What it’s all about
On 1 September Dr Thomas Bauwens and his team will kick off the SCENSUS programme at RSM. Having recently joined RSM on 1 February 2023, Thomas brought with him a whopping € 1.5 million in funding in the way of a Starting Grant, awarded by the European Research Council (ERC).
Together with his research team, Thomas aims to introduce a new interdisciplinary theory of the dynamics of community enterprises (CEs) within the wider political economy. He’ll also work to advance the research frontier on collective action and organisation studies, among others. Check out the website for more details.
The man behind the grant
Thomas comes to RSM from Utrecht University’s Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development. There, he led research and taught circular economy, energy communities and sustainability transitions. He holds a PhD in Economics and Management from HEC Management School, University of Liege, Belgium, and a MSc in Economics from the Economic School of Louvain, University of Louvain, Belgium.
Join the research team
Are you a postdoctoral researcher interested in discovering how communities reshape society beyond markets and states? Like to find out which mechanisms though which community enterprises can transform our economy to tackle urgent sustainability challenges like climate change? Apply to join Thomas and his team of researchers. The job function and application information can be found here.
This programme is funded by the European Union (ERC, SCENSUS, project number 101077489). Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Research Council Executive Agency. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.