S.P. (Steve) Kennedy

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

Steve Kennedy is Assistant Professor researching corporate sustainability, climate change and sustainability-oriented innovation within the Centre of Corporate Eco-Transformation at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Dr Kennedy’s current research focuses on how corporate sustainability strategies are translated into successful innovation and the formation of future-ready sustainable business models. In recognition of its academic contribution his thesis on the challenges of operationalizing sustainability at the local-level was highly commended at the prestigious Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards 2010. Dr Kennedy is the Academic Director of the MSc Global Business & Sustainability and teaches courses such as 'Climate Change Strategy Role-Play' and 'Sustainability Leadership and Planetary Boundaries'.

Key Publications (3)

  • 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

Editorial positions

  • Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Journal of Cleaner Production

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Journal of Business Ethics

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Journal of Management Inquiry

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

Organization Membership


Visiting address

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

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam

Latest publication

S.P. Kennedy, G.M. Whiteman & J. van den Ende (2017). Radical Innovation for Sustainability: The Power of Strategy and Open Innovation. Long Range Planning, 50 (6), 712-725. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lrp.2016.05.004