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Research Interests: Social entrepreneurship, hybrid organizational forms, inequality, institutional theory, organization theory
Nevena Radoynovska is a doctoral candidate at the Kellogg School of Management and the Department of Sociology, Northwestern University. Her research broadly explores how organizations and institutions construct, contribute to, and aim to alleviate social problems - particularly different forms of inequality. She approaches this question from two angles, each examining particular means or strategies for achieving socially-desirable goals. The first investigates how different forms of entrepreneurship are used as a means for reducing inequalities. The second considers hybrid organizing in the broader context of institutional complexity as a strategy for managing competing social, economic and political goals. Her research contexts have included: allocative decisions in emergency health care and social services, bases for support in crowdfunding ventures, and evaluation of social impact in social enterprises. Her dissertation investigates the conditions under, and extent to which, different models of social entrepreneurship address social exclusion among disadvantaged populations in France.