Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy
In the midst of one of the worst financial, economic and social crises in post-war history an ideological disagreement has come to dominate the debate. On the one hand, right wing inclined observers regard the State at best as an outdated way of meeting needs and generating demand; at worst as deterrent to business initiative, efficient service delivery and citizen action. On the other side of the spectrum, left wing inclined analysts consider the State to be a central actor in providing welfare services, supporting the business sector, developing citizen capacity and strengthening civil society. That is, the “Big Society debate” – as it has been dubbed in the UK – is largely an ideological debate on the role to be played by the State in our societies in general and in alleviating the current crisis in particular. It is, too, a debate on the consequent role to be played by civil society at large, and the non-profit sector in particular.
In other words, the debate on the role of the state is also a debate on the form to be taken by civil society. This has led to the introduction of a new language of social action, civic engagement and social entrepreneurship as well as an increased focus on the centrality of the civil society sector for the renewal and sustainability of our societies. Having that as a background, my research focuses on the strategies, methods and tools used by civil society initiatives in their efforts to ignite social change, with a particular emphasis on those initiatives addressing ethnic marginalization and stigmatization in our societies.
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Complementary and community currencies
- Arts and social change
- Engaged Scholarship
Ester Barina holds currently a 20% professorship at CBS
Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Masters level)
Qualitative Methods (Bachelor level)
Re-imagining Capitalism (Masters level)
Co-coordinator of the Minor in Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Business
- Barinaga, E. 2017. “Community Arts: On the precarious compromise between the inspirational and the civic worlds.” In Raviola, E. & Zackariasson (eds.), The Arts and Business: building a common ground for understanding current society. Routledge.
- Barinaga, E. 2017. “Tinkering with space: The organizational practices of a nascent social venture.” Organization Studies.
- Barinaga, E. 2016. “Engaged Scholarship: Taking responsibility for the politics of our method mediations.” In Landström, H., Parhankangas, A. & Riot, P. (eds.), Challenging entrepreneurship research. London: Routledge.
- Barinaga, E. 2014. “Micro-finance in a developed welfare state: A hybrid technology for the government of the outcast.” Geoforum, 51:27–36.
- Barinaga, E. 2013. “Politicising Social Entrepreneurship: Three Social Entrepreneurial Rationalities towards Social Change.” Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, 4(3): 347–372.
- Barinaga, E. 2010. 2010. Powerful Dichotomies: Inclusion and exclusion in the Information Society. Stockholm: EFI.
- Barinaga, E. 2007. “’Cultural diversity’ at work: ‘National culture’ as a discourse organizing an international project group.” Human Relations, 60 (2): 315–340.
In: Management: An Advanced Introduction. . ed. /Lars Strannegård; Alexander Styhre. Lund : Studentlitteratur 2013, p. 231-256
In: Ethnicities, Vol. 13, No. 5, 2013, p. 625-644
In: Handbook on Organisational Entrepreneurship. ed. /Daniel Hjorth. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing 2012, p. 242-256
Abstract from Designing and Transforming Capitalism, 2012
Abstract from The 21st Nordic Academy of Management Conference 2011, 2011
Stockholm : Stockholm School of Economics 2010, 229 p.
In: Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2009, p. 1-14
In: Journal of Nordregio, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2009, p. 18-19
Paper presented at CESEM 2009 : Conference on the Politics of Social Cohesion, 2009
In: Management Practices in High-Tech Environments. ed. /Dariusz Jemielniak; Jerzy Kociatkiewicz. : Idea Group Publishing 2009, p. 18-41
In: Handbook of Research on Knowledge-Intensive Organizations. ed. /Dariusz Jemielniak; Jerzy Kociatkiewicz. Hershey : Idea Group Publishing 2009, p. 116-132
In: MPP News, Vol. 15, No. 2, 11.2012, p. 8-10
Vol. ECCH number: 812-034-1., www : European Case Clearing House 2012, 6 p.
Vol. ECCH number: 812-034-8., www : European Case Clearing House 2012, 14 p.
Cranfield : European Case Clearing House 2011, 11 p.
Cranfield : European Case Clearing House 2011, 13 p.
In: MPP News, No. September, 1.9.2010, p. 17-18
In: Mikrofinans i Sverige: Hur når vi människor utan relation till banksystemet?. . ed. /Inga-Lill Söderberg. Stockholm 2009, p. 104-112 (SparbanksAkademins skriftserie, No. 4)
Meget på tværs for entreprenørskabskursus på tværs
- Professor at Lund University, 2019-
- Fellow at the University of Southern California