Chair of Corporate Social Responsibility

Prof. Dr. Laura Marie Edinger-Schons

Our Chair of Corporate Social Responsibility at the Faculty of Business Administration of the University of Mannheim was established in October 2015 under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Laura Marie Edinger-Schons. In teaching and research, the chair is dedicated to the question of how companies, in collaboration with other societal actors, can contribute to sustainable development as defined in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Therefore, we aim to engage in a continuous dialogue with students, fellow researchers, and the industry to contribute to the development towards more sustainable and socially responsible business practices in the future.

Our team works together closely with practitioners to find answers to questions of practical and academic relevance. Our research is characterized by a quantitative-empirical approach. The results of our research are published in international top journals (e.g., Journal of Marketing, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Consumer Psychology) and have been awarded with several research awards (e.g,. Roman Herzog Research Award for Social Market Economy 2018 and Max Weber Award for Business Ethics 2018).

The following pages provide information for students, organizations and give insights into our research activities. Thank you for your interest in our chair.

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Our Team

Get to know out team and their academic and professional background.

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For Students

If you are a student and want to learn more about Corporate Social Responsibility, follow the link!

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Our Research

Take a look at our research topics & methods, current projects and past publications.

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For Practitioners

Our chair intensively collaborates with partners from business practice - learn more!