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Stakeholder management in sustainable supply chains
This dissertation examines stakeholder management in the context of sustainable supply chain management. Since ecological deterioration and social discrepancy keep increasing, sustainability is considered one of the most significant challenges in our current time. Due to the growing public awareness of the environmental and social sustainability issues, multiple stakeholders drive the need to implement sustainability into SCs and hold the focal firms responsible for the actions of the entire SC. Stakeholder management ...
The Implications of Feedback Frequency for Employee Creativity
Managers are still floundering when they have to decide on the optimal level of feedback frequency; either when they consider themselves as a source of feedback, but also when they shape the feedback environment of their employees, e.g., by allowing more (or less) frequent customer feedback. Furthermore, given that feedback is a time-consuming task, managers might be reluctant to provide feedback frequently, foregoing a potentially powerful lever for increasing employee creativity. Ultimately, clarifying the ambiguities ...
Between cripping and reclaiming
Disability Studies promote different feeling strategies pushing for social change towards a more inclusive and less ableist society. There is a utopian touch to this: How can we change the world by feeling differently about disability? Disabled people have discussed how to navigate ableism’s emotional toll probably since the Disability Rights movement’s roots. The paper-at-hand oscillates between two strategies that Disability Studies scholars and activists have advocated for: Cripping – deliberately changing one’s ...
Individual climate mitigation in the energy sector
Based on micro-econometric analyses of survey data, this thesis extends existing research on the determinants of climate-friendly behavior in the energy sector with a special focus on economic preferences and social identity. It contains an overarching introduction and conclusion including a discussion of the policy implications of the results and avenues for future research. The main body of the thesis contains six research articles, organized in two subsections containing three articles each. All six research ...
Assessment of the variation of marbling and intramuscular fat content of beef, and validation of possible factors to increase sensory beef quality
This thesis focuses on the intramuscular fat content (IMF) or the marbling of beef as main parameters of sensory beef quality. The aim is to identify the high variability of these traits and to verify possible influences such as genetics, age, gender and feeding strategies to increase marbling. The first part of this research focuses on the variation of quality traits within a genetically homogeneous line of an endangered German beef cattle breed “Rotes Höhenvieh” (RHV). The intramuscular fat content of beef samples ...
Exploring risk and sustainability performance in base of the pyramid supply chains
In the contemporary business world, the real competition is not among individual businesses but rather between supply chains. Companies, which are part of efficient supply chains, are considered destined to outperform their competitors being part of inefficient supply chains. Moreover, performance has been a matter of concern for researchers for decades and is the primary aim of any firm’s existence. The definition of performance includes the performance measurement (PM) concept and further supports the notion that ...
Do spatial climate messages increase pro-environmental engagement? Evidence from a survey experiment on public transport
Using a survey experiment among a special sample composed of art house cinema visitors, we investigate whether spatial climate messages increase subjects’ willingness to pay for an inclusion of public transport fares in cinema tickets as well as their willingness to use public transport in case such a combined ticket is introduced. Based on previous findings, we expect emphasizing the positive impact of public transport usage on the local level to have a greater effect on subjects’ preferences for public transport ...
Sustainability of traditional cocoa agroforests in Ghana
Cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) is an important agricultural commodity that is important to the economies of many countries in the world. Due to cocoa’s dependence on fertile forests soils, its production is a major cause of deforestation and soil degradation in producing countries. When grown in agroforestry systems it can conserve biodiversity, sequester carbon (C), and maintain soil fertility. There are many cocoa agroforests which are managed without synthetic agrochemicals. Because organic cocoa certification is now ...
Risk management and sustainability performance in circular supply chains
This dissertation analyzes supply chain risk management (SCRM) and sustainability performance in the context of circular supply chains (CSCs). The implementation of circular economy (CE) thinking in firms and supply chains has a crucial role in fostering innovative and efficient ways of producing and consuming. However, CE implementation is not a straightforward process, begetting risks and uncertainties that can impact the overall sustainability performance of CSCs. Therefore, managers need to adopt appropriate ...
[Rezension zu:] Colin Dupont, Cartographie et pouvoir au XVIe siècle. L’atlas de Jacques de Deventer. (TERRARVM ORBIS. Histoire des répresentations de l’espace: textes, images, vol. 16.) Turnhout, Brepols 2019. 351 S., 89 Abb., € 120,–. // doi 10.1515/hzhz-2022-1044
Rezension von Ingrid Baumgärtner zu: Colin Dupont, Cartographie et pouvoir au XVIe siècle. L’atlas de Jacques de Deventer. (TERRARVM ORBIS. Histoire des répresentations de l’espace: textes, images, vol. 16.) Turnhout, Brepols 2019. 351 S., 89 Abb., € 120,–.