Department of Management, Society and Communication

  • CBS Sustainability

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, Vol. 60, No. 3, 3.2021, p. 547-581
Journal article > peer review
Catharina Høgdal; Andreas Rasche; Dennis Schoeneborn; Levinia Scotti / Exploring Student Perceptions of the Hidden Curriculum in Responsible Management Education
In: Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 168, No. 1, 1.2021, p. 173-193
Journal article > peer review
Stephanie Schrage; Andreas Rasche / Inter-organizational Paradox Management : How National Business Systems Affect Responses to Paradox Along a Global Value Chain.
In: Organization Studies, 22.1.2021
Journal article > peer review
Georg Kell; Andreas Rasche / Renewing Markets from Within : How Businesses and the Investment Community Can Drive Transformational Change.
In: Sustainable Investing: A Path to a New Horizon. . ed. /Herman Bril; Georg Kell; Andreas Rasche. Abingdon : Routledge 2021, p. 45-65
Book chapter > peer review
Herman Bril (Editor) ; Georg Kell (Editor) ; Andreas Rasche (Editor) / Sustainable Investing : A Path to a New Horizon.
Abingdon : Routledge 2021, 373 p.
Anthology > peer review
Herman Bril; Georg Kell; Andreas Rasche / Sustainable Investing : A Path to a New Horizon.
In: Sustainable Investing: A Path to a New Horizon. . ed. /Herman Bril; Georg Kell; Andreas Rasche. Abingdon : Routledge 2021, p. 1-14
Book chapter > peer review
Herman Bril; Georg Kell; Andreas Rasche / Sustainable Investing : Shaping the Future of Theory and Practice.
In: Sustainable Investing: A Path to a New Horizon. . ed. /Herman Bril; Georg Kell; Andreas Rasche. Abingdon : Routledge 2021, p. 357-363
Book chapter > peer review
Andreas Rasche; David Seidl / A Luhmannian Perspective on Strategy : Strategy as Paradox and Meta-communication.
In: Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Vol. 73, 12.2020
Journal article > peer review
Leona Henry; Andreas Rasche; Guido Möllering / Coping with the Inclusiveness-effciency Paradox in Cross-sector Partnerships
In: Proceedings of the Eightieth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Guclu Atinc. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2020, 1 p. (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Stephanie Schrage; Andreas Rasche / How National Business Systems Influence the Diffusion of Paradox Management Practices in Global Value Chains
Paper presented at 36th EGOS Colloquium 2020, 2020
Paper > peer review
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Stockholm School of Economics

January 2018 - December 2020

Teaching and research; PhD development