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Professeure ordinaire, présidente du Louvain Research Institute in Management and Organizations (LouRIM), Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain)

Valérie Swaen has a PhD in Economics and Management Sciences from UCLouvain and is a Full Professor of marketing and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain School of Management, Belgium) and at IESEG School of Management (France).
Since September 2019 (and until 2024), she is the president of the Louvain Research Institute in Management and Organizations (LouRIM, UCLouvain). She is also leading the Louvain CSR network that gathers and supports researchers and practitioners who seek to put responsible leadership and sustainable production and consumption at the heart of their research and strategy. She held different corporate chairs in CSR (with companies such as Solvay, Spadel, SNCB).
Prof. Swaen studies corporate social responsibility from different fields of management, even if her main research interest concerns stakeholders’ reactions to CSR communication. She has published academic papers in international journals such as Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Research, and Marketing Letters, among others.


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    Professeure, Louvain School of Management