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Prof. Dr. Christian Vögtlin

Prof. Dr. Christian Vögtlin

Prof. Dr. Christian Vögtlin

ZHAW School of Management and Law
Center for Corporate Responsibility
Theaterstrasse 17
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 66 19

Personal profile

Management role

Head of Centre, Co-Head Center for Corporate Responsibility

Position at the ZHAW

Expertise and research interests

Research, education and advisory activities in the field of sustainability and corporate social responsibility, with a focus on responsible leadership, responsible innovation and political corporate social responsibility.

Educational background

2017 Habilitation in Business Administration, University of Zurich

2011 PhD Studies in Business Administration, University of Zurich

Professional milestones

2022 Head of Research, Department of Organisational Studies and Ethics, Audencia Business School, France

2016–2022 Professor, Department of Business & Society, Audencia Business School, France

2011–2016 Senior Researcher, University of Zurich, Switzerland

2012–2012 Visiting Scholar at ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain.

Membership of networks

Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

Voegtlin, C., Scherer A. G., Stahl, G. K. & Hawn, O. 2022, Grand Societal Challenges and Responsible Innovation, Journal of Management Studies, 59(1), 1-28, DOI:

Hietschold, N. & Voegtlin, C. 2021. Blinded by a Social Cause? Differences in Cognitive Biases between Social and Commercial Entrepreneurs. Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, online first, DOI:

Scherer, A. G. & Voegtlin, C. 2020. Corporate Governance for Responsible Innovation: Approaches to Corporate Governance and Their Implications for Sustainable Development. Academy of Management Perspectives, 34(2), 182–208, DOI:

Voegtlin, C., Frisch, C., Walther, A. & Schwab, P. 2020. Theoretical Development and Empirical Examination of a Three-Roles Model of Responsible Leadership. Journal of Business Ethics, 167(3), 411-431, DOI:

Patzer, M., Voegtlin, C. & Scherer, A. G. 2018. The Normative Justification of Integrative Stakeholder Engagement: A Habermasian View on Responsible Leadership. Business Ethics Quarterly, 28(3), 325-354, DOI:

Robertson, D. C., Voegtlin, C. & Maak, T. 2017. Business Ethics: The Promise of Neuroscience. Introductory article for the Special Issue of Neuroscience and Business Ethics, Journal of Business Ethics, 144(4), 679–697, DOI: 10.1007/s10551-016-3312-6.

Voegtlin, C. & Scherer A. G. 2017. Responsible Innovation and the Innovation of Responsibility: Governing Sustainable Development in a Globalized World. Journal of Business Ethics, 143(2), 227-243, DOI: 10.1007/s10551-015-2769-z.

Maak, T., Pless, N. & Voegtlin, C. 2016. Business Statesman or Shareholder Advocate? A Multilevel Contingency Model of Responsible CEO Leadership Styles in a Global World. Journal of Management Studies, 53(3), 463-493, DOI: 10.1111/joms.12195.

Voegtlin, C. 2016, What Does It Mean To Be Responsible? Addressing the Missing Responsibility Dimension in Ethical Leadership, Leadership, 12(5), 581-608, DOI: 10.1177/1742715015578936.

Voegtlin, C. & Greenwood, M. 2016. Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Resource Management: A Systematic Review and Conceptual Analysis. Human Resource Management Review, 26(3), 181-197, DOI: 10.1016/j.hrmr.2015.12.003.

Walther, A., Voegtlin, C., & Ehlert, U. 2016. Steroid Hormones Moderate the Association Between Trait Negative Affect and Symptoms of Burnout After a Social Problem-Solving Task in Young Men. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 71, Supplement, 51, Abstract of Conference Proceeding,

Voegtlin, C., Boehm, S. & Bruch, H. 2015. How to Empower Employees: Using Training to Enhance Work Units’ Collective Empowerment, International Journal of Manpower, 36(3), 354-373.

Voegtlin, C. & Pless, N. 2014. Global Governance: CSR and the Role of The UN Global Compact, Journal of Business Ethics, 122(2), 179-191, DOI: 10.1007/s10551-014-2214-8.

Voegtlin, C., Patzer, M. & Scherer, A. G. 2012. Responsible Leadership in Global Business: A New Approach to Leadership and Its Multi-Level Outcomes, Journal of Business Ethics, 105(1), 1-16, DOI: 10.1007/s10551-011-0952-4.

Voegtlin, C. 2011. Development of a Scale Measuring Discursive Responsible Leadership, Journal of Business Ethics, Special Issue on Responsible Leadership, 98(Supplement1), 57-73, DOI: 10.1007/s10551-011-1020-9.