Monika Tkacz

Graduate student

Researcher and Academic Teacher at Mondragon University in The Basque Country, Spain

Researcher and Academic Teacher in the research centre Mondragon Innovation & Knowledge (MIK) and Mondragon University in the Basque Country, Spain. Her research focuses on social entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship with an emphasis on new generation of social entrepreneurs & entrepreneurs and innovative solution patterns for a social change and socio-economic transformation.

She is a participant of scientific conferences, debates and workshops (e.g. European Young Cooperators)  towards the social economy trends and challenges in national or European and global context. Her research papers on cooperative business model and co-creation of social services have been published in high impact journals such as “Ekonomia Społeczna” or “Humanum” in Poland. Additionally, in cooperation with Jagiellonian University in Krakow and University of Economics in Katowice she has contributed to a book chapter on public social partnerships in American IGI Global press.

With an objective to combine business acumen and social mission, she has become a co-founder of a social project for women empowerment and rural development in countries such as Guatemala, Cambodia and Kenya. While seeking innovative solutions for the youth unemployment in Europe she has joined a core team  of Youth Europe Self-Empowerment Initiative. For the purpose of theoretical and empirical knowledge enhancement in the social entrepreneurship concept, she is currently a part of an international research network for social economy (EMES) and a member of the non-profit Center for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI).

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