Here is a short introduction to Erik:
Erik is Visiting Professor of Energy Transition Management at the Innovation Incubator, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany, and is associated to the Centre for Sustainability Management (CSM). His main research fields are sustainability-oriented innovation (SOI), sustainable entrepreneurship, and small and medium-sized enterprises in the context of the (German) “Energiewende”. His interest in business models for sustainability stems from the insight that the business model is often a key enabler for more radical approaches to sustainability-oriented innovation – a thought which was also explicated in his 2009 seminal article “Sustainability Innovation Cube – A Framework to Evaluate Sustainability-Oriented Innovations” (International Journal of Innovation Management).
Erik is co-editor of the planned “Organization & Environment” special issue on “Business Models for Sustainability”.
Selected SBM references
Schaltegger, S.; Lüdeke-Freund, F. & Hansen, E. (2012): Business Cases for Sustainability: The Role of Business Model Innovation for Corporate Sustainability, Int. Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 95-119.
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Hansen, E.; Große-Dunker, F. & Reichwald, R. (2009): Sustainability Innovation Cube – A Framework to Evaluate Sustainability-Oriented Innovations, Int. Journal of Innovation Management, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 683-713.
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