Christine Mooney

Barsema Professor of Social Entrepreneurship




  • Ph.D., Indiana University, Strategy/Organizational Theory
  • M.B.A., Indiana University, Marketing/Entrepreneurship
  • B.A., Emory University, Political Science


Christine H. Mooney, the Barsema Professor of Social Entrepreneurship, earned her Ph.D. from Indiana University (2005). Her research interests are diverse, including executive succession, innovation, social enterprise and impact investing. Her research has been published in Journal of ManagementAcademy of Management Learning and Education and the Journal of Service Learning. She teaches in the entrepreneurship program, including courses in social venture consulting, social enterprise development and microfinance. Christine also develops and delivers workshops in creativity and innovation, as well as business model development.

Teaching Areas

  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Social Venture Consulting
  • Microfinance and entrepreneurship

Selected Publications

  • Alkire, L., Mooney, C.H., Gur, F.A., Kabadayi, S., Renko, M., and Vink, J. 2020. Transformative service research, service design, and social entrepreneurship: A transdisciplinary approach to expanding future research. Journal of Service Learning, 31: 24-50.
  • The selection of an interim CEO: Boundary conditions and the pursuit of temporary leadershipJournal of Management (2017). 43(2): 455-475.
  • Six ways companies use Interim CEOsOrganizational Dynamics (2012). 41: 13-22.
  • Dollinger, M., Li, X., and Mooney, C. 2010. Extending the Resource Based View to the Mega- Event: Entrepreneurial Rents and Innovation. Management and Organization Review. Lead article, special issue on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. 6:195-218.

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NIU College of Business
Barsema Hall
740 Garden Road
DeKalb, IL 60115

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