Thursday, April 30, 2009

Call for Papers: Bridging the Gap: Entrepreneurship in Theory and Practice

4th SMU EDGE conference
"Bridging the Gap: Entrepreneurship in Theory and Practice"
Papers from all areas of Entrepreneurship and Family Business welcome!
Singapore, 8-10 July, 2009
More details on the following link:

Academy of Management members are invited to submit papers for the 4th SMU EDGE conference to be held in Singapore, 8-10 July, 2009. This is an exciting conference to present all kinds of new, cutting edge, and eclectic work on all kinds of themes related to entrepreneurship, including international entrepreneurship and family business, as well as to increase one's network in Asia.

Here are the deadlines:

Submission of abstracts (500-700 words): 10 June 2009Abstract format
Notification of acceptance: 15 June 2009.
Submission of full papers: 30 June 2009Full paper format
Rolling acceptance of abstracts: We will review abstract submissions and notify you of acceptancewithin two weeks of receipt of abstracts.
In brief:
4th SMU EDGE conference (
"Bridging the Gap: Entrepreneurship in Theory and Practice"
Papers from all areas of Entrepreneurship and Family Business welcome!
Singapore, 8-10 July, 2009
More details on the following link:

Best regards,

Sanjay Goel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Management Studies
Labovitz School of Business and Economics
University of Minnesota Duluth
1318 Kirby Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3002

(218)726-6574 (voice)
(218)726-8992 (department)
(218)726-7578 (FAX)

Monday, April 27, 2009

Call for Papers: 3rd China Goes Global Conference

Call for Papers
3rd China Goes Global Conference
September 30 - October 2, 2009
Harvard UniversityCambridge, USA

This century has been dubbed the Chinese Century. But will the naming of this Century be congruent with the country’s performance in the global political economy? As part of a series of conferences on the topic China Goes Global, held at Harvard Kennedy School and Rollins College, we issue a new call for papers on the globalization of China and Chinese companies, focusing on the following broad questions:
  • 1. What are the social, political and economic influences of China’s globalization?
  • 2. How will China’s globalization effect the business environment of firms in developed and emerging countries?
  • 3. Will China really replace the US economic, political and business leadership in the 21st Century?
  • 4. What are the factors associated with China’s emerging global economic prowess?
  • 5. Can Western political/economic models and theories help explain China’s current trajectory, either on a macro or a micro level?

China’s present status in the world economy is already very impressive: The country is the world’s most populous nation, the world’s second largest economy (in GDP PPP) and third largest trader, and the largest recipient of foreign direct investment. China has 170 cities of over 1 million people, 600 million subscribers to wireless phone services, the largest on-line population, and buys over 12% of the world’s luxury goods. In addition, China has almost two trillion dollars in foreign reserves. On the other hand, China fast economic growth is unbalanced and, perhaps, unsustainable. Many Chinese companies are not profitable and near bankruptcy. The environment is in shambles and social pressures both from within and from outside are mounting. In that context, we welcome papers which discuss those topics below.
Some additional topics to be considered:

  • Outward Direct Investment (ODI) or Sovereign Wealth Funds of China and Chinese companies
  • Chinese global competitiveness and export performance
  • Forms of engagement with foreign firms used by internationalizing Chinese firms (e.g. partnerships, acquisitions, OEM, ODM, OBM, etc)
  • The impact of Chinese firms on the global political, environmental and business environment• New models for global enterprise with Chinese context
  • Corporate Governance, Ownership and role of State in Globalization of Chinese companies
  • Similarities and Differences between SOE and POE firm strategy and performance
  • Political transformation, institutional change, and globalization of China
  • Product safety, environmental and labor issues related to Globalization of Chinese companies
  • China’s policies towards acquisition of natural and strategic resources
  • Exchange Rate, foreign currency and the role of China in the global financial markets
  • China’s possible roles in a globalized world after the financial crisis
  • The impact of new information and communication technologies on the globalization of Chinese companies
  • China’s influence on standard setting in different industries and CSR of Chinese companies
  • Influence on worldwide mergers and acquisitions, networks and cross-country collaboration
  • General marketing strategies of Chinese companies internationalization, market entry modes and brand-building strategies
  • Country of origin effect of Chinese brands and China’s country image

Organizational Committee

Dr. Ilan Alon, Petters Professor, Director Rollins China Center, Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College, Asia Programs Visiting Scholar, Harvard University
Dr. Julian Chang, Executive Director, Asia Programs, Ash Institute, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Dr. Marc Fetscherin, Assistant Professor, Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College, Asia Programs Visiting Scholar, Harvard UniversityDr. Christoph Lattemann, Assistant Professor of Corporate Governance & E-Commerce, University of Potsdam, Asia Programs Visiting Scholar, Harvard University
Dr. John R. McIntyre, Professor, Director of Georgia Tech CIBER, Georgia Institute of Technology

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Call for Reviewers and papers: Journal of Law and Conflict Resolution (JLCR)

Dear Colleague,
Introducing ‘Journal of Law and Conflict Resolution (JLCR)
The Journal of Law and Conflict Resolution (JLCR) publishes high-quality solicited and unsolicited articles, in all areas of the subject. All articles published in JLCR will be peer-reviewed. The following types of papers are considered for publication:

  • Original articles in basic and applied research.
  • Critical reviews, surveys, opinions, commentaries and essays.

Our objective is to inform authors of the decision on their manuscript(s) within four weeks of submission. Following acceptance, a paper will normally be published in the next issue.

Instruction for authors and other details are available on our website Prospective authors should send their manuscript(s) to

Open Access
One key request of researchers across the world is unrestricted access to research publications. JLCR is fully committed Open Access Initiative by providing free access to all articles (both abstract and full PDF text) as soon as they are published. We ask you to support this initiative by publishing your papers in this journal.

Invitation to Review
JLCR is seeking for qualified reviewers as members of the review board team. JLCR serves as a great resource for researchers and students across the globe. We ask you to support this initiative by joining our reviewer’s team. If you are interested in serving as a reviewer, kindly send us your resume to

Publication Alert
We will be glad to send you a publication alert showing the table of content with link to the various abstracts and full PDF text of articles published in each issue. Kindly send us an email if you will like to receive publication alert.

Best regards,

Imonivwerha Ochuko
Editorial Assistant
Journal of Law and Conflict Resolution

Call for Papers: Journal for Global Business and Community

The Journal for Global Business and Community (JGBC), has become an e-journal of CUIBE (the Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education).
We are now accepting papers for our first CUIBE edition.From the JGBC description:The Journal for Global Business and Community is a multidisciplinary e-journal dedicated to serving both those participating in and affected by the emerging global economy.
  • It offers undergraduate students a venue for publishing works that explore
  • The functional dimensions of global business organizations and behavior.• the relationships between these businesses and the global economy with the political, social, cultural, economic, legal, technological, ethical, and moral issues derived from those relationships.
  • We especially welcome submissions produced as senior thesis, independent study work, and, of course, papers judged "of excellence" in varied undergraduate courses.I am certain, perhaps hope, that in that final crunch of year-end papers you have a few that caught your eye and are worthy of submission.

Perhaps you have worked with an student on a research project that can be worked up into a submission.

Please visit and find out more. There, undergraduate students can register, login, and submit a paper for publication review.You are welcome to advise your undergraduate students of the JGBC and to forward this message to other interested parties. The JGBC is an e-journal with submissions subject the peer review process.

Robert Hogner, Senior Editor
Journal for Global Business and Community
College of Business AdministrationFlorida International University
Miami, Florida 33199 USA

Friday, April 17, 2009

Call for Papers: Innovation and Technology in Korea in International Perspective

International Conference
"Innovation and Technology in Korea in International Perspective”
in Vienna, 24 and 25 September 2009

South Korea has attained spectacular economic success in recent decades. It has reached the status of a Newly Advanced Economy, with challenges ever more mirroring those faced by other advanced economies. Such challenges include the necessary upgrading of the labour force, frictions of switching to a national system of innovation and creativeness adapted to R&D-leadership, and designing market-based economic policies that reflect the difficulties to foresee future technological developments. In this context, the consequences for the innovation system of socio-economic change, of socially and environmentally responsible development concepts and of policy-making in reaction to and beyond a period of financial and economic turmoil constitute further issues.

In the forthcoming conference, it is planned to analyse the parallel challenges for innovation and technology for the Republic of Korea and other advanced economies more thoroughly, i. e. to analyse the Korean case with an international, comparative perspective in mind. This comparison and international benchmarking will allow policymakers and scholars to better appreciate how much Korea has already moved into the circle of globally leading economies and what can be done to consolidate and to strengthen its position.

The conference will deepen the outcomes of a former conference (2007) on “R&D and Technology in Korea” and the subsequent book publication (Jörg Mahlich and Werner Pascha (eds.): Innovation and Technology in Korea. Challenges of a Newly Advanced Economy, Heidelberg and New York: Physica/Springer 2007). Subject to the quality of contributions, it is planned to publish the papers of the forthcoming conference as well.

Specific issues might include, among others:

  • Korea´s position in international comparisons of innovation and technology,
  • Impact of international trade, foreign direct and investment and licensing on Korea´s technology and innovation system,
  • Possible ramifications of the global financial and economic crisis on Korea´s innovation system,
  • Impact of global and regional institutions like OECD, APEC etc. on Korea´s technology and innovation system through peer processes, standardization, and regulation,
  • Sectoral patterns: Korea´s position to meet international challenges in strategic areas like electronics, biotechnology, environmental (“green”) industries, creative industries like film-making or electronic games, etc.,
  • Business challenges: Developing Korea´s technological competence through international joint ventures, M&A, strategic alliances, international human resource management, etc.
  • Bilateral and regional issues: competition and cooperation between Korea and Japan, Korea and the US, Korea and China, Korea and the EU, etc.
  • 21st century challenges: Effects of demographic changes in international comparison, resource and energy dependency, environmental concerns, North Korea as a challenge and opportunity for prioritising South Korea´s technological progress.

The conference will be held in Vienna, Austria, on 24 and 25 September 2009, at the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber.

It is supported through a Modern Korea Grant of the Academy of Korean Studies under the Strategic Initiative for Korean Studies. Through this support, economy air fare to and from Vienna, three nights of accommodation, and a honorarium of 400 Euros upon receipt of the final manuscripts will be available for selected speakers.

One page abstracts are requested by 30 April, 2009, conference papers by 20 August 2009, final papers for publication by 31 December 2009. Please send your proposals by email to all of the organisers listed below.

Dr. Joerg Mahlich, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna/Austria,
Prof. Dr. Werner Pascha, Institute of East Asian Studies (IN-EAST), Duisburg-Essen University, Germany,
Dr. Bernhard Seliger, Head of Seoul Office, Hanns-Seidel-Foundation,

Call for Papers: The reality of human resource management in CEE

Baltic Journal of Management – Call for Papers
The reality of human resource management in CEE
The Baltic Journal of Management is a Thomson Reuters (ISI) journal designed to establish a virtual bridge between East and West management research schools. We would like to invite contributions to a special issue to mark the 20th anniversary of Cranet (the Cranfield Network on Comparative Human Resource Management).
Guest Editors
Professor Chris Brewster, Professor of International Human Resource Management, Henley Business School, University of Reading, UKE-mail:
Professor Michael Morley, Professor of Management, Head, Department of Management & Marketing, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick National Technological Park, Limerick, IrelandE-mail:
Professor Ilona Buciuniene, Director of HRM programs, Executive School, ISM University of Management and Economics, Kaunas, LithuaniaE-mail:
Special issue
What is the state of HRM today in the emerging economies of CEE? What role does it play in the organizations in these economies? Who and to what degree is responsible for HRM performance and results on the ground?
If in the first part of the twentieth century the functions and responsibilities of HRM were relatively unambiguous and clear, in the twenty-first century the boundaries of HRM have become undetermined.
A big challenge for HRM is related to differences in the historical and political development of countries, globalization, and internationalization of companies.
And finally there is a challenge related to the reality of the current time period – downturn and radical changes in the labour market. What HRM policies and practices are efficient and help companies to survive or even to strengthen their competitive position?
So what is the reality of HRM nowadays?
A wide variety of topics are welcome:
§ .HRM in Central and Eastern Europe
§ .Strategic human resource management
§ .Recruitment and retention
§ .Human resource development
§ .Compensation and benefits management
§ .International human resource management
§ .Organizational change and human resource management
§ .Communication, participation and involvement
§ .Leadership and motivation
§ .Employees' attitudes and behaviours
§ .Industry/company case studies.
Submissions welcome
All papers submitted will be peer-reviewed and accepted papers will be published in a special issue of BJM. Papers should be electronically submitted to the Baltic Journal of Management by 1 June 2009.
Details about preparing and submitting the papers are available at the Baltic Journal of Management web site:
Please submit papers via Manuscript Central, Emerald's online submission and peer review system, available at: http:// You must select the ‘special issue’ option in Manuscript Central. Full information and guidance on using Manuscript Central is available at the Emerald Manuscript Central Support Centre:
For more information about the submission process please contact Jurga Duobiene, Editorial Assistant, Baltic Journal of Management, by e-mail:

Calls for Paper: 3rd Israel Strategy Conference

The 3rd Israel Strategy Conference (ISC 2009)
Call for Papers
Be’er Sheva, Israel
December 27-29, 2009
Submit a proposal at:
Submission Deadline: June 15, 2009

In a continuous effort to build a thriving international community of strategic management scholars and promote the field of strategic management in Israel, we are proud to announce the 3rd Israel Strategy Conference (ISC2009) to be held in Be’er Sheva, Israel, on December 27-29, 2009. The tentative program features several prominent keynote speakers including Jay Barney (Ohio State), Michael Hitt (Texas A&M), Anita McGahan (Toronto) and Harbir Singh (Wharton). ISC2009, sponsored by the Guilford Glazer School of Business & Management at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, offers a unique opportunity to explore recent developments and emerging issues in strategic management, as well as receive feedback on work-in-progress, and network with colleagues.

We invite paper proposals for possible presentation at the conference.
Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
Strategy formulation and implementation
Strategic planning and decision processes
Managing risk and uncertainty
Strategic control and reward systems
Resource development and allocation
Knowledge management
Internationalization and multinational corporations
Strategic alliances and networks
Diversification and portfolio strategies
Competitive strategy
Selection and behavior of general managers
Corporate venturing
Corporate governance

Submission guidelines
ISC will consider unpublished original paper proposals relating to the above topics of interest. International and global perspectives are encouraged. Proposals can be conceptual or empirical, quantitative or qualitative. Published papers or papers that were accepted for publication prior to the submission deadline will not be considered for the conference. We seek to accept a relatively small number of high-quality papers that target top tier academic journals. Submitted papers will go through a double blind review. Submissions will be evaluated based on their academic rigor, relevance, and contribution to the field of strategic management. Accepted proposals will be assigned to paper sessions or interactive sessions based on this evaluation.

The deadline for online submissions of paper proposals is June 15th, 2009.
Paper proposals, written in English, should clearly identify the research questions and methodology. If available, the main results, implications, and contributions should be discussed. Paper proposals are limited to 2 pages of text and 1 page of references. Use double spacing with 1-inch margins and a font size no smaller than 11 pt. The title of your paper must be included in the header and should exactly match the title provided in the online submission form. Please do not include any author identifying information.
To submit the paper proposal, upload your proposal in a Word or PDF file format to the Submissions Section of the ISC website at: where guidelines will be provided. Presenting authors must be available to present their papers any time during the conference. There will be no changes in the program to accommodate specific time preferences. An author may be designated as the presenter of only one paper, but can be listed as a co-author of up to 3 papers. Notices to authors will be sent in August, 2009, indicating whether the proposed paper has been accepted to a paper session or an interactive session.

ISC Best Paper Award
Select paper proposals which receive the highest assessment in the review process will be nominated as finalists for the ISC Best Paper Award and go through an additional blind-review process. The selected winner(s) of the ISC Best Paper Award will receive a plaque and a $1,000 cash prize sponsored by Rotem Strategy, an Israeli-based strategy consulting firm. The winning paper will be announced in the concluding session of ISC.

ISC is a family friendly conference!
The timing between Christmas and New Year, combined with Israel’s warm weather and tourist attractions, is perfect for bringing your family to Israel. To make the conference more enjoyable to all involved, ISC will be family friendly and offer family members excursions during the conference. On Monday, December 28th, families will be offered a half day guided tour to a Bedouin museum, a Bedouin craft shop, and the Biblical City of Be'er Sheva where Abraham dug his famous water wells. In the evening, families are welcome to join the conference’s social event. On Tuesday, December 29th, families will be offered a full day excursion to the Dead Sea and Masada. These excursions will be offered at net cost and require advance registration.

After-conference trip to Eilat
Conference attendees can sign up for a tour of the Negev desert and a trip to the city of Eilat, one of Israel’s best tourist attractions. Special conference rates apply. Come celebrate the Sylvester in the Red Sea!

Conference registration
Registration to the conference will open on August, 2009 on the ISC website at The conference registration fee is as follows:
Early registration fee: NIS 500
Early registration fee for students: NIS 400
Late registration fee: NIS 600
Late registration fee for students: NIS 500

Conference co-organizers
Niron Hashai (Hebrew University) -
Dovev Lavie (Technion) -
Ithai Stern (Northwestern University) -

Advisory committee
Joel Baum (University of Toronto) -
David Brock (Ben-Gurion University) -
Avi Fiegenbaum (Technion) -
Zur Shapira (New York University) -
Brian Silverman (University of Toronto) -

For additional information, visit the ISC website at or contact one of the conference co-organizers at

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Call for Papers: Commercialization of Innovation

Call for Papers, Workshops and Presentations. The Canadian Council for Small Business & Entrepreneurship (CCSBE)
Conference Overview
Key dates
Abstract submissions: May 1, 2009
Workshop proposals: May 15, 2009
Online registration begins: TBA
Final paper submissions: July 15, 2009
Conference dates: Oct 16-18, 2009

Hosted by: The Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University
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Entrepreneurship is the engine of economic growth in Canada. International surveys, such as the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), rank Canada as one of the most entrepreneurial countries (in terms of new start-ups) in the world. But most Canadian start- ups do not grow into successful, sustainable mid or large-size enterprises. In spite of tremendous investments in research and development, as well as an aggressive innovation policy agenda, Canada has not realized its true potential in commercializing innovation. Canadian innovation and technology tends to go abroad to be commercialized and Canada loses the benefits.
The Canadian Task Force on Competitiveness, Productivity and Economic Progress (at the University of Toronto) in all of their seven annual reports has called for increased productivity. “The $3,000 GDP gap with the US comes from innovation not just a lack of efficiency improvements”.
But we can do better and must do better, particularly during an economic crisis which is dramatically reducing opportunities for traditional employment and creating new opportunities for entrepreneurs.This year’s conference marks the 30th anniversary of the CCSBE. We have an ambitious agenda aimed at bringing together a range of stakeholders to grapple with these burning issues. Who should attend:
Academics - present your latest research and learn about other scholarly work in the academic stream and in workshops and panels combining practitioners, academics, policy makers and other experts.
Practitioners/Consultants – share your expertise and update your knowledge on the latest trends in supporting small business.
Policy makers – hear directly from a cross-sectored group of stakeholders committed to creating and growing enterprise in Canada. Learn more about their views on how to create an environment which supports innovation and entrepreneurship. Share your experiences about policies and programs that support innovation and entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs: learn more about the factors influencing success. Share your specific challenges with seasoned experts. Make suggestions directly to policy makers about ways in which your business success could be facilitated. We are offering you access to a wealth of resources including a series of focused, practical seminars presented by experts.
Papers, Panels, Workshops and Presentations
Academic Papers
This year the conference theme is “Commercialization of Innovation” and high quality papers are sought for a special stream on this theme. Dr. Rein Peterson, Professor Emeritus, York University, is chairing this stream. He will also edit a Special issue of the Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship, including the best papers on “Commercialization of Innovation”, that will be double-blind peer-reviewed. For more information on the special issue of the journal, contact Dr. Rein Peterson:
In addition, empirical and theoretical contributions on other aspects of entrepreneurship are also encouraged. Specific themes may include:
  • Diversity: Women, Immigrant and Aboriginal Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship and Public Policy
  • Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
  • Technology entrepreneurship, technology-based new ventures
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • New venture creation and SME growth
  • Financing SMEs
  • Networking, Alliance and Outsourcing
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship in the cultural/creative industries
  • Other topics

For more information, contact
$5000 in Prizes: Best Paper Awards*
Papers will be judged based on quality and originality. 1st place: $30002nd place: $15003rd place: $500
* Sponsored by the Office of the Provost, Ryerson University.
Panels/WorkshopsWe also encourage submissions of proposals for panels and workshops which include a number of participants around a critical theme of relevance to policy makers, entrepreneurs and practitioners particularly related to our theme of commercialization of innovation. Proposals for panels should be submitted using the website submission system. For more information, contact
Practitioner and Policy Papers and PresentationsWe invite proposals for non peer-reviewed papers and presentations from policymakers and practitioners. Of particular interest are practitioner and policy contributions that address the themes of entrepreneurship, innovation, and commercialization. Contributions may be organized as panels. For further information on practitioner and policy papers, please contact Dr. Charles Davis:

This year’s conference will feature a series of challenging, applied seminars for entrepreneurs to refine their skills in developing business growth strategy plans, to provide tips on how they can acquire access to venture capital for growth as well as practical advice on how they can manage a growing entrepreneurial business. For more information on these seminars, contact Prof. Neil Wolff, Associate Dean, Ted Rogers School of Business Management:
Pre-Conference PhD ConsortiumEntrepreneurship continues to be a growing area of scholarship worldwide. The PhD Consortium will provide an opportunity for doctoral students to develop their conceptual models, theories and research methods with leading scholars in the field. For more information on the consortium, contact Dr. Howard Lin, Professor, Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Ted Rogers School of Management:
Important Deadlines
Extended abstracts for refereed papers due April 15, 2009
Panel/Workshop and Practitioner and Policy proposal submissions due: May 15, 2009
Acceptance notification for all submissions: June 15, 2009
Formal papers due from those notified of acceptance July 15, 2009
Submit extended abstracts through Ryerson’s EPR e-journal site by first registering at:
Log-in to your author’s page and start a new submission as if your extended abstract were a paper submission.
For More InformationIf you need additional information or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the program organizers at

Monday, April 13, 2009

Call for Papers: Public Symposium on Global Economic Crisis and Development

Call for Papers:"The global economic crisis and development- the way forward".
We would like to inform you that UNCTAD is organizing its first Public Symposium on 18-19 May 2009

UNCTAD's first Public Symposium aimed at providing a multi-stakeholder platform to debate and deepen the understanding of the impact of the global economic and financial crisis is keen to achieve an unprecedented level of inclusiveness among its participants.
For this purpose, we are launching herewith a call for papers. The overall aim of this call for papers is to gather your views and feedback on your position(s) with regard to the main issues to be addressed at the symposium.
All substantive contributions will be made available on the website. Those of publishable quality will go into the compendium to be disseminated to a wider audience including networks of civil society organizations, private sector, parliamentarians, member States and academia. All submitting authors will be acknowledged.
Contributions to be submitted should comply with the following criteria:
Link with the overall theme of the symposium "The global economic crisis and development - the way forward"
Focus on one or more of the key topics up for discussion;
- The global economic crisis - its causes and its multiple impacts. The debate will consider, in particular the effects on developing countries in the area of trade, investment, food security and jobs.
- Assessing existing responses to the crisis at international, regional and national levels - limitations and best practices. In addition to examining the effectiveness of stimulus packages implemented in some countries, the debate will address multilateral efforts to find solutions to the crisis, including the G-20 Summit outcome and regional initiatives.
- Proposals for the way forward - obstacles and opportunities. The debate will include opportunities arising from the upcoming United Nations conference on the world financial crisis and its impact on development, and longer-term issues such as the reform of the international financial architecture and global economic governance.
  • Propose practical suggestions and concrete recommendations for the way forward
  • Be written in English or French or Spanish
  • Not exceed 5 A4 pages
  • Should have as the subject line: Inputs for UNCTAD Public Symposium 2009
  • Papers / inputs should reach the UNCTAD Secretariat before Friday, 4 May 2009, by: E-mail:
Fax: +41 22 917 0056
Tel: +41 22 917 5048 +41 22 917 1848 +41 22 917 2475
Post: UNCTAD Public Symposium
Communications, Information and Outreach,
Civil Society Outreach Unit,
UNCTAD, Palais des Nations,
Avenue de la Paix, Geneva, Switzerland

Call for Papers: International Management Division will hold a Junior Faculty Consortium

International Management Division
Junior Faculty Consortium 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009

Application deadline: April 15, 2009

The International Management Division will hold a Junior Faculty Consortium on Saturday, August 8th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., during the pre-conference period of the 2009 Academy of Management annual meetings in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

This junior faculty consortium is for untenured faculty members who are in their first through fourth year in a faculty appointment, and are interested in international management research and teaching. In addition, we will also consider for participation graduating doctoral students who have accepted a facultyl position by April 15th, 2009. The consortium will provide an opportunity faculty early in their careers to engage in structured discussion and informal interaction with a broad-based panel of senior faculty from around the world on research, teaching, and career development. It is an excellent forum for exchanging ideas and tips about research and teaching, and career planning and developmen, as well as for expanding one’s academic network. During lunch time, Susan Madsen and Jim Davis will facilitate an engaging workshop on scholarly ethics within the Academy, focusing on such topics as ethics in publishing, faculty ethics, dilemmas facing doctoral students, and so on. In addition to presentations by the faculty panel, one concurrent session after lunch will be devoted to roundtable dsicussions. These roundtable discussions will focus on paper development where junior faculty will have the opportunity to present and discuss their papers or research proposals in small groups. There will also be a joint session later in the afternoon with the Junior Faculty Consortium attendees where participants will meet the editors of leading journals in international management.

The Jr. Faculty Consortium is being organized by Mary Zellmer-Bruhn (University of Minnesota).

The faculty panelists are:

Ruth Aguliera, University of Illinois
Mason Carpenter, University of Wisconsin
Sea-Jin Chang, Korea University
Miriam Erez, Technion
Martine Haas, University of Pennsylvania
Tatiana Kostova, University of South Carolina
Xavier Martin, Tilberg University
Sheila Puffer, Harvard University
Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks, University of Michigan
J. Myles Shaver, University of Minnesota
Dean Tjosvold , Lignan University, Hong Kong

“Meet the Editors” panelists will include:

Hayagreeva Rao, Administrative Science Quarterly
Amy Hillman, Academy of Management Review
Peter Bamberger, Academy of Management Journal
Joachim Wolf and/or Michael-Jörg Oesterle, Management International Review
Lorraine Eden, Journal of International Business Studies
Masaaki Kotabe, Journal of International Management
Mike Peng, Asia Pacific Journal of Management
Edward Zajac or Will Mitchell or Richard Bettis, Strategic Management Journal
Linda Argote, Organization Science

Interested junior faculty should email Mary Zellmer-Bruhn and attach: (1) a nomination letter from their Dean or Department Head, (2) a one page description of their research interests (research questions, relevant literature, primary methodological approaches used), and (3) a CV that includes full contact information (five page maximum).

The deadline for applications is April 15, 2009.

Mary E. Zellmer-Bruhn
University of Minnesota
Carlson School of Management
321 19th Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612.626.1316 (Fax)

Best regards,

Tatiana Kostova, Ph.D.
Chair, International Management Division
Academy of Management

Call for Papers. Management Innovation: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead

Management Innovation: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead
Conference at Copenhagen Business School – 3-4 September 2009
Firms frequently renew their administrative systems, change organizational structure, experiment with reward systems, and configure organizational design in novel ways. Such changes of formal and informal ways of coordinating activities and motivating employees may amount to innovations, that is, ways of doing things that are new, as a minimum to the firm, but occasionally even to the world.

In spite of what would seem to be the obvious importance of management innovation to firms, industries and perhaps even whole economies, rather little research exists that is explicitly directed to management innovation. Only recently has the concept of management innovation been explicitly introduced in the management literature and treated as an important phenomenon in its own right.

This conference intends to further our understanding of management innovations. Therefore, the conference invites scholars from a variety of fields to elaborate upon theoretical and empirical issues that may be of relevance to the field of management innovation. Issues from the following, non-exhaustive, list of topics may be addressed:

• To what extent can we draw upon contributions from related fields of study, such as the change management, organization theory and innovation literatures, to better understand management innovation?
• What factors lead companies to adopt new management practices or organizational structures and what distinguishes innovators from imitators?
• To what extent should we be interested in environmental and external drivers vis-à-vis factors internal to the organization, such as top management teams, R&D expenditure, organizational design or culture?
• How may we theoretically and empirically link management innovation to firm performance?
• What are promising directions for future research on management innovation?

We encourage both conceptual and empirical contributions addressing these issues.

Confirmed key-note speakers for the conference include Professor Julian Birkinshaw (London Business School), Professor Edward Zajac (Kellogg School of Management), and Professor Richard Burton (Fuqua School of Business, Duke University).

Time and place
3-4 September 2009
Copenhagen Business School
2000 Frederiksberg

All scholars who wish to present a paper at the conference must submit a full paper not exceeding 40 pages (double-spaced, including figures, tables and references) before the deadline of June 15th 2009 by sending it to:

Submission Guidelines
See conference website

More Information
Conference website or contact Mie Harder (

Conference Fee
There is no conference fee. However, registration is necessary. See Registration for further details.

Organizing Committee
· Mie Harder
· Nicolai Foss
· Torben Pedersen

Center for Strategic Management and Globalization (SMG)