Department of Management, Society and Communication

Research environments

Research environments

Four research environments (two of which are also Centres under the Department) constitute the primary internal anchorages (with partly overlapping memberships) for MSC’s researchers and their projects. Each of the environments has created a dedicated and internationally recognised research agenda, which in turn informs and drives the department’s teaching agenda.


Communication, Organisation and Governance (COG) cluster
(Coordinators: Associate Professors Maribel Blasco and Eric Guthey)

The COG cluster provides a dynamic developmental hub for a large and international group of scholars from the Department of Management, Society and Communication, as well as many external affiliates. These scholars study:

  1. organizational dynamics, management practices, governance structures and forms of communication and discourse in both private and public organizations and
  2. the variety of social, cultural, economic and/or political contexts in which these sets of activities and organizations intersect and interact, in particular global and intercultural contexts

Read more about the PDF icon MSC COG Cluster_November 2023

Technology & Society cluster
(Coordinators: Professor Mikkel Flyverbom and Associate Professors Rasmus Koss Hartmann and Kristian Bondo Hansen)

The Technology & Society cluster is a forum for sharing and discussing research on new technologies and digital transformations. Technology is ‘showing up’ in more and more fields of research and will likely do so for many in years to come. In this cluster, we are interested in what technological change means for communication, management, organization and societal development. We work on questions around new media, data and novel technologies and their interplay with new and established organizations, markets and society.

Read more about the PDF icon MSC TechSoc Cluster_Spring 2023

The Centre for Business and Development Studies (CBDS)
(Directors: Professor Lindsay Whitfield and Associate Professor Thilde Langevang)

The centre’s research revolves around the challenges conditioned by the switch in recent decades to more business and market-led development thinking and practices, notably:

  1. Business strategic reorientation in the wake of the gradual integration of developing countries into the global economy and the concomitant potential for e.g. global corporate restructuring and outsourcing
  2. Development strategy reorientation toward private sector development and international business partnerships.

Read more about the Centre for Business and Development Studies

CBS Sustainability Centre
(Director: Associate Professor Steen Vallentin)

The research centre is committed to critically investigate business in society issues and integrating the corporate citizen perspective into business theory and practice and into the CBS curriculum. Working across disciplinary boundaries, the centre constitutes an innovative space for interaction and reflections between academia and business in Denmark and abroad.

Read more about the CBS Sustainability Centre

There is further information about MSC research under 'Research projects' and 'Externally funded projects', as well as under other items in the left hand menu.

The page was last edited by: Department of Management, Society and Communication // 11/23/2023