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Anne-Claire Pache

Anne-Claire Pache is Chaired Professor in Philanthropy since 2011. She is a Professor within the ESSEC Public and Private Policy Department and was Dean for Academic Programs between 2014 and 2017.

She graduated from ESSEC Business School in 1994, holds a Master in Nonprofit Management from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (2001) and a Ph.D. in Organisational Behavior from INSEAD (2009).

Her research focuses on social enterprises, in particular on their growth process and their relations with their institutional environments. She authored several books and articles in the best management journals (Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Leadership Quarterly...). 

Before embarking on an academic career, Dr. Pache was part of the co-founding team of Unis-Cité, a French nonprofit organisation which advocated the idea of voluntary civil service in France.

Curriculum Vitae

Selected publications

Gautier, A., Pache, A.-C., & Chowdhury, I. 2016. Bound to fail yet successful: Understanding institutionalization processes of contested practices. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2016(1): 13220. Best Paper in the History of CSR Award, Social Issues in Management Division.

Sandford, S., Pache, A.-C., & Gautier, A. 2016. Donations Within Limits. Stanford Social Innovation Review, 14(1): 20–25.

André, K., & Pache, A.-C. 2016. From Caring Entrepreneur to Caring Enterprise: Addressing the Ethical Challenges of Scaling up Social Enterprises. Journal of Business Ethics, 133(4): 659–675.

Battilana, J., Sengul, M., Pache, A.C., Model, J. 2015. Harnessing productive tensions in hybrid organizations: The case of work integration social enterprises, Academy of Management Journal, 58(6): 1658-1683.

Santos, F., Pache, A.C., Birkenholz, C. 2015. Making hybrids work: Aligning business models and organizational design for social enterprises, California Management Review, 57(3): 36-58.

Gautier, A., Pache, A.C., & Mossel, V. 2015. Giving in France: A philanthropic renewal after decades of distrust. In P. Wiepking & F. Handy (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Global Philanthropy (pp. 137–154). London: Palgrave MacMillan.

Gautier, A., Pache, A.C., 2015. Research on Corporate Philanthropy: A Review and Assessment, Journal of Business Ethics, 126(3): 343-369.

André, K., Gheerbrant, C., Pache, A.C. 2014. Changer d'Echelle: Manuel pour maximiser l'impact des entreprises sociale. Paris: ESSEC Publishing.

Pache, A.C., Gautier, A., 2014. A Global Family Affair, Stanford Social Innovation Review, 12(3): 61-62.

Gautier, A., Pache, A.C., 2014. La philanthropie : une affaire de familles. Paris: Autrement.

Stievenart, E., & Pache, A.-C. 2014. Evaluer l’impact social d’une entreprise sociale : points de repère. RECMA, 331: 76–92.

Pache, A.C., Santos, F., 2013. Inside the hybrid organization: Selective coupling as a response to competing institutional logics, Academy of Management Journal, 56(4): 972‑1001.

Pache, A.C., Santos, F., 2013. Embedded in hybrid contexts: How individuals in organizations respond to competing institutional logics. Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 39: 3‑35.

Gautier, A., Pache, A.-C., & Chowdhury, I. 2013. Nonprofit Roles in For-profit Firms: The Institutionalization of Corporate Philanthropy in France. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2013: 17464.

Pache, A.C., Chowdhury, I., 2012. Social entrepreneurs as institutionally embedded entrepreneurs: Towards a new model of social entrepreneurship education, Academy of Management Learning and Education, 11(3): 494-510.

Pache, A.C., Sibieude, T., 2011. Cas en Entrepreneuriat Social. Paris : Editions EMS.

Pache, A.C., Santos, F., 2010. When Worlds Collide: The Internal Dynamics of Organizational Responses to Conflicting Institutional Demands, Academy of Management Review, 35(3): 455-476.

Battilana, J., Gilmartin, M., Sengul, M., Pache, A.C., Alexander, J., 2010. Leadership Competencies for Implementing Planned Organizational Change, Leadership Quarterly, 21(3): p. 422-438.