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Research at Department of Business & Management

Research at Department of Business and Management at Aalborg University (AAU) is organised in research groups and networks. The main research areas are business administration and economics.

Main research areas

Department of Business and Management does research within the broad fields of business administration and economics incl:

  • organisation and strategy
  • accounting and financial management
  • auditing
  • international business and marketing
  • industrial dynamics
  • business models, entrepreneurship and creativity
  • innovation and development
  • macroeconomics and economic policy
  • health economics

PhD Programmes

Department of Business and Management offers two PhD programmes which are governed by AAU's Doctoral School of Social Sciences:

  • The Business Economic Programme
  • The Innovation Economic Programme 

Read more about the PhD programmes and see PhD vacancies.


Reseach Groups

Auditing, Accounting, Advice Research Group

Auditing, Accounting, Advice Research Group (AAA Group) focuses on the fields with significant value of operating a business or a public authority with advice, accounting, auditing, financial management, etc. 

Firms, Innovation & Relations Management

Firms, Innovation and Relations Management (FIRM) works with aspects of the business economy and administration research field.

Center for Impact 
Analyses of Investments in Knowledge & Technology

Center for Impact Analyses of Investments in Knowledge and Technology (IMPAKT) aims to engage with policy and business communities through carrying out research and user-oriented analyses related to industrial transformation, with a particular emphasis on knowledge and technological change. 

Organizational Renewal & Creativity Applied

The association of scientists in the research group Organizational Renewal and Creativity Applied (ORCA) focuses on the development and challenges regarding organizations and the associated creativity.


Business Design Center

Business Design Center (BDC) is the world's first interdisciplinary research center focusing on business models.


International Business Centre

International Business Centre (IBC) is a specialist in global business studies. Globally, IBC conducts research on companies from a wide range of developed, developing and transition economies.  

Management, Accounting & Control

The Management, Accounting and Control research group (MAC) boasts some of the leading Danish experts within public and private sector management accounting, performance measurement, Activity Based Costing, informatics, budgeting and business models.


Research group for Unlimited Knowledge Application

The Research group for Unlimited Knowledge Application (UKA) focuses on how individuals and groups might work towards a more unlimited application of knowledge and thus enhance their level of creativity in education, work and the rest of their life. 

Danish Center for Healthcare Improvements

Danish Center for Healthcare Improvements (DCHI) generates knowledge and methods for improvement in daily clinical practice.


Innovation, Knowledge & Economic dynamics

The Innovation, Knowledge and Economic dynamics group (IKE) has evolved into a long-term research program in innovation studies, industrial economics, and entrepreneurship.

Macroeconomic Methodology, Theory & Economic Policy

The Macroeconomic Methodology, Theory and Economic Policy research group (MAMTEP) focuses on the complexities of the processes of adjustment in a modern monetary macroeconomic system.


Reseach Networks

Center for Regional Development

Center for Regional Development (CRU) has since fall 2006 initiated and disseminated research on regional development. The fields have either been directly on North Jutland issues or had relevance to North Jutland.



Nordjysk Konjunkturbarometer (North Jutlandic Business Survey)

Nordjysk Konjunkturbarometer - North Jutlandic Business Survey (NJK) aims to measure the actual and expected developments in North Jutland business cycles based on reporting from private firms (Not updated anymore).


Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics

The Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics (DRUID) offers a specialized course program and arranges a unique annual PhD training conference. In support of its global research community, DRUID furthermore hosts series of papers, videos, and photos.


Theory Building Research Programme

The mission of The Theory Building Research Programme (TBRP) is to distil corpora of massively complex human and organizational behavior aiming to discover behavioral structures and regularities through synthesis, induction, and theorizing.


Global Network for the Economics of Learning, Innovation, & Competence Building Systems

The Global Network for the Economics of Learning, Innovation, and Competence Building Systems (Globelics) is a worldwide, open and diverse community of scholars working on innovation and competence building in the context of economic development.