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Christian VÖGTLIN

Associate Professor

  • Business & Society Department

Teaching Domains

Corporate Social Responsibility
Organizational Behavior
Business Ethics

Research Domains

Responsible innovation
Corporate social responsibility
Responsible leadership
Human Resources Management

Curriculum vitae

University of Zurich, Switzerland (2017)

Doctorate, Business administration, Corporate Social Responsibility
University of Zurich, Switzerland (2011)

Master of Science, Social and Human Sciences, Management
University of Konstanz, Germany (2007)



SCHERER, A., VOEGTLIN, C. (2018) . Corporate Governance for Responsible Innovation: Approaches to Corporate Governance and Their Implications for Sustainable Development, Academy of Management Perspectives


PATZER, M., VOEGTLIN, C., SCHERER, A. (2018) . The Normative Justification of Integrative Stakeholder Engagement: A Habermasian View on Responsible Leadership, Business Ethics Quarterly, 28 (3), 325-354


ROBERTSON, D., VOEGTLIN, C., MAAK, T. (2017) . Business Ethics: The Promise of Neuroscience, Journal of Business Ethics, 144 (4), 679–697

VOEGTLIN, C., SCHERER, A. (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 Compact, Journal of Business Ethics, 122 (2), 179-191


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


VOEGTLIN, C. (2011) . Development of a Scale Measuring Discursive Responsible Leadership, Journal of Business Ethics, 98 57-73

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

VOEGTLIN, C., & SCHERER, A. (2019). New Roles for Business: Responsible Innovators for a Sustainable Future., Oxford Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility: Psychological and Organizational Perspectives. Oxford University Press.

VOEGTLIN, C., WALTHERT, I., & ROBERTSON, D. (2019). Neuroscience Research and Ethical Leadership: Insights From a Neurological Micro Foundation., Business and Society 360: Business Ethics. Emerald Group Publishing.

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

VOEGTLIN, C., PATZER, M., & SCHERER, A. (2012). Ein politisches Verständnis verantwortungsvoller Führung im globalen Unternehmenskontext. In Hahn, R., Janzen, H., & Matten, D. (Eds.), Die gesellschaftliche Verantwortung des Unternehmens – Hintergründe, Schwerpunkte, Zukunftsperspektiven (pp. 125-151). Schäffer-Poeschel.

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. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2016.07.134.

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


VÖGTLIN, C. (2018). Why Your Board Needs A Chief Philosophy Officer. Forbes.

VÖGTLIN, C. (2018, May). Les philosophes au chevet des entreprises. Focus RH.

VÖGTLIN, C. (2017). What is responsible leadership?. Managemagazine.com.

VÖGTLIN, C. (2017). The Velvet Revolution. HR Director Magazine.

VÖGTLIN, C. (2017). Les 4 piliers du leadership responsable du XXIème siècle. Les echos.fr.

Professional Conferences

VOEGTLIN, C., MOSTAFA, R., & SACHS, S. (2019). Perceived Corporate Social Responsibility and Life Satisfaction: The Mediating Effect of Broad Role Perception., IABS conference.

VOEGTLIN, C., CRANE, A., & NOVAL, L. (2019). When CEO political activism attracts new talent: Exploring the conditions under which CEO activism increases job pursuit intentions., EGOS conference.

VOEGTLIN, C., HIETSCHOLD, N., & SCHERER, A. (2018). What we know and don’t know about social innovative behavior: A literature review and research agenda on the micro-foundations of social value creation., EGOS conference.

VOEGTLIN, C., MAAK, T., & PLESS, N. (2018). Responsible Leadership Choices and Political Activism., EGOS conference.

VOEGTLIN, C. (2018). Why Managers Perceive a Responsibility to Respond to Stakeholder Demands: Toward a Theory of Perceptions of Managerial Responsibility., Academy of Management.

SCHERER, A., & VOEGTLIN, C. (2018). Corporate Governance for Responsible Innovation: Approaches to Corporate Governance and Their Implications for Sustainable Development., VHB WK ORG Konferenz (German Society for Business Professors).

VOEGTLIN, C., WALTHER, A., & SCHWAB, P. (2017). Researching Responsible Leadership: Measurement Development and Empirical Examination of Antecedents and Outcomes., 4th International Conference on Responsible Leadership.

VOEGTLIN, C. (2017). Invited Presentation on Responsible Leadership., Leadership Symposium at the Zeppelin University.

VOEGTLIN, C. (2017). Keynote on the Development of the Field of Leadership., Plenary of the OB Special Interest Group, EURAM Annual Meeting.

SCHERER, A., & VOEGTLIN, C. (2017). Corporate Governance for Responsible Innovation: Approaches to Corporate Governance and Their Implications for Sustainable Development., Academy of Management.

VOEGTLIN, C., & GREENWOOD, M. (2016). Corporate social responsibility and Human resource management: A systematic review and conceptual analysis., European Academy of Management.

VOEGTLIN, C. (2016). Drivers and outcomes of managers’ stakeholder responsibility perceptions: Revisiting stakeholder salience., European Academy of Management.

VOEGTLIN, C. (2016). Good professional, colleague and citizen at the same time? An empirical examination of the paradox of responsible leadership., EGOS conference.

VOEGTLIN, C., WALTHER, A., FAHRAMAND, F., & 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., International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology.


Scientific activities

Associate Editor :

  • Journal of Business Ethics (2014)

Member of the editorial board :

  • Journal of Business Ethics (2018)

Guest Editor :

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

Reviewer for an academic journal :

  • Journal of Business Research (2017)
  • International Journal of Human Resource Management (2017)
  • Organization Studies (2016)
  • Business Ethics Quarterly (2012)
  • Business & Society
  • Leadership Quarterly

Member of an academic association :

  • European Academy of Management (EURAM) (2014)
  • Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft (VHB) (2012)
  • European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) (2008)
  • Academy of Management (AOM) (2007)
  • Society for Business Ethics (SBE)

Reviewer for a scientific conference :

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

Awards and Honors

  • Best Reviewer Award of the OB Special Interest Group, EURAM Annual Meeting, Glasgow, Scotland , 2017
  • What does it mean to be responsible? - Best award paper of the Business & Society Special Interest Group (SIG), EURAM Annual Conference, Valencia, Spain , 2014
  • CSR and HRM: A review and conceptual analysis", selected for the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceeding , 2013
  • Best reviewer award of the Social Issues in Management (SIM) Division, Academy of Management annual meeting , 2011

Doctoral supervision

Thesis co-director

Ramona Mostafa : Mircrofoundation of Corporate Social Responsibility

Thesis Reviewer

Christof Miska : Intersections of Responsible Leadership, Culture, and Institutions
, Austria