Dr. B. (Brigitte) Hoogendoorn

Erasmus School of Economics (ESE)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Member ERIM
Field: Strategy & Entrepreneurship
Affiliated since 2008

Brigitte Hoogendoorn (1972) graduated in economics at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, The Netherlands in 1996. Subsequently, she started her professional career as a consultant and trainer in the field of change management at the Dutch consultancy firm Pentascope. Brigitte Hoogendoorn is (co-)author of several management books on implementation and change. In September 2008 she joined the Department of Applied Economics at the Erasmus School of Economics. Her research interests are in the field of entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, and sustainability. Currently, she is assistant professor of entrepreneurship at the same department, she is a research fellow at Erasmus Social Entrepreneurship Center (ESEC) and she holds a position as researcher at the Strategic Research department of Panteia/EIM Business and Policy Research in Zoetermeer.

  • B. Hoogendoorn (2015). Green entrepreneurship. In A. Van Stel (Ed.), Types and Roles of Entrepreneurship (EIM Research Report, H201501). Zoetermeer: Panteia
  • B. Hoogendoorn (2015). Green Entrepreneurs. In A. Van Stel (Ed.), Types and Roles of Entrepreneurship (SCALES, H201418) (pp. 53-68). Zoetermeer: Panteia
  • B. Hoogendoorn, H.P.G. Pennings & A.R. Thurik (2012). A conceptual overview of What We Know About Social Entrepreneurship. In J. DeFilippis & S. Saegert (Eds.), The Community Development Reader (pp. 117-124). New York: Routledge
  • P.W. van der Zwan, J. Hessels, B. Hoogendoorn & N. de Vries (2013). The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor The Netherlands 2012. (Extern rapport, H201314). Zoetermeer: Panteia/EIM
  • B. Hoogendoorn & M.M.M. Linssen (2013). De waarde van sociaal ondernemerschap: Een verkennend onderzoek naar sociaal ondernemerschap in Midden-Nederland. (Extern rapport, Research Report, no A201306). Zoetermeer: Panteia/EIM
  • B. Hoogendoorn & M. Kuhlmann (2008). Implementatiekunst. Schiedam: Scriptum
  • B. Hoogendoorn, J. Pieterse & E. Crijns (2007). Kleur geven aan Schitterend Organiseren. Den Haag: SDU Academic Service
  • B. Hoogendoorn (2006). Schitterend Organiseren. Den Haag: SDU Academic Service

Entrepreneurship may be an important employment option for individuals who are disadvantaged in the labour market such as unemployed, the young and the old, or people with certain disabilities or health problems. Performance and wellbeing of such entrepreneurs may be enhanced when there is a good fit between their entrepreneurial activities and the institutional environment. This project investigates how different aspects of national institutional environments contribute to entry into entrepreneurship, goal orientation, performance and wellbeing of these special target groups.

Important questions to address are: What formal and informal institutions enhance a good environment-fit for entrepreneurship for such special groups? To what extent does a good environment- fit enhance goal completion, performance, survival and well being for special groups of entrepreneurs? Is there a link between institutions, type of special group and the type of business such as in terms of societal goals and relevance?

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