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

Bacq, S., Janssen, F., Noël, C. Forthcoming. What Happens Next? A Qualitative Study of Founder Succession in Social Enterprises. Journal of Small Business Management.

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., Kickul, J. (2016). In Pursuit of Blended Value in Social Entrepreneurial Ventures: An Empirical Investigation. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 23(2), 316-332.

Haigh, N., Walker, J., Bacq, S., Kickul, J. (2015). Editorial, Special Issue: Hybrid Organizations: Origins, Strategies, Impacts and Implications. California Management Review, 57(3), 5-12.

Bacq, S., Ofstein, L., Kickul, J., Gundry, L. (2015). Bricolage in Social Entrepreneurship: How Creative Resource Mobilization Fosters Greater Social Impact. The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 16(4), 283-289.

Bacq, S., Lumpkin, G.T. (2014). Can Social Entrepreneurship Researchers Learn from Family Business Scholarship? A Theory-Based Future Research Agenda. Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, 5(3), 270-294.


Selected Presentations

Bacq, Sophie (Presenter & Author), Ashoka U Exchange, "The Importance of Theory for Social Entrepreneurship Research", Ashoka, Providence, RI. (February 21, 2014).

Lumpkin, Tom (Presenter & Author), Bacq, Sophie (Author Only), Academy of Management 73rd Annual Meeting, "Social Entrepreneurship and the Multiple Logics of Societal Impact", Academy of Management, Orlando, FL. (August 12, 2013).

Kickul, Jill (Presenter & Author), Bacq, Sophie (Author Only), Lester, Scott (Presenter & Author), Academy of Management 73rd Annual Meeting, "PDW: Beyond Profit: A Blended Value Approach for Social Entrepreneurship Pedagogy and Education", Academy of Management, Orlando, FL. (August 10, 2013).

Bacq, Sophie, Academy of Management 73rd Annual Meeting, "PDW: What’s Holding Back Social Entrepreneurship? Revealing the Impediments of Theoretical Advancement", Academy of Management, Orlando, FL. (August 9, 2013).

Lumpkin, Tom (Presenter & Author), Bacq, Sophie (Author Only), 5th Research Colloquium on Social Entrepreneurship, "Researching Civic Wealth Creation", University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. (July 25, 2013).