Associate Professor Debbie Haski-Leventhal

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Associate Professor Debbie Haski-Leventhal

Director of Master of Social Entrepreneurship, Associate Professor in Management (Organisational Behaviour)



Sustainable Leadership in Organisations, CSR, Responsible management education


About Associate Professor Debbie Haski-Leventhal

Director of Master of Social Entrepreneurship, Associate Professor in Management (Organisational Behaviour)


Teaching areas

  • People & Organisations (Organisational Behaviour)
  • Corporate social responsibility (CSR)
  • Social entrepreneurship

Research area affiliations

  • Sustainable Leadership in Organisations
  • CSR
  • Responsible management education

Research statement

Professor Haski-Leventhal is the MGSM Faculty Leader of Corporate Citizenship and the Director of Master of Social Entrepreneurship. As a scholar on corporate social responsibility (CSR), she initiated and leads the MGSM CSR Partnership Network, a network of 35 prominent Australian and international companies, non-profits and governmental departments aimed at developing an evidence-based dialogue on CSR to create knowledge and impact. The CSR studies conducted with these organisations are launched in large public events (the first two, in NSW Parliament House) and received much media attention.

Professor Haski-Leventhal is also active in the area of business and peace, and has developed the Framework on Corporate Peace together with the Institute of Economics and Peace and the UN Global Compact. She is the editor of the journal Business, Peace and Sustainable Development.

She was a consultant for United Nations Volunteers and co-wrote the State of the World Volunteerism Report, launched at the UN General Assembly in December 2011. She has published widely on different aspects of volunteerism and CSR and has submitted a briefing paper to the Commonwealth Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet on volunteering and social inclusion.  She has also served in consulting and writing roles for the Federal and NSW strategies on volunteering. Through international collaborations, Professor Haski-Leventhal developed several ground-breaking frameworks such as the CSR Congruence Model and her publications are widely cited and used by both academics and practitioners.

Contribution to management education

Professor Haski-Leventhal is a passionate lecturer in her areas of research. She teaches organisational behaviour, strategic CSR and social entrepreneurship and is one of the most highly ranked teachers at MGSM. In 2013 she received the Macquarie University Vice Chancellor Excellence in Teaching Award.

Additionally, she works in the area of responsible management education and academic social responsibility, working closely with the United Nation Principles for Responsible Management Education, annually conducting international studies on MBA students and their attitudes towards responsible management education. She wrote three ‘Sharing Information on Progress’ reports for PRME on behalf of MGSM and published two reports on the MBA students’ international study that were used in the PRME Global Forums and later published in leading journals, such as the Journal of Business Ethics.

Contribution to management practice

Professor Haski-Leventhal contributes to responsible and sustainable managerial practice through research, teaching and collaborations. Through studies conducted together with the MGSM CSR Partnership Network, a strong business case was built for CSR, particularly for engaging employees in and via CSR.

Through her teaching and the units she created, she helps to develop leaders who are responsible and ethical as well as good citizens. She works closely with many leading Australian companies to create impact through networking events, research collaborations, internships and consulting. She speaks at public events and international conferences to increase the impact of her research and teaching.

Professor Haski-Leventhal also developed the first Masters of Social Entrepreneurship in Australia, which is also the first cross-faculty degree at Macquarie University. The program contribute the social enterprise management practice and to creating social impact.

Media topics

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Creating Shared Value
  • Business ethics
  • UN PRME and UN Global Compact
  • Business and Peace
  • Academic Social Responsibility
  • Responsible Management Education
  • Volunteering and philanthropy
  • Australian third sector/not-for-profits

Media mentions

Contribution to the general media


Journal articles

  • Paull, M., Omari, M., MacCallum, J., Young, S., Walker, G., Holmes, K., Scott, R. (2017). Matching expectations for successful university student volunteering. Education and Training, 59(2), 122-134. DOI: 10.1108/ET-03-2016-0052
  • Haski-Leventhal, D., Roza, L., & Meijs, L. C. P. M. (2017). Congruence in corporate social responsibility: connecting the identity and behavior of employers and employees. Journal of Business Ethics, 1-17. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1007/s10551-015-2793-z
  • Haski-Leventhal, D. (2016). Business, peace and the sustainable development goals. Business, Peace and Sustainable Development, 2016(8), 3-6. DOI: 10.9774/
  • Haski-Leventhal, D., & Foot, C. (2016). The Relationship Between Disclosure and Household Donations to Nonprofit Organizations in Australia. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 45(5), 992-1012. DOI: 10.1177/0899764016628673
  • Haski-Leventhal, D., & Mehra, A. (2016). Impact measurement in social enterprises: Australia and India. Social enterprise journal, 12(1), 78-103. DOI: 10.1108/SEJ-05-2015-0012
  • Rahman, S., Haski-Leventhal, D., & Pournader, M. (2016). The effect of employee CSR attitudes on job satisfaction and organizational commitment: evidence from the Bangladeshi banking industry. Social Responsibility Journal, 12(2), 228-246. DOI: 10.1108/SRJ-10-2014-0139
  • Haski-Leventhal, D., Pournader, M., & McKinnon, A. (2015). The role of gender and age in business students’ values, CSR attitudes, and responsible management education: Learnings from the PRME International Survey. Journal of Business Ethics, 1-21. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1007/s10551-015-2936-2
  • Paull, M., Scott, R., MacCallum, J., Walker, G., Omari, M., Young, S., Haski-Leventhal, D., & Holmes, K. (2015). University Student Volunteering – What’s in a name? Third Sector Review, 21(2), 49-74. 
  • Haski-Leventhal, D. (2014). MBA student values, attitudes and behaviours: a cross-cultural comparison of PRME signatory schools. SAM Advanced Management Journal, 2014(autumn), 29-41.
  • Haski-Leventhal, D. (2013). Employee Engagement in CSR: The case of payroll giving in Australia. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management 20(2), 113-128.
  • Cnaan, R. A.,  Pessi, A. B., Zrinščak, S., Handy, F., Brudney, J. L., Gronlund, H., Haski-Leventhal, D., Holmes, K., Hustinx, L., Kang, C., Kassam, M., Meijs, L. C. P. M., Ranade, B., Smith, K. A., & Yamauchi, N. (2012).Student Values, Religiosity, and Pro-Social Behaviour. Journal for the Study of Christian Social Practice, 3(1), 2-25.
  • Zrinščak, S., Lakoš, I., Handy, F., Cnaan, R. A., Brudney, J. L., Haski-Leventhal, D., Holmes, K., Hustinx, L., Kang, C., Meijs, L. C. P. M., Pessi, A. B., Ranade, B., Smith, K. A., Yamauchi, N. (2012). Student volunteering in Zagreb in a comparative perspective. Revija Za Socijalnu Politiku (Croatian Journal of Social Policy) 19(1), 25-48.
  • Haski-Leventhal, D. (2012). Book review : 'Leading the way to successful volunteer involvement : practical tools for busy executives'. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 23(2), 530-531.
  • Gronlund, H., Holmes, K., Kang, C., Cnaan, R., Handy, F., Brudney, J., Haski-Leventhal, D., Hustinx, L., Kassam, M., Meijs, L., Pessi, A., Ranade, B., Smith, K., Yamauchi, N., & Zrinscak, S., (2011). Cultural values and volunteering : a cross-cultural comparison of students' motivation to volunteer in 13 countries. Journal of Academic Ethics, 9(2), 87-106.
  • Kang, C., Handy, F., Hustinx, L., Cnaan, R., Brudney, J, Haski-Levanthal, D., Holmes, K., Meijs, L., Pessi, A., Ranade, B., Smith, K., Yamauchi, N., & Zrinscak, S. (2011). What Gives? Cross-National Differences in Students' Giving Behaviour. The Social Science Journal, 48(2), 283-294.
  • Haski-Leventhal, D., Hustinx, L., & Handy, F. (2011). What money cannot buy: The distinctive and multidimensional impact of volunteers. Journal of Community Practice: organizing, planning, development and change, 19(2), 138-158.
  • Handy, F., Cnaan, R., Hustinx, L., Kang, C., Brudney, J., Haski-Levanthal, D., Holmes, K., Meijs, L., Pessi, A., Ranade, B., Yamauchi, N., & Zrinscak, S. (2010). A cross-cultural examination of student volunteering: Is it all about resume building?. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 39(3), 498-523.
  • Smith, K., Holmes, K., Haski-Levanthal, D., Cnaan, R. A., Handy, F., & Brudney, J. (2010). Motivations and benefits of student volunteering: comparing regular, occasional, and non-volunteers in five countries. Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research, 1(1), 65-81.
  • Haski-Leventhal, D., Gronlund, H., Holmes, K., Meijs, L., Cnaan, R., Handy, F., Brudney, J., Hustinx, L., Kang, C., Kassam, M., Pessi, A., & Ranade, B. (2010). Service-learning: Findings from a 14-nation study. Journal of Nonprofit & Public Sector Marketing, 22(3), 161-179.
  • Haski-Leventhal, D., Meijs, L;, & Hustinx, L. (2010). The Third-party model : enhancing volunteering through governments, corporations and educational institutes. Journal Of Social Policy, 39(1), 139- 158.
  • Haski-Leventhal, D., Gelles, R. J., & Cnaan, R. (2010). Admitting convicted felons to social work programs : conceptual dilemmas and practices. International Social Work, 53(1), 87- 100.
  • Haski-Leventhal, D., & Meijis, L. (2010). The Volunteer matrix: Positioning of volunteer organisations. International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing, 16(2), 127-137.
  • Haski-Leventhal, D. (2010). Book review : 'Doing good well : what does (and does not) make sense in the nonprofit world.Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 39(3), 550- 552.
  • Haski-Leventhal, D. (2009). Elderly volunteering and well-being: a cross-European comparison based on SHARE data. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 20(4), 388-404.
  • Haski-Leventhal, D., & McLeigh, J. D. (2009). Firefighters volunteering beyond their duty: An essential asset in rural communities. Journal of Rural Community Development, 4(2), 80-92.
  • Haski-Leventhal, D. (2009). Altruism and Volunteerism: The perceptions of altruism in four disciplines and their impact on the study of volunteerism. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 39(3), 271-299.
  • Haski-Leventhal, D., & Cnann, R. (2009). Group processes and volunteering: using groups to enhance volunteerism. Administration in Social Work, 33(1), 61-80.
  • Ronel, N., Haski-Levanthal, D., Ben-David, B., & York, A. (2009). Perceived Altruism - A Neglected Factor in Intervention and Research. International Journal of Offender Therapy & Comparative Criminology, 53(2), 191-210.
  • Haski-Leventhal, D., Handy, F., & Cnaan, R. (2009). Volunteering among Israeli students: A cross-national comparison (In Hebrew). Social Security, 79, 141-163.
  • Haski-Leventhal, D., Ben-Arieh, A., & Melton, G. (2008). Between Neighbourliness and Volunteerism: Participants in the Strong Communities Initiative. Family and Community Health, 31(2), 150-161.
  • Katz, H., & Haski-Levanthal, D. (2008). Does Faith lead to charity? Disentangling the effect of religiosity on philanthropy. Civil Society and the Third Society in Israel, 2(1), 33-57.
  • Hustinx, L., Haski-Leventhal, D., & Handy, F. (2008).  One of a kind? Comparing Episodic and Regular Volunteers at the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. International Journal of Volunteer Administration, 25(3), 50-66.
  • Haski-Leventhal, D., Cnaan, R., Handy, F., Brudney, J., Holmes, K., Hustinx, L., Kang, C., Kassam, M., Meijs, L., Ranade, B., Yamauchi, N., Yeung, A. B., & Zrinscak, S. (2008). Students' vocational choices and voluntary action: a 12-nation study. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 19(1), 1-21.
  • Haski-Leventhal, D., & Bar-Gal, D. (2008). The volunteering stages and transitions model: Organizational socialization of volunteers. Human Relations, 61(1), 67-102.
  • Haski-Leventhal, D., Ronel, N., York, A., & Ben-David, B. (2008). Youth Volunteering for Youth: who are they serving? how are they being served?. Children and Youth Services Review, 30(7), 834-846.
  • Haski-Leventhal, D. (2007). Management of volunteers as an emerging profession in Israel (In Hebrew). Social Security, 74, 121-144.
  • Haski-Leventhal, D., & Bar-Gal, D. (2006). Retention and turnover among volunteers at a Rape Crisis Centre (In Hebrew). Society and Welfare, 26(1), 59-85.

Book chapters

  • Haski-Leventhal, D., Metz, E., Hogg, E., Ibrahim, B., Smith, D. H., & Wang, L. (2016). Volunteering in three life stages. In D. H. Smith, R. A. Stebbins, & J. Grotz (Eds.), The Palgrave handbook of volunteering, civic participation, and nonprofit associations (pp. 682-701). Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-137-26317-9_30
  • Haski-Leventhal, D. (2014). “The importance of volunteering and the civil society for at-risk youth”. In: L. Bridges Karr, L. Meijs, & J. Metz (Eds.), Volunteering and Youth Services: Essential readings on volunteering and volunteer management for social work, social policy and urban management. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: SWP.
  • Haski-Leventhal, D. (2014). “Volunteering”. In A.C. Michalos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of quality of life and well-being research, (pp. 6966-6970). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.

Conference papers

  • McLachlan, K., Rawlings-Sanaei, F., Haski-Leventhal, D. and Mason, C.  'The Student Experience of PACE at Macquarie University: Motives for Learning'. New Zealand Association of Cooperative Education Annual Conference,15-17 April 2015, Wellington. This paper was a joint winner of the Allister McLay Best Paper Award.
  • Haski-Leventhal, D. (2014). Corporate volunteering: Engaging employees and increasing the sense of meaningfulness. Paper presented in ARNOVA 2014, 20-22 November, Denver Colorado, USA.
  • Haski-Leventhal, D. (2014). Disaster management in Australia: Multi-sectorial approach. Paper presented in ARNOVA 2014, 20-22 November, Denver Colorado, USA.
  • Roza, L., Haski-Leventhal, D., & Meijs, L. (2014). Volunteering as an instrument in various employment stages: Combining an employer and employee perspective. Paper presented in ARNOVA 2014, 20-22 November, Denver Colorado, USA.
  • Haski-Leventhal, D. (2014). Corporate volunteering: Engaging employees through purposefulness and meaningfulness. Paper presented at IAVE 2014 the 23rd World Volunteer Conference, 17-20 Sept Gold Coast Australia.
  • Paull, M., MacCallum, J., Haski-Leventhal, D., Young, S., Holmes, K, Scott, R., Omari, M.  (2014).  Volunteering to learn or learning to volunteer?  University student volunteering in Australia – a colourful phantasmagoria.  Paper presented at IAVE 2014 the 23rd World Volunteer Conference,  17-20 Sept Gold Coast Australia
  • Haski-Leventhal, D. (2012). Corporate volunteering in Australia.ISTR Conference: democratization, marketization, and the third sector (pp. 1-1). Siena, Italy: International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR).
  • Haski-Leventhal, D., Hughes, K. A., Hustinz, L., & Handy, F. (2012). Happy to serve: volunteer management and job satisfaction. ISTR Conference: democratization, marketization, and the third sector (pp. 1-1). Siena, Italy: International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR).
  • Haski-Leventhal, D. (2012). Employees' engagement in CSR : the case of payroll giving in Australia. ISTR Conference: democratization, marketization, and the third sector (pp. 1-1). Siena, Italy: International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR).
  • Haski-Leventhal, D. (2012). MBA students across the globe: What do they think of responsible management education?.PRME ANZ annual meeting. Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Haski-Leventhal, D. (2011). Volunteering and the social media. National Conference of Volunteering. Gold Coast, Australia.
  • Haski-Leventhal, D. (2011). Volunteering and recent trend in volunteering. International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE). Singapore, Singapore.
  • Haski-Leventhal, D. (2010). Volunteering in Ronald McDonald House. ARNOVA. Alexandria, Virginia, USA.
  • Haski-Leventhal, D. (2010). Volunteering and well-being among elders in 12 European countries. ISTR Conference. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Haski-Leventhal, D. (2010). Payroll Giving. Australia and NZ Third Sector Research. Sydney, Australia.
  • Haski-Leventhal, D. (2010). Service Learning in Australia. Volunteering Australia. Melbourne, Australia.
  • Haski-Leventhal, D. (2009). Volunteer ability, recent trend in volunteering and Israel. Limumud OZ - University of Sydney. Sydney, Australia.
  • Haski-Leventhal, D. (2008). Organisational socialisation of volunteers. ISTR Conference. Barcelona, Spain.
  • Haski-Leventhal, D. (2008). Does faith lead to charity? Disentangling the effect of religiosity on philanthropy. ARNOVA. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Haski-Leventhal, D. (2008). One of a kind: Episodical and long-term volunteering in Ronald McDonald Houses. ARNOVA. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Haski-Leventhal, D. (2008). Vocational choice and voluntary action among students. ISTR Conference. Barcelona, Spain.
  • Haski-Leventhal, D. (2008). The third party model: Enhancing volunteering through governments. ARNOVA. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Haski-Leventhal, D. (2008). The volunteer stages and transition model: organisational socialisation of volunteers. School of Business, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
  • Haski-Leventhal, D. (2007). Youth volunteering for youth: Motivation, rewards and group affiliation of adolescent volunteers. ARNOVA. Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Haski-Leventhal, D. (2007). Why do heroes volunteer? Firefighters go beyond their duties for their community. ARNOVA. Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Haski-Leventhal, D. (2007). Students' volunteering and attitudes: a cross-national survey. ARNOVA. Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Haski-Leventhal, D. (2006). Volunteering for the Long-Haul. ARNOVA. Chicago, Illinois.
  • Haski-Leventhal, D. (2005). Learning to Volunteer: Organisational Socialization of Volunteers. ARNOVA. Washington, District of Columbia.
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