Research at ICHEC


ICHEC has always been actively involved with the management world, listening to its problems and needs. As such, research at ICHEC essentially consists in applied research. It aims at a better understanding of the socio-economic reality, developing theories which have inspired and been authenticated by real business practice.

Applied research at ICHEC

ICHEC Brussels Management School carries out research focused on the application of research outcomes and the involvement of field stakeholders.

Research Team

Our research faculty is very linked to the field and their research interests are alive and evolving with new developments in society.

We have a tradition of teaching-oriented research, linked with the school mission, as well as of action-research, both locally anchored (Brussels Region, Federal government, and European Commission projects) and internationally (MIME, as well as strong links with Benin and Burkina Faso, including via the ICHEC Housing Project). These projects are often collaborations with partners who seek our expertise to complement their own.

Our second characteristic is transdisciplinarity. Our research is not organized by faculty or department, but around transversal themes. As a result, we develop expertise in areas that are typically transdisciplinary. Such research themes include sustainability (sustainable business models, sustainable finance), entrepreneurship (family businesses), and innovation (e-learning).

Discover the team !


  • Academic world: ICHEC Brussels Management School participates in national and international research projects. ICHEC is a member of the Louvain School of Management Group ( and takes part in its Excellence Centers (
  •  Business World: ICHEC Brussels Management School offers the experience and skills of its research team to companies and administrative institutions in order to conduct applied research projects or for consulting purposes.

Fields of research

Research at ICHEC Brussels Management School covers both management and pedagogy. More specifically:

  • intercultural management, macroeconomics of cities and regions, digital economy, SME management, CSR, North-South relationships
  • lifelong learning and e-learning

Internal Structure

Day-to-day management of research is under the responsibility of departments
Strategy and corporate communication are managed by the Associate Dean for Research.


  • Thierry Van den Berghe - Associate Dean for Research - - Phone: +32.2.778.03.03

Présentation vidéo

Réalisée dans le cadre des sessions Lab'Insight du réseau LIEU

Revue Gestion 2000

The review "Gestion 2000" is a reference in the French-speaking academic world, beyond Belgium. It has been present in university libraries since its creation in 1972. This academic year it is ICHEC's turn to edit the Management Review 2000.

Contact : Solange Simons, Director of Publications, Gestion 2000