Dr.ir. Frans Melissen

Professor of Sustainable Experience Design

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    Research interests

    Frans Melissen (1971) attained his MSc and PhD degrees (Industrial Engineering and Management Science) from Eindhoven University of Technology, where he also worked as a student counselor and lecturer/researcher. Subsequently, he joined the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Groningen as an associate professor. In 2006 he started his career at Breda University of Applied Sciences and he is the University’s Professor of Sustainable Experience Design. 

    This professorships’ ambition is to contribute to developing, successfully applying and disseminating theories, methods, tools and techniques that could assist organizations, businesses, professionals, and the like, in hospitality, tourism, events and beyond, in successfully designing (and staging) sustainable (hospitality) experiences. Researchers linked to the professorship Sustainable Experience Design have already developed, applied and disseminated such theories, methods, tools and techniques in relation to – but not limited to – the concept of sustainability intelligence – as an overarching mind-set and competency set for stimulating and furthering sustainability initiatives in various contexts, sustainable food, sustainable urban tourism, sustainable hospitality and facility business models and (social) technologies, and the relationship between sustainable development and the sharing/collaborative economy.



    Sustainable Experience Design, Sustainability Intelligence, Sustainable Development, Consumer Behavior, Hospitality Experiences, Sustainable Urban Tourism

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    Research Output 2003 2018

    Brabantse Gastvrijheid

    Smit, HAP., Neveu, V., Peperkamp, EMJ., Melissen, F., Vriens, C. & Pijnenburg, 2018

    Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional

    Designing hospitality experiences

    Smit, HAP., Prooijen-Lander, M. & Melissen, F., 2018, Hospitality Experience. Melissen, F. W., van der Rest, J. P., Josephi, S. & Blomme, R. (eds.). Groningen/Utrecht: Noordhoff, p. 157-189

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

    Doing better by doing good: how CSR practices help in engaging employees

    Lub, XD., Kuokkanen, H., Blomme, RJ., Melissen, F. & Groen, BH., 8 Nov 2018

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperOther research output

    Duurzaamheid dreigt twistpunt te worden in nieuwe klassenstrijd

    Melissen, F. & Moratis, L., 9 Dec 2018, In : Het Financieele Dagblad.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlePopular

    Duurzaamheid is een kwestie van blijven proberen

    Moratis, L. & Melissen, F., 4 Jul 2018, In : BN de Stem.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlePopular

    Activities 2010 2018

    • 12 Contribution at workshop, seminar, course
    • 4 Guest lectures/talks/presentations (not at a conference)
    • 1 Organising an event

    Strolling into organisations of the future

    Melissen, F. (Speaker)
    3 Jul 2010

    Activity: Talk or presentationGuest lectures/talks/presentations (not at a conference)

    Masterclass: Duurzaamheidsintelligentie

    Melissen, F. (Speaker)
    20 Nov 2011

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventContribution at workshop, seminar, course

    4th generation sustainable business models

    Melissen, F. (Speaker)
    1 Mar 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentationGuest lectures/talks/presentations (not at a conference)

    Press / Media

    De drie vloeken van duurzaamheid (Brabants Dagblad)

    L Moratis & FW Melissen


    1 media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Nu niets doen, is straks door het ijs zakken

    FW Melissen & R van der Rijt


    1 media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Duurzaamheidsintelligentie meer dan alleen techniek (opinion piece)

    FW Melissen


    1 media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Veel duurzame businessmodellen zijn helemaal niet zo duurzaam

    FW Melissen


    1 media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media


    2018 EuroChrie conference “Institut Paul Bocuse” Best Research Paper Award

    XD Lub (Recipient), H Kuokkanen (Recipient), RJ Blomme (Recipient), FW Melissen (Recipient) & BH Groen (Recipient), 7 Nov 2018

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Projects 2013 2021

    Smart Assessment Sustainable Tourist Destinations (SASTDes)

    Peeters, P., Nawijn, J., Mitas, O., Ballering, J., Kokkinou, A., Eijgelaar, E., Atai, J., Bastiaansen, M., Melissen, F., Fricke, J., Goossen, M. & Morel, K.


    Project: Research


    Smart City Hospitality (SCITHOS)

    Koens, J., Melissen, F., Aall, C., Baltruszewicz, M., Eijgelaar, E., Lalicic, L., Linssen, D., Mayer, I., Önder, I., Paradell, A., Peeters, P., Moberg, K. R., Ruiter, V. N. & Westerbeek, H.


    Project: Research