Jarrod Ormiston (J.L.J.)
Dr Jarrod Ormiston is Assistant Professor in Social Entrepreneurship in the Maastricht Centre for Entrepreneurship (MC4E) at the School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University. Jarrod’s teaching activities focus on social and sustainable entrepreneurship and strategy.
Jarrod's action research involves various activities with the Entrepreneurship Development Network Asia (EDNA) and working with social enterprises to enhance their impact. Jarrod's PhD explored the role of impact assessment in social entrepreneurship and social impact investment. His research interests include social entrepreneurship, social innovation and social impact investment, refugee entrepreneurship, Indigenous entrepreneurship and innovative pedagogies in entrepreneurship education. Jarrod has worked as a consultant to the Australian Government and OECD on entrepreneurship and education.
Prior to his work at the Maastricht University, Jarrod worked as a lecturer at the University of Sydney, as an analyst in Growth Solutions at Deloitte and in various management roles in the Australian and Latin American nonprofit and education sectors.
- social entrepreneurship
- impact investment
- social impact measurement
- refugee entrepreneurship
- Indigenous entrepreneurship
- informal economy
Professional career history
Business Studies Manager: Leading Edge Education - January 2006 – December 2013 (8 years)
Founder/Managing Director: Sports for Development - July 2011 – July 2013 (2 years)
Tutor/Childcare Worker: Community Schools Student Partnerships - June 2008 – January 2009 (1 year)