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EURAM 2019 CfP: Knowledge Management and Knowledge Transfer in Start-ups and SMEs (ENT SIG Track T03_12)

European Academy of Management Conference in Lisbon (26 – 28 June 2019) 

Proponents:
Simon Fietze, University of Southern Denmark
Sylvia Rohlfer, CUNEF, Spain
Claudio Petti, University of Salento, Italy

Short Description:
The survival and growth of an organization depend mainly on the capabilities of its management and its employees; and its ability to ensure knowledge transfer in, from and to the organization. To understand how these processes are organized, it is vital to focus on how input is transformed into innovation and to include the control structure as all activities related to the process have to be coordinated and structured. In a context in which formalized processes are unevenly developed and management knowledge may be more unevenly spread, innovation and knowledge management research need to take several issues into account.

Deadline: 15 January 2019

The full Call for Papers 

Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in an der Wirtschafts- und Soziallwissenschaftlichen Fakultät – Universität zu Köln, Professur für Medien- und Technologiemanagement (Prof. Wellbrock)

Die Universität zu Köln ist mit ca. 50.000 Studierenden eine der größten Universitäten Deutschlands und zählt zu den Exzellenzuniversitäten. Sie beschäftigt über 600 Professorinnen/Professoren und 7.000 Mitarbeiterinnen/Mitarbeiter.

Die Professur für Medien- und Technologiemanagement (Prof. Wellbrock) beschäftigt sich in Forschung und Lehre mit Fragen der digitalen Transformation und dem Einfluss von Informationstechnologien insbesondere auf die Medienwirtschaft und den Journalismus. Weitere Informationen zur Professur finden Sie unter www.mediatech.uni-koeln.de

IHRE AUFGABEN:
» Mitarbeit im Drittmittelprojekt „Erfolgsbedingungen und -faktoren für digitalen Entrepreneurial Journalism“,gefördert von der Volkswagen-Stiftung
» Planung und Durchführung von Forschungsvorhaben
» Veröffentlichungen in führenden wissenschaftlichen Fachzeitschriften
» Aktive Teilnahme an sowie Organisation von wissenschaftlichen Veranstaltungen (Symposien, Workshops, Konferenzen)
» Unterstützende Aufgaben in Lehre und Verwaltung

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» Abschluss eines den Aufgaben entsprechenden Hochschulstudiums (z.B. BWL, VWL, Kommunikationswissenschaften, Journalistik, Wirtschaftsinformatik) und ggf. einer Promotion
» Kenntnisse im Bereich empirisch-quantitativer Methoden der Sozialwissenschaften
» Sehr gute Englischkenntnisse
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WIR BIETEN IHNEN:
» Gelegenheit zur Promotion oder Habilitation
» Ein vielfältiges und chancengerechtes Arbeitsumfeld
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» Flexible Arbeitszeitmodelle, teilbare Vollzeitstellen
» Umfangreiches Weiterbildungsangebot
» Angebote im Rahmen des betrieblichen Gesundheits-
managements
» Teilnahme am Großkundenticket der KVB

Die Stelle ist ab 01.12.2018 in Teilzeit mit 75% (29,87 Stunden) zu besetzen. Sie ist auf zwei Jahre befristet. Sofern die entsprechenden tariflichen und persönlichen Voraussetzungen vorliegen, richtet sich die Vergütung nach der Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L.

Die Universität zu Köln fördert auch in ihren Beschäftigungsverhältnissen Chancengerechtigkeit und Vielfalt. Frauen werden ausdrücklich zur Bewerbung eingeladen und nach Maßgabe des LGG NRW bevorzugt berücksichtigt. Bewerbungen von Menschen mit Schwerbehinderung und ihnen Gleichgestellte sind herzlich willkommen. Sie werden bei entsprechender Eignung bevorzugt berücksichtigt.

Bitte senden Sie Ihre aussagekräftige Bewerbung mit beigefügten Nachweisen für die gesuchten Qualifikationen ausschließlich per E-Mail (zusammengefasst in einer pdf-Datei) an christian.wellbrock@uni-koeln.de unter der Kennziffer Wiss1810-05. Die Bewerbungsfrist endet am 28.10.2018.

Call for Papers: Knowledge Management and Knowledge Transfer in Start-ups and SMEs (EURAM 2019 Entrepreneurship SIG Track)

Proponents:
Simon Fietze, University of Southern Denmark
Sylvia Rohlfer, CUNEF
Claudio Petti, Department of Engineering for Innovation – University of Salento

Short description:
The survival and growth of an organization depend mainly on the capabilities of its management and its employees; and its ability to ensure knowledge transfer in, from and to the organization. To understand how these processes are organized, it is vital to focus on how input is transformed into innovation and to include the control structure as all activities related to the process have to be coordinated and structured. In a context in which formalized processes are unevenly developed and management knowledge may be more unevenly spread, innovation and knowledge management research need to take several issues into account.

Long description:
Leading views on innovation, from network analysis to innovation systems, often underscore the necessity of firms having access to pioneering technologies and economies creating institutions focused on promoting the transfer of pioneering knowledge (Breznitz, 2007; Owen-Smith & Powell, 2004). However, a recent stream of research focuses on capabilities and knowledge possessed by various employees (from CEOs/managers to non-managerial) in order to create ideas and to implement innovative practices and/or processes with the aim to increase a firm’s innovative capabilities (Teece, 2017; Chowhan, 2016; Lin & Sanders, 2017). In addition, external sources for knowledge and innovation have become the focus in small business management, i.e. the management of open innovation, and are becoming part of national and cross-national innovation networks (Gretzinger et al., 2010).

In order to understand how innovation processes are organized, it is not only important to focus on the “technical” aspects of the transformation process (how input is transformed into innovation output) and the division of labour, but also to include more explicitly the regulatory aspects or the control structure as all activities related to the transformation process have to be coordinated and structured. However, in a context in which formalized processes are unevenly developed and management knowledge may be more unevenly spread, innovation and knowledge management research need to take several issues into account (Gu, Jiang, & Wang, 2016).

We encourage submissions that can address innovation at multiple levels of analysis (strategic, intermediate and operational) as well as comparative analysis of different patterns of firm and institutional strategies across nations and regions. Manuscripts that draw on a variety of theoretical and disciplinary approach to the study of entrepreneurship, innovation and knowledge management in entrepreneurial start-ups and SMEs are welcomed. Suggested topics can include, but are not restricted to:

How exactly is innovation as a process embedded in organizational structures and work practices, including the role and impact of different groups of employees in this process?
At what stage, with what aim, at what intensity and with what organizational support, are employees involved in innovation at different levels?
How is the innovation and knowledge management process at each of these levels supported by management as well as the leadership role?
How does management support, leadership as well as the innovation process differ with respect to formal, top-down initiated innovations, innovations at the intermediate level and employee-led innovative behaviour?
What organizational mechanisms provide the best conduit for knowledge flow within and between SMEs and in innovation-oriented partnerships

For more information contact:
Simon Fietze

AUTHORS GUIDELINES
http://www.euramonline.org/submissions-guidelines-2019/author-s-guidelines.htm

The 25th Nordic Workshop on Inter-organizational Research

WORKSHOP PURPOSE
The purpose of the workshop is to stimulate discussion among Ph.D. students and scholars within the area of interorganizational research. The workshop provides an excellent opportunity for the participants to present and discuss their research papers in a constructive and supportive environment. The workshop welcomes contributions from PhD students, post-doc researchers and faculty members. Empirical and conceptual research papers or work-in-progress papers related to inter-organizational research are welcome.

CALL FOR PAPERS
The workshop generally covers all aspects of inter-organizational issues. Relevant themes could be:

  • New perspectives on inter-organizational research
  • Combining Resources in Interorganizational Settings: An Interactive Perspective
  • Interorganizational relationships from a time-, process-, and dynamic perspective
  • Innovation and digitalization in inter-organizational relationships
  • Managing and strategizing in inter-organizational relationships
  • Policymaking in an inter-organizational perspective
  • Interorganizational relationships from the perspectives of internationalization and regionalization
  • Interorganizational relations in a public-private context
  • Methodological issues of inter-organizational research

IMPORTANT DEADLINES
February 1st 2019: Deadline for submission of abstracts of max 300 words (submit via the link on the workshop website www.fek.uu.se/research/nordic-2019)
March 3rd 2019: Deadline for registration
April 5th 2019: Deadline for submission of full paper

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
The workshop will be held at the Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden. The workshop starts at 15.00 on Wednesday the 24th of April and ends on Friday 26th no later than 15.00.

REGISTRATION AND CONFERENCE FEES
The workshop fee is 2000 SEK and includes lunches, coffee/tea, dinners, and materials.
There are several hotels available in Uppsala, recommendations will follow.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Susanne Åberg, Chair (Uppsala University)
Tina B. Aune (NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
Mads Bruun Ingstrup (University of Southern Denmark)
Annika Tidström (University of Vaasa)

INFORMATION AND CONTACT DETAILS
Website: www.fek.uu.se/research/nordic-2019
E-mail: Nordic2019@fek.uu.se

Call for Papers – German Journal – Sprache, Literatur, Kultur

Wir, das German Journal German Journal sind eine Gruppe enthusiastischer Akademikerinnen, die sich in Chicago, USA gefunden haben. Wir wollen Forschern die Möglichkeit geben, breitgefächert über das “Deutsche” und seinen Platz in der Welt zu reflektieren. Unser Ziel ist es, wissentschaftliche Forschung zu publizieren, die sich mit Literatur, Kultur und Sprache (inklusive Forschung, die sich explizit mit Deutsch als Fremdsprache, oder Zweitsprache, auseinandersetzt) beschäftigt. Artikel werden in Deutsch und in Englisch veröffentlicht. Die nächste Deadline für Einsendungen ist der 10. Dezember 2018.

MREV – Call for Papers: Nascent Entrepreneurship in China

Guest Editors:
Ying Chen, Fujian Normal University/Nanjing University of Science and Technology (China)
Gao Wu, Nanjing University of Science and Technology (China)
Mette Søgaard Nielsen, Martin Senderovitz, & Simon Fietze, University of Southern Denmark

Special Issue

The importance of entrepreneurship as a driver of employment, innovation and national competitiveness has been widely acknowledged, as indicated with the European Commission’s recent Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan. Research into early stages of the start-up process – also termed nascent entrepreneurship (Davidsson, 2006) – reveals that combinations of factors on the individual (Unger et al. 2011; e.g. risk willingness, self-efficacy), team (Ruef & Aldrich, 2003; e. g. team size, team diversity), venture (Senderovitz et al., 2016; e. g. strategy, industry), environmental levels (Klyver et al., 2013; e. g. social networks, legislation, culture) affect idea generation, entrepreneurial intentions, start-up behaviour, and finally whether newly founded businesses survive, grow and generate profit.

It is increasingly recognized that in order to understand nascent entrepreneurship, it is insufficient to study factors individually; rather, nascent entrepreneurship is a multi-level phenomenon that requires investigations into how factors – in combination and across levels – function to influence the start-up process. For instance, the value of the resources in form of trust obtained from social networks might depend on the level of self-efficacy of the individual (Carolis et al., 2009) or on how collectivistic a nation’s culture is (Rooks et al., 2016).

China has become an increasingly important economic entity and the Chinese government has put much attention to entrepreneurial activities. They have recognized entrepreneurship as one of the key drivers of sustainable economic development. The government puts a lot of efforts to encourage and facilitate entrepreneurial activity (He, 2018). China, therefore, provides an important and interesting context to explore entrepreneurial activities from different perspectives and levels. Alongside the emergence and growth of entrepreneurial activities in the huge transitional economy, there is a need and great opportunities for further entrepreneurship research.

Therefore, this call for papers invites both empirical studies and theoretical papers that helps understanding how various factors, in combination and across levels, impact entrepreneurship in China, including idea generation, entrepreneurial intentions, start-up behaviour, and start-up performance.

References

  • Davidsson, P. (2006). Nascent Entrepreneurship: Empirical Studies and Developments. Foundations and Trends in Entrepreneurship, 2(1), 1-76. 
  • De Carolis, D. M., Litzky, B. E., & Eddleston, K. A. (2009). Why networks enhance the progress of new venture creation: The influence of social capital and cognition. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 33(2), 527-545.
  • He, C., Lu, J. & Qian, H. (2018). Entrepreneurship in China. Small Business Econmics. doi:10.1007/s11187-017-9972-5
  • Klyver, K., Nielsen, S. L., & Evald, M. R. (2013). Women’s self-employment: An act of institutional (dis) integration? A multilevel, cross-country study. Journal of Business Venturing, 28(4), 474-488.
  • Ruef, M., Aldrich, H. E., & Carter, N. M. (2003). The structure of founding teams: Homophily, strong ties, and isolation among US entrepreneurs. American Sociological Review, 195-222.
  • Rooks, G., Klyver, K., & Sserwanga, A. (2016). The context of social capital: A comparison of rural and urban entrepreneurs in Uganda. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 40(1), 111-130.
  • Senderovitz, M., Klyver, K., & Steffens, P. (2016). Four years on: Are the gazelles still running? A longitudinal study of firm performance after a period of rapid growth. International Small Business Journal, 34(4), 391-411.
  • Unger, J. M., Rauch, A., Frese, M., & Rosenbusch, N. (2011). Human capital and entrepreneurial success: A meta-analytical review. Journal of Business Venturing, 26(3), 341-358.

Deadline
Full papers for this special issue of management revue – Socio-Economic Studies must be submitted by May 31, 2019. All contributions will be subject to double-blind review. Papers invited to a “revise and resubmit” are due January 31, 2020. The publication is scheduled for issue 3/2020. Please submit your papers electronically via the online submission system at http://www.mrev.nomos.de/ using “SI Nascent Entrepreneurship” as article section.

Submission Guidelines
Manuscript length should not exceed 8,000 words (excluding references) and the norm should be 30 pages in double-spaced type with margins of about 3 cm (1 inch) on each side of the page. Further, please follow the guidelines on the journal’s website and submit the papers electronically by sending a “blind” copy of your manuscript (delete all author identification from this primary document).

Hoping to hear from you!
Ying Chen
Gao Wu
Mette Søgaard Nielsen
Martin Senderovitz
Simon Fietze

Universität Witten/Herdecke: Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin/ Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Reinhard-Mohn-Institut (RMI) für Unternehmensführung

Wirtschaft – Reinhard-Mohn-Institut (RMI) für Unternehmensführung

Die Universität Witten/Herdecke ist die erste deutsche Universität in privater Trägerschaft. Sie wurde im Jahr 1982 gegründet. Das von der Bertelsmann Stiftung geförderte Reinhard-Mohn-Institut (RMI) gibt maßgebliche Impulse für eine Reform der Theorie und Praxis der Unternehmensführung. Zum RMI gehören neben dem Reinhard-Mohn-Lehrstuhl für Unternehmensführung die RMI-Professur für Strategische Organisation und eine Forschungsprofessur. 

Bringen Sie Fachkenntnisse und Ideen in das RMI-Team ein und entwickeln Sie als 

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin/Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

zum Thema „Vernetztes Vertrauen“  mit uns wichtige organisationstheoretischen Grundlagen der Unternehmensführung.

Vertragsbesonderheiten/Contract Terms

Es handelt sich um eine auf drei Jahre befriste Stelle mit mindestens 50% und bis zu 100% einer Vollzeitstelle (abhängig vom Projektzuschnitt). Sie arbeiten direkt mit dem Institutsdirektor zusammen. Die Stelle soll zum 1. Januar 2019 besetzt werden.

Aufgabenbereich/Responsibilities

Als Mitglied des RMI-Teams bringen Sie sich in Forschung, Lehre und Praxisdialog aktiv ein. Sie streben die Promotion an oder entwickeln – als PostDoc – Ihr Profil für die wissenschaftliche Karriere weiter. Thematisch ist eine Ausrichtung auf den Themenbereich „Vernetztes Vertrauen in und zwischen Organisationen“ gewünscht, d.h. eine mehr als dyadische Betrachtung von Vertrauenspraktiken.

Unsere Anforderungen/Requirements

Als Bewerberin/Bewerber haben Sie Ihre vorigen Abschlüsse (Master, ggf. Promotion) in einem wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen oder der Organisationsforschung nahe stehenden Fach mit sehr gutem Erfolg abgeschlossen – oder spätestens bis Vertragsbeginn Ihre Qualifikationsarbeit eingereicht und können deren besondere Qualität darstellen. Zeigen Sie in Ihrer Bewerbung, wie Ihre bisherigen Schwerpunkte zu der allgemeinen Ausrichtung des RMI und zu dem o.g. Thema passen. Verhandlungssicheres Englisch wird vorausgesetzt. Eigeninitiative und Teamfähigkeit werden am RMI in hohem Maße erwartet. Sie haben Freude am intensiven, lösungsorientierten Austausch mit Wissenschaftlerinnen/Wissenschaftlern, Studentinnen/Studenten, Praktikern und den Partnerinnen und Partnern des Instituts. Dafür bietet das RMI Ihnen vielfältige Unterstützung und Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten.

Kontakt/Contact

Sollten wir Ihr Interesse geweckt haben, senden Sie bitte Ihre Bewerbung per Email mit den üblichen Unterlagen (zusammengefasst in einem pdf-Dokument) und dem möglichen Eintrittstermin bis zum 15. Oktober 2018 an: 
Prof. Dr. Guido Möllering, Direktor des Reinhard-Mohn-Instituts für Unternehmensführung, rmi@uni-wh.de.
Allgemeine Fragen zu der Ausschreibung stellen Sie gerne unter Tel. 02302/926-502.

Informationen zum RMI finden Sie unter: http://reinhard-mohn-institut.de 

Tel.: 02302/926-502
Fax: 02302/926-512
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TU Hamburg: Promotionsstelle am Institut für Controlling und Simulation

Zum nächstmöglichen Termin sucht das Institut für Controlling und Simulation

eine/n neue/n Wissenschaftliche/n Mitarbeiter/in

für Tätigkeiten auf den Gebieten Controlling, internes und externes Rechnungswesen und Simulation zur Qualifizierung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses mit der gezielten Möglichkeit zur Promotion.

Weitere Informationen finden Sie unter folgender Adresse: https://intranet.tuhh.de/aktuell/stellen/stelle.html?kenn_nr=H-18-140

MREV and IUC Seminar 2019 – Call for Papers: Paternalistic Work Regimes. Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Guest Editors:
Mikael Ottosson, Lund University (Sweden)
Simon Fietze, University of Southern Denmark
Wenzel Matiaske, Helmut-Schmidt-University/University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg (Germany)

Seminar at the IUC Dubrovnik (April 8-12, 2019) & Special Issue

Since several decades, researchers are giving more attention to organizational culture – or more precisely the values, rituals, symbols and heroes of the organizations. This is a development that has been accelerated by the trend towards flexible organizations and men in the era of new decentralization. This development is recently reinforced by the digitization of working life. In relation to these concepts, we see a renewed interest in the concept of (industrial) paternalism.

In organizational studies, a frequent interpretation of paternalism is the analysis of the use of different social welfare benefits. This is also a phenomenon with historical roots. In early industrial rural contexts, it was common for workers to have access to corporate-owned housing, food supply, healthcare etc. According to the research, these paternalistic benefits – or management techniques – aimed to stabilize the workforce and create an internal labour market. But many scholars in the field give the term paternalism a significantly broader meaning that includes a moral relationship between the employee and the employer. This position implies that the organization is given a different meaning, in the sense that it is based on a wider social relationship than a strict economic between the employee and the employer. The social conditions of the paternalistic organization are often compared to those in a family. The owner of the company (represented by the director or manager) is analysed in terms of to be the father – or the head – and the employees are like the children – or the body of the organization.

Within the framework of an essentially social-historical discussion, the British historian E. P. Thompson once noted that paternalism is a problematic concept. Central to his criticism was that it is a loose, unclear and descriptive term. Furthermore, he argued that using the concept implies the risk of identifying patterns of consensus rather than patterns of conflict in the social relations of production. This does not mean that researchers should avoid the term in a historical and socio-economic analysis, but rather that the concept is needed to be filled with content and discussed theoretically as well as empirically.

Paternalism, in some contexts termed welfare capitalism, is a term used in various academic disciplines, such as anthropology, history, sociology and economics. The purpose of this seminar and the special issue of management revue – Socio-Economic Studies is to highlight the historical and contemporary relevance of the concept in cross-disciplinary discussions. Some context to discuss in order to clarify the concept of paternalism are listed below:

  • paternalism as a historical phenomenon
  • moral economy
  • management practices
  • labour market relations
  • the welfare state
  • paternalism in an international comparison

These are just some ideas and not an exhaustive list. The seminar welcomes empirical studies as well as theoretical papers and provides sufficient time for discussion and reflection.

Deadline
Potential contributors to the seminar at the IUC Dubrovnik are encouraged to submit an abstract of 5 pages before December 31st, 2018 electronically via the online submission system of management revue – Socio-Economic Studies using ‘IUC Dubrovnik’ as article section: http://www.mrev.nomos.de/

All contributors to the seminar are invited to submit their paper for the special issue of management revue – Socio-Economic Studies. Full papers must be submitted by July 31st, 2019. All contributions will be subject to a double-blind review. Papers invited to a ‘revise and resubmit’ are due October 31st, 2019.

Hoping to hear from you!
Mikael Ottosson
Simon Fietze
Wenzel Matiaske

REMINDER: 12th International Research Workshop – Methods for PhD – 09–14 September 2018

PROGRAMME

PARALLEL MORNING SESSION 1 (10 – 12 September 2018)

PARALLEL AFTERNOON SESSION 2 (10 – 12 September 2018)

PARALLEL SESSION 3 (13 September 2018)

WORKSHOP COMMITTEE:

  • Wenzel Matiaske, Helmut-Schmidt-University
  • Simon Fietze, University of Southern Denmark
  • Heiko Stüber, Institute for Employment Research

FEES

499 Euro (with accommodation and meals)
299 Euro (without accommodation, lunch and dinner are included)

It is possible to get a certificate on 5 credit points (according to the European Credit Transfer System).

CONTACT & REGISTRATION

For any questions don’t hesitate to contact the workshop committee (irwsnetwork@gmail.com).
Please register for the workshop on the workshop website.

ORGANIZERS

  • Helmut-Schmidt-University/University of the FAF Hamburg, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
  • Institute for Employment Research (IAB), The Research Institute of the Federal Employment Agency in Nuremberg
  • Akademie Sankelmark im Deutschen Grenzverein e.V.

SUPPORTERS

  • Europa-Universität Flensburg
  • University of Hamburg, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
  • University of Hamburg, School of Business
  • Leuphana University Lüneburg, Faculty of Economics
  • Werkstatt für Personal- und Organisationsforschung e.V.