PhD defence: Majbritt Greve

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Majbritt Greve has submitted her thesis entitled: Maersk's role in economic development: A study of shipping and logistics foreign direct investment in global trade

Onsdag, 11 maj, 2022 - 13:00 to 15:00

Majbritt Greve

The PhD is about the world’s largest container shipping company, Maersk, and its role in developing country trade and economic development. Despite being a key industry for trade, we know very little about how shipping and logistics foreign direct investment promote or hinder developing country trade. Exemplified by a study of Maersk, the objective of this thesis is to contribute to a better understanding of how the introduction of advanced shipping and logistics services by a foreign investor occurs and the potential effects on developing country export performance.

Primary Supervisor:
Associate Professor Michael Wendelboe Hansen
Department of Management, Society and Communication
Copenhagen Business School

Secondary Supervisors:
Professor Ari Kokko
Department of International Economics, Government and Business
Copenhagen Business School

Associate Professor Henrik Sornn Friese
Department of Strategy and Innovation
Copenhagen Business School

Assessment Committee:
Associate Professor Peter Ørberg Jensen (Chair)
Strategy and Innovation
Copenhagen Business School

Professor Dong Wook Song
Shipping Management and Logistics & Acting Head of Port Management
World Maritime University

Research Associate Jane Lister
Operations and Logistics
UBC Sauder School of Business

The thesis will be available from

The CBS PhD School will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence in Faculty Club (ground floor).

Organised by CBS PhD School
Date 11 May 2022
Time 13:00 - 15:00
Location Copenhagen Business School
Dalgas Have
2000 Frederiksberg
Room: DH.Ø.0.89 (ground floor)

It will also be possible to attend the defence via Microsoft Teams at the following link

*Please note in connection with the online defence that the microphone and camera of all spectators must be turned off!


Sidst opdateret: Sekretariat for Ledelse og Kommunikation // 11/07/2023