Department of Management, Society and Communication

What's happening at MSC:

Brown bag seminar on CSR


The VELUX Endowed Chair in Corporate Sustainability at MSC is organising a seminar with Professor Kanji Tanimoto from Waseda University on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 13:00 to 14:30. The title of the seminar is ‘Do multi-stakeholder initiatives make for better CSR?’


Registration for the seminar: Please register by sending a mail to Annie Saugstrup, by 21 February.


Read more about the seminar on the event page.


Kanji Tanimoto





The secretariat of the new CBS BiS Platforms to be hosted by MSC


MSC has been selected to host the joint secretariat for CBS’ three new Business-in-Society Platforms, which have come into existence on 1 January 2018.


It is anticipated that a joint secretariat will enable synergy and collaboration between the three platforms and provide a robust and dynamic support infrastructure for the many activities planned and envisaged. It will be staffed by two full-time administrative officers.

MSC contributes with members to all three platforms and with academic co-directorship to two of them:

  • Difference & Diversity is headed jointly by Associate Professors Dorte Lønsmann (MSC) and Sara Louise Muhr (IOA), and has members from MSC, IOA, INT, MPP, DBP, OM and ECON.
    “The platform aims to consolidate, advance and disseminate research on diversity and difference in order to make CBS a central hub for international diversity and difference research”.

  • Transformations: Technology, Data and Knowledge in the Digital Age is headed jointly by Professors (MSO) Mikkel Flyverbom (MSC) and Ionna Constantiou (DIGIT). Members come from MSC, DIGI, DBP, ECON, IOA and INO (and more are likely to be involved).
    The platform focuses on the implications of digital and other technological developments for economic and societal transformations. Read the full description of the Transformations platform”.
  • The third platform, Inequality, is headed by Associate Professors Mogens Kamp Justesen (DBP) and Birthe larsen (ECON). Members come from DBP, ECON, INT and MSC.
    “The platform
    addresses the causes and consequences of inequality at a Danish, European, and global level in dimensions relating to companies, economics, and politics”.


Moreover, MSC also has a significant stake in two of the tree research areas that have been granted seed money to further develop their initial proposal for BiS Platform status, i.e.


  • Circular Economy led by Associate Professor Steen Vallentin (MPP) and Associate Professor Jesper Clement (MARKTG) with involvement from several other departments at CBS.
  • CBS Africa initiative led by Associate Professor Søren Jeppesen (MSC) and with involvement from several other departments at CBS.


Read the full description of the new platforms under CBS News.


Introducing MSC:

The Department of Management, Society and Communication


The department came into existence on 1 January 2017 as a result of the merger of the Department of Intercultural Communication and Management and the Department of International Business Communication. Read more about MSC's profile here.


MSC moved into its new premises in Dalgas Have in August 2017. As CBS' largest department, it occupies most of the second floor of the building.

Dalgas Have

MSC is home to a number of Centres and research initiatives:

Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (cbsCSR)
Centre for Business and Development Studies (CBDS)
CBS World Class Research Environment ‘Governing Responsible Business’ (GRB)
VELUX Endowed Chair in Corporate Sustainability
The BHRight Initiative - teaching and research on Business and Human Rights
CogLab - MSC’s facility for experimental research

MSC also houses the CBS Office of Responsible Management Education (PRME). The office aims to ensure that the UN principles for responsible management education are an integral part of CBS core activities both in research and education. PRME shares its facilities at MSC with oikos Copenhagen, the Danish chapter of an international non-profit student-driven organization on sustainable economics and management, and Transparency International, an organisation working to prevent corruption.

Furthermore, together with the Department of Business and Politics (DBP) and the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy (MPP), MSC provides the organizational basis for CBS Sustainability, an initiative which facilitates research and educational activities related to sustainability issues within and outside CBS.

For further information about MSC
Please contact the MSC Head of Department, Dorte Salskov-Iversen or the MSC Head of Secretariat, Annika Dilling.


MSC in the Danish media:

A few recent MSC appearances in the Danish media (many more references can be found in the left-hand menu under 'In the Media'):

Lektor: Valgresultat er et nederlag for Rajoy
Interview with Associate Professor Carsten Humlebæk about the election in Catalonia., 22 December 2017.
Fire it-giganter tager monopol på verdens data
Professor (MSO) Mikkel Flyverbom is interviewed about the influence of IT companies on the distribution of news. Ingeniøren, 22 December 2017.
Brexit: Gennembrud betyder gennembrud – eller gør det?
Associate Professor Ole Helmersen is interviewed about the Brexit negotiations. Den, 16 December 2017.


The page was last edited by: Department of Management, Society and Communication // 02/21/2018


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