Dr. Vered Blass

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Dr. Vered Blass
Phone: 03-6405918

Short Biography

Dr. Blass holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in environmental science and management from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering and management from The Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. Currently she is a lecturer at the faculty of management in Tel Aviv University and involved in collaborative research with scholars from multiple universities in the U.S. and Europe. Her academic research has focused on the interface of the industrial ecology and management science disciplines. She had established and lead the industrial ecology research group in TAU and won numerous research grants from agencies in Israel and Europe to support her research efforts.



 available upon request


Fields of Research

Study the sustainability (using life cycle thinking) consequences of changing consumption and production patterns using variety of tools and methods in the following domains:

  • Mobility
  • Closed-loop Supply Chains, secondary markets, recycling and reuse
  • Product-service systems and sharing economy

Methods and Tools Development  measuring sustainability:

  • Life Cycle thinking tools
  • Performance Indexes


Journals Publications

  • Doctori Blass V. and Ostrovsky G., (2008) “Handling E-Waste in Israel”, Iyunim Periodical, Natural Resources & Environmental Management Department; University of Haifa, Israel
  • Delmas M. and Doctori Blass V. (2010) “Measuring Corporate Environmental Performance: the Trade-Offs of Sustainability Ratings”, Business Strategy and the Environment 19: 245–260
  • Geyer R. and Doctori Blass V. (2010) “The Economics of Cell Phone Reuse and Recycling”, Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies 47:515–525, IF 1.071, 5-Year IF 1.263 
    DOI 10.1007/s00170-009-2228-z

  • Raz G., Druehl c., Blass V. (2013) "Design for the Environment: Life Cycle Approach Using a Newsvendor Model", Production and Operations Management Journal 22(4): 940-957, IF1.759, 5-Year IF 2.387
  • Ovchinnikov A., Blass V., Raz G. (2014) “Economic and Environmental Assessment of Refurbishing Strategies for Product-Service Bundles”, Production and Operations Management Journal, 23(5): 744-761, IF 1.439, 5-Year 2.116
  • Blass V., Corbett C., Delmas M., and Muthulingam S., (2014) “Top Management and the Adoption of Energy Efficiency Practices: Evidence from Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturing Firms in the US”, Energy Journal, 65; 560–571, IF 1.772, 5-Year IF 2.338
  • Meorn N., Blass V., Garb Y., Kahane Y.,  and Thoma G. 2016. “Why Going beyond Standard LCI Databases is Important: Lessons From A Meta-Analysis of Potable Water Supply System LCAs", International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 21: 1134.
  • Tchetchik A., Kaufman D. and Blass V. 2016. “Perceived scarcity, habits, environmental attitudes, and price sensitivity:  How do they interact with preferences towards greywater systems?” The Built Environment (forthcoming)
  • Encarnacao S., Santos F.P, Santos F.C, Blass V., Jorge M. Pacheco J.M., and Portugali J. "Paradigm Shifts and the Interplay between State, Business and Civil Sectors"¸ accepted to the Royal Society Open Science Journal
  • Blass V. and Corbett C. 2017. "Same Supply Chain, Different Models: Integrating Perspectives from Industrial Ecology and Supply Chain Management", Journal of Industrial Ecology. published online on February 16, 2017
  • Raz G., Ovchinnikov A., Blass V. 2017. “Economic and Environmental Assessment of Remanufacturing in a Competitive Setting”, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management 64(4): 476-490. published online on July 13, 2017
  • Encarnacao S., Santos F.P, Santos F.C, Blass V., Jorge M. Pacheco J.M., and Portugali J. 2018. “Paths to the Adoption of Electric Vehicles: An Evolutionary Game Theoretical Approach”, Transportation Research Part B 113: 24-33
  • Makov T., Fishman T., Chertow M., Blass V. 2018.  “What Affects the Second-Hand Value of Smartphones: Evidence from eBay”, accepted to the Journal of Industrial Ecology



Book Chapters

  • DeJonghe N., Doctori Blass V., and. Ramus C.A. (2009) “Employees Ecoinitiatives: Case Studies of Two Ecoentrepreneurial Companies”, in Frontiers in Eco- Entrepreneurship Research, Advances in the Study of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Growth, edited by  Libecap G., Volume 20: 79-125 
  • Blass V., Chebach T. Ashkenazy A., “Sustainable Raw Materials Management”, in “Sustainable Supply Chains” edited by Yann Bouchery, Tarkan Tan, Jan Fransoo and Charles Corbett, Springer , DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-29791-0


Teaching Case Studies

  • Delmas M., Doctori Blass V., Shuster K. 2007. "Ceago Vinegarden: How Green is Your Wine? Environmental Differentiation Strategy through Eco-Labels"
  • Blass V. and Chebach T. 2016. “Sustainability and Business Strategy in Termokir”


lectures and interviews( YouTube)

  • Education for sustainable development in practice, Educon 2016 conference, TAU,  Israel >  watch YouTube
  • LCA [avniR] Conference, 2012, about the SPREE Project, France >  watch YouTube
  • About the Innovation in industrial ecology lab in TAU ,  The TAU American friends Watch >  watch YouTube
  • TEDx talk, Tel Aviv Water Salon event, 2017, The (virtual) reality of water and consumption >  watch YouTube
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