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A new study involving almost 1,000 Danish politicians shows that these politicians are also prone to interpreting information according to their own political attitudes towards a topic.

2017.03.13 | Society and politics

Attitudes trump facts in Danish politics

New research from the Department of Political Science at Aarhus BSS shows that Danish city counsellors are highly influenced by their own attitudes towards a topic when they interpret factual information on the topic.

How do deadlines affect the amount of money donated for e.g. emergency aid via email and text messages?

2017.03.12 | Research news

Longer deadlines make people donate more money

We become more generous in relation to donating money for e.g. emergency aid via email and text messages if we do not feel (too) pressured to donate right away. But deadlines in themselves do not make more people donate money. This is the result of a new study from Aarhus BSS.

2017.03.12 | Research news

Reminder emails increase the number of donations, but…

New research shows that reminder emails make more people donate money to charity. But the extra email also causes a significantly higher number of people to unsubscribe from the mailing list, which can reduce donations by up to a third over the long run. However, the number of unsubscriptions can be reduced by simple means.

2017.03.06 | Aarhus BSS

New programme for board chairmen launched in Aarhus

The role of the chairman of the board requires a particular focus. For this reason, Aarhus University’s business school is launching a programme specifically aimed at chairmen. The right thing to do, according to board networks, chairmen and recruitment experts.

Dale T. Mortensen. Photo: Lars Kruse

2017.03.02 | Public/media

Aarhus BSS establishes the Dale T. Mortensen Centre

Three years after the passing of Nobel Prize winner Dale T. Mortensen, Aarhus BSS at Aarhus University now establishes a new research centre to develop the theories of the American economics professor.

René Rohrbeck. Photo: Julia Rolsted Stacey.

2017.03.01 | Research news

René Rohrbeck takes up post as professor

On 30 March, René Rohrbeck will hold his inaugural lecture and consolidate his affiliation with the Department of Management. His lecture is entitled “What can firms do today to build a superior position in markets of tomorrow?”

2017.02.13 | People

New associate professor emeritus: Erik Kloppenborg Madsen

Erik Kloppenborg Madsen wishes to wind down his career and is therefore becoming associate professor emeritus. On 23 February, Erik marks his new position with a farewell reception at the Department of Management. Everyone is welcome.

There is currently no legal basis for declaring weapons systems with autonomous attack capabilities illegal under international law, research shows.

2017.01.17 | Research news

Researcher: War robots are not illegal

New legal research concludes that weapons systems with autonomous attack capabilities capable of selecting and engaging a target without human interference are not illegal in and of themselves. However, a political decision should be made regarding their use, says the researcher.

Michael S. Dahl’s research interests are found in the interface between management, economics, sociology and health. Photo: Julia Rolsted Stacey, Aarhus BSS Communication.

2017.01.16 | News from the management

Michael S. Dahl takes up post as professor

On 2 February, Professor Michael S. Dahl will hold his inaugural lecture and consolidate his position at the Department of Management.

Anders Ryom Villadsen is currently working on a research project on employee diversity and discrimination. Photo: Julia Rolsted Stacey, Aarhus BSS Communication.

2017.01.16 | News from the management

Anders Ryom Villadsen takes up post as professor

On 2 February, Anders Ryom Villadsen will hold his inaugural lecture. He was appointed professor in the summer of 2016 and will now consolidate his affiliation with the Department of Management.

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