ICA - CCR European Research Conference Berlin 2019

Jan Jonker

Nijmegen School of Management
Radboud University

Chair of Sustainable Entrepreneurship
Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Professor Dr. J. (Jan) Jonker is a specialist in the field of corporate sustainable development. He is employed as a professor at the Nijmegen School of Management (NSM) at the Radboud University Nijmegen (RU – Holland) where he holds the chair of ‘Sustainable Entrepreneurship’. Between 2014-2016 he has hold the Chair d’ Excellence Pierre de Fermat positioned at the Toulouse Business School (TBS) in Toulouse (France). During 2017-2018 he is also the Chairholder of the Chair Emilie Francqui at the Free University in Brussels, Belgium
Professor Jonker’s research interests are at the crossroads of management, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainable development (SD), specifically, the development of strategies for sustainability and related (new) business models. Within this focus, Professor Jonker is increasingly concentrating on how to enable and foster fundamental change and transformation leading to organising (inter)organisational sustainability. He can be seen more of an academic entrepreneur then a fundamental researcher. As such he is creating a variety of participative research projects in order to have impact.
He has spent considerable time on developing a taxonomy of sustainability strategies and unravelling the building blocks for a generation of (new) sustainable en circular business models. As a result he published in 2014 a book on (social) business models methodology that has become a bestseller. Recently (May 2017 and 2018) he published two publications on Circular Business Models. The latter are available for free.
For seven years in a row (2009 -2015) he has been nominated on the Top 100 list of most influential ‘green’ people’ in the Netherlands. All of Professor Jonker’s books, projects, lectures and encounters comprise the common goal of driving progress in sustainable development in and between organisations and people. Her firmly believes that our society and the people within hold the power to make changes. Thus far, he has written and co-written 35 books and published over 150 articles. He is a often solicited international speaker and acted as a visiting professor in countries including the United States, France, Denmark, Australia, Italy, Spain, Norway, Morocco, Germany, Poland and China. In the Fall of 2018 he was appointed Officer in the Order of the Dutch Crown by HRH King Willem-Alexander for his work on sustainability and circularity.
Professor Jonker can be reached at janjonker@wxs.nl