Department of Management, Society and Communication

What's happening at MSC:

Major research recognition for MSC PhD graduate

Anders Kryger

Dr Anders Kryger, who gained his PhD degree from MSC in September 2018, has received two awards for his research:


Doctoral research award

His doctoral dissertation, “Aligning future employee action and corporate strategy in a resource-scarce environment”, has won a ‘Highly Commended Award’ in the 2018 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards (ODRA) in the Management and Governance category, selected by the editorial team of the journal Management Decision. ODRA is a joint doctoral research award co-run by Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, publisher of international business and management journals, and EFMD, an international not-for-profit membership  organisation with members from academia, business, public sector and consultancy (read more

on the EFMD website).


Emerald Literati award

At the same time, Anders Kryger’s article, “Iterative prototyping of strategy implementation workshop design”, published in the Journal of Strategy and Management (vol. 11 no. 2), has been selected by the editorial team of the journal as a ‘Highly Commended paper’ in the 2019 Emerald Literati Awards. The ‘Awards for Excellence’ are awarded by Emerald Publishing in order to ‘celebrate and reward the outstanding contributions of authors and reviewers to scholarly research’. The authors’ awards of excellence fall into two categories, Outstanding and Highly Commended (read more on Emerald’s website).


Research focus

Anders Kryger, who was an Industrial PhD fellow at MSC (supervised by Associate Professor Maribel Blasco) and at MAN Energy Solutions, in his PhD research studied the complexities involved in the alignment of planned actions and strategic reorientation in organizational contexts. In his recent article, Anders Kryger in particular focused on demonstrating how a strategy implementation workshop design can be developed and tested while minimizing the time spent on developing the design.


Read more about Anders Kryger’s PhD dissertation here. For further information, please contact Anders Kryger at

Report from the Sustainable Fashion Research Agenda Conference

SFRA report

In June 2019, Copenhagen Business School and Design School Kolding organized the Sustainable Fashion Research Agenda Conference (SFRA), which took place at the Carlsberg Academy . The aim of SFRA was to take stock of the current state of affairs in sustainable fashion.


The SFRA invited critically reflective scholars and practitioners to take part in research-informed discussion about key aspects of sustainable fashion, including circularity and consumer behaviour. The event was supported financially by the Carlsberg Foundation.


The SFRA 2019 event was the first of what we hope to be a recurring annual conference on sustainable fashion research. We will soon begin identifying new themes for the 2020 SFRA event. In this process, we welcome good ideas and input from scholars and practitioners alike who are interested in an open discussion of the sustainable fashion research agenda both now and in the future.


If you wish to read the report from the conference or have some input for the next conference, please contact Esben Rahbek Gjerdrum Pedersen,

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'):


Lektor om britisk regering: En omfattende ommøblering

Associate Professor Ole Helmersen comments on Boris Johnson's newly established government,, 25 July 2019

See other interviews with and comments by Ole Helmersen on Brexit:
'Lektor: Jeg tvivler stærkt på succes for Boris Johnson', Jyllandsposten, 21 June 2019.
'Storbritannien skal have ny premierminister: Her er fire topkandidater., 11 June 2019.
'Ole Helmersen: Den eneste løsning for Mays efterfølger er formentlig at droppe Brexit og blive i EU, Ræson, 30 May 2019.
'Lektor: Løgnanklager vil hænge over Johnson som en sort sky', Jyllandsposten, 29 May 2019.
'Lektor: Problemer i Storbritannien lever videre efter May-exit', Jyllandsposten, 24 May 2019.
'Lektor: May spillede sin sidste trumf', Policywatch 28 March, 2019. Ole Helmersen is also interviewed about the situation, DR P1 Morgen 28 March, 2019 (2 minutes into the programme).
'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).


Venezuelas pressede leder: 'Vi har slået kupforsøget ned'

External lecturer Carlos Salas is interviewed about the situation in Venezuela,, 1 May 2019.

Read also:
'Lektor: De næste timer i Venezuela er helt afgørende', Jyllandsposten, 30 April 2019.
'Lektor: USA har enestående mulighed for at presse Maduro', Jyllandsposten 25 February, 2019.
'Ekspert forventer ikke mytteri i Venezuela: Militæret er dybt fedtet ind i Maduro', 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', 31 January, 2019.


Overvågningskapitalisternes mål er at kontrollere vores adfærd

Professor MSO Mikkel Flyverbom discusses suveillance capitalism and Shoshana Zuboff's new book on that theme, Information, 9 April 2019.

Other articles about technology with contributions from Mikkel Flyverbom:
'Techtopia #94: Kan AI påvirke medier og demokrati?' Ingeniøren 4 March, 2019.
'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.

Grønne løfter, beskidte aftryk
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.

Danske topledere presses til øget fokus på bæredygtighed

Professor Andreas Rasche is interviewed about the increasing business focus on sustainability, Finans 3 March, 2019.

Read also:
'Bæredygtighedens mange dilemmaer', Finans 6 March, 2019.


Introducing MSC:

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.

Dalgas Have

MSC is home to a number of Centres and research initiatives:

CBS Sustainability
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).

PRME office
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.


Further information about MSC

Please contact the MSC Head of Department, Dorte Salskov-Iversen or the MSC Head of Secretariat, Annika Dilling.


Department of Management, Society and Communication
Copenhagen Business School
Dalgas Have 15
DK-2000 Frederiksberg

Tlf.: +45 3815 3288