Re­search pro­jects

Pre­vi­ous Re­search Pro­jects

The Department of International Management (headed by Prof. Seuring till September 2011) has conducted a research project in cooperation (and paid for) by Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg, Germany. October 2007 to December 2008


The major question was how sustainability issues can be addressed in the supply management for minor materials and services,
i.e. such products that do not belong to the major production activities.

The following paper has been published subsequently:
Haake, H., Seuring, S. (2009):
Sustainable procurement of minor items - exploring limits to sustainability,
Sustainable Development, Vol. 17, No. 5, pp. 284-294.

Pre­vi­ous re­search pro­jects from other in­sti­tu­tions

Project "Sustainability in the Supply Chain of an automobile manufacturer"
Jan. 03 – Oct. 04 Project leader Industry project for Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg, Germany

Projekt "Sustainability in the German Detergent Industry"
July 01 – Apr. 02 Project leader
Industry Project for Association of German Detergent Manufacturers (Industrieverband Körperpflege und Waschmittel e.V,)
Frankfurt, Germany

BMBF-Projekt "EcoMTex – Eco-Textiles for Mass markets"
Funded by the German Ministry of Research
Nov. 99 – Dec. 02 Leader of Sub-Project "Cost Management in Supply Chains"
July 98 – Oct. 99 Administration of application process
In cooperation with:
Institute for Economy and the Environment, Universität St. Gallen, Switzerland
Department for Design, University of Applied Science Hannover, Germany
Institut for applied Ecology, Freiburg, Germany
Otto Versand GmbH & Co., Hamburg, Germany
Klaus Steilmann GmbH & Co. KG, Wattenscheid, Germany

BMBF-Projekt "Environmental friendly furniture"
Funded by the German Ministry of Research
Jan.98 – June 97 Project coordination,
Sub-project leader on product and production integrated environmental protection
In cooperation with four furniture producers and one furniture retailer

BMBF-Projekt "Corporate Eco-Balances"
Funded by the German Ministry of Research
Nov. 95 – Dez. 97 Project leader
In cooperation with five medium sized companies

Projekt "Environmental Assessment of the Salta-Sofa"
Sept. 96 – Dez. 96
Industry Project for Salta Design GmbH, Beverungen, Germany
June 1997 Project report was awarded the Océ-Preis für Wissenschaft im Umweltschutz (Oldest Environmental Prize in Germany)
Nov. 95 – Jun. 98