ARC (Asia Research Community)
Asia Research Community (ARC) is a specialized research initiative within EGB engaged in high-quality research and teaching in the field of Asian studies. The role of ARC is to foster Asia-related research, teaching, and outreach activities, to the benefit of EGB and our academic partners, as well as other stakeholders outside academia. The research undertaken at ARC is often multi-disciplinary and often based on a comparative perspective, but focuses mainly on issues of relevance for business and economic development.
ARC aims to identify and study the distinctive features of the economies in the four geographic priority areas China, South Asia, Japan/Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia. The purpose is to understand how these special features influence the development of Asian economies, business sectors, and societies and, directly or indirectly, Europe’s economic and social development. We put particular emphasis on issues related to government-business relations, internationalization, and cross-cultural management.
Business in Society – Inequality Platform
The Inequality Platform addresses the causes and consequences of inequality. In a globalised world, this requires that inequality is treated as a phenomenon occurring at different, related levels. The Platform therefore addresses inequality from a Danish, European, and global level. Inequality has multiple and closely linked dimensions, relating to firms (e.g., wages, working conditions, and employment), economics (e.g., labour markets, health care systems, and migration), and politics (e.g. EU regulations and redistributive politics).
Tackling these issues is not only an ambitious endeavour, it also requires an interdisciplinary perspective on inequality. The Inequality Platform therefore brings together researchers from five CBS departments – EGB, ECON, MSC, IOA, and ACC. At EGB, the Inequality Platform engages a number of people working on how inequality relates to international business, government policy and politics, labour markets, redistribution, and issues of economic development. The Platform contributes to place issues of inequality high on the research and teaching agenda within EGB and across CBS departments. The Platform also involves a variety of stakeholders from the worlds of business, government, and international organisations.
The platform programme runs from 2018-2023.
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Global Strategic Responsiveness (GSR)
Global Strategic Responsiveness (GSR) is an EGB research initiative that wants to catalyze useful answers to the challenges of our time that require proper responses from multinational corporations as well as international policy makers thereby drawing on the core knowledge areas within the Department.
The global business context confronts looming natural and man-made disasters, political conflicts, and socio-economic changes that increase uncertainty and create abrupt extreme outcomes that may threaten economic and social order as we know it. Viable solutions require insights from international economics, government and business disciplines in collaborative efforts across CBS researchers and other partners.
These research efforts try to understand the complex multi-factor contexts that form extreme events as a basis for building more responsive and resilient organizations with decision structures, updated information processes, and governance approaches that can deal effectively with the challenges.
The Department of International Economics, Government & Business (EGB) is maintaining an activity platform on outward investment from emerging economies (OFDI). Launched in 2007, the platform comprises of research, publication projects, dissemination activities and a biennial conference series.
Several emerging economies are becoming large outward investors. The characteristics of these emerging flows along with the corporate strategies, government policies and institutional arrangements underpinning them are still weakly understood. How are outward investments impacting on flows of knowledge and technology between emerging and developed countries? What are the links between forms of ownership and internationalization? How are flows shaped by home country institutional settings? How is inward and outward internationalization linked at the firm level, e.g. through imports or linkages to foreign firms? How are sovereign wealth funds, which predominantly reside in emerging economies, coming to manage their ever-increasing funds with increasing activism? Several research projects are ongoing at EGB in these various domains. The conference series has spawned a large number of publications, including a collection of journal special issues. Contributions have also been made to popular and business press, conference contributions, etc.
Read more about the OFDI Platform here.
ReNEW (Reimagining Norden in an Evolving World)
ReNEW (Reimagining Norden in an Evolving World) is a network of excellence, financed for six years (2018-2024) by Nordforsk (42 million Danish kroner, of which 7 million for CBS), in order to develop path-breaking research about Nordic responses to global challenges, such as rising inequality and populism. It is these and other challenges that is the starting point for the research focus of ReNEW. The activities of ReNEW are annual conferences, workshops, mobility, summer-schools, Ph.d training, outreach activities, and high level publications.
The six ReNEW partner universities are Copenhagen Business School, University of Helsinki, University of Oslo, Södertörn University, Iceland University and Aarhus University. The ReNEW lead at CBS and leader of the public policy, gender equality and labour market cluster of ReNEW is Caroline de la Porte (firstname.lastname@example.org). The EGB ReNEW team also consists of:
Janine Leschke (email@example.com) (Member of the assessment committee for mobility grants and workshops)
Carolin Schütze (firstname.lastname@example.org) (Postdoc)
Zhen Im (email@example.com) (Postdoc)
Birgitte Pircher (firstname.lastname@example.org) (Postdoc)
Anders Weis Christiansen (email@example.com) (Administrative support)
Read more about ReNEW here
HUMAC (Private Sector Engagement in Humanitarian Action) HUMAC is a cross-departmental research project financed for four years (2020-2024) by Velux Fonden’s core-group program. The project aims to conduct fundamental research into the dynamics of private-sector engagement in the delivery of humanitarian assistance and support the development of a new research group at CBS around business and humanitarianism.
The HUMAC team will conduct four inter-dependent research projects that examine business-humanitarian collaboration in different crisis contexts. These range from collaboration around local responses to the COVID-19 pandemic to the development and promotion of global partnerships and platforms for humanitarian relief. The team relies on longitudinal, qualitative research techniques to uncover and trace the dynamics of business-humanitarian collaboration in these different contexts and examine how the organizations involved make collaboration work.
As part of the project, the team will organize several seminars and academic workshops to bring together academic expertise around cross-sector collaboration in humanitarian contexts. HUMAC will conclude with dissemination activities to provide practitioners and policymakers with evidence-based insights into the challenges and opportunities of business-humanitarian collaboration and how businesses and humanitarian organizations can work together effectively, ethically, and sustainably.
HUMAC combines expertise from the Department of International Economics, Government and Business (EGB) and the Department of Management, Society, and Communication (MSC).
Contact persons: Jasper Hotho and Verena Girschik
Read more about HUMAC here