Philipp Kenel

Philipp is working as a researcher and lecturer at the Berlin School of Economics and Law and the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences in the areas of social science, social economy and social entrepreneurship. He is currently pursuing a PhD at Goldsmiths, University of London, focusing on social entrepreneurship in Germany. His research and teaching comprises the intersection of ‘the economic’, ‘the social’ and ‘the political’, leading to investigations of how individuals, organizations or societies are organizing, or might want to organize, economic life.

Philipp has studied in Mainz, Valencia, London and Berlin and holds a M.A. in Social Entrepreneurship from Goldsmiths, University of London as well as a Master of Education from Freie Universität Berlin.

Research Interests

  • The ‘SE field’: social entrepreneurship, social and solidarity economy, social enterprise, social business
  • Socioeconomics, Economics education and the plural economics debate
  • Gender and diversity studies (within the context of Socioeconomics)


  • Kenel, Philipp (2020): Interdisziplinäre feministische Impulse für eine größere Vielfalt der Perspektiven in den Wirtschaftswissenschaften. In: Carl et al. (eds.): Geschlechterverhältnisse im Kontext von Unternehmen und Gesellschaft. Baden-Baden: Nomos, pp. 15-34.
  • Kenel, Philipp/Gather, Claudia/Lottmann, Ralf (2018): „Das war noch nie Thema hier, noch nie!“ Sexuelle Vielfalt in der Altenpflege – Perspektiven für ein Diversity Management. Pflege & Gesellschaft, 23 (3), pp. 211-227.