Department of International Economics, Government and Business
I am an Associate Professor at the Department of International Economics, Government and Business at Copenhagen Business School.
My current research focuses on the opportunities and challenges that arise from private-sector involvement in the delivery of humanitarian assistance. In particular, I leverage my academic experience in strategic and international management research to understand how humanitarian initiatives involving private-sector firms can be realised in a sustainable, ethical, and effective manner. I examine the effectiveness and sustainability of such initiatives in the context of acute as well as protracted humanitarian crises.
Methodologically, I combine in-depth qualitative research with set-theoretic and/or comparative techniques with the aim to generate insights of relevance to businesses, humanitarian organizations, and policy makers. A free copy of a recent agenda-setting article on this topic is available here: Corporate Engagement in Humanitarian Action.
Insights from my research feed into the MSc in International Business and Politics (IBP) program at CBS, where I teach and (co-)coordinate two courses. In addition, I teach and co-coordinate a PhD course on ‘Case-study approaches to Theory Building’, which focuses on the challenges involved in doing and publishing qualitative research and generating meaningful insights.
- Corporate engagement in humanitarian action
- MNC responsible business conduct and stakeholder engagement
- Nepotism in recruitment and selection processes
- International Business: Market and Non-Market Strategies (MSc in International Business and Politics)
- Advanced Methods and Problem Solving in International Business and Politics (MSc in International Business and Politics)
- Case-Study Approaches to Theory Building (CBS PhD Course)
I supervise PhD students and master students on topics related to business-society relations and humanitarian assistance.
- Hotho J, Minbaeva D, Muratbekova-Touron M, Rabbiosi L. Forthcoming. Coping with favoritism in recruitment and selection: A communal perspective. Journal of Business Ethics.
- Hotho J. and Girschik V. 2019. Corporate involvement in humanitarian crises: Concepts, challenges, and areas for international business research. critical perspectives on international business, 15: 201-218.
- Hotho J and Saka-Helmhout A. 2017. In and between societies: Reconnecting comparative institutionalism and organization theory. Organization Studies, 38: 647-666.
- Hotho JJ, Lyles MA, and Easterby-Smith M. 2015. The mutual impact of global strategy and organizational learning: Current themes and future directions. Global Strategy Journal, 5: 85-112.
- Hotho JJ and Pedersen T. 2012. Beyond the ‘rules of the game’: Three institutional approaches and how they matter for international business. In G Wood and M Demirbag (Eds.) Handbook of Institutional Approaches to International Business, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 236-273.
In: Proceedings of the Eighty-First Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management . ed. /Sonia Taneja. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2021 (Academy of Management Proceedings)
In: A Research Agenda for International Business and Management . ed. /Ödül Bozkurt. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing 2021, p. 175-194
In: Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 165, No. 4, 9.2020, p. 659-679
In: Critical Perspectives on International Business, Vol. 15, No. 2/3, 2019, p. 201-218
In: Globalization Alternatives: Strategies for the New International Economy. . ed. /J. Mark Munoz. New York, N.Y. : Business Expert Press 2018, p. 61-71 (International Business Collection)
In: Organization Studies, Vol. 38, No. 5, 5.2017, p. 647-666
In: Journal of International Management, Vol. 23, No. 4, 2017, p. 412-415
In: Global Strategy Journal, Vol. 5, No. 2, 5.2015, p. 85-112
In: Management Learning, Vol. 45, No. 1, 2014, p. 57-80
In: Organization Studies, Vol. 35, No. 5, 2014, p. 671-702
In: Orchestration of the Global Network Organization. ed. /Torben Pedersen; Markus Venzin; Timothy M. Devinney; Laszlo Tihanyi. Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing 2014, p. 299-323 (Advances in International Management, Vol. 27)
In: Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business. ed. /Patricia McDougall-Covin; Tunga Kiyak. East Lansing, MI : Academy of International Business 2013, p. 280 (Academy of International Business. Annual Meeting. Proceedings, Vol. 55)
In: Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business. ed. /Patricia McDougall-Covin; Tunga Kiyak. East Lansing, MI : Academy of International Business 2013, p. 133 (Academy of International Business. Annual Meeting. Proceedings, Vol. 55)
Paper presented at AIB 2013 Annual Meeting , 2013
In: Handbook of Institutional Approaches to International Business. ed. /Geoffrey Wood; Mehmet Demirbag. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing 2012, p. 236-273 (Elgar Original Reference)
In: British Journal of Management, Vol. 23, No. 3, 2012, p. 383-401
In: New Policy Challenges for European Multinationals . ed. /Rob Van Tulder; Alain Verbeke; Liviu Voinea. Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing 2012, p. 135-152 (Progress in International Business Research, Vol. 7)
In: Journal of International Management, Vol. 17, No. 3, 2011, p. 260-262
Frederiksberg : Center for Strategic Management and Globalization 2010, 54 p. (SMG Working Paper, No. 5/2010)
In: Critical Perspectives on International Business, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2010, p. 8-37
Frederiksberg : Center for Strategic Management and Globalization 2009 (SMG Working Paper, No. 7/2009)
Enschede : PPI Publishers 2009, 174 p.
Frederiksberg : The Business of Society 11.12.2019
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