dr. S.P. (Steve) Kennedy

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Member ERIM
Field: Organisation
Affiliated since 2012

Steve Kennedy is Associate Professor researching corporate sustainability, climate change and sustainability-oriented innovation at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Dr Kennedy’s current research interests include how corporate sustainability strategies are translated into successful innovation and the formation of future-ready sustainable business models.  His research has featured in peer-reviewed scientific journals such as Journal of Management Studies, Long Range Planning and Journal of Cleaner Production.  Dr Kennedy is the Scientific Director of the Centre for Eco-Transformation and Academic Director of the MSc Global Business & Sustainability. He teaches courses such as 'Climate Change Strategy Role-Play' and 'Sustainability Leadership and Planetary Boundaries'.

  • S.P. Kennedy & N. Bocken (2019). Innovating business models for sustainability: an essential practice for responsible managers. In The Research Handbook of Responsible Management. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar

Key Publications (2)

  • S.P. Kennedy & G.M. Whiteman (2017). A Place-based analysis of sustainable water management. In The World Scientific Reference on Entrepreneurship volume 3: Sustainability, Ethics and Entrepreneurship (pp. 159-192). World Scientific Publishing
  • G.M. Whiteman & S.P. Kennedy (2016). Sustainability as process. In A Langley & H Tsoukas (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Process Organization Studies. SAGE Publications Ltd
  • S.P. Kennedy, G.M. Whiteman & A. Williams (2015). Sustainable Innovation at Interface: Workplace Pro-Environmental Behavior as a Collective Driver for Continuous Improvement. In The Psychology of Green Organizations. Oxford University Press
  • S.P. Kennedy & G.M. Whiteman (2014). Environmentalism and corporate sustainability. In Wiley Encyclopedia of Management, 3rd edition
  • Role: Daily Supervisor
  • PhD Candidate: Amanda Williams
  • Time frame: 2013 - 2018
  • Role: Co-promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Mira Yoon
  • Time frame: 2019 -

Editorial positions (6)

  • Journal of Business Ethics

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Organization Studies

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Journal of Management Inquiry

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Organization and Environment

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Journal of Cleaner Production

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

Organization Memberships

  • Sustainability Leadership & Planetary Boundaries (2017/2018)
Research Seminar
As: Contact, Coordinator


Visiting address

Office: Mandeville Building T11-44
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam