PhD Course "Responsible Organising: New perspectives on social inequalities"

The aim of the course is to give an in-depth overview of the current state and contribution of Responsible Organising research on social inequalities.

At the core of Responsible Organising (RO) is research on how different actors are organising for transformative action towards sustainability, as expressed in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Responsible Organising (RO) is one of Hanken's four Areas of Strength, which has been evaluated as reaching highest international standard. 

Common for RO research is a rejection of the idea that moral concerns and business decisions are something separate. Instead, within RO ethics/morality and business as inseparable, intertwined, and interconnected. Simultaneously it recognizes the complexity, multifacetedness, and intersectionality of societal inequalities.


KATAJA PhD course - Responsible Organising: New perspectives on social inequalities

This year, the Responsible Organising: New perspectives on social inequalities course, is back!

Course composition will be same as last time, pre-readings and pre-writings, lectures, individual mentoring sessions, and written assignment (learning diary, around 3,000 words). The themes will reflect the upcoming RO book - Transformative Action for Sustainable Outcomes: Responsible Organising critically examines sustainability challenges that humankind faces and offers responsible organising as a solution in responding to these challenges. 

The book is written for scholars and students across the social sciences and humanities as well as for practitioners working with the SDGs. It discusses complex issues in an informative and engaging way. It is critical and collaborative. The book serves as an introduction to key themes and perspectives of responsible organising and offers new insights on connections between themes and perspectives.

Instructors: Prof.Janne Tienari, Dr. Charlotta Niemistö, and Prof.Martin Fougère

When? 7.-11.11.2022 (w45)

View course here.

Instruction and examination:
Course consists of 1) pre-readings and pre-writings, 2) lectures, 3) individual mentoring sessions, and 4) written assignment (learning diary, around 3,000 words).

After completing the course, you will be able to
• evaluate different perspectives on social inequalities
• position your own research in relation to different Responsible Organising perspectives
• understand the evolution of Responsible Organising research and how you can contribute to that evolution
• collaborate with other researchers to develop research ideas into joint paper

Instructors: Dr. Maria Ehrnström-Fuentes, Dr. Jeff Hern, Dr. Charlotta Niemistö; Dr. Wojciech Piotrowicz, Dr. Nikodemus Solitander, Dr. Janne Tienari

Realised November 11 - 15 2019

Find out more about the lecturers and course here.