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Dr Isabel  Neuberger PhD, MPhil, MA

Lecturer in Entrepreneurship

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Dr Isabel Neuberger. is a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at Southampton Business School, University of Southampton. She is also an Associate Research Fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation.

Isabel holds a doctoral degree in Organisation Theory from the University of Cambridge, Judge Business School and was a visiting doctoral researcher at Yale School of Management. Her doctoral research focused on advancing institutional perspectives on social change involving marginal actors and was sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council. Her research on social venture legitimation in authoritarian regimes was awarded the Best International Paper Award 2019 of the Academy of Management (OMT division). Isabel has previously worked for the United Nations Secretariat. 

At Southampton Business School, Isabel leads the MSc Business Strategy and Innovation Management programme.

Research interests

Isabel’s research interests include social innovation, social entrepreneurship, sustainable development and institutional change. Her research is motivated by the desire to gain a better understanding of the strategies and processes that allow social ventures and other forms of organising in support of social progress to drive social and environmental change in challenging and adverse institutional environments. She explores these dimensions in various global contexts, such as Egypt and rural Indonesia.

Affiliate research group

Centre for Inclusive and Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CISEI)

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Book Chapter

  • New Venture Development (ENTR3002) – module lead
  • Family Business (MANG6512) – module lead
  • Current Trends in Strategy and Innovation Management (MANG6281) – contributing lecturer 
  • Service Innovation Management (MANG6279) – contributing lecturer  
Dr Isabel Neuberger
Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

Room Number : /4025

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