Department of Management, Society and Communication


Room: DAL/2Ø.057
Andreas Rasche is Professor of Business in Society at the CBS Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (cbsCSR) and 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 and an Associate Fellow at Warwick Business School. 
Professor Rasche’s research examines the intersection of global governance, corporate sustainability, and the political role of firms. His work has been published in international academic and practitioner journals such as Academy of Management Learning and Education, Organization Studies, Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Management Inquiry, Business & Society, Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, European Management Journal, and Research in the Sociology of Organizations. His latest book, “Building the Responsible Enterprise” (together with Sandra Waddock) was published by Stanford 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 Boards of Directors 
  • Sustainability reporting and ESG metrics 
Curriculum Vitae
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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.

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
Publications & dissemination
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
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
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
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
Andreas Scherer; Andreas Rasche / Organization as Communication and Habermasian Philosophy
In: Organization as Communication: Perspectives in Dialogue. . ed. /Steffen Blaschke; Dennis Schoeneborn. New York : Routledge 2017, p. 3-26
Book chapter
Andreas Rasche; Mathias Lund Larsen; Wencke Gwozdz; Jeremy Moon / What Firms Leave Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives? : An Analysis of Delistings From the UN Global Compact.
Paper presented at The 33rd EGOS Colloquium 2017, 2017
Mikkel Flyverbom; Anders Koed Madsen; Andreas Rasche / How Big Data Reshapes Knowledge for International Development : A Governmentality Perspective.
Paper presented at The 32nd EGOS Colloquium 2016, 2016
Andreas Georg Scherer; Andreas Rasche; Guido Palazzo; André Spicer / Managing for Political Corporate Social Responsibility : New Challenges and Directions for PCSR 2.0.
In: Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 53, No. 3, 2016, p. 273–298
Journal article
Andreas Rasche; Dirk Ulrich Gilbert / Decoupling Responsible Management Education : Why Business Schools May Not Walk Their Talk .
In: Journal of Management Inquiry, Vol. 24, No. 3, 2015, p. 239-252
Journal article
Robert Chia; Andreas Rasche / Epistemological Alternatives for Researching Strategy as Practice : Building and Dwelling Worldviews.
In: Cambridge Handbook of Strategy as Practice. ed. /Damon Golsorkhi; Linda Rouleau; David Seidl; Eero Vaara. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 2015, p. 44-57
Book chapter
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