The board of directors and a company’s past play a significant role if a company is looking to make a financial turnaround, concludes CBS business historian Martin Jes-Iversen in his new book, Turnaround. He had the unique opportunity to watch from the machine room of a 145-year-old hearing aid and headset company as it managed to come unscathed through a major crisis.
On 19 November 2014, CBS gave notice of likely large-scale redundancies. However, a large number of staff members have chosen to enter into agreements on voluntary redundancy. This means that CBS will avoid having to make remaining staff members redundant.
For the first time CBS is hosting two information events specifically for international applicants considering a bachelor's or master's programme at CBS. The events will give the participants an insight into life at CBS and information about living and studying in Denmark.
The Danish-Chinese university cooperation is well under way in Beijing and a CBS researcher is now taking up the position as head of the social science area at Sino Danish Center for Research and Education.
Disguised advertising on private blogs. Spam on Facebook. Marketing on new media is certainly popular, but it is difficult for companies to recognise what is allowed and what is not. A new committee under the Ministry of Business and Growth will revise the Marketing Practices Act and Torben Hansen, Professor of consumer behaviour at CBS, is appointed to participate on the committee as an expert.
How are the Danish management programmes doing and what kind of managers have they produced? These and other questions will be debated at an event in January, which is also a busy month for communication students competing in a 24-hour international case competition.
In this month’s column from the Senior Management, Jan Molin, Dean of Education writes about the first of a series of paradoxes he will be describing in his columns this year. This month’s column is on the paradox “control is a precondition for trust” and the importance of abandoning the illusion of control.