Who we are
Julie Rijpens is a researcher at the Centre for Social Economy, HEC Management School, University of Liège. She recently finished her PhD in Economics and Management Sciences (HEC-ULg) about the governance of Work Integration Social Enterprises in Belgium. Next to governance issues, her research interests include more widely the management and business models of social enterprises. She has also teaching experience in social enterprise management and governance classes in the master and executive education programs.
Since 2013, she is the manager of the Academy for Social Entrepreneurs @HEC-ULg, a platform that gathers the training, support and networking activities for social entrepreneurs, which are carried by the Centre for Social Economy and HEC-ULg.
Julie holds a MA degree in management engineering (IAG-Louvain School of Management, UCL) and an interuniversity MA degree in Development, Environment and Societies (UCL – ULg).