Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Sophie Bacq

219 B Hayden Hall
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5000




PhD in Economic and Management Sciences, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Postgraduate degree in Management, Louvain School of Management, Belgium
Master's degree in Business Engineering, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Bachelor's degree in Business Engineering, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Research & Teaching Interests

Professor Bacq's primary research interests include social entrepreneurship, governance and management issues in hybrid organizations, as well as international new ventures. Her teaching experience covers entrepreneurship, corporate strategy, and social entrepreneurship, including field trip experience.

Industry & Academic Experience

Prior to joining Northeastern University, Professor Bacq was a Visiting Scholar at New York University Stern School of Business from August 2010 to August 2012. She has also held positions as a doctoral research fellow at the Intercollegiate Center for Management Science from 2009 to 2012 and as a teaching and research assistant at the Université Catholique de Louvain from 2006 to 2009.

Services to the Profession

Professor Bacq served as a co-director for the 9th and 10th annual NYU Stern Conference on Social Entrepreneurship in New York in 2012 and 2013.

Professor Bacq serves as an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, Family Business Review, and “Revue Internationale PME.

Awards & Recognition

Excellence in Teaching Award, The National Society of Leadership and Success (April 17, 2013).

Doctoral Exchange Program between the European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship and the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (November 2008).

Award of the Best Conceptual Communication, 9th Conférence Internationale Francophone en Entrepreneuriat et PME, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium). (October 2008).


Selected Publications

Nason, R., Bacq, S., Gras, D., In Press. A Behavioral Theory of Social Performance: Social Identity and Stakeholder Expectations. Academy of Management Review, DOI: 10.5465/amr.2015.0081.

Bacq, S., Eddleston, K. In Press. A Resource-Based View of Social Entrepreneurship: How Stewardship Culture Benefits Scale of Social Impact. Journal of Business Ethics, DOI: 10.1007/s10551-016-3317-1.

Bacq, S., Janssen, F., Noël, C. In Press. What Happens Next? A Qualitative Study of Founder Succession in Social Enterprises. Journal of Small Business Management, DOI: 10.1111/jsbm.12326.

Bacq, S., Hartog, C., Hoogendoorn, B. (2016). Beyond the Moral Portrayal of Social Entrepreneurs: An Empirical Approach to Who They Are and What Drives Them. Journal of Business Ethics, 133(4), 703-718.

Bacq, S., Janssen, F. (2011). The Multiple Faces of Social Entrepreneurship: A Review of Definitional Issues Based on Geographical and Thematic Criteria. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 23(5/6), 373-403. 281 cites. Most read paper from this journal (over 4,500 views).


Selected Presentations

Lumpkin, G.T., Bacq, S., Academy of Management 76th Annual Meeting, “Symposium: To B or Not to B: Hybrids as Meaning-Making Opportunities within and across Disciplines,” Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA. (August 2016).

Bacq, S., Academy of Management 76th Annual Meeting, “PDW: Creating Alternative Economic Futures through Teaching,” Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA. (August 2016).

Bacq, S., Gras, D., Aeon, B., Nason, R., Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, “The Role of Temporal Orientation on Entrepreneurial Activity in South African Townships,” University of Nordland Business School and the Nordland Research Institute, Bodø (Norway). (June 2016).

Bacq, S., Nason, R., 14th Theories of Family Enterprise Conference, Commentary on “On the Agency Costs of Owner-Management: The Problem of Holdup,” Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (May 2016).

Bacq, S., Kickul, J., Gundry, L., Ofstein, L., Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, “A Social Cognitive Perspective of How Entrepreneurial Munificence Benefits Entrepreneurship Career Intentions,” Babson College, Wellesley, MA. (June 2015).