Quotation Breitbarth, Tim, Herold, David Martin. 2018. Closing the academia-practice gap in corporate sustainability management research: Challenges and bridges. Journal of Environmental Sustainability, 6, (1), 54-71.




While corporate sustainability management research in universities has contributed to a greater understanding of sustainability, its current form has limited capacity to make a meaningful impact outside of academia. When it comes to the structures and concepts on which corporate sustainability management research is built, previous research has focused on inadequate principles and has been driven by a system that neglects solutions for real-word problems. This paper identifies four critical challenges that need to be addressed to reach the point of linking corporate sustainability management research with science and industry. This article argues that the normative foundation of universities together with the need for practical outcomes can drive corporate sustainability management research to bridge the gap between science and businesses. Consequently, this paper proposes four practical solutions which can help to build a bridge between science and businesses and offer the opportunity to develop long-term, participatory, solution-oriented projects as platforms for the next generation of corporate sustainability management researchers to engage in real-world problems and approaches in the field.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Journal of Environmental Sustainability
Language English
Title Closing the academia-practice gap in corporate sustainability management research: Challenges and bridges
Volume 6
Number 1
Year 2018
Page from 54
Page to 71
Reviewed? Y
URL https://scholarworks.rit.edu/jes/vol6/iss1/4/
DOI na
Open Access Y
Open Access Link https://scholarworks.rit.edu/jes/vol6/iss1/4/


Herold, David Martin (Details)
Breitbarth, Tim (TB Advisory, Germany)
Institute for Transport and Logistics Management (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5333 Business management (Details)
5354 Business logistics (Details)
5368 Sustainable development, sustainable economics (Details)
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