Department of Business and Politics

About the Department

Department of Business and Politics (DBP) were established by 1st of January 2011 by turning the International Center for Business and Politics (CBP) into a department.


About the Department

View the core faculty of the Department and the 17 scholars from Europe, North America, Asia and Australia who are affiliated with the Department as visiting professors to maintain a constant dialogue with leading international researchers.
The Department is permanent host to more than ten PhD students. A list of publications can be found in the left column or under the individual researchers. Contributions to press articles are listed daily in Danish.


I am very proud to be Head of Department of the Department of Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School. The Department excels in research and teaching in areas pertaining to business and politics. This short updated strategy for the 2016-2017 period reflects this excellence and paves the way for the future. 

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The History

The Department of Business and Politics (DBP) started in October 2004 after a decision by the Board of Copenhagen Business School (CBS) to develop competences in the area between business and politics and to widen and internationalise the School’s profile.
The DBP was founded mainly for research, but it has also contributed to educational programmes at bachelor’s, master’s, PhD and executive levels. From the beginning, the core objectives were to produce new knowledge of the advanced capitalist economies in a close relationship with the leading research communities worldwide and in dialogue with practitioners (businesses, government institutions and politicians) and other stakeholders.

Prior to the establishment, the central profile and strategy were developed over a couple of years by Professor Ove K. Pedersen of CBS in collaboration with Professor John L. Campbell, Dartmouth College, USA, Professor John A. Hall, McGill University, Canada, and others.

The DBP’s founder, Professor Ove K. Pedersen, became the first director of the centre from 2004 to 2007, assisted by Professor Lars Bo Kaspersen as deputy director. Professor Kaspersen was appointed director from 2008-2010, and on 1 January 2011 became the first head of the Department of Business and Politics.

The page was last edited by: Communications // 06/28/2016