Daniel Petrovics

Daniel Petrovics – Postdoctoral researcher


Daniel Petrovics is a postdoctoral researcher working on the scalability of community enterprises for sustainability at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.

He has a keen interest in urban sustainability issues, cooperative-based energy governance and organisational transparency. His PhD research is focused on the scalability of energy communities and is based on polycentric governance thinking and the strategic niche management approach.

Daniel holds a MSc degree in International Development Studies and an MSc degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Amsterdam. He is also currently finishing his PhD at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR). In the past 4 years Daniel has also been a Research Associate at the Institute for Environmental Studies of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam where among others he worked on the NEWCOMERS and RESILIO projects. Before, he worked with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) on sustainability reporting policy and also acted as consultant on a number of projects involving organizations such as UNGC, UNEP, PwC, CDP and REN21.



  • Community enterprises
  • Sustainability transitions
  • Energy transition
  • Polycentric governance