Centre for Business and Development Studies (CBDS)

Welcome to CBDS, interdisciplinary research centre on business and development studies.

New Business in Development Podcast episode featuring Frederico Jensen & Lindsay Whitfield: The Belt and Road Initiative at ten, geopolitics and China's Role in Global Development
New CBDS Working Paper
New Blog post: Wayúu Women Leading the Charge: Rethinking Green Energy Investments through a Decolonial Feminist Lens
New Blog post: Value and Wealth Entanglements in the Gold Industry
New CBDS Policy Briefs

About the Centre

CBDS is an interdisciplinary research centre established in 2005 and is today recognized as one of the leading research environments on business and development studies. We carry out critical, engaged and theoretically-driven research on the roles of business, government and civil society in promoting inclusive and sustainable development in the global South.

The research of CBDS staff members cuts across a wide range of critical issues, including

  • Local firm strategies, management and building technological capabilities in developing countries 
  • Multinational corporations, global value chains, and development 
  • Late industrialization and industrial policy
  • Corporate social and environmental responsibility in developing countries
  • Human rights and local communities
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation 
  • Business and humanitarian interventions 
  • Business sustainability and climate change.

CBDS feeds research-based teaching into the MSc programme on Business and Development Studies, which trains students to think critically and operate ethically in business and other professional realms. The Centre also provides expertise to policy makers, business, industry associations and civil society groups.


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The page was last edited by: Department of Management, Society and Communication // 11/03/2023


Centre for Business and Development Studies
Copenhagen Business School
Dalgas Have 15
2000 Frederiksberg

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