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Maarten Hogenstijn
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Last updated: 13/01/2020
Maarten Hogenstijn
Individual Researcher
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Wibautstraat 3B
1091 GH Amsterdam
1091 GH  Netherlands
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+31610531652 (Phone)

researcher social entrepreneurship

  In the Lab Social Entrepreneurship at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, we do applied research with social enterprises from the Amsterdam area and beyond
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Dr. Maarten Hogenstijn is senior researcher in social entrepreneurship and has worked at the Social Entrepreneurship Lab at AUAS since its start in 2015. He has extensive knowledge of the social enterprise sector in the Netherlands as author of a (Dutch language) handbook on social entrepreneurship for students and teachers (Hogenstijn, 2018)  and member of the Review Board of the national ‘Code Social Enterprises’. His projects have so far focused on social entrepreneurship in relation to local governments and on work integration social enterprises, using learning networks and field lab settings to conduct applied research (see Hogenstijn, Meerman & Zinsmeister, 2018). He also holds a part-time position at Hanze UAS in Groningen, where he manages an Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic partnership project on talent development in higher education (2017-2020). Hogenstijn is educated as a human geographer, at Utrecht University (MA 2002, PhD 2008), and as a journalist (postdoctoral degree PDOJ, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2003). He has extensive experience in using qualitative methods, in particular interviewing, focus groups and learning networks.


Hogenstijn, M. (2018). Sociaal ondernemerschap: grip op het begrip [Social entrepreneurship: grabbing the concept]. Delft: Eburon

Hogenstijn, M., Meerman, M. & Zinsmeister, J. (2018). Developing stereotypes to facilitate dialogue between social entrepreneurs and local government. Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 7: 3.