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Rami Kaplan

Center for Area Studies, Post-Doctoral Fellow


Freie Universität Berlin


Professur für Personalpolitik

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

Boltzmannstr. 20
Raum K 037
14195 Berlin
Research interests:

Organizational sociology and neo-instituional theory.

Political sociology and elite theory. 

Sociology of knowledge and the professions.

Political economy. 

Corporate capitalism.

Corporate responsibility. 

Corporate power. 




Ph.D., Sociology and Anthropology, Tel Aviv University. Doctoral Dissertation: Seizing on Responsibility: Business Elite Mobilization and the Creation of the “Corporate Responsibility” Framework in the United States, 1945-1959


M.A., The Cohn Institute for History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel Aviv University. Thesis: Triple Movement: Normative Regulation of the Capitalist Economy. 


B.A., Political Science and Management, Tel Aviv University. 


  • Kaplan, Rami (2015) “Who Has Been Regulating Whom through ‘Corporate Responsibility,’ Business, or Society? The Mid-20th-Century Institutionalization Project of CR in the United States.” Socio-Economic Review, 13 (1), 125-155.
  • Kaplan, Rami (Forthcoming) “‘Corporate Responsibility’ as a Social Construction: The Constitution of the Business and Society Relationship in Mid-20th-Century United States”. in Kedar Ronit and Ofer Sitbon (ed.), Corporate Social Responsibility in Israel. Resling. 
  • Kaplan, Rami (2014) “The Call of the Protest: Political Lexicon (2011-).” Israeli Sociology. (Book Review)
  • Kaplan, Rami (2010) “Regulation”. Mafte’akh: Lexical Review of Political Thought, 1: 179-212. 
  • Levy, David L. and Kaplan, Rami (2008) "Corporate Social Responsibility and Theories of Global Governance: Strategic Contestation in Global Issue Arenas". in A. Crane, A. McWilliams, D. Matten, J. Moon, and D. Siegel (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Grossman, Guy and Kaplan, Rami (2006) "Courage to Refuse". Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, 18(2): 189–197.


In Preparation:

  • Kaplan, Rami, Seizing on Responsibility: Business Elite Mobilization and the Evolution of the Corporate Responsibility Institution, 1900-2010. Book manuscript. 
  • Kaplan, Rami and Kinderman, Daniel, Neocolonial and Neoliberal Globalizations of ‘Corporate Responsibility’: The Cases of Venezuela, the Philippines, U.K., and Poland. .
  • Kaplan, Rami and Gond, Jean-Pascal, “The Dynamics of Knowledge throughout Organizational Change: Business School Theorization of the ‘Corporate Responsibility’ Management Model Before and After its Institutionalization, 1945-1960. 
  • Kaplan, Rami. PR-informed Institutional Change: The Case of Corporate Responsibility. 
Social-Economic Review
British Journal of Industrial Relations
Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics
Organized Creativity