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Business strategy in developing countries (MNC and local firms), Corporate Social Responsibility, Technological capabilities, Governance of business in Areas of Limited Statehood, ICT and mobile telecommunications in Afghanistan, floriculture in Kenya.


Scientific qualification:

PhD, Copenhagen Business School
Title: “Corporate Social Responsibility in Afghanistan
– a critical case study of the mobile telecommunications industry


MSc, Business and Development Studies, CBS, 2010

BSc, Business and Information Technology, CBS, 2005



2018-2021 Assistant Professor - ISE, RUC

2017-2018 Post-doc - AfriCap project, ISE, RUC

2016-2017 External Lecturer, CBS
Centre for Business and Development Studies & Centre for CSR, CBS

2012-2017 Ph.D. Fellow, CBS
Centre for Business and Development Studies & Centre for CSR, CBS


Visiting positions:

2014-2014 (2 months) Guest PhD visiting Prof. Dima Jamali, Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
2014-2014 (2 months) Guest PhD visiting Prof. Dirk Matten, Schulich School of Business, York University Toronto, Canada


  • Management, Organization, Business economy and administration, Management and organization of industry, trade, and communication
  • Economics, Politics

Publication network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 2012 2019

Open Access

Towards the Participation of a Global Public in Transnational Law-making? Everyday ICT Platforms as Legitimacy Opportunities for Bottom-up Governance

Karin, B. & Azizi, S. A., 2019, Transnationalisation and Legal Actors: Legitimacy in Question. Kristiansen, B. L., Pelaudeix, C., Mitkidis, K., Neumann, L. & Munkholm, L. (eds.). Abingdon: Routledge, p. 112-126 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Corporate Social Responsibility in Afghanistan: A Critical Case Study of the Mobile Telecommunications Industry

Azizi, S., 2017, Frederiksberg: Copenhagen Business School [Phd]. 197 p. (Ph.d.-serie; No. 11.2017).

Research output: Book/ReportPh.D. thesisResearch

Open Access

MNCs as political actors in contexts of anarchy: the case of mobile telecommunications industry in Afghanistan

Azizi, S. A., 2017. 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review

CSR in Afghanistan: a global CSR agenda in areas of limited statehood

Azizi, S. A. & Jamali, D., 2016, In : South Asian Journal of Global Business Research. 5, 2, p. 165-189

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Projects 2016 2019