• Fiona Wilson is the Executive Director of the University of New Hampshire’s Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise, and a Clinical Associate Professor of Social Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability at the Paul College of Business & Economics. Her work focuses on how innovative entrepreneurial approaches can help tackle some of humanity’s biggest challenges. Prior to her academic career, Fiona spent fifteen years in the business world (VP of Marketing for CMGI and Ogilvy & Mather Advertising.) Fiona serves on the Boards of Trustees of the Wolfe’s Neck Farm Foundation and Meridian Stories.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2016 Humanistic and economistic approaches to banking – better banking lessons from the financial crisis?Business Ethics: a European review.  25:400-415. 2016
    2014 Should We Stay or Should We Go? ‘Organizational’ Relational Identity and Identification in Social Venture Strategic AlliancesJournal of Social Entrepreneurship.  5:295-317. 2014
    2014 Integrating sustainability into business curricula: University of New Hampshire case studyInternational Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education.  15:473-493. 2014
    2013 Business models for people, planet (& profits): exploring the phenomena of social business, a market-based approach to social value creationSmall Business Economics: an international journal.  40:715-737. 2013
    2012 Over Two Decades and Eight Thousand Miles: The Cross-continental Collaboration on Development Finance of Two Social Enterprises, ShoreBank Corporation and BRACJournal of Corporate Citizenship.  2012:75-99. 2012
    2011 Too good to failStanford Social Innovation Review.  Fall 2011. 2011
    2009 Embracing the whole individual: Advantages of a dual-centric perspective of work and lifeBusiness Horizons.  52:387-398. 2009
    2008 Are misalignments of perceptions and self-efficacy causing gender gaps in entrepreneurial intentions among our nations teens?Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development.  15. 2008
    2007 Gender, Entrepreneurial Self–Efficacy, and Entrepreneurial Career Intentions: Implications for Entrepreneurship EducationEntrepreneurship Theory and Practice.  31:387-406. 2007
    2006 Positive ethical deviance inspired by moral imaginationJournal for Business, Economics, and Ethics.  6:343-358. 2006
    2004 Our entrepreneurial future: Examining the diverse attitudes and motivations of teens across gender and ethnic identityJournal of Developmental Entrepreneurship.  9:177-197. 2004


    Year Title
    2018 Social Innovation LIVE: An Introduction to a Powerful New Form of Activism 2018
    2018 Talk About Teaching Workshop: Empowering Student Changemakers: Design Thinking in the Curriculum 2018
    2018 Big Idea Talk: Franchising the Social Sector 2018
    2018 Presentation to the Social Sector Task Force: UNH’s Social Sector Franchise Initiative 2018
    2017 Local Owners Driving Lasting Solutions: An Innovative Model for International Development and Poverty AlleviationCarsey Perspectives2017
    2017 Meeting Farmers Where They Are: Increasing Agricultural Sustainability in Malawi Through Business Format Franchising 2017
    2017 Beyond Social Sector Franchising: Where do we fit into the Social Enterprise Landscape? 2017
    2017 Engaging Tomorrow’s Leaders: Project Based Learning 2017
    2017 Catalyzing First-Year Changemakers 2017
    2017 Sustainability Innovation Contests 2017
    2016 Why be a B Corp 2016
    2016 Investing in Your Community Capital 2016
    2016 The Power of Collaborative Approaches – Creative Partnerships 2016
    2016 The Emergence of Social Entrepreneurship 2016
    2016 Business as an Agent for Change 2016
    2016 Experience Incubators: Best Practices for Supporting Social Innovators 2016
    2016 The New Social Entrepreneurs: From Passionate Activists to High Impact Social Change Agents 2016
    2015 Tomorrow’s Leaders: Understanding What’s Important 2015
    2014 Experiential Learning in Social Entrepreneurship Education: Assessing the Impact of Social Entrepreneurship Competitions 2014
    2014 “It’s the Market, Stupid”: How Industry Conditions and Structure Impact the Success of Hybrid Organizations - Insights from the Application of IO Economics Principles to the Social Entrepreneurship Context 2014
    2013 Social Franchising: The Mechanism for Giving Freedom To Power Social Entrepreneurial Ideas? 2013
    2013 Developing a Shared Vision: A glimpse into the UNH Student Sustainability Alliance 2013
    2012 Building Your Brand 2012
    2012 SOCIAL BUSINESS: What Can All Businesses Learn from These Innovative Organizations? 2012
    2010 Networks of allegiance: The use of partnerships by social purpose ventures to scale social impact 2010


    Year Title
    2014 Socially Responsible Banking – A Platform for Innovation 2014
    2012 CEI Capital Management LLC.  76-90. 2012
    2012 ShoreBank Corporation: Let's Change the World.  141-157. 2012
    2010 The relative value of social attributes of entrepreneurial opportunities 2010
    2008 Discrete choices, trade-offs, and advantages: Modeling social venture opportunities and intentions.  117-143. 2008
    2006 The career expectations and goals of Latina adolescents: Results from a nationwide survey.  123-140. 2006

    Teaching Activities

  • Becoming a Problem Solver Taught course
  • Becoming a Problem Solver Taught course
  • Becoming a Problem Solver Taught course
  • Internship: SITC or SFI Taught course
  • Internship: SITC or SFI Taught course
  • Internship: SITC or SFI Taught course
  • SITC BaPS Taught course
  • SITC BaPS Taught course
  • SITC Internship Taught course
  • SITC Internship Taught course
  • Social Innovator's Toolbox Taught course
  • Social Innovator's Toolbox Taught course
  • Social Innovator's Toolbox Taught course
  • Social Innovator's Toolbox Taught course
  • Social Innovator's Toolbox Taught course
  • Education And Training

  • D.B.A Strategy & Policy, Boston University
  • M.B.A. Business Admin.&Managemt, Simmons College
  • Full Name

  • Fiona Wilson