(Re)assembling a social entrepreneurship movement PhD project by Michel Bachmann Social entrepreneurship has quickly gained momentum as both the media and academia have been celebrating the rise of the social entrepreneur as the panacea against all evil. However, there is an increasing number of critical voices which call for a more differentiated view on the phenomenon, acknowledging the multiple complexities involved in changing the "social". Based on the view of social entrepreneurship as actor-networking, Michel is tracing the (re)assembling of a global movement that builds habitats for social innovation. Focusing on the inherent tensions in such a process, Michel explores the paradoxes, ambiguities and ethical implications of the "social” in social entrepreneurship as well as the ontological politics of enactive research, working the hyphen of researcher-entrepreneur. Michel joined the Research Institute for Organizational Psychology in April 2009 as a doctoral student / research assistant. Before, he studied International Affairs at the University of St.Gallen (BA) and Organization Studies at Tilburg University (MSc) with a focus on sustainable business strategies for the ”bottom of the pyramid”. Besides, he was engaged in numerous projects across the world (India, Colombia, UAE) and worked as a consultant with Booz & Company. Next to his research, Michel has co-founded the Hub Zürich and is currently driving the development of the global Hub Network.