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Koen van Bommel is Assistant Professor of Organization Theory & Corporate Sustainability at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Koen van Bommel obtained his PhD in Management from Warwick Business School in England in 2014. During his doctoral studies, he also conducted research at Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University) in Evanston, IL. Prior to becoming a researcher, Koen van Bommel was a sustainability consultant at KPMG.

Koen is particularly interested in sustainable business models, the tensions and paradoxes around corporate sustainability and sustainability/integrated reporting. Koen van Bommel also studies how social movements emerge and transform in response to their institutional environments and how they can subsequently change this environment. He is particularly interested in the Slow Flood movement. Koen van Bommel’s work has appeared in journals such as Organization Studies, Organization, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Journal of Cleaner Production, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Journal of Sustainability Research as well as in several books.


Taking an organization and management theory perspective, his research focuses in particular on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and corporate sustainability as well as on the broader relationship between business and society.


Koen van Bommel’s teaching activities include courses at the Bachelor and Master level, for instance on organization theory, management & organization, CSR and management consulting, as well as the supervision of Bachelor and Master theses.

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