Dr. Annika Mies
- Henschelstraße 2
- K10, 2131
- Consultation Hours
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- Circular Economy
- Supply Chain und Operations Management
- Sustainability Management
- Sustainability Tensions and Unintended Consequences
Dr. Annika Mies is research associate (post-doc) at the Chair for Sustainability Management at the University of Kassel, Germany. Her research interests include the circular economy, supply chain and operations management, sustainability management, as well as paradoxes and unintended consequences in sustainability management. Her dissertation was titled "Transforming towards a sustainable circular economy: exploring the social dimension, actor contribution and emerging paradoxes."
Dr. Annika Mies presented her research to the scientific community at at a number of international conferences, including the conferences of EurOMA (2021, 2022, 2023), EURAM (2019, 2023) and ISDRS (2018, 2020). In addition, the Department of Sustainable Futures and the Exeter Centre for Circular Economy at the University of Exeter Business School invited her to give a lecture in November 2021 to a wide international audience on her publication on the social dimension of the circular economy (Mies, Gold (2021), Mapping the social dimension of the circular economy, Journal of Cleaner Production).
In her teaching, Dr. Annika Mies sheds a focus on paradox theory and sustainability tensions, as well as the exploration of unintended consequences in the context of Operations and Supply Chain Management and the Circular Economy by means of causal-loop modelling. She also holds the lecture "Sustainability Management I", together with Prof. Dr. Gold.
Annika Mies received her Master's degree in Sustainable Economics and Management from the University of Kassel. During her studies, she worked as a research assistant at the CliMA (Center for Climate Mitigation and Adaptation) at the University of Kassel.
Since 2018, Annika Mies has been volunteering as a representative for doctoral students at the Graduate Centre for Environmental Research and Teaching (GradZ), University of Kassel, where, among other things, she founded the regulars' meeting on environmental and sustainability research. Since 2019, she has been a member of Scientists for Future - Kassel. In addition, Annika Mies has been the representative of the academic mid-level staff on the "Sustainable Management" examination board since 2019. She has been member of the appointment committee for the W3 corner professorship "Just Transitions" as part of the establishment of a centre on the topic of sustainable development and transformations in 2021.
Papers in peer-reviewed journals
Mies, A. and Gold, S. (2021), “Mapping the social dimension of the circular economy”, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 321, p. 128960.
Gruchmann, T., Mies, A., Neukirchen, T. and Gold, S. (2021), “Tensions in sustainable warehousing: including the blue-collar perspective on automation and ergonomic workplace design”, Journal of Business Economics, Vol. 91 No. 2, pp. 151–178.
Contributions to edited books and other publications
Mies, A. (2023), "Transforming towards a sustainable circular economy: exploring the social dimension, actor contribution and emerging paradoxes", doi:10.17170/kobra-202308078583.
Mies, A., Bichler‐Riedl, W., Langer, T. and Gold, S. (2023), "You Are What You Wear: Sustainability and Profit in the Garment Industry", SAGE Publications: SAGE Business Cases Originals.
Bichler‐Riedl, W., Mies, A. and Gold, S. (2021), “Bottle collectors between societal exclusion and inclusion in affluent countries”, in Arnold, M.G., Muthuri, J.N., Rueda, X. and Gold, S. (Eds.), Base of the Pyramid Markets in Affluent Countries, Routledge, 1 Edition. | New York Routledge, 2021. |, pp. 63–88.
Contributions to academic conferences
Mies A.: Empowering weak supply chain actors through marketplace literacy: The case of artisanal gemstone mining in Kenya. 30th European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) Conference: 03-05 July 2023, Leuven, Belgium. (Co-Authors: Muthuri, J., Wachira, D., Gold S.)
Mies A.: Creating a normative paradigm for Circular Economy – paradoxes of institutional work processes. The European Academy of Management (EURAM) Conference 2023: 14-16 June 2023, Dublin, Ireland.
Mies, A.: Many roads lead to Rome: a configurational approach to circular economy practices in the manufacturing sector. Fall conference 2022 of the Sustainablity Management Section ("WK NaMa") of the German Academic Association of Business Research (VHB), 6-7 October 2022, Nuremberg.
Mies A.: Transforming the manufacturing sector towards circular economy – a configurational approach. 29th European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) Conference: 01-06 July 2022, Berlin. (Co-Author: Gold S.)
Mies A.: Paradoxes in human-technology interaction in transport logistics: A socio-technical systems perspective. 29th European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) Conference: 01-06 July 2022, Berlin. (Co-Authors: Gruchmann T., Gold S.)
Mies, A.: Mapping the social dimension of the circular economy. Invitation by the Department of Sustainable Futures and Exeter Centre for Circular Economy at the University of Exeter Business School: 3 November 2021. (Co-Author: Gold S.)
Mies A.: Circular practices in the manufacturing sector – an analysis of maturity stages and contingency factors for enhanced circular production processes. 28th European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) Conference: 5-7 July 2021, online-conference. (Co-Author: Gold S.)
Mies A.: Paradoxes of human-technological-interaction in transport logistics. 28th European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) Conference: 5-7 July 2021, online-conference. (Co-Authors: Gruchmann T., Gold S.)
Mies A.: You are what you wear: Sustainability and profit in the textile industry. A teaching Case. 8th International EurOMA Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Forum: 22-23 March 2021, La Rochelle, France. (Co-Authors: Bichler-Riedl W., Langer T., Gold S.)
Mies A.: An empirical investigation into salience, persistence, and permeability of work-related paradoxes: the case of truck driving assistants. 8th International EurOMA Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Forum: 22-23. March 2021, La Rochelle, France. (Co-Authors: Gruchmann T., Gold S.)
Mies, A.: To be or not to be circular: what factors determine the (non-)implementation of circular economy practices. The 26th International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS) Conference 2020: 15-17 July 2020, online. (Co-Author: Gold, S.)
Mies A, Unintended Consequences in Sustainability Management. SEDE Conference 2019 | Sustainability, Economic Development, Entrepreneurship: 01-02 July 2019, Kassel, Germany.
Mies A.: The social dimension of Circular Economy: a systematic literature review. The European Academy of Management (EURAM) Conference 2019: 26-28 June 2019, Lisbon, Portugal. (Co-Author: Gold S.)
Mies A.: Exploring the social dimension of Circular Economy. The International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS) Conference 2018: 13.-15. June 2018, Messina, Italy. (Co-Author: Gold S.)