Florian Lüdeke-Freund is Professor for Corporate Sustainability at ESCP Business School, Berlin, Germany, where he holds the Chair for Corporate Sustainability. He is a Research Fellow at ESCP’s SustBusy Research Center and Leuphana University’s Centre for Sustainability Management (CSM). He also was a Research Fellow at the Governing Responsible Business Research Environment at Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Denmark. Prior to joining ESCP Business School, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Hamburg and earned a PhD in social sciences and economics from Leuphana University.

Florian’s research and teaching deal with corporate sustainability management, sustainable entrepreneurship, sustainable business models, and values-based innovation. As well as publishing numerous journal articles, books, and book chapters on these topics, he is Editorial Board Member at Organization & Environment and Co-Editor of several journal special issues (e.g., Business & Society, Organization & Environment, Journal of Cleaner Production, Int. Journal of Innovation Management, Journal of Business Models). Florian founded www.SustainableBusinessModel.org as an international research hub with 25 members from more than 10 countries, and he is an active supporter of the Strongly Sustainable Business Model Group at OCAD University, Toronto, Canada. He has been a Visiting Researcher at the Universities of St. Gallen (Switzerland), Stellenbosch (South Africa), and Copenhagen Business School (Denmark). In 2020, Florian was called to join Germany’s Circular Economy Initiative, led by the National Academy of Science and Engineering.

Chair website: https://escp.eu/berlin/berlin-academic-chairs/chair-corporate-sustainability

Personal website: https://luedekefreund.com

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Academic Articles

2023

FICHTER, K., F. LÜDEKE-FREUND, S. SCHALTEGGER, S. J. D. SCHILLEBEECKX

Sustainability impact assessment of new ventures:An emerging field of research

JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, Vol. 384, Art. 135452

Academic Articles

2023

FROESE, T., M. RICHTER, F. HOFMANN, F. LÜDEKE-FREUND

Degrowth-oriented organisational value creation: A systematic literature review of case studies

ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS, 207, 107765

Academic Articles

2023

DEMBEK, K., F. LÜDEKE-FREUND, F. ROSATI, T. FROESE

Untangling Business Model Outcomes, Impacts and Value

BUSINESS STRATEGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, 32 (4), 2296-2311

Academic Articles

2023

PINKSE, J., F. LÜDEKE-FREUND, O. LAASCH, Y. SNIHUR, R. BOHNSACK

The Organizational Dynamics of Business Models for Sustainability: Discursive and Cognitive Pathways for Change

ORGANIZATION AND ENVIRONMENT, 36 (1), 1-17

Academic Articles

2022

BREUER, H., F. LÜDEKE-FREUND, J. BESSANT

Managing Values for Innovation

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INNOVATION MANAGEMENT, 26 (5)

Books

2022

LÜDEKE-FREUND, F., H. BREUER, L. MASSA

Sustainable Business Model Design: 45 Patterns

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Academic Articles

2021

PEDERSEN, E. R. G., F. LÜDEKE-FREUND, I. HENRIQUES, M. SEITANIDI

Toward Collaborative Cross-Sector Business Models for Sustainability

BUSINESS & SOCIETY, 60 (5), 1039-1058

Books

2021

LÜDEKE-FREUND, F.

Business Models for Sustainability Transitions

Springer International Publishing

Edited Special Issues

2021

PEDERSEN, E. R. G., F. LUDEKE-FREUND, I. HENRIQUES, M. SEITANIDI

Collaborative Cross-Sector Business Models for Sustainability

BUSINESS & SOCIETY, 60 (5)

Academic Articles

2020

LUDEKE-FREUND, F.

Sustainable Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Business Models: Integrative Framework and Propositions for Future Research

BUSINESS STRATEGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, 29 (2), 665-681