Ms Jana Coenen


Jana Coenen studied Business Psychology (B.Sc.) at the Rheinische Fachhochschule Köln and subsequently completed her master program in Intercultural Psychology (M.Sc.) at the University of Osnabrück. During her studies, she focussed on the application of psychology in economic contexts and consequently wrote her master thesis entitled "Influencing Commitment and its Outcomes by Priming Secure Attachment" in the field of work and organizational psychology.

Next to being a student assistent, she also gained work experience as a research assistant during her research stay at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia. Since July 2020, Jana Coenen is now working as a research associate and doctoral student at the Jackstädt Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research.

Main research areas

  • Social innovation and social entrepreneurship
  • Collaborative approaches for social impact


  • Coenen, J. (2022). Collaborating for transformative social innovation: A capabilities framework (Unpublished working paper). University of Wuppertal.
  • Coenen, J., Mitzinneck, B. C., Noseleit, F., & Rupietta, C. (2022). Tackling grand challenges through local action: Pathways to impact for community-based enterprises (Unpublished working paper). University of Wuppertal.
  • Leviston, Z., Coenen, J., & Dandy, J. (2020). Host-member misperceptions about what others expect of immigrants: The role of personal attitudes, voting behaviour, and right-wing authoritarianism. Asian Journal of Social Psychology. doi: 10.1111/ajsp.12418

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