Bacq Sophie

Sophie Bacq is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, and a member of the Faculty of the Institute for Entrepreneurship & Competitive Enterprise Faculty Fellow at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. In her research, Sophie investigates and theorizes about entrepreneurial action aiming to solve intractable social and environmental problems at the individual, organizational, and civic levels of analysis. She has taught and conducted empirical research on social entrepreneurship in Europe, the United States and South Africa, and has co-edited three books on the topic. 

Sophie’s research has been published in leading academic journals such as Academy of Management Discoveries, Academy of Management Perspectives, Academy of Management Review, California Management Review, Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Venturing, and Journal of Management Studies. She is a field editor at the Journal of Business Venturing. She serves on the Editorial Review Boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, and Journal of Management. With Tom Lumpkin, she is the recipient of the 2020 Academy of Management Perspectives’ Best Article Award titled “Civic wealth creation: A new view of stakeholder engagement and societal impact.” 

Sophie is the co-Director of The Annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference—one of the premiere academic gatherings on the topic—and co-Convener of the Annual Social Entrepreneurship Doctoral Seminar ( Prior to joining Indiana University, she was a Thomas E. Moore Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Northeastern University, and a visiting scholar at New York University Stern School of Business. She received her doctorate in economic and management sciences from the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium), where she also received her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business engineering.