That’s a wrap!

That’s a wrap! Never did we think that we could learn as much as we did in these last two weeks. We knew that traveling to four different countries and visiting 15 companies would be keeping us busy, but we were able to immerse ourselves into each culture within that time as well; therefore, surpassing […]

Copenhagen and The End

We visited the very impressive company Maersk in Copenhagen. There, we had the privilege of listening to Jonas Linnebjerg, head of Marketing Management Consulting, Frederik Dage, consultant in Management Consulting, and Thomas Lassen about Strategy Development. All three men were extremely passionate and knowledgeable about the company, and put their full culture on display for […]

Malmo, Sweden

We met with Christer Heiderman to discuss Marketing and Sales at Saab Kockums. They are a company that invests heavily in aeronautics, surveillance and robotics, amongst other things. Their company has 7,000-8,000 employees in total. With so many employees, we were very interested to find out more about their company culture and the ways in […]

An Excursion in Review: A Global Perspective

Scandinavia had so much to offer and so much to learn from. Nowhere was this more obvious than the unique cultural perspective imparted on the companies that grow directly from Scandinavian soil. Every business we visited, from naval defense contractor Saab – Kockums to conversion rate optimization group Conversionista, each company had a Scandinavian flair […]

Stockholm Syndrome

Ericsson For being a business with over 95,000 employees worldwide, we learned that Ericsson Telecommunications Company puts much care into their company culture and the rightful treatment of their employees. Their office in Sweden has recently scaled down to about 10,000 employees. As a company, they have made strides in becoming more agile, with interconnected […]

Skål Denmark! Skål Mikkeller!

The last visit of this fantastic business journey in Scandinavia, and probably the most expected visit for many members of our group was to Mikkeller, a microbrewery founded in 2006 in Copenhagen, Denmark by Mikkel Borg Bjergsø. He was a high school teacher whose passion and dedication for brewing his beer recipes led him to […]

Sinch: Enriching Engagement

Sinch: Enriching Engagement A bit about Sinch: Today our first visit on the agenda is to Sinch, a leading cloud communications platform that brings businesses and people closer with tools enabling personal engagement. They provide an invisible software platform through which companies can contact customers. Since the firm was launched in 2008 in Stockholm, Sweden, […]

The Differing Themes of Finland’s Business Landscape

Traveling through the Nordic countries and visiting hand-picked businesses that represent the best that Scandinavia has to offer has so far been an extremely informative and positive experience. We notice commonalities across each of the companies and academic institutions that transcend industry, size, and maturity.  While our preparations for the travel course gave us a […]

Goodbye Scandinavia

After completing our visit to Estonia we boarded an overnight cruise ship to head off to Stockholm, Sweden. The cruise ship featured a very nice buffet dinner with unlimited wine and beer served throughout. Many individuals took advantage of this and as a result slept very peacefully throughout the voyage to Stockholm. Upon Arriving in […]

So Long, Farewell!

We have had an amazing time in Scandinavia and are a little sad to see this adventure end. We have learned a lot throughout these business visits and were lucky enough to have some great cultural experiences. In all we have noticed 3 major themes happening with these companies in Scandinavia: Sustainability, Flat Business Structure, […]