Dr Shoshana Zuboff to be awarded an Honorary Doctorate at MSC/CBS


Department of Management, Society and Communication is delighted to announce that Dr Shoshana Zuboff has accepted to be awarded an Honorary Doctorate at MSC/CBS.


Dr Zuboff is the Charles Edward Wilson Professor Emerita at Harvard Business School, where she joined the faculty in 1981. She is also a former Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School. Dr Zuboff was one of the first tenured women at the Harvard Business School and the youngest woman to receive an endowed chair. Prior to joining Harvard Business School, she earned her Ph.D. in social psychology from Harvard University and her B.A. in philosophy from the University of Chicago.


Dr Zuboff is one of the leading social scientists in the world in her field, and a renowned scholar, public intellectual and speaker. In particular, she is globally recognised for spearheading and shaping the critical debate on the consequences of digital transformations. Her publications on digital technologies and data-driven approaches remain indisputable classics in multiple fields of research.


Traditionally, CBS announces its new CBS Honorary Professors prior to the Annual Party, just as the new Honorary Professors are flown in for the Annual Party (usually mid March) to give their Inaugural Lecture and to be formally awarded their Honorary Doctorate. The pandemic has once more delayed and changed the established processes around this recurring event – but CBS is now finally about to prepare an official on-line welcome to this year’s distinguished newcomers to the CBS Community. So stay tuned!


Dr Zuboff, however, is not a complete newcomer to CBS and MSC: She has several connections to CBS and MSC, and has been working with the Digital Transformations Platform on several occasions. As an Honorary Professor at CBS, Dr Shoshana Zuboff will further strengthen CBS’ claim to house and develop world-class research excellence. Questions about digital transformations are presently shaping all research fields and business operations, and this makes Dr Zuboff’s research agenda and expertise valuable for a wide range of faculty members and students across CBS.


For further information, please contact Head of Department Dorte Salskov-Iversen, dsi.msc@cbs.dk.


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