Since 2021: Full Professor of Social Enterprise and Innovative Regions, Bertha von Suttner Private University St. Pölten, Austria
Since 2020: Privatdozent at Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Since 2017: Honorary Senior Research Fellow, School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham, UK
2018 – 2021: Assistant Professor and Deputy Head of the Institute of Innovation Management and Head of the Institute’s Research Group ‘Social Innovation and Social Enterprise’, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
2015 – 2017: Marie Curie Research Fellow and Interim Head of Housing and Communities Research Group, School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham, UK
2014 – 2018: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Austrian Academy of Sciences (APART-Programme) at the Institute of Innovation Management, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
2013: Assistant Professor at the Institute of Innovation Management, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
2013: William Plowden Research Fellow, National Council for Voluntary Organisation und Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham, UK
2012 – 2013: Assistant Professor at the Institute for Small Business Management Entrepreneurship, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
2005 – 2012: Research Associate at the Research Institute for Co-operation and Co-operatives, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
2020: Postdoctoral teaching qualification (Habilitation / venia docendi) for the subject Business Administration, awarded by Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
2012: PhD degree in Social and Economic Sciences (with distinction), awarded by WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
2011: Postgraduate Programme in International Spatial Development Planning (IMSDP), KU Leuven, Belgium
2004 – 2006: Diploma Studies in Sociology and Social Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria (not completed)
1999 – 2004: Master’s degree in Economics and Business, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Lang, R., Carriou, C., Czischke, D. (2020). Collaborative housing research (1990–2017): A systematic review and thematic analysis of the field. Housing, Theory and Society, 37(1), 10-39.
Lang, R., Mullins, D. (2020). Field emergence in civil society: A theoretical framework and its application to community-led housing organisations in England. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 31(1), 184-200, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11266-019-00138-z.
Richter, R., Fink, M., Lang, R., Maresch, D. (2019). Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Rural Europe, Routledge Studies in Social Enterprise & Social Innovation, New York and London: Routledge.
Lang, R., Fink, M. (2019). Rural social entrepreneurship: The role of social capital within and across institutional levels. Journal of Rural Studies, 70, 155-168.
Memberships and Activities in the Scientific Community
Since 2017: Management Committee Member of the international research- und innovation network “EMPOWER-SE: Empowering the next generation of social enterprise scholars”
Since 2015: Co-founder and programme director of the Working Group “Collaborative Housing” within the European Network for Housing Research (ENHR)
Regular reviewer for international scientific journals, conferences and funding programmes in the fields of social entrepreneurship and innovation, civil society and the third sector, urban and regional development and housing.