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Jos van der Sterren

  • 9 Citations

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Drs. Jos van der Sterren is an economist with more than 25 years of experience in fundmanagement, consulting in access to finance, social investment, and international SME/micro-enterprise development. Working experience in more than 30 countries in Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and Africa, including long term assignments in Latin America (Nicaragua, Argentina). Specializations include senior investment management, fund design and management, financial engineering, bank downscaling and financial institutional governance.

Since 2003, he applies this expertise at Academy for Tourism. He is a lecturer in tourism value chains and tourism destinations. Over 10 years experience in management, training, consultancy, research in tourism business strategies, destination management and access to finance.

Currently he combines his work as Director of Academy for Tourism, with research and consulting services. 

Research Output

SMEs, access to inance and sustainable tourism in Rwanda

van der Sterren, JH., 1 Jul 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Open Access

From profit to benefit? Social enterprises as a concept to build transformative leadership in tourism research and education.

van der Sterren, JH. & Buijtendijk, HHF., 2016, The transformative power of tourism: a paradigm shift towards a more responsible traveller.. UNWTO (ed.). Madrid: UNWTO, (Affiliate Members Global Report, Volume fourteen – The Transformative Power of Tourism a paradigm shift towards a more responsible traveller; vol. 14).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

Social entrepreneurship as a tool for promoting global citizenship in island tourism destination management

Gowreesunkar, V. G. B., van der Sterren, JH. & Seraphin, H., 2015, In : ARA Journal of Tourism Research. 5, 1, p. 7-23

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Toerismesector professionals en onderwijsinnovaties NHTV

van der Sterren, JH., 2015.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

West Brabant als toeristische en recreatieve trekpleister

van der Sterren, JH., 20 Jun 2015, In : Bn De Stem/ de Ondernemer.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlePopular


  • 10 Consultancy
  • 5 Guest lectures/talks/presentations (not at a conference)
  • 1 Contribution at a conference
  • 1 Organising an event

Agrifinance Kenya Programme

JH van der Sterren (Consultant)
1 Jan 201831 Dec 2020

Activity: Consultancy

Next Tourism Generation Skills Alliance Project (EU)

JH van der Sterren (Consultant)
1 Jan 201831 Dec 2020

Activity: Consultancy

Learning communities in higher tourism education

JH van der Sterren (Invited speaker)
24 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationGuest lectures/talks/presentations (not at a conference)

Feasibility study Access to Finance Rwanda

JH van der Sterren (Consultant)
1 Sep 201731 Oct 2017

Activity: Consultancy

Zambeze Valley tourism destination strategy Mozambique

JH van der Sterren (Consultant)
1 Oct 201731 Dec 2018

Activity: Consultancy