Centre for Business History

The Centre for Business History was established in 1999 with the objective to strengthen the historical dimension in CBS research and teaching. Today, it consists of 14 people (nine permanent contract, two PhDs, three Assistant Prof. and PostDocs) that share a keen interest in the way history contributes to a better understanding of society and business. As historians at a business university, we focus on business in society. We do this in the broadest possible sense and with an ideal of openness with respect to theoretical approaches and topics. The Centre is an integrated part of CBS of its research and teaching infrastructure, and, by its international peers, the Centre is regarded as an experimenting and creative major research environment.


 History Lessons for Managers Coping With Impact of COVID-19

The Scientific Committee received forty-one papers. These papers were first reviewed by a sub-committee of the Scientific Committee to determine which were suitable for publication online. We have decided to publish just six of the papers that were submitted to the competition (see table below). The papers we decided not to publish included some excellent studies that developed our understanding of political decisions but did not speak to the challenges now facing managers of firms.
Some of the Members of a separate sub-committee then ranked essays for the purposes of allocating the two prizes.


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Center for Business History
Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy, CBS
Porcelænshaven 18A
DK-2000 Frederiksberg
Telephone: (+45) 3815 3630
Director of the centre: Mads Mordhorst