Johanna Vanderstraeten works as a researcher and lecturer at the Management department of the University of Antwerp, Belgium. Her research focuses on strategic management and entrepreneurship. Within these domains, she executes research about business incubators and ambitious entrepreneurship (for example, internationalization efforts, sustainability, company growth). 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 and Didactics for Economics (Academic Teacher Training).