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Description of research and teaching

Bodo Steiner is Professor of Food Economics & Business Management, Head of the research group Management & Organizations For Sustainable Food Systems, and Deputy director at the Department of Economics and Management, University of Helsinki. He is affiliated with the Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS), the Helsinki Institute of Urban and Regional Studies (URBARIA), the Helsinki Inequality Initiative (INEQ), the InterTran Research Group for Sustainable Law and Business at the University of Helsinki (INTERTRAN), the Sustainable Change Research Network (SUCH) the Finnish Organic Research Institute, the Task Force of the Finnish National Food Research Strategy, and serves as advisory board member for the Institute for the Economy for the Common Good, and as member to the Environmental Footprint Technical Advisory Board of the European Commission.

He earned his PhD from the University of Reading and has previously held faculty and visiting appointments at the University of California Berkeley, University of Alberta, University College Cork, University of Southern Denmark, University of Kiel, and Beijing Normal University.

His recent research and teaching interests focus on mixed methods to address organizational sustainability, in particular social capital, social sustainability in food systems and value chains, and circular economy strategies. His work has been published by MIT Press, The Economist, and journals including Ecological Economics, Journal of Cleaner Production, Regional Studies, European Journal of Political Economy, Food Policy, Economic Record, European Journal of Marketing, and the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics.

RECENT PROJECTS

Increasing consumer trust and support for the food supply chain


TEACHING 2020

YET-102 Sustainability and global food value chains

EKM-103 Managing innovation in agrifood value chains for sustainability

INNOFOOD - Innovating Food Value Chain Innovations (with Prof. Shtub)

Circular Business Models for Sustainable Urban Food Systems (with Prof. De Bernardi)

AGERE-A06 Theories and Application in Strategic Management (with Dr. Rantamäki-Lahtinen)

EKM-119 Master Thesis Seminar Food Economy and Consumption

Curriculum vitae

CURRENT PRINCIPAL POSITIONS

Professor (full, permanent), Department of Economics & Management, University of Helsinki (since 1.4.2017).

Head of research group, Department of Economics & Management, University of Helsinki (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/management-organizations-for-sustainable-food-systems) (since 2017).

Deputy director, Department of Economics & Management, University of Helsinki (since 2018).

Adjunct Professor at the University of Alberta, Department of Resource Economics & Environmental Sociology (since 2012).

 

CURRENT EXTERNAL AFFILIATIONS

Member, Environmental Footprint Technical Advisory Board, European Commission, April 2019 - present.

Affiliated Researcher, Duke University, Global Value Chains Initiative (https://globalvaluechains.org/person/steiner-bodo), 2015 - present.

Collaborating Researcher, ECOMAS Research Group - Economics, Environment, Sustainability and Tourism (TIDES Institute, University of Las Pamas Gran Canaria (http://www.tides.ulpgc.es/en/investigation/research-groups/ecomas.html), 2015 - present.

Advisory Board Member, Institute for the Economy for the Common Good (www.gemeinwohl-institut.org), 2016 - present.

Network Member, NanoFunDus, research network, nanotechnology functionalization for diagnosis & safety in food supply chain & health care (www.nanofundus.net/), 2014 - present.

 

PRINCIPAL POSITIONS DURING THE PAST 10 YEARS

Professor MSO (‘With Special Responsibilities’), University of Southern Denmark (July 1, 2012 - December 31, 2016).

Adjunct Professor, University of Alberta (2012 - present).

Senior Lecturer, College of Business & Law, Department of Food Business & Development, University College Cork (July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012).

Associate Professor (with tenure), Dept. of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta (2009 - June 30, 2011).

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology (formerly Dept. of Rural Economy), University of Alberta (2004-2009).

Research Fellow, RDRC (Rural Development Research Consortium) University of California Berkeley (2003 - 2007).

 

OTHER PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL WORKING EXPERIENCE

Sabbatical, Faculty of Economics & Social Sciences at the Christian Albrechts University of Kiel (Chair of Regional Economics, Prof. Johannes Bröcker), July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011.

Visiting scholar, University of California Berkeley, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (November 2002 - June 2004).

Research Fellow, Volkswagen Foundation (Germany), November 2002 - December 2003.

Visiting researcher, Agricultural University of Norway, Department of Economics and Social Sciences, NLH, Åas, March 2001.

Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Kiel (1999-2002).

Reseach Associate, University of California Berkley, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (July 1997 - August 1997)

European Commission Research Training Fellow, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Reading, UK (1994-96)

Visiting Scholar, University of California Berkely, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (April 1995 - May 1995)

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Department of Agricultural and Food Economics, University of Reading, UK (1999).

M.Sc. Department of Agricultural and Food Economics, University of Reading, UK (1994).

B.Sc. Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Reading, UK (1993).

ERASMUS student, Facult´e de Droit & Sciences Economiques, Univ. of Montpellier I (1992).

Pre-diploma, University of Kiel, Germany (1990).

External positions

Member, Environmental Footprint Technical Advisory Board, European Commission, European Commission - European Research Area

1 Apr 2019 → …

Adjunct Professor, University of Alberta

1 Sep 2012 → …

Fields of Science

  • 512 Business and Management
  • Food Business Management
  • Value Chain Management
  • Social Capital
  • Social Sustainability
  • Organization studies
  • Sustainability Reporting
  • 511 Economics
  • Food Economics
  • International Marketing
  • Sustainability science
  • Innovation performance

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications

Multi-Product Category Choices Labeled for Ecological Footprints: Exploring Psychographics and Evolved Psychological Biases for Characterizing Latent Consumer Classes

Steiner, B. E., Pescher, A. O. & Grebitus, C., 2017, In : Ecological Economics. 140, p. 251-264 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Social capital, religious affliation and business performance in Denmark

Steiner, B. E. & Wang, C., 2016, In : Academy of Management annual meeting proceedings. 2016:1, 17753.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting AbstractResearchpeer-review

A phenomenon-driven approach to the study of value creation and organizational design issues in agri-business value chains

Steiner, B. E., 2017, In : Economia agro-alimentare. 19, 1, p. 89-118 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Smart Specialisation strategies on the periphery: a data-triangulation approach to governance issues and practices

Ghinoi, S., Steiner, PhD, P. B., Makkonen, T. & Hassink, R., 7 Aug 2020, In : Regional Studies. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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The Political Debate on Climate Change in Italy: A Discourse Network Analysis

Ghinoi, S. & Steiner, PhD, P. B., 2 Jun 2020, In : Politics and Governance. 8, 2, p. 215-228 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Projects

Activities

Academy of Management Annual Meeting

Prof. Bodo Steiner, PhD (Attendee)

10 Aug 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

International Business Review (Journal)

Prof. Bodo Steiner, PhD (Reviewer)

2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Supervision of Doctoral candidate Narta Voca, in the doctoral programme "FOOD CHAIN AND HEALTH"

Prof. Bodo Steiner, PhD (Supervisor)

20192023

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

Journal of Food Products Marketing (Journal)

Prof. Bodo Steiner, PhD (Reviewer)

2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Public sector innovations for behavioural change: A comparative institutional perspective

Prof. Bodo Steiner, PhD (Speaker)

6 Mar 20198 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Press / Media

Social capital in the 21st century

Prof. Bodo Steiner, PhD

18/06/2015

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media