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Kathleen Jacobs 
Research Associate to the Professor of Global Change and Systemic Risks
Field of Research: Sustainable Consumption

R. 4.003
Meckenheimerallee 172
D-53115 Bonn

Tel.: +49 (0)228/73-68765
E-Mail: kathleen.jacobs[at]uni-bonn.de

Career

Research Projects

Product Longevity: The Influence of Product Lifetime Labelling on Purchase Decisions

Negative Labelling: Asymmetric Effects of Environmental Information on Willingness to Pay (cooperation with the Centre for Sustainability Management at Leuphana University Lüneburg & the Faculty of Business Management at Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences)
digitainable: Contribution to the 12th SDG (Sustainable Consumption and Production)

Study and Training

since 2015

PhD Candidate in Business and Social Sciences (Dr. rer. pol.)
Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany
Topic: ‘Quantitative Empirical Studies on Sustainable Consumption’

2012 – 2014
Master of Arts in International Marketing
Nuremberg Institute of Technology, Germany

2008 – 2011
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
University of Mannheim, Germany

2010
Semester Abroad
Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Practical Expierence

Since Sep 2019

Research Associate at the Chair of Global Change and Systemic Risks (Prof. Jakob Rhyner)
University of Bonn, Germany
Bonn Alliance for Sustainability Research/ Innovation Campus Bonn (ICB), Bonn, Germany

Nov 2013 – Aug 2019
Research and Teaching Assistant at the Chair of General Business Management, Marketing and Controlling at the Faculty of Business Management (Prof. Battenfeld)

Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences, Alfter, Germany

Jun 2018 – Aug 2018
Visiting Researcher at the Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products
(Tim Cooper, Professor for Sustainable Design and Consumption)
Nottingham Trent University, England

Mar 2013 – Aug 2013
Working and Master Student in Sustainability Marketing
Hess Natur-Textilien GmbH, Butzbach, Germany

Publications

Petersen, L., Hörisch, J., Jacobs, K. Worse is worse and better doesn’t matter? The effects of favorable and unfavorable environmental information on consumers’ willingness to pay. Journal of Industrial Ecology (second review).

2. Krause, K., Battenfeld, D. 2019. Coming out of the niche? Social banking in Germany: An empirical analysis of consumer characteristics and market size. Journal of Business Ethics 155(3), 889–911.

3. Jacobs, K., Petersen, L., Hörisch, J., Battenfeld, D. 2018. Green thinking but thoughtless buying? An empirical extension of the value-attitude-behaviour hierarchy in sustainable clothing. Journal of Cleaner Production 203, 1155–1169.

4. Krause, K., Battenfeld, D. 2016. Coming out of the niche? Social banking in Germany: An empirical analysis of consumer characteristics and market size. Proceedings of the 22nd ISDRS Conference 3, 131–150.

Oral Presentations (excerpt)

Academic Conferences

7/2018: How to buy less but better? The influence of product lifetime labelling on purchase decisions. Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics and the International Association for Research in Economic Psychology, London [GB].

11/2017: Sustainable consumption through product longevity: The influence of enhanced product lifetime information on purchasing electrical appliances among German consumers. 2nd Conference on Product Lifetimes and the Environment, Delft [NL].

10/2017: Thinking green but buying thoughtless? An empirical examination of the attitude-behaviour gap among German clothing consumers. 18th European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production, Skiathos [GR].

9/2016: Thinking green but buying thoughtless? An empirical examination of the attitude-behaviour gap among German clothing consumers. 2nd International Conference on Consumer Research, Bonn [DE].

7/2016: Coming out of the niche? Social banking in Germany: An empirical analysis of consumer characteristics and market size. 22nd International Sustainable Development Research Society Conference, Lisbon [PT].

Other (invited)

10/2018: Sustainable consumption: Efficient – Consistent – Sufficient. 1st DesignCamp.NRW of the Effizienz-Agentur NRW, Duisburg [DE].

6/2018: Struggling with trade-offs? Sustainable product innovation guided by consumer preferences. Creative Innovation Across Disciplines Seminar Series of the School of Arts and Design at Nottingham Trent University [GB].

1/2018: The influence of product lifetime labelling on purchasing electrical appliances among German consumers. Workshop on the Ecodesign Directive of the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, Brussels [BE].

11/2015: Market potential of social banks in Germany – Results of an empirical study. Social Banking and Social Finance Lecture Series of the Chair of Banking, Finance and Accounting at Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences, Alfter [DE].

 

 

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