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Entrepreneuriat et Management des PME

Date : 25/03/2024

Offre doctorale en entrepreneuriat social / Fully funded

IESEG School of Management
Paris La Défense
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Présentation de l'établissement :


  • IÉSEG is AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accredited and is a member of the “Conférence des Grandes Écoles”.
  • IÉSEG is member of a CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research) research lab: LEM.
  • IÉSEG’s faculty is very diverse with 45 different nationalities represented.


  • LEM is a research unit, that comprises the CNRS, associating the University of Lille and IÉSEG School of Management
  • LEM comprises about 200 researchers and 100 doctoral students in economics and management.
  • LEM is a young, internationally oriented, and dynamic laboratory with a strong scientific ambition.

Description du poste :

Ph.D. Position in Social Entrepreneurship

Lille Economics and Management (LEM UMR CNRS 9221) and IÉSEG School of Management invite applications for a fully funded Ph.D. Position in Social Entrepreneurship at its Paris Campus.


An alternative economic model for building a more just and sustainable society exists, and social entrepreneurship is a central driver. A social enterprise is based on three pillars that will be found in varying proportions:

  • a social and/or environmental purpose;
  • a viable economic project;
  • limited profit-making and democratic governance.

The majority of social enterprises are created by teams (Ben-Hafaïedh & Dufays, 2021) and have, more generally, collective governance. While the lasting impact of entrepreneurial teams on conventional businesses has been demonstrated (Ben-Hafaïedh, 2017; Jin, et al., 2017; Klotz, Hmieleski, Bradley, & Busenitz, 2014), this dimension is hardly broached in the social entrepreneurship literature. Moreover, collective governance characteristics add a layer of idiosyncrasy to the governance of these companies.

This project aims at analyzing the antecedents of the performance of a social enterprise by focusing on the governance of the company in question. What are the levers of value creation, economic and social, in a social enterprise?

The project entails a hands-on approach, completing and analysing a database of social businesses distinguished by the National Prize for the Creator of a Social Enterprise (CREENSO; managed by Cyrine Ben-Hafaïedh at IÉSEG School of Management, and collecting extra data. Qualitative methodologies as well as a qualitative comparative approach (QCA) (Ben-Hafaïedh, 2009; Douglas, Shepherd, & Prentice, 2020; Wagemann, Buche, & Siewert, 2016) are currently considered.

The selected candidate will be working under the supervision of Dr. Cyrine Ben-Hafaïedh and will be part of the IÉSEG Center for Organizational Responsibility research team

Profil recherché / Compétences requises

  • Have a MSc. (or be close to completion) in a relevant field, such as entrepreneurship, strategic management, innovation, organizational behavior, management or related.
  • Strong analytical skills and commitment to research excellence.
  • Excellent command of written English.
  • Fluency in French is preferred as the sample is constituted by French entrepreneurs.

Documents à transmettre


Contact :

Dr. Cyrine Ben Hafaiedh
Co-Rédacteur en chef Revue de l’Entrepreneuriat/Review of Entrepreneurship

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