Mikhail Kosmynin

Doctoral Research Fellow Faculty of Social Sciences
+47 75 51 72 25
Bodø, Hovedbygning E310

About me

Bakgrunn / Background: 

Mikhail is a PhD fellow at the 'Innovation and Leadership' Division. His research interests lie in the area of entrepreneurship with a particular focus on social entrepreneurship and social ventures. His research involves the use of qualitative methods to consider diverse aspects of social entrepreneurship and social venturing.
Prior to starting a PhD, Mikhail gained diverse professional experience in internationalization, CSR, the tourism and sports industry in both Norway and Russia.​ He holds MSc. degree from Nord University, including a visiting graduate stay at the University of Northern British Columbia in Canada.

During his doctoral studies, Mikhail has been a visiting scholar at Stockholm Business School. 


Kompetanseområder / Field of expertise:​ 

Social entrepreneurship and social ventures (including social entrepreneuring, collaboration in social entrepreneurship and social investing); entrepreneurship as practice; the sociology of entrepreneurship.

Nettverk / Network
  • Norsi - Norwegian Research School in Innovation
  • The Entrepreneurship Research group in the area of Social/alternative entrepreneurship, the Stockholm Business School
  • Entrepreneurship as Practice Network
  • Research group Innovation and Leadership, Nord University
  • Centre for Welfare Innovation, Nord University


Guest lecture for the course in social entrepreneurship organized via SSES by Stockholm University, Stockholm School of Economics, Karolinska Institute, Konstfack (university college of arts, crafts, design) and KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Lecture on 'Dark and bright sides of social entreprneurship through the lenses of collaboration with municipalities'​, May 2020 

Guest lecture for the course in Innovation in the service sector for master degree students at Nord University, September 2020


Forskning / Research: ​

Research project 'The doings of social entrepreneuring: processes and practices for collaboration with municipalitites in a Norwegian context'.​ 

Veilederne / Supervisory team:

  • ​Elisabet C. Ljunggren, Professor in Organization and Leadership, Nord University
  • ​​Sarah L. Jack,  Jacob and Marcus Professor of Innovative and Sustainable Business Development, the Stockholm School of Economics

Forskningsprosjekter / Research projects​

Managing Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in the North, 2011-2015, financed by SIU

Cooperation Between North-West Russia and Nordic Countries on Corporate Social Responsibility Including Anticorruption Activities, 2012-2014, financed by Nordic Council of Ministers

Young Innovative Entrepreneurs, 2012-2014, financed by ENPI CBS Kolarctic​