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Helen Haugh

Helen Haugh

Senior Lecturer in Community Enterprise
Director of the MPhil in Innovation, Strategy & Organisation Programme
Research Director, Centre for Social Innovation

BSc (UMIST), MA (Brunel University), PhD (Aberdeen University)

Research interests

Organisational theory and institutional theory; social and community entrepreneurship, corporate engagement with social issues and business ethics; qualitative research methods, particularly ethnography.

Subject group: Organisational Theory & Information Systems

Professional experience

Dr Haugh researches social and community entrepreneurship, community development and corporate responsibility. Helen has directed the MSt in Community Enterprise (2001-2008), the Tata Social Internship Scheme (2008-2011), and coordinated the Arianne de Rothschild Social Entrepreneurship Cross-Cultural Fellowship (2010-2016). Helen is currently leading a research project into re-imagining churches as community assets for the common good, and an investigation into the historical and institutional influences on community enterprise.

Previous appointments

Dr Haugh was previously a lecturer at the Centre for Entrepreneurship, Department of Management Studies, University of Aberdeen, where she taught strategic marketing, business policy, and management.

Selected publications

Here are a selection of Helen Haugh's publications. Please see the "Selected publications" tab above for a more comprehensive list.

Peredo, A.M., Haugh, H.M. and McLean, M. (2018) "Common property: uncommon forms of prosocial organizing." Journal of Business Venturing (DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusvent.2017.11.003) (published online Nov 2017; forthcoming in print)

de la Chaux, M., Haugh, H. and Greenwood, R. (2018) "Organizing refugee camps: 'respected space' and 'listening posts'." Academy of Management Discoveries, 4(2): 155-179 (DOI: 10.5465/amd.2017.0040)

Huybrechts, B. and Haugh, H. (2018) "The roles of networks in institutionalizing new hybrid organizational forms: insights from the European Renewable Energy Cooperative Network." Organization Studies (DOI: 10.1177/0170840617717097) (published online Jul 2017; forthcoming in print)

Haugh, H. and Talwar, A. (2016) "Linking social entrepreneurship and social change: the mediating role of empowerment." Journal of Business Ethics, 133(4): 643-658 (DOI: 10.1007/s10551-014-2449-4)

Doherty, B., Haugh, H. and Lyon, F. (2014) "Social enterprises as hybrid organizations: a review and research agenda." International Journal of Management Reviews, 16(4): 417-436 (DOI: 10.1111/ijmr.12028)

Di Domenico, H., Haugh, H. and Tracey, P. (2010) "Social bricolage: theorizing social value creation in social enterprise." Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 34(4): 681-703 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6520.2010.00370.x)

Journal articles

Haugh, H.M. and Pardy, W. (1999) "Community entrepreneurship in North East Scotland." International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 5(4)

Haugh, H.M. (2000) "Modernisation in a traditional industry." Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 7(3): 220-227

Haugh, H.M. and McKee, L. (2003) "'It's just like a family' - shared values in the family firm." Community, Work and Family, 6(2): 141-158

Haugh, H. and McKee, L. (2004) "The cultural paradigm of the smaller firm." Journal of Small Business Management, 42(4): 377-394

Haugh, H.M. and Robson, P.J.A. (2005) "Are Scottish firms meeting the ICT challenge? Result from a survey of enterprise." Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 17(3): 205-222

Haugh, H. (2005) "Iniciativa emprendedora social: más allá de los resultados económicos y los beneficios individuales: el efecto de la IES en las áreas rurales." Iniciativa Emprendedora Social, 48(Jul-Sep): 40-55

Haugh, H. (2005) "The role of social enterprise in regional development." International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2(4): 346-357

Haugh, H. and Rubery, E. (2005) "Educating managers to lead community enterprises." International Journal of Public Administration, 28(9/10): 887-902

Tracey, P., Phillips, N. and Haugh, H. (2005) "Beyond philanthropy: community enterprise as a basis for corporate citizenship." Journal of Business Ethics, 58(4): 327-344

Haugh, H. (2005) "A research agenda for social entrepreneurship." Social Enterprise Journal, 1(1): 1-12

Haugh, H. (2006) "Community-led social venture creation." Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 31(2): 161-182

Haugh, H. (2007) "New strategies for a sustainable society: the growing contribution of social entrepreneurship." Business Ethics Quarterly, 17(4): 743-750

Haugh, H. (2007) "Community-led social venture creation." Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 31(2): 161-182 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6520.2007.00168.x)

Haugh, H. and Kitson, M. (2007) "The Third Way and the third sector: New Labour's economic policy and the social economy." Cambridge Journal of Economics, 31(6): 973-994

Brady, A. and Haugh, H. (2007) "Social entrepreneurship and networks." Journal of Finance and Management in Public Services, 6(3): 29-44

Di Domenico, M., Tracey, P. and Haugh, H. (2009) "The dialectic of social exchange: theorising corporate-social enterprise collaboration." Organization Studies, 30(8): 887-907 (DOI: 10.1177/0170840609334954)

Robson, P.J.A., Haugh, H.M. and Obeng, B.A. (2009) "Entrepreneurship and innovation in Ghana: enterprising Africa." Small Business Economics, 32(3): 331-350 (DOI: 10.1007/s11187-008-9121-2)

Di Domenico, M., Tracey, P. and Haugh, H. (2009) "Social economy involvement in public service delivery: community engagement and accountability." Regional Studies, 43(7): 981-992

Haugh, H.M. and Talwar, A. (2010) "How do corporations embed sustainability across the organization?" Academy of Management Learning and Education, 9(3): 384-396

Di Domenico, H., Haugh, H. and Tracey, P. (2010) "Social bricolage: theorizing social value creation in social enterprise." Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 34(4): 681-703 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6520.2010.00370.x)

Haugh, H.M. (2012) "The importance of theory in social enterprise research." Social Enterprise Journal, 8(1): 7-15 (DOI: 10.1108/17508611211226557)

Doherty, B., Haugh, H. and Lyon, F. (2014) "Social enterprises as hybrid organizations: a review and research agenda." International Journal of Management Reviews, 16(4): 417-436 (DOI: 10.1111/ijmr.12028)

Obeng, B.A., Robson, P. and Haugh, H. (2014) "Strategic entrepreneurship and small firm growth in Ghana." International Small Business Journal, 32(5): 501-524 (DOI: 10.1177/0266242612463946)

Haugh, H. and Talwar, A. (2016) "Linking social entrepreneurship and social change: the mediating role of empowerment." Journal of Business Ethics, 133(4): 643-658 (DOI: 10.1007/s10551-014-2449-4)

de la Chaux, M., Haugh, H. and Greenwood, R. (2018) "Organizing refugee camps: 'respected space' and 'listening posts'." Academy of Management Discoveries, 4(2): 155-179 (DOI: 10.5465/amd.2017.0040)

Peredo, A.M., Haugh, H.M. and McLean, M. (2018) "Common property: uncommon forms of prosocial organizing." Journal of Business Venturing (DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusvent.2017.11.003) (published online Nov 2017; forthcoming in print)

Huybrechts, B. and Haugh, H. (2018) "The roles of networks in institutionalizing new hybrid organizational forms: insights from the European Renewable Energy Cooperative Network." Organization Studies (DOI: 10.1177/0170840617717097) (published online Jul 2017; forthcoming in print)

Davies, I.A., Haugh, H. and Chambers, L. (2018) "Barriers to social enterprise growth." Journal of Small Business Management (DOI: 10.1111/jsbm.12429) (published online Mar 2018; forthcoming in print)

Wry, T. and Haugh, H. (2018) "Brace for impact: uniting our diverse voices through a social impact frame." Journal of Business Venturing (DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusvent.2018.04.010) (published online May 2018; forthcoming in print)

Book chapters

Haugh H. and Pardy, B. (2000) "Community business development in the fisheries dependent communities of North-east Scotland." In: Symes, D. (ed.) Fisheries dependent regions. Oxford: Blackwell, pp.184-194

Haugh, H. (2006) "Social enterprise: beyond economic outcomes and individual returns." In Mair, H., Robinson, J. and Hockerts, K. (eds.): Social entrepreneurship. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp.180-205

Haugh, H. (2006) "Nonprofit social entrepreneurship." In Parker, S. (ed.): International Handbook Series on Entrepreneurship, vol 3: the life cycle of entrepreneurial ventures. New York, NY: Springer Science+Business Media Inc, pp.401-436

Haugh, H. (2009) "A resource-based perspective of social entrepreneurship." In: Mair, J., Robertson, J. and Hockerts, K. (eds.) International perspectives on social entrepreneurship. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp.99-116

Haugh, H., DiDomenico, M. and Tracey, P. (2010) "Strategic partnerships: results from a survey of development trusts in the UK." In: Mair, J., Robertson, J. and Hockerts, K. (eds.) Values and opportunities in social entrepreneurship. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp.203-220

Hull, R., Gibbon, J., Branzei, O. and Haugh, H. (2011) "Cases, configurations, critiques and contributions: editorial introduction." In: Hull, R., Gibbon, J., Branzei, O. and Haugh, H. (eds.) The third sector: dialogues in critical management studies: vol.1. London: Emerald, pp.xiii-xxxv

Haugh, H. and Peredo, A.M. (2011) "Critical narratives of the origins of the community interest company." In: Hull, R., Gibbon, J., Branzei, O. and Haugh, H. (eds.) The third sector: dialogues in critical management studies: vol.1. London: Emerald, pp.7-27

Haugh, H. (2011) "Introduction to section 4: hybridity." In: Hull, R., Gibbon, J., Branzei, O. and Haugh, H. (eds.) The third sector: dialogues in critical management studies: vol.1. London: Emerald, pp.231-233

Haugh H. and Peredo, A.-M. (2011) "Commentary on chapter 10 [Le Ber and Branzei]." In: Hull, R., Gibbon, J., Branzei, O. and Haugh, H. (eds.) The third sector: dialogues in critical management studies: vol.1. London: Emerald, pp.295-299

Haugh, H. (2012) "Innovation in governance: the involvement of social enterprises in health service delivery." In: Brugnoli, A. and Colombo, A. (eds.) Government, governance and welfare reform: structural changes and subsidiarity in Italy and Britain. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp.95-107

Haugh, H. (2012) "Regional governance of health services in Lombardy." In: Colombo, A. (ed.) Subsidiarity governance: theoretical and empirical models. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp.135-146

Bell, B. and Haugh, H. (2014) "Working for a social enterprise: an exploration of employee rewards and motivations." In: Denny, S. and Seddon, F. (eds.) Social enterprise: accountability and evaluation around the world. Abingdon: Routledge, pp.67-84

Brady, A. and Haugh, H. (2014) "Social entrepreneur networks: the role of context in social networks and resource acquisition." In: Douglas, H. and Grant, S. (eds.) Social entrepreneurship and enterprise: concepts in context. Victoria: Tilde University Press, pp.259-283

Bell, B. and Haugh, H. (2016) "The emergence and institutionalization of the field of social investment in the United Kingdom." In: Lehner, O.M. (ed.) Routledge handbook of social and sustainable finance. Abingdon: Routledge, pp.50-67

Haugh, H., Lyon, F. and Doherty, B. (2017) "Social entrepreneurship: entrepreneurship and social value creation." In: Blackburn, R., de Clercq, D. and Heinonen, J. (eds.) The SAGE handbook of small business and entrepreneurship. London: Sage, pp.125-142

Conference papers

Haugh, H.M. and Pardy, W. (1999) "Exploring a learning community." In International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research (ed.) (1999) Proceedings of the Enterprise and Learning Conference (3rd), 11-12 November 1999, University of Paisley, Paisley, Scotland. pp.71-78

Haugh, H.M. and McKee, L. (2000) "Survival, independence, control: uncovering the shared values in the SME." In Institute for Small Business Affairs (ed.) (2000) Small firms - adding the spark: Proceedings of the ISBA National Policy and Research Conference (23rd), 15-17 November 2000, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland.

Haugh, H.M. (2001) "Rural entrepreneurship: community enterprise in the rural economy." In Paasio, A. (ed.) Proceedings of Rent XV: Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business (15th), 22-23 November 2001, Turku, Finland. Belgium: EIASM.

Haugh, H. (2003) "A model of the process of rural community enterprise development." In ICSB (eds.) Proceedings of the International Council for Small Business World Conference (48th), 15-18 June 2003, Belfast, Ireland. Harrogate: ICSB World Conference 2003 Secretariat, pp.[1-20]

Haugh, H.M. (2003) "Entrepreneurship in the non profit sector: opportunity recognition and resource acquisition in community enterprises." In Durham Business School (eds.) Theory, process and practice: Proceedings of the International Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation Conference, 17-19 September 2003, Durham Business School, Durham, England. Durham: Durham Business School

Haugh, H. (2004) "A research agenda for social enterpreneurship." In British Academy of Management (eds.) Management futures: British Academy of Management Annual Conference, 30 August-1 September 2004, St Andrews University, Scotland. pp.1-13

Haugh, H. and Tracey, P. (2004) "Role of social enterprise in regional development." In Cambridge-MIT Institute (eds.) Social Enterprise and Regional Development Conference, 16 September 2004, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England. Cambridge: Cambridge-MIT Institute.

Robson, P., Haugh, H. and Obeng, B. (2006) "The adoption of innovation in Ghana." In: Research in Entrepreneurship (RENT) Conference, XX, 22-24 November 2006, Brussels.

O'Carroll, M.and Haugh, H. (2006) "Social enterprise performance verification: an assessment of three social audit tools." In Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ed.): International entrepreneurship: from local to global enterprise creation and development: Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (IEBS), 29th Annual Conference, 31 October-2 November 2006, Cardiff-Caerdydd.

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Contact details

Helen Haugh
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG
UK

Tel: +44 (0)1223 766592
Fax: +44 (0)1223 766330

h.haugh@jbs.cam.ac.uk