Gorgi Krlev, DPhil (Oxon)
Centre for Social Investment (CSI)
Max-Weber-Institute of Sociology
University of Heidelberg
Bergheimer Str. 58
Telefon: 06221 - 54 119-82
Cosultation hours: by appointment
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08/2021 Impact measurement, Impact investing (symposium speaker),
07/2021 Process tracing multistakeholder action,
EGOS Amsterdam (virtual)
08/2020 Entrepreneurial ecosystems (PDW convener) + Impact measurement (symposium speaker), AOM Vancouver (virtual)
07/2020 Civil society organizing (sub-theme convener),
EGOS Hamburg (virtual)
08/2019 Theorizing social innovation + Brokerage in collective action (symposia organizer & speaker), AOM Boston
07/2019 Living with best friends: A study of social capital, EGOS Edinburgh
03/2019 Institutions in becoming,
New Institutionalism Workshop Uppsala
03/2019 Bringing citizens back in, digitally?, IOM PDW Barcelona
03/2019 New forms of organizing,
Edinburgh Business School Workshop
G-Forum, EGOS, AOM, ISIRC, IRSPM, ISTR, EMES, American Sociological Association (ASA), Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE), Society for Institutional & Organizational Economics (SIOE)
Gorgi Krlev's research focus is on organisation theory, institutional theory, entrepreneurship and innovation among others. At the Centre for Social Investment (CSI) he has worked on a number of projects on social enterprise and social innovation. Sustainability, societal impact and cross-sector collaboration are overarching themes. He holds a DPhil from the University of Oxford (Kellogg College) in which he has theoretically and empirically advanced the measurement of social impact (summary, in German). His research focussed on the impact of a school-based intervention on pro-social behaviour (results), a political web platform (results) and community-oriented living models (results). Gorgi's work is mostly interdisciplinary and he uses both, quantitative and qualitative research methods.
- Organization theory
- Institutional theory
- (Social) Innovation
- (Social) Entrepreneurship
- Nonprofit Management
- Social finance/Impact investing
- Social impact measurement
Current and completed projects
- TRANSFORM: From #AirMOOC to co-creative, student-led, open-source platform for sustainabilty education (4EU+/EU Erasmus+)
- Finance 4 Social Change (EU INTERREG)
- IndiSI & IndiSI+ (BMBF)
- ITSSOIN (EU FP-7)
- TEPSIE (EU FP-7)
- INNOSERV (EU FP-7)
- Social Innovation in the Free Welfare Associations (BAGFW)
- Social Return on Investment (SROI) Analysis
- International Research Symposium Hybrid Organizations (StiftungVolkswagen)
Book (AOM, Public and Nonprofit Division "Best Book 2019" Award):
- Anheier, H. K., Krlev, G., & Mildenberger, G. (Eds.). (2018/2019). Social Innovation: Comparative European Perspectives [OPEN ACCESS]. New York: Routledge. ISBN: 9781138068360.
Guest editor of journal special issues:
- Krlev, G., Mildenberger, G., & Anheier, H. K. (2020). Special Issue: Innovation and societal transformation – what changes when the ‘social’ comes in? International Review of Applied Economics, 34(5), 529-540.
- Anheier, H. K., & Krlev, G. (2015) Governance and management of hybrid organizations: Introduction to the Special Issue. International Studies of Management and Organization, 45(3), 193–206.
- Anheier, H. K., & Krlev, G. (2014) Welfare regimes, policy reforms, and hybridity: Introduction to the Special Issue. American Behavioral Scientist, 58(11), 1395–1411.
- Scheidgen, K., Gümüsay, A., Günzel, F., Krlev, G., Wolf, M. (2021).Crises and entrepreneurial opportunities: Digital social innovation in response to physical distancing. Journal of Business Venturing Insights.
- Krlev, G., Einarsson, T., Wijkström, F., Heyer, L. & Mildenberger, G. (2020). The policies of social innovation – a cross-national analysis. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 49(3), 457-478.
- Krlev, G., & Lund, A.B. (2020). Social Innovation Ignored: Framing Third Sector Activities in European News Media. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 31, 949–965.
- Krlev, G., Bund, E., & Mildenberger, G. (2014). Measuring what matters—Indicators of social innovativeness on the national level. Information Systems Management, 31(3), 200–224.
- Krlev, G. (2013). Framework conditions for Social Entrepreneurship—a spotlight on legal and financial issues. Trusts & Trustees, 19(6), 526–534.
- Krlev, G. (2012). Strategies in Social Entrepreneurship: Depicting entrepreneurial elements and business principles in SEOs from Germany and Bangladesh. ACRN Journal of Entrepreneurship Perspectives (discontinued), 1(1), 61-96.
- Göler von Ravensburg, N., Krlev, G. & Mildenberger, G. (2019). Social enterprises and their ecosystems in Europe. Country report: Germany. European Commission: Brussels.
- Krlev, G., Münscher, R., & Mülbert, K. (2013). Social Return on Investment (SROI): State-of-the-Art and Perspectives. CSI Report.
Posts, outreach, practitioner publications:
- Reconceptualizing the Social Economy, Stanford Social Innovation Review.
- Sustainable Science as a Vocation, LSE Impact Blog.
- The death of the literature review and the rise of the dynamic knowledge map, LSE Impact Blog (TOP 10 posts 2019).
- Since 04/2021: Visiting Professor, Politecnico di Milano (School of Management)
- Since 2019: Associate Editor at the Journal of Social Entrepreneurship
- Since 2018: Senior Researcher CSI
- Since 10/2017: Board of Directors Euclid Network
- 2013 - 2017: PhD/DPhil in Business and Management University of Oxford (Kellogg College)
(advised by Alex Nicholls and Jonathan Michie, assessed by Marc Ventresca, Martin Ruhs and Patrick Kenis)
- 2011 - 2017: Research Associate CSI
- 2010: Project Associate BASF SE (BoP Business and Social Business)
- 2005 - 2010: M.Sc. Business Administration/Dipl.-Kfm. University of Mannheim
(majors: Finance & International Management, exchange at Kedge Business School Bordeaux)
Chair & Keynotes: 2020 Social Economy Science Conference co-chair (Universities Heidelberg, Mannheim, European Commission & Social Entrepreneurship Baden-Württemberg), 2021 EaSI conference keynote "Boosting Social Innovation" (European Commission), Impact 2021 keynote "The Power of Social Entrepreneurship".
Membership & Engagement: AOM, EGOS, Advisory Board INFINITY Deutschland, Associated Scholar DFG Network “Grand Challenges & New Forms of Organizing”, Scholar Peer School for Sustainable Development, Working Group Research & Education at Catalyst2030.
- "Social Entrepreneurship Award for Impact on Stakeholders" #AirMOOC
– U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), awarded 01/2021
- Runner-Up "Emerging Scholar Award"
– International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR), awarded 12/2020
- "Best Book 2019" Social Innovation - Comparative Perspectives
– Academy of Management (AOM), Public and Nonprofit Division, awarded 08/2019
- Accelerating Investment Readiness (#AirMOOC)
- Sustainability & impact-oriented venturing
- Sustainable entrepreneurship
- Impact investing & corporate impact assessments
- Organizations & institutions
- Social innovation in organizational strategy & policy
- Social innovation and social change
- Measuring social impact
- Business ethics & social entrepreneurship
(Guest) teaching at: University of Heidelberg, International Labour Organization (ILO), University of Mannheim, WU Vienna, Univ. of Applied Sciences Worms, University of St. Gallen, Trinity College Dublin.