Sophie Bacq
Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Sophie Bacq

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

617.373.4161
s.bacq@northeastern.edu


Profile

Education

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 social enterprises, and societal-level impact. Her teaching interests include social entrepreneurship, microfinance, and entrepreneurship.

Professor Bacq’s research has been published in leading academic journals such as Academy of Management Review, California Management Review, Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, Journal of Business Ethics, and Journal of Small Business Management. She has also co-edited several books on those topics.

She has enjoyed presenting her research at numerous institutions across Europe and the United States. Professor Bacq is also an active participant in the two most important management and entrepreneurship conferences, the Academy of Management and the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, for which I regularly review papers, serve as discussant, chair, or PDW organizer.

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.

She is an Associate Editor at the Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and serves on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Business Venturing, and also regularly reviews manuscripts for leading management and entrepreneurship journals (e.g., Administrative Science Quarterly, Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, Journal of Management Studies, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Strategic Management Journal).

Services to the Profession

Since 2011, Professor Bacq has served as the co-Director of The Annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference, with Dr. Jill Kickul.

Associate Editor, Journal of Social Entrepreneurship (2017-Present)

Special Issue Co-Editor (with N. Haigh, J. Walker, and J. Kickul), “Hybrid Organizations: Origins, Strategies, Impacts and Implications,” California Management Review (2013-2015).

Member of Editorial Review Board, Journal of Business Venturing (2015-Present)

Ad-hoc Reviewer for: Academy of Management Learning & Education (2014-); Administrative Science Quarterly (2017-Present); Entrepreneurship & Regional Development (2014-); Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (2014-Present); Family Business Review (2011-Present); Journal of Business Ethics (2016-); Journal of Management Studies (2014-Present); Journal of Social Entrepreneurship (2012-Present); Organization Studies (2013-Present); Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal (2016-Present); Strategic Management Journal (2017-Present).

Awards & Recognition

Northeastern University Center for Emerging Markets Mini Research Grant (2,000 USD), 2017-2018

Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence: Highly Commended paper (“In Pursuit of Blended Value in Social Entrepreneurial Ventures: An Empirical Investigation,” with F. Janssen, J. Kickul), May 2017

D’Amore-McKim School of Business Summer Research Grant, 2017

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Grant (Canada; 65,081 CAD; “The Role of Temporal Orientation on Entrepreneurial Activity in Impoverished Settings, ” with R. Nason, D. Gras), 2015-2017

United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Best Paper in Public Policy (“A Resource-Based View of Social Enterprises: How Resources Contribute to their Growth,” with K. Eddleston), January 2015

D’Amore-McKim School of Business Interdisciplinary Seed Grant (3,000 USD; “Can Commercial and Social Entrepreneurial Activity Foster Perceptions of Country Brands in Trade and Tourism? An International Examination,” with C. Robertson), July 2014

Excellence in Teaching Award, The National Society of Leadership and Success, USA, April 2013

Publications

Selected Publications

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

Lumpkin, G.T., Bacq, S., Pidduck, R.J. Forthcoming. Where Change Happens: Community-Level Phenomena in Social Entrepreneurship Research. Journal of Small Business Management.

Kickul, J., Griffiths, M., Bacq, S. Forthcoming. Catalyzing Social Innovation: Is Entrepreneurial Bricolage Always Good? Entrepreneurship & Regional Development.

Bacq, S., Eddleston, K. Forthcoming. 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. Forthcoming. What Happens Next? A Qualitative Study of Founder Succession in Social Enterprises. Journal of Small Business Management, DOI: 10.1111/jsbm.12326.

Bacq, S., Ofstein, L., Kickul, J., Gundry, L. (2017). Entrepreneurial Munificence and Entrepreneurial Intentions: A Social Cognitive Perspective. International Small Business Journal, 35(5), 639-659.

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. 2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence: Highly Commended paper.

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. 320+ cites. Most read paper from this journal (over 4,700 views).

Presentations

Selected Presentations

Lumpkin, T., Bacq, S., The 14th Annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference, “Value Creation or Wealth Creation? Comparing Approaches to Assessing Social Outcomes in Social Entrepreneurship Research,” Northeastern University, Boston, MA. (November 2017).

Gras, D., Bacq, S., Nason, R., The 14th Annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference, “New Venture Social Responsibility and Product Perceptions,” Northeastern University, Boston, MA. (November 2017).

Bacq, S., Battilana, J., Bovais, H., Academy of Management 77th Annual Meeting, “Can the Virtuous Mouse Become as Big as The Wealthy Elephant While Remaining Virtuous? An Ethnographic Study of External Growth in a Hybrid Organization,” Academy of Management, Atlanta, GA. (August 2017).

Kickul, J., Griffiths, M., Bacq, S., Academy of Management 77th Annual Meeting, “Catalyzing Social Innovation: Is Entrepreneurial Bricolage Always Good?,” Academy of Management, Atlanta, GA. (August 2017).

Walske, J., Kickul, J. Bacq, S., Academy of Management 77th Annual Meeting, “PDW: Perfecting the Pilot: Best Practices in Social Innovation Incubation and Deployment,” Academy of Management, Atlanta, GA. (August 2017).

Bacq, S., Alt, E., Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, “Feeling Capable and Valued: A Prosocial Perspective on the Link Between Empathy and Social Entrepreneurial Intentions,” University of Oklahoma Michael F. Price College of Business, Norman, OK. (June 2017).

Bacq, S., Nason, R., Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, “Strategic Deviation in the Informal Economy: Evidence from South African Townships,” University of Oklahoma Michael F. Price College of Business, Norman, OK. (June 2017).

Lumpkin, G.T., Bacq, S., Pidduck, R., United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, “Where Change Happens: Focusing on Community-Level Phenomena in Social Entrepreneurship Research,” Philadelphia, PA. (January 2017).

Bacq, S., Alt, E., Academy of Management 76th Annual Meeting, “Being Valued or Feeling Capable? Explaining Why Empathy Inspires Social Entrepreneurial Intentions,” Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA. (August 2016). Academy of Management Proceedings 2016:1 11903.

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).

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).