Center for Sustainable Entrepreneurship (CenSE) - Odisee
Center for Sustainable Entrepreneurship (CenSE) - Odisee

Dries Couckuyt

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Dries Couckuyt obtained a PhD in Applied Economic Sciences from Ghent University. He has several publications on the subject of Green business process management. While business processes are typically evaluated based on cost, quality, time, and flexibility, the challenge of his PhD was to integrate ecological sustainability as a performance dimension.

After his PhD, Dries went to Waseda University in Tokyo to conduct one year of research on the sustainability policies of Japanese municipalities.

Currently working as a researcher at CenSE, Dries mainly focuses on sustainable entrepreneurship and socio-economic sustainability.


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  • Couckuyt, D., Arimura, T.H., Miyamoto, T., & Yajima, N. (2023). Green policymaking in Japanese municipalities: an empirical study on external and internal contextual factors. SUSTAINABILITY, 15(9), 1-26.
  • Couckuyt, D., & Van Looy, A. (2021). An exploration of green business process maturity based on ecolabels. BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, 27(7), 1999-2020.
  • Couckuyt, D., & Van Looy, A. (2021). An empirical study on Green BPM adoption: contextual factors and performance. JOURNAL OF SOFTWARE-EVOLUTION AND PROCESS, 33(3), 1-18.
  • Couckuyt, D., & Van Looy, A. (2020). A systematic review of Green Business Process Management. BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, 26(2), 421–446.
  • Couckuyt, D., & Van Looy, A. (2019). Green BPM as a business-oriented discipline: a systematic mapping study and research agenda. SUSTAINABILITY, 11(15), 1–22.
  • Van den Bergh, K., Couckuyt, D., Delarue, E., & D’haeseleer, W. (2015). Redispatching in an interconnected electricity system with high renewables penetration. ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS RESEARCH, 127, 64-72.
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