Call for applications for the PhD Course in Labour, Development and Innovation

The call for applications for the PhD Course in Labour, Development and Innovation (for admission to the XXXVII cycle a.a. 2021-2022) has been published. The final deadline for online submissions of applications is July 6, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. (local time).

Further information available at https://www.fmb.unimore.it/en/dottorato/admission-procedures/

Presentation of the Doctorate and information on the selection procedure will be disseminated online during the webinar on  June 22, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CET (registration form available at this link).

PhD B4S - Business for Society

DISEADE - Department of Business and Law University of Milano-Bicocca

Application deadline: June 16, 2021 at noon

Further info: b4s@unimib.it

Research areas:

  • strategic management,
  • sustainable innovation,
  • social responsibility.

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Brief description
The world of business and management is undergoing rapid and profound changes. Theories, practices and strategies that worked well in the past, apparently are no longer useful nowadays. Thus, institutional leaders, policy makers and managers are confronted by novel situations and challenges without historical precedent, that demand greater understanding in terms of theories, methods and approaches.

The Ph.D program in “Business for Society” is an integrated work and research program for those who are oriented towards making a significant contribution to the field of strategic management, innovation, and social responsibility.

Contacts
Director: Prof. Paola Bongini
Email: Paola.bongini@unimib.it

Deputy Director: Prof. Elisabetta Marafioti
Email: elisabetta.marafioti@unimib.it

More information: b4s.unimib.it

Mission and topics covered
The program is designed to advance the theoretical and professional development of students in the business arena by extending their management knowledge, equipping them with broad research and process management skills, and enabling them to make a key leadership contribution to their chosen research fields. Graduates of the program will have extended knowledge of emerging business and management ideas and deeper understanding of their relevance to applied business settings.

The key characteristics of the PH.D in Business for society are: multidisciplinarity, flexibility, and internationality.

Interdisciplinarity is ensured by a faculty made up of scholars belonging to multiple disciplines and by a teaching activity focused mainly on the methods and nature of the phenomena subject of study rather than on specific disciplinary approaches, as well as by accepting candidates with master degrees in social sciences, broadly defined in order to include management, business administration, economics, organization sciences, law and economics, etc.

Flexibility, instead, is guaranteed not only by respect for the specific research and professional interests of candidates, but also by the continuous encouragement to pursue these interests, drawing on all useful disciplinary “knowledge”. The PH.D program is in fact designed so that, while providing candidates with a common set of knowledge, skills and competences necessary to carry out qualified research activities, allows them to follow personalized study and research paths.

Candidates will also gain a global perspective with faculty members from prestigious foreign universities. The program is taught in English and students are encouraged to spend one or more semesters abroad, visiting other highly ranked universities or highly qualified research institutions.

Career opportunities
While our primary intention is providing graduates with a strong theoretical and methodological background to enter the world of academia, their research topics are also directly relevant for business and politics. The program indeed is designed to train students to develop solutions to complex problems and to develop social and conceptual skills they need to advise others and to (contribute to) manage different types of business activities. In particular, the following opportunities are open to those completing the Ph.D. program:

  • highly qualified personnel in research and training institutions
  • professionals in leading management and strategic consulting firms
  • high level professional roles in national (ministries, regulatory authorities, local public institutions) and international (EIB, IMF, World Bank, European Commission, European Central Bank) public institutions with a focus on project management and monitoring; policy intervention design and policy evaluation;
  • managerial roles in multinational companies, mainly in departments dealing with R&D, human resources, corporate social responsibility, investor and external relations, marketing and communication;
  • entrepreneurs or highly qualified personnel in innovative start-ups, social businesses, and benefit corporations.
  • High level professional roles in NGOs operating in Italy or abroad in different context, mainly as project designers, project managers and evaluators, as well as project and scenario analysts.

Learning approach
Our academically rigorous courses introduce students to the latest concepts in management research and help them develop the skills they need not only to carry out their research projects but also to manage the ongoing technological, economic and social transformations, through a strong cooperation with the business world and the civil society.

Analyzing a complex phenomenon requires an important effort of collaboration between several scientific disciplines. The multidisciplinary approach, in fact, is certainly the richest and most fruitful in terms of real and substantial understanding of the changes that characterize the contemporary context. Disciplines most involved are business economics in all its articulations – management, organization, strategy, and marketing – law and solid foundations of economics and analytical and quantitative methods. Students can customize their study plan depending on their research interests from the second year onwards.

Internationalization & Employability
The PhD programme on Business for Society has many international links with world renowned scholars and institutions. The International Faculty includes scholars affiliated to top universities in several disciplines such as management and organization studies, economic law, finance, economics, and public administration.

The PhD programme promotes active participation to academic societies and favours visiting research opportunities across Europe and the entire world. The high internationalization of the PhD exchanges enhances the international profile of our PhD candidates and supports their competitiveness in the job market.  In this respect, the very nature of the PhD programme allows a constant link with businesses, public and third sector organizations committed to business for society. Several training initiatives such as labs, applied workshops and internships are also available to deliver professional competencies according to the latest market demand and to strengthen the continuous fruitful dialogue between academia and society.

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PhD Program in Security, Risk and Vulnerability

DIEC Dipartimento di Economia Università degli Studi di Genova

Application deadline: June 15, 2021
Further info: teresina.torre@economia.unige.it

Research areas:

  • Accounting
  • Management
  • Organisation
  • Banking and finance

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Investigating trauma: Methodological, emotional, and ethical challenges for the qualitative researcher

Call for papers for: Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management

Submissions open: 31st July 2021

Submission deadline: 19th November 2021

This proposed special issue intends to address the methodological, ethical and emotional challenges for the qualitative researcher when researching trauma.  Trauma occurs when a person’s coping mechanisms are overwhelmed (see Van der Kolk, 1998, Young, 1995).  Traumas frequently occur in extreme contexts such as natural disasters, wars, and illegal transport of migrants, but may also be found in more everyday contexts like hospitals and social housing, such as the Grenfell Tower fire in the UK in 2017.  The current pandemic outbreak of Covid-19 is a striking example of an extreme context which can lead to trauma.

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Most literature about trauma can be found in the fields of psychology and medicine where the importance of reflecting on methodological, ethical and emotional challenges when conducting trauma research is highlighted.  The field of management and organization studies is largely missing such reflexive accounts of researchers.  Such accounts are essential for a better understanding of the phenomenon of trauma for organizations and management in general and are necessary for an increased awareness of the challenges for organization and management researchers.  While some research acknowledges that trauma scholars need to be able to deal with participants’ vulnerability, there is very little research conducted that considers the emotional effects on the researcher (Stoler, 2002, Campbell, 2013).  Conducting research in extreme and traumatic contexts is challenging as it deals with stressful and potentially shocking experiences of injustices and suffering that can create feelings of guilt and exhaustion in the researcher (Morse and Field, 1995, Dickson-Swift et al., 2007).  Even studying secondary traumatic accounts in documents without direct contact with those who had experienced the traumas, can result in “sleeping disorders, emotional changes and a need for social support” (Dickson-Swift et al., 2007).

The purpose of this special issue is to collect (self-)critical accounts of organization and management researchers based on their various methodological, emotional, and ethical experiences in studying trauma.  We are interested in how researching trauma – whether intentional at the outset of the research process or emergent during the research endeavour – may impact the qualitative researcher and the research process.  The intention is to bring together a collection of thought-provoking papers that can help to further develop our understanding to improve trauma research practice in organization and management studies.

An indicative list of topics for empirical and conceptual papers for this special issue includes:

  • The emotional experience of researching trauma;
  • Ethical challenges and regulation of trauma research;
  • Factors affecting the social construction of official responses to trauma and their contents;
  • The impact of collective memory, its absence and cultural norms and values on the research of trauma;
  • The implications of Covid-19 and/ or other disease outbreak research for the qualitative researcher;
  • Usefulness or otherwise of documents produced by official investigations to trauma in organisations
  • Autoethnographic or insider accounts of research into specific traumas, including reflections of a researcher’s prior experience on their understanding of trauma;
  • Reflective essays on ownership of trauma(s) and any rights of the researcher;
  • Considerations of whether academic accounts contribute to closure and development of understanding around trauma;
  • Experiential learning through researching trauma;
  • Transferability of concepts from other disciplines for studying trauma in organisations and management;
  • Intersectional perspective (e.g. effects of gender, race and class) on trauma and on researching trauma;
  • Researcher’s response to unexpected trauma when conducting qualitative research;
  • Resilience or other responses to trauma;
  • Challenges of researching the wider impacts of trauma.

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Call for papers – EBCA 4: Entrepreneurship: behavioral and cognitive approaches

LaRGE Research Center, the research center in management and finance of EM Strasbourg Business School, University of Strasbourg, will organize the fourth workshop on behavioral and cognitive approaches in entrepreneurship on 14th and 15th of October 2021. The workshop aims to bring together all researchers working on any behavioral or cognitive aspect of entrepreneurship.

 

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We welcome contributions from economics, psychology, neuroscience, finance and management science but also from other disciplines such as sociology, linguistics or history, with an empirical, theoretical or methodological perspective. 

Proposals (full papers, extended abstract, research dissemination, or PHD workshop paper) can be submitted https://ebca2021.em-strasbourg.eu before June 1st 2021.

Authors of accepted papers will be notified on July 15 2021.

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CALL FOR CHAPTERS
Handbook Innovative Research Methods for Corporate Governance

Editors:
Nicola Cucari – Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Sibel Yamak – University of Wolverhampton, UK
Salvatore Esposito De Falco – Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Bill Lee – Sheffield University, UK

DEADLINE: November 15, 2021

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Empirical methods, both quantitative and qualitative, have a long history and tradition in corporate governance research (Judge, 2008; Tosi, 2008; Hambrick et al., 2008; Buchanan et al., 2014; Zattoni & Van Ees, 2012; McNulty et al., 2013). Methodological problems are “important from the perspectives of both academic rigor and practical relevance” (Filatotchev & Wright, 2017, p. 455). The predominant research method in a particular area may have significant impact on the relevance (Gabrielsson et al., 2019). The corporate governance research is still subject to numerous debates, which also encompass research methodologies and traditions in the field, like any other issues in management discipline (Lee, 2020). Generally, quantitative methodology is associated with the rational and objective measurement of observable phenomena. Quantitative approach is usually described as “objective and relies heavily on statistics and figures” (Lee, 1992, p. 88) and, thus, data is typically selected and analyzed in a numerical form (Singh, 2006; Goertz & Mahoney, 2012). While qualitative approach is “subjective and utilizes language and description” (Lee, 1992, p. 88), since it is a naturalistic approach (Denzin & Lincoln, 1994), focusing on assessment of subjective phenomena as ideas, opinion and pattern.

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Ageing society and sustainability

Dear all,

Ageing Society has been identified as one of the Grand Challenges for both the UK and China. There is a great need to understand its opportunities and challenges from social, economic, art and humanity, medical and engineering perspectives.   

You are cordially invited to participate in the interdisciplinary session of the Association of British Chinese Professors (ABCP) 2021 Conference (Birmingham University,  2-3 July online), which will be a good opportunity to promote your research to a UK and Chinese audience and to forge new collaboration.

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Topics?

We welcome both empirical and conceptual papers. All methodologies are welcome. Topics include (but not limited to) the following:

  • Career transition in an ageing society
  • Sustainable and responsible organizational practice
  • Healthy ageing and wellbeing of 50+
  • Designing for age-friendly cities, communities and housing
  • Inclusive design and accessibility
  • Impact of emerging technologies on work and employment
  • Security and privacy issues around ageing society
  • Community support for an ageing society
  • Sustainable and resilient service

If you are interested, please click the link and fill in the simple form, I would like to know more.
Should you need any questions, please contact: abcp2021_interdisciplinarity@abcp.org.uk
Please circulate to people who might be interested in.

Best wishes,

Wen

Dr Wen Wang (BA, MSc, PhD (Eco), SFHEA)
Reader in HR Management and Employment Relations
University of Wolverhampton Business School, Room 210, MN Building; Nursery Street; City Campus North; Wolverhampton WV1 1AD| 
T: +44 (0)1902323756; E: WenWang@wlv.ac.uk
W: https://www.wlv.ac.uk/about-us/our-staff/wen-wang/
Twitter: @WenWang49756744

On-going project: Diversity and Inclusion Practices at Workplace
Three myths of Diversity and Inclusion practices
Walsall Diversity and Inclusion Project (Oct 2020-March 2021)
The Walsall Diversity Project Survey, please participate if  you are from Walsall (£250 prize)
In the media: FDI and job security  

International Case Development Competency Training on

“Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets” - IEEM 2021

School of Business Studies, Sharda University announces – IEEM 2021 in association with its academic partner - Emerald Publications, and their Case Collection Emerald Emerging Market Case Study EMCS. We invite prospective Case authors to participate in International Case Development Competency Training on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets – IEEM 2021 from April 22, 2021, onwards and seek suitable publication opportunities.

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About IEEM 2021

Change, Innovation, and Growth have been instrumental in the creation of authentic opportunities by any entrepreneur. An entrepreneur faces variegated challenges while exploring a business model with distinctly unique elements. An entrepreneur needs to study and understand his customers’ pain points, their priorities, and how value addition can be done to maintain the viability of a fledgling venture. Businesses need to match or exceed the competition, procure raw material or technology, raise finance, or market their offerings. Sourcing funds for an instinctive idea, assessing the viability and size of the business proposition, building a team of like-minded experts in their roles, balancing career with an unpredictable opportunity, on-the-spot creative thinking for an alternative route to an unprecedented situation is a few of unforeseen challenges faced in these ecosystems. A collaborative business approach is thus looked to validate an unknown factor that balances complicating questions in the context of expectations.

The proposed workshop would broadly focus on developing primary case studies to document the tribulations of an Entrepreneur. This novel workshop aims at handholding case authors by providing them constructive mentorship at every stage of a primary Case Study development. Case authors will be guided by Industry mentors, renowned resource persons and academicians, eminent Case Authors, copy editing professionals, and journal editors to cite a few, at all phases of case writing and publication. IEEM 2021 is a unique collaboration involving academia, established industry partners, start-up ventures, entrepreneurs, and scholars. A novel attempt is afoot to guide and handhold aspiring case-authors to work from a basic idea to a final case study.

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Call for EOI Book Chapters: Handbook of Mixed Methods in Business and Management

Editors

  • Professor Roslyn Cameron, Torrens University Australia
    E: ros.cameron@laureate.edu.au
    Professor Cameron is currently a Board member of the Mixed Methods International Research Association (MMIRA) and Co-Founder (2011- to present) and Co-Convenor of the ANZAM Mixed Methods Research SIG.
  • Dr Xanthe Golenko, Bolton Clark, Australia
    E:  xgolenko@boltonclarke.com.au

Publisher
This book is scheduled to be published by Edward Elgar.
This publication is anticipated to be released in 2022-23.

Call for Chapters - EOI
Chapter Proposal Deadline: 30th April 2021
Review/Acceptance of Chapter proposals: 30th May 2021
Full Chapters Due: 30th October 2021
Reviews of Chapters completed: 20th December 2021
Revisions and Final Submission due:  End March 2022

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Objective

The aim of the Handbook of Mixed Methods Research in Business and Management, will be to provide an essential resource for anyone interested in the contemporary, emerging, and evolving practice of mixed methods research and scholarship. It is anticipated that the Handbook of Mixed Methods Research in Business and Management will offer foundational mixed methods research (MMR) design concepts and considerations, as well as coverage of MMR across a variety of business and management disciplines and sub-disciplines together with a section dedicated to innovative MMR designs and analytical techniques.

Current plans involve approximately 30 chapters of the handbook organized across the following 3 sections:

  • Part A: Foundations of Mixed Methods Research Designs and Features
  • Part B: Discipline and Sub-Discipline specific utility of Mixed Methods Research Designs
  • Part C: Innovations in Mixed Methods Research Designs and Data Analysis Techniques

Target Audience

The book is mainly intended to support an academic audience (academics, university teachers, researchers and post-graduate students – both Master and Doctorate levels). In addition, this book will be of benefit to public and private institutions, developers and researchers within business and management fields and in policy development and business and management professionals interested in evidence-based decision making.

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Call for Papers: Special Issue “Experimental Designs to Address Current Challenges in Entrepreneurship Education Research” at EE&P

Special Issue „Experimental Designs to Address Current Challenges in Entrepreneurship Education Research“ at EE&P. This special issue is a joint initiative from USASBE and ECSB and we aim to bring together scholars working in entrepreneurship education and using experimental designs as a method in their field. There will be several events throughout 2021 where, as a prospective author to the special issue, you will have the chance to learn more about the topic from the Guest Editors and receive preliminary feedback on your work.

Submissions are welcomed between February 1st and March 31, 2022.

https://journals.sagepub.com/pb-assets/cmscontent/EEX/Special%20Issue%20Experiments_%20Call%20for%20papers_FINAL-1607466853820.pdf

Call for Papers Special Issue of Journal of Organizational Behavior Collective reactions to organizational change

Collective reactions to organizational change

This special issue of Journal of Organizational Behavior invites scholars from different disciplines to reflect on collective reactions to organizational change, thereby making novel, relevant, innovative and impactful  contributions to the literature on organizational change.  For more information and to see the full Call for Papers, please refer to https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10991379 

Submission Deadline: December 15, 2021

Guest Editors:
Alannah Rafferty, Griffith Business School, (a.rafferty@griffith.edu.au)
Dave Bouckenooghe, Brock University (a.rafferty@griffith.edu.au)
Gavin Schwarz, UNSW Business School (g.schwarz@unsw.edu.au)
Karin Sanders, UNSW Business School (k.sanders@unsw.edu.au)

If you have questions about a potential submission, feel free to contact any of the guest editors.

Call for Papers for ASAC 2021

Moving Beyond 2020: Considering Impacts on Business and Society

The 2021 conference will be held virtually from June 12-15. The Call for Papers and more information on the conference is also available at ASAC.ca.

 

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The year 2020 brought with it unprecedented challenges and the possibility of unforeseen and long-lasting changes. The question we ask at ASAC 2021 is: “How can research in business and management help people and organisations in Canada and around the world prepare for a future that promises to be significantly different than previously imaginable?”

As an association of business academics, we hope your members might be interested in submitting on this topic or any other related to one of our 20 business and management divisions.

ASAC offers developmental support for research encouraging both full paper and works-in-progress submissions. Every year, we welcome 500+ academics from across Canada and beyond. The deadline to submit is March 5, 2021 at midnight eastern time.


Contributions pour ASAC 2021, Au-delà de 2020: Tenir compte des impacts sur les entreprises et la société. La conférence 2021 se tiendra virtuellement du 12 au 15 juin. L'appel à communications et plus d'informations sur la conférence sont disponibles à ASAC.ca.
L'année 2020 a apporté avec elle des défis sans précédent et la possibilité de changements imprévus et durables. La question que nous posons à l'ASAC 2021 est la suivante: «Comment la recherche en affaires et en gestion peut-elle aider les personnes et les organisations au Canada et dans le monde à se préparer à un avenir qui promet d'être considérablement différent de ce qui était imaginable auparavant?»

En tant qu'association d'universitaires de commerce, nous espérons que vos membres pourraient être intéressés à soumettre sur ce sujet ou tout autre lié à l'une de nos 20 divisions commerciales et de gestion.

L'ASAC offre un soutien au développement de la recherche en encourageant les soumissions d'articles complets et de travaux en cours. Chaque année, nous accueillons plus de 500 universitaires de partout au Canada et d'ailleurs. La date limite pour soumettre est le 5 mars 2021 à minuit, heure de l'Est.

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XXX ACEDE - Conference

"Organizations 4.0: Sustainability and Knowledge"

The XXX ACEDE (Spanish Academy of Management) Conference "Organizations 4.0: Sustainability and Knowledge" will take place online, during 28th-30th June, 2021 from Cartagena (Spain).

The call for papers is available, EURAM members are welcome to send their research papers or proposals in the areas of Business Management and Administration. 

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The  XXX  ACEDE  Conference  will  have  plenary  sessions,  communications  organized according to areas of knowledge, interactive sessions and pre-doctoral workshops. The scientific  papers  to  be  sent  to  this  conference  should  deal  with  the  following  areas  of knowledge:  Operations  and  Technology  Management,  International  Management, Family  Business,  Business  Strategy,  Business  Function  and  Business  Creation, Marketing,  Human  Resources,  Financial  Economics,  Business  and  Society, Knowledge  Management  and  Teaching  Innovation.  These  sessions  will  be  held  in English and Spanish.

The Conference website is available at http://acede.org/congreso/ for paper submission and information  related  to  the  Conference.  The  website  will  be  updated  as  the  date  of  the conference approaches. 

The key dates of the Conference are: 

- Paper submission: from 20th December 2020 to 31st January, 2021.
- Announcement of accepted papers: 31st March, 2021.
- Conference: from 28th to 30th June 2021.

For  communications  accepted  in  2020  that  have  not  been  published  yet,  we  offer  the opportunity  to  present  them  at  the  Conference  to  be  held  in  2021.  To  resubmit  your communication,  the  same  or  a  slightly  improved  version  can  be  sent  using  the  normal procedure, maintaining the same title and order of authors compulsorily, and noting that it was already admitted in 2020 (so no new written review will be offered).

For any questions or queries, please contact: sistema@congresoacede.org


We are looking forward to seeing you at the XXX ACEDE Conference in 2021. 


Inocencia Mª Martínez León
President of the Organizing Committee

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Sinergie-SIMA 2021 Conference

LEVERAGING INTERSECTIONS IN MANAGEMENT THEORY AND PRACTICE - CALL FOR PAPERS

Dear friends,

In 2020 we have experimented the innovation of a fully virtual conference due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, current data has pushed SIMA’s Board to maintain the conference virtual for  June  2021.  Nonetheless,  should  conditions  change  substantially  we  keep  the  possibility  of warmly  welcoming  you  to  Palermo  for  an  in-person  conference  open.  Our  aim  is  to  support  the ongoing scientific debate and ensure that all participants have the opportunity to gain inspiration for their research and discuss their work during the conference. We are therefore preparing to host the conference on a  digital platform  able  to facilitate  a  variety  of  session  types  and different ways of engaging  the  participants  to  the  conference.  We  aim  to  deliver  a  multifaceted,  constructive experience in which plenary and parallel sessions are complemented by occasions to gain in-depth feedback on the work presented as well as occasions for more informal networking and community building.

With our very best wishes for your continued health, safety and security,

Sandro Castaldo, SIMA - Arabella Mocciaro Li Destri, University of Palermo - Marta Ugolini, Sinergie

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Sinergie  and  Sima’s  common  aim  is  to  develop  the  contribution  of  Italian  scholars  to  the international  debate  on  management  issues.  Since  2016,  Sinergie  and  Sima  work  together  to organize the annual conference, a scientific event based on the experience that Sinergie has matured over 30 years of activity and on Sima’s academic network. The Sinergie-Sima conference is therefore a well-established scientific meeting that brings together scholars from the field of management to present and discuss their research in a collaborative and friendly environment.


The main topic of the conference will be discussed in plenary and parallel sessions on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th June 2021.


The  plenary  sessions  will  centre  on  contributions  from  well-known  academics  and  professionals  who  will participate  in  the  debate  as  keynote  speakers,  discussants  or  interviewees.  In  the  parallel  sessions,  full papers selected through a double-blind peer review, will be presented.


One  or  more  sessions  will  be  dedicated  to  the  presentation  of  extended  abstracts  to  give  conference participants the opportunity to present their most recent research and receive comments and suggestions from the session chair and other participants in constructive discussion sessions.


A  special  track  will  be  dedicated  specifically  to  Management  Case  studies.  These  case  studies  may  be written and presented by academics in collaboration with firm managers. Selected cases may be invited to become part of the SIMA and SIM Case series published with Pearson.
Furthermore, a pre-conference Paper Development Workshop will be held on Wednesday 9th of June 2021 to give young scholars in-depth feedback from experienced faculty on their current research.


The  official  language  of  the  conference  is  English,  however  the  submission  of  full  papers  and  extended abstracts in Italian is welcome and a selection will be included in specific sessions.

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The Official Journal of ACEDE (Spanish Academy of Management)

BRQ-BUSINESS RESEARCH QUARTERLY

Call for Papers for the Special Issue on:

Our House is on Fire!

The Role of Business in Achieving the
2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2021

Co-editors of the Special Issue:

Javier Delgado-Ceballos, University of Granada, Spain

Natalia Ortiz-de-Mandojana, University of Granada, Spain

Raquel Antolin-Lopez, University of Almeria, Spain

Ivan Montiel, Baruch College, City University of New York, USA

 

With this call for papers, we invite research that advances knowledge on the role of business in meeting the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on time. In 2015, the UN launched the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which consists of 17 goals and 169 related targets aimed at tackling the global grand challenges of our era, including poverty, climate change, biodiversity loss, and inequality (see Figure 1). These 17 SDGs were the result of cross-sector collaboration among multiple stakeholders from 193 countries, including representatives of governments, companies, and civil society. The ultimate objective of the Agenda is to motivate immediate action to protect our planet and ensure a more sustainable future for all (Lu et al., 2015). According to the UN, the 17 SDGs are all interconnected (Sachs et al., 2019; Wang et al., 2019), such that simultaneous and urgent action is required on all of them (UN, 2015). For example, the loss of biodiversity cannot be reversed—if we fail to protect endangered species now, they will disappear forever (WWF, 2018).

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Even though the SDGs were launched as a call for action at the country level, the agenda recognizes that achieving the SDGs requires not only governmental intervention but also collective action among a number of different actors, including businesses and civil society. According to the Head of the UN Development Programme, “the new sustainable development agenda cannot be achieved without business” (UN News Centre, 2015). However, business scholars have only recently begun to acknowledge the crucial role of businesses in efforts to fulfill the SDGs (e.g., Buckley et al., 2017; George et al., 2016; van Zanten & van Tulder, 2018).

We know very little about how businesses can either help achieve the SDGs or delay progress and even exacerbate global grand challenges. Research at the intersection of business and SDGs is still rare. This is due, in part, to the novelty of the SDG framework (Howard-Grenville et al, 2019; van Zanten & van Tulder, 2018) and the lack of understanding of how to operationalize the SDGs (Sachs et al., 2019). Van Zanten and van Tulder (2018) offer an exception that provides interesting evidence of multinational enterprises’ engagement with the SDG framework. They argue that the degree of actionability of an SDG target, the approach to engaging with those targets (e.g., “doing good” versus “avoiding harm”), the home-host country context, and the industrial sector influence corporate engagement in the SDGs. Recently, Dror et al. (2019) examined the development of new financial instruments aimed at promoting the SDGs, while Rousseau et al. (2019) analyzed the role of nonprofit environmental organizations in the formation of sustainable cities and communities.

In sum, with this call for papers, we hope to motivate business scholars to conduct research that not only improves our understanding of how and when business can engage in SDGs but also provides solutions to pressing global grand challenges. We believe that an understanding of the business-SDG interface requires cross-disciplinary and multi-method research and, above all, thinking beyond established theoretical boundaries. Therefore, we invite papers that adopt different research approaches, both conceptual and empirical, and draw from different theoretical perspectives.

Possible research areas include but are not limited to:

  • New organizational theories and approaches to understanding the role of business in SDG implementation,
  • Time and space challenges in articulating firms’ integration of the SDGs,
  • Paradoxes and tensions in tackling SDGs simultaneously,
  • SDG greenwashing—rainbow revolution or rainbow wash?,
  • Cross-sector partnerships among different stakeholders (e.g., governments, businesses, international organizations, NGOs) aimed at advancing SDGs,
  • Regenerative organizations—how organizations embedded in society help advance the pursuit of SDGs,
  • Emotions and sustainability—compassionate organizing and venturing and SDGs, and
  • The translation of SDGs into actionable business practices.

 

Submission Guidelines and Deadlines

 

The deadline for submissions to the Special Issue is January 31, 2021. The review process will begin immediately after a paper is submitted. Full papers should be submitted via the journal’s online submission system at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/brq. Please follow the manuscript submission guidelines for BRQ Business Research Quarterly at: https://journals.sagepub.com/author-instructions/BRQ. For additional information on the Special Issue, please contact Javier Delgado-Ceballos at jdc@ugr.es.

 

  • Manuscript submission opens: October 1, 2020
  • Manuscript submissions closes: January 31, 2021
  • Publication of the Special Issue: Spring 2022 (tentative)

 

Information about BRQ Business Research Quarterly

 

BRQ Business Research Quarterly is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal that focuses on management topics. The journal is included in the following abstracting and indexing databases: Journal of Citation Report (Social Sciences Citation Index, impact factor: 3.250), the ANVUR ranking, General (Italy), Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC), Clarivate Analytics: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Comité National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS; France), Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, NSD (Norway), and SCOPUS.

 

 

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Etzion, D., Kypraios, E., & Forgues, B. (2019). Employing finance in pursuit of the sustainable development goals: the promise and perils of catastrophe bonds. Academy of Management Discoveries, 5(4), 530–554.

George, G., Howard-Grenville, J., Joshi, A., & Tihanyi, L. (2016). Understanding and tackling societal grand challenges through management research. Academy of Management Journal, 59(6), 1880–1895.

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SIMA Newsletter nr 10, October 2020

Dear Colleagues,
there have been two encouraging developments this month. The first is that, thanks to the contribution of its members, our blog Managementnotes.it is even more dynamic and lively. It was a place created in 2014 in order to circulate the results of research, make them available to the academic community and facilitate the sharing of opinions and insights. 

Since January 2020 we have published 22 articles, by 31 different authors belonging to 14 universities that have in total received more than 1000 likes on Facebook and more than 5000 impressions on Linkedin. The most liked was Prof. Tonino Pencarelli who received 286 likes for his article “Quale turismo in Italia dopo il coronavirus?” (What Kind of Tourism in Italy after Coronavirus?).

Read more: https://www.societamanagement.it/?mailpoet_router&endpoint=view_in_browser&action=view&data=WzksIjFlYTVkMTAwOTVjNyIsODU3LCIzZ2R1ZGF5eDljOHdjb2t3Yzg4Z3d3c3MwNHdja2NjdyIsNywwXQ

Call for Senior Editor Cogent Business & Management

https://think.taylorandfrancis.com/oabm-call-for-senior-editor/ 

Applications are invited for the post of Senior Editor of the Management section for the Journal, Cogent Business & Management

Deadline is 30 October 2020

The post is for a term of three years starting in January 2021, renewable by mutual consent for further terms at the publisher’s discretion.

About the Journal

Cogent Business & Management, part of the Routledge Journals portfolio at Taylor & Francis Group, is a multidisciplinary Open Access Journal that strives for inclusivity and global reach. The broad scope of the Journal creates a perfect environment to foster connections between researchers across all areas of Business & Management research.

Through Open Access publishing, we bring sound and scholarly research to people across the globe. Our Editor-in-Chief, Professor Len Tiu Wright, leads an expert and diverse international Editorial Board who undertake objective and constructive peer review. Each submission is evaluated on its own scholarly merit and research integrity.

Cogent Business & Management considers original research, review articles, letters and replication studies in the following five sections and broad topical areas – Management; Marketing; Operations Research, Information and Technology; Accounting, Corporate Governance and Business Ethics; and Banking and Finance.

Management Section
The Management section of the Journal encourages submissions that cover any area of management, including entrepreneurship, innovation, human resource management and careers, strategic management, international business, management education and development, gender and diversity in organizations, critical management studies, organizational behaviour, organizational change and organization and management theory. The section also welcomes papers that demonstrate relevance to business practice, policy, or potential for societal impact and it is open to various research methods, models and platforms.

The Journal is indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus and the Chartered Association of Business Schools’ Academic Journal Guide (often known as the ‘ABS list’).

For more information about the Journal and the publisher, please visit: https://www.cogentoa.com/journal/business-and-management or www.tandfonline.com/oabm

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Description of the Role

The Journal is seeking to appoint a Senior Editor with a strong academic background and publishing experience, as well as the passion to drive the Journal forward in an exciting period of change. Senior Editors lead and take responsibility for their assigned sections, supported by the Editor-in-Chief.

The publisher will provide an annual contribution to expenses incurred by the Senior Editor in the performance of the role.

Key Tasks

The tasks to be undertaken will include but will not be limited to:

  • Working with the Editor-in-Chief, other Senior Editors and the publisher to develop the editorial strategy and direction of Cogent Business & Management and acting as an ambassador for the Journal;
  • Leadership of the Management section of the Journal:
    • Working with the current team of Editors for the Management section, assigning team members manuscripts for them to coordinate the peer review process;
    • Recruiting new Editors for the Management section, working with the Editor-in-Chief
    • Co-ordinating the peer review of some manuscripts submitted to the Management section yourself and making final decisions on whether they will be published in the Journal; 
  • Commissioning high quality submissions to the Journal;
  • Commissioning topical special issues with active, well-respected Guest Editors;
  • Responsibility for enhancing the quality and reputation of the Journal, particularly in relation to the quantity, quality and timeliness of published research;
  • Upholding the highest standards of scholarship for the Journal and ensuring that all reviewers and authors uphold the Journal’s Code of Publishing Ethics and Editorial Policies.
  • Refreshing the team of Editors and pool of reviewers as necessary in terms of subject specialisms and geographical representation;
  • Attendance and networking at international conferences and events (online or in-person) to promote and solicit submissions, invited contributions, and special issue proposals;
  • Attending one Editorial meeting annually, also attended by the publisher.

Taylor & Francis will support you in all aspects of the role. We provide training and support on all editorial processes and system, including the Journal’s electronic submission and peer review system, Editorial Manager, which manages the peer-review process. We will provide you with regular journal performance data to inform your strategic decision-making, and offer guidance on strategic journal development, publishing ethics, and developments within the publishing landscape.

Candidate Experience

Interested in applying?

Becoming an editor for a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience where you will build your own networks, promote the research that you are passionate about, and be recognized as a leading figure within the academic community. It is a significant role, with a high profile, but one that we believe is compatible with an existing academic timetable.

We are seeking an outstanding and professional academic actively involved in the Management discipline with an international reputation for research excellence, and a passion for communication. Prior experience of editing an established Management journal is preferred, but not essential.

Some of the skills and attributes we would be looking for in a successful applicant:

  • Active in the scholarly community with strong personal networks
  • Confidence to engage with authors and researchers to solicit the highest quality submissions
  • Strong organizational skills to ensure that submissions are handled in a timely manner
  • The ability to foster positive working relationships with colleagues such as handling Editors

Key qualities sought for the position include energy, enthusiasm, managerial skills to oversee the editorial cycle, an understanding of research and publishing ethics, and the ability to meet deadlines and work effectively with a major publisher. Applicants should have clear employer or institutional support for this activity for the duration of the three-year appointment, including release time as necessary and general office support.

Application Procedure

If you would like to apply for the position of Senior Editor, please send your CV and a vision statement for the Management section to James Cleaver, Portfolio Manager for Business & Management at Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis Group, james.cleaver@tandf.co.uk, by the 31st  October 2020.

Your vision statement should be no longer than two pages and should cover:

  • Where you believe the Management field is going, and the Journal’s place within it
  • How you would work in partnership with your team of Editors for the Management section
  • How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions
  • How you would work with authors

All applications will be treated as strictly confidential. The publisher will judge each application on its merits without regard to the race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the candidate.

The Senior Editor role will begin from 1st January 2021.

28th CEEMAN Annual Conference

CEEMAN – the International Association for Management Development in Dynamic Societies (www.ceeman.org) is inviting you to join the 28th CEEMAN Annual Conference that will take place online on 23-25 September 2020 and discuss Ideas and Inspiration for Management Development from Fields Beyond Management. The conference is organized in partnership with IMD Lausanne, IEDC-Bled School of Management, and Moscow School of Management Skolkovo.

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28th Ceeman Annual Conference   Online

Top 5 benefits of participation:

  • 4 excellent keynotes with remarkable findings of high relevance for management - from biology, neuroscience, airplane industry experience, and arts
  • 3 days of live events for insights, inspiration, and experience exchange with colleagues from around the world
  • 6 weeks of advance online platform access for networking and connecting
  • posting your materials in a dedicated section of the conference online platform before, during and after the event
  • scheduling individual meetings and starting new international collaborations
  • interesting social events, including a livestream of a concert on Friday, 25 Sept!

Please read more about the Conference program, Poster session for faculty and researchers and other details on the conference website or contact CEEMAN Office at info@ceeman.org

It has come to our attention that with the current international travel restrictions due to COVID-19 and most training events going online, Erasmus+ Grant Support for the Mobility of Staff could cover “organizational support” of participation of teaching or administrative staff in online events that are at least 2 days long, in the amount of EUR 350 per person.

To provide for a collaborative and inclusive space, we encourage leaders of educational institutions to bring their faculty, staff, as well as students and alumni to the event to enrich the discussions, bring diversity of perspectives, and share a common vision.

Register here

We look forward to having you and your colleagues with us this September and to co-creating the Conference together!

Corporate Governance: An International Review

Call for Proposals: Review Issue 2022 Deadline for Submissions of Proposals: March 1, 2021

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Corporate Governance: An International Review

Call for Special Issue Proposals Deadline for Submissions of Proposals: August 1, 2021

For queries about this call for proposals, please feel free to contact the CGIR Editorsin-
Chief, Konstantinos Stathopoulos (k.stathopoulos@manchester.ac.uk) and Till
Talaulicar (till.talaulicar@uni-erfurt.de), or the editorial office of the journal
(CGIR@wiley.com).

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Corporate Governance - An International Review CfP

Special Issue on “Corporate Governance Mechanisms in light of the COVID-19 Crisis: How Financial Information and Regulation, Managerial Decision-Making, and Policy Intervention Can Shape the Economic Recovery"

Submission Deadline: August 1, 2021

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Guest Editors
Amedeo Pugliese, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain & University of Padua, Italy
Massimiliano Bonacchi, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Christine Botosan, Financial Accounting Standard Board, USA
Dhananjay Nanda, University of Miami, USA

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Managing Gender Equityand Equality across Borders:Research, Practice,and Evidence-based Recommendations

SPECIAL ISSUE CALL FOR PAPERS Guest Editors: Katharina Bader (Northumbria University, UK) Lena Knappert (VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands) Mila Lazarova (Simon Fraser University, Canada) Eddy Ng (Bucknell University, USA)

Gender  equity  and  equality  (i.e.,  giving  the  same  opportunities  to  men  and  women  and supporting them according to their specific needs) are among the grand global challenges as women comprise 50% of the world‘s population and its human capital (United Nations, 2019).

From an economic perspective, if managed effectively, increased gender equity and equality can enhance team and organizational performance (Hoogendoorn, Oosterbeek, & Van Praag, 2013; Roh & Kim, 2016). From a moral imperative, gender equity and equality contribute to women’s  opportunity  to  succeed  in  business  and  society  (Seierstad,  2016).  Yet,  although gender is among the most frequently addressed diversity dimensions, the progress towards gender equity and equality in business and society has been described as “stubborn” (Gavett & Perry, 2019) and “stalled” (Sandberg & Thomas, 2018).

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ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT JOURNAL

SPECIAL RESEARCH FORUM CALL FOR PAPERS

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JOINING CONVERSATIONS IN THE SOCIETY ON MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONS

When a manuscript is submitted to Academy of Management Journal (AMJ), editors and reviewers frequently ask: Does the study define a new conversation (theory/lens/paradigm) or divert an existing conversation into a meaningfully different area? Conversations about management and organizations are regularly taking place outside the field of management and its journals as well. Those outside of our field and academic halls may conceptualize organizations and management differently, emphasize organizational and managerial characteristics that are relevant to them, and focus on problems that have not received attention in our studies.

The objective of this Special Research Forum (SRF) is to encourage AMJ authors to join conversations on management and organizations that are taking place in societies around the world. Specifically, we would like to publish a collection of outstanding empirical studies that (1) contribute to the solutions of contemporary managerial and organizational problems and (2) introduce topics to AMJ readers that are seen as important outside of our field but are understudied by management scholars. Examples of such topics include the effects of caste systems on employment, discrimination, socioeconomic status and class in organizations, sexual harassment, diversity and inclusion in the workplace, organizational values, labor strikes, artificial intelligence, global health inequities, the movement of workforce across borders, bribery, political influence, private politics, transnational organizations, interconnected economic systems, and the organizational implications of national conflicts, wars, and international trade agreements and sanctions.

Consistent with AMJ’s mission, we seek to publish original, insightful, interesting, important, and theoretically bold studies that employ qualitative, quantitative, field, laboratory, meta-analytic, mixed, or other empirical methods. In addition to making strong empirical and theoretical contributions, submissions to the SRF are expected to explain how practitioners may help solve problems related to the research. In other words, authors are asked to shift their discussions from the traditional practical implications of their studies to proposing solutions to the underlying problems.

It is our hope that this SRF will attract research that goes beyond interestingness and takes on the difficult task of settling current debates in the society by developing new theories, applying existing theories to new problems, collecting and analyzing relevant data, and reporting credible findings.

TIMELINE AND SUBMISSION

Submissions are due between November 1 and November 30, 2020. Contributors should follow the directions for manuscript submission described in “Information for Contributors” in the front of each issue of AMJ and on AMJ's Contributor Information Page:

http://aom.org/Publications/AMJ/Information-for-Contributors.aspx.

Submitted manuscripts will be handled by the incoming editorial team of AMJ. The members of the team are:

Laszlo Tihanyi (Editor elect); Katherine DeCelles and Jennifer Howard-Grenville (Deputy Editors); and Andrew Carton, Amanda Cowen, Ilya Cuypers, Luis Diestre, Lindred Greer, Denis Grégoire, Ivona Hideg, Bart de Jong, Andrew Knight, Cindy Muir (Zapata), Andrew Nelson, Floor Rink, Matthew Semadeni, Marco Tortoriello, Elizabeth Umphress, Gurneeta Vasudeva, Heather Vough, Ingo Weller, Daphne W. Yiu, and Tammar B. Zilber (Associate Editors).

For queries about the submission process, please contact AMJ's Senior Managing Editor, Michael Malgrande, at mmalgrande@aom.org.

Borderlands: The Internationalisation Of Higher Education Teaching PracticesES

Expressions of Interest (Edited collection) - SPRINGER - Editors: Deborah Lock, Andrea Caputo, Paul Igwe, Dieu Hack-Polay - EOI Submission deadline: 30th September 2020 - Expected publication: Spring 2022

The history of education is one of creating, sharing and exploiting knowledge. Through the practices of Socrates, St Paul and the scholars of the Indian Rigvedic era, the notion of a knowledgeable wanderer aka a mobile academic (White, 2017) who shapes and influences communities through teaching emerges. This wandering scholar becomes increasingly important as borders and boundaries become blurred and virtual citizenship starts to impact on ways of working. Being able to teach seamlessly across cultures and political divides will be critical to ensuring a thriving higher education sector. This book aims to capture the impact of academic mobility on the universality of teaching practices which have been informed by academics’ original cultures being modified to align with those of a host culture. Irrespective of any underlying incentives or motives – intellectual, economic and or lifestyle (Kim, 2017; Florida, 2004), issues such entering existing communities of practice (Xiaoli et al, 2010), intellectual isolation (Pels, 2000), cultural dissonances and local-national geopolitical constraints can be an obstacle to effective acculturation and result in educational poverty in terms of compromised diversity and inclusivity.

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Dynamic Capabilities: New Ideas, Microfoundations, and Criticism

Special Issue Journal of Management & Organization Call for Papers 2021. Submission Deadline for the Special Issue: 30th January 2021.

Background to the Special Issue
The dynamic capabilities framework “was created with an ambitious agenda in mind, namely, to provide a general framework to help scholars and practitioners understand the foundations of firm- level competitive advantage and associated enterprise value creation and maintenance” (Teece 2014, p. 328). We have seen much progress to come closer to this vision including a healthy and critical debate on the theoretical underpinnings of dynamic capabilities, their microfoundations, their measurement and policy implications.
In this special issue, we call for papers of conceptual or empirical nature that advance our thinking on dynamic capabilities. We invite research that tackles pertinent issues in relation to the theoretical underpinnings of dynamic capabilities and their microfoundations. One of these theoretical issues has been triggered by DiStefano, Peteraf, and Verona (2010) with their bibliometric analysis that revealed a divide of the intellectual camps around Teece and Eisenhardt discussing dynamic capabilities (see also Peteraf, DiStefano, Verona, 2013; Arndt and Pierce, 2018). We need to better understand and show the empirical implications of their findings.

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Other recent contributions to the dynamic capabilities literature have applied a microfoundations approach (Hallberg & Felin, 2020; Kurtmollaiev, 2020), linking explanatory mechanisms at the micro- level to macro-level organizational processes and outcomes (Barney & Felin, 2013; Devinney, 2013; Felin et al., 2012, 2013; Foss & Pedersen, 2016). In the context of dynamic capabilities, a microfoundational approach would involve unpacking the processes by which dynamic capabilities are created, expressed and transformed within organizations. What is the role of dynamic managerial capabilities in this context (Adner and Helfat, 2003)? We are in need of innovative empirical approaches to tackle these issues.
There is a dearth of research outlining the policy implications of dynamic capability research. With the exception of work by Teece and Helfat and co-authors, there are few inquiries showing the value capturing potential of dynamic capabilities (Teece, 2018; Helfat and Raubitschek, 2018) and their implications for anti-trust (Sidak and Teece, 2009). We attest that there is more room for inquiries exploring these themes.
The dynamic capabilities framework has received criticism and in particular regarding the clarity of its main constructs (Kurtmollaiev, 2020) as well as the difficulty of specifying initial conditions (Hallberg & Felin, 2020). As recent contribution to this ongoing conversation illustrate, the multi-level and dynamic nature of phenomena the dynamic capabilities framework seeks to explain has been insufficiently acknowledged. Possibly, work from specific dynamic capabilities such as absorptive capacity or ambidexterity could help closing these gaps.

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6th International Conference on Management and Organization

INTEGRATING ORGANIZATIONAL RESEARCH: INDIVIDUAL, TEAM, ORGANIZATIONAL, AND MULTILEVEL PERSPECTIVES

SINGLE- AND CROSS-LEVEL ORGANIZATIONAL RESEARCH: THEORY, METHOD AND PRACTICE

We are witnessing an ever-increasing amount of multilevel research in organizational studies that integrates delineated research domains and offers new lenses for understanding business practice. The purpose and scope of this conference is to identify, discuss, and grapple with single- and cross-level theory, research and method issues in order to make substantive progress in our understanding of the multilevel nature of organizations. 

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We strive to provide much-needed synthesis of underlying theories and methodological approaches within the loosely coupled community of organizational scholars by taking account of the fact that micro phenomena are embedded in macro contexts, and macro phenomena often emerge through the interaction and dynamics of lower-level elements. Such an approach may add depth and richness to our theoretical reasoning and likewise improve conversations between researchers and practitioners by providing insightful details concerning how organizations operate and behave.

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CALL FOR PAPERS

JOINING CONVERSATIONS IN THE SOCIETY ON MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONS

When a manuscript is submitted to Academy of Management Journal (AMJ), editors and reviewers frequently ask: Does the study define a new conversation (theory/lens/paradigm) or divert an existing conversation into a meaningfully different area? Conversations about management and organizations are regularly taking place outside the field of management and its journals as well. Those outside of our field and academic halls may conceptualize organizations and management differently, emphasize organizational and managerial characteristics that are relevant to them, and focus on problems that have not received attention in our studies.

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The objective of this Special Research Forum (SRF) is to encourage AMJ authors to join conversations on management and organizations that are taking place in societies around the world. Specifically, we would like to publish a collection of outstanding empirical studies that (1) contribute to the solutions of contemporary managerial and organizational problems and (2) introduce topics to AMJ readers that are seen as important outside of our field but are understudied by management scholars. Examples of such topics include the effects of caste systems on employment, discrimination, socioeconomic status and class in organizations, sexual harassment, diversity and inclusion in the workplace, organizational values, labor strikes, artificial intelligence, global health inequities, the movement of workforce across borders, bribery, political influence, private politics, transnational organizations, interconnected economic systems, and the organizational implications of national conflicts, wars, and international trade agreements and sanctions. Consistent with AMJ’s mission, we seek to publish original, insightful, interesting, important, and theoretically bold studies that employ qualitative, quantitative, field, laboratory, meta-analytic, mixed, or other empirical methods. In addition to making strong empirical and theoretical contributions, submissions to the SRF are expected to explain how practitioners may help solve problems related to the research. In other words, authors are asked to shift their discussions from the traditional practical implications of their studies to proposing solutions to the underlying problems. It is our hope that this SRF will attract research that goes beyond interestingness and takes on the difficult task of settling current debates in the society by developing new theories, applying existing theories to new problems, collecting and analyzing relevant data, and reporting credible findings. TIMELINE AND SUBMISSION Submissions are due between November 1 and November 30, 2020. Contributors should follow the directions for manuscript submission described in “Information for Contributors” in the front of each issue of AMJ and on AMJ's Contributor Information Page: http://aom.org/Publications/AMJ/Information-for-Contributors.aspx. Submitted manuscripts will be handled by the incoming editorial team of AMJ. The members of the team are: Laszlo Tihanyi (Editor elect); Katherine DeCelles and Jennifer Howard-Grenville (Deputy Editors); and Andrew Carton, Amanda Cowen, Ilya Cuypers, Luis Diestre, Lindred Greer, Denis Grégoire, Ivona Hideg, Bart de Jong, Andrew Knight, Cindy Muir (Zapata), Andrew Nelson, Floor Rink, Matthew Semadeni, Marco Tortoriello, Elizabeth Umphress, Gurneeta Vasudeva, Heather Vough, Ingo Weller, Daphne W. Yiu, and Tammar B. Zilber (Associate Editors). For queries about the submission process, please contact AMJ's Senior Managing Editor, Michael Malgrande, at mmalgrande@aom.org.

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