Department of Management, Society and Communication

  • CBS Sustainability
  • Governing Responsible Business Research Environment

Room: DH.Ø.2.57

Andreas Rasche is Professor of Business in Society at the CBS Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (cbsCSR) and Associate Dean for the CBS Full-Time MBA Program. He also acts as Co-Director of the CBS World-Class Research Environment “Governing Responsible Business” (GRB). He has taught courses in the MBA and doctoral programs, chaired Executive Education programs, authored more than 50 academic articles and cases, and published four books. He has collaborated with the United Nations on a number of projects, and served on the United Nations Global Compact LEAD Steering Committee. He is Associate Editor of Business Ethics Quarterly, an Associate Fellow at Warwick Business School, and Visiting Professor at Stockholm School of Economics.

Professor Rasche’s research examines the intersection of global governance, corporate sustainability, and the political role of firms. His work has been published in top-tier international academic and practitioner journals such as Academy of Management Learning and Education, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Management Inquiry, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Business & Society, Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, European Management Journal, and Research in the Sociology of Organizations. His most recent books include “Building the Responsible Enterprise” (with Sandra Waddock) by Stanford University Press and “Corporate Social Responsibility: Strategy, Communication, Governance” (with Mette Morsing and Jeremy Moon) by Cambridge University Press.

Professor Rasche earned his doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.) in business administration from EBS Business School in Germany and completed a postdoctoral degree (Dr. habil.) at Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg. He joined CBS from Warwick Business School in 2012.

Primary research areas
  • Corporate Social Responsibility / Corporate Sustainability 
  • Sustainability standards, especially multi-stakeholder initiatives 
  • United Nations Global Compact 
  • Corruption in the global business environment 
  • Sustainability and Global Supply Chains (Procurement)
  • Sustainability reporting and ESG metrics
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“Leading Responsible Corporations” (Executive MBA)

"Perspectives on Sustainability” (Doctoral Program) 

“Managing Sustainable Corporations” (Full-time MBA)

“The Corporation in Society” (Bachelor, BLC)


Currently only supervision of PhD projects.

PhD Supervision in the following areas: UN-business relations; ESG metrics and new forms of valuation; corporate sustainability and Boards of Directors; corporate sustainability standards (incl. certifications and labels); corporate sustainability reporting (incl. integrated reporting); corporate irresponsibility (related to human rights abuses and corruption). Interested post-graduate students should send a one-page research proposal and CV.

Selected publications

Scherer, A.G./Rasche, A./Palazzo, G./Spicer, A. (2016): Managing for Political CSR: New Challenges and Directions for PCSR 2.0. Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 53, No. 3, pp. 273-298.

Rasche, A., Gilbert, D.U., & Schedel, I. (2013). Cross-Disciplinary Ethics Education in MBA Programs: Rhetoric or Reality? Academy of Management Learning and Education, 12, 71-85.

Rasche, A. (2012). Global Policies and Local Practice: Loose and Tight Couplings in Multi-stakeholder Initiatives. Business Ethics Quarterly, 22, 679-708.

Brunsson, N., Rasche, A., & Seidl, D. (2012). The Dynamics of Standardization: Three Perspectives on Standards Organization Studies. Organization Studies, 33, 613-633.

Rasche, A. & Chia, R. (2009). Researching Strategy Practices: A Genealogical Social Theory Perspective. Organization Studies, 30, 713-734.

Gilbert, D. U. & Rasche, A. (2007). Discourse Ethics and Social Accountability: The Ethics of SA 8000. Business Ethics Quarterly, 17, 187-216.


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Andreas Rasche; Mette Morsing; Erik Wetter / Assessing the Legitimacy of “Open” and “Closed” Data Partnerships for Sustainable Development
In: Business & Society, 6.2.2019
Journal article > peer review
Lars Thøger Christensen; Dan Kärreman; Andreas Rasche / Bullshit and Organization Studies
In: Organization Studies, 25.1.2019
Journal article > peer review
Dirk Ulrich Gilbert; Andreas Rasche; Maximilian J.L. Schormair; Abraham Singer / Call for Submissions : Business Ethics Quarterly Special Issue on the Challenges and Prospects of Deliberative Democracy for Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility.
In: Business Ethics Quarterly, Vol. 29, No. 2, 2019, p. 285-289
Catharina Høgdal; Andreas Rasche; Dennis Schoeneborn; Levinia Scotti / Exploring Student Perceptions of the Hidden Curriculum in Responsible Management Education
In: Journal of Business Ethics, 7.6.2019
Journal article > peer review
Andreas Rasche; David Seidl / Management Ideas as Standards
In: The Oxford Handbook of Management Ideas. ed. /Andrew Sturdy; Stefan Heusinkveld; Trish Reay; David Strang. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2019, p. 337-353
Book chapter > peer review
Frank G. A. de Bakker; Andreas Rasche; Stefano Ponte / Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives on Sustainability : A Cross-Disciplinary Review and Research Agenda for Business Ethics.
In: Business Ethics Quarterly, Vol. 29, No. 3, 2019, p. 343–383
Review > peer review
Gerald F. Davis; Michel Anteby; Forrest S. Briscoe; P. Devereaux Jennings; Samina Karim; Aseem Kaul; Sergio Lazzarini; Banu Özkazanç-Pan; Paul Donnelly; Andreas Rasche; Anne S. Tsui; Thomas A. Wright; Todd R. Zenger / Politics, Governance, and Leadership : What Can We Learn From the Academy of Management's Response to EO13769?.
In: Journal of Management Inquiry, Vol. 28, No. 3, 2019, p. 283–290
Journal article > peer review
Andreas Rasche; David Seidl / Standards between Partial and Complete Organization
In: Organization outside Organizations: The Abundance of Partial Organization in Social Life. . ed. /Göran Ahrne; Nils Brunsson. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 2019, p. 39-61
Book chapter > peer review
Joanne Lawrence; Andreas Rasche; Kevina Kenny / Sustainability as Opportunity : Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan.
In: Managing Sustainable Business: An Executive Education Case and Textbook. . ed. /Gilbert G. Lenssen; N. Craig Smith. Dordrecht : Springer Science+Business Media 2019, p. 439-459
Book chapter > peer review
Koen van Bommel; Andreas Rasche; André Spicer / From Values to Value : The Commensuration of Sustainability Reporting and the Crowding out of Morality.
Paper presented at The 34th EGOS Colloquium 2018, 2018
Paper > peer review
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 Stockholm School of Economics

 1 January 2018 - current

Teaching and research; PhD development