Prof. dr. Albert Plugge

Albert Plugge
  • ESG
  • IT Sourcing
  • Corporate Governance
  • ESG
  • Digital Ecosystems
  • Innovation & Digitalization
My mission is to contribute to the education of responsible leaders in their pursuit of implementing managerial and organizational transformations to achieve ESG goals.

Prof Dr Albert Plugge is a professor of ESG Transformation & Digital Innovation. He is part of the Entrepreneurship, Governance & Stewardship Expertise Center. Within his chair, Plugge conducts research on the transformation of companies in their challenge to achieve both business objectives and comply with ESG regulations. The application of digital innovations provides companies with the opportunity to support the transformation process by collecting, analyzing, and reporting ESG information.

Plugge studied telecommunications at the TU Delft and worked as an advisor in the field of digitalization. In 2011, he obtained his PhD from TU Delft in the field of Information Management. For his dissertation, he designed a transformation approach for IT suppliers that enables continuous performance over a longer period while considering changing circumstances. From 2011 to 2022, Albert Plugge was part-time affiliated with TU Delft (Faculty of TBM and IDE). In Delft, he conducted research and provided education in the area of transforming supply chains through digital innovations.

In recent years, in collaboration with a colleague from Åbo Akademi University, Plugge conducted international research on the role of digitalization in implementing global business services (F&A, HR, SCM, and IT). This research will be published in a booklet by Palgrave MacMillan in early 2024.

Plugge conducts research at companies in the field of ESG, where digitalization and innovations play a crucial role in achieving ESG goals. Digital platforms and technologies can provide valuable acceleration in implementing ESG transformations.

Since 2020, Plugge has been affiliated with Nyenrode Business University in organizing the lecture series on Digital Business Ecosystems. This series focuses on the collaboration between companies and organizations (public-private), applying ecosystem principles to solve cross-organizational challenges.


Plugge enjoys traveling and reading.

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