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Crutzen Nathalie

Functions :

  • Department : Management, Full Professor
  • Field of research : Strategy & Performance for the Society, Faculty
  • Field of research : SCI - Smart City Institute


N1 - 104 - rue Louvrex, 14 - 4000 Liège

+32 4 2327433


General data :

Category: Académique

Biography: Nathalie Crutzen, holder of a PhD in Business and Economics, is professor at HEC Liège - Management School of the University of Liège. She is responsible for academic activities (ie. scientific research, academic teaching, supervision of Master and PhD theses & various services) in the field of strategy, innovation & sustainability. In this context, Nathalie Crutzen has developed, over the last years, various research projects on sustainability, strategy and related management (control); on sustainability innovations as well as on sustainable and smart cities. She has an international profile. She has a lot of contacts with other universities, business schools and various organizations (businesses, cities) all over the world, especially to deal with issues related to sustainability, strategic management and smart cities. As far as scientific research is concerned, up to now, she has published scientific articles in international scientific journals (Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Cities, Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, Journal of Cleaner Production, Review of Business and Economics, Revue Internationale PME, Humanisme et Entreprise) as well as several book chapters.  Professor Nathalie Crutzen is also the founder and the director of the Smart City Institute (SCI) at HEC Liège. This institute deals with the topic of Smart Cities and, more broadly, with the transition of cities/territories towards sustainability (economic, ecological & social aspects). The SCI proposes to approach this thematic from a managerial angle (not a technical one) while collaborating with other disciplines (economy, geography, architecture, computer & environmental sciences, etc.). It is founded on an original partnership between private companies (Proximus, Schréder, Strategy&, Vinci Energies, Total), public actors (Walloon Region & Digital Wallonia) and a University and its Management School (HEC Liège). This academic institute aims at stimulating research, teaching, innovation and entrepreneurship in the field of sustainable and smart cities/territories. Numerous international partnerships has been developed over the last years between the Smart City Institute and other prestigious academic entities, such as the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) from the Texas A&M University (USA), the UMR-SU (Unité Mixte de Recherche en Sciences Urbaines) from the University of Laval (Canada) or the UTN from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina). For more details: 

Research data :

Thesis title : [2009] Essays in the Prevention of Small Business Failure : Taxonomy and Validation of Five Explanatory Business Failure Pattenrs (EBFPs) Ph.D. in Economics and Business Management

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