Elvira Haezendonck

Professor of Management

  • Current position Professor of Management
  • Contact Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    Department of Business
    Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences
    Building C – Room 2.14
    Pleinlaan 2
    BE-1050 Brussels
  • Phone +32 2 629 21 31
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  • Website research.vub.ac.be

Elvira Haezendonck is Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the University of Antwerp. Her research covers various topics in the field of management, strategy and policy related to ports, transport and infrastructure: environmental strategy, competition analysis and stakeholder management. She teaches courses on Management, Competition Strategy, Port Management and Strategy and Corporate Social Responsibility, mostly on master level, and is Guest Lecturer at the University of Rotterdam (MEL) since 2005 and at EUROMED Marseille (Maritime MBA) since 2007. Since 2010 she holds a Research Chair on Public-private partnerships at VUB. She has published various articles, books and book chapters in these domains, with recently an Edward Elgar book publication on Transport Project Evaluation. Since 1998, she has been involved in over 30 national and EU research projects on for example long term strategy analyses for ports, socio-economic analysis of new investment projects and impact assessments.

Key publications

Dentchev, Nikolay A., Elvira Haezendonck and Mitchell van Balen (2015) The Role of Governments in the Business and Society Debate. Business & Society (published online before print).

De Schepper, Steven, Elvira Haezendonck and Michael Dooms, Michael (2015) Understanding pre-contractual transaction costs for Public–Private Partnership infrastructure projects, in: International Journal of Project Management 33: 932-946.

Van Balen, Mitchell, Michael Dooms and Elvira Haezendonck (2014) River tourism development: The case of the port of Brussels, in: Research in Transportation Business and Management, Vol. 13, No. Cruises and Cruise Ports, Structures and Strategies: 71-79.

De Schepper, Steven, Michael Dooms and Elvira Haezendonck (2014) Stakeholder dynamics and responsibilities in Public–Private Partnerships: A mixed experience, in: International Journal of Project Management 32(7): 1210-1222.

Dooms, Michael, Alain Verbeke and Elvira Haezendonck (2013) Stakeholder management and path dependence in large-scale transport infrastructure development: the port of Antwerp case (1960–2010), in: Journal of transport geography 27(2): 14-25.