Professor in Organisation & Sustainability, University of Exeter

Steffen Böhm is Professor in Organisation & Sustainability and Director of the Sustainability & Circular Economy Research Cluster at University of Exeter Business School. He was previously Professor in Management and Sustainability and Director of the Essex Sustainability Institute at the University of Essex. He is Honorary Professor in Management and Sustainability at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, and Visiting Professor in Renewable Energy Activism at Uppsala University, Sweden, and Visiting Professor at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden. He holds a PhD from the University of Warwick.

His research focuses on political economies and organization of the food-energy-water-environment nexus. He has a particular research interest in the role of business in society as well as grassroots organization models for sustainability. He was a co-founder of the open-access journal ephemera: theory & politics in organization, and is co-founder and co-editor of the new open-access publishing press MayFlyBooks as well as Interface: A Journal for and about Social Movements. He has published five books: Repositioning Organization Theory (Palgrave), Against Automobility (Blackwell), Upsetting the Offset: The Political Economy of Carbon Markets (Mayfly), The Atmosphere Business (Mayfly), and Ecocultures: Blueprints for Sustainable Communities (Routledge).

Experience

  • 2016–present
    Professor in Organisation Studies, University of Exeter
  • 2015–present
    Visiting Professor in Renewable Energy Activism, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • 2014–present
    Honorary Professor in Management and Sustainability, University of St Andrews
  • 2011–2015
    Professor in Management and Sustainability, University of Essex
  • 2012–2015
    Director, Essex Sustainability Institute
  • 2009–2011
    Reader in Management, University of Essex
  • 2008–2009
    Senior Lecturer in Management, University of Essex
  • 2003–2008
    Lecturer in Management, University of Essex
  • 2006–2006
    Visiting Professor, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil

Education

  • 2003 
    University of Warwick, PhD, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 1998 
    University of Warwick, MA in Organisation Studies
  • 1997 
    University of Lancaster, BA(Hons) in Business Administration
  • 1993 
    Trinkaus & Burkhardt, HSBC Group, Certified Banker

Grants and Contracts

  • 2015
    Agroecological Business
    Role:
    Principle Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
  • 2013
    The Future of our Food: Resilience, Security and Justice in a Global Context
    Role:
    Principle Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
  • 2012
    Assessing the contribution of local food systems to community wellbeing in the East of England
    Role:
    Principle Investigator
    Funding Source:
    British Academy
  • 2012
    The impact of relocalised food systems on wellbeing
    Role:
    Principle Investigator
    Funding Source:
    East of England Cooperative Society
  • 2011
    Evaluating the Low Carbon Champions project
    Role:
    Principle Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Green Light Trust
  • 2010
    Ecocultures and resilience
    Role:
    Principle Investigator
    Funding Source:
    University of Essex
  • 2009
    The Social, Economic and Environmental Impacts of Carbon Markets: The Case of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)
    Role:
    Principle Investigator
    Funding Source:
    British Academy
  • 2005
    Alternative Media and Public Action: Organising the Global Alternative Networks
    Role:
    Co-Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)