Professor Dirk Matten

Professor at the Schulich School of Business at York University, Toronto, Canada
EEC 2018 TALK: The Global State of CSR

Dirk Matten is a Professor at the Schulich School of Business at York University, Toronto, Canada, where he holds the Hewlett-Packard Chair in Corporate Social Responsibility. He has a doctoral degree and the habilitation from Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf in his native Germany. He is also a Visiting Professor at the University of London, the University of Nottingham and at Sabanc University in Istanbul.

Dirk currently serves as Schulich’s Associate Dean, Research. He is also the Co-Founder and Director of the Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business (COERB) at the Schulich School of Business.

Dirk has taught and done research at academic institutions in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Britain, Canada, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Italy, Turkey, and the USA. He has published 24 books and edited volumes as well as more than 80 articles and book chapters which have won numerous prestigious awards. He is a co-author of the leading textbook Business Ethics, which is in its fourth edition. His work has appeared in many international journals including Academy of Management Review, California Management Review, Human Relations, Journal of Management Studies, and Organization Studies.

Dirk’s research is noted for bringing important global and political views to corporate social responsibility scholarship. His two most cited papers – “Implicit” and “explicit” CSR: A conceptual framework for a comparative understanding of corporate social responsibility and Corporate citizenship: Toward an extended theoretical conceptualization – have both been cited more than 1000 times.

Dirk is a co-editor of the journal Business & Society (SAGE). He is frequently cited and interviewed for newspapers and TV and writes Op-Eds for papers such as Der Spiegel or The Globe and Mail. The Cambridge based think tank CSR International ranks him among the ‘Top 100 CSR Leaders’.