Frank de Bakker
IÉSEG School of Management

What's new?

New paper published at 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 at M@n@gement : Talking the walk: The deflation response to legitimacy challenges (with Glen Whelan, Frank den Hond and Judy Muthuri).

New paper published at 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 and qualitative research methodology and 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 am 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.