Human trafficking is real and happening right on our doorstep in Copenhagen. We need to act. This was the takeaway noted by two CBS researchers, Associate Professors Joana Geraldi and Karen Boll from the Department of Organization, when they saw a play on human exploitation. Read about the play, “The only way out is through”, and how we can all help to fight human trafficking here.
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How does it feel being in a room full of Nobel prize winners – including your own personal idol? “Nerve racking,” says Anne Sophie Lassen, who is a highly esteemed PhD fellow at CBS. She recently attended the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Southern Germany, where the sharpest economical minds gather every third year. “An absolutely mind-blowing experience,” according to the young star researcher.
Algorithms have a hold on the stock markets that has fuelled the need for regulation. But how do we regulate what we don’t understand? The second generation of trading algorithms are designing their own investment strategies – and they are so complicated that we are unable to understand them.
CBS professor on how small enterprises and researchers should work together: “It’s kind of like dating”
How do we prevent researchers and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) from overlooking each other when hoping to collaborate? Start by accepting different work paces and respecting each other’s differences, advises CBS Professor Luigi Butera. “It’s kind of like dating,” he said at a recent workshop designed to bring SMEs and CBS researchers closer together.
“I saw first-hand the mountain of fruit and vegetables discarded by the general markets… it was shocking!”
Reflow, the largest EU coordinated CBS project ever approved, is ending, but for the project’s main architect and coordinator Associate Professor in Management Control at CBS Cristiana Parisi, this is just the beginning. Reflow’s small green interventions give citizens the drive to do more. The project included three-year pilot projects in the cities of Vejle, Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, Milan and Cluj-Napoca, and focused on recycling and reusing waste.
“Stress is never our own responsibility – let’s create a working environment where we can actually breathe”
It is not okay to expect the person experiencing stress to solve the situation. It is a joint responsibility between the individual, colleagues, and management, believes Pernille Steen Pedersen, a CBS-researcher in the field. She hopes that CBS can create a better working environment where all employees can thrive and voice their concerns.
The perfect fit and a crazy deadline: None of them dared to dream that the paper would be accepted right off the bat
An exceptional master’s thesis inspired two lecturers to assist MSc alumna Julia Köhler in writing a paper. The research paper was published in the prestigious Business Strategy and the Environment journal (BSE).
A new book by two CBS-affiliated authors examines why the Danish sense of humour does not always go down well with foreigners who often consider Danes blunt and impolite. Much of the answer lies in the particularities of society and language.
Rising energy demands combined with a low production of electricity from renewables have resulted in soaring energy prices and laid bare the consequences for people living in so-called energy poverty. CBS researcher Manuel Llorca wants to understand their problems and is equipping the EU Commission with tools for warding off a potential energy poverty crisis.
Criticized company form dispensed with: “Now, only children with rich parents can afford to start businesses”
Irregular political moved and bad publicity have been the downfall of the entrepreneur company form, and on November 15, 5,500 businesses risk facing a compulsory dissolution, according to CBS professor Troels Michael Lilja. Along with Danish researchers in company law, he advised against the decision, which has resulted in Denmark having the second-highest capital adequacy requirement in the EU. The Chair of Danish Entrepreneurs says that entrepreneurs are left in a no man’s land.
The idea occurred to him during a run in the grounds of Harvard Business School, and when the data showed a more than convincing result, Jakob Ahm Sørensen knew he was on to something. The PhD Fellow at CBS tells the story of being a bachelor’s student wanting to understand the financial meltdown of 2008 to answer a crucial question about crisis predictability.
Professor Jan Damsgaard is the initiator behind two after-work meetings where local politicians from Frederiksberg and Copenhagen are invited to discuss digital entrepreneurship and expats’ involvement in society. “Sharing opinions is important for the democratic discourse,” he says.
It started as an idea for a handbook based on 800 testimonies about sexism experienced across Danish universities. But then “our ambitions grew”, say two CBS researchers behind a new book on how to fight sexism. The book can be downloaded for free.
BOOK REVIEW: Read about new methods for managing stress in working life.
Worldwide, data volumes are doubling every 9 to 12 months. Unfortunately, much of that data goes missing or is not put to use, explains Professor John Renner Hansen. He has chaired the committee that has developed Denmark’s new strategy for managing research data, which aims to make Danish research data findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable. “This is momentous,” says Senior Advisor Mareike Buss from CBS Library.
CBS Professor helps patients to bring their innovative ideas to life: “We don’t mean special teas for bad tummies. No, we mean exoskeletons”
Professor Pedro Oliveira has never worked in healthcare, but for the past five years, he has assisted patients and relatives in developing and commercializing ideas that help others with issues ranging from paralysis to cancer. Now, he is hosting a bootcamp at CBS with innovators from 11 countries.
Top 10: The all-time most cited scientific articles from CBS researchers – is your paper on the list?
A well-cited scientific article can put a researcher’s career on course for success and proves that “your ideas are not completely useless”, as Professor Dana Minbaeva says. She is one of the top 10 authors listed among the most-cited scientific articles from CBS – ever. Check out the list of “research blockbusters”.
When a new pandemic strikes, the Danish government will have a list of principles to lean on to bring Denmark’s economy unscathed through the turbulence. Two CBS researchers, Birthe Larsen and Yvette Lind, are contributing economics and law expertise to help formulate the principles.
Bribes covered as facilitation fees, and document fraud are part of the ugly truth about how global industries are run, the United Nations claims. Now, CBS research suggests that blockchain technology can help to mitigate corruption in the shipping industry – and elsewhere. But fraudsters and crooks will always find a way, the researchers point out.