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


Dong, C., Boute, R. (forthcoming): “The Beer Transportation Game: How to decarbonize logistics by moving freight to sustainable transport modes”, INFORMS Transactions on Education

Freudenreich, B., Lüdeke-Freund, F., Schaltegger, S. (forthcoming): “A stakeholder theory perspective on business models–Value creation for sustainability”, Journal of Business Ethics (accepted)

Saunders, L., Tate, W. L, Zsidisin, G. A., Miemczyk, J. (forthcoming): “The influence of network exchange brokers on the triple bottom line of sustainable organizational networks”, Journal of Business Ethics

Howard, M., Hopkinson, P., Miemczyk, J. (2019): “The regenerative supply chain: a framework for developing circular economy indicators”, International Journal of Production Research (forthcoming), DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2018.1524166

Jahn, J., Brühl, R. (2019): “Can bad news be good? On the positive and negative effects of including moderately negative information in CSR disclosures”, Journal of Business Research 97: 117-128, DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2018.12.070

Johnson, D., Geisendorf, S. (2019): “Are neighborhood-level SUDS worth it? An assessment of the economic value of sustainable urban drainage system scenarios using cost-benefit analyses”, Ecological Economics 158: 194-205, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2018.12.024

Miemczyk, J., Luzzini, D. (2019): “Achieving Triple Bottom Line Sustainability in Supply Chains: the Role of Environmental, Social and Risk Assessment Practices”, International Journal of Operations and Production Management (forthcoming), DOI: 10.1108/IJOPM-06-2017-0334


Bassen, A., Gödker, K., Lüdeke-Freund, F., Oll, J. (2018). “Climate information in retail investors’ decision-making: Evidence from a choice experiment”, Organization & Environment, (online first: April 27, 2018), DOI: 10.1177/1086026618771669

Breuer, H., Fichter, K., Lüdeke-Freund, F., Tiemann, I. (2018): “Sustainability-oriented business model development: principles, criteria, and tools”, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing, 10(2), pp 256-286, DOI: 10.1504/IJEV.2018.10013801

Carmagnac, L., Carbone, V. (2018): “Making supply networks more sustainable ‘together’: The role of meta-organistions”, Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal, (online first December 3, 2018), DOI: 10.1080/16258312.2018.1554163

Dong, C. (2018): “A supply chain perspective of synchromodality to increase the sustainability of freight transportation”, 4OR – A Quarterly Journal of Operations Research, 16(3), pp 339-340, DOI: 10.1007/s10288-017-0367-x

Dong, C., Boute, R., McKinnon, A., Verelst, M. (2018): “Investigating synchromodality from a supply chain perspective”, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and the Environment, 61(A), pp 42-57, DOI: 10.1016/j.trd.2017.05.011

Dong, C., Transchel, S., Hoberg, K. (2018): “An inventory control model for Modal Split Transport: A Tailored Base-Surge approach”, European Journal of Operational Research, 264(1), pp 89-105, DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2017.05.010

Fischer, D., Brettel, M., Mauer, R. (2018): “The three dimensions of sustainability: A delicate balancing act for entrepreneurs made more complex by stakeholder expectations”,Journal of Business Ethics, (online first September 18, 2018), DOI: 10.1007/s10551-018-4012-1

Howard, M., De Angelis, R., Miemczyk, J. (2018). “Supply Chain Management and the Circular Economy: Towards the Circular Supply Chain,” International Production Planning and Control, 29(6), pp 425-437, DOI: 10.1080/09537287.2018.1449244

Jahn, J., Brühl, R. (2018): “How Friedman’s View on Individual Freedom Relates to Stakeholder Theory and Social Contract Theory”, Journal of Business Ethics, 153(1), pp 41-52, DOI: 10.1007/s10551-016-3353-x

Lee Park, C., Paiva, E.L. (2018). “How do National Cultures impact the Operations Strategy Process?” International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 38(10), pp 1937-1963, DOI: 10.1108/IJOPM-03-2017-0145

Lüdeke-Freund, F., Gold, S., Bocken, N. (2018). “A review and typology of circular economy business model patterns” Journal of Industrial Ecology, (online first: April 25, 2018), DOI: 10.1111/jiec.12763


Acosta, P., Pérezts, M. (2017): “Unearthing sedimentation dynamics in political CSR: The case of Colombia”, Journal of Business Ethics, pp 1-20, DOI: 10.1007/s10551-017-3502-x

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, DOI: 10.3166/rfg.2017.00120

Acquier, A., Daudigeos, T., Pinkse, J. (2017): “Promises and paradoxes of the sharing economy: An organizing framework”, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 125, pp 1-10, DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2017.07.006

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, DOI: 10.1007/s10551-015-2820-0

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, DOI: 10.1142/S1363919617500281

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, 125, pp 87-104, DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2017.03.036

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, DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.08.183

Fischer, D., Mauer, R., Brettel, M. (2017): “Regulatory focus theory and sustainable entrepreneurship”, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, 24(2), pp 408-428, 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, DOI: 10.1016/j.spc.2016.04.002

Fracarolli Nunes, M., Lee Park, C. (2017): “Supply chain contamination: An exploratory approach on the collateral effects of negative corporate events”, European Management Journal, 36(4), pp 573-587, DOI: 10.1016/j.emj.2017.09.003

Geisendorf, S. (2017): “Evolutionary climate-change modelling: A multi-agent climate-economic model”, Computational Economics, 52(3), pp 921-951, 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, 22(4), pp 323-343, 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, 60(5), pp 771-782, DOI: 10.1002/tie.21924

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), DOI: 10.1177/0007650317717959

Johnsen, T., Miemczyk, J., Howard, M. (2017): “A systematic literature review of sustainable purchasing and supply research: Theoretical perspectives and opportunities for IMP-based research “, Industrial Marketing Management 61, pp 130-143, DOI: 10.1016/j.indmarman.2016.03.003

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, DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.03.087

Lüdeke-Freund, F., Dembek, K. (2017): “Sustainable business model research and practice: Emerging field or passing fancy?”, Journal of Cleaner Production, 168, pp 1668-1678, DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.08.093

Rattalino, F. (2017): “Circular advantage anyone? Sustainability‐driven innovation and circularity at Patagonia, Inc.”, Thunderbird International Business Review (online first June 13, 2017), DOI: 10.1002/tie.21917


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, 11, pp 46-57, DOI:

Fracarolli Nunes, M., Lee Park, C. (2016): “Caught red-handed: The cost of the Volkswagen Dieselgate”, Journal of Global Responsibility, 7(2), pp 288-302, DOI: 10.1108/JGR-05-2016-0011

Geisendorf, S. (2016): “The Impact of Personal Beliefs on Climate Change: The ‘Battle of Perspectives’ revisited”, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 26, pp. 551-580, DOI: 10.1007/s00191-016-0461-9

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, 1, pp 88-115

Miemczyk, J., Howard, M., Johnsen, T. (2016): “Dynamic development and execution of closed-loop supply chains: a natural resource-based view”, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 21(4), pp 453-469

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

Eskandarpour, M., Dejax, P., Miemczyk, J., Peton, O. (2015): “Sustainable supply chain network design: an optimization-oriented review”, OMEGA: The International Journal of Management Science, 54(1), pp 11-32

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

Johnsen, T. E., Giannakis, M., Miemczyk, J., Kamann, D. J., Bernadin, E.  (2014): “Purchasing & supply management for a sustainable world: Introduction to the IPSERA 2013 conference special issue”, Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management 20(2), pp 71-73

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


Miemczyk, J., Johnsen, T., Macquet, M. (2012): “Sustainable Purchasing and Supply Management: A structured literature review of definitions and measures at the dyad, supply chain and network levels”, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal 17(5), pp 1-20

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

Walker, H., Miemczyk, J., Johnsen, T., Spencer, R. (2012): “Sustainable procurement: Past, present and future”, Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management 18(4), pp 201-206



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

Rok, B. (2019)“Transition from corporate responsibility to sustainable strategic management”, in: A. Dlugopolska-Mikonowicz, S. Przytula, C. Stehr (eds.), Corporate Social Responsibility in Poland: Strategies, Opportunities and Challenges, Springer International Publishing, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-00440-8_1


Aluchna, M., Rok, B. (2018)“Sustainable business models: The case of the collaborative economy”, in: L. Moratis, F. Melissen, S. Idowu (eds.), Sustainable Business Models: Principles, Promise, and Practice, Springer International Publishing, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-73503-0_3

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)

Brühl, R. (2018). “Corporate Social Responsibility. Eine Ethik der Gesellschaftlichen Verantwortung und ihre Umsetzung”, Munich: Franz Vahlen.

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).

Johnsen, R, Howard, M., Miemczyk, J. (2018). “Purchasing and Supply Chain Management: A Sustainability Perspective”, 2nd Edition, Routledge.

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., Acosta, 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

Saunders, L., Tate, W., Miemczyk, J., Zsidisin, G. (2016): “A network perspective on the TBL in global supply chains“, 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

Zsidisin, G., Saunders, L., Miemczyk, G.  (2015): “Promoting Sustainability in Emerging and Frontier Regions: Are We Constrained by Our Past?”, Research in the Decision Sciences for the Service Economy: Best Papers from the 2015 Annual Conference, European Decision Sciences Institute, Old Tappan: Pearson FT Press


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