Dr. Thorsten Busch
Dr. Thorsten Busch
School of Management and Law
Center for Corporate Responsibility
Position at the ZHAW
Expertise and research interests
digital business ethics, technology ethics, AI ethics, digital games, digital marketing ethics, digital sustainability
Thorsten Busch holds an M.A. in political science, economics, and management from the University of Oldenburg (DE) and a Ph.D. in organizational studies and cultural theory from the University of St. Gallen (CH). In 2010, he took part in the Oxford Internet Institute’s Summer Doctoral Programme and was a visiting scholar at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.
In recent years, Thorsten Busch has been teaching digital business ethics, responsible innovation, digital games, and digital marketing ethics at the University of St. Gallen (CH), Trinity Business School (IE), and HEC Montréal (CA). His research on a wide range of issues in digital ethics has been published in outlets such as the Journal of Business Ethics, Ethics & Information Technology, and Convergence, and it has been presented at leading international institutions, including MIT (US), University of Oxford (UK), and McGill University (CA). Among other positions, Thorsten was a Postdoctoral Fellow in game studies at Concordia University in Montréal (CA), a Visiting Assistant Professor in corporate social responsibility at the University of Konstanz (DE), and a Senior Research Fellow in data ethics at the University of St. Gallen (CH).
Consalvo, Mia; Busch, Thorsten; Jong, Carolyn,
Playing a better me : how players rehearse their ethos via moral choices.
Games and Culture.
14(3), pp. 216-235.
Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/1555412016677449
Ebert, Isabel; Busch, Thorsten; Wettstein, Florian,
Business and human rights in the data economy : a mapping and research study.
German Institute for Human Rights.
Available from: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-26910
Data science and the ethics of nudging : lecture at University of St.Gallen, 2020.
Introduction to data ethics : lecture at University of St.Gallen, 2019.
Leicht-Deobald, Ulrich; Busch, Thorsten; Schank, Christoph; Weibel, Antoinette; Schafheitle, Simon; Wildhaber, Isabelle; Kasper, Gabriel,
The challenges of algorithm-based HR decision-making for personal integrity.
Journal of Business Ethics.
160(2), pp. 377-392.
Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-019-04204-w