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MSC at the Academy of Management and other summer conferences

AoM meeting

14 MSC researchers participated in the 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management: Understanding the Inclusive Organization, held in Boston on 9 – 13 August. The MSC participants held workshops and symposia, gave presentations, acted as panelists – and won awards!


MSC members in Academy of Management award-winning team

Thus, MSC Professors Jeremy Moon and Mette Morsing, both from the CBS Sustainability centre, were in a team that won the Best Symposium Award of the ‘Management Education & Development’ Division of the Academy of Management, Boston, 2019.

The symposium, Fit or friction: The role of sustainability centres in integrating sustainable business education, was framed around research that Jeremy Moon had initiated using a survey of, and interviews with, directors of Sustainability Centres around the world.  The research led to a paper in the Journal of Business Ethics* which it turn motivated the Symposium.


The winning team consisted of the authors of the JBE paper who organized the panel and four centre directors (including Jeremy Moon & Mette Morsing) who discussed their experiences of ‘fit’ and ‘friction’ over a period of nearly 20 years.  Key themes included: the benefits of inclusive approaches to colleagues, the ways in which centres can support Schools, and the positive developments in School attitudes to sustainability agendas.

Award winning team with MED division officers.

The team in the photo (between the officers of the Management Education & Development Division, Paul Hibbert (St Andrews) and Sabine Hoidn (St Gallen)) are (from left to right):


Vasanthi Srinivasan, Centre for Corporate Governance & Citizenship, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore; Jeremy Moon (formerly International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility, Nottingham University Business School), CBS Sustainability Centre, Copenhagen Business School; Sareh Pouryousefi, Nottingham University Business School, University of Nottingham; Rieneke Slager, University of Groningen; Mette Morsing, (formerly CBS CSR Centre), Mistra Centre for Sustainable Markets, Stockholm School of Economics, and CBS Sustainability Centre, Copenhagen Business School.


Missing: Andy Hoffman, Erb Institute & Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan; Ethan D Schoolman, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.


*Slager, R., Pouryousefi, S., Moon, J., Schoolman E.D. 2018. Sustainability Centres and Fit: How Centres Work to Integrate Sustainability Within Business Schools, Journal of Business Ethics:

    Charles Tackney


Chair of the MSR Interest Group and winner of Reviewer Award

Also at the AoM meeting, MSC Associate Professor Charles Tackney became Chair of the Management, Spirituality, and Religion (MSR) Interest Group for the year 2019-2020, having been elected three years ago to the five-year leadership track of the Interest Group. MSR is a growing Interest Group in the Academy with over 600 members.


Charles Tackney presented a paper on theology of the workplace, featuring the criterion-predictor empirical modelling approach he is currently working on, and he also received one of the Outstanding Reviewer Awards of the MSR Interest Group.


During the summer period, MSC researchers participated in many other conferences, such as the Academy of International Business 2019 Annual Meeting, held at CBS on 25-27 June, where Industrial PhD Fellow Anna Kirkebæk Gosovic was one of  27 winners of the 2019 Best Reviewer Award (out of 1387 reviewers).


Many MSC researchers also participated in the 35th EGOS Colloquium, ‘Enlightening the Future: The Challenge for Organizations’, at the University of Edinburgh Business School on 4-6 July.

Major research recognition for MSC PhD graduate

Anders Kryger

Dr Anders Kryger, who gained his PhD degree from MSC in September 2018, has received two awards for his research:


Doctoral research award

His doctoral dissertation, “Aligning future employee action and corporate strategy in a resource-scarce environment”, has won a ‘Highly Commended Award’ in the 2018 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards (ODRA) in the Management and Governance category, selected by the editorial team of the journal Management Decision. ODRA is a joint doctoral research award co-run by Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, publisher of international business and management journals, and EFMD, an international not-for-profit membership  organisation with members from academia, business, public sector and consultancy (read more

on the EFMD website).


Emerald Literati award

At the same time, Anders Kryger’s article, “Iterative prototyping of strategy implementation workshop design”, published in the Journal of Strategy and Management (vol. 11 no. 2), has been selected by the editorial team of the journal as a ‘Highly Commended paper’ in the 2019 Emerald Literati Awards. The ‘Awards for Excellence’ are awarded by Emerald Publishing in order to ‘celebrate and reward the outstanding contributions of authors and reviewers to scholarly research’. The authors’ awards of excellence fall into two categories, Outstanding and Highly Commended (read more on Emerald’s website).


Research focus

Anders Kryger, who was an Industrial PhD fellow at MSC (supervised by Associate Professor Maribel Blasco) and at MAN Energy Solutions, in his PhD research studied the complexities involved in the alignment of planned actions and strategic reorientation in organizational contexts. In his recent article, Anders Kryger in particular focused on demonstrating how a strategy implementation workshop design can be developed and tested while minimizing the time spent on developing the design.


Read more about Anders Kryger’s PhD dissertation here. For further information, please contact Anders Kryger at

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'):





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Lektor: Bulderbassen Boris er sat skakmat af parlamentet

Associate Professor Ole Helmersen comments on the British political situation, Jyllandsposten, 10 September 2019.

See other interviews with and comments by Ole Helmersen on Brexit:
Ole Helmersen talks about Boris Johnson's wish to have an election, DR P1 Morgen, 5 September 2019.
Lektor: Mistillidsvotum er eneste vej ud af Johnsons kløer, Jyllandsposten, 29 August 2019.
Ole Helmersen talks about the prorogation of Parliament on the radio, DR P1 Morgen, 29 August 2019
Boris Johnson optrapper brexit-krig: 'Virkelig hård kost', BT, 15 August 2019.
Lektor om britisk regering: En omfattende ommøblering,, 25 July 2019.
'Lektor: Jeg tvivler stærkt på succes for Boris Johnson', Jyllandsposten, 21 June 2019.
'Storbritannien skal have ny premierminister: Her er fire topkandidater., 11 June 2019.

Digital overvågning: Selv om man er paranoid, kan man godt være forfulgt

Professor MSO Mikkel Flyverbom discusses digital suveillance, Politiken, 23 August 2019.

Other articles about technology with contributions from Mikkel Flyverbom:
'Overvågningskapitalisternes mål er at kontrollere vores adfærd', Information, 9 April 2019
'Techtopia #94: Kan AI påvirke medier og demokrati?' Ingeniøren 4 March, 2019.
'Vi begraver fornuften i ord som disruption og algoritmer', Politiken 23 Februar, 2019.
'Markedet er ikke klar: sådan undgår vores virksomheder at forhaste sig på det teknologiske felt', Finans, 5 February 2019.
'Taberne: Værdier kan blive dyre', Politiken 14 January, 2019.
'Skal samfundets digitale rygrad være 'Made in China'?', Politiken 14 January, 2019.

as well as a list of earlier articles in Politiken by Mikkel Flyverbom.


Venezuelas pressede leder: 'Vi har slået kupforsøget ned'

External lecturer Carlos Salas is interviewed about the situation in Venezuela,, 1 May 2019.

Read also:
'Lektor: De næste timer i Venezuela er helt afgørende', Jyllandsposten, 30 April 2019.
'Lektor: USA har enestående mulighed for at presse Maduro', Jyllandsposten 25 February, 2019.
'Ekspert forventer ikke mytteri i Venezuela: Militæret er dybt fedtet ind i Maduro', 20 February, 2019.
'Lektor:Maduro kan snart være fortid i Venezuela', B.T. 24 January, 2019.

See also the overview, 'Forstå de mulige scenarier for Venezuelas fremtid på få minutter', 31 January, 2019.

Grønne løfter, beskidte aftryk
Professor Stefano Ponte is interviewed about the commodification of environmental issues and the significance of global value chains for understanding these processes, Weekendavisen 22 March, 2019 (subscription).

Read more in Stefano Ponte's book Business, Power and Sustainability in a World of Global Value Chains, due to be published later this year by Zed books.

Danske topledere presses til øget fokus på bæredygtighed

Professor Andreas Rasche is interviewed about the increasing business focus on sustainability, Finans 3 March, 2019.
Read also: 'Bæredygtighedens mange dilemmaer', Finans 6 March, 2019.


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 about MSC's research 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.

Dalgas Have

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

CBS Sustainability
Centre for Business and Development Studies (CBDS)
CBS World Class Research Environment ‘Governing Responsible Business’ (GRB)
VELUX Endowed Chair in Corporate Sustainability
The BHRights Initiative - teaching and research on Business and Human Rights
The CBS Africa Initiative
The Sustainable Urbanisation Team
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).

PRME office
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.


Further information about MSC

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

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