Rajiv Maher
Social Responsibility and Sustainability
Research Professor of the Department of Strategy and Leadership

Rajiv Maher is a Research Professor in the Department of Strategy and Leadership at EGADE Business School and Leader of the Thematic Area Research Group (GAT) in Social Innovation and Sustainability at the Tecnológico de Monterrey.

His research has specialized in the impacts of corporate social responsibility practices since 2007 and, more recently, also in human rights and business. As a consultant, he has experience in the IFC (investment bank for the World Bank's private sector). Within the extractive industry, he has experience working in mining communities in Chile, Brazil, and Peru, as well as other natural resource sectors in the same countries, in addition to Guatemala. Through academic research, Maher empirically assesses the impact and effectiveness of social responsibility practices and strategies in Latin America in diverse communities. He has published several articles (both academic and non-academic) on this subject.

    • Ph.D. in Administration
      Cranfield University 
    • Master in Human Settlements and Environment
      Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
    • BA (Hons) Tourism Management
      Leeds Beckett University
  • Best International Business Paper, Critical Management Studies division, Academy of Management Annual Meeting- 2021.
  1. Maher, R. (2019). Squeezing psychological freedom in corporate–community engagement. Journal of Business Ethics, 160(4), 1047-1066.
  2. Maher, R., Valenzuela, F., & Böhm, S. (2019). The enduring state: An analysis of governance-making in three mining conflicts. Organization Studies, 40(8), 1169-1191.
  3. Maher, R. (2019). Pragmatic community resistance within new indigenous ruralities: Lessons from a failed hydropower dam in Chile. Journal of Rural Studies, 68, 63-74.
  4. Maher, R., Monciardini, D., & Böhm, S. (2021). Torn between legal claiming and privatized remedy: Rights mobilization against gold mining in chile. Business Ethics Quarterly, 31(1), 37-74.
  5. Maher, R., Neumann, M., & Slot Lykke, M. (2021). Extracting legitimacy: An analysis of corporate responses to accusations of human rights abuses. Journal of Business Ethics, 1-20.
  6. Maher, R., Huenteao, H., & Quintremán, E. (2021). The tragic failings of political CSR: A damning verdict from the Indigenous Pehuenche highlands in Chile. Journal of Management Studies.
  7. Maher, R. (2021). Deliberating or Stalling for Justice? Dynamics of Corporate Remediation and Victim Resistance Through the Lens of Parentalism: The Fundão dam Collapse and the Renova Foundation in Brazil. Journal of Business Ethics, 1-22.
  8. Banerjee, S., Maher, R., & Krämer, R. (2021). Resistance is fertile: Toward a political ecology of translocal resistance. Organization, 1350508421995742.