Profile

Research on governance systems for sustainability in business and in global supply chains.
Teaching on Business, Sustainability and Innovation; and innovative approaches in governance for Sustainable Development.

Active in the International Sustainable Development Research Society as President. The Society annually organizing it's global conference, see www.isdrs.org.

Specialities

* Social scientific analysis of practices of governance for sustainable development, collaborative approaches from market and civil society and governments;
* Focus on sustainability of globally traded products;
* Academic teaching in these areas.

Also connected as Associate Professor Extraordinary to Stellenbosch University, School of Public Leadership, and Sustainability Institute, Stellenbosch, South Africa and Visiting Professor at TERI University, New Delhi, India, 2013.

Scientific expertise
Research on governance systems for sustainability in business and in global supply chains.
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Curriculum vitae

Research on governance systems for sustainability in business and in global supply chains.
Teaching on Business, Sustainability and Innovation; and innovative approaches in governance for Sustainable Development.

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All publications
  2017 - Scholarly publications
Witjes, S., Cramer, J.M. & Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2017). On corporate sustainability integration and the support of tools. World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development
Witjes, S., Vermeulen, W.J.V. & Cramer, J.M. (2017). Exploring corporate sustainability integration into business activities. Experiences from 18 small and medium sized enterprises in the Netherlands. Journal of Cleaner Production, 153, (pp. 528–538).
  2016 - Scholarly publications
Croes, Pim R. & Vermeulen, Walter J. V. (01.03.2016). In search of income reference points for SLCA using a country level sustainability benchmark (part 1): fair inequality. A contribution to the Oiconomy project. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 21 (3), (pp. 349-362) (14 p.).
Croes, Pim R. & Vermeulen, Walter J. V. (01.03.2016). In search of income reference points for SLCA using a country level sustainability benchmark (part 2): fair minimum wage. A contribution to the Oiconomy project. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 21 (3), (pp. 363-377) (15 p.).
Tessa, Meulensteen,, Vermeulen, W.J.V. & Sikke, Meerman, (2016). Creating Shared Value In The Buyer-Supplier Relationships Through The Implementation Of Sustainability Requirements. Global Business and Economics Review, 18 (6), (pp. 656-678) (22 p.).
Vermeulen, Walter J V & Dengerink, Just D. (2016). Impacts of private sustainability certification on practices of tea production in Tamilnadu, India. International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 17 (1), (pp. 45-82) (38 p.).
Vermeulen, Walter J.V. & Witjes, Sjors (2016). On addressing the dual and embedded nature of business and the route towards corporate sustainability. Journal of Cleaner Production, 112, (pp. 2822–2832) (11 p.).
  2016 - Professional publications
Vermeulen, W.J.V. (17.03.2016). Message of the President. ISDRS Newletter, 2 (1), (pp. 1) (2 p.).
Vermeulen, W.J.V. (02.07.2016). Message of the President. ISDRS Newletter, 2016 (1), (pp. 1) (1 p.).
  2016 - Other output
Vermeulen, W.J.V. (24.12.2016). Message of the President. (2 p.).
W.J.V. Vermeulen (11.07.2016) 1st Luso-Brazilian Symposium on Sustainability Models and Practices
W.J.V. Vermeulen (12.07.2016) 22nd Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference, July 12-15th 2016 at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Lisbon, Portugal.
W.J.V. Vermeulen (13.06.2016) 5th International Conference in Social Life Cycle Assessment
W.J.V. Vermeulen (15.06.2016) 5th Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise (SHINE) Summit
W.J.V. Vermeulen (22.08.2016) 7th Ibadan Sustainable Development Summit
W.J.V. Vermeulen (03.11.2016) Business seminar on engagement in Oiconomy Pilot Project
W.J.V. Vermeulen (13.07.2016) Chair track 5f - Sustainable Supply Chains and international trade
W.J.V. Vermeulen (12.07.2016) Corporate sustainability integration by coalescing organizational culture, structure and learning applying a retrospective analysis, presented (together with Sjors Witjes) at 22nd Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference, at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Lisbon, Portugal
W.J.V. Vermeulen (22.08.2016) Distinguished Panelist Award
W.J.V. Vermeulen (21.04.2016) International Congress on Circular Procurement
W.J.V. Vermeulen (13.07.2016) Member of Scientific Committee of 22nd Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference, at School of Science and Technology and the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Research, Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
W.J.V. Vermeulen (14.06.2016) Member of Scientific Committee of 23rd Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference, University de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
W.J.V. Vermeulen (13.07.2016) Opening keynote at 22nd Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference
W.J.V. Vermeulen (22.08.2016) Radio Interview August 22nd, 2016, about conference keynote, at Splash 105.5 FM Radio, Ibadan, Nigeria.
W.J.V. Vermeulen (23.08.2016) Radio Interview August 23rd, 2016, about conference keynote, at Diamond 101.1 FM Radio, Ibadan, Nigeria.
  2015 - Scholarly publications
Croes, Pim R. & Vermeulen, Walter J.V. (01.09.2015). Comprehensive life cycle assessment by transferring of preventative costs in the supply chain of products. A first draft of the Oiconomy system. Journal of Cleaner Production, 102, (pp. 177-187) (11 p.).
Vermeulen, Walter & Metselaar, Janneke (2015). Improving Sustainability in Global Supply Chains with Private Certification Standards: Testing An Approach for Assessing Their Performance and Impact Potential. International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 14 (2), (pp. 226–250) (24 p.).
Vermeulen, Walter J.V. (01.02.2015). Self-Governance for Sustainable Global Supply Chains - Can it Deliver the Impacts Needed?. Business Strategy and the Environment, 24 (2), (pp. 73-85) (13 p.).
  2015 - Popularising publications
Vermeulen, W.J.V. (16.12.2015). Klimaatscepsis werkt niet meer. De Volkskrant [online]
  2015 - Other output
Vermeulen, W.J.V. (03.12.2015). Message of the President. (3 p.).
W.J.V. Vermeulen (08.07.2015) Chair track 5f - Sustainable Supply Chains and International Trade
W.J.V. Vermeulen (26.01.2015) Challenges of full sustainability in production and consumption systems, Keynote
W.J.V. Vermeulen (01.11.2015) Convene special session “Making next steps in Getting Product Prices Right: Challenges and Opportunities for Approaches for Disclosing the Hidden Parts of the Prices of Products.
W.J.V. Vermeulen (04.11.2015) Convene Special Session on frontier research issues on the ISEAL Alliance Members Week, London
W.J.V. Vermeulen (26.01.2015) Convener together with Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz - Institute of Systems Sciences, Innovation and Sustainability Research, Universidade Nova de Lisboa - Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Utrecht University – Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development
W.J.V. Vermeulen (16.12.2015) De huidige klimaatverandering heeft wereldwijd grote gevolgen voor mens en milieu; Lokale sit-down (DUIC.nl)
W.J.V. Vermeulen (01.11.2015) Global Cleaner Production & Sustainable Consumption Conference: Accelerating the Transition to Equitable Post Fossil-Carbon Societies
W.J.V. Vermeulen (16.12.2015) Ingezonden brief
W.J.V. Vermeulen (08.07.2015) Keynote: Tipping points in the social dimension: global supply chain governance as example, 21st ISDRS Conference, July 8-10, 2015, Geelong (Melbourne), Australia, July 8, 2015
  2014 - Scholarly publications
Bootsma, Margien C., Vermeulen, Walter J V, Van Dijk, Jerry & Schot, Paul P. (01.01.2014). Added value and constraints of transdisciplinary case studies in environmental science curricula. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 21 (3), (pp. 155-166) (12 p.).
Fayet, Laia & Vermeulen, Walter J V (2014). Supporting Smallholders to Access Sustainable Supply Chains - Lessons from the Indian Cotton Supply Chain. Sustainable Development, 22, (pp. 289–310) (21 p.).
Vermeulen, Walter J V, Bootsma, Margien C. & Tijm, Maurice (21.08.2014). Higher education level teaching of (master's) programmes in sustainable development - analysis of views on prerequisites and practices based on a worldwide survey. International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 21 (5), (pp. 430-448) (19 p.).
Witjes, Sjors, Vermeulen, Walter & Cramer, Jacqueline (2014). Exploring the gap between vision and practice of corporate sustainability in SMEs, experiences from 18 Dutch cases. 17th European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production - Conference Proceedings (pp. 485) (499 p.). Maribor, Slovenia: Nigrad dd., Maribor.
  2014 - Professional publications
Oorschot, van, Mark, Kok, Marcel, Esch, van der, Stefan, Janse, Jan, Rood, Trudy, Vixseboxse, Edward, Wilting, Harry & Vermeulen, Walter (2014). Sustainability of international Dutch supply chains - Progress, effects and perspectives. (99 p.). The Hague: PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.
Vermeulen, Walter, Witjes, Sjors & Reike, Denise (2014). Advies over een raamwerk voor impactmeting voor circulair inkopen. (19 p.). Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development.
Witjes, Sjors, Vermeulen, Walter & Reike, Denise (2014). Methode maakt milieu impact circulair product zichtbaar. Milieu / VVM, 2014 (7), (pp. 30-31) (2 p.).
  2013 - Scholarly publications
Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2013). Self-Governance for Sustainable Global Supply Chains: Can it deliver the impacts needed?. Business Strategy and the Environment
Vermeulen, W.J.V., Ras, P.J. & Lancaster, C. (2013). Interactions on sustainability requirements in the South African Table Grape industry: The position and challenges of actors on the supply side. African Journal of Business Management, 7 (17), (pp. 1679-1688) (10 p.).
  2013 - Professional publications
van Oorschot, M., Kok, M., Brons, J., van der Esch, S., Janse, J., Rood, T., Vixseboxse, E., Wilting, H. & Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2013). Verduurzaming van internationale handelsketens - Voortgang, effecten en perspectieven. (102 p.). The Hague, The Netherlands: Uitgeverij PBL.
Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2013). Duurzaam ondernemerschap: meer dan een extra bijvak. Monitor Groen Geld Verdienen (November 2013), (pp. 26-31) (6 p.).
  2012 - Scholarly publications
Driessen, P.P.J., Dieperink, C., van Laerhoven, F.S.J., Runhaar, H.A.C. & Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2012). Towards a conceptual framework for the study of shifts in modes of environmental governance - experiences from the Netherlands. Environmental Policy and Governance, 22 (3), (pp. 143-160) (18 p.).
Muller, C., Vermeulen, W.J.V. & Glasbergen, P. (2012). Pushing or sharing as value-driven strategies for societal change in global supply chains: two case studies in the British-South African fresh fruit supply chain. Business Strategy and the Environment, 21 (2), (pp. 127-140) (14 p.).
Ras, P.J. & Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2012). Innovative business cases in the South Africa table grape and wine industry's: developing the concept op empowerment entrepreneurship. World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 8 (4), (pp. 456-477) (22 p.).
Vermeulen, W.J.V. & Kok, M.T.J. (2012). Government interventions in sustainable supply chain governance: Experience in Dutch front-running cases. Ecological Economics, 83 (November 2012), (pp. 183-196) (14 p.).
  2012 - Other output
W.J.V. Vermeulen (18.09.2012) Governance Approaches for Sustainable Development in Global Supply Chains
W.J.V. Vermeulen (29.10.2012) Joint efforts in analyzing the impacts of Sustainable Development Approaches in International Supply Chains
W.J.V. Vermeulen (25.03.2012) Know what you buy: the world behind sustainable product logos
W.J.V. Vermeulen (22.06.2012) Private Governance for Sustainable Global Supply Chains: the Ultimate Consequences
W.J.V. Vermeulen (06.07.2012) Sustainable Development in International Supply Chains
W.J.V. Vermeulen (22.10.2012) Sustainable Development in International Supply Chains, Challenges for Business Studies
W.J.V. Vermeulen (25.03.2012) Weten wat je koopt: de wondere wereld achter groene labels
  2011 - Scholarly publications
Bootsma, M.C. & Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2011). Experiences of environmental professionals in practice. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 12 (2), (pp. 163-176) (14 p.).
Bootsma, M.C., Vermeulen, W.J.V., van Dijk, J. & Schot, P.P. (08.05.2011). Added value and constraints of real-world learning opportunities in environmental science curricula. 17th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference The Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York, USA, 17th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference.
Vermeulen, W.J.V. (08.05.2011). Sustainable in global commodity trade: Successful responsible entrepreneurship or fallacious market capture?. 17th annual international Sustainable Development Research Society Conference New York, USA: Earth Institute, Columbia University,, 17th annual international Sustainable Development Research Society Conference.
  2011 - Professional publications
Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2011). Van de eerste dagen tot de nadagen. In R.J.M. Corvers & C. Dieperink (Eds.), Milieubeleid als sturingsopgave. Als de rook om je hoofd is verdwenen (pp. 35-43) (9 p.). Heerlen: Open Universiteit / Universiteit Utrecht, Liber amicorum voor prof.dr. Pieter Glasbergen.
Vermeulen, W.J.V., Kok, M. & van Oorschot, M. (2011). Reflectie op rol overheid bij verduurzaming productketens. Milieu / VVM, 2011 (2), (pp. 17-21) (5 p.).
  2011 - Other output
Vermeulen, W.J.V. (01.09.2011). The EMAS Awards Jury. Jury member of the EMAS Awards organised by the European Commission Environment.
W.J.V. Vermeulen (30.05.2011) Added value and constraints or real-world learning opportunities in environmental science curricula
W.J.V. Vermeulen (31.05.2011) Chairman Research workshop “Challenges of Improving sustainability in global supply chains of mining products”, Utrecht University &Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa, May 31st, 2011
  2010 - Scholarly publications
Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2010). Sustainable supply chain governance systems: conditions for effective market based governance in global trade. Progress in Industrial Ecology, 7 (2), (pp. 138-162) (25 p.).
  2010 - Professional publications
Seuring, S. & Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2010). Sustainable Supply Chain Management - Challenges and Opportunities for Reserach. ISDRS News, 2 (1).
Vermeulen, W.J.V., Uitenboogaart, Y.J., Pesqueira, L.D.L., Metselaar, J. & Kok, M.T.J. (2010). Roles of Governments in Multi-Actor Sustainable Supply Chain Governance Systems and effectiveness of their interventions - An Exploratory Study. Bilthoven, The Netherlands: Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL).
  2010 - Other output
Vermeulen, W.J.V. (25.05.2010). Chairman of the meeting: "Jacqueline Cramer in debat met UU studenten: 'Duurzaamheid is van iedereen'".
W.J.V. Vermeulen (30.05.2010) Exploration of the Roles of Governments in Multi-Actor Sustainable Supply Chain Governance Systems and Effectiveness of the interventions
W.J.V. Vermeulen (30.05.2010) Information as tool to create sustainable global supply chains.
  2009 - Scholarly publications
Agterbosch, S., Meertens, R.M. & Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2009). The relative importance of social and institutional conditions in the planning of wind power projects. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 13 (2), (pp. 393-405) (13 p.).
Chappin, M.M.H., Vermeulen, W.J.V., Meeus, M.T.H. & Hekkert, M.P. (01.11.2009). Enhancing our understanding of the role of environmental policy in environmental innovation: adoption explained by the accumulation of policy instruments and agent-based factors. Environmental Science and Policy, 12 (7), (pp. 934-947) (14 p.).
Muller, C., Vermeulen, W.J.V. & Glasbergen, P. (2009). Perceptions on the Demand Side and Realities on the Supply Side: A Study of the South African Table Grape Export Industry. Sustainable Development, 17 (5), (pp. 325-340) (16 p.).
Ras, P.J. & Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2009). Sustainable Production and the Performance of South African Entrepreneurs in a Global Supply Chain. The case of South African Table Grape Producers. Sustainable Development, 17 (5), (pp. 325-340) (16 p.).
Rinzin, C., Vermeulen, W.J.V., Wassen, M.J. & Glasbergen, P. (2009). Nature Conservation and Human Well-Being in Bhutan. Journal of Environment and Development, 18 (2), (pp. 177-202) (26 p.).
Vermeulen, W.J.V. & Seuring, S. (2009). Sustainability Through the Market - the Impacts of Sustainable Supply Chain Management: Introduction. Sustainable Development, 17 (5), (pp. 269-273) (5 p.).
  2008 - Scholarly publications
Bootsma, M.C. & Vermeulen, W.J.V. (21.09.2008). Requirements and capabilities of environmental professionals in practice. 14th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference New Delhi: ISDRS, 14th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference , New Delhi, India.
Chappin, M.M.H., Hekkert, M.P., Meeus, M.T.H. & Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2008). The Intermediary Role of an Industry Association in Policy-making Processes: the Case of the Dutch Paper and Board Industry. Journal of Cleaner Production, 16 (14), (pp. 1462-1473) (12 p.).
Runhaar, H.A.C., Tigchelaar, C. & Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2008). Environmental leaders: making a difference. A typology of environmental leaders and recommendations for a differentiated policy approach. Business Strategy and the Environment, 17 (3), (pp. 160-178) (19 p.).
  2008 - Professional publications
Hovens, J. & Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2008). Cradle to cradle, gaat het ervan komen?. Milieu / VVM, 14 (2), (pp. 34-35) (2 p.).
  2008 - Other output
W.J.V. Vermeulen (12.11.2008) Creating Sustainable Global Product Chains: a three levels game
W.J.V. Vermeulen (08.07.2008) Organising A Supply Chain And Its Participants In Order To Address Long Term Sustainability: An Exploratory Study Of The Table Grape Industry
W.J.V. Vermeulen (21.09.2008) Sustainable Global Product Chains: actors, systems and mechanism at three levels
W.J.V. Vermeulen (21.09.2008) The role of NGO’s in ensuring sustainability in global supply chains: Empirical results from the South African-European table grape supply chain
W.J.V. Vermeulen (21.09.2008) The role of NGO’s in ensuring sustainability in global supply chains: Empirical results from the South African-European table grape supply chain
  2007 - Scholarly publications
Agterbosch, S., Glasbergen, P. & Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2007). Social Barriers in Wind Power implementation in the Netherlands; Perceptions of wind power entrepreneurs and local civil cervants of institutional and social conditions in realizing wind power projects. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 11 (6), (pp. 1025-1055) (31 p.).
Chappin, M.M.H., Meeus, M.T.H., Hekkert, M.P. & Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2007). Dynamic perspective on the relation between environmental policy and eco-efficiency: the case of wastewater treatment, waste and energy efficiency in the Dutch paper and board industry. Progress in Industrial Ecology, 4 (1/2), (pp. 19-40) (21 p.).
Muller, C. & Vermeulen, W.J.V. (24.05.2007). Taking responsibility for the social demension of sustainability within supply chains: a South African perspective. The 10th Environmental Management and Accounting Network Conference Helsinki, Finland, The 10th Environmental Management and Accounting Network Conference, Helsinki.
Ras, P.J., Vermeulen, W.J.V. & Glasbergen, P. (10.06.2007). What is the difference in the application of sustainability for a developed contry and a developed country with reference to South Africa?. Track 11: The Sustainabilty of New Product Development Projects The 13th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference in Västeras, Sweden.
Ras, P.J., Vermeulen, W.J.V. & Saalmink, S.L. (2007). Greening global product chains: bridging barriers in the north-south cooperation. An exploratory study of possibilities for improvement in the product chains of table grape and wine connecting South Africa and the Netherlands. Progress in Industrial Ecology, 4 (6), (pp. 401-417) (17 p.).
Rinzin, C., ten Velthuis, D.N. & Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2007). The successful failure of the sustainable development agreement between the Netherlands and Bhutan. Sustainable Development, 15 (6), (pp. 382-396) (15 p.).
Rinzin, C., Vermeulen, W.J.V. & Glasbergen, P. (2007). Ecotourism as a mechanism for sustainable development: the case of Bhutan. Environmental Sciences, 4 (2), (pp. 109-125) (17 p.).
Rinzin, C., Vermeulen, W.J.V. & Glasbergen, P. (2007). Public perceptions of Bhutan's approach to sustainable development in practice. Sustainable Development, 15 (1), (pp. 52-68) (17 p.).
Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2007). Een economisch perspectief. In P.P.J. Driessen & P. Leroy (Eds.), Milieubeleid: Analyse en perspectief (pp. 337-366) (29 p.). Bussum: Coutinho.
Vermeulen, W.J.V. (24.05.2007). Research Implications of the Creation of Sustainable Global Product Channels as a Multi-actor process. 10th Environmental Management and Accounting Network Conference Helsinki, 10th Environmental Management and Accounting Network Conference.
Vermeulen, W.J.V. & Wiering, M.A. (2007). Multisector en multiactor beleidsvoering. In P.P.J. Driessen & P. Leroy (Eds.), Milieubeleid: Analyse en perspectief (pp. 213-238) (25 p.). Bussum: Coutinho.
  2007 - Professional publications
Hovens, J. & Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2007). Nieuwe kansen voor industriele symbioses. Milieu / VVM, 13 (6) (2 p.).
  2007 - Other output
W.J.V. Vermeulen (24.05.2007) Research Implications of the Creation of Sustainable Global Product Channels as a Multi-actor Process.
W.J.V. Vermeulen (10.06.2007) Sustainable Global Product Channels as Social Phenomena: Analysing Change in Multi-actor Processes.
  2006 - Scholarly publications
Rinzin, C., Vermeulen, W.J.V. & Glasbergen, P. (06.04.2006). Tourism as a Development Mechanism: the case of Bhutan. Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference Hong Kong, 12th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference.
Rinzin, C., Wassen, M.J., Vermeulen, W.J.V. & Glasbergen, P. (06.04.2006). Nature Conservation Policy in Bhutan. Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference Hong Kong, 12th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference.
Vermeulen, W.J.V. (23.07.2006). Industrial Ecology's Images of Society: the need for a sociological perspective on change towards an ecological society. XVI ISA World Congress of Sociology Durban, South Africa: "Research Committee on Environment and Society RC24: Roundtable Social Theory, XVI ISA World Congress of Sociology "The Quality of Socail Existence in a Globalizing World.
Vermeulen, W.J.V. (06.04.2006). Social Dimension of Industrial Ecology: on the implications of the inherent nature of social phenomena. Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference Hong Kong, 12th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference.
Vermeulen, W.J.V. (02.10.2006). The challenges of improving sustainable performance in global product chains connecting Europe and South Africa. 4th International Conference Entrepeneurship and Innovation Pretoria, South Africa: Tschwane University of Technology, 4th International Conference Entrepeneurship and Innovation.
Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2006). The social dimension of industrial ecology: on the implications of the inherent nature of social phenomena. Progress in Industrial Ecology, 3 (6), (pp. 574-598) (25 p.).
Vermeulen, W.J.V. & Hovens, J. (2006). Competing explanations for adopting energy innovations for new office buildings. Energy Policy, 34 (17), (pp. 2719-2735) (17 p.).
Vermeulen, W.J.V. & Ras, P.J. (2006). The challenge of greening global production chains: meeting both ends. Sustainable Development, 14 (4), (pp. 245-256) (12 p.).
  2005 - Scholarly publications
Moss, T., Slob, A.S. & Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2005). The politics of design in cities: Preconceptions, Frameworks and Trajectories of Sustainable Building. In S. Guy & Moore (Eds.), Sustainable Architectures: Cultures and Natures in Europe and North America (pp. 73-88) (16 p.). New York: Spon Press.
Nieuwlaar, E., Warringa, G., Brink, C. & Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2005). Supply curves for eco-efficient environmental improvements using different weighting methods. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 9 (4), (pp. 85-96) (12 p.).
Runhaar, H.A.C., Driessen, P.P.J. & Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2005). Policy Competencies of Environmental Sustainability Professionals. Greener Management International, 49.
  2005 - Professional publications
Agterbosch, S. & Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2005). Rapportage implementatie van windenergie in Nederland. Beleidslabsessie met marktpartijen en lokale overheden. onbekend: UU GEOG Copernicus.
Delleman, P. & Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2005). Toekomstagenda duurzaam produceren: spilfunctie voor consument en overheid. Milieutijdschrift ArenA, 11 (6), (pp. 20-21) (2 p.).
Hansen, D., Lavrijsen, T. & Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2005). Duurzame industriële samenwerking loont. Milieutijdschrift ArenA, 11 (8), (pp. 117-120) (4 p.).
  2005 - Other output
W.J.V. Vermeulen (06.06.2005) Bhutan's approach towards sustainable development: the middle path development strategy in practice
W.J.V. Vermeulen (01.03.2005) Greening global product chains
W.J.V. Vermeulen (06.06.2005) Greening global product chains: bridging barriers in the North-South cooperation. Exploratory study of possibilities for improvement in the product chains of table grape and wine chains connecting South Africa and the Netherlands
W.J.V. Vermeulen (30.05.2005) Monitoring the adoption of energy innovations: evaluation competing explanations for application in new office buildings
W.J.V. Vermeulen (29.11.2005) Preproposal workshop greening global product chains
W.J.V. Vermeulen (01.10.2005) Shifting from pollution prevention to corporate social responsibility
W.J.V. Vermeulen (08.09.2005) Social barriers in wind power implementation in the Netherlands. Paper for the Environmental Politic Session: the Politics of Renewables
  2004 - Scholarly publications
Agterbosch, S., Vermeulen, W.J.V. & Glasbergen, P. (2004). Implementation of wind energy in the Netherlands: the importance of the social-institutional setting. Energy Policy, 32, (pp. 2049-2066) (18 p.).
Dieperink, C., Brand, I. & Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2004). Diffusion of energy-saving innovations in industry and the built environment: Dutch studies as inputs for a more integrated analytical framework. Energy Policy, 32 (6), (pp. 773-784) (12 p.).
Eilering, J.A.M. & Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2004). Eco-Industrial parks: Establishing symbiosis and utility sharing in practice. Progress in Industrial Ecology, 1 (1-3), (pp. 245-270) (26 p.).
Heeres, R.R., Vermeulen, W.J.V. & de Walle, B. (2004). Eco-Industrial Park Initiatives in the USA and the Netherlands: first lessons. Journal of Cleaner Production, 12 (8-10), (pp. 985-995) (11 p.).
Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2004). Review of Peter Graham: Building Ecology. First Principles For a Sustainable Built Enviroment. Urban Policy and Research, 22.
Vermeulen, W.J.V. & Hovens, J. (29.03.2004). Explaining diffusion of energy innovations from an integrated perspective: The case of New Utility Buildings. Conference proceedings of the 2004 International Sustainable Development Research Conference (pp. 684-689) (6 p.). Manchester, UK: University of Manchester.
Vermeulen, W.J.V. & Ras, P.J. (28.09.2004). Investigating the challenge of greening global product chains: conceptual analysis. Paper presented at Southern Africa Institute for Management Scientists Cape Town, South Africa, Annual Conference Maximising Quality of life in Globalised Southern Africa: a management perspective.
Vermeulen, W.J.V., Hovens, J. & de Groot, C. (2004). Verklaring succes E-innovaties bij nieuwbouw van kantoren. (55 p.). Utrecht, the Netherlands: Copernicus Institute.
  2004 - Professional publications
van Kampen, M., Vermeulen, W.J.V. & Abbing, J.-M. (2004). Duurzaam ondernemen is ... vooruitzien!. Milieutijdschrift ArenA, 10 (4), (pp. 13) (1 p.).
  2003 - Scholarly publications
Agterbosch, S., Vermeulen, W.J.V. & Glasbergen, P. (24.03.2003). Implementation of Wind Energy in the Netherlands. The importance of an integrative perspective. Ninth Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference Nottingham, UK: University of Nottingham.
de Groot, C., Vermeulen, W.J.V., Thijssen, I. & Eshuis, L. (2003). Pionieren: een kwestie van lef! De nul-energiewoningen en het Duurzaam Huis Leidse Rijn. Utrecht, the Netherlands: Stichting Duurzaam Huis Leidsche Rijn.
Edelenbos, J., van Buuren, M.W., van As, D.M., van Duijn, M., Slob, A.F.L. & Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2003). Milieubeleid van, voor en door de burger, Een lerend evaluatieonderzoek. Rotterdam, the Netherlands: Erasmus Universiteit / Pytheas.
van der Waals, J.F.M., Vermeulen, W.J.V. & Glasbergen, P. (2003). CO2-reduction in housing: experiences in urban renewal projects in the Netherlands. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 21, (pp. 411-427) (17 p.).
van Leeuwen, M.G., Vermeulen, W.J.V. & Glasbergen, P. (2003). Planning Eco-industrial Parks: an analysis of Dutch planning methods. Business Strategy and the Environment, 12 (3), (pp. 147-162) (16 p.).
  2003 - Professional publications
Nijhuis, J., van den Berg, A. & Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2003). Natuur voor mensen: de beleving van stedelijk groen. Groen, vakblad voor groen in stad en landschap, 59 (12), (pp. 28-32) (5 p.).
Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2003). Groene allianties vormen opmaat voor ketenafspraken. Milieutijdschrift ArenA, 9 (2), (pp. 20-21) (2 p.).
  2003 - Other output
W.J.V. Vermeulen (30.01.2003) Partnerships tussen bedrijven en maatschappelijke organisaties
W.J.V. Vermeulen (25.04.2003) Van Financieel Rendement naar Duurzaam Rendement
  2002 - Scholarly publications
Elle, M., Van Hoorn, Th., Moss, T., Vermeulen, W.J.V. & van der Waals, J.F.M. (2002). Rethinking local housing and energy planning: the importance of contextual dynamics. Built Environment, 28 (1), (pp. 46-56) (11 p.).
Kok, M.J.T., Vermeulen, W.J.V., Faaij, A.P.C. & de Jager, D. (2002). Global Warming and Social Innovation: The challenge of a climate neutral society. (242 p.). London, UK: Earthscan.
Kok, M.J.T., Vermeulen, W.J.V., Faaij, A.P.C. & de Jager, D. (2002). Global Warming and Social Innovation; The Challenge of the Climate Neutral Society. (234 p.). London, UK: Earthscan Publications.
Kok, M.T.J., Vermeulen, W.J.V., Faaij, A.P.C. & de Jager, D. (2002). Towards a climate neutral society. In M.T.J. Kok, W.J.V. Vermeulen, A.P.C. Faaij & D. de Jager (Eds.), Global Warming and Social Innovation: the challenge of a climate neutral society (pp. 1-16) (16 p.). London, UK: Earthscan.
van As, D.M., Slob, A.F.L., Vullings, W., Junginger, H.M. & Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2002). De GIDS, Gezamenlijke implementatie duurzame energie strategie. (18 p.). Delft: TNO-STB.
van As, D.M., Slob, A.F.L., Vullings, W., Junginger, M. & Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2002). De Gids-workshop: Gezamenlijke Implementatie Duurzame Energie Strategie. Delft, the Netherlands: TNO-STB.
van der Waals, J.F.M. & Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2002). The CO2-reduction workshop: Dutch experiences with a participatory approach. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 45, (pp. 549-569) (21 p.).
van Leeuwen, M.G., Vermeulen, W.J.V. & Glasbergen, P. (2002). Planning van Eco-industriële parken. Een analyse van Nederlandse planningsmethoden. Milieu : tijdschrift voor milieukunde, 17, (pp. 19-34) (16 p.).
Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2002). Greening production as co-responsibility. In P.P.J. Driessen & P. Glasbergen (Eds.), Greening society, the paradigm shift in Dutch environmental politics (pp. 67-90) (24 p.). Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Kluwer Academis Publishers.
Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2002). The Stubborn Consumer. In P.P.J. Driessen & P. Glasbergen (Eds.), Greening society, the paradigm shift in Dutch environmental politics (pp. 91-111) (21 p.). Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Kluwer Academis Publishers.
Vermeulen, W.J.V. & Kok, M.T.J. (2002). Contemporary practicies: Greenhouse Skepticism?. In M.T.J. Kok, W.J.V. Vermeulen, A.P.C. Faaij & D. de Jager (Eds.), Global warming and social innovation: The challenge of a climate neutral society (pp. 39-58) (20 p.). London: Earthscan.
Vermeulen, W.J.V., Faaij, A.P.C., de Jager, D. & Kok, M.T.J. (2002). The climate neutral society: Opportunities for change. In M.T.J. Kok, W.J.V. Vermeulen, A.P.C. Faaij & D. de Jager (Eds.), Global warming and social innovation: The challenge of a climate neutral society (pp. 217-231) (25 p.). London, UK: Earthscan.
  2002 - Other output
W.J.V. Vermeulen (25.04.2002) Historische voorbeelden van (non)transities: gas en chloor
W.J.V. Vermeulen (17.03.2002) Resultaten Pilot projecten duurzaam ondernemen
W.J.V. Vermeulen (24.01.2002) Strategisch milieumanagement
  2001 - Scholarly publications
Blomberg, A.B., Hoitink, J.E. & Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2001). Duurzaam ondernemen en continue verbetering. Op zoek naar dynamiek in het milieurecht. In P.P.J. Driessen, F.C.M.A. Michiels & E.-J. Molenaar (Eds.), Duurzaam ruimtegebruik (pp. 195-221) (27 p.). Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Boom Juridische Uitgevers.
Dieperink, C., Brand, I. & Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2001). Diffusie van energiebesparende innovaties in industrie en gebouwde omgeving: een aanzet voor een omvattend analysekader. Milieu : tijdschrift voor milieukunde, 16, (pp. 78-91) (14 p.).
van Hoorn, T.M.M., van der Waals, J.F.M., Vermeulen, W.J.V. & Slob, A.F.L. (2001). CO2 reductie bij nieuwbouw een gezamenlijke opgave. Bilthoven: TNO / Utrecht University.
van Hoorn, T.M.M., van der Waals, J.F.M., Vermeulen, W.J.V. & Slob, A.F.L. (2001). CO2 reduction in new housing estates: A workshop as building block. Bilthoven, the Netherlands: Dutch National Research Programme on Global Air Pollution and Climate Change.
Vermeulen, W.J.V. (20.10.2001). Climate Change: The challenge of drastic societal transitions and the role of Environmental social science. International Sociological Association Kyoto, Japan: Bukkyo University, Kyoto Environmental Sociology Conference, Rc 23, Envrionment and Society.
Vermeulen, W.J.V. (20.03.2001). Ervaringen met milieuverbetering van producten. Verslag van het VVM/O2 Congres Product en Milieu Arnhem, the Netherlands: VVM/O2, Product en Milieu.
Vermeulen, W.J.V. & van der Waals, J.F.M. (29.08.2001). The CO2-reduction workshop: Dutch experiences with a participatory approach. The transformation to sustainable planning: Decision making, models and Tools Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, SUSPLAN 2001.
  2001 - Professional publications
Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2001). Milieuverbetering producten vraagt om extra prikkels. Arena, 7 (3), (pp. 14-15) (2 p.).
Vermeulen, W.J.V. & van der Weijden, L. (2001). Milieu: van duurzaam bouwen naar duurzaam wonen?. Leidsche Rijn Monitor
Vermeulen, W.J.V. & van Kampen, M.H. (2001). Duurzaam ondernemen: oude wijn in nieuwe zakken?. Arena, 7 (1), (pp. 10-11) (2 p.).
  2000 - Scholarly publications
van der Waals, J.F.M. & Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2000). Sustainable Building: lessons for local policy processes. Milieu : tijdschrift voor milieukunde, 15, (pp. 103-110) (8 p.).
van der Waals, J.F.M., Vermeulen, S.M.J., Vermeulen, W.J.V., Glasbergen, P. & Hooimeijer, P. (2000). Energiebesparing en stedelijke herstrurering. (156 p.). Utrecht, the Netherlands: Ministerie VROM, DGHV/Nethur partnership.
van der Waals, J.F.M., Vermeulen, W.J.V., Vermeulen, S.M.J., Glasbergen, P. & Hooimeijer, P. (2000). Energiebesparing en stedelijke herstructurering. Utrecht: DGVH/Nethur partnership, rapport nr. 10.
Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2000). De weerbarstige consument. In P.P.J. Driessen & P. Glasbergen (Eds.), Milieu, samenleving en beleid (pp. 353-374) (22 p.). The Hague, the Netherlands: Elsevier bedrijfsinformatie b.v..
Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2000). Naar een schonere productie. In P.P.J. Driessen & P. Glasbergen (Eds.), Milieu, samenleving en beleid (pp. 330-352) (23 p.). The Hague, the Netherlands: Elsevier bedrijfsinformatie b.v..
Vermeulen, W.J.V. & de Bok, C.F.M. (2000). Hobbels op de weg naar een integrale milieubeoordeling van gedragsalternatieven voor huishoudens. Milieu : tijdschrift voor milieukunde, 15, (pp. 27-39) (13 p.).
Vermeulen, W.J.V. & Slob, A.S. (27.02.2000). Organising CO2-reduction options markets: Bridging Multiple Chasms within the science - policy - society triangle. International Transdisciplinary Conference Zurich, Switzerland, Paper International Transdisciplinary Conference.
  2000 - Professional publications
van der Waals, J.F.M. & Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2000). Energiebesparing bij herstructurering vraagt extra impuls. RO Magazine, 18 (11), (pp. 15-18) (4 p.).
Vermeulen, W.J.V. (2000). Platform voor milieumanagement en eco-efficientie. Arena, 6, (pp. 16) (1 p.).
Vermeulen, W.J.V. & van der Waals, J.F.M. (2000). Planning large new building estates offers greater opportunities for CO2 reduction. Change, 53, (pp. 17-19) (3 p.).
  2000 - Other output
W.J.V. Vermeulen (07.07.2000) Energy policy evaluation in the Netherlands
W.J.V. Vermeulen (27.02.2000) Organising CO2-reduction options markets : Bridging multiple Chasms within the science - policy - society triangle.
W.J.V. Vermeulen (01.04.2000) Planning of Eco-industrial parks; Comparison of Dutch and USA experiences
  1999 - Scholarly publications
Kardux, L., Driessen, P.P.J., Schutjens, V.A.J.M., Wever, E. & Vermeulen, W.J.V. (1999). Business locations and CO2 reduction: (Ir)Reversibility of preferences and trends in private decision making, Utrecht University, Dutch National Research Programma on Global Air Pollution and Climate Change. Bilthoven: RIVM?, Report nr. 410 200 042.
  1999 - Professional publications
Brand, I., Dieperink, C., Vermeulen, W.J.V., Booij, H., Engelen, R. & Ros, J. (1999). Diffusie van milieuinnovaties. Een secundaire analyse van studies naar de diffusie van energiebesparende technologieën ten behoeve van modelontwikkeling. Novem
Heeres, R., Vermeulen, W.J.V. & van de Walle, J.G. (1999). Duurzame bedrijventerreinen in de VS en Nederland: hoe win je vertrouwen?. ROMmagazine, 9, (pp. 6-10) (5 p.).
  1998 - Scholarly publications
Dijst, M.J. & Vermeulen, W.J.V. (1998). De tweede woning als uitdaging voor de ruimtelijke ordening?: de compensatiehypothese in onderzoek. Colloquium Vervoersplanologisch Speurwerk (CVS): Nederland is af (pp. 3-18) (16 p.). Delft: CVS.
  1997 - Scholarly publications
Vermeulen, Walter J.V. & Weterings, Rob P.M. (16.07.1997). Extended producer responsibility: Moving from end-of-life management towards public-private commitment to innovation in product life-cycles. Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology, 6 (3), (pp. 283-298) (16 p.).
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Research on governance systems for sustainability in business and in global supply chains.
Teaching on Business, Sustainability and Innovation; and innovative approaches in governance for Sustainable Development.

The research focus of dr. Walter J.V. Vermeulen has originally been on implementation of environmental policies and application of sustainable innovations in production and consumption systems, both in the Netherlands and in developing countries (South Africa, Bhutan, China, India). He works from a broad social science approach, integrating theories from various fields of social sciences relevant for the study of societal responses to environmental issues, like policy sciences, business management, geography, sociology, innovation studies and social psychology. 

These studies focus on in-firm decisions making processes in response to societal pressures on firms. These outside pressures vary from government policies to pressures by businesses in the supply chain (Vermeulen produced reports and studies in the field of environmental supply chain management starting since 1994); multi-party collaboration in the field of eco-industrial parks (publishing various reports and well cited journal articles in the early 2000’s) and society pressures for application of energy related innovations in building and energy production (with various studies and articles in the early 2000’s). This resulted in three PhD theses by van der Waals (2001), Agterbosch (2006) and Chappin (2008). 

After 2002 the research has also shifted towards the international dimension of sustainable development (partly connected to the start of our international master program “Sustainable Development”, of which Vermeulen is the program leader). With this his research has included analysing implementation of sustainable development policies in developing countries (Bhutan, China), amongst others products resulting in another PhD thesis by Rinzin (2006) and a master student winning the VVM-Rachel Carson Thesis Award: Drs. Linda Bakker with her thesis (2004) on the sustainability performance of Dutch multinationals in the Netherlands and in China.

First work in the field of international supply chains originates already from the mid-1990’s, but was taken up after 2004 with the emergence of this subject in practice and in international and literature. In 2005 collaboration was started with Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria to analyse developments in improving sustainability in supply chains connecting the Dutch market with South African export products. In 2006 we started (financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Sanpad program)) a study including two South African PhD’s, Ras, and Muller, analyzing the fresh fruits and wine supply chains, which offers first quantitative data on business and civil society efforts in this field, responding to European requirements (defending their theses in late 2012). In collaboration with these and other international partners in India, South Africa, Paraguay various studies have been conducted on the implementation of sustainable product certification in developing countries, also resulting in various articles in international journals. 

Recently for the Dutch Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) studies were done on the roles of governments in this emerging self-regulation (2011, 2013). With TERI University in India the impacts of sustainability certification of tea was analysed (2013). For the Economic Board Utrecht a advice was given on circular economy and purchasing. For the International Social Science Council (UNESCO) a plan was developed for scientific knowldege sharing on the transformation to sustainable global markets (2014-2015).

Vermeulen chairs since 2008 a special track on this subject in the annual International Sustainable Development Research Society conferences, convening scholars from all continents. 

 

Completed projects

Project:
The heart and soul of Corporate Sustainability Strategies 01.01.2013 to 31.12.2016
General project description

Goal:


Definition of a model of sociological evolution as a motor for sustainability strategy


 


Key problem addressed:



  • In practice management system structures freeze a company in time and seem like a corset for the development of the people and the organization. Besides retrospective analysis of strategic decisions and their implementation in relation to sustainability performance and future sustainable vision are rarely seen as the basis for a sustainability strategy.

  • In literature sustainable strategy is mostly described as linear or circular models, while in practice organic development/evolution is observed. Besides, literature show short term data collection and primarily quantitative instead of collection qualitative data over a longer time period. Multiple company and/or culture studies on sustainability strategy are often proposed as object of further research but not found.


 


Main research question:


How does social evolution influence the process of the development of the strategy for sustainability.

 
Role Researcher Funding
Utrecht University
Project members UU

 

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Teaches in the international Master Sustainable Development, the Master Sustainable Business & Innovation and in the bachelor program Environmental Studies (in Dutch: Milieumaatschappijwetenschappen)

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Additional functions and activities

Walter Vermeulen is President of the International Sustainable Development Research Society.
He is member of the Editorial Board of four international journals:
Sustainable Development
Business Strategy and the Environment
Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management
Progress in Industrial Ecology

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