New generation of researchers to boost social innovation and entrepreneurship

Department at CBS receives a prestigious MSCA Doctoral Network to train and qualify PhD students in scaling social companies.



The Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC) at CBS has been awarded a grant to establish a new PhD network across Europe. The grant is part of the MSCA Doctoral Networks coordinating projects, which are funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme, one of EU’s most prestigious programmes.

How can we scale social companies?

The aim of the network is to train PhD students to find solutions for efficient scaling of social entrepreneurship. The programme aims to stimulate student creativity, improve their capacity for innovation and increase their job opportunities in the long term.
Kai Hockerts, Professor at the Department of Management, Society and Communication, will coordinate the network. He is a professor of social entrepreneurship and does research on sustainability strategies for companies, social entrepreneurship and impact investments.

“I’m very honoured to have been granted this opportunity to establish a European network to advance research on the scalability of social companies. Moreover, it is great that we can train even more talented researchers,” says Kai Hockerts and elaborates on the significance of the project:

“The SEIZMIC project addresses a well-known challenge faced by social companies: their limited scalability, which hinders the dissemination of innovative solutions in society. The aim of the project is to develop a research framework that integrates knowledge from different fields of research and sectors. By combining expertise from entrepreneurship, finance, education and technology management, we strive to create a robust and innovative theoretical framework. This interdisciplinary approach will contribute to overcoming the current barriers and provide a new generation of researchers with the necessary competences to increase the scalability of social companies.” 


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