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Frank Figge is Professor of Sustainability on ESCP’s Paris campus. He holds a PhD from the University of Basle (Switzerland). Before coming to France he was a full Professor at Queen’s University Belfast (Northern Ireland) and the University of St Andrews (Scotland) and a Reader at the University of Leeds (England). Frank is also the Per and Eivor Wikström Guest Professor at Umeå University (Sweden) and Visiting Professor at Macquarie University (Sydney/Australia).

His current main research interests focus on Circular Economy, Paradox Management and Sustainability Assessments and Evaluation. His research has been published among others in Academy of Management Review, Organization Studies, Ecological Economics, Journal of Business Ethics, and Journal of Industrial Ecology. More information can be found on his Google Scholar profile:

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=xXhsBI0AAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

In his spare time, he helps to take care of street dogs that have been saved by a dog shelter, which he considers to be a brilliant laboratory of the art of management at the same time.

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Academic Articles

2023

FIGGE, F., A. S. THORPE

Circular economy, operational eco-efficiency, and sufficiency. An integrated view.  

ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS

Academic Articles

2022

FIGGE, F., S. DIMITROV, R. SCHLOSSER, R. CHENAVAZ

Does the circular economy fuel the throwaway society? The role of opportunity costs for products that lose value over time.

JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, 368, 1-9

Academic Articles

2022

FIGGE, F., A. S. THORPE, S. MANZHYNSKI, M. GUTBERLET

The us in reUSe. Theorizing the how and why of the circular economy

BUSINESS STRATEGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, 31(6), 2741-2753

Academic Articles

2022

FIGGE, F., A. S. THORPE, S. MANZHYNSKI

Value Creation and the Circular Economy: A Tale of Three Externalities

JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY, 26(5), 1690-1700

Academic Articles

2021

FIGGE, F., R. CHENAVAZ, S. DIMITROV

When does eco-efficiency rebound or backfire? An analytical model

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH, 290(2), 687-700

Academic Articles

2021

FIGGE, F., A. S. THORPE, J. GOOD

Us before me: A group level approach to the circular economy

ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS, 179, 1-8

Academic Articles

2021

FIGGE, F., T. HAHN

Business-and environment-related drivers of firms’ return on natural resources: A configurational approach

LONG RANGE PLANNING, 54(4), 1-19

Academic Articles

2021

FIGGE, F., A. S. THORPE, S. MANZHYNSKI

Between you and I: A portfolio theory of the circular economy

ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS, 190, 107190

Chapters

2021

FIGGE, F., L. PREUSS, J. PINKSE, T. HAHN

Travelled Roads and Novel Vistas: Taking Stock of Empirical Studies into Tensions in Business Sustainability

In: The Routledge Companion to Corporate Social Responsibility, Thomas Maak, Nicola Pless, Marc Orlitzky, Sukhbir Sandhu Routledge

Academic Articles

2020

FIGGE, F., S. MANZHYNSKI

Coopetition for sustainability: Between organizational benefit and societal good

BUSINESS STRATEGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, 29 (3), 827-837