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The present doctoral research will be conducted under the supervision of Prof. Johan Bruneel (Department Management, Strategy and Innovation – MSI) in collaboration with dr. Frédéric Dufays (Department Work and Organisation Studies - WOS) in the framework of the Centre of Expertise for Cooperative Entrepreneurship (Kenniscentrum voor Coöperatief Ondernemen, KCO in short).
Cooperative enterprises are value-driven member-owned and democratically controlled organizations that operate primarily and philosophically outside of the traditional profit to capital owners’ model. Governance is often set forth as the most distinctive element of cooperatives. However, cooperatives are confronted with several pressures that challenge the nature of their governance. This doctoral research project will study the dynamics within the board of directors of Belgian cooperatives, more specifically the profile of board members and the role of the Chairperson. You will contribute to a broad FWO-SBO project on governance of cooperatives shouldered by the Faculty of Economics and Business in collaboration with Saint-Mary’s University’s Sobey Business School, Halifax, Canada.
Your job will consist of the following main activities: