Frank de Bakker
IÉSEG School of Management

What's new?

New paper published in Organization & Environment: Strategizing nature in cross-sectro partnerships: Can plantation revitalization enable living wages? (with Iteke van Hille, Peter Groenewegen and Julie Ferguson)

New paper published in Business & Society : The elephant in the room: The nascent research agenda on corporations, capitalism and society (with Dirk Matten, Laura Spence and Christopher Wickert).

New paper published in Academy of Management Journal: Energizing through visuals: How social entrepreneurs use emotion-symbolic work for social change (with  David Tomás Barberá, Itziar Castello and Charlene Zietsma).


I am a full professor of corporate social responsibility at the Department of Management & Society at IÉSEG School of Management in Lille, France. I teach courses on CSR and sustainability, business ethics, social movements and qualitative research methodology. In my research I am interested in business and society interactions, especially in how activist groups operate vis-a-vis firms, what strategies and tactics they use over time to evoke institutional change on issues of corporate social responsibility and in how firms respond to these challenges.

In Lille, I am co-ordinating ICOR, the IÉSEG Centre for Organizational Responsibility and a member of the LEM-CNRS (9221) research laboratory. In addition, I amacademic director of the Master in Management for Sustainability. From 2017 till 2023 I was one of the co-editors of Business & Society, one of the leading journals dealing specifically with the intersection of business and society.

 This homepage contains links to my research and teaching activities, a short CV and a few links I find useful or interesting. Please contact me if you have any further questions or remarks.