elmsc

Department of Management, Society and Communication

  • CBS Sustainability
  • Centre for Business and Development Studies (CBDS)
Erin
Leitheiser
Assistant professor
,
PhD


Room: DH.Ø.2.60
Tel:
+4538153286
E-mail: el.msc@cbs.dk
Skype:
erinleit
Presentation

I am interested in the blurring boundaries between public and private responsibilities, particularly with regard to the governance of CSR and sustainability issues.  Where, how and why are businesses contributing to the public good?  Why do companies engage in voluntary efforts like private governance (differently)?  What’s the difference between different modes and models of collaborative organizing?  What are the implications of companies taking on governance roles?  What governance approaches can make international supply chains more sustainable?  These indicative questions guide my research on private governance initiatives, supply chain management and governance, and varying CSR approaches.  I currently explore these issues empirically through the case of the Bangladesh ready-made garment industry.  In addition, as a former CSR practitioner, I am also keenly interested in research relevance and bridging the research-practice gap. 

Primary research areas
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Private Governance
  • International Supply Chains / Global Value Chains
  • Sustainability
  • Collaboration and Partnerships (e.g. MSIs)
Administrative tasks

Project Manager, The Regulation of International Supply Chains (RISC)
Coordinator, Sustainability Governance Group, CBS Sustainability
Coordinator, Governing Sustainable Value Chains group, Centre for Business and Development Studies

Curriculum Vitae
Social media
Link to this homepage
www.cbs.dk/en/staff/elmsc
Supervision

Interested in supervising in the areas of:

  • Business and sustainability
  • Private governance / voluntary governance by corporations
  • Public and private regulation
  • Global value chains / international supply chains / global production networks (especially in apparel/textiles)
  • Business and development
  • Bangladesh
  • Ethical trade
  • Organizational theory
  • Institutional theory
     
Publications sorted by:
2019
Erin Leitheiser / The Comparative Dynamics of Private Governance : The case of the Bangladesh Ready-Made Garment Industry.
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School [Phd] 2019, 201 p. (PhD series, No. 17.2019)
Ph.D. thesis
2018
Erin Leitheiser / Drawing Lines and Taking Sides : How national context shapes international private governance engagement.
Paper presented at The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2018, 2018
Paper > peer review
Erin Leitheiser / Shared Goals, Different Logics : Comparisons of the Antecedents and Outcomes of Business-Led and Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives.
Paper presented at 6th Biennial International Symposium on Cross-Sector Social Interactions. CSSI 2018, 2018
Paper
Erin Leitheiser; Tina Mueller / The Conundrum of Responsibility : Who Is Responsible for the Sustainability of the Clothes We Wear? An Essay.
Paper presented at Third International Conference of the Sustainable Consumption Research and Action
Initiative (SCORAI), 2018
Paper > peer review
2017
Erin Leitheiser / A Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing? : How the Illusion of Hard Law Makes Business More Responsible.
In: Proceedings of the Seventy-seven Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Guclu Atinc. Briar Cliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2017 (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Article in proceedings > peer review
Erin Leitheiser / Are We Treating the Cause or the Symptoms? : Exploration of the Outcomes of Varying Approaches to Private Governance.
Paper presented at Business and Human Rights Young Researchers Summit, 2017
Paper > peer review
Erin Leitheiser / Drawing Lines and Taking Sides : How National Context Influences Private Governance Arrangements.
Paper presented at The 33rd EGOS Colloquium 2017, 2017
Paper > peer review
Erin Leitheiser; Jennie Perzon / Friends, Foes or Frenemies? : Exploration of the Partnerships Paradox of CSOs and Business.
Paper presented at 5th CR3+ Conference, 2017
Paper > peer review
Erin Leitheiser / What Makes Business Responsible? : How Actors and Context Influence the Politicization of the Business Institution.
Abstract from Society for Business Ethics Annual Conference 2017, 2017
Conference abstract for conference > peer review
2016
Erin Leitheiser / Here or there : The Role of Culture in Private Governance.
Paper presented at The International Conference on Business, Policy and Sustainability, 2016
Paper > peer review
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