Benjamin Huybrechts conducts research and supervises several PhD theses in the area of social entrepreneurship.
More particularly on topics including collective dynamics underlying the emergence of social entrepreneurship (e.g. teams, incubators, coworking spaces, etc.), the governance of social enterprises as “hybrid” organizational forms, and the institutional diffusion of social innovations through cross-sector partnerships and meta-organizations such as federations and networks.
His empirical work deals with several types of organizational forms (cooperatives, nonprofits, social businesses, etc.) and fields (fair trade, renewable energy, recycling, etc.), with publications in journals such as Organization Studies, the Journal of Business Ethics, the British Journal of Industrial Relations and the International Small Business Journal.