Department of Management, Society and Communication
What's happening at MSC:
Otto Mønsted Visiting Professor at MSC
During the summer, Professor Mary Uhl-Bien is joining MSC as an Otto Mønsted Visiting Professor.
Mary Uhl-Bien is a chaired professor of leadership at Neeley School of Business at Texan Christian University, and an extremely influential scholar in contemporary leadership studies.
Her research has appeared in top international journals including The Academy of Management Journal, The Journal of Applied Psychology, The Journal of Management, Organizational Dynamics, and The Leadership Quarterly.
Professor Uhl-Bien co-founded the Network of Leadership Scholars in the Academy of Management, and has served as the chair of the Academy’s Organizational Behavior Division.
Collaboration on leadership projects
Over the last several years, Mary Uhl-Bien has been working closely with MSC colleagues to develop new ideas about leadership in private, public, and plural sector contexts, traveling with colleagues to Geneva, Brussels, South Africa, Florida, several Academy of Management conferences, and finally coming here for an extended stay in Copenhagen.
While here, Mary Uhl-Bien will be working with Associate Professor Eric Guthey and PhD Fellow Edmonia Baker on several projects connected to leadership, complexity, and collaboration, and contributing more generally to discussions about leadership within the department.
For further information, please contact Eric Guthey, email@example.com.
MSC at Folkemødet
MSC staff enthusiastically took part in the 2019 Folkemøde (‘The People's Democratic Festival’) at Bornholm both as organisers of activities, and as speakers and spectators at a wide array of events.
MSC professor wins Science Slam
One highlight was the Copenhagen Science Slam where researchers from DTU, the University of Copenhagen and CBS battled to deliver the best science dissemination.
With 10 minutes - and all their ingenuity - at their disposal, the researchers presented their research as engagingly as possible in the hope of winning the favour of the audience who handed down the verdict at the end.
illustrated with gold confetti.
Miniature golf and the SDGs
Another CBS highlight with MSC participation was the Verdensmålsminigolf (the SDG miniature golf competition) which took place at Sandvig Miniature Golf course.
The Diversity and Difference Platform, in collaboration with Kvinfo and the Danish Institute for Human Rights, had invited politicians, researchers, students, NGOs and many more to play a game of miniature golf while debating the 17 Sustainable Development Goals as they went along.
At the 18th hole, CBS President Nikolaj Malchow-Møller greeted the players, thanking them for their cheerful and engaged participation and concluding from the debates that the challenges must be met with a combination of knowledge, dialogue and collaboration.
See the CBS Wire video from the event here.
MSC researchers were engaged in many other activities at the Folkemøde, particularly focusing on sustainability, organisations and leadership. See a list of all CBS participation here and of CBS Sustainability participation here.
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'):
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.
Associate Professor Ole Helmersen is interviewed on Danish television about the Brexit situation, Policywatch 28 March, 2019.
Ole Helmersen is also interviewed about the situation, DR P1 Morgen 28 March, 2019 (2 minutes into the programme).
See other interviews with and comments by Ole Helmersen on Brexit:
'Storbritannien stemmer nej til Mays aftale: Hvilke konsekvenser vil Mays nederlag få?', DR2 Deadline 12 March, 2019 (6:40 minutes into the programme).
'Professor: Skelsættende udvikling er skidt nyt for May', Jyllandsposten 20 February, 2019.
'Professor: Labour-medlemmers farvel kan skabe nyt parti', Jyllandsposten 18 February, 2019.
'Lektor: May vil presse modstandere inden brexit-deadline', Jyllandsposten 21 January, 2019.
Listen to Ole Helmersen on radio commenting on the parliamentary vote on 29 January, DR P1 Morgen 31 January, 2019 (49 minutes into the programme).
Ole Helmersen comments on the Brexit vote in the British Parliament, Kristeligt Dagblad 16 January, 2019
'Theresa May vandt mistillidsafsteming', Radio24syv 17 January, 2019 (two and half minutes into the news).
Techtopia #94: Kan AI påvirke medier og demokrati?
Professor MSO Mikkel Flyverbom participates in a podcast about artificial intelligence, fake news and the political debate. Ingeniøren 4 March, 2019.
Other articles about technology with participation by Mikkel Flyverbom:
'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.
Danske topledere presses til øget fokus på bæredygtighed
Professor Andreas Rasche is interviewed about the increasing business focus on sustainability, Finans 3 March, 2019.
'Bæredygtighedens mange dilemmaer', Finans 6 March, 2019.
Lektor: USA har enestående mulighed for at presse Maduro
External lecturer Carlos Salas-Lind is interviewed about the situation in Venezuela, Jyllandsposten 25 February, 2019.
'Soldater forlader grænseposter – nervekrig om nødhjælp kan blive begyndelsen på enden for Maduro', Politiken 23 February, 2019.
'Ekspert forventer ikke mytteri i Venezuela: Militæret er dybt fedtet ind i Maduro', DR.dk 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', TV2.dk 31 January, 2019.
CBS researchers investigate the world of tea: A window into politics, capitalism and sustainability
Associate Professor Martin Skrydstrup, Postdoc Hannah Elliott, and Assistant Professor Matthew Archer are interviewed about their research project, 'Sustainability’s Infrastructure: A novel ethnographic approach to the global value chain of certified tea' (SUSTEIN), CBS WIRE, 11 January, 2019.
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)
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).
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.