Prof. Dr. Nick Lin-Hi

Fields of knowledge:

Nick Lin-Hi's work focuses on the scope and limits of corporate responsibility (CSR). The focus is on three central questions:  

1. What responsibility do companies (not) have?

2. How can responsibility be organised within the company?  

3. How can companies deal with unjustified assignments of responsibility?

The work is embedded in a justification for the moral quality of the market economy and the fundamental social desirability of making a profit. This leads to the conclusion that CSR must be incentive-compatible, i.e. must be reconciled with entrepreneurial interests.

Short Vita

Nick Lin-Hi, born in 1980, has held a junior professorship in Corporate Social Responsibility at the University of Mannheim since 2009. After graduating from high school in Hildesheim, he studied business administration at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. In 2008, he received his doctorate (summa cum laude) from the Leipzig Graduate School of Economics (HHL) for his dissertation „Eine Theorie der Unternehmensverantwortung” (A Theory of Corporate Responsibility) at the Research Professorship for Sustainability and Global Ethics, where he also worked as a research assistant. Nick Lin-Hi is a lecturer at various universities in the field of business and corporate ethics as well as a lecturer in science and practice. He is closely associated with practice through the management and implementation of various consulting projects in the field of corporate social responsibility.


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