Stefano Rumi

Stefano Rumi
  • Doctoral Student

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  • office Address:

    2060 SH-DH
    3620 Locust Walk
    Philadelphia, PA 19104


Stefano Rumi is an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Marshall School of Business, and a Research Fellow in the Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab at the University of Southern California. His research interests revolve around non-market strategy related to social and environmental impact, examining how a variety of actors, including entrepreneurs, traditional firms, and impact investors make decisions and navigate challenges related to social change. He also examines how social networks and social/cultural capital can be leveraged by mission-driven organizations and innovative public-private partnerships to catalyze sustainable, community-led solutions to pressing social issues, including poverty and recidivism. His research has been published in Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, and the DeGruyter Handbook of Social Entrepreneurship, among other outlets. He holds a BA magna cum laude in sociology from the University of Virginia, where he studied as a Jefferson Scholar.

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