Who we are
Dr. Benjamin Huybrechts is an Assistant Professor at HEC Management School, University of Liege (Belgium). He is the holder of the SRIW-Sowecsom Chair in Social Enterprise Management. Dr. Huybrechts is a member of the Centre for Social Economy (directed by Prof. Jacques Defourny) and belongs to several academic networks (EMES, EGOS, ISTR, Fairness, RIODD, AES, etc.). He holds a PhD in Economics and Management (University of Liege) and has been on a post-doctoral research stay at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Saïd Business School (University of Oxford). Besides several book chapters and a book on Fair Trade Social Enterprises (Routledge, 2012), he has published articles in the Journal of Business Ethics (co-editing a special issue on Fair Trade), the Annals of Public and Co-operative Economics and the Social Enterprise Journal. His research topics include social enterprise and institutional theory, social innovation, hybrid organizational models, institutional logics, governance, and institutionalization processes. Dr. Huybrechts investigates these issues using mainly qualitative methodologies in fields such as fair trade and renewable energy. In the context of the Master’s program in Social Enterprise Management at HEC Management School, Dr. Huybrechts teaches classes on social innovation and social enterprise governance, as well as a doctoral seminar in social entrepreneurship.