Postdoctoral researcher Véronique De Herde is taking her next step after working with Social Enterprises & Institutions for Collective Action for 1,5 years. She starts a three-year postdoctoral mandate at the University of Liège, Center for Social Economy, with professor Frédéric Dufays. The research will focus on cooperative models of value chain organization in the agri-food sector. The objective is to disentangle the complex factors contributing to their strategic relevance for sustainable transitions.
At the department of Business-Society Management of the Rotterdam School of Management, she explored the historical dimension of cooperative development, with a focus on the challenges of identification and interpretation of archival sets. Véronique: “I appreciate that I’ve had the opportunity to discover the Dutch academic landscape and to delve with the SEICA research team on the complex dynamics of collective action.”