Centre for Entrepreneurship

Dr Karina Cagarman

Karina Cagarman has a Master of Science in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship from the Technische Universität Berlin and a Master of Science in Business Administration from the University of Twente in Enschede.

Karina gained work experience in business development and project management while working in different companies from start-ups to corporates. In the field of hospitality, IT and energy.

In December 2013 Karina started with her PhD at the Technische Universität Berlin in cooperation with the European Institute of Innovation & Technology. In April 2015 Karina took over the coordination of Venture Campus and in April 2016 the coordination of the Double Degree Programme "Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship & Sustainability". Apart from assisting students, Karina was coordinating the international partnerships and worked on the strategic development of the programme. starting in 2018 Ines and Paul Wolf took over the IMES coordination.

In 2014 Karina started to teach several sessions on entrepreneurship, marketing, strategy and a seminar in cooperation with Remondis. But her passion for positive psychology drove her into the development of the course “Design your happy life” that is combining the design thinking method with positive psychology. This is the fist time that a course on this topic is offered at a university. Furthermore, Karina plans to develop a course on entrepreneurial well-being with her colleague Nicolas Noak.

Karina's research focuses on sustainable entrepreneurship and well-being. She is especially looking on the methods and tools that can be applied in an entrepreneurial environment. Moreover, the difference between social and commercial entrepreneurs in terms of well-being is of interest to her.


K. Cagarman, J. Kratzer (2018). Network Actors Within Entrepreneurial Networks: The Current State of Research. In: Alhajj, R., Rokne, J. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining.

K. Cagarman, J. Kratzer, K. Osbelt (2020) `Social Entrepreneurship: Dissection of a Phenomenon through a German Lens`, Sustainability 12, 7764 - IF 2.59

K. Cagarman, J. Kratzer, L.H. von Arnim, K. Fajga, K.J. Gieseke (2020) `Social Entrepreneurship on Its Way to Significance: The Case of Germany`, Sustainability 12, 8954 - IF 2.59


Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
Straße des 17. Juni 135
10623 Berlin, Germany

Main building / Room H 7103