Søren Jeppesen

Associate Professor

Room: DH.Ø.2.24

Tel: +4538153363

E-mail: sj.msc@cbs.dk

My research concerns the development of firms in developing countries. I work on issues regarding local factors which influence the development and growth potential of developing country firms (or lack of same). I focus on SMEs, CSR and driving forces (or lack of same) for strategies of SMEs in developing countries in engaging in CSR (or not engaging). Major research projects concern Successful African Firms and Institutional Change, Youth, Entrepreneurship and Employment in Ghana, Uganda and Zambia, and the importance of Codes of Conduct for working conditions in the textiles and clothing industry in Southern Africa.

P R I M A R Y R E S E A R C H A R E A S


  • Development of developing country firms and institutional influence
  • Developing Country Firms (DCFs) and strategies
  • (Small) Developing Country Firms and CSR
  • Youth, Employment and Entrepreneurship
  • Codes of Conduct in the textiles and clothing industry in Southern Africa




C O U R S E S


MSc BLC Business and Development Studies: EMBA: Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Other teaching activities:

  • MSc BLC – I am coordinating and teaching the Business Strategies in Developing Countries course (autumn semester) and co-coordinating and teaching (with my colleague Thilde Langevang) the elective course Field Study in Uganda – Entrepreneurship and Private Sector Development (spring semester).
  • EMBA – I am coordinating and teaching the course on Entrepreneurship and Innovation with my colleague Thilde Langevang. The course includes a major field component where the participants spend a week in Kampala, Uganda.
  • Academic Programme Director for BLC
  • Coordinator of the CBS Africa Initiative




S E L E C T E D P U B L I C A T I O N S


  • Firm-level Perspectives on State–business Relations in Africa: The Food-processing Sector in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia. Goodluck Charles; Søren Jeppesen; Paul Kamau; Peter Kragelund. Forum for Development Studies, Vol. 44, No. 1, 2017, p. 109-131
  • Special issue on “ SMEs and CSR in Developing Countries”, co-authored with Dima Jamali and Peter Lund-Thomsen, Business & Society, Vol. 56, No. 1, 1.2017, p. 11-22
  • SMEs in Their Own Right: The Views of Managers and Workers in Vietnamese Textiles, Garment, and Footwear Companies. Angie Ngoc Tran; Søren Jeppesen. Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 137, No. 3, 9.2016, p. 589-608
  • Jeppesen, S., Kothuis, B. and Ngoc Tran, A. 2012. ‘Corporate Social Responsibility, Competitiveness and SMEs in Developing Countries. South Africa and Vietnam.’ Research Report (Focales no 16), French Development Agency (AFD), Paris.
  • Between State, Market and Society: Labour Codes of Conduct in the Southern African Garment Industry. 1. Bezuidenhout, A. and Jeppesen, S. Development Southern Africa, 2011, Vol. 28, no. 5, pp. 653-668
  • Special Issue on "New Perspectives on Business, Development and Society", Co-authored with Peter Lund-Thomsen, Editorial, pp. 139-142, Journal of Business Ethics, Volume 93, supplement 2 (online as: DOI 10.1007/s10551-010-0557-3). 2010




C O M M U N I C A T I O N


2012 Søren Jeppesen / Successful African Firms and Institutional Change : Contributions to Sustainable Development. In: CBS Sustainability Quarterly , Vol. 3, No. Oct., 10.2012, p. 32-33 Journal article 2009 Peter Kragelund; Laurids S. Lauridsen; Niels Fold; Søren Jeppesen; Peter Wad / Mere privatsektorbistand til Afrika : For meget ideologi og for lidt viden.
In: Udvikling, Vol. 35, No. 8, 12.2009, p. 20-21 Comment/debate 2006 Søren Jeppesen / Innovative Indo-Danish NGO Partnership reduces powerty and stimulates local governance
In: Diplomatist, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2006 Journal article 2003 Søren Jeppesen / Managing environment and development projects (K85) : Module 2 & 3. Cand.merc./Elective, Spring 2003.
København : Samfundslitteratur 2003 Compendium/lecture notes Søren Jeppesen / Managing environment and development projects (K85) : Module 1. Cand.merc./Elective, Spring 2003.
København : Samfundslitteratur 2003 Compendium/lecture notes 2001 Søren Jeppesen; Eskild Holm Nielsen / Industry and environment in South Africa : Environment management and the manufacturing firm in a developmental context. DUCED-P9. Cand.merc.int og cand.merc. / elective spring 2001.
Frederiksberg : Samfundslitteratur 2001 Compendium/lecture notes Søren Jeppesen / Managing environment and development projects (K85) : Cand.merc./Elective, Spring 2001.
København : Samfundslitteratur 2001 Compendium/lecture notes




I N T H E M E D I A


2018 Midt i migrantkrisen: EU tjener masser af penge på Afrika 19/08/2018 // Politiken // ADAM HANNESTAD Debat: Klimaopråbets medunderskrivere 12/05/2018 // Politiken 2016 Små lån giver liv til drømme 13/07/2016 // Care.dk // Marie Torp Christensen 2014 Ekspert: Forbrugerne er ligeglade med ulykkerne 06/04/2014 // TV2/Nyhederne Online 2013 Erhvervsfokus giver færre penge til fattigdomskamp 30/11/2013 // Information // Ditte Jensen Nye muligheder i det afrikanske væksthus 27/11/2013 // Berlingske // Nikolai Steensgaard Virksomheder kæmper med CSR i forhold til ulande 24/10/2013 // DR P1 Morgen 7.09 (resumé) // Andreas Just 2012 Europas fattige skal da også shoppe 12/12/2012 // Politiken // Peter G. H. Madsen Socialt ansvar hos Adidas ift OL i London 14/07/2012 // P# Nyhederne kl. 17 // Nikolaj Socialt ansvar hos Adidas ift OL I London 14/06/2012 // P3 Nyheder Gør genbrugstøj mere skade end gavn i fattige lande? 10/02/2012 // Etik.dk // Tobias Stern Johansen Gør genbrugstøj mere skade end gavn i fattige lande? 10/02/2012 // Kristeligt Dagblad // Tobias Stern Johansen Socialt ansvar blomstrer i Kenya 12/01/2012 // DR2 Deadline Socialt ansvar i blomsterindustrien i Kenya 12/01/2012 // DR2, Deadline, kl. 17 // Camilla Thorning Danske virksomheder bør kræve gode arbejdsforhold i u-landene 12/01/2012 // DR2 Deadline 17.00 (resumé) 2011 Sponsorbørn ender som arbejdsløse 09/09/2011 // MetroXpress​Danskerne vil ikke købe afrikansk frugt 28/04/2011 // DR P! Morgen 06.00, 07.00 2010 Der er langt til Afrika 01/01/2011 // Samvirke​ Åbenhed gav bagslag 20/08/2010 // Dansk Handelsblad​ Kommentar til SFs forslag om at ansætte unge i opkvalificeringsjob og virksomheders sociale ansvar 09/02/2010 // DR Nyheder 9.00 ​Chefer skal lokkes til at tage unge ind. 09/02/2010 // MetroXpress​ Nyt firkløver tager teten i klimapolitikken 03/02/2010 // Kristeligt Dagblad 2007 Socialt ansvar som sovepude 27/11/2007 // DJØF Bladet, nr. 21




S U P E R V I S I O N


Supervision of master thesis MSC BLC Business and Development Studies, Cand.Merc. & Cand. Ling. Merc.; Supervision of CBS Assistant Professors I’m supervising Master theses students and PhD Scholars (in Denmark and a number of African countries).





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