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Dr. rer. pol. Kira Schumacher

Research interests

  • Sustainable mobility, in particular user behaviour
  • Acceptance of renewable energies
  • Sustainable biomass value chains
  • Participative decision support

Projects

Teaching

  • Supervision of final theses on request or see posted final theses offers
  • 2014-2018: Tutor support for lecture "BWL B”
  • Since 2015: Unit "Stakeholder Management" as part of the lecture "Project Management"
  • 2013-2016: Unit "Marketing" as part of the lecture " Industrielle Betriebswirtschaftslehre
  • Seminar (winter term 2018/19): Methodenbootcamp IIP
  • Seminar (summer term 2016): Projektmanagement – Eine methodisch-didaktische Aufarbeitung
  • Seminar (winter term 2014/15): Länderübergreifende Studie zur gesellschaftlichen Akzeptanz von Bioenergie

 

Publications


Topic Modeling Uncovers Shifts in Media Framing of the German Renewable Energy Act.
Dehler-Holland, J.; Schumacher, K.; Fichtner, W.
2021. Patterns, 2, 100169. doi:10.1016/j.patter.2020.100169
Modelling the impact of biomass-based value chains on local feedstock prices.
Zimmer, T.; Schumacher, K.; Glöser-Chahoud, S.; Schultmann, F.
2018, March 20. Gemeinsamer Workshop der Arbeitsgruppen "OR im Umweltschutz" und "Supply Chain Management" der Gesellschaft für Operations Research (GOR) e.V. und des Netzwerks Industrial Ecology, Ulm, 20.-21. März 2018
Roadmap für eine nachhaltige Biomassenutzung in der Oberrheinregion. Roadmap Utilisation durable de la biomasse dans la Région du Rhin supérieur.
Fritz, A.; Koch, B.; Bosansky, M.; Pallares, C.; Riviere, E.; Hu, Y.; Kuhn, N.; Bidart, C.; Fichtner, W.; Fröhling, M.; McKenna, R.; Müller, A.-K.; Rudi, A.; Schultmann, F.; Schumacher, K.; Vuilleumier, S.; Barbier, R.; Daniel, F.-J.; Bühler, S.; Hugi, C.; Steiger, O.; Knapp, M.; Meyer, R.; Pehle, A.; Stelzer, V.; Elsaesser, D.; Schulz, R.; Brilhac, J.-F.; Schönnenbeck, C.; Valente, M.; Roger, A.-C.; Duplay, J.; Quaranta, G.; Schäfer, G.; Aguejdad, R.; Blond, N.; Ponche, J.-L.; Selmi, W.; Serradj, A.; Skupinski, G.; Stark, J.; Weber, C.
2015. Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Assessment of Biogas Supply Chains from a Social Acceptance Point of View.
Schumacher, K.; Panitz, F.; Breun, P.; Schultmann, F.
2016. Why supplier simultaneous upgrading of productivity and OHS is limited in buyer-driven and fragmented global value chains? Ed.: J.V. Brambini-Pedersen 3rd International EurOMA Sustainable Operations and Supply Chains Forum, Lancaster, UK, April 11. - 12. 2016
Scenarios for Potential Biomass Futures in the Tri-National Upper Rhine Region.
Knapp, M.; Schumacher, K.; Weinberger, N.
2014. Technology Assessment and Policy Areas of Great Transitions. Proceedings from the PACITA 2013 Conference in Prague, 13 – 15 March, Prague, Czech Republic. Ed.: T. Michalek, 237–242, Technology Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (ASCR)

Presentations

  • Schumacher, K., Krones, F., McKenna, R., Schultmann, F. (2017): Social acceptance of renewable energies: a comparative, survey-based analysis in Germany, France, and Switzerland. 1st International Conference on Energy Research and Social Science, 02.-05. April 2017, Melia Sitges, Spain.

  • Schumacher K.; Fröhling, M.; Schultmann F. (2016): A Comparative Study on Local Acceptance of Existing Biogas Plants in the Trinational Upper Rhine Region. 6th International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorization (WasteEng2016), 23.-26. Mai 2016, Albi, Frankreich.

  • Schumacher K.; Panitz F.; Breun P.; Schultmann F. (2016): Assessment of Biogas Supply Chains from a Social Acceptance Point of View. European Operations Management Association (EurOMA Forum 2016), 11.-12. April 2016, Lancaster, UK.

  • Schumacher K.; Magnus, F; Schultmann F. (2015): Social acceptance of biomass use. Latin American Congress on Biorefineries, Workshop Sustainable Biomass Use in Chile, 25. November 2015, Concepción, Chile.

  • Schumacher K.; Magnus, F; Schultmann F. (2015): Akzeptanz von Biogasanlagen im Trinationalen Vergleich. OUI Biomasse Abschlusskonferenz, 26. Juni 2015, Karlsruhe, Deutschland.

Professional career

Since 03/2019 Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Karlsruhe

Managing Director of the French-German Institute for Environmental Research (DFIU)

01/2013 - 02/2019

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Karlsruhe
Research Assistant
Chair of Business Administration, Production and Operations Management

08/2011 – 12/2012 BASF, Ludwigshafen
Investor Relations Manager - Socially Responsible Investing

Supervision of sustainability-oriented investors, roadshows,
Association work for the German Investor Relations Association (DIRK)

12/2010 - 07/2011 BASF, Ludwigshafen
Sustainability Manager - Key Account Value Chain

Project management in the sustainability department and part of integration team (Cognis acquisition), establishment of sustainability standards in the value chain