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Research interests

My research program takes a governance perspective to investigate the opportunities and limits of how private organizations, including business firms and civil society organizations, can contribute to sustainable societal development by realizing win-win solutions. In my empirical and conceptual work, I am particularly interested in inter- and intra-organizational governance innovations, such as those set up and facilitated by the sharing economy, and in the variegated contributions of private organizations to societal discourses. My research also covers the history of business and society practice, focusing on governance innovations of businesses during both the Industrial Revolution and the Commercial Revolution.

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corporate citizenship Social Sciences
business ethics Social Sciences
sustainability Social Sciences
governance Social Sciences
non-governmental organization Social Sciences
firm Social Sciences
social dilemma Social Sciences
discourse Social Sciences

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Research Output 2009 2019

  • 16 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution
1 Citation (Scopus)

Proto-CSR Before the Industrial Revolution: Institutional Experimentation by Medieval Miners’ Guilds

Hielscher, S. & Husted, B. W., 7 Nov 2019, In : Journal of Business Ethics. p. 1-17 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
46 Downloads (Pure)

The anti-GMO advocacy: an institutionalist and systems-theoretic assessment

Valentinov, V., Hielscher, S., Everding, S. & Pies, I., 7 May 2019, In : Kybernetes. 48, 5, p. 888-905 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
non-governmental organization
genetic engineering

Commitment Strategies for Responsible Innovation

Hielscher, S. & Iatridis, K., 6 Jun 2018, 29th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Business and Society.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Citations (Scopus)
37 Downloads (Pure)

Saving the moral capital of NGOs: identifying one-sided and many-sided social dilemmas in NGO accountability

Hielscher, S., Winkin, J., Crack, A. & Pies, I., Aug 2017, In : Voluntas. 28, 4, p. 1562–1594 33 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
social dilemma
non-governmental organization
17 Citations (Scopus)
63 Downloads (Pure)

Emergence: a systems theory’s challenge to ethics

Valentinov, V., Hielscher, S. & Pies, I., Dec 2016, In : Systemic Practice and Action Research. 29, 6, p. 597-610 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
System theory
Systems theory