Governing Responsible Business Research Environment

Fellowship Program

On this page you can read about our Fellowship Program and the research fellows


The Governing Responsible Business (GRB) World Class Research Environment (WCRE) Fellowship Program

The purpose of the fellowship program is to affiliate outstanding scholars outside CBS to the GRB, as a mean to strengthen and cross-fertilize the GRB research portfolio. The program is a beneficial way for GRB to foster collaborations and to strengthen ties to individuals with interesting research profiles. The fellows get a chance to come to one of the most vibrant research groups in the world in the area of governing responsible business, and get a valuable opportunity during their stay to connect with GRB’s prominent researchers.


The Research Fellows 2017-18

Dr. Ben Cashore
Dr. Daniel Esser
Dr. Dieter Zinnbauer
Dr. Gideon Kunda
Dr. Rajiv Maher

The Research Fellows 2016-17

Dr. Dirk Matten
Professor at York University, Schulich School of Business

Research Interests
International Business
(Political) CSR
Global Governance
Latest Publications
A. Crane, I. Henriques, B. Husted, D. Matten
What Constitutes a Theoretical Contribution in the Business and Society Field?, Business & Society, Vol. 55 (2016), No 6, 783-791.
A. Crane, I. Henriques, B. Husted, D. Matten
Publishing Country Studies in Business & Society. Or, Do We Care About CSR in Mongolia?, Business & Society, Vol. 55 (2016), No 1, 3-10.
R.N. Tata with D. Matten
Corporate Community Involvement in the 21st century, in: D. Barton, D. Horváth, M. Kipping (eds.), Re-imagining Capitalism: Towards a responsible, long-term model, Oxford (Oxford University Press) 2016, 68-83
A. Crane, D. Matten
Engagement required: The changing role of the corporation in society, in: D. Barton, D. Horváth, M. Kipping (eds.), Re-imagining Capitalism: Towards a responsible, long-term model, Oxford (Oxford University Press) 2016, 116-134
A. Crane, D. Matten
Business Ethics – Managing Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability in the Age of Globalization, 4th edition, Oxford (Oxford University Press) 2016
A. Crane, G. Palazzo, L.J. Spence, D. Matten
Contesting the value of “Creating Shared Value”, California Management Review, Vol. 56 (2014), No 2, 130-149
Dr. Patrick Haack 

Assistant professor at HEC Lausanne, Switzerland

Research Interests
Social Judgment Formation
Practice Adoption
Recent Developments in Research Methodology
Empirical and Conceptual Explorations of Legitimacy

Latest publications
Suddaby, R., Bitektine, A., & Haack, P. (2017). Legitimacy. Academy of Management Annals, forthcoming.  
Bitektine, A. & Haack, P. (2015). The “Macro” and the “Micro” of Legitimacy: Towards a Multi-Level Theory of the Legitimacy Process. Academy of Management Review, 40, 49–75. 
Haack, P., Pfarrer, M. & Scherer, A. G. (2014). Legitimacy-as-Feeling: How Affect Leads to Vertical Legitimacy Spillovers in Transnational Governance. Journal of Management Studies, 51, 634–666.
Dr. Blagoy Blagoev

Post-doctoral scholar at  Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Research interests
Organizational Change and Persistence
Time and Temporality in Organizations
Organizational Memory
Organizational Routines

Latest publications
Costas, J., Blagoev, B., & Kärreman, D. (2016). The arena of the professional body: Sport, autonomy and ambition in professional service firms. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 32(1), 10–19.
Blagoev, B. (2016). Arbeitszeitregime im Lock-in? Eine pfadtheoretische Untersuchung der Persistenz überlanger Arbeitszeiten in einem Beratungsunternehmen. Doctoral Dissertation, Freie Universität Berlin.

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Dr. Glen Whelan
Dr. Florian Luedeke-Freund

Senior research associate at the University of Hamburg, Germany

Research Interests
Corporate Sustainability Management
Sustainable Entrepreneurship
Sustainable Business Models
Business Model Innovation and Patterns
Values-based Innovation Management

Latest Publications
Breuer, H. & Lüdeke-Freund, F. (2017, forthcoming): Values-Based Network and Business Model Innovation, Int. Journal of Innovation Management, Vol. 21, No. 3, Art. 1750028 (35 pages).
Kurucz, E.; Colbert, B.; Lüdeke-Freund, F.; Upward, A. & Willard, B. (2016, online first): Relational Leadership for Strategic Sustainability: Practices and Capabilities to Advance the Design and Assessment of Sustainable Business Models, Journal of Cleaner Production,
Schaltegger, S.; Lüdeke-Freund, F. & Hansen, E. (2016): Business Models for Sustainability: A Co-Evolutionary Analysis of Sustainable Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Transformation, Organization & Environment, Vol. 29, No. 3, 264-289,

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Dr. Jean Pascal Gond

Professor at Cass Business School, City, University of London
Research Interests
Corporate Social Responsibility
Economic Sociology
Economies of Worth
Organization Theory
Responsible Investment 
Latest publications (selection)
Economies of worth
Gond, J.-P., Demers, C. & Michaud, V. 2017. Managing normative tensions within and across organizations: What can the economies of worth and paradox frameworks learn from each other?  In: P. Jarzabkowski, W. Smith, M. Lewis (eds.) Oxford Handbook on Organizational Paradoxes. Forthcoming.
Gond, J.-P. 2016. Reconsidering the critical perspective on corporate social responsibility in light of French pragmatist sociology: Subverting do-gooding for the common good? In Baars, G. & Spicer, A. (Eds.) Critical Corporation, Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming.
Whelan, G. & Gond, J.-P. 2016.  Meat your enemy: Animal rights, alignment and radical change.  Journal of Management Inquiry. Published Online. doi:10.1177/1056492616671828.
Performativity, materiality and calculability
Gond, J.-P. & Nyberg, D. 2016. Materializing power to recover corporate social responsibility.  Organization Studies. Forthcoming.
Gond, J.-P., Cabantous, L., Harding, N. & Learmonth, M. 2016.  What do we mean by performativity in organization studies?  The uses and abuses of performativity.  International Journal of Management Reviews. 18(4): 440-463.
Giamporcaro, S. & Gond, J.-P.  2016.  Calculability as politics in the construction of markets:  The case of socially responsible investment in France.  Organization Studies. 37(4): 465-485.
Learmonth, M., Harding, N., Gond, J.-P. & Cabantous, L. 2016.  Moving critical performativity forward.  Human Relations. 69(2): 251-256. 
Cabantous, L., Gond, J.-P., Harding, N. & Learmonth, M. 2016.  Reconsidering critical performativity.  Human Relations. 69(2): 197-213.
Institutional work for CSR
Barin Cruz, L., Delgado, N., Leca, B. & Gond, J.-P. 2016.  Organizational resilience in extreme operating environments: The role of institutional work.  Business and Society. 55(7): 970-1016.
Slager, R., Gond, J.-P. & Moon, J. 2012.  Standardization as institutional work:  The regulatory power of a responsible investment standard.  Organization Studies, 33(5-6): 763-790.

The Research Fellows 2015-16

Dr. Patrick Haack
Dr. Juliane Reinecke
Dr. Rieneke Slager
Dr. Laura Spence
Dr. Shoshana Zubhoff
Dr. Peter Winkler 

The Research Fellows 2014-15

Dr. Jana Costas
Professor at European University Viadrina, Frankfurt

Research interests
Changing boundaries: Liminal Work Arrangements
New Leadership Approaches
Co-working: A New Form of Organization?
Secrecy at work: The Hidden Architecture of Organizations
Cleaning Work: Life in the Corporate Underworld of Berlin

Latest publications
Costas, J. & C. Grey (2014) Bringing Secrecy into the Open: Towards a Theorization of the Social Processes of Organizational Secrecy. Organization Studies, 35 (10), 1423-1447.
Costas, J. & C. Grey (2014) The Temporality of Power and the Power of Temporality: Imaginary Futures Selves in Professional Service Firms. Organization Studies, 35 (6), 909-937.
Bewernick, M., Schreyögg, G. & J. Costas (2013) Charismatische Führung: Die Konstruktion von Charisma durch die deutsche Wirtschaftspresse am Beispiel von Ferdinand Piëch. Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung, August/September, 434-465.

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Dr. Patrick Haack
Senior Lecturer/Researcher at University of Zurich

Research interests
Organizational Legitimacy
Social Judgment Formation
Microfoundation of Institutions
Adoption of Organizational Practices
Corporate Social Responsibility
Transnational Governance
Research Methods

Latest publications
Bitektine, A. & Haack, P. (2015). The “Macro” and the “Micro” of Legitimacy: Towards a Multi-Level Theory of the Legitimacy Process. Academy of Management Review, 40, forthcoming.
Haack, P. & Schoeneborn D. (2015). Is Decoupling Becoming Decoupled from Institutional Theory? A Commentary on Wijen. Academy of Management Review, 40, forthcoming.
Haack, P. & Scherer, A. G. (2014). Why Sparing the Rod does not Spoil the Child: A Critique of the Strict Father Model in Transnational Governance. Journal of Business Ethics, 122, 225-240.

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Dr. Arno Kourula
Assistant Professor at University of Amsterdam

Research interests
Cross-sector Interaction
Corporate Responsibility
Nongovernmental Organizations
Base of the Pyramid
Stakeholder Engagement
Business Ethics
Policy Networks
Political Role of Corporations

Latest publications
Kourula, A. & G. Delalieux: Forthcoming. ‘The Micro-level Foundations and Dynamics of Political Corporate Social Responsibility: Hegemony and Passive Revolution through Civil Society’. Journal of Business Ethics.
Midttun, A., M. Gjølberg, A. Kourula, S. Sweet, & S. Vallentin: Forthcoming. ‘Public Policies for Corporate Social Responsibility in Four Nordic Countries: Harmony of Goals and Conflict of Means’. Business & Society, DOI: 10.1177/0007650312450848, 1-37, published online in 2012.
Peterman, A., A. Kourula, & R. Levitt: 2014. Balancing Act: Government Roles in an Energy Conservation Network. Research Policy, 43(6), 1067-1082.

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Dr. Juliane Reinecke
Associate Professor at Warwick Business School

Research interests
Transnational Governance
Social Movements
Sustainable Development
Human Rights/Labour Rights in Global Supply Chains
Fair Trade
Organization Theory
Economies of Worth
Economic Sociology

Latest publications
Reinecke, J. and S. Ansari. "When times collide. Temporal brokerage at the intersection of markets and development", Academy of Management Journal Forthcoming (2015)
Reinecke, J. and S. Ansari. "What is a 'Fair' Price? Ethics as Sensemaking", Organization Science Forthcoming (2015)
Ansari, S., J. Reinecke, Spaan, A.. "How Are Practices Made to Vary? Managing Practice Adaptation in a Multinational Corporation” Organization Studies", Organization Studies 35 (2014): 1313--1341.

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