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

David Boje returns as Velux Visiting Professor in May

David Boje at IBC

Last year IBC was granted a Velux Visiting Professorship for Professor David Boje, Wells Fargo Professor, Distinguished University Professor, and Bill Daniels Ethics Fellow in the Management Department at New Mexico State University, USA. David Boje is back now for the second part of his visiting professorship (in May-June) to share his insights in the areas of narrative, storytelling, postmodern theory & critical ethics of answerability with researchers at IBC and CBS.

During his visit, David Boje will participate in a number of activities which will be advertised on this page. They include co-teaching at the PhD course on Narrative Approaches mentioned below, an open seminar with Yiannis Gabriel and Barbara Czarniawska on 17 May, and a dialogue event with Peter Bastian on 3 June.

New PhD course: Narrative Approaches for Organizational and Communication Research - 17 - 20 May 2016 
Within the PhD school, LIMAC, IBC researcher, Assistant Professor Anna Linda Musacchio Adorisio, and Professor Anne Marie Søderberg from the Department of Intercultural Communication and Management, offer the PhD course Narrative Approaches for Organizational and Communication Research on 17 - 20 May. Visiting Professor David Boje will also be giving lectures at the course, as will Professor Yiannis Gabriel from Bath University and Barbara Czarniawska from Gothenburg University. The course receives financial support from the Nordic Academy of Management. Read more about programme and registration on the course website.
Focus on storytelling
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, Assistant Professor Anna Linda Musacchio Adorisio and PhD fellow Anders Kryger, both from IBC, talk about their research in the article Why stories matter - also in business, which can be accessed on CBS News.
Dialogue with business and academia about navigating contexts of culture and language

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 on 12 November 2015 about the importance of understanding mindset, language and cultural context in order to ensure success in global business. Read more about the conference on the event page. Meetings across mindsets

Upcoming events at IBC

Panel discussion about narrativ research organized by IBC and ICM - 17 May
Panel discussion organized by IBC and ICM with Professor David Boje,Velux Visiting Professor at IBC, Professor Barbara Czarniawska and Professor Yiannis Gabriel about narrative approaches to organizational and communication research. Read more on the event page.
Den levende kroppen - 27. maj 2016
Book launch of the cross-disciplinary book Den levende kroppen, ed. Drude von der Fehr. The event is in Danish. Read more on the Danish event page.
Bastian & Boje - dialogue event 3 June
The dialogue event Bastian & Boje - a conversation about music and stories, moderated by Industrial PhD fellow Anders Kryger, is held on 3 June, 16.00 - 17.00 at IBC. Read more about the event and registration on the event page.
TKE conference 2016 - 22 - 24 June 2016
On 22 - 24 June, IBC is hosting the TKE 2016 - 12th International Conference on Terminology and Knowledge Engineering. Contact: Hanne Erdmann Thomsen, Read more on the conference  website.

If you would like to receive email notification about upcoming events at IBC, send an email to Merete Borch,

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 // 06/21/2016


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