In 2013 he was appointed by the Minister of Business and Growth of the Danish government to work on a new eco-system for social enterprise, including presenting a new law. The law on Registered Social Enterprises was adopted by the Danish Parliament in June 2014. Between 2014 and 2017, he served as part time professor at the University of South East Norway. He is a co-editor with Dr. Rocío Nogales and Professor Jacques Defourny of the Routledge Studies in Social Enterprise and Social Innovation.
He is author and co-editor of six books in the areas of social policy, civil society and social enterprise.
In 2004-05 he was the first international coordinator of CINEFOGO-Network of Excellence, an international cross-disciplinary network funded by the EU, Sixth Framework Program. He has been a visiting scholar at Harvard University (2004), University of California (1998) and University of Mannheim (1992).
He was a research consultant to the Danish Ministry of Social Affairs between 1990and 1998 and former President of the Danish Sociological Association.