Department of International Business Communication

Through dialogue with the business community, IBC contributes to the development of humanities-based research and teaching which equip students with business-relevant competences.


About IBC

Department of International Business Communication (IBC) is dedicated to research and education within the professional communication of businesses and the language, culture and communication technology challenges faced by international private and public businesses and organisations.
IBC collaborates with organizations, businesses and partners in education with a view to identifying and shedding light on current challenges through the department’s research. Moreover, IBC conducts research in education and didactics in collaboration with national institutions of research and education.

What happens at IBC

Storytelling in Organizational Communication

David Boje at IBC






Boye, Czarniawska, Gabriel






David Boje and Peter Bastian






David Boje, Regents Professor at New Mexico State University, USA, has visited IBC for the second and last period of his Velux Visiting Professorship. During his visit he acted as a catalyst for activities focusing on narrative approaches to organizational and communication research.

Thus he participated as guest lecturer in the PhD course Narrative Approaches for Organizational and Communication Research, organized by Associate Professor Anna Linda Musacchio Adorisio from IBC and Professor Anne Marie Søderberg from the Department of Intercultural Communication and Management on 17 – 20 May. Professors Yiannis Gabriel from Bath University and Barbara Czarniawska from Gothenburg University also participated as guest lecturers in the course, which received financial support from the Nordic Academy of Management. Read more about the course on the course webpage.

In conjunction with the course a seminar was held on 17 May with the three guests, Barbara Czarniawska, Yiannis Gabriel and David Boje, where they discussed their research with each other and the audience. Read about the themes that were discussed at the seminar on the event page. On 3 June David Boje participated in a dialogue event with musician Peter Bastian about music and storytelling. A video recording of the event can be seen here.

However, the IBC focus on storytelling this spring began even before David Boje’s arrival: already on 2 March, IBC together with CBS Alumni hosted the event Communicating through storytelling - the power of using stories in organizations for CBS/IBC alumni with an interest in organizational communication.

The two speakers at the event, Associate Professor Anna Linda Musacchio Adorisio and Industrial PhD Fellow Anders Kryger, both IBC, tell about their research in the article Why stories matter - also in business, which can be seen on CBS nyheder.

Dialogue with business and academia about navigating contexts of culture and language

In the autumn of 2015 IBC hosted two major events about the significance of language and culture for businesses and organizations operating in a global context.

Meetings across mindsets: Together with the Department of Intercultural Communication and Management and the Department of International Economics and Management, IBC organized a one-day conference about the importance of mindset, language and cultural context for success on the global business stage. Read more on the  event page, where it is also possible to see a video recording of several of the papers.

The role of language in international organisations: Earlier in the autumn the Department also hosted a seminar focusing on the challenges and resources connected with language diversity in international organisations. See the programme on the event page.

Meetings across mindsets








Upcoming events at IBC

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IBC in the news

IBC researchers regularly appear in the Danish media for interviews about issues related to IBC research. A sample of news cuttings can be found on the Danish version of this page.
The page was last edited by: Department of International Business Communication // 07/11/2016


Department of International Business Communication
Copenhagen Business School
Dalgas Have 15
DK-2000 Frederiksberg
Telephone: +45 3815 3064