Holder

Professor Belz (b. 1966) conducts both international and interdisciplinary research on sustainability innovation and sustainability marketing, including the invention, incubation, introduction and diffusion of sustainable products such as electric cars and energy plus homes. His work has taken him to Gothenburg, Sweden (1997), Boston, USA (2001) and Toronto, Canada (2009). Dr. Belz studied business administration at the Universities of Giessen and Mannheim. He earned his PhD in 1995 and acquired his postdoctoral teaching qualification (habilitation) in 2001 from the University of St. Gallen where he served as staff president and assistant professor until his appointment at TUM in 2003.

Selected current research projects

Sustainable Lifestyles 2.0: End User Integration, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (EU-InnovatE). For further information see www.euinnovate.com and p. 104 of the TUM Research Report.

Curriculum Vitae

1966:
Born in Singen/Hohentwil at Lake Constance, Germany
1985 - 1987: Undergraduate Studies of Business Administration at the University of Giessen
1987 - 1990: Graduate Studies of Business Adminstration at the
University of Mannheim
1991 - 1995: Ph.D. studies and research assistant at the University of St. Gallen
Degree: Dr. oec. (HSG)
1996 - 2001: Assistant Professor for Corporate Environmental Management and Eco-Marketing at the University of St. Gallen
1997 - 2001: President of the oikos Foundation for Economy and Ecology
2001 - 2003: Associate Professor for Corporate Environmental Management and Eco-Marketing at the University of St. Gallen (HSG)(Switzerland)
Vice Director of the Institute for Economy and Ecology at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland)
President of the oikos Foundation for Economy and Ecology
since 2003: Chair at the Technische Universität München
(TUM School of Management)
2004 - 2008: Academic Director of the Master Program in Consumer Science
2010-2013: Vice-Dean of the TUM School of Management
2012-2013: Distinguished Visiting Professor at Aalto University School of Business (Finland)
2014-2016: Coordinator of the large-scale European research project
"Sustainable Lifestyles 2.0: End User Integration, Innovation and Entrepreneurship" (EU-InnovatE)

Awards

2005:
Teaching Award of the International Center of Food and Life Sciences Weihenstephan at the Technische Universität München by the Students Council
2010: Award for the „Best Text Book of the Year 2010“
by the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB)

Research

Sustainable Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Research Visits and Sabbaticals

1997:
University of Gothenburg (School of Business, Economics & Law)
2001: Boston University (School of Management)
2009-2010: York University (Schulich School of Business)
2014: Aalto University (School of Business)

Membership

Deutscher Hochschulverband

Member of the editor board of the international journal
"Business Strategy and the Environment"

Academy of Management (AoM):

Areas of interest

Sustainable Energies and Entrepreneurship in the Global South

Entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Women Entrepreneurship

Contacts

Tel +49.8161.713279

Fax +49.8161.713209

Office hours: by appointment

E-Mail: Jeanette.Kralisch@wi.tum.de