Vision and mission

Internationally Denmark is often seen as something of a laboratory for the development and ‘testing’ of novel ‘hybrid’ agencies – neither exclusively public or private – as part of ongoing attempts to engage with and solve these so-called ‘wicked problems’, therefore, the attempt with our vision and mission is to explore, through public and private settings, how these 'wicked problems' can be solved.




Many pressing matters of public concern - political, economic, social and cultural - are no longer seen as amenable to being solved in terms of a traditional divide between public and private sectors and actors: whether we focus attention on the environmental and financial crises, healthcare, educational modernization, or the efficient, effective and equitable delivery of ‘core’ public services, these issues are  increasingly seen as simply too complex to be solved by single agencies, whether public or private.

Therefore, at the CBS Public-Private:

"We will open up a serious society-wide discussion about changing public/private relations, their possibilities and their pitfalls."




The CBS Public-Private acts as a requisite knowledge center that operates at a number of levels in order to answer questions of economy, law, politics and organization concern. To achieve our vision, the CBS Public-Private Platform draws upon and mobilize the full range of available expertise across the whole of CBS.

Therefore, the mission is to:

1) become the most requisite knowledge center in Denmark for the analysis of private-private relations.

2) arrange and host seminars, conferences, meetings etc. where stakeholders - business leaders, politicians, managers, intellectuals and citizens – come together to exchange views and discuss approaches to specific problems with the aim of initiating collaborative research programmes and discreet projects to explore novel solutions to these issues.

3) assist in interdisciplinary research, teaching, and public engagement activities. 



Sidst opdateret: Public-Private Platform // 22/05/2017