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Mark Olsthoorn


Associate Professor (Management, Technology and Strategy)
Associate 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

Associate professor at GEM in Energy Management, Technology and Strategy. He got a master's in aerospace engineering from Delft University of Technology. However, the sky has limits and he went to work for a sustainability resultancy in Amsterdam. He 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, sustainability, and systems thinking. He researches ways to promote energy transition. He lives in Grenoble with his wife and two children and loves to bike and hike.

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