Associate Professor
Sophie Bacq


Universities & Institutions

  • Indiana University (Kelley School of Business)

Areas of Interest

  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Social innovation
  • Entrepreneurial action

Sophie Bacq, PhD is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

A leading scholar in social entrepreneurship, she investigates and theorizes about entrepreneurial action aiming to solve intractable social and environmental problems, at the individual, organizational and civic levels of analysis. Sophie has taught and conducted empirical research on the topic in Europe, the United States and South Africa.

Her research has been published in the top management and entrepreneurship journals including Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Academy of Management Perspectives, California Management Review, Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Venturing, and Journal of Small Business Management, and she has co-edited three books on social entrepreneurship.

Sophie is a Field Editor at the Journal of Business Venturing, an Associate Editor at the Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, and serves on the Editorial Review Board of Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice. She is the co-Director of The Annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference, one of the premiere academic gatherings on the topic. She received her doctorate in Economic and Management Sciences from the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium).

See a selection of work by this Author

Feeling Capable and Valued: A Prosocial Perspective on the Link between Empathy and Social Entrepreneurial Intentions

Details Year: 2018 Published in: Journal of Business Venturing, 33: 333-350. Cited as: Bacq, S., & Alt, E. 2018. Feeling capable and valued: A prosocial perspective on the link between empathy and social entrepreneurial intentions. Journal of Business Venturing, 33: 333-350. Abstract Empathy is a key trait distinguishing social entrepreneurs from traditional entrepreneurs, and an [...]