Johanna Vanderstraeten works as assistant professor (researcher and lecturer) at the Management department of the University of Antwerp, Belgium. Her research focuses on international entrepreneurship and strategic management. Within these domains, she executes research about ambitious entrepreneurship (for example, internationalization efforts, the impact of personality aspects (micro-foundations), sustainability, company growth) and business incubators. She employs theories such as strategic positioning, effectuation & causation, and institutional theory.
She worked at the Entrepreneurship Center of FGV-EAESP in São Paulo, Brazil (Fundação Getulio Vargas), and obtained her Ph.D. at the University of Antwerp at the Faculty of Applied Economics. She studied Business Engineering (master), and Didactics for Economics (Academic Teacher Training, master).