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Department of Culture and Global Studies

COB – Crossing Organisational Boundaries

We examine organisations from a societal perspective. Members of the research group contribute to the study and to the development of organisational relations between the private sector, public administration, politics and civil society. We are interested in organising as a constitutive process in society and the crucial role played by internal and external communication within that process. One area of focus is sustainable regional developments, community relations and the global implications thereof.

Dynamic organisational cultures, fluid identities, questioned legitimacies and participatory claims are some of the major challenges facing organisations in the 21st century. It is becoming increasingly difficult to establish authentic and trustworthy relations with internal and external stakeholders. We analyse the conditions under which diverse organisations that “speak different languages” deal with internal complexities and collaborate with one another. The group contributes to solutions based on theoretically-sound and empirically rigid research. We are responsive towards the needs of our partners and clients, which put us in the ideal position to provide practically relevant and sustainable solutions.

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Anne Lassen Zakaria successfully defended today her PhD thesis with the topic: “Re-engaging the distribution of rewards among small-scale farmers and traders in Ghana: An empircial study of trusting practices in yam and cassava agricultural trade”

We will grow

Two new assistant professorships have today been advertised and both will be affiliated with our research group. Assistant Professor of Digital and Organizational Communication and Assistant Professor of Intercultural and Organizational Communication.

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Contact COB

Contact COB

Research coordinator Jochen Hoffmann

Kroghstraede 3 - 3.230
DK - 9220 Aalborg East

Email: hoffmann@cgs.aau.dk
Phone: +45 9940 3280


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