Chicago alumni event

Are you an alum living in the US, then connect with Copenhagen Business School (CBS) on Monday 13 August 2018, when we invite all former students from CBS to join us for an evening of networking, inspirational talks by some of our top professors followed by a reception at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Chicago, USA.

 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 18:00 to 22:00

CBS Alumni Event in Chicago
This photo was taken at the previous alumni event 'Talent 100 Conference 2018' held at CBS (Photo: Bjarke MacCarthy).

Meet CBS and your fellow alumni in Chicago, USA

CBS is inviting all former students and alumni from CBS to our alumni event in Chicago on Monday 13 August 2018 at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Get to know your fellow alumni and gain insight into some of CBS' most recent research, where we are met by two of CBS' key professors.

 

Programme

Venue from 6pm to 8pm: Hyatt Regency Chicago (room: Michigan 3), 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601, USA

18:15 Arrival, registration and refreshments

18:30 Welcome by CBS President, Per Holten-Andersen

18:45 'Strategy and identity – integrating the past and the future?’ by alumna and CBS Professor, Majken Shultz

19:15 ‘Strategic management - external knowledge use and the drivers of innovation speed’ by CBS Professor, Keld Laursen

19:45 We walk together (approx. 8-10 minutes) to the official CBS reception at the Chicago Cultural Center

Venue from 8pm to 10pm: Chicago Cultural Center (room: Preston Bradley Hall), 78 E Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602, USA

20:00 CBS reception at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Drinks and networking with fellow alumni, collaboration partners as well as CBS scholars and senior management from CBS

22:00 Thank you for attending tonight's alumni event

 

'Strategy and identity – integrating the past and the future?'

Talk by alumna and CBS Professor Majken Schultz

Get behind the scenes of the research that CBS alumna and Professor Majken Schultz is involved with at this year's Academy of Management. Gain insight into how organizations define their time horizons, whether they point towards the past or the future, and how that influence their way of operating. Based on a study on the interplay between strategy and identity over 17 years in Carlsberg, learn why it often is easier for managers to create commitment among employees to a distant past than to a near future. For this talk, learn also how we know if our perceived past is 'authentic' and whether it matters.

 

'Strategic management - external knowledge use and the drivers of innovation speed'

Talk by CBS Professor Keld Laursen

How quickly does your organisation make use of external knowledge and apply it for innovation? Get behind the scenes, when Professor Keld Laursen presents his most recent study on the organisational determinants of firm’s abilities to transform external knowledge quickly into own knowledge production. Based on a study on 113 global pharmaceutical firms, Keld Laursen will outline the drivers of innovation speed, by which firms can rapidly assimilate and apply external knowledge in the context of technological innovation.

 

About the Professors

Keld Laursen is Professor of Economics and Management of Innovation at CBS. He is also DNV-GL Professor II at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Keld Laursen’s current research focuses on open and distributed innovation processes as well as on organizational practices and innovation outcomes. He is the 2017/2018 Past Chair of the Technology and Innovation Management Division of the Academy of Management (with more than 3000 members). His research has been published in Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science and Research Policy, among others.

View list of peer-reviewed articles and selected publications by Professor Keld Laursen

 

Majken Schultz is alumna and Professor of Management and Organization Studies at CBS. She is also an International Research Fellow at the Centre for Corporate Reputation at Oxford University, Saïd Business School and member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters. Majken’s research focuses on managerial and organizational issues related to identity, culture and image, including the implications for corporate branding. Currently, she is working on developing a temporal perspective on organizations and the role of different time horizons. She holds various positions on several company boards, has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and co-written/edited more than a dozen books. At the beginning of 2018 she had almost 20.000 citations at Google Scholar.

View list of peer-reviewed articles and selected publications by Professor Majken Schultz

 

Event details

Date & time: Monday 13 August 2018 from 18:15 to 22:00
Venue from 6pm to 8pm: Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
Venue from 8pm to 10pm: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602, USA
Who can attend? CBS would love to see all former students from Copenhagen Business School - whether you hold a full degree or have attended an exchange programme or our international summer university programme.
Dress code: Business casual
Price: Free of charge


Registration

Registration for the event is closed. Please contact the Alumni team at alumni@cbs.dk to see if there is an available seat.

Who can attend? CBS would love to see all former students from Copenhagen Business School - whether you hold a full degree or have attended an exchange programme or our international summer university programme.

Please note that alumni with a full degree from CBS automatically become a member of CBS' official alumni network, CBS Alumni, when signing up for the event. It is free to register, and you can always cancel your registration.
Not sure if you qualify as an alum? Learn more about CBS Alumni and view CBS' definition of a CBS alum

Please email us at alumni@cbs.dk if you for any reason have to cancel your registration.

 

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