Johannes Kepler University Linz, Institute for Innovation Management (IFI)
Richard Lang is Assistant Professor at the Institute for Innovation Management (IFI) at Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU) in Austria. He is also an external associate member of the Housing and Communities Research Group (HCRG) and the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM) at University of Birmingham, UK. From January 2015 to March 2018, he held a Marie Curie Fellowship and a Post-doc Fellowship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences researching the governance capacity of collaborative housing models in Europe.
Previously, Richard was a Senior Researcher at the Research Institute for Cooperation and Co-operatives and Assistant Professor at the Institute for Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business. He conducted his PhD studies at WU Vienna and KU Leuven in Belgium and was a William Plowden Research Fellow at the Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC) at University of Birmingham, UK.
Richard’s research interests include social enterprises in urban and regional development, social innovation and social capital, as well as collaborative and cooperative housing. He has carried out and coordinated several research and knowledge transfer projects in these fields over the last few years. Richard has also published several contributions to peer-reviewed journals, such as Journal of Rural Studies, Voluntas, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, European Planning Studies, International Small Business Journal and the International Journal of Housing Policy. In 2012, he co-authored a book on communitybased
entrepreneurship and rural development in the Regional Studies’ ‘Regions and Cities’ Series published by Routledge.