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Nathalie Crutzen

PhD in Economics and Management
Assistant Professor
Accenture Chair in Sustainable Strategy,
HEC-Management School of the University of Liege

Bât. N1 Sustainable Strategy
Rue Louvrex 14
4000 Liege
Belgium

Email: ncrutzen@uliege.be

Homepage: https://www.smart-city.uliege.be/cms/c_4316710/en/smartcity

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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.).

Selected publications

  • Kummitha, R., & Crutzen, N. (2017). How do we understand smart cities? An evolutionary perspective. Cities, 67, 43-52.

  • Crutzen, N., Bounazef, D., & Qian, W. (2018). Developing Sustainability Mobility Controls: The Case of Four Belgian Local Governments. Social and Environmental Accountability Journal, 38, 2156-2245.

  • Kummitha, R., & Crutzen, N. (2019). Smart cities and the citizen-driven internet of things: A qualitative inquiry into an  emerging smart city. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 140, 44-53.

  • Desdemoustier, J., Crutzen, N., & Giffinger, R. (2019). Municipalities' understanding of the Smart City concept: An exploratory analysis in Belgium. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 142, 129-141.

  • Desdemoustier, J., Crutzen, N., Cools, M., & Teller, J. (2019). Smart City appropriation by local actors: An instrument in the making. Cities, 92, 175-186.

  • Crutzen, N., Van Bockhaven, J., Schaltegger, S., & Giffinger, R. (2019). Guest Editorial - Sustainability Accounting and Control for Smart Cities. Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, 10(4), 646-653.

  • Esposito, G., Clement, J., Mora, L., & Crutzen, N. (2021). One size does not fit all: Framing smart city policy narratives within regional socio-economic contexts in Brussels and Wallonia. Cities, 118

  • Clement, J., & Crutzen, N. (2021). How Local Policy Priorities Set the Smart City Agenda. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 171

  • Esposito, G., Clement, J., Mora, L., & Crutzen, N. (November 2021). One size does not fit all: Framing smart city policy narratives within regional socio-economic contexts in Brussels and Wallonia. Cities, 118

  • Esposito, G., Terlizzi, A., & Crutzen, N. (2022). Policy narratives and megaprojects: the case of the Lyon-Turin high-speed railway. Public Management Review, 24

  • Gerli, P., Clement, J., Esposito, G., Mora, L., & Crutzen, N. (July 2022). The hidden power of emotions: How psychological factors influence skill development in smart technology adoption. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 180, 121721

  • Clement, J., Esposito, G., & Crutzen, N. (In press). Municipal Pathways in Response to Covid-19: A strategic management perspective on local public administration resilience. Administration and Society

  • Manjon, M., Aouni, Z., & Crutzen, N. (2022). Green and digital entrepreneurship in smart cities. Annals of Regional Science, 68 (2), 429–462

  • Manjon, M., & Crutzen, N. (2022). Air quality in smart sustainable cities: target and/ or trigger? Annals of Regional Science, 68 (2), 359–386

  • Clement, J., Manjon, M., & Crutzen, N. (12 July 2022). Factors for collaboration amongst smart city stakeholders: A local government perspective. Government Information Quarterly, 39 (4)

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