SustBusy Publications

The Research Centre “Business and Society – Towards a Sustainable World” produces sustainability related, scientific output involving research by the members of the center and joint projects with external researchers.

Published Papers

Breuer, H., Fichter, K., Lüdeke-Freund, F., Tiemann, I. (forthcoming): “Sustainability-oriented business model development: principles, criteria, and tools”, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing


Lee Park, C., Paiva, E.L. (2018). How do National Cultures impact the Operations Strategy Process? International Journal of Operations & Production Management, forthcoming.


Acquier, A., Carbone, V., Masse, D. (2017): “A quoi pensent les institutions? Théorisation et institutionnalisation du champ de l’économie collaborative”, Revue Francaise de Gestion 43(265), pp. 25-49


Acquier, A., Daudigeos, T., Pinkse, J. (2017): “Promises and paradoxes of the sharing economy: An organizing framework”, Technological Forecasting and Social Change (first online July 21, 2017)


Acquier, A., Valiorgue, B., Daudigeos, T. (2017): “Sharing the Shared Value: a transaction cost perspective on strategic CSR policies in Global Value Chains”, Journal of Business Ethics 144(1), pp. 139-152


Beckenbach, F., Geisendorf, S., Klippert, C. (2017): “Ecological instability and economic evolution – innovation effects of sustainability policy”, Journal of Evolutionary Economics (submitted)


Breuer, H., Lüdeke-Freund, F. (2017): “Values-Based Network and Business Model Innovation”, International Journal of Innovation Management 21(3), pp. 1-35


Dreyer, B., Lüdeke-Freund, F., Hamman, R., Faccer, K. (2017): “Upsides and downsides of the sharing economy: Collaborative consumption business models’ stakeholder value impacts and their relationship to context”, Technological Forecasting and Social Change (online first May 2, 2017)


Durach, C., Weingarten, F. (2017): “Environmental management: The impact of national and organisational long-term orientation on plants’ environmental practices and performance efficacy”, Journal of Cleaner Production 167(Supplement C), pp. 749-758


Fischer, D., Mauer, R., Brettel, M. (2017): “Regulatory focus theory and sustainable entrepreneurship.”, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, DOI: 10.1108/IJEBR-12-2015-0269


Fracarolli Nunes, M., Lee Park, C. (2017): “Self-claimed sustainability: building social and environmental reputations with words”, Sustainable Production and Consumption 11, pp. 46-57


Fracarolli Nunes, M., Lee Park, C. (2017): “Supply chain contamination: An exploratory approach on the collateral effects of negative corporate events”, European Management Journal (online first September 19, 2017)


Geisendorf, S. (2017): “Evolutionary climate-change modelling: A multi-agent climate-economic model”, Computational Economics (online first September 12, 2017), DOI 10.1007/s10614-017-9740-2


Geisendorf, S., Klippert, C. (2017): “The effect of green investments in an agent-based climate-economic model”, Environmental Modeling & Assessment (online first March 29, 2017), DOI 10.1007/s10666-017-9549-3


Geisendorf, S., Pietrulla , F. (2017): “The circular economy and circular economic concepts–a literature analysis and redefinition”, Thunderbird International Business Review (online first July 31, 2017)


Jahn, J., Eichhorn, M., Brühl, R. (2017): “How Do Individuals Judge Organizational Legitimacy? Effects of Attributed Motives and Credibility on Organizational Legitimacy”, Business & Society (online first July 6, 2017)


Klippert, C., Geisendorf, S., Beckenbach, F., (2017): “Ecological-economic modeling – an attempt at classification”, Ecological Economics (submitted to Ecological Economics, December  11, 2017)


Kurucz, E., Colbert, B., Lüdeke-Freund, F., Upward, A., Willard, B. (2017): “Relational leadership for strategic sustainability: Practices and capabilities to Advance the design and assessment of sustainable business models”, Journal of Cleaner Production 140, pp. 189-204


Rattalino, F. (2017): “Circular advantage anyone? Sustainability‐driven innovation and circularity at Patagonia, Inc.”, Thunderbird International Business Review (online first June 13, 2017)


Acquier A., Carbone, V., Masse, D. (2016): “‘L’économie collaborative: fondements théoriques et agenda de recherche, Projet PICO, Pionniers du Collaboratif”, Projet PICO, Pionniers du Collaboratif, Ministère du Développement Durable


Acquier A., Carbone, V., Masse, D. (2016): “‘Les mondes de l’économie collaborative : Une approche par les modèles économiques”, Projet PICO, Pionniers du Collaboratif, Ministère du Développement Durable


Acquier A., Carbone, V., Moatti, V. (2016): “‘Teaching the Sushi Chef’: Hybridization Work and CSR Integration in a Japanese Multinational Company”, Journal of Business Ethics, pp 1-21 (first online January 21, 2016)


Brühl, R., Kury, M. (2016): “Rhetorical Tactics to Influence Responsibility Judgments. Account Giving in Banks Presidents Letters during the Financial Market Crisis”, International Journal of Business Communication


De Stefano M. C., Montes-Sancho M. J., Busch T. (2016): “A natural resource-based view of climate change: Innovation challenges in the automobile industry”, Journal of Cleaner Production 139, 1436-1448


Demailly, D., Acquier, A., Carbone, V., Masse, D., Roux, D., Borel, S., Benoît-Moreau, F., Guillard, V., Parguel, B., Berlingen, F., Cappello, M., De Grave, A., Tincq, B. (2016): “L’économie collaborative, réservoir d’innovations pour le développement durable”, Projet PICO, Pionniers du Collaboratif, Ministère du Développement Durable


Eichhorn, M., Brühl, R. (2016): “Banker’s New Clothes: Ideological Use of Social Accounts”, Journal of Business Ethics (revise & resubmit)


Fercoq, A., Lamouri, S., Carbone, V. (2016): “Lean/Green integration focused on waste reduction techniques”, Journal of Cleaner Production 137, pp 567-578


Fracarolli Nunes, M., Lee Park, C. (2016). “Self-claimed sustainability: Building social and environmental reputations with words”, Sustainable Production and Consumption, in press, DOI:


Fracarolli Nunes, M., Lee Park, C. (2016): “Caught red-handed: The cost of the Volkswagen Dieselgate”, Journal of Global Responsibility, v.7, n.2, 288-302


Geisendorf, S. (2016): “The Impact of Personal Beliefs on Climate Change: The ‘Battle of Perspectives’ revisited”, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 26, pp. 551-580


Geisendorf, S., Nuscheler, D. (2016): “Does Sustainability create Shareholder Value? – The Impact of Sustainability on Stock Market Performance of European Firms”, Zeitschrift für Umweltpolitik und Umweltrecht, Vol. 1, pp 88-115


Jahn, J., Brühl, R. (2016): “How Friedman’s View on Individual Freedom Relates to Stakeholder Theory and Social Contract Theory”, Journal of Business Ethics, 1-12


Nepomuceno, M.V., Laroche, M. (2016): “Do I fear Death? The Effects of Mortality Salience on Individuals who score High on Anti-Consumption Lifestyles”, Journal of Consumer Affairs (forthcoming)


Nepomuceno, M.V., Laroche, M. (2016): “When Materialists intend to resist Consumption: The Moderating Role of Self-Control and Long-Term Orientation”, Journal of Business Ethics (forthcoming)


Pape, U., Kreibohm, E. (2016): “The Performance of Socially Responsible Investment Funds in Germany”, Business Ethics: A European Review (under review)


Schaltegger, S., Hansen, E., Lüdeke-Freund, F. (2016): “Business models for sustainability: origins, present research, and future avenues (editorial)”, Organization & Environment, 29(1), pp 3-10


Schaltegger, S., Lüdeke-Freund, F., Hansen, E. (2016): “Business Models for Sustainability: A Co-Evolutionary Analysis of Sustainable Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Transformation”, Organization & Environment, 29(3), pp 264-289


Tapia, M.; De Stefano, M., Herrero, L. (2016): “Is Development Aid Effective in Central America?”, Economic Letters (work-in-progress)


Carbone, V., Blanquart, C. (2015): “Collaborative Supply Chains and Environmental Awareness: A Typology in Terms of Proximity”, Supply Chain Forum: an International Journal, 15(4), pp 28-41


Nepomuceno, M., Laroche, M. (2015): “The Impact of Materialism and Anti-Consumption Lifestyles on Personal Debt and Account Balances”, Journal of Business Research, 68(3), pp 654-664


Nepomuceno, M. et al. (2015): “How to reduce Perceived Risk when Buying Online: The Interactions Between Intangibility, Product Knowledge, Brand Familiarity, Privacy and Security Concerns”, Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 21(4), pp 619-629


Acosta, P.; Acquier, A., Delbard, O. (2014): “Just Do It? The Adoption of Sustainable Supply Chain Management Programs from a Supplier Perspective”, Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal, 15(1), pp 76-91


Karmann, T., Mauer, R., Flatten, T., Brettel, M. (2014): “Entrepreneurial orientation and corruption”, Journal of Business Ethics, 133(2), pp 223-234


Lisicki, O., Prime, N. (2014) : “Le BoP comme Agent d’Innovation : du Segment au Ferment”, Economies et Societes, 1(3), pp 159-171


Rattalino, F. (2014): “Verso l’eccellenza dell’altruismo”, Harvard Business Review Italia, January-February, pp 28-28


Boons, F., Lüdeke-Freund, F. (2013): “Business models for sustainable innovation: State of the art and steps towards a research agenda”, Journal of Cleaner Production 45, pp 9-19


Schaltegger, S., Lüdeke-Freund, F., Hansen, E. (2012): “Business cases for sustainability: The role of business model innovation for corporate sustainability”, International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development 6(2), pp 186-217


Acquier, A., Carbone V. (in press): “Sharing economy and social innovation”, in: Davidson, Finck, Infanca (eds.), Cambridge Handbook of the Sharing Economy and Law


Breuer, H., Lüdeke-Freund, F. (2018)“Values-based business model innovation – A toolkit”, in: S. Idowu, L. Moratis, F. Melissen (eds.), Sustainable Business Models: Principles, Promise, and Practice, Berlin: Springer (forthcoming)


Fracarolli Nunes, M. (2018). “The Impact of Negative Social / Environmental Events in the Market Value of Supply Chain Partners”, in: De Boer, L. & Andersen, P.H. (Eds.). Operations Management and Sustainability: New Research Perspectives, Palgrave Macmillan (forthcoming).


Lüdeke-Freund, F. (2018). “Unternehmerische Verantwortung und Nachhaltigkeit – Welche Rolle spielen Geschäftsmodelle?” [Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability – The Role of Business Models], in: P. Bungard, R. Schmidpeter, (Hrsg.): CSR und Geschäftsmodelle. Berlin: Springer (forthcoming)


Lüdeke-Freund, F., Schaltegger, S. (2018). “The sustainability balanced scorecard. Concept and case of Hamburg Airport”, in: A. Lindgreen, B. Hirsch, C. Vallaster, S. Yousafzai, (eds.): Measuring and Controlling Sustainability: Spanning Theory and Practice. New York: Routledge (forthcoming)


Acquier, A., Carbone, V., Dacosta, P. (2017). “Dynamic capabilities for sustainability: what are they?”, in: Borland et al. (eds.): Business Strategies for Sustainability: A Research Anthology. Farnham: Gower Publishing (forthcoming)


Acquier, A., Carbone, V., Massè, D. (2017). “L’économie collaborative, source d’innovation sociétale?”, in: A. De Crop (ed.), La consommation collaborative. Enjeux et défis de la nouvelle société du partage. Paris: Vuibert


Breuer, H., Lüdeke-Freund, F. (2017). “Values-based innovation management – Innovating by what we care about”, Houndmills: Palgrave


Carbone, V. (2017). “Le courant sociologique de la théorie néo-institutionnelle : cadre pertinent pour l’analyse des effets de la crise sur les pays à croissance rapide?”, in: E. Millot, S. Nivoix, J.P. Lemaire : Les organisations face aux transitions internationales. Paris: Vuibert


Fracarolli Nunes, M. & Lee Park, C. (2017). Sustainable Smart Manufacturing:  Assembling Innovation-friendly Enterprises. In: Silva, F.M., Bártolo, H., Bártolo, P, Almendra, R., Roseta, F., Almeida, H.A. & Lemos, A.C. (Eds.). Challenges for Technology Innovation: An Agenda for the Future. CRC Press / Taylor & Francis Group, pp.143-147.


Lüdeke-Freund, F. (2017). “Geschäftsmodelle für unternehmerische Nachhaltigkeit – Eckpunkte eines nachhaltigkeitsorientierten Geschäftsmodellmanagements”,  [Business Models for Corporate Sustainability – Cornerstones of a Management Framework] in: T. Wunder (Hrsg.): CSR und strategisches Management. Berlin: Springer


Lüdeke-Freund, F., Freudenreich, B., Saviuc, I., Schaltegger, S., Stock, M. (2017). “Sustainability-Oriented Business Model Assessment – A Conceptual Foundation”,  in: R. Edgeman, E. Carayannis, S. Sindakis (eds.), Analytics, Innovation and Excellence-Driven Enterprise Sustainability. Houndmills: Palgrave


Struminska-Kutra, M., Rok, B. and Mockallo, Z. (2017)“Workplace innovation context in Poland: Between structure and agency”, in: Workplace Innovation: Theory, Research and Practice, ‘Aligning Perspectives on Health, Safety and Well-Being’ series, Springer International Publishing (forthcoming)


Struminska-Kutra, M. and Rok, B. (2017): Innowacje w miejscu pracy. Pomiedzy efektywnoscia a jakoscia zycia zawodowego (Workplace innovation. Efficiency and quality of life at work), Warsaw: Poltext.


Arruda de, M. C. and Rok, B. (2016): “Understanding Ethics and Responsibilities in a Globalizing World, Berlin: Springer International Publishing


Brühl, R. and Kury, M. (2016): “Vertrauensbildung durch Kommunikation – die Rolle von Verantwortung und Rechenschaft”, in: Vertrauensbasierte Führung, hrsg. v. F. Keuper und T. Sommerlatte, Wiesbaden: Gabler, 2016, pp 179-196


Gasparski, W.W., Lewicka-Strzalecka A., Bak D., Rok B. and Kuraszko I. (2016): “Evolution and Specific of Business Ethics in Poland”, in: A. N. Krylov, ed., Handbuch zur Europäischen Wirtschaftsethik: Business Ethics: Expectations of Society and the Social Sensitisation of Business, Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag – Verlag Oesterreich, Berlin – Wien, 453-466


Fracarolli Nunes, M. and Lee Park, C. (2016):Sustainable smart manufacturing: Assembling innovation-friendly enterprises”, in: Challenges for Technology Innovation: an Agenda for the Future, Taylor & Francis Publishing (forthcoming)


Lüdeke- Freund, F., Gold, S., Bocken, N. (2016): “Sustainable Business Model and Supply Chain Conceptions – Towards an Integrated Perspective“, in: L. Bals, W. Tate (eds.) Implementing Triple Bottom Line Sustainability into Global Supply Chains. Scheffield: Greenleaf


Palmer D. and Rattalino, F. (2015): “Handbook of Research on Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibilities, Advances in Business Strategy and Competitive Advantage”, IGI Global, Hershey


Rattalino, F. (2015): “Sustainability and Competitive Advantage: A Case of Patagonia’s Sustainability-Driven Innovation and Shared Value”, in Palmer, D.: Handbook of Research on Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibilities, IGI Global, pp 330-355


Delbard, O. (2014): “Par-delà Le Développement Durable- Nature, culture(s) and coopération(s): Beyond sustainability – Nature, Culture(s) and cooperation(s)”, Bord de l’eau – Mondes Marchands