Daniel Arenas Vives
Profesor titular, Departamento de Ciencias Sociales en ESADE
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Director, Departamento de Ciencias Sociales
Coordinador GRRSE, GRRSE - Grupo de Investigación en Responsabilidad Social de

Formación académica

  • Doctor of Philosophy. University of Chicago
  • Master of Arts. University of Chicago
  • Licenciatura en Filosofía y Ciencias de la Educación. Universitat de Barcelona

Áreas de interés

  • Ética empresarial
  • Responsabilidad social de la empresa
  • Ética medioambiental y sostenibilidad
  • Relación de la empresa con grupos de interés no convencionales

Trayectoria profesional

Daniel Arenas es profesor del Departamento de Ciencias Sociales de ESADE, en la Universidad Ramon Llull. Obtuvo su PhD y MA por el Committee on Social Thought de la Universidad de Chicago. Es Licenciado en Filosofía por la Universidad de Barcelona y Diplomado del Programa de Desarrollo Ejecutivo de ESADE.
Imparte asignaturas de Sociología, Contexto Global de la Gestión, Ética Empresarial y Responsabilidad Social de la Empresa.
Sus intereses investigadores se centran en el área de la ética empresarial y la responsabilidad social de la empresa. En particular está estudiando la relación entre empresas y ONG, los procesos de cambio interno de las organizaciones para integrar estrategias de sostenibilidad y la estructura de la RSE en empresas multinacionales. También se interesa por el tipo de obligación que las generaciones presentes tienen hacia generaciones futuras. Es profesor de ESADE desde 2002.


Publicaciones destacadas

Rodríguez Rodríguez , J. A., Giménez Thomsen, C. & Arenas Vives, D. (2016). Cooperative initiatives with NGOs in socially sustainable supply chains: How is inter-organizational fit achieved?. Journal of Cleaner Production, (137), pp. 516-526. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.07.115.

Arenas Vives, D. & Ayuso , S. (2016). Unpacking transnational corporate responsibility: Coordination mechanisms and orientations. Business Ethics: A European Review, 25 (3), pp. 217-237. DOI: 10.1111/beer.12113.

Rodrigo Ramírez, P., Duran, I. J. & Arenas Vives, D. (2016). Does it really pay to be good, everywhere? A first step to understand the corporate social and financial performance link in Latin American controversial industries. Business Ethics: A European Review, 25 (3), pp. 286-309. DOI: 10.1111/beer.12119.

Rodriguez Rodriguez , J., Giménez Thomsen, C., Arenas Vives, D. & Pagell, M. (2016). NGOs' initiatives to enhance social sustainability in the supply chain: Poverty alleviation through supplier development programs. Journal of Supply Chain Management, 52 (3), pp. 83-108. DOI: 10.1111/jscm.12104.

Arenas Vives, D. & Rodrigo Ramírez, P. (2016). On firms and the next generations: Difficulties and possibilities for business ethics inquiry. Journal of Business Ethics, 133 (1), pp. 165-178. DOI: 10.1007/s10551-014-2348-8.

Murphy, B., Arenas Vives, D. & Batista-Foguet, J. (2015). Value creation in cross-sector collaborations: The roles of experience and alignment. Journal of Business Ethics, 130 (1), pp. 145-162. DOI: 10.1007/s19551-014-2204-x.

Goodman, J. & Arenas Vives, D. (2015). Engaging ethically: A discourse ethics perspective on social shareholder engagement. Business Ethics Quarterly, 2 (25), pp. 163-189. DOI: 10.1017/beq.2015.8.

Goodman, J., Louche , C., van Cranenburgh, K. & Arenas Vives, D. (2014). Social shareholder engagement: The dynamics of voice and exit. Journal of Business Ethics, 125 (2), pp. 193-210. DOI: 10.1007/s10551-013-1890-0.

van Cranenburgh, K. & Arenas Vives, D. (2014). Strategic and moral dilemmas of corporate philanthropy in developing countries: Heineken in Sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of Business Ethics, 122 (3), pp. 523-536. DOI: 10.1007/s10551-013-1776-1.

van Cranenburgh, K., Arenas Vives, D., Goodman, J. & Louche , C. (2014). Religious organisations as investors: a Christian perspective on shareholder engagment. Society and Business Review, 9 (2), pp. 195-213. DOI: 10.1108/SBR-11-2013-0078.

Baur, D. & Arenas Vives, D. (2014). The value of unregulated business-NGO interaction: A deliberative perspective. Business & Society, 53 (2), pp. 157-186. DOI: 10.1177/0007650312452868.

Arenas Vives, D., Sánchez , P. & Murphy, B. (2013). Different paths of collaboration between businesses and civil society and the role of third parties. Journal of Business Ethics, 115 (4), pp. 723-739. DOI: 10.1007/s10551-013-1829-5.

Arenas Vives, D. & Rodrigo Ramírez, P. (2013). The challenge of future generations for business ethics. Journal of Management for Global Sustainability, 1 (1), pp. 47-69.

Arenas Vives, D. & van Cranenburgh, K. (2012). From preaching to investing: Attitudes of religious organisations towards responsible investment. Journal of Business Ethics, 110 (3), pp. 301-320.

Arenas Vives, D., Fosse, J. & Murphy, B. (2011). Acciona: A process of transformation towards sustainability. Journal of Management Development, 30 (10), pp. 1027-1048.

Murphy, B. & Arenas Vives, D. (2010). Through indigenous lenses: Cross-sector collaborations with fringe stakeholders. Journal of Business Ethics, 94 (Supplement 1), pp. 103-121.

Mària Serrano, J. & Arenas Vives, D. (2009). Societal ethos and economic development organizations in Nicaragua. Journal of Business Ethics, 88 (Suplement 2), pp. 231-244.

Arenas Vives, D., Lozano, J. & Albareda Vivó, L. (2009). The role of NGOs in CSR: Mutual perceptions among stakeholders. Journal of Business Ethics, 88 (1), pp. 175-197.

Vilanova Pichot, M., Lozano, J. & Arenas Vives, D. (2009). Exploring the nature of the relationship between CSR and competitiveness. Journal of Business Ethics, 87 (Supplement 1), pp. 57-69.

Rodrigo Ramírez, P. & Arenas Vives, D. (2008). Do employees care about CSR? A typology of employees according to their attitudes. Journal of Business Ethics, 83 (2), pp. 265-283.

Arenas Vives, D. (2006). Problematizing and enlarging the notion of humanistic education. In Czarniawska, B. & Gagliardi, P. (Eds.), Management education and the humanities (pp. 113-134). Camberley; Cheltenham; Northampton: Edward Elgar.