Department Environmental Social Sciences


Cirus is a competence cluster in the ESS department. Its research focuses on innovation and sectoral transformation processes that promise major improvements with respect to sustainability (environmental innovations and sustainability transitions). The empirical focus is on urban water management and other infrastructure based utility services. Sustainability transitions are analyzed in relation to new technologies (e.g. on-site wastewater treatment, water recycling, renewable energy technologies, etc.) as well as with regard to new business models (e.g. by way of bottom of the pyramid approaches or smart grid based service concepts) and interdisciplinary integration.


Prof. Dr. Bernhard TrufferDepartment head, Cluster CirusTel. +41 58 765 5670Send Mail
Dr. Sabine HoffmannGroup Leader, Cluster: CirusTel. +41 58 765 6818Send Mail
Dr. Christian BinzGroup Leader, Cluster: CIRUSTel. +41 58 765 5030Send Mail


Conceptually, research in Cirus analyzes innovation and transformation processes from a social science perspective, focusing on the complex interaction among complementary actors that jointly create and diffuse new technologies or business approaches. By doing so it draws on and contributes to innovation studies, management and organization science and economic geography.

In a number of recent projects, Cirus researchers have been analyzing sustainable innovation and transition processes in the field of sustainable urban water management and renewable energy in Europe, China, South Africa, Australia and the US.

In its empirical work a particular strength lies in qualitative interview methods, scenario techniques and foresight, but also social network and discourse analysis. Based at a research institute with a strong focus on natural and engineering sciences, team members have actively contributed to several national and international inter- and transdisciplinary research projects. Currently, staff at Cirus teaches at the following Universities: Utrecht, St. Gallen, and Karlstad (Sweden).

Research can be attributed to three major lines of activity

Current Projects

The proposal analyzes possible transition pathways in basic services, focusing specifically on the case of Nairobi, Kenya.
The purpose of the strategic research alliance is to analyse the nature of the energy innovation systems in Denmark.
The project will analyze the indicators for sustainable transitions in China water treatment industry.
In this project, we apply Business Model Thinking to create promising business models around innovative water and sanitation technologies
In this project, we collaborate with various organizations to study the role of business innovation in the scaling process of sanitation services.
In this project, we work with organizations from around the globe to identify factors for managing water kiosks sucessfully
An inter- and transdisciplinary strategic research program that strives to develop novel non-gridconnected water and sani- tation systems that can function as comparable alternatives to network-based systems.
The project promotes the implementaion of RRR business models in Lima, Peru by improving the local institutional framework and technical capacities of interested entrepreneurs.


Group Leaders

Prof. Dr. Bernhard TrufferDepartment head, Cluster CirusTel. +41 58 765 5670Send Mail
Dr. Sabine HoffmannGroup Leader, Cluster: CirusTel. +41 58 765 6818Send Mail
Dr. Christian BinzGroup Leader, Cluster: CIRUSTel. +41 58 765 5030Send Mail


Pauline CherunyaPhD Student, Cluster: CirusTel. +41 58 765 6442Send Mail
Mara van WeliePhD Student, Cluster: CirusTel. +41 58 765 6410Send Mail
Mara van WeliePhD Student, Cluster: CirusTel. +41 58 765 6410Send Mail
Caroline Jennings SaulPhD Student, Cluster: CIRUSTel. +41 58 765 5441Send Mail
Mirella HaldimannPhD StudentTel. +41 58 765 5283Send Mail
Grégoire VirardTel. +41 58 765 5388Send Mail
Ulrike FeldmannScientific Assistant, Cluster: CirusTel. +41 58 765 5339Send Mail


PD Dr. Heiko GebauerGroup leader: Business Innovation for Sustainable Infrastructure ServicesTel. +41 58 765 5484Send Mail
Stefan VollenweiderGuest Researcher, Cluster: CirusTel. +41 58 765 5427Send Mail
Yvonne ZollingerGuest, Cluster: Cirus (Business Innovation Group)Tel. +41 58 765 6780Send Mail



PD Dr. Heiko Gebauer



Hoffmann, S.; Pohl, C.; Hering, J. G. (2017) Methods and procedures of transdisciplinary knowledge integration: empirical insights from four thematic synthesis processes, Ecology and Society, 22(1), (17pp.), doi:10.5751/ES-08955-220127, Institutional Repository
Binz, C.; Truffer, B. (2017) Global innovation systems - a conceptual framework for innovation dynamics in transnational contexts, Research Policy, 46(7), 1284-1298, doi:10.1016/j.respol.2017.05.012, Institutional Repository
Gebauer, H.; Haldimann, M.; Saul, C. J. (2017) A typology for management innovations. Analyzing the actual state of art and conducting case study research, European Journal of Innovation Management, 20(4), 514-533, doi:10.1108/EJIM-06-2016-0059, Institutional Repository
Gebauer, H.; Haldimann, M.; Saul, C. J. (2017) Business model innovations for overcoming barriers in the base-of-the-pyramid market, Industry and Innovation, 24(5), 543-568, doi:10.1080/13662716.2017.1310033, Institutional Repository
Hoffmann, S.; Pohl, C.; Hering, J. G. (2017) Exploring transdisciplinary integration within a large research program: empirical lessons from four thematic synthesis processes, Research Policy, 46(3), 678-692, doi:10.1016/j.respol.2017.01.004, Institutional Repository
Gebauer, H.; Saul, C. J.; Haldimann, M.; Gustafsson, A. (2017) Organizational capabilities for pay-per-use services in product-oriented companies, International Journal of Production Economics, 192, 157-168, doi:10.1016/j.ijpe.2016.12.007, Institutional Repository
Gebauer, H.; Saul, C.; Haldimann, M.; Kramer, S. (2017) When one business model is not enough for a social business, Strategic Direction, 33(1), 10-12, doi:10.1108/SD-06-2016-0096, Institutional Repository
Kowalkowski, C.; Gebauer, H.; Oliva, R. (2017) Service growth in product firms: past, present, and future, Industrial Marketing Management, 60, 82-88, doi:10.1016/j.indmarman.2016.10.015, Institutional Repository
Kowalkowski, C.; Gebauer, H.; Kamp, B.; Parry, G. (2017) Servitization and deservitization: overview, concepts, and definitions, Industrial Marketing Management, 60, 4-10, doi:10.1016/j.indmarman.2016.12.007, Institutional Repository
Rabetino, R.; Kohtamäki, M.; Gebauer, H. (2017) Strategy map of servitization, International Journal of Production Economics, 192, 144-156, doi:10.1016/j.ijpe.2016.11.004, Institutional Repository
Tobias, R.; O'Keefe, M.; Künzle, R.; Gebauer, H.; Gründl, H.; Morgenroth, E.; Pronk, W.; Larsen, T. A. (2017) Early testing of new sanitation technology for urban slums: the case of the Blue Diversion Toilet, Science of the Total Environment, 576, 264-272, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.10.057, Institutional Repository
Witell, L.; Gebauer, H.; Jaakkola, E.; Hammedi, W.; Patricio, L.; Perks, H. (2017) A bricolage perspective on service innovation, Journal of Business Research, 79, 290-298, doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2017.03.021, Institutional Repository
Binz, C.; Truffer, B. (2017) Anchoring global networks in urban niches. How on-site water recycling emerged in three chinese cities, In: Frantzeskaki, N.; Castán Broto, V.; Coenen, L.; Loorbach, D. (Eds.), Urban Sustainability Transitions, 23-36, Institutional Repository
Boschma, R.; Coenen, L.; Frenken, K.; Truffer, B. (2017) Towards a theory of regional diversification: combining insights from evolutionary economic geography and transition studies, Regional Studies, 51(1), 31-45, doi:10.1080/00343404.2016.1258460, Institutional Repository
Pohl, C.; Truffer, B.; Hirsch Hadorn, G. (2017) Addressing wicked problems through transdisciplinary research, In: Frodeman, R.; Thompson Klein, J.; Pacheco, R. C. S. (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of interdisciplinarity, 319-331, doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198733522.013.26, Institutional Repository
Truffer, B.; Schippl, J.; Fleischer, T. (2017) Decentering technology in technology assessment: prospects for socio-technical transitions in electric mobility in Germany, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 122, 34-48, doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2017.04.020, Institutional Repository
Weber, K. M.; Truffer, B. (2017) Moving innovation systems research to the next level: towards an integrative agenda, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 33(1), 101-121, doi:10.1093/oxrep/grx002, Institutional Repository
Binz, C.; Razavian, N. B.; Kiparsky, M. (2018) Of dreamliners and drinking water: developing risk regulation and a safety culture for direct potable reuse, Water Resources Management, 32(2), 511-525, doi:10.1007/s11269-017-1824-1, Institutional Repository
Binz, C.; Gosens, J.; Hansen, T.; Hansen, U. E. (2017) Toward technology-sensitive catching-up policies: insights from renewable energy in China, World Development, 96, 418-437, doi:10.1016/j.worlddev.2017.03.027, Institutional Repository


Larsen, T. A.; Hoffmann, S.; Lüthi, C.; Truffer, B.; Maurer, M. (2016) Emerging solutions to the water challenges of an urbanizing world, Science, 352(6288), 928-933, doi:10.1126/science.aad8641, Institutional Repository
Kiparsky, M.; Thompson Jr., B. H.; Binz, C.; Sedlak, D. L.; Tummers, L.; Truffer, B. (2016) Barriers to innovation in urban wastewater utilities: attitudes of managers in California, Environmental Management, 57(6), 1204-1216, doi:10.1007/s00267-016-0685-3, Institutional Repository
Binz, C.; Truffer, B.; Coenen, L. (2016) Path creation as a process of resource alignment and anchoring: industry formation for on-site water recycling in Beijing, Economic Geography, 92(2), 172-200, doi:10.1080/00130095.2015.1103177, Institutional Repository
Fuenfschilling, L.; Truffer, B. (2016) The interplay of institutions, actors and technologies in socio-technical systems: an analysis of transformations in the Australian urban water sector, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 103, 298-312, doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2015.11.023, Institutional Repository
Binz, C.; Harris-Lovett, S.; Kiparsky, M.; Sedlak, D. L.; Truffer, B. (2016) The thorny road to technology legitimation — Institutional work for potable water reuse in California, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 103, 249-263, doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2015.10.005, Institutional Repository
Markard, J.; Wirth, S.; Truffer, B. (2016) Institutional dynamics and technology legitimacy – a framework and a case study on biogas technology, Research Policy, 45(1), 330-344, doi:10.1016/j.respol.2015.10.009, Institutional Repository
Eggimann, S.; Truffer, B.; Maurer, M. (2016) Economies of density for on-site waste water treatment, Water Research, 101, 476-489, doi:10.1016/j.watres.2016.06.011, Institutional Repository
Lieberherr, E.; Truffer, B.; Dominguez, D. (2016) Innovation and public management: Comparing dynamic capabilities in two swiss wastewater utilities, In: Finger, M.; Jaag, C. (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Network Industries, 389-402, doi:10.4324/9781315768984, Institutional Repository


Eggimann, S.; Truffer, B.; Maurer, M. (2015) To connect or not to connect? Modelling the optimal degree of centralisation for wastewater infrastructures, Water Research, 84, 218-231, doi:10.1016/j.watres.2015.07.004, Institutional Repository
Gebauer, H.; Worch, H. (2015) Absorptive Capacity (of Organizations), In: Wright, J. D. (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 12-19, doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.73106-0, Institutional Repository
Harris-Lovett, S. R.; Binz, C.; Sedlak, D. L.; Kiparsky, M.; Truffer, B. (2015) Beyond user acceptance: a legitimacy framework for potable water reuse in California, Environmental Science and Technology, 49(13), 7552-7561, doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b00504, Institutional Repository
Kowalkowski, C.; Windahl, C.; Kindström, D.; Gebauer, H. (2015) What service transition? Rethinking established assumptions about manufacturers' service-led growth strategies, Industrial Marketing Management, 45, 59-69, doi:10.1016/j.indmarman.2015.02.016, Institutional Repository
Larsen, T. A.; Gebauer, H.; Gründl, H.; Künzle, R.; Lüthi, C.; Messmer, U.; Morgenroth, E.; Niwagaba, C. B.; Ranner, B. (2015) Blue Diversion: a new approach to sanitation in informal settlements, Journal of Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 5(1), 64-71, doi:10.2166/washdev.2014.115, Institutional Repository
Lieberherr, E.; Truffer, B. (2015) The impact of privatization on sustainability transitions: a comparative analysis of dynamic capabilities in three water utilities, Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 15, 101-122, doi:10.1016/j.eist.2013.12.002, Institutional Repository
Truffer, B.; Murphy, J. T.; Raven, R. (2015) The geography of sustainability transitions: contours of an emerging theme, Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 17, 63-72, doi:10.1016/j.eist.2015.07.004, Institutional Repository


Fuenfschilling, L.; Truffer, B. (2014) The structuration of socio-technical regimes - conceptual foundations from institutional theory, Research Policy, 43(4), 772-791, doi:10.1016/j.respol.2013.10.010, Institutional Repository
Binz, C.; Truffer, B.; Coenen, L. (2014) Why space matters in technological innovation systems-mapping global knowledge dynamics of membrane bioreactor technology, Research Policy, 43(1), 138-155, doi:10.1016/j.respol.2013.07.002, Institutional Repository
Battistini, B.; Hacklin, F.; Baschera, P. (2014) Organising for corporate venturing, European Financial Review, 31-32, Institutional Repository
Gebauer, H.; Johnson, M.; Enquist, B. (2014) Service innovations for enhancing public transit services, In: Fuglsang, L.; Ronning, R.; Enquist, B. (Eds.), Framing innovation in public service sectors, 41-62, Institutional Repository
Gebauer, H.; Saul, C. J. (2014) Business model innovation in the water sector in developing countries, Science of the Total Environment, 488(1), 512-520, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.02.046, Institutional Repository
Gebauer, H.; Saul, C. (2014) Eine bibliometrische Analyse des Forschungsstandes und der zukünftigen Forschungsfragen für die Transformation vom Produzenten zum Dienstleister, Unternehmung: Swiss Journal of Business Research and Practice, 68(4), 228-248, doi:10.5771/0042-059X-2014-4-229, Institutional Repository
Gebauer, H.; Worch, H.; Truffer, B. (2014) Value innovations in electricity utilities, In: Fuglsang, L.; Ronning, R.; Enquist, B. (Eds.), Framing innovation in public service sectors, 85-111, Institutional Repository
Hacklin, F.; Battistini, B.; von Krogh, G. (2014) Opciones estratégicas en las industrias convergentes, Harvard Deusto Business Review, 232, 16-29, Institutional Repository
Meierhofer, R.; Flückiger, C.; Gebauer, H. (2014) Evaluating distribution strategies for ceramic filters in Kenya and Bolivia, Sandec News, 15, 22-23, Institutional Repository
Soltes, E.; Thakkar, A.; Survé, I.; Gebauer, H. (2014) Welcher Standort ist der beste?, Harvard Business Manager, 78-85, Institutional Repository
Tilley, E.; Strande, L.; Lüthi, C.; Mosler, H.-J.; Udert, K. M.; Gebauer, H.; Hering, J. G. (2014) Looking beyond technology: an integrated approach to water, sanitation and hygiene in low income countries, Environmental Science and Technology, 48(17), 9965-9970, doi:10.1021/es501645d, Institutional Repository
Truffer, B. (2014) Der Energiewandel als fundamentaler Umbruch im sozio-technischen System. La transition énergétique, mutation fondamentale du système sociotechnique, ProClim-Flash, 61, 1-3, Institutional Repository
Zinsstag, J.; Perrig-Chiello, P.; Paulsen, T.; Truffer, B. (2014) Best practice in transdisciplinary research – Swiss td-award winners 2013, GAIA: Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society, 23(3), 253-255, doi:10.14512/gaia.23.3.9, Institutional Repository


Truffer, B.; Binz, C.; Gebauer, H.; Störmer, E. (2013) Market success of on-site treatment: a systemic innovation problem, In: Larsen, T. A.; Udert, K. M.; Lienert, J. (Eds.), Source Separation and Decentralization for Wastewater Management, 209-223, Institutional Repository
Treibich, T.; Konrad, K.; Truffer, B. (2013) A dynamic view on interactions between academic spin-offs and their parent organizations, Technovation, 33(12), 450-462, doi:10.1016/j.technovation.2013.06.012, Institutional Repository
Kiparsky, M.; Sedlak, D. L.; Thompson Jr., B. H.; Truffer, B. (2013) The innovation deficit in urban water: the need for an integrated perspective on institutions, organizations, and technology, Environmental Engineering Science, 30(8), 395-408, doi:10.1089/ees.2012.0427, Institutional Repository
Li, L.; Binz, C.; Lu, Y.; Truffer, B.; Shi, Y. (2013) Institutional trajectory for diffusing on-site wastewater treatment in urban China, Water Science and Technology, 68(5), 1180-1187, doi:10.2166/wst.2013.328, Institutional Repository
Wirth, S.; Markard, J.; Truffer, B.; Rohracher, H. (2013) Informal institutions matter: professional culture and the development of biogas technology, Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 8, 20-41, doi:10.1016/j.eist.2013.06.002, Institutional Repository
Worch, H.; Truffer, B.; Kabinga, M.; Eberhard, A.; Markard, J. (2013) A capability perspective on performance deficiencies in utility firms, Utilities Policy, 25, 1-9, doi:10.1016/j.jup.2012.12.001, Institutional Repository
Gebauer, H.; Paiola, M.; Saccani, N. (2013) Characterizing service networks for moving from products to solutions, Industrial Marketing Management, 42(1), 31-46, doi:10.1016/j.indmarman.2012.11.002, Institutional Repository
Gebauer, H.; Reynoso, J. (2013) An agenda for service research at the base of the pyramid, Journal of Service Management, 24(5), 482-501, doi:10.1108/JOSM-04-2013-0090, Institutional Repository
Kowalkowski, C.; Kindström, D.; Gebauer, H. (2013) ICT as a catalyst for service business orientation, Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, 28(6), 506-513, doi:10.1108/JBIM-04-2013-0096, Institutional Repository
Schöbitz, L.; Zurbrügg, C.; Gebauer, H.; Strande, L. (2013) Waste-based business models for resource recovery, Sandec News, 14, 6, Institutional Repository
Ulaga, W.; Estoquié, F.; Gebauer, H.; Grab, E.; März, S.; Soler, P.; van der Velden, H.; Renault, C. (2013) From product to service: navigating the transition, insights@imd, 26, 1-4, Institutional Repository


Truffer, B.; Coenen, L. (2012) Environmental innovation and sustainability transitions in Regional Studies, Radiocarbon, 46(1), 1-21, doi:10.1080/00343404.2012.646164, Institutional Repository
Markard, J.; Raven, R.; Truffer, B. (2012) Sustainability transitions: an emerging field of research and its prospects, Research Policy, 41(6), 955-967, doi:10.1016/j.respol.2012.02.013, Institutional Repository
Dewald, U.; Truffer, B. (2012) The local sources of market formation: explaining regional growth differentials in German photovoltaic markets, European Planning Studies, 20(3), 397-420, doi:10.1080/09654313.2012.651803, Institutional Repository
Worch, H.; Kabinga, M.; Eberhard, A.; Truffer, B. (2012) Strategic renewal and the change of capabilities in utility firms, European Business Review, 24(5), 444-464, doi:10.1108/09555341211254526, Institutional Repository
Worch, H.; Truffer, B.; Kabinga, M.; Markard, J.; Eberhard, A. (2012) Tackling the capability gap in utility firms: applying management research to infrastructure sectors, CID Research Fellow and Graduate Student Working Paper, 55, 2-29, Institutional Repository
Binz, C.; Truffer, B.; Li, L.; Shi, Y.; Lu, Y. (2012) Conceptualizing leapfrogging with spatially coupled innovation systems: the case of onsite wastewater treatment in China, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 79(1), 155-171, doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2011.08.016, Institutional Repository
Coenen, L.; Benneworth, P.; Truffer, B. (2012) Toward a spatial perspective on sustainability transitions, Research Policy, 41(6), 968-979, doi:10.1016/j.respol.2012.02.014, Institutional Repository
Dörner, N.; Fleisch, E.; Gassmann, O.; Gebauer, H. (2012) Dienstleistungsinnovation und -strategie aufeinander abstimmen, In: Walsh, G.; von Kortzfleisch, H. (Eds.), Management von Service Innovationen in Business-to-Business Märkten - Erfahrungen, Konzepte und Handlungsperspektiven, 33-52, Institutional Repository
Erlinghagen, S.; Markard, J. (2012) Smart grids and the transformation of the electricity sector: ICT firms as potential catalysts for sectoral change, Energy Policy, 51, 895-906, doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2012.09.045, Institutional Repository
Farla, J.; Markard, J.; Raven, R.; Coenen, L. (2012) Sustainability transitions in the making: a closer look at actors, strategies and resources, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 79(6), 991-998, doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2012.02.001, Institutional Repository
Gebauer, H.; Ren, G.-J.; Valtakoski, A.; Reynoso, J. (2012) Service-driven manufacturing: provision, evolution and financial impact of services in industrial firms, Journal of Service Management, 23(1), 120-136, doi:10.1108/09564231211209005, Institutional Repository
Gebauer, H.; Worch, H.; Truffer, B. (2012) Absorptive capacity, learning processes and combinative capabilities as determinants of strategic innovation, European Management Journal, 30(1), 57-73, doi:10.1016/j.emj.2011.10.004, Institutional Repository
Gebauer, H.; Truffer, B.; Binz, C.; Störmer, E. (2012) Capability perspective on business network formation: empirical evidence from the wastewater treatment industry, European Business Review, 24(2), 169-190, doi:10.1108/09555341211204026, Institutional Repository
Konrad, K.; Markard, J.; Ruef, A.; Truffer, B. (2012) Strategic responses to fuel cell hype and disappointment, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 79(6), 1084-1098, doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2011.09.008, Institutional Repository
Musiolik, J. (2012) Innovation system-building: on the role of actors, networks and resources. The case of stationary fuel cells in Germany, 163 p, Institutional Repository
Maurer, M.; Bufardi, A.; Tilley, E.; Zurbrügg, C.; Truffer, B. (2012) A compatibility-based procedure designed to generate potential sanitation system alternatives, Journal of Environmental Management, 104(Aug), 51-61, doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2012.03.023, Institutional Repository
Musiolik, J.; Markard, J.; Hekkert, M. (2012) Networks and network resources in technological innovation systems: towards a conceptual framework for system building, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 79(6), 1032-1048, doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2012.01.003, Institutional Repository
Paiola, M.; Gebauer, H.; Edvardsson, B. (2012) Service business development in small- to medium-sized equipment manufacturers, Journal of Business-to-Business Marketing, 19(1), 33-66, doi:10.1080/1051712X.2011.593023, Institutional Repository


Markard, J.; Truffer, B. (2008) Technological innovation systems and the multi-level perspective: towards an integrated framework, Research Policy, 37(4), 596-615, doi:10.1016/j.respol.2008.01.004, Institutional Repository
Dewald, U.; Truffer, B. (2011) Market formation in technological innovation systems - diffusion of photovoltaic applications in Germany, Industry and Innovation, 18(3), 285-300, doi:10.1080/13662716.2011.561028, Institutional Repository
Dominguez, D.; Truffer, B.; Gujer, W. (2011) Tackling uncertainties in infrastructure sectors through strategic planning: the contribution of discursive approaches in the urban water sector, Water Policy, 13(3), 299-316, doi:10.2166/wp.2010.109, Institutional Repository
Dörner, N.; Gassmann, O.; Gebauer, H. (2011) Service innovation: why is it so difficult to accomplish?, Journal of Business Strategy, 32(3), 37-46, doi:10.1108/02756661111121983, Institutional Repository
Gebauer, H. (2011) Exploring the contribution of management innovation to the evolution of dynamic capabilities, Industrial Marketing Management, 40(8), 1238-1250, doi:10.1016/j.indmarman.2011.10.003, Institutional Repository
Gebauer, H.; Gustafsson, A.; Witell, L. (2011) Competitive advantage through service differentiation by manufacturing companies, Journal of Business Research, 64(12), 1270-1280, doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2011.01.015, Institutional Repository
Gebauer, H.; Kucza, G.; Wang, C. (2011) Spare parts logistics for the Chinese market, Benchmarking, 18(6), 748-768, doi:10.1108/14635771111180680, Institutional Repository
Kucza, G.; Gebauer, H. (2011) Global approaches to the service business in manufacturing companies, Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, 26(7), 472-483, doi:10.1108/08858621111162271, Institutional Repository
Lightfoot, H. W.; Gebauer, H. (2011) Exploring the alignment between service strategy and service innovation, Journal of Service Management, 22(5), 664-683, doi:10.1108/09564231111175004, Institutional Repository
van den Bergh, J. C. J. M.; Truffer, B.; Kallis, G. (2011) Environmental innovation and societal transitions: introduction and overview, Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 1(1), 1-23, doi:10.1016/j.eist.2011.04.010, Institutional Repository

2010 and older

Gebauer, H.; Johnson, M.; Enquist, B. (2010) Value co-creation as a determinant of success in public transport services. A study of the Swiss Federal Railway operator (SBB), Managing Service Quality, 20(6), 511-530, doi:10.1108/09604521011092866, Institutional Repository
Störmer, E.; Binz, C.; Truffer, B. (2010) Globale Herausforderung für die Siedlungswasserwirtschaft. Ein Roadmapping für dezentrale Wassertechnologien im Jahr 2020, Technikfolgenabschätzung: Theorie und Praxis, 19(1), 40-48, Institutional Repository
Truffer, B. (2010) Integrated environmental management of hydropower operation under conditions of market liberalization, In: Bundi, U. (Eds.), Alpine waters, 227-234, doi:10.1007/978-3-540-88275-6_11, Institutional Repository
Truffer, B.; Störmer, E.; Maurer, M.; Ruef, A. (2010) Local strategic planning processes and sustainability transitions in infrastructure sectors, Environmental Policy and Governance, 20(4), 258-269, doi:10.1002/eet.550, Institutional Repository
Dominguez, D.; Truffer, B. (2009) Abwasserwirtschaft – Strategische Planung, GWA Gas, Wasser, Abwasser, 89(9), 1-8, Institutional Repository
Dominguez, D.; Worch, H.; Markard, J.; Truffer, B.; Gujer, W. (2009) Closing the capability Gap: strategic planning for the infrastructure sector, California Management Review, 51(2), 30-50, doi:10.2307/41166479, Institutional Repository
Störmer, E.; Truffer, B. (2009) Strategic decision making in infrastructure sectors. Participatory foresight and strategic planning for sustainable sanitation, Geographica Helvetica, 64(2), 73-80, doi:10.5194/gh-64-73-2009, Institutional Repository
Markard, J.; Stadelmann, M.; Truffer, B. (2009) Prospective analysis of technological innovation systems: identifying technological and organizational development options for biogas in Switzerland, Research Policy, 38(4), 655-667, doi:10.1016/j.respol.2009.01.013, Institutional Repository
Störmer, E.; Truffer, B.; Dominguez, D.; Gujer, W.; Herlyn, A.; Hiessl, H.; Kastenholz, H.; Klinke, A.; Markard, J.; Maurer, M.; Ruef, A. (2009) The exploratory analysis of trade-offs in strategic planning: lessons from regional infrastructure foresight, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 76(9), 1150-1162, doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2009.07.008, Institutional Repository
Zurbrügg, C.; Bufardi, A.; Tilley, E.; Maurer, M.; Truffer, B. (2009) Decision-making for sanitation systems, Sandec News, 10, 20-21, Institutional Repository
Koch, S.; Truffer, B.; Urban, W. (2008) Reflexive engineering - How rainwater infiltration could have become and became an innovation, In: Fink F.K. (Ed.), Proceedings of 36th European Society for Engineering Education, SEFI Conference on Quality Assessment, Employability and Innovation, SEFI Annual Conference 2008, 1-9, Institutional Repository
Konrad, K.; Truffer, B.; Voß, J.-P. (2008) Multi-regime dynamics in the analysis of sectoral transformation potentials: evidence from German utility sectors, Journal of Cleaner Production, 16(11), 1190-1202, doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2007.08.014, Institutional Repository
Konrad, K.; Voß, J.-P.; Truffer, B. (2008) Sustainable transformation of German utilities 2025, In: Giesecke, S.; Crehan, P.; Elkins, S. (Eds.), The European Foresight Monitoring Network. Collection of EFMN Briefs - Part 1, 135-138, doi:10.2777/17436, Institutional Repository
Markard, J.; Truffer, B. (2008) Technological innovation systems and the multi-level perspective: towards an integrated framework, Research Policy, 37(4), 596-615, doi:10.1016/j.respol.2008.01.004, Institutional Repository
Markard, J.; Truffer, B. (2008) Actor-oriented analysis of innovation systems: exploring micro-meso level linkages in the case of stationary fuel cells, Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 20(4), 443-464, doi:10.1080/09537320802141429, Institutional Repository
Störmer, E.; Dominguez, D.; Maurer, M.; Ruef, A.; Truffer, B. (2008) Nachhaltige Planung und Erneuerung der Siedlungswasserwirtschaft in der Schweiz, 1-5, Institutional Repository

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