Hanna Dijkstra


Doctoral dissertation

  • Dijkstra, H. (2023). Ripples to waves: How business models and entrepreneurs are propelling the transition towards a sustainable plastic system. [Doctoral Thesis, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam]. https://doi.org/10.5463/thesis.220
  • Recording of public doctoral defense can be accessed here

Peer reviewed publications

  • Dijkstra, H., & Planko, J. (2023) The roles of sustainable entrepreneurs in tackling societal challenges: Quantifying how sustainable plastic companies act to create system change. Sustainable Production and Consumption. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.spc.2023.05.028
  • Dijkstra, H., van Beukering, P., & Brouwer, R. (2022). Marine plastic entrepreneurship; Exploring drivers, barriers and value creation in the blue economy. Sustainable Technology and Entrepreneurship. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.stae.2022.100018
  • Dijkstra, H., van Beukering, P., & Brouwer, R. (2021). In the business of dirty oceans: Overview of startups and entrepreneurs managing marine plastic. Marine Pollution Bulletin. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111880
  • Dijkstra, H., van Beukering, P., & Brouwer, R. (2020). Business models and sustainable plastic management: A systematic review of the literature. Journal of Cleaner Production. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.120967
  • Dijkstra, H., van Oosterhout, L.,  Borst, D., Duijndam, S., Rehdanz, K., & van Beukering, P. (2023). Triggering sustainable plastics consumption behavior: Identifying consumer profiles across Europe and designing strategies to engage them. Sustainable Production and Consumption. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.spc.2022.12.023
  • Dijkstra, H., & Grassin, J.B. (2023) Plastic Venture Builder (PVB): An empirically derived assessment tool to support plastic waste management ventures in low- and middle- income countries. Waste Management and Research. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0734242X231180648
  • Falk-Andersson, J., Rognerud, I., De Frond, H., Leone, G., Karasik, R., Diana, Z., Dijkstra, H., Ammendolia, J., Eriksen, M., Utz, R., Walker, T.R., & Fürst., K. (2023). Cleaning Up without Messing Up: Maximizing the Benefits of Plastic Clean-Up Technologies through New Regulatory Approaches. Environmental Science & Technology. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.3c01885
  • Brouwer, R., Huang, Y., Huizenga, T., Frantzi, S., Le, T., Sandler, J., Dijkstra, H., van Beukering, P., Costa, E., Garaventa, F. & Piazza, V. (2023). Assessing the performance of marine plastics cleanup technologies in Europe and North America. Ocean & Coastal Management. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2023.106555
  • Van Oosterhout, L., Dijkstra, H., Van Beukering, P., Rehdanz, K., Khedr, S., Brouwer, R., & Duijndam, S. (2022). Public Perceptions of Marine Plastic Litter: A Comparative Study Across European Countries and Seas. Frontiers in Marine Science. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.784829
  • Frantzi, S., Brouwer, R., Watkins, E., van Beukering, P., Cunha, M.C., Dijkstra, H., Duijndam, S., Jaziri, H., Okoli, I.C., Pantzar, M. and Cotera, I.R., (2021). Adoption and diffusion of marine litter clean-up technologies across European seas: Legal, institutional and financial drivers and barriers. Marine Pollution Bulletin. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112611
  • Khedr, S., Rehdanz, K., Brouwer, R., van Beukering, P., Dijkstra, H., Duijndam, S., & Okoli, I. C. (2023). Public preferences for marine plastic litter management across Europe. Ecological Economics. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2022.107609
  • Hagedoorn, L. C., Brander, L. M., Van Beukering, P. J. H., Dijkstra, H. M., Franco, C., Hughes, L., Gilders, I., & Segal, B. (2019). Community-based adaptation to climate change in small island developing states: an analysis of the role of social capital. Climate and Development https://doi.org/10.1080/17565529.2018.1562869

Opinion articles and commentary


  • Sustainable Finance in EU Overseas Territories – An assessment of sustainable finance mechanisms in the Caribbean region. Report for JNCC by van Beukering, P., Hagedoorn, L., Dijkstra, H., Lujan Gallegos, V., & Smith, M.
  • SRJS Scoping Report – An initial assessment of economic valuation and ecosystem services in Aceh, Chaco-Pantanal, Guianas and Zambezi for WWF-NL by van Beukering, P., Hagedoorn, L., & Dijkstra, H.
  • Tackling Climate Change as an Island Community: An application of the integrated climate change adaptation framework in Melekeok State, Palau. Thesis submitted for the Master’s of Science in Environment and Resource Management (2016) by H. Dijkstra http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.28331.75043

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