Isabelle Ferreras

[PhD,MSc] FNRS – LOUVAIN – HARVARD

Funding, Award and Other Scientific Achievements

January 2022: Book Award « Firms as Political Entities. Saving Democracy through Economic Bicameralism » (New York City/Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) : Finalist of the William Foote Whyte and Kathleen King Whyte Book Prize awarded by the Kelso Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University

2021-2025: Belgium Federal Government BELSPO Research Fund (Pillar 3 Call 2020-21 Theme: A just transition towards a carbon-neutral society): “Bridging decarbonization and labour market in sustainability transitions” (LAMARTRA), Coordinator: Tom Bauler (ULBruxelles).

2020-2021: Collaborative Research with SMart.II (Brussels) on tackling the critical challenges highlighted through the research report issued as output of the 2017-2018 research project (Facing the challenges of contemporary work and work organization in a users’ cooperative). Working in team with Dr. Julien Charles, sociologist.

2017: Bernheim Foundation Sponsorship for the PeaceJam training program, initiative of 14 Nobel Peace Prize laureates, in partnership with the 4 universities UCLouvain, ULB, KULeuven, VUB. Program offered on November 17-19, 2017 at UCLouvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, 150 participants.

2017-2018: Collaborative Research with SMart.I (Brussels) on facing the challenges of contemporary work and work organization in a users’ cooperative. Research coordinated by Isabelle Ferreras. Research team: Dr. Julien Charles, sociologist and Dr. Auriane Lamine, legal scholar.

2017: UCLouvain-Sciences Po, Paris-Thales Group Research Collaboration (Paris): on measuring the value of services. Isabelle Ferreras was the lead PI of the project with Pierre François (Professor at Sciences Po-Paris-CNRS). Hiring of a post-doc fellow, Hadrien Coutant.

2014: Finalist of the European Research Council Starting Grant Competition. With the proposal: ‘Firms as Political Entities’. Step 2 Presentation to Jury (SH2 Panel) on October 14, Brussels. FSR Seeds money offered by the university of Louvain to initiate the project

2014-2016: Wage Indicator online survey, special research module on institutions of ownership and control from the employee’s perspectives, run in 14 countries. Research project in partnership with Richard Freeman (Harvard) and Sanjay Pinto (Columbia).

October 2013: Book Award « Gouverner le capitalisme ? » (PUF, 2012) among the three finalists of the book award: Prix du Livre RH/Le Monde/Sciences Po/Syntec

2008-2012: Wage Indicator online survey, special research module ran in 10 countries (U.S.A., UK, Belgium, Spain, Finland, Poland, Hungary, Argentina, Brazil, Germany and the Netherlands). Ferreras’ work received the data-collecting support of The Wage Indicator Foundation (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) of the University of Amsterdam (Kea Tijdens and Paulien Osse) through the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard University.

July 2010: funding awarded by the Belgian National Fund For Scientific Research (F.N.R.S.) for translation and statistical assistance with the research project What is Work?

October 2008: Book Award « Critique politique du travail » (Presses de Sciences Po, 2007) among the three finalists of the book award: Prix du Livre RH/Le Monde/Sciences Po/Syntec

September 2005-June 2010: CAPRIGHT, coordinated by the Institutions and Historical Dynamics of Economics (IDHE), CNRS-Ecole nationale supérieure, Cachan (France), funded by the European FP6. Worked with Prof. Jean De Munck (PI) in two Work Packages (two case studies of firm restructuring at VW and Carrefour, hiring and management of two researchers, and coordination of two roundtables on Social and Civil Dialogue – 2007-2010)

September 2004-2009: Harvard Labor and Worklife Program, launch of the US version of the Wage Indicator survey (www.PayWizard.org), Academic PI: prof. Richard Freeman, Ferreras was the project manager (creation and maintenance of website, coordination of work performed by one staff member based in Boston, the IT staff in Amsterdam and a public relations-person based in Arizona)

January-February 2005: Travel Award for a visiting stay (6 months) at the Labor and Worklife Program, Harvard Law School, Harvard University offered by the National Fund for Scientific Research (F.N.R.S.)

September 2004-February 2005: Wertheim Fellow (honorary), Labor and Worklife Program, Harvard Law School, Harvard University

May 2004: Travel Award for a visiting stay (12 months) at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University, offered by the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (F.N.R.S.)

2003-04: Honorary Fellowship, Belgian American Educational Foundation (B.A.E.F.)

October 2002: Travel Award for a 7-month visiting stay at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from the National Fund for Scientific Research (F.N.R.S.)

June 2000: Travel Award for a 4-month research stay at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from the French-speaking Community of Belgium Fellowship competition for stay abroad

May 1998: Chevening Award (full scholarship) awarded by the British Council and the United Kingdom Embassy to Belgium for a year of study at the University of Oxford. (Not spent)