B. Blättel-Mink


Prof. Dr. Birgit Blättel-Mink


Birgit Blättel-Mink holds a professorship in Sociology with main focus on Sociology of Industry and of Organisation at Goethe-University, Department of Social Sciences. She is involved in PROJECT GROUP 9-2: STAKEHOLDER DIALOGUES AND RESOURCE USE CONCEPTS and FOREST AND FORESTRY SYSTEMS OF THE FUTURE.

Her main research interests are: sustainable consumption, economy and sustainability, methods of user integration in decision making and innovation processes, gender relations, transdisciplinarity. She studied Sociology in Mannheim, received her PhD from University of Heidelberg and finished her habilitation at University of Stuttgart. She has been visiting scholar in Ireland and Portugal.

Relevant Publications:
Blättel-Mink, Birgit (2010) Konsum und Nachhaltigkeit. Ein Widerspruch? In: Forschung Frankfurt. Das Wissenschaftsmagazin, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, 3, S. 26-30

Clausen, Jens/Blättel-Mink, Birgit/Erdmann, Lorenz/Henseling, Christine (2010) Contribution of Online Trading of Used Goods to Resource Efficiency: An Empirical Study of eBay Users. In: Sustainability, 2, S. 1810-1830

Blättel-Mink, Birgit (2010) Innovation und Kultur am Beispiel von Crowdsourcing. Herausforderung für die Innovationsforschung. In: Howaldt, Jürgen/ Jacobsen, Heike (Hrsg.) Soziale Innovation. Auf dem Weg zu einem postindustriellen Innovationsparadigma. Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, S. 127-142

Blättel-Mink, Birgit/ Menez, Raphael/ Dalichau, Dirk und Kahnert, Daniel (2011) Prosuming, or when Customers Turn Collaborators: Coordination and Motivation of Customer Contribution. In: Wittke, Volker and Hanekop, Heidemarie (eds) New Forms of Collaborative Innovation and Production on the Internet. An Interdisciplinary Perspective. Göttingen: Universitätsverlag Göttingen, S. 153-176

Blättel-Mink, Birgit (2014) Active Consumership as a Driver towards Sustainability? In: GAIA – Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society, Volume 23, Supplement 1, pp. 158-165

Di Giulio, Antonietta/Fischer, Daniel/Schäfer, Martina/Blättel-Mink, Birgit (2014) Conceptualizing sustainable consumption: toward an integrative framework
In: Sustainability: Science, Practice & Policy, Vol. 10, Nr. 1, pp. 45–61

Blättel-Mink, Birgit/ Boddenberg, Moritz/ Gunkel, Lenard/ Schmitz Sarah und Vaessen, Franziska (2017) Beyond the market. New practices of supply in times of crisis: The example community-supported agriculture. In: International Journal of Consumer Studies. 00:1–7. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijcs.12351


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