Department of Management, Society and Communication

  • CBS Sustainability
  • Governing Responsible Business Research Environment

Room: DAL/2Ø.057

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
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
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
Andreas Rasche / The Corporation as a Political Actor : European and North American Perspectives.
In: Management Research: European Perspectives. . ed. /Sabina Siebert. New York : Routledge 2018, p. 171-184 (Routledge Studies in International Business and the World Economy, Vol. 73)
Book chapter > peer review
Mette Morsing; Andreas Rasche; Erik Wilhelm Wetter / The Legitimacy of Data Partnerships for Sustainable Development
Paper presented at 78th Annual Meeting of The Academy of Management , 2018
Paper > peer review
Andreas Rasche; Wencke Gwozdz; Mathias Lund Larsen; Jeremy Moon / What Firms Leave Multi-stakeholder Initiatives? : An Analysis of Delistings From the UN Global Compact.
Paper presented at 78th Annual Meeting of The Academy of Management , 2018
Paper > peer review
Mikkel Flyverbom; Anders Koed Madsen; Andreas Rasche / Big Data as Governmentality in International Development : Digital Traces, Algorithms, and Altered Visibilities.
In: The Information Society, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2017, p. 35-42
Journal article > peer review
Douglas Schuler; Andreas Rasche; Dror Etzion; Lisa Newton / Corporate Sustainability Management and Environmental Ethics
In: Business Ethics Quarterly, Vol. 27, No. 2, 2017, p. 213-237
Journal article > peer review
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