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Dr. Hamprecht, Jens

Dr. Jens Hamprecht

Weinbergstraße 56

Room WEV J 424

CH-8092 Zurich

E-Mail:  jhamprecht(at)

Jens Hamprecht is a senior researcher at the Chair of Sustainability and Technology at ETH Zurich.

Dr. Hamprecht’s research focuses on institutional work and competitive strategies in emerging markets. He is especially interested in the development of a bioeconomy and leads the Global Market Development of Biodegradable Plastics at BASF, the Chemical Company. As a former Vice President of the European Bioplastics Association he has set up several associations for biodegradable plastics worldwide.

His award-winning research has examined the institutionalization of standards in the consumer goods industry. Research of Dr. Hamprecht has been published in the Journal of Management Studies, Business & Society, the Journal of Supply Chain Management, Management International Review as well as in newspapers like The Economist or Handelsblatt. His case study on the palm oil value chain (co-authored with Prof. Daniel Corsten) is regularly used in the Executive MBA Program at London Business School, IESE, and Bocconi University.

A native of Germany, Dr. Hamprecht studied industrial engineering at ETH Zurich as well as electrical engineering with management studies at the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London. He holds a degree in industrial engineering from ETH and completed his doctoral research at University of St. Gallen in collaboration with Nestlé Corporate Technologies, Vevey.

Dr. Hamprecht acts as an ad-hoc reviewer for several journals including Organization, Long Range Planning, Climate Policy, Organization & Environment, Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management and die Betriebswirtschaft.

Selected Publications


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