doctoral Researcher and PhD Student Representative at the University of Edinburgh Business School, where he also works as a Research and Teaching Assistant. He is the Vice President of the Edinburgh Latin American Forum and a member of the Sustainable Business Initiative Edinburgh, a world-class research centre concerned with innovative and sustainable ways of social and environmental value creation.

Florian’s research is concerned with Transnational Social Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise Governance in Scotland and Ecuador. In his former career, Florian has worked as a Category Development Manager for chocolate and sugar confectionery in the EMEA region. He holds an MSc in International Business and Emerging Markets from the University of Edinburgh, a BA in Business Administration and Marking from the University of Heilbronn in Germany, as well as a BBus in International Business from the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia.


Christopher Klinghardt

Chris Klinghardt is a Doctoral Researcher in the Strategy Group at the University of Edinburgh Business School where he also works as a Research and Teaching Assistant. He is fully funded by the Principal’s Career Development Scholarship. Prior to joining the PhD programme Chris did a Master's in International Human Resource Management (MSc) at the University of Edinburgh Business School and a Bachelor's in Business Administration (BSc) at the Freie Universität Berlin.

Chris’ research is focus on organisational, institutional and social change. In his dissertation Chris studies how social enterprises can help to re-integrate homeless people into society. In particular, Chris is interested in identity work, emotions and place literature.