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2016.06.10 | Knowledge exchange

Increasing number of board of directors in Danish SMEs

The board work in Danish SMEs is doing well. This is one of the conclusions that can be drawn from a large conference for the Danish business sector held at Aarhus BSS. And this is good news, as companies with a professional board of directors perform better than companies without.

“People across countries are very positive towards the healthcare sector, but are not necessarily that inclined to give money to the unemployed. Why do people generally prefer helping the ill and not the unemployed?” This is the question posed by two professors in political science, Carsten Jensen (photo) and Michael Bang Petersen, from Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University. Photo: Jesper Rais, Aarhus University

2016.06.02 | Research news

Why everyone wants to help the sick - but not the unemployed

New research from Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University explains why healthcare costs are running out of control, while costs to unemployment protection are kept in line. The answer is found deep in our psychology, where powerful intuitions lead us to view illness as the result of bad luck and worthy of help.

[Translate to English:] Professor Simeon Djankov fra London School of Economics and Political Science. Foto: Julia Rolsted Stacey, Aarhus BSS Kommunikation.

2016.05.27 | Events

Global economic thought-leaders united at Aarhus BSS

What does it take for Europe to regain its economic power? This was the key question discussed at the event “Europe’s Growth Challenges” on May 26 at Aarhus BSS.

Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Foto

2016.05.12 | Events

Interesting debate on the future of Danish foreign policies

On Monday 9 May, Denmark’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Kristian Jensen paid a visit to Aarhus BSS. The purpose of the visit was to discuss the future of Denmark’s foreign policies and the Government’s new foreign policy strategy with a select group of researchers from Aarhus BSS, students, alumni and representatives from the business community.

2016.04.28 | Research news

The Road to Productivity: Hire a Foreigner!

At Danish companies the presence of foreign staff is often associated with higher productivity and profitability, growing internationalisation and exports, as well as improved innovative capabilities. That’s according to Philipp Schröder, a professor of economics at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University’s business school.

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