Department of Management, Society and Communication
My research examines the opportunities and complications that arise from private-sector involvement in humanitarian assistance. In particular, I leverage my background in organization studies and international management research to understand how humanitarian initiatives involving private-sector firms can be realized effectively, ethically, and sustainably.
For more information on my research on this topic, please visit the site of the HUMAC project (Corporate Engagement in Humanitarian Action), a large research project made possible with generous funding from Velux Fonden.
In addition to my work on business and humanitarianism, I work on several projects related to the theme of business and human rights. Together with several excellent collaborators, the work in this area explores how stakeholders can engage multinational enterprises on alleged human rights infringements, and how affected communities can hold even the most difficult-to-reach corporations to account.
Methodologically, I combine qualitative research with set-theoretic and comparative techniques to generate insights of relevance to businesses, policymakers, and civil society. A free copy of an agenda-setting article on business and humanitarianism is available here: Corporate Engagement in Humanitarian Action.
I value academic service and am a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of International Business Studies and Organization Studies. I served as a Senior Editor for Organization Studies for six years (2016-2022).
- Business and humanitarianism
- International business and human rights
- International business and collective action
- International Business: Market and Non-Market Strategies (MSc in International Business and Politics)
- Case-Study Approaches to Theory Building (CBS PhD Course)
I supervise PhD students and master students on topics related to business-society relations and business and humanitarianism.
Hotho J, Minbaeva D, Muratbekova-Touron M, Rabbiosi L. 2020. Coping with favoritism in recruitment and selection: A communal perspective. Journal of Business Ethics, 165: 659–679.
Hotho J. and Girschik V. 2019. Corporate involvement in humanitarian crises: Concepts, challenges, and areas for international business research. critical perspectives on international business, 15: 201-218.
Hotho J and Saka-Helmhout A. 2017. In and between societies: Reconnecting comparative institutionalism and organization theory. Organization Studies, 38: 647-666.
Hotho JJ, Lyles MA, and Easterby-Smith M. 2015. The mutual impact of global strategy and organizational learning: Current themes and future directions. Global Strategy Journal, 5: 85-112.
Hotho JJ. 2014. From typology to taxonomy: A configurational analysis of national business systems and their explanatory power. Organization Studies, 35: 671-702.
In: Proceedings of the Eighty-First Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management . ed. /Sonia Taneja. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2021 (Academy of Management Proceedings)
In: Proceedings of the Eighty-first Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Sonia Taneja. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2021, 1 p. (Academy of Management Proceedings)
In: A Research Agenda for International Business and Management . ed. /Ödül Bozkurt. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing 2021, p. 175-194
In: Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 165, No. 4, 9.2020, p. 659-679
In: Critical Perspectives on International Business, Vol. 15, No. 2/3, 2019, p. 201-218
In: Globalization Alternatives: Strategies for the New International Economy. . ed. /J. Mark Munoz. New York, N.Y. : Business Expert Press 2018, p. 61-71 (International Business Collection)
In: Organization Studies, Vol. 38, No. 5, 5.2017, p. 647-666
In: Journal of International Management, Vol. 23, No. 4, 2017, p. 412-415
In: Global Strategy Journal, Vol. 5, No. 2, 5.2015, p. 85-112
In: Management Learning, Vol. 45, No. 1, 2014, p. 57-80
In: Organization Studies, Vol. 35, No. 5, 2014, p. 671-702
In: Orchestration of the Global Network Organization. ed. /Torben Pedersen; Markus Venzin; Timothy M. Devinney; Laszlo Tihanyi. Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing 2014, p. 299-323 (Advances in International Management, Vol. 27)
In: Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business. ed. /Patricia McDougall-Covin; Tunga Kiyak. East Lansing, MI : Academy of International Business 2013, p. 280 (Academy of International Business. Annual Meeting. Proceedings, Vol. 55)
In: Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business. ed. /Patricia McDougall-Covin; Tunga Kiyak. East Lansing, MI : Academy of International Business 2013, p. 133 (Academy of International Business. Annual Meeting. Proceedings, Vol. 55)
Paper presented at AIB 2013 Annual Meeting , 2013
In: Handbook of Institutional Approaches to International Business. ed. /Geoffrey Wood; Mehmet Demirbag. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing 2012, p. 236-273 (Elgar Original Reference)
In: British Journal of Management, Vol. 23, No. 3, 2012, p. 383-401
In: New Policy Challenges for European Multinationals . ed. /Rob Van Tulder; Alain Verbeke; Liviu Voinea. Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing 2012, p. 135-152 (Progress in International Business Research, Vol. 7)
In: Journal of International Management, Vol. 17, No. 3, 2011, p. 260-262
Frederiksberg : Center for Strategic Management and Globalization 2010, 54 p. (SMG Working Paper, No. 5/2010)
In: Critical Perspectives on International Business, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2010, p. 8-37
Frederiksberg : Center for Strategic Management and Globalization 2009 (SMG Working Paper, No. 7/2009)
Enschede : PPI Publishers 2009, 174 p.
Cranfield : Case Centre 2021, 15 p.
Frederiksberg : The Business of Society 11.12.2019
Microsoft, SpaceX, Airbnb and Others Offer Ukraine Assistance
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