Ans KolkAffiliation: University of Amsterdam

Bio: Ans Kolk is full professor at the Amsterdam Business School, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Her areas of expertise are in sustainability, corporate social responsibility and sustainable development, especially in IB. She has published numerous articles in international reputable journals, both mainstream and specialized ones, as well as book chapters and books.

Ans has on-going collaboration with colleagues from across the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, development studies, law and computer sciences to realize interdisciplinary innovation, something that she also seeks to leverage further for the IB field. Her work at the forefront has been widely recognized and is highly cited. For example, in 2009, she received the Lifetime Achievement Faculty Pioneer Award from the European Academy of Business in Society and the Aspen Institute, which recognizes exceptional faculty who are leaders in integrating environmental and social issues into their research and teaching both on- and off-campus; and in 2016, the Elsevier-wide Elsevier-wide Atlas award for social impact.

Kolk ranks high in the list of top business and management scientists, and is amongst the most prominent scholars and key contributors to the multinational nonmarket strategy literature since 2000. She served as senior editor for JWB, has been consulting editor of JIBP from the onset, is editor of JIBS as part of the team led by Rosalie Tung, and executive advisor to AIB’s special interest group on sustainability. Kolk also co-edited special issues for several journals, and is editorial board member of and reviewer for a wide range of outlets.

At her university, Ans was founding research director of the Amsterdam Business School and initiating chair of the International Strategy & Marketing Department; she is also co-directing interdisciplinary research priority areas and member of university-wide advisory bodies. Kolk has a long-standing involvement in many international collaborative research projects with private, public and non-profit actors.

Last Updated: June 2022