- Taco Brandsen's research has included work on social innovation, co-production and public service delivery. Recent projects include the WILCO project (Welfare Innovations at the Local Level), the LIPSE project (Learning in Public Sector Environments) and the TSI project (Third Sector Impact). He is Professor of Public Administration at Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, editor of the journal Voluntas and Secretary-General of the European Association for Public Administration Accreditation (EAPAA). He received master’s degrees in Public Administration and in English Literature from Leiden University and a PhD in Public Administration from Twente University, for which he won the Van Poelje Award for the best dissertation on public administration in The Netherlands. He has been Visiting Scholar at Harvard University, Corvinus University Budapest and Glasgow Caledonian University. He is a board member of the European Group of Public Administration (EGPA), the International Research Society on Public Management (IRSPM) and the EMES Research Network.
- Pascal Dey is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Business Ethics, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Much of Pascal’s work, which is chiefly informed by critical sociological and philosophical theories, has focused on the intersection of entrepreneurship, politics and society. Pascal’s most recent interest lies in issues pertaining to fantasy, willful ignorance or prefigurative praxis. He is in the process of co-editing two books on Critical Perspectives on Social Entrepreneurship (Edward Elgar) and Critical Entrepreneurship Studies (Routledge) respectively, which are both geared toward establishing critical perspectives as a new frontier of theorizing in the realm of entrepreneurship studies.
- Alex Nicholls is a Professor of Social Entrepreneurship within the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. His research interests range across several key areas within social entrepreneurship and social innovation, including: social finance and social impact investing; the nexus of relationships between accounting, accountability and governance; public and social policy contexts; and Fair Trade.
As the first staff member of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship in 2004, Alex has helped the Centre develop a global profile in researching and teaching social entrepreneurship. He is also the General Editor of the Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, the leading academic journal in the field.
- Ana Maria Peredo Ana Maria Peredo is a Professor of Political Ecology at the School of Environmental Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Victoria. Her research explores the role of business in fostering sustainable communities, especially among poor and disadvantaged people. Ana Mariais a former Director of the Centre for Co-operative and Community-Based Economy (2008-2014) at UVic. Ana María has a strong interest in ways communities can address poverty by constructing rewarding and sustainable livelihoods out of resources in their distinctive cultures and environments. She draws on her academic training in Anthropology and Management as well as extensive experience in the Andes of her native Peru to explore alternative economies and their impact on the social and environmental aspects of community. Ana María has been involved in 14 prestigious grants from the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Council. She has published her research in such journals as the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Management Inquiry, Humanity and Society, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Journal of World Business, the Community Development Journal and Journal of Co-operative Studies. She has also published a number of chapters in foundational anthologies. Ana María has received several awards, including the 2005 Faculty of Business Research Excellence award; 2007/08 Visiting Fellowship at the Global Poverty Research Group, the University of Oxford; 2008 the Internationalization Leadership Award, the Canadian Bureau for International Education; 2013 UVic’s Craigdarroch Award for Excellence in Knowledge Mobilization as well as the University of Victoria Community Leadership Award.
- Ute Stephan is a Professor and Chair of Entrepreneurship at Aston University Birmingham (UK), the Director of the Aston Centre for Research into International Entrepreneurship and Business (ACRIEB), and editor-in-chief of Applied Psychology: An International Review. Ute’s research explores the relationships between culture, institutions and entrepreneurship, both social and commercial entrepreneurship. Other interests include entrepreneurial motivation and leadership. Her work is published in journals such as the Journal of Management, Management Science, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of Occupational and Organisational Psychology among others. Ute currently co-leads the European Commission funded SEFORIS project on social entrepreneurship (project www.seforis.eu). She is also a member of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor and the GLOBE project. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rafael Ziegler studied philosophy and economics at the London School of Economics and at McGill University. He has worked as a lecturer at McGill University, ECLA, and FU Berlin, and as a deputy professor for environmental ethics in Greifswald. Since 2009, he is head of research of GETIDOS. In 2012, he co-initiated the Big Jump Challenge. Research and teaching interest involve Political philosophy, Environmental ethics and Philosophy of science.