Prof Peter S. Hofman's research focuses on corporate social responsbility, energy transition, eco-innovation, sustainability strategy and corporate governance. Recent research explored institutional and relational antecedents for eco-innovation in firms, reassessed the conceptualisation of socio-emotional wealth and its relevance for family firms in the Asian context, is looking at the nature of energy transition within the Asian context, and investigates the distinct nature of corporate social responsibility in Chinese firms relative to firms in Europe and the US.

He has successfully led research grants in the areas of corporate social responsibility and human resource management, eco-innovation and supply chain collaboration in Chinese firms, and finance mechanisms for diffusion of clean technologies. He previously received grants from the Dutch National Scientific Council for research on system innovation in the energy sector, was involved in European Union funded projects on innovation and environmental management, and supported provincial efforts toward developing a roadmap for low carbon futures. 

Prof Hofman has been involved in the evaluation of various technology policy programmes and environmental policy programmes of the Ministries of Economic Affairs and Environmental Affairs in the Netherlands and was an advisor to the National Energy Council of the Netherlands. More recently, he was an international expert for a project of the Asian Development Bank and the Development Research Center of the State Council of China on improving energy efficiency in the Chinese manufacturing industry and was an international member of a policy study on Corporate Social Responsibility for Green Development for the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development.

  • LB5203: Sustainable Enterprise (Level 5; SIN)
  • Policy evaluation for sustainability oriented technology policy
  • Consultancy around sustainability strategy, ESG and CSR
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Energy Transition
  • Sustainability Strategy
  • Eco-Innovation
  • Socio-technical Scenarios
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management
  • Climate Change
  • Strategies for Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Research Design for PhD candidates
  • Sustainable Enterprise
  • Corporate Governance and Restructuring
  • 2021 to present - Adjunct Professor, University of Aberdeen (Aberdeen, UK)
  • 2017 to 2022 - Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance, University of Nottingham (Ningbo, China)
  • 2017 to 2020 - Associate Dean, University of Nottingham (Ningbo, China)
  • 2016 to 2017 - Acting Dean, University of Nottingham (Ningbo, China)
  • 2013 to 2017 - Associate Professor, University of Nottingham (Ningbo, China)
  • 2013 to 2016 - Head of Department of International Business and Management, University of Nottingham (Ningbo, China)
  • 2010 to 2014 - Director of Undergraduate Programmes, Nottingham University Business School (Ningbo, China)
  • 2009 to 2013 - Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham (Ningbo, China)
  • 2002 to 2009 - Senior Research Associate at Twente Centre for Studies in Technology and Sustainable Development, University of Twente (Enschede, The Netherlands)
  • 1995 to 2001 - Researcher at Twente Centre for Studies in Technology and Sustainable Development, University of Twente (The Netherlands)
  • 1992 to 1994 - Co-Director and consultant, Cyclus Consultancy (Enschede, The Netherlands)
  • 2012 - Recognition for Research Excellence; Nottingham University Business School China
  • 2015 to 2016 - Invited International Export for ADB Project on Energy Efficiency and Emissions
  • 2013 to 2014 - International Member of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environmental and Development (CCICED) for a special policy study on Corporate Social Responsibility and Green Development
  • Editorial Board Member, Asian Business & Management
  • 2012 to 2015 - Guest Professor in Corporate Social Responsibility; Nanjing University of Finance and Economics, Nanjing, China

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  • Exploring the Dynamics of AI Adoption in the Social Service Sector: Psychological Perceptions, Sector-Specific Variations, and Impacts on employee efficiency and client engagement (PhD , Advisor Mentor)

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