COVID19 forskningsprojekter hos Institut for Virksomhedsledelse

Reboot Denmark: Insuring Business Continuity with IT

IT may not be the main concern of Business Denmark in this COVID19 moment but it is and will be the main tool to keep the wheels turning. The project “Reboot Denmark: Insuring Business Continuity with IT” aims at collecting the experiences of CIOs and IT leaders and redistribute them in the business community. The good experiences to be repeated, the bad experiences to be avoided, and the ugly experiences because we also need them to learn the hard way.  

The IT world is taken by assault from all sides of business to sustain organizations in two aspects: support the reorganizing to face the crises and support old and new customer facing processes. Clearly this is more than implementing video conferencing tools. It requires collaboration between business and IT leaders. It requires prioritizing the parts of business that need to be scaled in these specific times and sustain the parts of business that will allow organizations to survive in the long run. 

The project aims at covering the time dimension in three phases: 1) what should and can IT do during the crises, 2) what are the IT preparations necessary for the immediate aftermath, and 3) how to adjust IT for business survival and prosperity in the long run.  

All CIOs, IT leaders, IT managers are welcome to get in touch with Professor Andrea Carugati and share their stories: the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Professor Andrea Carugati

The urgency of cost-efficient decision-making in hospitals during the Covid-19 crisis

During the Covid-19 pandemic, national hospital systems experience out of the ordinary pressures on cost and capacity rearrangement and decision-making. Alternative price negotiations with staff take place while optimizing hospital capacity and resources, regarding both medical equipment, physical space and medical staff. We wish to identify conflicting gaps between ideal planning and cost information for flexible crisis decision-making and actual available data. Based on a theoretical assessment of this information, we aim at contributing to practice with understandings of how to make cost-efficient and flexible decisions which ultimately safe lives and enable a controlled reopening of society. We likewise contribute theoretically to the general larger question of how to deliver cost efficient health care. The project will include interviews with hospital financial managers and a collection of cost account information applied for decision making.  

Co-author er tidligere hospitalsdirektør Lars Dahl Pedersen

Associate professor Margit Malmmose

How does the corona crisis affect customers' attitudes to smart home products?

Are we getting so accustomed here in the crisis to using more technology in the home that we will see a new pattern of consumption and thus an increased demand for smart home solutions? We will try to find an answer to that. In the coming weeks, we will ask consumers in Denmark, Germany, UK and Italy about their attitude and expectations for the use of digital and internet-based products and services at home. The goal is to find out if the Corona crisis is changing people's attitudes towards such products.

Lektor Marco Hubert, Professor Andrea Carugati, Professor Børge Obel, postdoc Lone Dalkjær Kavin


Responsibility attributions for COVID-19, food safety concern and sustainable consumption patterns

This project aims to find out whether individuals assign the responsibility of preventing a virus outbreak in future to the selves, the marketers and/or the government. These factors are then linked to consumers’ willingness to avoid game meat consumption as well as to purchase animal welfare products and eco-friendly products. Further, an increase in food safety concern is expected that, in return, would additionally influence sustainable consumption patterns. Chinese samples from regions affected to varying degrees of risk (Hubei, Guangdong, and other provinces) are collected using the sampling service of

The first results have now been published in the article "Potential consequences of COVID-19 for sustainable meat consumption: the role of food safety concerns and responsibility attributions” and can be found here:

PhD student Xisi Yang, HHL Leipzig in Germany, guest at MAPP


The management of HR and employee experiences during the covid-19 pandemic

The International Labor Organization (ILO, 2020) outlines that COVID-19 will negatively affect the world of work in quantitative and qualitative terms. Organizations around the world adapted their people management approaches over the past weeks. Our survey study investigates how HR and employee experience managers perceive the current COVID-19 pandemic to learn about organizational responses to a crisis from a people management perspective. 

Associate Professor Ann-Kristina Løkke Møller and PhD student Marie Freia Wunderlich