Faculty II - Informatics, Economy and Law
Department Economy and Law
Institut for business administration and business education
Post office box 2503
Ammerländer Heerstr. 114-118
Building A5, 2. floor
- First, sustainability reflects an umbrella concept which subsumes various unique problems. Climate change, which is caused by the anthropogenic greenhouse effect, is currently commonly accepted to be the greatest of these problems. Hence the first research line focuses on the sub-problem of energy consumption and CO2 in operations management. In particular, we address problems of measurement and prevention in particular.
- Companies are especially likely to pursue more sustainable solutions in their supply chains, if non compliance is associated with economical risks. Thus the second research line focuses on a better understanding of those sustainability risks as a causal mechanism.
- Occasionally, more sustainable solutions are conceivable which do not yet exist. The third research stream refers to these sustainability innovations as instruments.
- The current role model in management research aims primarily at explaining the world as it is. Contrary to that the sustainability ideal requires development of new solutions. Therefore, our fourth stream of research questions the role model of management research. In this context, we address the gap between research and practice, as well as the further development of adequate research methods.