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Verena Girschik

Assistant Professor

Room: DH.V.2.34

E-mail: vg.msc@cbs.dk

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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.

1. 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.

2. 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.

P R I M A R Y R E S E A R C H A R E A S


  • Corporate responsibility
  • Complex societal problems and humanitarian crises
  • Institutional change and innovation
  • Communication




P U B L I C A T I O N S


2019 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 2018 Verena Girschik / Shared Responsibility for Societal Problems : The Role of Internal Activists in Reframing Corporate Responsibility.
In: Business & Society, 26.6.2018 Journal article > peer review 2016 Verena Girschik / Realizing Corporate Responsibility : Positioning and Framing in Nascent Institutional Change.
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School [Phd] 2016, 149 p. (PhD series, No. 03.2016) Ph.D. thesis Verena Girschik; Eva Boxenbaum / Silent Struggles : Framing a New Understanding of Business in Society.
Paper presented at The 32nd EGOS Colloquium 2016, 2016 Paper > peer review 2015 Verena Girschik / From Aspirational Talk to Actionable Walk : Framing a Vision of Socialized Business.
Abstract from The 2nd Sustainability in a Scandinavian Context Conference 2015, 2015 Conference abstract for conference > peer review




C O U R S E S


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




S U P E R V I S I O N


I supervise master theses within the scope of my research interests





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