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Dr. Carolin Waldner

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Dr. Carolin Waldner
Universitätsstraße 1
40225 Düsseldorf

Building: 24.31.
Floor/Room: 02.46
+49 211 81-12740

04/2020 - present: Research Associate (Post-Doc), Henkel-​Endowed Chair for Sustainability Management

10/2019 – 03/2020: Research Associate, Chair of Business Ethics and Management, University of Hamburg.

09/2019: Visiting Scholar, Institute for Public Management and Governance, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien.

10/2016 – 09/2019: Research Associate and PhD student, Chair of Management of Public, Private & Nonprofit Organizations, University of Hamburg.

10/2013 – 03/2016: International Business and Sustainability, Master, University of Hamburg.

10/2009 – 03/2013: International Cultural and Business Studies, Bachelor, University of Passau.

  • Social and Sustainable Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship in the Global South
  • Nonprofit Management and NGOs

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Articles in peer-reviewed journals

  1. Waldner, C. J. 2020. In the Centre of Attention: How Social Entrepreneurs Influence Organisational Reputation. Journal of Social Entrepreneurship. Online First. DOI: 10.1080/19420676.2020.1823456.
  2. Waldner, C. J., Willems, J., Ehmann, J., & Gies, F. 2020. The impact of face‐to‐face street fundraising on organizational reputation. International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing. Online First, DOI: 10.1002/nvsm.1672.
  3. Willems, J., Waldner, C. J., & Ronquillo, J. C. 2019. Reputation Star Society: Are star ratings consulted as substitute or complementary information? Decision Support Systems. Online First, DOI: 10.1016/j.dss.2019.113080.
  4. Willems, J., Waldner, C. J., & Vogel, D. 2019. Reputation spillover effects from grant-providing institutions. Nonprofit Management & Leadership. 30(1), 9-30. DOI: 10.1002/nml.21357.
  5. Willems, J., Waldner, C. J., Dere, Y I., Matsuo, Y., & Högy, K., 2017. The role of formal third-party endorsements and informal self-proclaiming signals in nonprofit reputation building. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. 46(5): 1092–1105. DOI: 10.1177/0899764017720770.


Book Chapters

  1. Mertins, V. & Waldner, C. J., 2020. Evidenzbasiertes Fundraising-Management (EFM). In M. Urselmann (Ed.): Handbuch Fundraising. Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-08461-5_39-1.
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