Jasmin Wiefek

Jasmin Wiefek

Research Associate

Since completing her studies in psychology, Jasmin Wiefek has been conducting research on sustainable consumption and production. In her diploma thesis at the Interdisciplinary Center for Sustainable Development in Göttingen, she examined consumer behaviour in rural areas. As a member of the research group on Environmental Psychology in Magdeburg, she subsequently studied the role of sufficiency in the mental models of sustainability among actors in municipal climate protection initiatives. Most recently, she has explored the question of how sustainable behaviour can become more mainstream and looked into the transformative potential of the "Economy for the Common Good" at the Norbert Elias Center for Transformation Design & Research in Flensburg. For her PhD at the Freie Universität Berlin, she sheds light on the characteristics of common-good oriented companies and their influence on employee job satisfaction. At the IASS, she has been studying options for supporting plastic-free food consumption since March 2019. She is also one of the organisers of the Hamburg-based "Salon für Transformation" and is taking a course in permaculture, wilderness and sociocracy at the "Lernpfad zur Wildgestalterin".

  • Since 2019: Research Associate at IASS
  • Since 2019: Trainee at "Lernpfad zur Wildgestalterin", Bureau for Social Humus Development Freiburg, Germany
  • Since 2018: Research Assistant at Norbert Elias Center for Transformation Design & Research (NEC), Europa-Universität Flensburg
  • Since 2017: Freelance Contributor to "Salon für Transformation"
  • Since 2016: Ph.D. student at the Division of Social, Organizational and Economic Psychology, Freie Universität Berlin
  • 2013 -2018: Research Associate at NEC, Europa-Universität Flensburg
  • 2012-2013: Research Associate at Research Group of Environmental Psychology, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
  • September 2012: Research visit in Zambia "Neurocysticercosis and epilepsy in the Eastern province of Zambia"
  • 2009-2011: Student / Research Assistant in der Research Group Clinical Neuroinfectiology, Neurology Clinic of the University of Göttingen
  • 2009-2011: Internship and Diploma Thesis at Interdisciplinary Center for Sustainable Development at the University of Göttingen
  • 2005-2011: Studies of Psychology at the University of Göttingen and University La Sapienza in Rome
  • Interdisciplinary Transformation- and Sustainability Research
  • Sustainable Production and Consumption
  • Degrowth

Publications at the IASS

Publications prior to joining the IASS

  • Wiefek, J. & Heinitz, K. (2019). The Common Good Approach in Entrepreneurial Practice. Journal for Business, Economics & Ethics, 20(3), 320-345. Doi: 10.5771/1439-880X-2019-3-320

  • Sommer, B., Stumpf, K., Köhne, R., Kny, J. & Wiefek, J. (2019): Die zivilgesellschaftliche Bewegung der ›Gemeinwohl-Ökonomie‹ (GWÖ) aus Perspektive der sozialwissenschaftlichen Transformationsforschung und Praktischen Philosophie. Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensethik, 20(3), 448-457. Doi: 10.5771/1439-880X-2019-3-448

  • Heidbrink, L., Kny, J., Köhne, R., Sommer, B., Stumpf, K., Welzer, H. & Wiefek, J. (2018). Schlussbericht für das Verbundprojekt Gemeinwohl-Ökonomie im Vergleich unternehmerischer Nachhaltigkeitsstrategien (GIVUN). Flensburg & Kiel.

  • Wiefek, J. & Heinitz, K. (2018). Common Good-Oriented Companies: Exploring Corporate Values, Characteristics and Practices That Could Support a Development Towards Degrowth. Management Revue - Socio-Economic Studies, 29(3), 311-331. Doi: 10.5771/0935-9915-2018-3-31

  • Sommer, B., Kny, J., Stumpf, K. & Wiefek, J. (2016). Gemeinwohl-Ökonomie: Baustein zu einer ressourcenleichteren Gesellschaft? In H. Rogall, H.-C. Binswanger, F. Ekardt, A. Grothe, W.-D. Hasenclever, I. Hauchler et al. (Hrsg.), Im Brennpunkt Ressourcenwende - Transformation zu einer ressourcenleichten Gesellschaft (Jahrbuch Nachhaltige Ökonomie, Bd. 5, S. 237-253). Marburg: Metropolis Verlag.

  • Kny, J., Schmies, M., Sommer, B., Welzer, H. & Wiefek, J. (2015). Von der Nische in den Mainstream. Wie gute Beispiele nachhaltigen Handelns in einem breiten gesellschaftlichen Kontext verankert werden können. Umweltbundesamt. TEXTE 86/2015. Dessau-Roßlau.

  • Sommer, B. & Wiefek, J. (2015). Kein richtiges Leben im falschen? Wachstumsneutrale Unternehmen in der Wachstumswirtschaft. In S. Lessenich (Hrsg.), Routinen der Krise - Krise der Routinen (Verhandlungen der Kongresse der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie in Trier 2014, Bd. 37, S. 926-935).

  • Schweizer-Ries, P., Wiefek, J., Rau, I. & Syarova, I. (2013). Der Beitrag von Privathaushalten zur Energiewende und mehr Energienachhaltigkeit am Beispiel einer mittelgroßen Stadt. In M. K. Koch & H.-J. Wagner (Hrsg.), Wettbewerb "Energieeffiziente Stadt": Gebäude und Haushalte (Bd. 1, S. 81-90). Berlin: Lit Verlag.

  • Wiefek, J. (2018, August). Common Good-Oriented Companies: Exploring Corporate Values, Characteristics and Practices That Are Proposed as Triggers for a Development Towards Degrowth. 6th International Degrowth Conference, Malmö, Sweden.

  • Wiefek, J. (2014-2018, January, yearly). Vom Umweltbewusstsein zum nachhaltigen Handeln und zurück. Gastvortrag an der Universität Hildesheim in der Vorlesungsreihe "Umweltbildung", Hildesheim.

  • Kny, J. & Wiefek, J. (2017, November). Impulsvortrag: Gemeinwohl-Ökonomie. IÖW Jahrestagung: Wirtschaftswissenschaften und sozial-ökologische Transformation, Berlin, Germany.

  • Kny, J., Sommer, B., Stumpf, K.H. & Wiefek, J. (2017, June). Driving forces and challenges in small vs. large companies for ecologically sustainable practices and their contribution to an ecological transition: An empirical account. The 8th International Sustainability Transitions Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden.

  • Stumpf, K.H., Sommer, B., Kny, J. & Wiefek, J. (2017, September). Transformation towards a sustainable economy by Davids and Goliaths. SustEcon Conference - The contribution of a sustainable economy to achieving the SDGs, Berlin, Germany.

  • Kny, J. & Wiefek, J. (2016, September). The Economy for the Common Good: an approach to alternative company practices in accordance with degrowth? 5th International Degrowth Conference, Budapest, Hungary.

  • Wiefek, J., Kny, J. & Sommer, B. (2015, August). From the niche to the mainstream: Factors, dynamics and patterns influencing the diffusion of sustainable practices. 11th Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology, Groningen, The Netherlands.

  • Wiefek, J. (2014, Dezember). Die Suffizienzstrategie im kommunalen Klimaschutz - notwendig, aber nicht realistisch? 44. Kongress der Initiative Psychologie im Umweltschutz e.V., Lünen (Dortmund).

  • Wiefek, J. (2014, Oktober). Thinkfarm Berlin - Ein Netzwerk für den Wandel. APPLAUS Symposium: Netzwerkeln - Verstrickt in die Net-Work-Life-Balance. Fachhochschule Potsdam, Potsdam.

  • Wiefek, J. & Sommer, B. (2014, September). No good life in a bad life? - Experiences of degrowth-orientated actors in a growth economy. 4th International Conference on Degrowth for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity, Leipzig, Germany.

  • Wiefek, J. (2014, August). Netzwerke für den Wandel. VÖW - netzwerk n Sommerakademie 2014: Spreading Degrowth, Lobetal bei Berlin.

  • Wiefek, J., Schweizer-Ries, P. & Rau, I. (2013, September). Pseudo-sustainability, weak sustainability, strong sustainability - What kind of sustainability approach dominates mental models of local actors going for environmental protection? Symposium: 10th Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology, Magdeburg, Germany.

  • Wiefek, J. & Eigner-Thiel, S. (2010, February). Dorfläden im Landkreis Göttingen - Bedarfsanalyse in Reinhausen und Barterode. Nahversorgungstag Südniedersachsen, Krebeck.