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Steffen Boehm


Steffen Böhm is Professor in Organisation & Sustainability 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 was also Honorary Professor in Management and Sustainability at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, Visiting Professor in Renewable Energy Activism at Uppsala University, Sweden, and Guest Professor at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden. He has held other visiting positions at universities and institutions around the world, including University of Innsbruck (Austria), Copenhagen Business School (Denmark), and Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil).


He was awarded his doctoral title, PhD, at the University of Warwick, in 2005.


He was a co-founder of the open-access journals ephemera: theory & politics in organization and Interface: A Journal for and about Social Movements, and is co-founder and co-editor of the open-access publishing press MayFlyBooks.


He is an Editor at the Journal of Business Ethics, responsible for the Environment & Business Ethics section. He is a reviewer for a range of high-impact journals, including Organization Studies, Organization, Journal of Management Studies, British Journal of Management, Academy of Management Discoveries, Academy of Management Perspectives, Scandinavian Journal of Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Regulation & Governance, Global Environmental Policy, Climate Policy, Work, Employment & Society, Culture and Organization, Human Relations, Management & Organizational History, Environment and Planning A, D & E, Antipode, Urban Studies, Marketing Theory, Macromarketing, Environmental Sociology, Sociology, Journal of Cleaner Production, Energy Research & Social Science, and others.


He has published six books: Repositioning Organization Theory (Palgrave), Against Automobility (Blackwell), Upsetting the Offset: The Political Economy of Carbon Markets (Mayfly), and The Atmosphere Business (Mayfly), Ecocultures: Blueprints for Sustainable Communities (Routledge), and Negotiating Climate Change in Crisis (Open Book Publishers). A new book, Climate Activism, is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press.


Professor Boehm also publishes short articles aimed at the wider public. He has written over 25 articles in The Conversation, reaching over 300,000 readers worldwide. He’s also published in The Guardian, the Ecologist, CounterPunch, Washington Post and other publications aimed at the general reader, engaging in contemporary events. He has also appeared on BBC Television and Sky News.


Since 2018 he has been the Co-PI of the influential Tevi programme in Cornwall.

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