Department of Management, Society and Communication
What's happening at MSC:
Sapere Aude grant for MSC researcher
Associate Professor Julie Uldam has received a Sapere Aude grant for the project, ‘Imagining Digital Power and the Power of Digital Imagination in Business and Society Encounters’. The project examines the role of imagination about digital media for dialogue between multinational companies and social movement organisations.
Digital media have been vested with hopes for facilitating dialogue. But dialogue between companies and social movements in digital media remains largely absent. Instead, their relationship is often seen as a struggle between David and Goliath, while
the business models of digital media platforms such as Facebook are increasingly shown to privilege the powerful.
By examining companies’ and social movement organisations’ imaginaries – their assumptions and expectations – about digital media and each other, which may be grounded in fear and mistrust, this project contributes to public knowledge and debate about how we can find avenues beyond mistrust and polarisation and towards collaboration for more sustainable business practices, which are much needed at this time of climate crisis.
The project is funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark’s Sapere Aude programme which aims ‘at providing excellent younger researchers, i.e. researchers who have carried out top class research in their field, with the opportunity to develop and strengthen their research ideas’. The project is funded with DKK 6 mio. and will include a postdoc and a PhD student. It will run for four years from 2021-2024.
For further information, please contact Julie Uldam, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MSC researcher becomes a member of the Leadership Council of SDSN Northern Europe
Associate Professor Maria Figueroa, who is a researcher at the CBS Sustainability centre, has been invited to become a member of the Leadership Council of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Northern Europe.
The Northern Europe SDSN is part of the global UN organisation, Sustainability Development Solutions Network, A Global Initiative for the United Nations, which was established in 2012 to ‘promote practical solutions for sustainable development, including the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement.’
The Northern Europe network is one of the many regional and
national SDSN networks spanning the globe who work to support the implementation of the SDGsthrough interaction with governments, businesses and civil society.
Read more about Maria Figueroa’s appointment to the Northern European SDSN here.
For further information, contact Maria Figueroa, email@example.com.
MSC in the media:
A few recent MSC appearances in the (mostly Danish) media (many more references can be found in the left-hand menu under 'In the Media'):
Associate Professor Nanna Bonde Thylstrup participates in the Danish television programme Deadline, about the exclusion of Donald Trump from Twitter and Facebook, DR2 Deadline, 9 January 2021 (02:50 min. into the programme).
Eksperter: Bæredygtige fonde kan ikke bevise, de gør en forskel for klimaet
Associate Professor Steen Vallentin and Professor Andreas Rasche contribute to an article about the demand on sustainable investment funds to provide evidence of sustainability results, Finans.dk, 7 January 2021.
Selv verdens mægtigste mand må bøje sig for techgiganterne
Professor MSO Mikkel Flyverbom contributes to an article about social media suspension of Donald Trump, Finans.dk, 7 January 2021.
Also with Mikkel Flyverbom:
Dækker du også tech for lidt? Eksperter kritiserer mediernes tech-dækning, Journalisten, 4 January 2021.
Techgiganters kolossale datahøst overrasker Konkurrencestyrelsen, Jyllandsposten, 25 November 2020.
Ekstrabladet investerer millioner i kunstig intelligens, Journalisten.dk, 12 October 2020.
Techklumme: Problemet er, at de vilde fortællinger om gigantiske hjernevaskemaskiner skaber frygt og handlingslammelse, Politiken, 18 September 2020 (paywall).
Tesla og de andre grønne stjerner på aktiehimlen flyver højt, men risikerer at falde dybt
Professor Andreas Rasche contributes to an article about sustainable investments, Finans.dk, 6 January 2021.
Danske hospitaler har købt tusindvis af mundbind fra en kinesisk fabrik mistænkt for tvangsarbejde
Professor MSO Peter Lund-Thomsen is interviewed on Danish television about the labour conditions of the Uighur minority at a Chinese factory that produces face masks. DR1 TV-avisen, 15 December 2020 (18:33 min. into the programme)
Efter mistanke om tvangsarbejde: Ekspert skyder regioners mundbindskontrol ned. dr.dk, 16 December 2020.
Postdoc Maha Rafi Atal discusses the regulation of 'Big Tech', Washington Post, 26 October 2020.
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.
MSC is home to a number of Centres and research initiatives:
Centre for Business and Development Studies (CBDS)
The BHRights 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 one of them (Transformations).