I am an Assistant Professor in CSR, Communication and Organization. My research explores the intra- and inter-organizational dynamics of CSR. Building on institutional and communication perspectives, I currently focus on two main areas.
The responsibilities of companies in the contexts of complex societal problems and humanitarian crises. Focusing on dynamics between companies, governments, NGOs, and other societal actors, my research explores how companies negotiate their roles and responsibilites, how they perform them, and to what consequences.
The role of internal activists in transforming companies from the inside out. I explore the intra-organizational politics of corporate responsibility by asking how internal activists work and under what organizational conditions they may thrive.
Primary research areas
Complex societal problems and humanitarian crises
Institutional change and innovation
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Germany as a Global Actor (MSc BLC) The Corporation in Society (BSc BLC) International Business, Responsibility and Communication (CM kom)
PhD course: Case-study approaches to theory building
I supervise master theses within the scope of my research interests
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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