Lecturer in Social Enterprise and Management, School of Management Yale University, US

Kate Cooney is Lecturer in Social Enterprise and Management at the Yale University School of Management.  Her research uses institutional theory to study the intersection of business and social sectors.  Current work focuses on the emergence of new social business legal forms, social return on investment methods (Cooney, 2017), and inclusive economic development strategies in the American city.  Her studies on work integration social enterprise have appeared in the Nonprofit Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Voluntas, Social Enterprise Journal, Journal of Poverty and the Nonprofit Policy Forum. Other work includes a study of policy implementation in human service organizations contracting to provide welfare-to-work services, published in Administration & Society and a review of market based approaches to poverty alleviation in Social Service Review.  Projects underway include a paper comparing two institutional change efforts (B-Lab vs. Democracy Collaborative).  Prior to Yale University, Professor Cooney was on faculty at Boston University.  Her MSW and PhD are from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.