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Mark Olsthoorn


Assistant professor (Management, Technology, and Strategy)
Assistant Professor to department Management & Technology
Doctorate of Philosophy, Business Administration, Grenoble Ecole de Management

Areas of expertise

  • Innovation Adoption
  • Systems Thinking
  • Sustainable Development
  • Economics and Technology Management

Assistant professor at GEM in Energy Management, Technology and Strategy. He failed to become an airline pilot and studied aerospace engineering instead. However, the sky has limits and he went to work for a sustainability resultancy in Amsterdam. Then worked at the University of Maryland's Center for Integrative Environmental Research. He came to France three years later and embarked on an academic track as a PhD student with GEM’s Energy Team, where he’s stayed ever since. At GEM, Mark teaches quantitative methods and researches ways to promote lean and clean energy. He lives in Grenoble with his wife and son and loves to bike and hike.

    • Managerial Economics - Master - from 2013 to 2014
    • Quantitative Methods - Licence - Since 2018
    • Major Sustainability Issues in the Fourth industrial revolution - Master - Since 2019
    • Systems thinking for business for society - Master - Since 2021
    • Entrepreneuriat technologique et social pour transformer le secteur de l'énergie - Master - Since 2021
    • Techniques of Decision-making - Master - Since 2016
    • E-Cube - Master - Since 2020