Department of Management, Society and Communication

  • Centre for Business and Development Studies (CBDS)
PhD fellow

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My research focuses on multinational corporations’ strategies and foreign direct investments in developing countries and emerging markets. I am interested in the economic benefits and costs of hosting multinational corporations. I have a special interest in the Container Shipping industry and the Oil & Gas industry.
In the industrial PhD, I analyze the role of the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group in economic development on selected strategic growth markets. Based on case studies, I investigate the Group’s development effects. The findings are translated into commercial concepts and processes that support the core business while addressing societal challenges in host societies.  
The research is conducted within the framework of the Industrial PhD. I am employed at A.P. Moller – Maersk within Group Sustainability.


Primary research areas
  • The role of FDI and MNCs in economic development in emerging markets
  • MNC linkages and spillovers
  • Strategic CSR and sustainability
  • Supply Chain Management and Logistics
  • Sector focus: Container Shipping and Oil & Gas
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  • Guest lectures at the master course: International Business and Economic Development
Selected publications
  • Greve, Majbritt, M. W. Hansen and H. Schaumburg-Müller (2007): “Container Shipping and Economic Development. A Case Study of A.P. Moller – Maersk in South East Asia ”, Copenhagen Business School Press
  • Greve, M. (2004): “The A.P. Moller – Maersk Group. A study of the impacts of the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group on economic development in Vietnam”, Cand.Merc.Int, Master Thesis, Institute for Intercultural Communication and Management, Copenhagen Business School
  • Christensen, C. and M. Greve (2009): “Sådan får de bedste succes med outsourcing” , printed in DILF orientering April 2009 (årg. 46, No. 3, P. 6-12) and in FM Update, Dansk Facilities Management netværk, 3. Oktober 2009, page 10-14.                  
Publications sorted by:
Majbritt Greve / Maersk’s Role in Economic Development : A Study of Shipping and Logistics Foreign Direct Investment in Global Trade.
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School [Phd] 2022, 302 p. (PhD Series, No. 16.2022)
Ph.D. thesis
John Kornerup Bang; Majbritt Greve; Thomas Westergaard-Kabelmann / A Leading Trade Nation : The Role of Container Shipping and Logistics in Enhancing Trade and Economic Growth in China. Technical Report.
København : Maersk Group 2014, 84 p.
Majbritt Greve; Michael W. Hansen; Henrik Schaumburg-Müller / Container shipping and economic development : A case study of A.P. Moller-Maersk in South East Asia.
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School Press 2007, 72 p.