THE HUMAC TEAM
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Verena Girschik

Co-principal Investigator | vg.msc@cbs.dk

Bio

Verena Girschik is Assistant Professor of CSR, Communication, and Organization at Copenhagen Business School. Her research focuses on the responsibilities of multinational companies in the contexts of complex societal problems and humanitarian crises. Zooming in on the relations between companies, governments, NGOs, and other societal actors, she explores how companies negotiate their roles and responsibilities, how they perform them, and with what consequences. Her research has been published in Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, Business & Society, and critical perspectives on international business.

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Jasper Hotho

Co-principal Investigator | jh.egb@cbs.dk

Bio

Jasper Hotho is Associate Professor of International Business at the Department of International Economics, Government and Business at Copenhagen Business School, and a Senior Editor for the journal Organization Studies. His research focuses on the opportunities and complications that arise from private-sector involvement in the delivery of humanitarian assistance. A secondary research stream examines accountability mechanisms for corporate human rights infringements; a topic he explores with several co-authors. His research has appeared in general management journals such as Organization Studies and the British Journal of Management, ethics-focused journals such as the Journal of Business Ethics, and various journals in the field of international business. 

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Francesco Oliviero Caccioni

PhD Fellow | fc.egb@cbs.dk

Bio

Francesco Oliviero Caccioni is a PhD Fellow at the Department of International Economics, Government and Business at Copenhagen Business School. Focusing on the emergence of bottom-up collaborations in local contexts during the COVID-19 emergency, his project explores how partnership for humanitarian action can be organized in a sustainable and ethical manner. He holds an BSc in Philosophy from University of Bologna and an MSc in Business Administration and Philosophy from Copenhagen Business School. He previously worked in the Private Sector Partnership department of UNHCR and as consultant for Oxfam IBIS.  

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Wen Chin Ruamps

Postdoctoral Fellow | wcr.egb@cbs.dk

Bio

Wen Chin Ruamps is a Postdoctoral Fellow of International Business at the Department of International Economics, Government and Business at Copenhagen Business School. Her research focuses on the possibilities and difficulties of the private sector’ engagement in humanitarian crisis. Applying an interdisciplinary perspective of private corporates’ CSR and ESG responsibility in a socio-economic context, she investigates how the private-sector can engage with the humanitarian community with reflectivity, responsibility and accountability. She received her MSc at the University of Edinburgh and her PhD at Manchester Centre for Political Theory, the University of Manchester.  

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Thomas Oostheim

Student Assistant | teo.egb@cbs.dk

Bio

Thomas is HUMAC's graduate student assistant. He's currently pursuing his Master's in International Business and Politics at Copenhagen Business School. He has previously worked in financial services and management consulting. He is interested in cross-sector collaboration and private-sector participation in the broader field of development.