Anne-Claire PACHE

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Chaired Professor and Director of Strategy and Social Engagement at ESSEC Business School


Chaired Professor in Philanthropy since 2011, Anne-Claire 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, Anne-Claire was part of the co-founding team of Unis-Cité, a French nonprofit organisation which advocated the idea of voluntary civil service in France.