Richard Raatzsch holds the chair for Practical Philosophy at the EBS Department of Management & Economics since 2008. He received a Doctoral degree in Philosophy from the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, and a Habilitation degree in Philosophy from the University Leipzig. His first doctoral thesis was about concepts of tradition, the second thesis (Habilitation) was devoted to Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations. Prior to joining EBS, he worked at the Universities Leipzig, St. Gallen, Bielefeld, Heidelberg, Bergen (Norway), CalState Hayward, University of Chicago and Cambridge University (England), partly funded by the German Research Community (DFG), the VW Foundation and the Humboldt Foundation (Feodor Lynen grant, Heisenberg grant). At EBS, he acted as Vice President, Dean of EBS Business School, member of the University Senate, member of the Supervisory Board, member of the Management Board, co-director of the Centre of Responsible Economy (CORE) and co-director of the Institut für Unternehmensethik (IFU). His research has been published in journals such as the journal Inquiry, as well as by publishing houses like Reclam (Stuttgart), Princeton University Press and Springer Science. At EBS, Richard Raatzsch teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.
Areas of Research
Ethics, Business Ethics, Political Philosophy, Metaphysics, Metaphilosophy.
- Global Challenges // Globalization in Consutling and Supply Chain Management
- Introduction to Management and Business Studies
- Business in a Global Context–Its Nature and a Major Case
- EBS Onboarding Project
- Ethical Reasoning in Business
- Intercultural Competence
- Organizational Theory and Behaviour
- Principles of Management
- Workshop “Management in an Age of Globalized Technology” (to be held in joint cooperation with a consulting company)