Department of Management, Society and Communication
What's happening at MSC:
The new CBS Sustainability research centre
On 3 December, the MSC centre, cbsCSR, celebrated its relaunch as CBS Sustainability.
The new CBS Sustainability research centre focuses on sustainable practices and developments in organizations, markets and society.
It continues the activities of both cbsCSR and the former cross-disciplinary research unit, CBS Sustainability, which worked with various business-related areas of sustainability across CBS.
The launch event featured presentations by Professor Steen Vallentin from CBS Sustainability, Senior Advisor Henrik Schramm Rasmussen from the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI), and Professor Cass Sunstein from Harvard University. The programme was concluded by a presentation by the Sustainability Influencers about the SDGs from the perspective of the young generation. Read more about the programme and the new centre here.
The CBS Sustainability centre is located at Dalgas Have and is hosted by MSC. For further information about CBS Sustainability, please contact the Centre Manager, Louise Thomsen, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opportunities and challenges for Danish medium-sized exporters in Africa
Report on business opportunities in Africa
In 2016, the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) embarked on the project ”Africanisation: From Næstved to Nairobi”. Through intensive advice and network facilitation, the project would assist 14 Danish medium-sized companies in starting up and further developing export to East Africa. The Danish Industry Foundation (IF) supported the project financially.
The background for the project was previous DI analyses which indicated that Danish companies, and here especially medium-sized companies, were not exploiting the export potential of Africa to the extent of other similar countries. The project was explorative in the sense that various new export support methods were developed and implemented. An evaluation team from the Centre for Business and Development Studies at MSC followed the project to determine progress and extract learnings.
Subsequently, two CBDS researchers, Michael W.
Hansen and Henrik Gundelach, have authored the report Opportunities and challenges for Danish medium-sized exporters in Africa - Lessons learned from the DI Africanisation project 2016-18, with findings and recommendations from the project.
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: May går svær tid i møde om brexitaftale
Associate Professor Ole Helmersen comments on the Brexit situation. Finans, 15 November 2018
Unique field-based program in Uganda is a playground for students
Associate Professor Thilde Langevang is interviewed about the field course 'Entrepreneurship and Private Sector Development in Uganda'. CBS Wire, 13 November 2018.
Marketingbureauer driver pseudo-prisportaler i samarbejde med Google
Interview with Professor Mikkel Flyverbom about Google's new CSS partnerships. Version2, 29 October 2018.
'Macquaries sengepartnere er vågnet op til en ny virkelighed'
Interview with Professor Steen Valentin about the consortium behind the Danish company, TDC. Dr.dk, 19 October 2018.
Kronik: Ansvarlig ledelse - hvad har vi egentlig lært?
Article by Professor Steen Valentin about responsible management. Børsen, 12 October 2018.
CBS creates ethical guidelines for future partnerships
Professors Andreas Rasche and Peter Lund Thomsen comment on the ethical principles for partnerships. CBS Wire, 4 October 2018.
Farvet gadelys kan vise os, hvornår vores strøm er klimavenlig
Professor Lucia Reisch is interviewed about nudging in connection with consumer behaviour. Videnskab.dk, 2 October 2018.
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 one of CBS' largest department, it occupies most of the second floor of the building.
MSC is home to a number of Centres and research initiatives:
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
The CBS Africa Initiative
CogLab - MSC’s facility for experimental research
BiS Platform secretariat
MSC hosts the joint secretariat for CBS’ three new Business-in-Society Platforms, which came into existence on 1 January 2018:
Difference & Diversity
Transformations: Technology, Data and Knowledge in the Digital Age
MSC contributes with members to all three platforms and with academic co-directorship to two of them (Difference & Diversity and Transformations).
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.