dr. M.L. Franco Garcia (Laura)

Assistant Professor

About Me

María-Laura Franco-García holds a Ph.D. on “Environmental Chemistry” (Université Claude Bernard Lyon I, France). She worked for the Mexican Environmental Ministry contributing to the hazardous waste regulations. Franco’s research interests expanded to public and private management of natural resources and to product development fields since her affiliation to “Tecnológico de Monterrey”. Franco is currently one of the European coordinators of the global network of “Greening of Industry Network GIN)” www.greeningofindustry.org. Her current research is related to GIN’s mission, e.g. Circular Economy, CSR, sustainable industrial parks, social and environmental Life Cycle Assessment, social entrepreneurship, among others.


Corporate Social Responsibility


Recent Articles
Franco-Garcia, M. L., Hendrawati-Tan, L., Gutierrez-Diaz, E. C., Casiano, C., & Bressers, H. (2017). Institutional innovation of water governance in Mexico: the case of Guadalupe Basin, near Mexico City. In C. de Boer, J. Vinke-de Kruijf, G. Özerol, & H. T. A. Bressers (Eds.), Water Governance, Policy and Knowledge Transfer: International Studies on Contextual Water Management (Second ed., pp. 188-204). (Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management). Routledge.
Sarkis, J., Vazquez-Brust, D., De Bruijn, T., Fischer, K., Franco-Garcia, L., Kamolsiripichaiporn, S., ... Kuppusamy, I. (2015). Helping to build a sustainable future through the greening of industry and its networks: Knowledge sharing and action promotion. Journal of cleaner production, 98, 8-16. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.10.094
Nurdiana, J., Franco Garcia, M. M., & Hophmayer Tokich, S. (2015). Incorporating Circular Sustainability Principles in DKI Jakarta: Lessons Learned from Dutch Business Schools Management. Paper presented at Circular Economy inspiring Sustainable Innovation , Mexico City, Mexico.
Franco Garcia, M. M., Opstelten, I. (Ed.), Jauregui Becker, J. M., Eweg, E. (Ed.), van Tilburg, M., Robinson, C. (Ed.), ... Wagenaar, A. (Ed.) (2014). Centers of sustainable co-created products bij BoP. 61-62.
Krozer, Y., Franco Garcia, M. M., & Micallef, D. (2013). Interactions management in environmental policy. Management research review, 36(12), 1210-1219. DOI: 10.1108/MRR-06-2013-0141

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Aside teaching in the MEEM and minor Crossing Borders programs I am open for delivering guess lectures to engaging students and colleagues on collaborative activities associated to sustainability.

Affiliated Study Programmes



Contact Details

+31534894377 (secretary)
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Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn (building no. 10), room 1137
Hallenweg 17
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn  1137
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands