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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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21 publications

Journal Article

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

ESCP Impact Papers

2020

LÜDEKE-FREUND, F

Unlocking Sustainable Business Model Innovation for a Post-Crisis Economy

ESCP Impact Papers, 2020-31-EN

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Journal Article

2019

LÜDEKE-FREUND, F., S.GOLD, N.BOCKEN

A Review and Typology of Circular Economy Business Model Patterns

JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY, 23 (1), 36-61

Journal Article

2019

BASSEN, A., K.GÖDKER, F.LÜDEKE-FREUND, J.OLL

Climate Information in Retail Investors’ Decision-Making: Evidence from a Choice Experiment

ORGANIZATION AND ENVIRONMENT, 32 (1), 62-82

Journal Article

2019

HANSEN, E., F.LÜDEKE-FREUND, X., I.QUAN, J.WEST

Cross-National Complementarity of Technology Push, Demand Pull, and Manufacturing Push Policies: The Case of Photovoltaics

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT, 66 (3), 381-397

Journal Article

2019

FREUDENREICH, B., F.LÜDEKE-FREUND, S.SCHALTEGGER

A Stakeholder Theory Perspective on Business Models – Value Creation for Sustainability

JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS

Journal Article

2019

NETTER, S., E. R. G.PEDERSEN, F.LUDEKE-FREUND

Sharing Economy Revisited: Towards a New Framework for Understanding Sharing Models

JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, 221, 224-233

Journal Article

2018

BREUER, H., K.FICHTER, F.LÜDEKE-FREUND, I.TIEMANN

Sustainability-Oriented Business Model Development: Principles, Criteria, and Tools

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENTREPRENEURIAL VENTURING, 10, 256-286

Journal Article

2018

LUDEKE-FREUND, F., S.CARROUX, A.JOYCE, L.MASSA, H.BREUER

The sustainable business model pattern taxonomy—45 patterns to support sustainability-oriented business model innovation

Sustainable Production and Consumption, 15, 145-162

Journal Article

2017

LÜDEKE-FREUND, F., K.DEMBEK

Sustainable Business Model Research and Practice: Emerging Field or Passing Fancy?

JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, 168, 1668-1678