31.03.2018 The Chair bid farewell to Carsten Sperling
We wished Carsten Sperling a hearty farewell as he completed his tenure with the chair on 31.03.2018. We are grateful for his time spent working with the chair and for his valuable contribution to the NASCENT project. We wish him good luck and great success in his new venture in which he will his continue his passion for sustainable food production: http://www.solawi-dalborn.org/_solawi_projekt-2-0/
28.03.2018 Invited presentation at Kühne Logistics University
Upon invitation by Prof. Thomas Strothotte, PhD, the President and Managing Director of Hamburg-based Kühne Logistics University (KLU), Prof. Dr. Christian Busse gave an invited talk at KLU entitled “Assessing the impact of sustainability-related misconduct on the buying firm’s stock performance”. The presentation was based on a joint research project with Ivana Mateska (ETH Zurich), Andrew P. Kach (Willamette University) and Stephan M. Wagner (ETH Zurich). KLU is a highly renowned private university sponsored by the Kühne Foundation. The university employs 22 faculty who are organized in two departments, a Logistics Department and a Management Department. The university was recently awarded the right for granting academic doctorates. After his presentation, Prof. Dr. Christian Busse met with KLU faculty to discuss various opportunities for research collaborations.
19.03.2018 Guest lecture at the Impulse Forum of the University Society Oldenburg e.V. (UGO)
The University Society Oldenburg e.V. (UGO) offers events as meeting platforms for actors of the University of Oldenburg and the Northwest region. The impulse forum, which takes place once a year, is aimed specifically at junior executives of regional companies, the local administration and cultural scene as well as young scientists from the University of Oldenburg. This year's impulse forum on the topic "Future of the Economy – Future of Mankind: Challenges in the Discourse of Digitization and Globalization" took place on the evening of 19.03.2018 in the A14 lecture hall center of the University of Oldenburg. As a keynote speaker, Prof. Dr. Christian Busse presented on "Management Challenges through Digitalization and Globalization: The Example of Supply Chain Sustainability Risks" in front of about 150 participants. Another keynote talk was given by Dr. Reiner Fageth, who is responsible for technology and research and development at the photo and online printing service provider CEWE, which is based in Oldenburg and operates throughout Europe. The event was moderated by Uwe Haring, the managing director of the Ecopark business park at Hansalinie A1. After a panel discussion following the keynote speeches, all participants had the opportunity to take up the numerous discussion points during talks and make new contacts during a get-together in the foyer of the lecture hall center. The event was kindly sponsored by Landessparkasse zu Oldenburg. A picture can be found below. Pictured are from left to right Dirk Thole (Member of the Board of BTC AG and Advisory Council of the UGO), Michael Thanheiser (Deputy Chairman of the Landessparkasse zu Oldenburg), Prof. Dr. Dr. Hans Michael Piper (President of the University of Oldenburg and UGO assessor), Honorary Professor Dr.-Ing. Werner Brinker (Chairman of UGO and former CEO of EWE AG), Uwe Haring (presenter of the evening and managing director of the business park Ecopark in Emstek), Prof. Dr. Christian Busse (guest speaker and Chair for Sustainable Production Management at the University of Oldenburg), Dr. Reiner Fageth (guest speaker and board member of the Neumüller CEWE COLOR Foundation), and Tanja Klostermann (Advisory Council of the UGO).
05.03.2018 Participation in '5th International EurOMA Sustainable Operations and Supply Chains Forum' held at Kassel, Germany
Prof. Dr. Christian Busse, Claudia Stüwe, Maren Kleinau and Satwant Dahiya from the Chair of Sustainable Production Management attended the '5th International EurOMA Sustainable Operations and Supply Chains Forum' which took place in Kassel on 5th and 6th of March 2018. The forum targeted all researchers interested in Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Management. It aimed at stimulating the discussion between related research communities and encouraging multi-method studies that elaborate on the important and prevalent question of how to manage operations and supply chains in a truly sustainable way. The Chair presented on: (1) 'Thirty-six million dollars gone in the blink of an eye: How environmental, social, or governance related misconduct in the supply chain harms buying firms' - Ivana Mateska, Christian Busse, Andrew Kach, Stephan Wagner and (2) 'Increasing Order Volume through Sustainable Reputation: A Study on Buyer-Supplier Relationships' - Dagmar Reinerth, Christian Busse, Stephan Wagner. The forum had a participation of 111 attendees from 21 countries. A group picture could be found below.
01.02.2018 Welcoming Maren Kleinau as a new team member
We welcome Ms. Maren Kleinau as a new `research assistant` at the chair. Ms. Kleinau holds a Master of Arts in Marketing and Sales and brings with her practical experience in Banking, especially Corporate Finance, Consulting with focus on Environmental and Energy Management as well as in Marketing and PR for corporations and non-governmental organizations. Her research interests include: Sustainability Management, Marketing and Innovation Management.
01.11.2017 Take-over of the sub-project management in NEDS
With the beginning of November 2017, Prof. Dr. Christian Busse takes over the management of the sub –project "Transformation von Energiesystemen als soziale Diffusion" (transformation of energy systems as a social diffusion) which is part of the research project “NEDS – Nachhaltige Energieversorgung Niedersachsen” (sustainable energy supply Lower Saxony). The universities of Braunschweig, Göttingen, Hannover, Oldenburg and the research institute OFFIS are members of the project consortium. Within this research project, the participants thrive for an interdisciplinary evaluation of future energy scenarios. The general goal is to define a method which helps in the decision making process needed for the transition from central fossil and nuclear energy systems to decentralized and sustainable energy systems with a focus on electricity. Special thanks go to apl. Prof. Dr. Niko Paech, who was responsible for the sup-project so far and developed the project further through his high effort. Further information relative to the research project NEDS can be found here: https://www.neds-niedersachsen.de/.
16.10.2017 Welcoming Sina Duensing as a new team member
We welcome Ms. Sina Duensing as a ‘Research Assistant’ as well as a PhD. student at the chair. Ms. Duensing holds a Master of Arts in Business Administration, Economics, and Law from the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany, and has industry experience in Supply Chain Management and Human Resource Management. Her expertise and research interests include sustainable Supply Chain Management, Sustainability and consumerism and employments due to the company's sustainability.
01.10.2017 Farewell to Markus Glötzel
On August 21st 2017, Markus Glötzel was elected as vice-chairman of the university staff council. He will move to the staff council's office on October 1st, 2017. Until the end of September 2017, Mr. Glötzel worked with the joint project NEDS (Nachhaltige Energieversorgung Niedersachsen - sustainable power system for Lower Saxony). We would like to thank him for his work at the Chair of Sustainable Production Management and wish him great success in his new role.
21.08.2017 Welcoming Satwant Dahiya as new team member
We welcome Mr. Satwant Dahiya as a ‘Research Assistant’ as well as PhD. student at the chair.
Mr. Dahiya holds a MSc. in Environmental Sciences from University of Cologne, Germany and brings with him an industry experience in supply chain and corporate sustainability management. His expertise and research interests include Sustainable Supply Chain Management, Corporate Social Responsibility, Innovation Management and Life Cycle Analysis.
18.05.2017 Winner of the Outstanding Paper Award 2017 of the International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management
The article “Supplier development for sustainability: contextual barriers in global supply chains,” which Prof. Dr. Christian Busse, Dr. Martin Schleper, Ms. Menglei Niu and Prof. Dr. Stephan M. Wagner published in the prestigious International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management was selected as the winner of the Outstanding Paper Award 2017 by Emerald Literati Network. A previous version of the article already received the Chris Voss Best Paper Award 2015 of the European Operations Management Association.
11.05.2017 Inaugural management research colloquium
Today the newly founded management research colloquium will be held for the first time. We are extremely happy to present Prof. Diane Mollenkopf of the University of Tennessee as our first speaker.
01.04.2017 Chair commences its operations
Prof. Dr. Christian Busse was appointed to head the Chair of Sustainable Production Management. Mrs. Heide Elsner will thankfully continue her role as secretary and stay in charge of all administrative processes of the Chair. We also warmly welcome Ms. Claudia Stüwe as our first scientific employee. Mr. Markus Glötzel, Mr. Julien Minnemann and Mr. Carsten Sperling will remain at the chair with their third-party funded projects. The entire team is looking forward to the cooperation with our colleagues in research and administration, as well as interesting interactions with students.