Lars Hulgård

Individual researcher

Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at Roskilde University (RUC, Denmark) and Visiting Professor at the Tata Institute.

Lars was one of the co-founders of EMES and served as president for six years between 2010 and 2016.

In 2006, he founded the Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at RUC and he co-chairs the Centre together with Professor Linda Lundgaard Andersen.

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.

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