At EMES, we invite all interested individual researchers
(including postgraduate students) worldwide to become members.
Join the growing network of collaborators,
partners and associated researchers in the “SE fields”
(social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, social economy and solidarity economy, and social innovation).
You will be part of the leading research network on social enterprise and social entrepreneurship.
EMES promotes a more flexible, service and organizational specific understanding of social enterprise, one that welcomes scholars from various disciplines. I feel this is essential for promoting a more sustainable economy, polity and society.
Victor A. Pestoff
Founding member of EMES and professor of political science
EMES is an exciting and stimulating network to meet with researchers from different countries and disciplines. This variety has enabled me to develop a fresh view on social enterprise that combines insights from different disciplines. Senior members have been very supportive to my research from the first stages on (PhD) and afterwards, providing very constructive advice. In the meantime, the connections with other younger scholars have been very helpful to build a vivid community of researchers around these topics.
Assistant Professor in Social Enterprise Management
EMES is the premier research network when it comes to understanding the social enterprise landscape in Europe. I feel that EMES helped me comprehend very early on the complexity of the social entrepreneurship phenomenon. It provides a great platform for researchers at different stages of their career to collaborate, exchange and enrich their ideas through multiple lenses and scholarly disciplines. The vibrant PhD student community is one-of-a-kind! Conversations with EMES members have not stopped since I first joined the network in 2007.
Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Northeastern D’Amore-McKim School of Business
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