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It can be a cause for concern when dominant leaders emerge on the world stage. Behind the dominant leader stands a public who wants to escalate conflicts aggressively.

2017.03.21 | Research news

When people prepare for conflict, dominant leaders take the stage

New research from Aarhus BSS shows that support for dominant politicians comes from those who favour solving the country’s problems using aggression.

Children with older mothers thrive better. Photo: Colourbox

2017.03.21 | Research news, Aarhus BSS

Children with older mothers thrive better

The average maternal age has increased steadily for the past many years - and that is actually not so bad. New research from Aarhus BSS shows that older mothers are less likely to punish and scold their children while raising them, and that the children have fewer behavioural, social and emotional difficulties.

2017.03.15 | Society and politics

Conservative voters prefer strong leaders

Voters’ ideological standpoints do more than determine party preferences. Ideology is also crucial in determining which qualities voters look for in political candidates. If you are conservative, you prefer a strong leader. If you are liberal, you are instead looking for candidate warmth.

2017.03.14 | Talent development

PhD graduates create value in the private sector

PhD graduates from Aarhus BSS have a great deal to offer the business community as they are able to solve complicated problems that require a great analytical and methodological overview. These are the words of Per Baltzer Overgaard, who is the vice-dean for research and talent development at Aarhus BSS.

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?”

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