Dr. Nicolas Chevrollier

Associate Professor
Nicolas Chevrolier
  • Post growth economy
  • Degrowth transition and organization
  • Sustainable market transformation
Sustainability in Action for Positive Change

Dr. Nicolas Chevrollier is an associate professor at Nyenrode Business University. He is part of Nyenrode's Faculty Research Center for Entrepreneurship, Governance & StewardshipChevrollier is lecturing at BSc, MSc and MBA levels and researching on how new forms of strategy, business models and organizations lead to higher levels of sustainability. He is especially interested in the transition to post-growth economy and how degrowth principles could be embedded into organization. Reconciling people, planet and business mechanisms is what ultimately give him energy while interacting with students and colleagues. 

His background is of multiple international experiences in three continents (US, Africa, Europe). At Nyenrode, besides his position as an assistant professor, he is the chair of the education committee of the BSc programme and a member of the education committee of the Modular MBA programme. Prior to Nyenrode, he used to be the managing director of the Inclusive Business Accelerator and a management team member of the BoP Innovation Center.

Chevrollier obtained his PhD in 2006 from the National Institute of Telecommunications (INT) in France while conducting research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the US. He followed in 2008 the INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Programme (ISEP). He was an international volunteer for the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) in Madagascar in 2001-2002.  


Hiking in the mountains, walking the forests, playing basketball. 

Most relevant Publications

  • Chevrollier, N., Argyrou, A., Ainiwaer, N, & Nijhof, A. On the encroachment of sustainable value propositions:  the tale of two business model innovation pathways for impact. Journal of Cleaner Production. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2022.135341
  • Argyrou, A., Chevrollier, N., & Nijhof, A. (2023). The versatile role of sustainable market entrepreneurs in market transformation: An intervention framework for institutional change. Business Strategy and the Environment. 32 (1), 259-273, https://doi.org/10.1002/bse.3128
  • Nijhof, A., Wins, A., Argyrou, A., & Chevrollier, N. (2022). Sustainable Market Transformation: A Refined Framework for Analyzing Causal Loops in Transitions to Sustainability. Journal of Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions. 42. 352-361.
  • Chevrollier, N., Zhang, J., Leeuwen, T., & Nijhof, A. (2020). The predictive value of strategic orientation for ESG performance over time. Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society. 20. 123-142. 10.1108/CG-03-2019-0105.