Sustainable Production Management

Current topics

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:

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 BusseDr. 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.