Marie Curie Fellow/ PhD Candidate

Ridvan Cinar


Universities & Institutions

  • Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
  • Universidade de Aveiro

Areas of Interest

  • Universities
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Social enterprise
  • Social innovation
  • Regional development.

He is a Marie Curie Fellow within Horizon 2020 RUNIN (Role of Universities in Innovation and Regional Development) project and a PhD candidate in Responsible Innovation and Regional Development at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences.

Currently, he works on universities’ contribution into social innovation and explores their collaboration with social enterprises through the lens of institutional theory.  He is also interested in the increasing role of non-governmental organisations, cooperatives, and various social enterprises in regional development.

His master studies focused on organisation studies, educational administration, leadership and income inequality holding a MSc Educational Administration and Planning by Middle East Technical University in Ankara Turkey. He  lived in several countries such as Germany,  Greece, Portugal, Slovakia, Turkey, and the Netherlands and he has become familiar with work of social enterprises in these countries.

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Delving into social entrepreneurship in universities: is it legitimate yet?

Details Year: 2019 Published in: Regional Studies, Regional Science, 6, 2019, 1, p. 217-232 Cited as: Ridvan Cinar (2019) Delving into social entrepreneurship in universities: is it legitimate yet?, Regional Studies, Regional Science, 6:1, 217-232 Abstract Universities have recently been pressurized to go beyond their economic conceptualization of third-mission activities and contribute to solving grand [...]