Jeroen Struben

Jeroen Struben is Associate Professor of System Dynamics in the Strategy & Organisation Department at EM Lyon Business School and research affiliate at MIT Sloan School of Management. Jeroen received his PhD at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and holds an MsC in Physics from Delft University of Technology. Jeroen Struben is a social and systems scientist who studies dynamics of market formation and transformation towards more sustainable pathways. His research addresses questions such as “How do alternative products and practices penetrate in the marketplace – or society at large, rather than falter?”. Jeroen analyses market formation processes, focusing on the over-time interactions across stakeholders working through both social and material adoption challenges. He conceptualizes and studies these efforts as market formation processes because significant uptake of such products involves the joint development of consumer familiarization, complementary infrastructure, and technology improvement for example. Jeroen tackles these problems using methods ranging from simulation to empirical analysis of large spatiotemporal datasets. His current research program consists of three projects: (I) Market formation for alternative fuel vehicles, (II) Market formation for nutritious food, and (III) Market formation theory. Jeroen’s research produces insights for both scholars and practitioners about coordination and collective action across organizations, industries and governments. Jeroen teaches topics related systems thinking, sustainability, and innovation. Through his research Jeroen has worked with organizations across a variety of sectors ranging from automotive (Ford, GM, SAIC Shanghai), to energy (Shell, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, United States Department of Energy (DOE), Johnson Controls China), public health (PHAC), and to fisheries (NOAA, GCDC).