Jette Steen Knudsen

Associate Professor of International Business and The Shelby Cullom Davis Chair in Int'l Business


Education
  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Biography

Jette Steen Knudsen is Associate Professor of International Business and The Shelby Cullom Davis Chair in International Business focusing on sustainability. Her research centers on the interface between government regulation and business actions. She is currently studying the ability of governments in economically advanced industrialized nations to promote social change through regulation of social practices of home country multinationals in developing countries. She is writing a book titled Visible Hands: Government Regulation of Corporate Social Responsibility in Global Business (forthcoming with Cambridge University Press). She has published in journals such as Business and Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, Policy and Politics, Political Studies and Regulation and Governance. From 2003-2007 Knudsen headed a government-sponsored think tank, The Copenhagen Centre for CSR. She then served as project leader of a CSR task force for the CEO at Maersk, a shipping, oil and retail conglomerate. Knudsen graduated from MIT in 2001 with a PhD in Political Science.