For many of us the holidays are the time where we finally have time to read books. For that reason, CBS Alumni has asked three CBS scholars to recommend reading material for Christmas. Take a look at what Dean of Research Søren Hvidkjær, Associate Professor and Inequality (BiS) platform Academic Director Birthe Larsen and Professor of Strategy and Innovation Louise Mors recommend.
CBS has established three new Business in Society research platforms addressing the major societal challenges ‘Inequality’, ‘Diversity and Difference’ and ‘Digital Transformations’. The aim is to produce qualified knowledge in the three research areas to fuel the highly topical discussions and decisions needed in our ever changing society. The three platforms will be launched jointly at an event on Monday 12 November, with EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager as the keynote speaker. Alumni are more than welcome to attend.
The Collective Intelligence Unit at CBS studies an area it sees as nationally and globally ripe with potential that the business community is just beginning to take notice and see the potential of. The research unit, which focuses on topics such as collective intelligence and the wisdom of crowds with strong research ties to computer-human interaction, has quickly taken on a central role among top global researchers and policymakers in the field of science and technology.
CRO Mia Negru is an MSc in International Business and Politics from 2016 and co-founder along with her sister of 2030 Builders, a start-up helping companies make money, save money and create impact while realizing the United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals by 2030. The 35-year-old Romanian came to Denmark after failing with a company in Romania during the financial crisis and decided to add a business degree to her two Romanian bachelor degrees – one in Law and one in International Relations and European Studies – and her postgraduate diploma in International Law in order to get building a business right.
Digitalisation has become so all pervasive that it must be brought into the core of just about every study programme as well as all companies, focusing on capabilities rather than competencies. This was just one of many take-aways from the Business Connect event in Porcelænshaven on Wednesday 10 October.
It is said that there will never be a more monumental digital transformation than the one taking place today. CBS will be taking a closer look at this issue at the next CBS Business Connect event on 10 October 2018. We have talked with two of the panellists, a researcher and a tech investor, to illustrate the breadth of the views and observations that will be presented.
In the space of just a decade, Marc Skriver-Bayer went from office trainee to being PA for the CEO of Q8. Immediately after handing in his Graduate Diploma thesis, he was asked to become Chief Controller for OK-Q8 in Sweden with managerial responsibility for the controller team. In April, he was named one of the top talents on Berlingske Business’ Talent 100 List.
Efficiency cannot be an end in itself, but it can be a means to an end. And the goal must be rooted in how organisations create value in society, says CBS Professor Anne Reff Pedersen, director of the Master of Public Governance (MPG) programme. The topic of this year's MPG conference on Tuesday 25 September at the Danish National Museum is public value creation and the opportunities that lie in the concept of public value as a new management approach.
There were happy reunions with former fellow students. There was speed networking with new acquaintances. There was razor-sharp professionalism in terms of insight with this year’s Distinguished Alumna Lise Kingo's thoughts on being a 'change agent' and not least academic presentations on some of the most topical subjects that CBS’ best researchers have to offer. Here are some of the experiences you might have missed. (Photos: Bjarke MacCarthy)