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Journal articles and Book chapters


Cakir, I.; Aerni, P.; Bergman, M.M.; Cakir, B. esg2go: A Method to Reduce Bias, Improve Coherence, and Increase Practicality of ESG Rating and Reporting. Sustainability 2023, 15, 16872.

Diković, J. 2023. Prudent Resilience of Farmers. Journal of Rural and Community Development, 18 (3), 152-173.

Lappe-Osthege, T. and J. Dikovic. 2023. Constructing Postconflict Memoryscapes: From Narratives of Division to Coexistence. Arcadia 18,

Gertschen, Alex. (2023): Räderwerke der Normalität: Wie Normen und Standards Vertrauen schaffen, Zurich: NZZ Libro, 180-205.

Aerni, P. 2023. COP-27: A great opportunity to address the double crisis of food security and climate change–and for the EU to re-align its farm to fork strategy. Frontiers in Environmental Economics.

Aerni P (2023) COP-27: A great opportunity to address the double crisis of food security and climate change–and for the EU to re-align its farm to fork strategy. Frontiers in Environmental Economics. 1:1082869.

Zaccari, C., De Vivo, R., Pawera, L., Termote, C., Hunter, D., Borelli, T. et al (2023). Lessons learned from the Second International Agrobiodiversity Congress: Adopting agricultural biodiversity as a catalyst for transformative global food systems. Current Opinion in Environmental Science & Health, 100411.



Ricroch, Agnes; Aerni, Philipp; Chopra, Surinder; Kuntz, Marcel (2021). Exploring the Roots of the Old GMO Narrative and Why Young People Have Started to Ask Critical Questions. In: Ricroch, Agnes; Chopra, Surinder; Kuntz, Marcel. Plant Biotechnology : Experience and Future Prospects. Cham: Springer, 277-304.

Hosoya, Hiromi; Schaefer, Markus; Aerni, Philipp (2021). The Industrious City Urban Industry in the Digital Age. In: Hosoya, Hiromi; Schaefer, Markus. The Industrious City Urban Industry in the Digital Age. Zurich: Lars Müller Publishers, 105-115.

Aerni, Philipp (2021). “Business as Part of the Solution”: SDG 8 Challenges textbook Views on Sustainable development". In: Aermi, Philipp; Stavridou, Marianthe; Schluep, Isabelle. Transitioning to Decent Work and Economic Growth. Basel, Switzerland: MPDI Books, 67-101.

Aerni, Philipp (2021). Decentralized Economic Complexity in Switzerland and Its Contribution to Inclusive and Sustainable Change. Sustainability, 13(8):1-18.

Aerni, Philipp (2021). The Ethics of Farm Animal Biotechnology from an Anthropological Perspective. Sustainability, 13:3674.

Cakir, Benjamin; Aerni, Philipp; Schluep, Isabelle; Cakir, Isa (2021). 'Amalgamation of Export with Import Information: The Economic Complexity Index as a Coherent Driver of Sustainability’. Sustainability, 13(4/2049):1-71.

De Vivo, Romano; Rueff, Henri; Gaudioso, Antonio; Marchis, Alexandru; Menza, Gianpiero; Capri, Ettore (2021). Agriculture in the Face of Climate Change: Sustained and Inclusive Economic Growth as a Prerequisite for Sustainable Development. In: Aerni, Philipp; Stavridou, Marianthe; Schluep, Isabelle.Transitioning to Decent Work and Economic Growth. Basel, Switzerland: MDPI Books, 147-168.

Dikovic, J. 2021. “What is not known about rural development? Village experiences from Serbia”.
Eszter Krasznai Kovács (Ed). Politics and the Environment in Eastern Europe. Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, pp. 261-283,

Brander, Micheal; Bernauer, Thomas; Huss, Matthias (2021). Improved on-farm storage reduces seasonal food insecurity of smallholder farmer households–Evidence from a randomized control trial in Tanzania. Food Policy, 98:101891.

Ferrini, Lia (2021). Multilevel Sustainability Tensions of MNEs in Developing Countries. In: Aerni, Philipp; Stavridou, Marianthe; Schluep, Isabelle. Transitioning to Decent Work and Economic Growth. Basel, Switzerland: MDPI Books, 123-145.

Tegethoff, Thomas; Santa, Richardo; Schluep, Isabelle; Fernando Morante, Diego; Cruz, Martha L (2021). THE CHALLENGES OF STRATEGIC INNOVATION: ACHIEVING OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES. International Journal of Innovation Management, 25(3):2150031.

Stavridou, Marianthe (2021). “Me muess d’Lüt neh wie si sy—Anderi gits e keini”. Decent Work and Sustainable Development for the 21st Century: The Case of Wyon AG in Switzerland. In: Aerni, Philipp; Stavridou, Marianthe; Schluep, Isabelle. Transitioning to Decent Work and Economic Growth. Basel, Switzerland: MDPI Books, 205-231.



Aerni, Philipp; Berlinger, Patrick; Bieri, Sabin; Brugger, Fritz; Dioubaté, Mamy; Guenat, Dominique; Günther, Isabel; Herkenrath, Mark; Hochuli, Marianne; Kalu, Kenneth; Kappel, Robert; Koller, Franziska; Kung, Ruedi; Lundsgaard-Hansen, Lara M; Bambu, Boniface Mabanza; Mutazu, Tirivangani; Niedenführ, Hannah; Oberson, Nathalie; Sarr, Felwine; Scheidegger, Urs; Skibbe, Claudia; Specker, Manuela; Tatah, Veye; Utlu, Deniz (2019). Almanach Entwicklungspolitik 2020: «Afrika zwischen Aufbruch und Armut». In: Specker, Manuela. 2020 Almanach Entwicklungspolitik Afrika zwischen Aufbruch und Armut. Luzern: Caritas-Verlag, 171-182.

Schluep Campo, Isabelle (2019). Prinzipienorientierte Einbettung als Beitrag der Unternehmen zu nachhaltigem und inklusivem Wachstum. In: Arnold, Christian; Keppler, Sonja; Knödler, Hermann; Reckenfelderbäumer, Martin. Herausforderungen für das Nachhaltigkeitsmanagementigem und inklusivem Wachstum : Globalisierung – Digitalisierung – Geschäftsmodelltransformation. Wiesbaden: Springer, 223-247.

Aerni, Philipp (2019). Politicizing the Precautionary Principle: Why Disregarding Facts Should Not Pass for Farsightedness. Frontiers in Plant Science, 10:1053.

Celentano, Giulia; Zea Escamilla, Edwin; Göswein, Verena; Habert, Guillaume (2019). A matter of speed: The impact of material choice in post-disaster reconstruction. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 34:34-44.

Zea Escamilla, Edwin; Archilla, Hector; Nuramo, Denamo Addissie; Trujillo, David (2019). Bamboo: An Engineered Alternative for Buildings in the Global South. In: Guedes, Manuel Correia; Cantuaria, Gustavo.Bioclimatic Architecture in Warm Climates. Wiesbaden: Springer, 397-414.



Zea Escamilla, Edwin; Habert, Guillaume; Correal Daza, Juan Francisco; Archilla, Hector F; Férnandez, Juan Sebastian Echeverry; Trujillo, David (2018). Industrial or Traditional Bamboo Construction? Comparative Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Bamboo-Based Buildings.Sustainability, 10(9):3096.

Zea Escamilla, Edwin; Archila, Hector; Kaminski, Sebastian; Trujillo, David; Harries, Kent A (2018). Bamboo reinforced concrete – a critical review. Materials and structures, 51:102.

Aerni, Philipp (2018). The Use and Abuse of the Term ‘GMO’ in the ‘Common Weal Rhetoric’ Against the Application of Modern Biotechnology in Agriculture. In: James Jr, H S. Ethical Tensions from New Technology. University of Missouri: CAB International Publishing, 39-52.

Stavridou, Marianthe (2018). Business Ethics and Human Rights. The Industrial Involvement in the Embeddedness of the Tibetan Community in Rikon, Switzerland: A Case Study. In: Stavridou, Marianthe. Diaspora Networks in International Business. Cham: Springer, Epub ahead of print.

Aerni, Philipp (2018). Global Business in Local Culture. Deutschland: Springer.

Haase, Marco; Huss, Matthias (2018). Guilty speculators? Range-based conditional volatility in a cross-section of wheat futures. Journal of Commodity Markets, 10:29-46.

Celentano, G; Zea Escamilla, Edwin; Göswein, V; Hischier, V; Habert, G (2018). Speeding up post-disaster reconstruction: material choice or roof design? In: Ghavami, Khosrow; Herrera, Pedro.Non-Conventional Materials and Technologies - NOCMAT for XXI Century. Millersville PA, USA: Materials Research Forum LLC, 26-34.



Christensen, Kasper; Nørskov, Sladjana; Frederiksen, Lars; Scholderer, Joachim (2017). In search of new product ideas: Identifying ideas in online communities by machine learning and text mining. Creativity and Innovation Management, 26(1):17-30.

Aerni, Philipp; Cottier, Thomas; Nadakavukaren Schefer, Krista (2017). Regulatory Barriers to Trade. In: Cottier, Thomas; Nadakavukaren Schefer, Krista. Elgar Encyclopeida of International Economic Law. Cheltenham / Northampton: Edward Elgar Publishing, 413-415.

Aerni, Philipp; Cottier, Thomas; Nadakavukaren Schefer, Krista (2017). Stimulating the Private Sector. In: Cottier, Thomas; Nadakavukaren Schefer, Krista. Elgar Encyclopedia of International Economic Law. Cheltenham / Northampton: Edward Elgar Publishing, 617-619.

Aerni, Philipp (2017). "Principled Embeddedness": How foreign direct Investment may contribute to inclusive and sustainable growth in developing economies? African Technology Development Forum Journal, 9(1):3-19.

Stavridou, Marianthe; Vangchuay, Sumon (2017). Beyond Corporate Social Responsibility: A Human-Centred Approach to Business Ethics in the 21st Century. African Technology Development Forum Journal, 9(1):70-86.

Bartel, Constantine; Soldati, Veronica (2017). Embeddedness of Chiquita’s Banana Production in Panama: The potential to mitigate social and ecological problems. African Technology Development Forum Journal, 9(1):32-47.

Frei, Ulrich; Schluep Campo, Isabelle (2017). From Philanthropy to Business: When Transformation Is The Only Way to Stay True to Your Mission. African Technology Development Forum Journal, 9(1):48-55.

Sostizzo, Tanja (2017). Positive Sustainability Effects Resulting from Embeddedness: Evidence from Syngenta’s potato business in Kenya and Colombia. African Technology Development Forum Journal, 9(1):56-69.

Sostizzo, Tanja (2017). Sustainable and Future Oriented Cocoa Production in Ghana: Analysis of the Initiatives of two Swiss Chocolate Manufacturers. African Technology Development Forum Journal, 9(1):20-31.

Marty, Rudolf; Meins, Erika (2017). Der Schweizer Mietimmobilienmarkt belohnt andere Nachhaltigkeitsmerkmale als Energieeffizienz. Swiss Real Estate Journal, 15(15):47-54.

Tellnes, L G F; Ganne-Chedeville, C; Dias, A; Dolezal, F; Hill, C; Zea Escamilla, Edwin (2017). Comparative assessment for biogenic carbon accounting methods in carbon footprint of products: a review study for construction materials based on forest products. iForest : Biogeosciences and Forestry, 10:815-823.

Aerni, Philipp; Schluep Campo, Isabelle; Oniang'o, Ruth K (2017). Europe and Africa: Addressing the food security challenges (Chapter 6). In: Virgin, Ivar; Morris, Jane E. Creating Sustainable Bioeconomies : The bioscience revolution in Europe and Africa. London: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 62-74.

Aerni, Philipp (2017). Attitudes towards the role of innovation in promoting sustainable agriculture. In: Paschke, Melanie. Agriculture in Transformation : Concepts for agriculture production systems that are socially fair environmentally safe. München: Idea Verlag, 60-65.

Christensen, Kasper; Scholderer, Joachim; Liland, Kristian Hovde; Kvaal, Knut; Risvik, Einar; Biancolillo, Alessandra; Nørskov, Sladjana; Næs, Tormod (2017). Mining online community data: the nature of ideas in online communities. Food Quality and Preference, 62:246-256.

Zea Escamilla, Edwin; Habert, Guillaume (2017). Method and application of characterisation of life cycle impact data of construction materials using geographic information systems.International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 22(8):1210-1219.



Aerni, Philipp (2016). Coping with migration-induced urban growth: addressing the blind spot of UN habitat. Sustainability, 8(8):800.

Howells, John; Scholderer, Joachim (2016). Forget unlearning: How an empirically unwarranted concept was allegedly imported from psychology to flourish in management and organisation studies. Management Learning, 47(4):443-463.

Aerni, Philipp; Glasmeier, Amy Special Issue: A contextual and dynamic understanding of sustainable urbanisation. Edited by: Aerni, Philipp; Glasmeier, Amy (2016). Basel: MDPI Publishing.



Meins, Erika; Sager, Daniel (2015). Sustainability and risk Combining Monte Carlo simulation and DCF for Swiss residential buildings. Journal of European Real Estate Research, 8(1):66-84.

Aerni, Philipp (2015). Agricultural Biotechnology and Public Attitudes: An Attempt to Explain the Mismatch between Experience and Perception. In:Watson, Ronald Ross; Preedy, Victor R. Genetically Modified Organisms in Food Production, Safety, Regulation and Public Health. London: Elsevier, 149-158.

Aerni, Philipp (2015). Welche Ethik braucht es für die Durchsetzung der UNO-Nachhaltigkeitsziele? In: Kummert, Irina. Schwierigkeiten mit der Moral. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 25-43.

Aerni, Philipp; Nichterlein, Karin; Rudgard, Stephen; Sonnino, Andrea (2015). Making agricultural innovation systems (AIS) work for development in tropical countries. Sustainability, 2015(7):831-850.

Orquin, Jacob L; Scholderer, Joachim (2015). Consumer judgment of explicit and implied health claims on foods: Misguided but not misled. Food Policy, (51):144-157.

Schneider, Anselm; Scherer, Andreas Georg (2015). Corporate governance in a risk society.Journal of Business Ethics, 126(2):309-323.



Mollet, Janick Christian; Ziegler, Andreas (2014). Socially responsible investing and stock performance: New empirical evidence for the US and European stock markets. Review of Financial Economics, 23(4):208-216.

Cottier, Thomas; Aerni, Philipp; Karapinar, Baris; Matteotti, Sofya; de Sépibus, Joëlle; Shingal, Anirudh (2014). The Principle of Common Concern and Climate Change. Archiv des Völkerrechts, 52(5):293-324.

Schneider, Anselm (2014). Embracing ambiguity – lessons from the study of corporate social responsibility throughout the rise and decline of the modern welfare state. Business Ethics: A European Review, 23(3):293-308.

Schäfer, Andreas; von Arx, Urs (2014). The influence of pension funds on corporate governance.Applied Economics, 19(19):2316-2329.

Aerni, Philipp (2014). The motivation and impact of organized public resistance against agricultural biotechnology. In: Smyth, Stuart J; Phillips, Peter W B; Castle, David. Handbook on Agriculture, Biotechnology and Development. Cheltenham Glos UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 256-276.

Aerni, Philipp (2014). The great misunderstanding of the global food crisis. In: Heap, B; Bennett, D. Africa's future ... can biosciences contribute? Cambridge: B4FA, 76-87.

Schneider, Anselm Jakob; Scherer, Andreas Georg (2014). Unternehmen, Menschenrechte und Global Governance: Zur Umsetzung von Compliance auf Unternehmensebene. In: Bungenberg, Marc; Dutzi, Andreas; Krebs, Peter; Zimmermann, Nicole. Compliance und Corporate Social Responsibility: Chancen und Risiken sanfter Regulierung. Wiesbaden: Nomos, 58-80.

Aerni, Philipp (2014). Fairness, Respekt, Verantwortung - Was ist ein tugendhaftes Unternehmen?In: Behringer, Jeannette. Verantwortliches Handeln lohnt sich. Schmerikon: Vereinigung Christilicher Unternehmer der Schweiz (VCU), 11-18.



Aerni, Philipp (2013). Resistance to agricultural biotechnology: The importance of distinguishing between weak and strong public attitudes. Biotechnology Journal, 8(10):1129-1132.

Mollet, Janick Christian; von Arx, Urs; Ilic, Dragan (2013). Strategic sustainability and financial performance: Exploring abnormal returns. Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft, 83(6):577-604.

Ilic, Dragan (2013). Spatial and temporal aggregation in racial profiling. Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics = Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Volkswirtschaft und Statistik, 149(1):27-56.

Scherer, A G; Baumann-Pauly, D; Schneider, A (2013). Democratizing corporate governance: Compensating for the democratic deficit of corporate political activity and corporate citizenship.Business & Society, 52(3):473-514.

Ilic, Dragan (2013). Marginally discriminated: the role of outcome tests in European jurisdiction.European Journal of Law and Economics, 36(2):271-294.



Scherer, Andreas Georg; Schneider, Anselm (2012). Corporate Citizenship und Corporate Governance: Ein Ansatz zur Behebung des Legitimitätsdefizits der Corporate Political Activities von multinationalen Unternehmen. In: Eberl, Peter; Geiger, Daniel; Koch, Jochen.Oranisation und Komplexität: Unternehmenssteuerung zwischen Ordnung und Chaos. Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag, 73-106.

Schneider, Anselm Jakob; Scherer, Andreas (2012). Private business firms, human rights, and global governance issues: An organizational implementation perspective. UZH Business Working Paper Series 320, University of Zurich.



Meins, Erika (2010). Lohnt sich Nachhaltigkeit auch finanziell? Real Estate Immobilien & Anlagen, (3-10):27.

Meins, Erika; Wallbaum, Holger; Hardziewski, Regina; Feige, Annika (2010). Sustainability and property valuation: a risk-based approach. Building Research & Information, 38(3):280-300.

Lange, Andreas; Löschel, Andreas; Vogt, Carsten; Ziegler, Andreas (2010). On the self-interested use of equity in international climate negotiations. European Economic Review, 54(3):359-375.

Ziegler, Andreas; Schröder, Michael (2010). What determines the inclusion in a sustainability stock index? A panel data analysis for European firms. Ecological Economics, 69(4):1-33.

Ziegler, Andreas (2010). Z-Tests in multinomial probit models under simulated maximum likelihood estimation: some small sample properties. Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik:630-652.



Meins, Erika (2009). Der finanzielle Wert der Nachhaltigkeit von Immobilien. In: Rottke, Nico. Ökonomie vs. Ökologie : Nachhaltigkeit in der Immobilienwirtschaft? Köln, Deutschland: Immobilien Manager Verlag, 259-274.

Wallbaum, Holger; Meins, Erika (2009). Nicht-Nachhaltiges Planen, Bauen und Betreiben – Aus guten Gründen (noch) die Praxis in der Bauwirtschaft? Bauingenieur, 84(8):291-303.

Ziegler, Andreas; Nogareda, Jazmin Seijas (2009). Environmental management systems and technological environmental innovations: Exploring the causal relationship. Research Policy, 38(5):885-893.

Meins, Erika (2009). Nachhaltigkeit inklusive. Ein zukunftsorientierter Ansatz für die Immobilienbewertung. In: Bahn, Christopher. Immobilienwirtschaft aktuell. Zurich, Switzerland: vdf Hochschulverlag AG an der ETH Zürich, 213-228.

Oberndorfer, Ulrich; Ziegler, Andreas (2009). 2002 German Federal Elections and Associated Energy Policy: How were Energy Corporations financially affected. Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik, 229(5):570-583.



Meins, Erika (2008). Mehrwert: Nachhaltigkeit finanzieren. In: Köhler, Roland. Schweizer Energiefachbuch 2009. St. Gallen: KünzlerBachmann Medien AG, 12-15.



Aerni, Philipp (2007). Exploring the linkages of commerce, higher education and human development: a historical review. African Technology Development Forum Journal, Volume 4(Issue 2):35-47.