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MMag. Dr. Reinhard Millner

Head of Social Entrepreneurship Center
Senior Researcher

Tel.: (01) 313 36/5887
E-Mail: reinhard.millner@wu.ac.at

Reinhard Millner is senior researcher and lecturer at WU Vienna, co-founder and head of the Social Entrepreneurship Center. He has a background in business administration as well as in economics from studying at WU Vienna, University of St.Gallen and London School of Economics. Since 2013 he also serves as Academic Director for the ERSTE Foundation NGO Academy, offering a range of capacity building programmes to NGOs and social enterprises in 13 countries in Central and Southeast Europe and to which he contributes in the areas of programme development, curriculum design and programme implementation. Furthermore, he is the Programme Director of the NEXT Award Programme, an acceleration programme for Austrian Social Enterprises.

He was a visiting scholar at the Stockholm School of Economics and visiting lecturer at the Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen as well as at the Centre for Philanthropy Studies of the University of Basel among others. He regularly teaches courses for the WU undergraduate programme and the WU MBA programme.

Reinhard Millner was a member of the GECES subgroup on social impact measurement, a group of experts of the European Commission developing the methodology to measure the socio-economic benefits created by social enterprises. Moreover, he serves on the advisory boards of several non-profit organisation and is a jury member and project evaluator in several award schemes, such as TRIGOS Award, the Social Impact Award or TUN Award among others, and has assessed over 1200 projects so far.

His research interests are Philanthropy and Foundations, Impact Investing, Social Entrepreneurship, Social Impact Assessment as well as Nonprofit Management.

Research and teaching subjects:
  • Foundations

  • Social Entrepreneurship

  • Social Return on Investment

  • Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Cooperation between NPOs, market economy and public sector