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 / The United Nations Global Compact and the Sustainable Development Goals
In: Research Handbook of Responsible Management. ed. /Oliver Laasch; Roy Suddaby; R. E. Freeman; Dima Jamali. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing 2020, p. 228–241 (Research Handbooks in Business and Management)
Book chapter > peer review
Andreas Rasche; Wencke Gwozdz; Mathias Lund Larsen; Jeremy Moon / Which Firms Leave Multi‐stakeholder Initiatives? : An Analysis of Delistings from the United Nations Global Compact.
In: Regulation & Governance, 25.5.2020
Journal article > peer review
Andreas Rasche / “Speaking on Behalf of…” : Leadership Ethics and the Collective Nature of Moral Reflection.
In: Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 163, No. 1, 4.2020, p. 13-22
Comment/debate > peer review
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, Vol. 40, No. 10, 2019, p. 1587-1600
Journal article > peer review
Frank de Bakker; Andreas Rasche; Stefano Ponte / Business Ethics and Multi-stakeholder Initiatives on Sustainability : Examining Hidden Issues and Proposing a Research Agenda.
Paper presented at 35th EGOS Colloquium 2019, 2019
Paper > 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
Catharina Høgdal; Andreas Rasche; Dennis Schoeneborn; Levinia Scotti / Exploring the Hidden Curriculum in Responsible Management Education
In: Proceedings of the Seventy-ninth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Guclu Atinc. Briar Cliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2019, p. 712-717 (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Article in proceedings > peer review
Stephanie Schrage; Andreas Rasche / Inter-organizational Paradox Management : How National Business Systems Influence the Spillover of Paradox Management Practices in Global Value Chains.
Paper presented at 35th EGOS Colloquium 2019, 2019
Paper > peer review
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 Stockholm School of Economics

 1 January 2018 - current

Teaching and research; PhD development