Arjan van Rheede

Arjan van Rheede is a Senior Research Fellow, Senior Lecturer and Project Leader SDG OFFICE at Hotelschool The Hague.

He gained his PhD from the Faculty of Management & Organization at Groningen University with research on the appropriation of innovations in the work system. At The Nijmegen School of Management at Radboud University he conducted research on strategies on the environmental movement and their effectiveness. He did his M.Sc. at Radboud University at the Nijmegen School of Management on Environmental Policy. Since 2004 he works at Hotelschool The Hague.

Currently, he works on the transition towards a circular economy. Researching strategy implementation (practice) based on insights from organizational development and change to help organizations to implement sustainable practices more successful. He is also exploring how the sustainability debate changes the host–guest relationship. (2010- present)

He started at the research centre of Hotelschool The Hague on the labour market and HRM-related issues in the hospitality industry. Together with Rob Blomme and Debby Tromp, he explored the use of the psychological contract to explain turnover intentions in the hospitality industry (2005-2010).

Previously, he worked as a researcher at IOWO, an independent educational consultancy affiliated with Radboud University on strategies used in environmental education. (1997-1998)

"I like to work with students and companies on real-life problems showing how theoretical insights can help explain and solve challenges we are facing and result in practical solutions.

Since 1997 I have invested a lot of time and energy trying to make people more aware of the challenges we are facing concerning environmental and social sustainability and which responsibility we as global citizens and companies have. My focus at Hotelschool The Hague is how we can transform our industry towards the Circular Economy."