“The PhD program of IE has completely changed the way I think and reflect on the issues I’m passionate about. It has equipped me with the tools and frameworks I need to properly develop my reflections and express my ideas in a way that is both rigorous and constructive for the academic community and the practitioners in my field of research.”

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Jeanne Roche

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As a PhD student in the Entrepreneurship department, I am cultivating my interests in entrepreneurial structures that pursue both financial and non-financial objectives. My research mainly centers on the fields of social entrepreneurship and family firms with an emphasis on how business-owning families participate in shaping the ecosystem in which social enterprises can thrive. I also co-teach a class designed to accompany undergraduate students conducting their final project on a social entrepreneurship topic. Prior to joining IE, I had the opportunity to work for a microfinance bank in Brussels and for several European research centers focused on alternative economic and business models including the Economics in Mutuality lab at the Saïd Business School (University of Oxford). I have a MSc degree in Business Engineering and a MA degree in International Development & Demography from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium).

Jeanne Roche, France


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