Frederik  Claeyé Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Frederik Claeyé

Chair in Social Business
Université Catholique de Lille

Frederik Claeyé holds a Chair in Social Business at Lille Catholic University (France), where he heads the Centre for Research on Human Capital. He received his PhD from Middlesex University Business School, London. He is Research Associate and Visiting Lecturer at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa. Most of his research concentrates on management in social businesses and NGOs in sub-Sahara Africa.


Having spent much of my childhood in Africa, I have always held an active interest in the continent, and especially the issue of development aid. Having increasingly more doubts about the effectiveness of charity-based development, more recently I have become interested in social business and social entrepreneurship as vehicles for micro-level development.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    My main area of interest these days is social business and social entrepreneurship. More specifically, my research is focused on management in these organisations. A related interest is the issue of social impact and impact measurement.


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Journal of International Development

The Iron Cage Re‐Revisited: Institutional Isomorphism In Non‐Profit Organisation

Published: Jan 07, 2012 by Journal of International Development
Authors: Frederik Claeyé and Terence Jackson
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting, Area Studies

Non-profit organisations (NPOs) are being pushed to become ‘more business-like’, reflecting global discourse on ‘aid effectiveness’, which is underpinned by managerialist modes of thinking that may be inappropriate to local contexts. We examined the nature of the tendency towards institutional isomorphism empirically investigating this with 14 NPOs in South Africa's Eastern Cape, using a conceptual framework derived from institutional theory.