Dr Steve Kennedy

Steve Kennedy

Associate Professor
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam

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Steve Kennedy is Associate Professor researching business sustainability  at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. His current research approaches how systems and resilience thinking can help organizations innovate to tackle grand societal challenges such as climate change and biodiversity loss. His research has featured in peer-reviewed scientific journals such as Journal of Management Studies, Strategic Organization, Long Range Planning and Journal of Cleaner Production. Dr Kennedy is the Scientific Director of the Centre for Eco-Transformation and teaches courses such as 'Climate Change Strategy Role-Play' and 'Sustainability Leadership and Planetary Boundaries'.

Publications

  • Academic (8)
    • Grewatsch, S., Kennedy, S., & Bansal, P. (2021). Tackling wicked problems in strategic management with systems thinking. Strategic Organization. https://doi.org/10.1177/14761270211038635

    • Williams, A., Whiteman, G., & Kennedy, S. (2021). Cross-Scale Systemic Resilience: Implications for Organization Studies. Business and Society, 60(1), 95-124. https://doi.org/10.1177/0007650319825870

    • Williams, A., Kennedy, S., Philipp, F., & Whiteman, G. (2017). Systems Thinking: A Review of Sustainability Management Research. Journal of Cleaner Production, 148, 866-881. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.02.002

    • Kennedy, S., Whiteman, G., & Ende, J. (2016). Radical Innovation for Sustainability: The Power of Strategy and Open Innovation. Long Range Planning, 50(6), 712-725. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lrp.2016.05.004

    • Perego, P., Kennedy, S., & Whiteman, G. (2016). A lot of Icing but little cake? Taking Integrated Reporting forward. Journal of Cleaner Production, 136(Part A), 53-64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.01.106

    • Akemu, O., Whiteman, G., & Kennedy, S. (2016). Social enterprise emergence from social movement activism: The Fairphone Case. Journal of Management Studies, 53(5), 846-877. https://doi.org/10.1111/joms.12208

    • Burchell, J., Kennedy, S., & Murray, A. (2015). Responsible management education in UK Business Schools: Examining the role of the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) as a driver for change. Management Learning, 46(4), 479-497. https://doi.org/10.1177/1350507614549117

    • Kennedy, S. (2011). Stakeholder Management for Sustainable Development Implementation: The Case of a Sustainable Urban Drainage System. Social & Environmental Accounting, 31(2), 139-153. https://doi.org/10.1080/0969160X.2011.593818

  • Professional (2)
    • Kennedy, S., & Rood, EM. (2017). Eco-transformation: a global sustainability wake-up call. RSM Discovery - Management Knowledge, 29(1), 5-7. http://hdl.handle.net/1765/98610

    • Kennedy, S., & Perego, P. (2016). Value creation through integrated reporting. RSM Discovery - Management Knowledge, 26(2), 11-13. http://hdl.handle.net/1765/93038

  • Academic (5)
    • Kennedy, S., & Bocken, N. (2020). Innovating business models for sustainability: An essential practice for responsible managers. In The Research Handbook of Responsible Management (pp. 640-653). Edward Elgar Publishing.

    • Kennedy, S., & Whiteman, G. (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. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813220614_0007

    • Whiteman, G., & Kennedy, S. (2016). Sustainability as process. In A. Langley, & H. Tsoukas (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Process Organization Studies SAGE Publications Ltd.

    • Kennedy, S., Whiteman, G., & Williams, A. (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.

    • Kennedy, S., & Whiteman, G. (2014). Environmentalism and corporate sustainability. In Wiley Encyclopedia of Management, 3rd edition

  • Academic (1)
    • Van Koert, M., Sherwood, D., & Kennedy, S., (2019). Interface: Creating a Climate Fit for Life with Carpet Tiles

Media

Media item

  • Het schrikwekkend snelle verlies aan biodiversiteit op aarde

    An interview with Steve Kennedy discussing the loss of biodiversity. “While the world's eyes are focused on fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, the global loss of biodiversity is accelerating at the same time. At the moment, that is…

Discovery items

Discovery 39 - The world after COVID-19: how we can do business better

Digital research magazine explores how we can organise society and business better after Covid-19

Value creation through integrated reporting

Integrated reporting can be more than a communication strategy. Companies should see it as an instrument to drive organisational change.

Courses

Climate change strategy roleplay

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BM-IM10FE
  • Level: Master, Master, Master

Climate change strategy roleplay

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021
  • Code: BM-IM14FE
  • Level: Master, Master, Master

Sustainability Leadership and Planetary Boundaries

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BM01GBS
  • Level: ERIM, Exchange, IM/CEMS, Master

Global Business Strategies

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BM02GBS
  • Level: ERIM, Exchange, IM/CEMS, Master

Sustainability and Behavorial Ethics

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BM03GBS
  • Level: ERIM, Exchange, IM/CEMS, Master

Sustainability Grand Challenges

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BM05GBS
  • Level: Master

Managing NGOs

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMME037
  • Level: Master, Master, Master, Master

Sustainable business models

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMME040
  • Level: Master, Master, Master, Master

Circular Economy - Block 4

  • Study year: 2021/2022
  • Code: BMME050-4
  • Level: Master, Master, Master, Master, Master, Master

Circular Economy - Block 5

  • Study year: 2021/2022
  • Code: BMME050-5
  • Level: Master, Master, Master, Master, Master, Master

Social Entrepreneurship

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018
  • Code: BMME080
  • Level: Master, Master, Master, Master, Master, Master

Sustainable Finance

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021
  • Code: BMME113
  • Level: Master, Master, Master, Master

Cross-sector Partnerships for Sustainable Development

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMME121
  • Level: Master, Master, Master, Master

Corporate Social Investment as a force for positive social change

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021, 2019/2020
  • Code: BMME143
  • Level: Master

Movement for Change: Social Movements and Collective Action in and around Organizations towards a Sustainable World

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021
  • Code: BMME157
  • Level: Master, Master, Master, Master

Global Value Chains

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021
  • Code: BMME158
  • Level: Master

GBS Master Thesis

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BMMTGBS
  • Level: Master

Research Methodology I

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMRM3GBS
  • Level: Master

Research Methodology II

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMRM4GBS
  • Level: Master

Past courses

Circular Economy

  • Study year: 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMME050
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master, Master, Master, Master, Master, Master

Clean Tech Business Study (Intellectual Property)

  • Study year: 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2016/2017
  • Code: BMME112
  • ECTS: 1 Level: Master

Communicating Sustainability

  • Study year: 2020/2021, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMME107
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master, Master, Master, Master

Corporations and justice

  • Study year: 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMME038
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master, Master, Master, Master

Innovation Management

  • Study year: 2020/2021
  • Code: BM-IM09CC
  • ECTS: 8 Level: Master

Leadership, Sustainability & Governance

  • Study year: 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018
  • Code: BAB29
  • Level: Bachelor 2, Bachelor 2, Pre-master

Personal Narrative, Communication, and Career

  • Study year: 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018
  • Code: BM04GBS
  • ECTS: 1 Level: Master

Science & Practice for Transform. Change

  • Study year: 2020/2021
  • Code: UC-MINUC-05
  • ECTS: 15 Level: Level 300

GBS Company-based Research Project

  • Study year: 2018/2019
  • Code: BMBPGBS
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master

Research Methodology

  • Study year: 2018/2019
  • Code: BMRM2GBS
  • ECTS: 2 Level: Master

Leadership, Sustainability & Governance

  • Study year: 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BAB27
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Bachelor 2, Bachelor 2, Pre-master

GBS Research project

  • Study year: 2015/2016
  • Code: BMME039
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master

Climate Change Strategy Roleplay

  • Study year: 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: IM10FE
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master, Master

GBSM master thesis

  • Study year: 2014/2015
  • Code: RSMMTGBSM
  • ECTS: 16

Sustainability leadership and planetary boundaries

  • Study year: 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: RSM01GBS
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master

Climate Change

  • Study year: 2013/2014, 2012/2013
  • Code: IM09FE
  • ECTS: 10 Level: Master, Master