Anne de Bruin


Universities & Institutions

  • Massey University

Areas of Interest

  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Women entrepreneurship
  • Social innovation

Anne de Bruin is Professor at Massey University.

Anne completed her Massey University PhD in 1997, titled Transformation of the welfare state in New Zealand with special reference to employment.

Since 1997 De Bruin has published in leading journals including Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (ETP) and the International Small Business Journal (ISBJ). She sits on six journal editorial boards: International Small Business Journal, Journal of Management and Organization, Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, Forum for Social Economics, Small Enterprise Research, and the International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship (having been on the editorial board since its founding in 2008). She has also recently been guest co-editor for Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and the Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics.

De Bruin is the founding director of Massey University’s New Zealand Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Centre (SIERC) an interdisciplinary research centre on its Albany campus which opened on 19 July 2018. The idea for SIERC came about in the mid-1990s, when de Bruin was working in Ōtara, South Auckland, and was developed further during her 2009 Fulbright New Zealand Senior Scholar fellowship, when she spent four months studying entrepreneurship at Babson College, Boston. SIERC has a staff of 12 academics, and its first case study was of innovation and entrepreneurial activity at Wellington Zoo.

De Bruin is also a leading member of the Diana International Network, which studies women entrepreneurs.

See a selection of work by this Author

The (R)evolution of the Social Entrepreneurship Concept: A Critical Historical Review

Details Year: 2022 Published in: Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly Cited as: Teasdale, Simon, Enrico Bellazzecca, Anne de Bruin, and Michael J. Roy. "The (r) evolution of the social entrepreneurship concept: A critical historical review." Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (2022): 08997640221130691. Subject Social entrepreneurship, Critical historical review, Bibliometric analysis, Meta-analysis Abstract The contested concept [...]

Exploring the terrain of social entrepreneurship: new directions, paths less travelled

Details Year: 2019 Published in: A research agenda for social entrepreneurship Cited as: de Bruin, Anne, and Simon Teasdale. "Exploring the terrain of social entrepreneurship: new directions, paths less travelled." A Research Agenda for Social Entrepreneurship. Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019. Abstract The field of social entrepreneurship (SE) is reaching maturity (Sassmannshausen and Volkmann 2018). However, [...]