Traditions, sayings and customs in a new country are not always easy to swallow. Camilla Nellemann, an external lecturer and a postdoc from CBS, knows that only too well after spending five years becoming integrated in Japan. In a new novel, she describes the clash of cultures she experienced and how perseverance was the key to winning over the country.
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PhD Fellows struggling to finish on time can apply for extensions: The process “can create inequalities”
PhD Fellows facing research delays due to coronavirus can now apply for contract extensions. However, no guarantee of extra funding and a decentralized application process concern CBS' PhD Association and the National PhD Association Network in Denmark.
Almost double the number of men compared to women work as researchers at Danish universities, shows a new report from the Danish Ministry for Higher Education and Science. The minister aims to boost the “slow” progress towards gender balance.
Teachers with children were most negatively affected by the lockdown, a new CBS survey shows. However, 40 percent of female faculty members report being responsible for more than 60 percent of the childcare.
Becoming accustomed to all the dos and don’ts in the academic world is a steep learning curve. Therefore, CBS researchers have written 17 editorials with guides to everything from conducting cross-disciplinary research to turning research into teaching. The authors hope to change how research is carried out in future.
Conducting excellent research all comes down to one thing: an original idea. But how do you go about getting a truly unique research idea? Two CBS researchers have developed a model that should make it easier to take ideas from mediocre to great. Also, the researchers argue why getting a good idea is no trickier today than when Einstein and Isaac Newton were around.
CBS has been approved as partner in one of European University Network (EUN) alliances. The alliance aims to create synergy between all the involved universities by establishing shared learning experiences comprising multiple European Universities. And according to CBS’ Coordinator Martin Jes Iversen, the alliance brings a whole new dimension to academic work at CBS.
Members of the Academic Council and the General Consultation Committee criticize their exclusion from the decision to appoint a deputy president at CBS. They are worried that the decision and division of tasks will result in a lower priority for research and will lead to centralization.
The advisory bodies at CBS criticize that they have not been involved in the decision-making process associated with the appointment of a deputy president, and fear centralization. The President of CBS explains that it has been a “high priority” to discuss the role and responsibilities of a deputy president with the Academic Council and General Consultation Committee.
Three professors get top positions in prestigious organization: “This is huge for CBS” and “sends a strong signal”
CBS is well-represented within the prestigious association for management and organization scholars, the Academy of Management. Now, three professors – all female – occupy top positions in the organization, and according to them, this can make CBS more attractive to young female scholars, and boost equality and inclusion within academia.
Three researchers are behind a new research project at CBS that examines how Copenhagen Pride influences participants from organizations such as Netto, Danske Bank and the Danish Police. Organizations that over the past couple of years have been accused of so-called pink washing etc. And the researchers are looking for answers by approaching it as nothing less than a civil religion.
When Vera Rocha’s research showed that female start-up employees are more likely to become entrepreneurs if they have female bosses, that conclusion was “too important” to be reserved solely for academic journals. So now it has become a two-minute animation movie. She hopes CBS will support researchers in turning more of their results into short, practical movies.
Entrepreneurship research got “unique” DKK 40 million funding from Maersk: “It has propelled CBS into a whole other league”
CBS is halfway through spending the DKK 40 million it received in 2014 from Maersk to build an internationally renowned entrepreneurship research environment. The Head of Department of Strategy and Innovation and an assistant professor reflect on the first six of 13 years of research.
COVID-WISE is a new project that aims to use an approach where little to no prior research exists to support short-term enterprises at CBS that are addressing Covid-19-related challenges. Right now, the project team is looking for students, faculty members and external individuals wishing to join. And when COVID-WISE is launched in July, the aim is to have 30-40 cases and provide ECTS points.
“I’ve never done research like this before. It’s like laying the tracks while the train is in motion”
Professor Dana Minbaeva was supposed to travel to Kazakhstan to visit her family on the day the Danish borders closed. Her coping strategy? Starting a research project to investigate virtual leadership during the coronavirus crisis. The project received funding on April 15, but results are already being communicated via LinkedIn, webinars and media. “There’s more democracy in the virtual meeting rooms,” she says.
From a one-room apartment shared with her boyfriend, PhD Fellow Amanda Bille has attended online supervision sessions on the balcony, carefully coordinated to avoid the neighboring school's recess, and has waved goodbye to the PhD project of her “dreams”. Now, back at CBS, she says she has done more than she would have accomplished in a whole week at home.
CBS’ 200 or so PhD Fellows, along with researchers who need to be physical present at CBS, now have access to campus. According to the Dean of Research at CBS, the PhD Fellows have had “severe challenges” during the lockdown, which is why they are all now allowed back. CBS’ PhD Association, PAC, calls it “a nice gesture to help us get back on track”.
Associate Professor: Covid-19 pushes people back behind the wheel with tailbacks and traffic jams as a consequence
Cars have become the preferred means of transportation in the wake of the coronavirus, according to Ismir Mulalic, Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at CBS. This trend may very well affect car owners at CBS as well.
More than 2.5 months into the lockdown, CBS’ researchers are feeling the effects of Covid-19 – and in different ways, heads of department report. Fewer and more effective meetings are leaving time for finishing papers, and the situation is sparking new questions and projects related to coronavirus. But young researchers in particular are struggling under the heavy pressure to finish on time.
Algorithms, big data and artificial intelligence are all words that can conjure up frightening images in the mind. Nevertheless, these are all tools that the major European project NeEDS, coordinated by CBS Professor Dolores Romero Morales, is using to predict and eventually combat something even more frightening: the consequences of the new coronavirus.