Full Time Researchers

Nikolay A. Dentchev

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Chairholder

PhD

nikolay.dentchev@vub.be

 

Nikolay is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility at the Vrije Universiteit  Brussel (VUB), Belgium. He is the chair holder of the Solvay Business School (VUB), Chair for Social Entrepreneurship (founded in 2015 by Wolters Kluwer, Close The Gap and Euroclear) at the VUB and coordinator of NV Actief (KBC, Trividend, and Unizo) at KU Leuven. These two initiatives focus on encouraging social and student entrepreneurship.

Philippe Eiselein

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Ph.D. student (2015-2020)

Social Entrepreneurship Business Models

philippe.eiselein@vub.be

Philippe is currently in his last year of Ph.D. and is expected to work on four papers about the business models of social entrepreneurs and their capabilities of scaling. The first paper discussed the literature on social entrepreneurship with regards to potential alternatives for scaling social impact. A second paper focuses on four successful social enterprises and their mechanisms for integrating opposing values. A third paper discusses their stakeholder engagement approach. The last paper focuses on how social entrepreneurs can overcome their financial challenges.

Abel Diaz Gonzalez

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Ph.D. student  (2016-2020)

Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystems and Networks

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Abel is currently in his third year of PhD and is expected to work on four papers about social entrepreneurship ecosystems and their supportive networks. His research focuses on how to develop/build supportive ecosystems in support of social entrepreneurs. He wants to study different types of ecosystems and levels, including research on exemplary supportive ecosystems already operating. His research will cover several places in Latin America (Ecuador, Bolivia, Columbia), which are ideal settings to see evidence of the most pressing social challenges and where a lot of work is needed for supporting social entrepreneurs.

Claudia Alba Ortuño

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Ph.D. student (2018-2022)
International support for enterprises in the BOP

claudia.alba.ortuno@vub.be

Claudia recently joined the SE Chair Team as a PhD student. She is currently in her first year and is expected to work on four papers about international support for enterprises in the Bottom of the Pyramid (BOP). She will be working on the vulnerable entrepreneurs from an ecosystem/international point of view. 

Part time

Researchers abroad

Maria A. Alpizar Terrerro

mangeles@uo.edu.cu

 

Ph.D. student on SE Technology Transfer, Oriente, Cuba

Diego R. Velarde A.

dvelarde@ucb.edu.bo

 

Director Career Business Administration
Bolivian Catholic University "San Pablo"

dvelarde@ucb.edu.bo

Neda Muzho

neda.ilieva@gmail.com

 

Joint PhD student on "Green Energy" between UNWE,Bulgaria and VUB, Belgium

Founding Partners

Olivier Vanden Eynde

Founder & Managing Director

Close The Gap

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Charlotte Shaw

CSR Manager

Euroclear

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Martine Hendrickx

CSR

 BNP Paribas Fortis

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