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My research examines the role of corporations and alternative forms of organizing in addressing a range of complex challenges facing societies today. I study why and how market-based organizations integrate social goals into their activities, the challenges they encounter both from within and outside the organization, and how organizing for social goals differs across institutional contexts. I have published on these questions in the areas of corporate social responsibility and social entrepreneurship.

I have a PhD in Management from the Freie Universitaet Berlin with research stays at the Kellogg School of Management and Cornell University, and was a postdoctoral scholar at the Hertie School before joining Tilburg University.


Recent publications

  1. Alternative organizing with social purpose - Revisiting institutional…

    Mair, J., & Rathert, N. (2020). Alternative organizing with social purpose: Revisiting institutional analysis of market-based activity. Socio-Economic Review.
  2. Let’s talk about problems - Advancing research on hybrid organizing, …

    Mair, J., & Rathert, N. (Accepted/In press). Let’s talk about problems: Advancing research on hybrid organizing, social enterprises, and institutional context. Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 69, 189–208.
  3. Sozialunternehmertum

    Mair, J., & Rathert, N. (2020). Sozialunternehmertum. In B. Blättel-Mink, I. Schulz-Schaeffer, & A. Windeler (Eds.), Handbuch Innovationsforschung (pp. 1-16). Springer.
  4. Social enterprises = Sharing economy organizations?

    Mair, J. (Author), Rathert, N. (Author), & Reischauer, G. (Author). (2019). Social enterprises = Sharing economy organizations?. Web publication/site, Copenhagen Business School’s Department of Management, Society and Communication . http://www.bos-cbscsr.dk/2019/09/11/social-enterprises-sharing-economy-organizations/
  5. Social entrepreneurship - Prospects for the study of market based act…

    Mair, J., & Rathert, N. (2019). Social entrepreneurship: Prospects for the study of market based activity and social change. In A. McWilliams, D. E. Rupp, D. S. Siegel, G. K. Stahl, & D. A. Waldman (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of corporate social responsibility: Psychological and organizational perspectives (pp. 359-373). Oxford University Press.

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