Tobias Hahn
Profesor ordinario, Departamento de Sociedad, Política y Sostenibilidad en ESADE
Profesor contratado doctor URL


Formación académica

  • PhD in Economics and Social Science. University of Lüneburg
  • Master of Environmental Science. University of Lüneburg

Áreas de interés

  • Sostenibilidad empresarial
  • Responsabilidad social empresarial
  • Paradoja
  • Gestión de los stakeholders
  • Estrategia

Trayectoria profesional

Es Doctor en Ciencias Económicas y Sociales y Máster en Ciencias Medioambientales por la Universidad de Lüneburg (Alemania). Es profesor honorario de la University of Sydney Business School. Antes de incorporarse a ESADE, fue profesor de una escuela de negocios en Francia y director de proyectos de un instituto de investigación sin ánimo de lucro en Alemania. Sus conocimientos se centran en las áreas de la sostenibilidad empresarial y la responsabilidad social empresarial. Sus principales ámbitos de investigación son las tensiones y paradojas de la sostenibilidad empresarial y la RSE, la evaluación del desempeño de la sostenibilidad, las estrategias para la sostenibilidad empresarial y el comportamiento de los stakeholders.

Su trabajo ha sido publicado en revistas científicas como la Academy of Management Review, Organization Studies, Ecological Economics, el International Journal of Production Economics, el Journal of Business Ethics, Business & Society, Organization & Environment y Business Strategy and the Environment. Es editor sénior de la revista Organization & Environment. También es miembro del comité editorial de la Academy of Management Review, el Journal of Business Ethics, Business & Society y Business Strategy and the Environment. En la actualidad, es el presidente del Grupo para la Investigación en Organizaciones y el Entorno Natural (Group for Research on Organizations and the Natural Environment, GRONEN).


Publicaciones destacadas

Hahn, T. & Knight, E. (2019). The ontology of organizational paradox: A quantum approach. Academy of Management Review, (published online ahead of print). DOI: 10.5465/amr.2018.0408.

Pinkse, J., Hahn, T. & Figge, F. (2019). Supersized tensions and slim responses? The discursive construction of strategic tensions around social issues. Academy of Management Discoveries, 5 (3), pp. 314-340. DOI: 10.5465/amd.2018.0150.

Gröschl, S., Gabaldón, P. & Hahn, T. (2019). The co-evolution of leaders' cognitive complexity and corporate sustainability: The case of the CEO of Puma. Journal of Business Ethics, 155 (3), pp. 741-762. DOI: 10.1007/s10551-017-3508-4.

Hahn, T. & Figge, F. (2018). Why architecture does not matter: On the fallacy of sustainability balanced scorecards. Journal of Business Ethics, 150 (4), pp. 919-935. DOI: 10.1007/s10551-016-3135-5.

Hahn, T., Figge, F., Pinkse, J. & Preuss, L. (2018). A paradox perspective on corporate sustainability: Descriptive, instrumental, and normative aspects. Journal of Business Ethics, 148 (2), pp. 235-248. DOI: 10.1007/s10551-017-3587-2.

Hahn, T. & Albert, N. (2017). Strong reciprocity in consumer boycotts. Journal of Business Ethics, 145 (3), pp. 509-524. DOI: 10.1007/s10551-015-2870-3.

Hahn, T., Figge, F., Aragón-Correa, J. A. & Sharma, S. (2016). Advancing research on corporate sustainability. Business & Society, 56 (2), pp. 155-185. DOI: 10.1177/0007650315576152.

Neugebauer, F., Figge, F. & Hahn, T. (2016). Planned or emergent strategy making? Exploring the formation of corporate sustainability strategies. Business Strategy and the Environment, 25 (5), pp. 323-336. DOI: 10.1002/bse.1875.

Hahn, T., Pinkse, J., Preuss, L. & Figge, F. (2016). Ambidexterity for corporate social performance. Organization Studies, 37 (2), pp. 213-235. DOI: 10.1177/0170840615604506.

Hahn, T. & Aragón-Correa, J. A. (2015). Toward cognitive plurality on corporate sustainability in organizations: The role of organizational factors. Organization & Environment, 28 (3), pp. 255-263. DOI: 10.1177/1086026615604446.

Hahn, T., Pinkse, J., Preuss, L. & Figge, F. (2015). Tensions in corporate sustainability: Towards an integrative framework. Journal of Business Ethics, 127 (2), pp. 297-316. DOI: 10.1007/s10551-014-2047-5.

Hahn, T. (2015). Reciprocal stakeholder behavior: A motive-based approach to the implementation of normative stakeholder demands. Business & Society, 54 (1), pp. 9-51. DOI: 10.1177/0007650312439029.

Hahn, T., Preuss, L. & Pinkse, J. (2014). Cognitive frames in corporate sustainability: Managerial sensemaking with paradoxical and business case frames. Academy of Management Review, 39 (4), pp. 463-487. DOI: 10.5465/amr.2012.0341.

Figge, F., Hahn, T. & Barkemeyer, R. (2014). The If, How and Where of assessing sustainable resource use. Ecological Economics, 105 (Sept), pp. 274-283. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2014.06.010.

Hahn, T. & Pinkse, J. (2014). Private environmental governance through cross-sector partnerships: Tensions between competition and effectiveness. Organization & Environment, 27 (2), pp. 140-160. DOI: 10.1177/1086026614530996.

Figge, F. & Hahn, T. (2013). Value drivers of corporate eco-efficiency: Management accounting information for the efficient use of environmental resources. Management Accounting Research, 24 (4), pp. 387-400. DOI: 10.1016/j.mar.2013.06.009.

Comyns, B., Figge, F., Hahn, T. & Barkemeyer, R. (2013). Sustainability reporting: The role of "Search", "Experience" and "Credence" information. Accounting Forum, 37 (3), pp. 231-243. DOI: 10.1016/j.accfor.2013.04.006.

Liesen, A., Figge, F. & Hahn, T. (2013). Net present sustainable value: A new approach to sustainable investment appraisal. Strategic Change, 22 (3-4), pp. 175-189. DOI: 10.1002/jsc.1931.

Figge, F. & Hahn, T. (2012). Is green and profitable sustainable? Assessing the trade-off between economic and environmental aspects. International Journal of Production Economics, 140 (1), pp. 92-102. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpe.2012.02.001.

Hahn, T., Figge, F. & Liesen, A. (2012). Assessing trade-offs in investments for the environment - The case of a VOC-reduction investment at AUTO Group. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 19 (2), pp. 114-128. DOI: 10.1002/csr.292.

Hahn, T. & Figge, F. (2011). Beyond the bounded instrumentality in current corporate sustainability research: Toward an inclusive notion of profitability. Journal of Business Ethics, 104 (3), pp. 325-345. DOI: 10.1007/s10551-011-0911-0.

Hahn, T., Figge, F., Liesen, A. & Barkemeyer, R. (2010). Opportunity cost based analysis of corporate eco-efficiency: A methodology and its application to the CO2-efficiency of German companies. Journal of Environmental Management, 91 (10), pp. 1997-2007. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2010.05.004.

Hahn, T., Kolk, A. & Winn, M. (2010). A new future for business? Rethinking management theory and business strategy. Business & Society, 49 (3), pp. 385-401. DOI: 10.1177/0007650310371357.

Hahn, T., Pinkse, J. & Preuss, L. (2010). Trade-offs in corporate sustainability: You can't have your cake and eat it. Business Strategy and the Environment, 19 (4), pp. 217-229. DOI: 10.1002/bse.674.

Figge, F. & Hahn, T. (2009). Not measuring sustainable value at all: A response to Kuosmanen and Kuosmanen. Ecological Economics, 69 (2), pp. 244-249. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2009.08.003.

Barkemeyer, R., Figge, F., Holt, D. & Hahn, T. (2009). What the papers say: Trends in sustainability. A comparative analysis of 115 leading national newspapers worldwide. Journal of Corporate Citizenship, 33 (Spring), pp. 68-86. DOI: 10.9774/GLEAF.4700.2009.sp.00009.

Figge, F. & Hahn, T. (2008). Sustainable investment analysis with the sustainable value approach: A plea and a methodology to overcome the instrumental bias in socially responsible investment research. Progress in Industrial Ecology, An International Journal, 5 (3), pp. 255-272. DOI: 10.1504/PIE.2008.019128.

Hahn, T., Figge, F. & Barkemeyer, R. (2007). Sustainable Value creation among companies in the manufacturing sector. International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, 7 (5/6), pp. 496-512. DOI: 10.1504/IJETM.2007.015627.

Hahn, T. & Scheermesser, M. (2006). Approaches to corporate sustainability among German companies. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 13 (3), pp. 150-165. DOI: 10.1002/csr.100.

Figge, F. & Hahn, T. (2005). The cost of sustainability capital and the creation of sustainable value by companies. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 9 (4), pp. 47-58. DOI: 10.1162/108819805775247936.

Figge, F. & Hahn, T. (2004). Value-oriented impact assessment: The economics of a new approach to impact assessment. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management , 47 (6), pp. 921-941. DOI: 10.1080/0964056042000284901.

Figge, F. & Hahn, T. (2004). Sustainable value added-measuring corporate contributions to sustainability beyond eco-efficiency. Ecological Economics, 48 (2), pp. 173-187. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2003.08.005.

Figge, F. & Hahn, T. (2004). Sustainable value added - Ein neues maß des nachhaltigkeitsbeitrags von unternehmen am beispiel der Henkel KGaA. Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, 73 (1), pp. 126-141. DOI: 10.3790/vjh.73.1.126.

Burritt, R. L., Hahn, T. & Schaltegger , S. (2002). Towards a comprehensive framework for environmental management accounting - Links between business actors and environmental management accounting tools. Australian Accounting Review, 12 (27), pp. 39-50. DOI: 10.1111/j.1835-2561.2002.tb00202.x.

Figge, F., Hahn, T., Schaltegger , S. & Wagner, M. (2002). The sustainability balanced scorecard - Linking sustainability management to business strategy. Business Strategy and the Environment, 11 (5), pp. 269-284. DOI: 10.1002/bse.339.