Christian VÖGTLIN

Associate Professor

  • Business & Society


Corporate social responsability and Responsible ledearship
Human resource management
Social innovation
Global governance
Neuroscience and Business ethics

Curriculum vitae

PhD Studies in Business Administration
University of Zurich (Switzerland) (2011)

MSc of Politics & Management
University of Konstanz (Germany) (2007)



ROBERTSON, D., VOEGTLIN, C., & MAAK, T. 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

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.


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

VOEGTLIN, C. (2016). What Does It Mean To Be Responsible? Addressing the Missing Responsibility Dimension in Ethical Leadership, Leadership, 12(5), 581-608

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


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 CompactJournal of Business Ethics, 122(2), 179-191.


VOEGTLIN, C. & GREENWOOD M. (2013). CSR and HRM: A Review and Conceptual Analysis, Academy of Management.


VOEGTLIN, C., PATZER, M. & SCHERER, A. G. (2012). Responsible Leadership in Global Business: A New Approach to Leadership and Its Multi-Level OutcomesJournal of Business Ethics, 105(1), 1-16.


VOEGTLIN, C. (2011). Development of a Scale Measuring Discursive Responsible LeadershipJournal of Business Ethics, Special Issue on Responsible Leadership, 98(Supplement1), 57-73. Reprint in: PLESS, N. M. & MAAK, T. 2012. Responsible Leadership. Dordrecht (Netherlands): Springer, ISBN: 978-94-007-3994-9, pp. 57-73


PATZER, M. & VOEGTLIN, C. (2012). Leadership Ethics and Organizational Change: Sketching the Field, in: B. Burnes & R. T. By (Eds.), Organizational Change, Leadership and Ethics: Leading Organizations Towards Sustainability, London: Routledge, S. 9-34.

PATZER, M., VOEGTLIN, C. & SCHERER A.G. (2012). Ein politisches Verständnis verantwortungsvoller Führung im globalen Unternehmenskontext, in: R. Hahn, H, Janzen & D. Matten (Eds.), Die gesellschaftliche Verantwortung des Unternehmens – Hintergründe, Schwerpunkte, Zukunftsperspektiven, Festschrift für Gerd Rainer Wagner zum 65. Geburtstag, Stuttgart:Schäffer-Poeschel, S. 125-151.


VOEGTLIN, C. (2011). Verantwortungsvolle Führung im Kontext der Globalisierung: Konzeptionalisierung und Operationalisierung eines erweiterten Führungsverständnisses, Berlin: Patzer Verlag.

Numerous communications:

  • Academy of Management Annual Meeting
  • European Academy of Management Annual Meeting (EURAM)
  • Latin American and European Organization Studies (LAEMOS)
  • Society for Business Ethics Annual Meeting
  • European Group of Organizational Studies Colloquium (EGOS)


KAUFMANN, I. M. & VOEGTLIN, C. (2011). Neuroökonomie: Grundverständnis und Ausblick, Forum Wirtschaftsethik, 19(2), 7-15.

VOEGTLIN, C. (2011). Verantwortungsvoll Führen in einer globalisierten Welt, UZH Business Insight, 1,September 2011, 26-28.

Scientific activities

Special issue editorships:

  • Maak, T., Robertson, D. & Voegtlin, C. 2016 (Guest Editors). Neuroscience and Business Ethics, Special Issue, Journal of Business Ethics, forthcoming.
  • Pless, N. & Voegtlin, C. 2014 (Guest Editors). The Contested Nature of the UN Global Compact, Special Topic Forum, Journal of Business Ethics, 122(2).

Section Editor for Journal of Business Ethics (since 2016)

Assistant Section Editor for Journal of Business Ethics (2014-2016)

Ad-hoc Reviewer for:

  • Academic Journals:Business Ethics Quarterly (since 2012)
  • Business & Society (since 2013)
  • Journal of Business Ethics (since 2011)
  • Leadership Quarterly (since 2011)

Reviewer for Academic Conferences:

  • Academy of Management Annual Meeting (since 2010)
  • Society for Business Ethics Annual Meeting (since 2010)
  • Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft (VHB) (since 2012)
  • Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft (VHB), Kommission Organisation (since 2012)

Member of:

  • Academy of Management (AOM) (since 2007)
  • European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) (since 2008)
  • Society for Business Ethics (SBE) (since 2008)
  • Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft (VHB) (since 2012)

Awards and Honors

2017 - Best Reviewer Award of the OB Special Interest Group, EURAM Annual Meeting Glasgow, Scotland

2014 - "What does it mean to be responsible?" Best award paper of the Business & Society Special Interest Group (SIG), EURAM Annual Conference, Valencia, Spain.

2013 - CSR and HRM: A review and conceptual analysis", selected for the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceeding.

2011 - Best reviewer award of the Social Issues in Management (SIM) Division, Academy of Management annual meeting.