Dirk Matten is a Professor at the Schulich School of Business, where he holds the Hewlett Packard Chair in Corporate Social Responsibility and is the Associate Dean of Research, a role he previously served from 2014 to 2018. He is also the founding director of Schulich’s Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business. He has a doctoral degree and the habilitation from Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf in Germany. In 2019/20 he was the Gourlay Visiting Professor of Ethics in Business at Trinity College of the University of Melbourne. He is also a Visiting Professor at the University of London, the University of Nottingham, Copenhagen Business School and at Sabancı University in Istanbul. He has taught and done research at academic institutions in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Britain, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, Turkey, and the USA.
He has published 29 books and edited volumes as well as more than 90 journal articles and book chapters, which have won numerous prestigious awards. In August 2018, his paper with Jeremy Moon on ‘Implicit and Explicit CSR received the highly prestigious “Academy of Management Review Paper of the Decade Award”. In the same year he was also ranked #44 in the ‘Top 100 Corporate Social Responsibility Influence Leader’ ranking (next to CEOs and CSR leaders of Unilever, Google, Apple etc. He is the only academic scholar on the list). In 2019 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from his school as well as the York Research Leader Award.