Malin Gawell

Individual researcher

Associated Professor

Malin Gawell, PhD, is associated professor in business studies with a focus on entrepreneurship. Her main research interest is how social entrepreneurship, social enterprises and civil society can contribute to the development of society. This means a problematization of both potentials as well as critical aspects of how human beings engage in and organize activities based on what they perceive as necessary. Malins publications include her dissertation on Activist Entrepreneurship (Stockholm University), the anthology Entrepreneurship in the Name of Society (published by KK-stiftelsen), and the anthology Social Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprises. Nordic Perspectives (published by Routledge). Apart from these books, she has written a number of reports in Swedish as well as international research articles and book chapters.

Currently Malin is involved in several projects with a focus on social enterprises and different dynamic aspects in society as well as the organising and leadership in civil society such as:

  • Social Enterprises in Sweden
  • Social Innovation Against Segregation
  • Entrepreneurship in the Urban Periphery
  • Foster Innovation for Increased Relevance to Society (with University of Rwanda)
  • Entrepreneurship, Leadership and the Art to Write (Hi)story.


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