Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

About MPP

MPP is one of the largest research departments at CBS with approximately 120 faculty members, 9 professional staff members, and a fluctuating number of research and student assistants. We are located at Porcelænshaven 18B, Frederiksberg.

MPP staff 2016

The department - in Danish known as Institut for Ledelse, Politik og Filosofi (LPF) - was formed in 1995 with the objective to undertake research and teaching in the management area understood in a broad sense (Management and Leadership). MPP has been characterised by its focus on problems surrounding management that can be observed in the boundary regions between business, politics, history and philosophy.

The Department in its present form is the result of a merger between MPP, CBS Law, the Civil Society group from DBP, and the Center for Leisure and Cultural Services, which took effect 1 July 2018.

Mission, vision, identity
MPP is a core part of CBS, and its largest and most diverse Department, dedicated to critical and cutting-edge research in the humanities and social sciences with a focus on the study of the human in society. We place ourselves in the European traditions of the Kulturwissenschaften (cultural sciences) and les sciences humaines (the human sciences). Our fields of study and backgrounds are diverse. They are from within disciplines, between disciplines and across disciplines but maintain this central concern with the conditions of humans as individuals and collectives, and with the forms of social and economic organization and juridical-political regulation. While closely collaborating with many of our sister Departments, MPP is distinguished by the diversity of the perspectives and approaches we offer and our desire to mobilize the most advanced state of theoretically-informed knowledge in humanities and social sciences. We are concerned to use our backgrounds to rethink the fundamentals of business school education and to establish the basis of lifelong learning in business and social organizations. We critically ground our strategy in the wider CBS strategy by taking a problematizing and self-reflexive approach to the transformations of society, of business, and of the human subject.

Our collective strategy is an umbrella under which our five research groups, CBS LAW, Business History, Management and Entrepreneurship, Management Philosophy, and Public and Political Management, can both exercise a relative autonomy and benefit from collaboration and cross-fertilization.


PDF iconMPP revised strategy 2016-2017 short version.

PDF iconMPP Journal list

Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy
Copenhagen Business School
Porcelænshaven 18B
DK-2000 Frederiksberg

Phone: +45 3815 3630
EAN: 5798009814821


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