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2014.08.27 | Conference

International conference on personnel economics

This week, AU Herning is host to the international conference Global Aspects of Personnel Economics. Professor Edward P. Lazear, former Chief Economic Advisor to President George W. Bush, is keynote speaker at the conference. He is the first researcher to conduct research on this area.

2014.08.18 | Research news

Innovation in Danish companies is lagging behind

In this day and age, strategy development is a major concern in a lot of Danish companies, but they neglect to focus on innovation. A new study from Aarhus University's department i Herning shows a general lack of innovation in the business community. Instead, what is currently ‘top of mind’ in the boardrooms is productivity.

Benjamin Sovacool, Professor at Aarhus University, School of Business and Social Sciences, AU Herning. Foto: Anders Trærup, AU Foto

2014.08.08 | Research news

Energy research needs social science

We do not know enough about how human factors affect energy consumption and the uptake of new technologies, says Professor Benjamin K. Sovacool from Aarhus University. He has examined the field of energy studies and has found that it lacks interdisciplinary focus and infrequently uses social science methods and concepts. His findings have just…