Awards for this year's best theses presented at joint graduation ceremony at Aarhus University

At the annual BSS graduation ceremony, the Danish Export Association presented its awards for this year's best theses. In addition to the title, the winners also received a cash prize for their export-promoting work.

2012.10.17 | Line Ziegler Laursen

On Friday 5 October, the Danish Export Association presented its awards for best bachelor's thesis and best master's thesis from Aarhus University, Business and Social Sciences.

The awards went to Morten Schou Jakobsen and Mads Nedergaard for their bachelor's thesis on the clash of cultures in the integration of acquired companies as well as Magnus Skriver and Randi Mortensen for their master's thesis 'Danish export potential in the N-11 Markets - A dynamic gravity approach'.

New knowledge in the export area
These theses were chosen because they bring new knowledge to the field of exports and demonstrate a high level of expertise.

- Cultural differences can be challenging, and we therefore wanted to write a thesis about the specific challenges facing a Danish company which acquires a foreign company, says Morten Schou Jakobsen about the winning bachelor's thesis.

Morten Schou Jakobsen and Mads Nedergaard have both recently completed the BSc programme in Economics and Business Administration and have now started on the MSc programme in 'International Business' and 'Finance and International Business', respectively, at Aarhus University, School of Business and Social Sciences.


Morten Schou Jakobsen (left) and Mads Nedergaard

All the winners are extremely pleased about the prize, which actually came as a bit of a surprise.

- We never imagined that we would win this award, so we are obviously quite surprised but also very happy, says Magnus Skriver.

Magnus Skriver and Randi Mortensen have both completed the MSc programme in International Economic Consulting at Aarhus University, School of Business and Social Sciences. Magnus Skriver is now a project employee at Ennova, whereas Randi Mortensen is currently job-hunting.

Awards for students who understand the importance of exports
This is the third time the Danish Export Association presents its awards. Along with the honour comes a cash prize of DKK 8,000 for the best bachelor's thesis and DKK 12,000 for the best master's thesis.

- We must not forget the importance of exports, which is why we would like to honour students who contribute new knowledge in the area, explains Ulrik Dahl, managing director of the Danish Export Association.

The Danish Export Association is a private, nationwide association established to help facilitate its members' export work and make it more effective. The association currently has approx. 500 member companies and serves as an export network, enabling the members to share knowledge, experiences and contacts. The association carries out approx. 35 joint export campaigns worldwide each year.

Further information
Magnus Skriver
Winner of the Danish Export Association's award for best master's thesis
Tel.: +45 61 16 07 62
Email: mskriver84@gmail.com

Morten Schou Jakobsen
Winner of the Danish Export Association's award for best bachelor's thesis
Tel.: +45 22 84 16 17
Email: mortensj@gmail.com

Sebastian Schwarz
Executive Assistant in the Danish Export Association
Tel.: +45 23 66 77 88
Email: sebastian.schwarz@dk-export.dk

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