Nicole Göler von Ravensburg


Universities & Institutions

  • Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences

Areas of Interest

  • Economic development
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Governance
  • Citizen participation
  • Nonprofit management
  • Social economics
  • Local & collaborative economics


Nicole Göler von Ravensburg is a Tenured Professor of Socio-Economics at Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences. In the past, she has provided research-based advice for bilateral and multilateral development organisations (including GTZ/ILO/FAO), and worked as a development consultant in southern Africa focusing on political advice as well as economic and social development.

Currently, her research focuses on the development paths of different social cooperatives in Germany and Europe, and on the role of SE in social welfare delivery in Germany.

Her professional memberships include:

  • Board member of the EMES International Research Network on social
    enterprise, social entrepreneurship, social economy, solidarity economy
    and social innovation
  • Advisory Board Institute for Cooperatives Humboldt University Berlin
  • Advisory Board Institute for Cooperatives Philipps University of Marburg
  • Member of the working group of cooperative scientific institutes
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Hermann Schulze Delitzsch Society

Nicole holds a PhD in Economics (Marburg University/Germany, 1998), and previously studied economics and social sciences in Göttingen.

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