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Xhauflair Virginie
B33 - Place des orateurs 1 - 4000 Liège

Category: Faculty

Function: Associate Professor

UER: Management

Research unit or center: CES (Centre d'Economie Sociale)

Research Field: Social enterprise and business ethics

Responsibilities :
  • Member of the School Research Commission (PRISME)
  • Concentration Leader, Social Enterprise Management

Degree certificates :
  • 2011 : Ph.D. in management
  • 2006 : Degree in Advanced Studies (DEA) in Social Sciences
  • 2001 : Master in Anthropology

External Professional Experience: Key issues in the management of philanthropic foundations (Baillet-Latour Chair, 2013-2016)
« If not for Profit, for What ? And How - Building interdisciplinary and integrated knowledge on social entrepreneurship and social entreprise », IAP coordinated by Centre for Social Economy (ULg) (Belgian Scientific Federal Policy, 2012-2017)
Innovative Neighborhoods and Institutional Work (ULg Special research Funds, 2012-2014) - « Participative governance and Industrial Relations» (GD Employment, European Union, 2013-2014)

Doctoral thesis: "La formation des régulations inter-organisationnelles équilibrées et pérennes : Le cas des pratiques de mutualisation de main-d'ouvre"

Biography: Virginie Xhauflair is Associate Professor at HEC-Management School of the University of Liege, holding the Baillet Latour Chair in Social Investment and Philanthropy. She teaches specific courses related to Philanthropy and Impact Investing, and general courses in HRM and Organization Theory. She holds a PhD in Management and Economics from the Sorbonne Graduate Business School (University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) and from HEC-Management School of the University of Liege, a Master Degree in Anthropology from the University of Liege and a MPhil Degree in social sciences from the Catholic University of Louvain. After ten years of action-research experience at LENTIC, a centre at HEC-ULg focusing on inter-organisational innovation processes, she joined the Centre for Social Economy in 2013. In 2011 and 2012, she was a visiting fellow at Centre for Business Research at the Judge Business School of the University of Cambridge. Her research work focus on how innovative schemes emerging at local level contribute to the transformation of social regulation, especially regarding labour market regulation. She is particularly interested in the reflexive role of third-party actors supporting and coaching these change processes. In the framework of the Baillet Latour Chair (, she is now developing a research programme focusing on the Belgian philanthropic sector, addressing two main issues: (1) strategies and governance practices of Belgian philanthropic foundations (2) emerging social investment instruments in Belgium.

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