This course provides a basic understanding of how environmental and social issues translate into stakeholder, market and regulatory pressures and, ultimately, make companies adopt sustainability management practices.
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Erik G. Hansen
Mag. Dr. Daniela Schrack
Winter & Summer
German & English
Assessment and Grading
Schaltegger, S., Lüdeke-Freund, F., & Hansen, E. G. (2012). Business cases for sustainability: the role of business model innovation for corporate sustainability. International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, 6(2), 95–119.
Marcus, J., Kurucz, E. C., & Colbert, B. A. (2010). Conceptions of the Business-Society-Nature Interface: Implications for Management Scholarship. Business & Society, 49(3), 402–438.
Hockerts, K., & Wüstenhagen, R. (2010). Greening Goliaths versus emerging Davids — Theorizing about the role of incumbents and new entrants in sustainable entrepreneurship. Journal of Business Venturing, 25(5), 481–492.
Mitchell, R. K., Agle, B. R., & Wood, D. J. (1997). Toward a Theory of Stakeholder Identification and Salience: Defining the Principle of Who and What Really Counts. Academy of Management Review, 22(4), 853–886.
Spitzeck, H., & Hansen, E. G. (2010). Stakeholder Governance – How do stakeholders influence corporate decision-making? Corporate Governance: International Journal of Business in Society, 10(4), 378–391.