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Christian Kabengele

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Research Associate

Christian Kabengele
Universitätsstraße 1
40225 Düsseldorf

Building: 24.31.
Floor/Room: 02.09
+49 211 81-11542

Christian Kabengele is a research associate and doctoral candidate. His PhD thesis investigates how entrepreneurs can use technological innovations to alleviate poverty and overcome other societal challenges in developing and emerging countries and at the Base of the Pyramid. He has a particular regional focus on Africa. Christian has a Master's degree in international business and economics as well as a Bachelor's degree in business and economics from the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart. Prior to his current occupation, Christian was able to gain some experience in the IT industry, in international trade, and in development cooperation. Throughout the course of his professional and academic endeavors he was able to travel to various African countries such as Ethiopia, Kenya, and Benin.


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Emerging Markets
  • Fintech
  • Inclusive Innovation

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

  1. Kabengele, C., & Hahn, R. (2021). Institutional and firm-level factors for mobile money adoption in emerging markets–A configurational analysis. Technological Forecasting and Social Change171, 16.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2021.120934 
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