Prof. Dr. Ans Kolk
Amsterdam Business School
Plantage Muidergracht 12
1018 TV Amsterdam
Ans Kolk is full professor at the University of Amsterdam Business School, The Netherlands. Her areas of expertise are in corporate social responsibility and sustainability, especially in relation to international business, and their interactions with local, national and international stakeholders. Specific topics of research have included poverty and development; bottom of the pyramid and subsistence markets; climate change and energy; voluntary standard-setting, non-financial disclosure and accountability; stakeholders and governance; partnerships and social alliances. In 2009, she received the EABIS/Aspen Institute Faculty Pioneer European Award (Lifetime Achievement Award), which recognises exceptional faculty who are leaders in integrating environmental and social issues into their research and teaching both on- and off-campus. In 2016, she received the Elsevier-wide Atlas award for social impact for her single-authored article published in Journal of World Business.
Publications Professor Kolk has published in a range of international journals, including Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, Research Policy, Journal of Management Studies, Academy of Management Perspectives, Management International Review, International Business Review, International Marketing Review, California Management Review, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of Business Research, Organization, World Development, British Journal of Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Business and Society, Climate Policy, Business Strategy and the Environment. She has also written many book chapters, and published Economics of Environmental Management (Financial Times Prentice Hall) and International Business and Global Climate Change (Routledge, with Jonatan Pinkse).
Professor Kolk is a regular reviewer for international journals, serves as editorial board member for major journals in her field, and (co-)edited several special issues. She has also been involved in organisational matters (including panel/track organisation, chair and board roles, review and mentoring activities) and presented papers at various international academic conferences, including the Academy of Management, Academy of International Business, European Academy of International Business, Academy of Business in Society, International Federation of Scholarly Associations in Management. She organised the academic conference as part of the Amsterdam Global Conference of Sustainability and Transparency (Global Reporting Initiative). At the University of Amsterdam Business School, Ans has held several managerial roles over the years, including research director and chair of the international strategy & marketing department.
Professor Kolk has participated in several international projects on strategy, organisation and disclosure related to social and environmental issues, in cooperation with different private, public and societal organisations. They have included research for national science foundations (e.g. on business and climate change, and sustainable business models); for the KPMG international surveys of sustainability/corporate responsibility reporting; for the partnerships resource centre (funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs); and as part of externally-funded international research networks on social and environmental issues in business and management, and on transnational climate change governance.