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Florian Lüdeke-Freund is Lecturer at ESCP Europe (Berlin campus), where he also holds the Chair for Corporate Sustainability. He is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Sustainability Management, Leuphana University, and the Governing Responsible Business Research Environment at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. Prior to joining ESCP Europe in October 2017, he held a postdoctoral position at the University of Hamburg and earned a PhD in social sciences and economics in 2013 at Leuphana University. Florian holds a Diploma in social sciences and economics.

His research deals with corporate sustainability, sustainable entrepreneurship, business models, and innovation. Besides publishing numerous journal articles and book chapters on these topics, he is guest editor of journal special issues with Organization & Environment, Business & Society, and the Journal of Business Models. Florian Lüdeke-Freund is serving on different advisory boards, including the Journal of Business Models and the annual International Conference on New Business Models. He is an active member of the Strongly Sustainable Business Model Group at OCAD University, Toronto, Canada, and has been a visiting researcher at the Universities of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Sustainable Development


LÜDEKE-FREUND, F., GOLD, S. and N. BOCKEN (2018), A Review and Typology of Circular Economy Business Model Patterns, JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY, in press.
LÜDEKE-FREUND, F. and K. DEMBEK (2017), Sustainable Business Model Research and Practice: Emerging Field or Passing Fancy?, JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, 168, 1668-1678.
BREUER, H. and F. LÜDEKE-FREUND (2017), Values-Based Network and Business Model Innovation, International Journal of Innovation Management, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INNOVATION MANAGEMENT, 21, 1-35.
BASSEN, A., GÖDKER, K., LÜDEKE-FREUND, F. and J. OLL (2018), Climate Information in Retail Investors’ Decision-Making: Evidence from a Choice Experiment, ORGANIZATION & ENVIRONMENT, in press.
BREUER, H., FICHTER, K., LÜDEKE-FREUND, F. and I. TIEMANN (2018), Sustainability-Oriented Business Model Development: Principles, Criteria, and Tools, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENTREPRENEURIAL VENTURING, 10, 256-286.
DREYER, B., LÜDEKE-FREUND, F., HAMANN, R. and K. FACCER (2017), Upsides and downsides of the sharing economy: Collaborative consumption business models’ stakeholder value impacts and their relationship to context, TECHNOLOGICAL FORECASTING AND SOCIAL CHANGES, 125, 87-104.
HANSEN, E., LÜDEKE-FREUND, F., QUAN, X. and J. WEST (2018), Cross-National Complementarity of Technology Push, Demand Pull, and Manufacturing Push Policies: The Case of Photovoltaics, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT, in press.
FREUDENREICH, B., LÜDEKE-FREUND, F. and S. SCHALTEGGER (2019), A Stakeholder Theory Perspective on Business Models – Value Creation for Sustainability, JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS, accepted.
NETTER, S., PEDERSEN, E. and F. LUDEKE-FREUND (2019), Sharing Economy Revisited: Towards a New Framework for Understanding Sharing Models, JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, 221, 224-233.

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