Department of Management, Society and Communication

Associate professor

Room: DH.Ø.2.107
E-mail: jho.msc@cbs.dk
Jasper Hotho

I am an Associate Professor of Business & Society specializing in the intersection of business, humanitarianism, and human rights.

My research on business and humanitarianism examines the design and implementation of humanitarian initiatives involving private-sector firms, as well as how firms and their humanitarian partners collaborate to ensure ethical and effective outcomes. I use in-depth qualitative methods and set-theoretic techniques to provide insights relevant to businesses and humanitarian practitioners. Additionally, I develop teaching cases and modules to bring the topic of business and humanitarianism into business school classrooms.

I am also actively engaged in several projects on business and human rights. Alongside excellent collaborators, this line of work 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.

I served as a Senior Editor for Organization Studies for six years (2016-2022) and still serve on the journal’s editorial board. I am or have been on the editorial boards of the Journal of International Business Studies and the Journal of Management.

For more information about my work on business and humanitarianism, please visit the website of the HUMAC project (Corporate Engagement in Humanitarian Action), a generously funded research project supported by Velux Fonden. A free copy of an agenda-setting article on business and humanitarianism is available here: Corporate Engagement in Humanitarian Action.

Primary research areas
  • Business and humanitarianism
  • International business and human rights
  • International business and collective action
Curriculum Vitae
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  • 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.

Selected publications

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 researchcritical 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.

Publications sorted by:
Jasper J. Hotho; Verena Girschik; Jakob Lutz / How Europe's Largest Companies Supported Humanitarian Relief for Ukraine in 2022
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School, CBS 2023, 16 p.
Alison E. Holm; Jasper Hotho / Time for Duty : Temporal Orientations in Multinational Enterprises’ Responses to Accusations of Human Rights Misconduct.
In: Proceedings of the 65th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business. AIB 2023: International Business Resilience under Global Disruptions. . ed. /Kazuhiro Asakawa; Tunga Kiyak. East Lansing, MI : Academy of International Business 2023, 1 p., p. 165 (Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business)
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Alison E. Holm; Jasper J. Hotho; Larissa Rabbiosi / How Stakeholders Engage Companies in DIalogue on Misconduct : A Configurational Perspective on Stakeholder Salience.
In: Proceedings of the Eighty-First Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management . ed. /Sonia Taneja. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2021, 6 p. (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Alison E. Holm; Jasper J. Hotho / Inscribing Soft Rules : A Study of the Transnational Issue Field of Business and Human Rights .
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)
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Verena Girschik; Jasper J. Hotho / Managing the Unavoidable : New Avenues for Research on MNEs and Societal Crises.
In: A Research Agenda for International Business and Management . ed. /Ödül Bozkurt. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing 2021, p. 175-194
Book chapter > peer review
Jasper J. Hotho; Dana Minbaeva; Maral Muratbekova-Touron; Larissa Rabbiosi / Coping with Favoritism in Recruitment and Selection : A Communal Perspective.
In: Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 165, No. 4, 9.2020, p. 659-679
Journal article > peer review
Jasper J. Hotho; Verena Girschik / Corporate Engagement in Humanitarian Action : Concepts, Challenges, and Areas for International Business Research.
In: Critical Perspectives on International Business, Vol. 15, No. 2/3, 2019, p. 201-218
Journal article > peer review
Alireza Saify; Joobin Ordoobody; Jasper Hotho / Coping with State-led Unglobalization : A Historical Analysis of Iran's Petroleum Industry.
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)
Book chapter
Jasper Hotho; Ayse Saka-Helmhout / In and Between Societies : Reconnecting Comparative Institutionalism and Organization Theory.
In: Organization Studies, Vol. 38, No. 5, 5.2017, p. 647-666
Journal article > peer review
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