Dr Isabel Neuberger is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Entrepreneurship at Southampton Business School, University of Southampton. She is also an Associate Research Fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation.
- Social innovation
- Social entrepreneurship
- Institutional change
- Organisation theory
- Sustainable development
Through my research I aim to contribute to an improved 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. I am also interested in insider-outsider dynamics concerning social change initiatives. What ties my research projects together is a deep interest in social change happening at the margins of institutional fields.
Current PhD Students
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) and has been published in the Academy of Management Journal.
Isabel previously worked for the United Nations Secretariat and is a member of the UN Innovation Network.
- Academy of Management Best International Paper Award (OMT division) (2019)