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Professor in Organisation & Sustainability, University of Exeter

Steffen Böhm is Professor in Organisation & Sustainability at the University of Exeter Business School in the UK. 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 is well-known for his research on carbon markets and carbon offsetting. He has focused recently on research food systems, both in the UK and globally. He was a co-founder of the open-access journal ephemera: theory & politics in organization, and is co-founder and co-editor of the 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). A new book, Climate Change Activism, is forthcoming with Cambridge.

Experience

  • 2016–present
    Professor in Organisation & Sustainability, University of Exeter Business School
  • 2016–2018
    Guest Professor, Devision Environmental Communication, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
  • 2015–2017
    Visiting Professor in Renewable Energy Activism, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • 2014–2016
    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

  • 2019
    Development and trialling of the ‘Circular Economy Capability Maturity Model Tool’
    Role:
    Principle Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
  • 2019
    Circular Economy Roadmap for Southwest Food and Agriculture
    Role:
    Principle Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
  • 2016
    Modelling supply chain optimisation in the food and beverages industry: Helping SMEs in South West England work towards the circular economy
    Role:
    Principle Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
  • 2016
    Environmental Activism within Energy Companies
    Role:
    Principle Investigator
    Funding Source:
    British Academy
  • 2015
    Renewable Energy Activism
    Role:
    Co-Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Swedish Energy Agency
  • 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
    The impact of relocalised food systems on wellbeing
    Role:
    Principle Investigator
    Funding Source:
    East of England Cooperative Society
  • 2012
    Assessing the contribution of local food systems to community wellbeing in the East of England
    Role:
    Principle Investigator
    Funding Source:
    British Academy
  • 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)

Honours

FRSA - Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce)