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MREV – Call for Papers: Workplace Flexibility

Guest Editors:
Sascha Ruhle, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf (Germany)
Stefan Süß, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf (Germany)

Special Issue

Flexibility has been an ongoing issue for various fields of research and practice and a considerable amount of literature dealing with the concept of flexibility has developed. This diversity has led to various perspectives on dimensions and aspects of flexibility. However, two major fields of flexibility can be distinguished. The organizational perspective understands workplace flexibility as the degree of adaptability of an organization in an uncertain and changing environment (Dastmalchian & Blyton 2001). In addition, workplace flexibility can encompass the individual perspective of the workforce, especially the degree of flexibility regarding aspects of where, when, and how work is performed (Hill et al. 2008). Within both streams of research, various aspects of flexibility have been addressed, such as organizational structures (Feldman & Pentland 2003), type of employment (Lepak et al. 2003; Sayah & Süß 2013), management and strategic human resource management (Wright & Snell 1998), time and location of work (Allen et al. 2013), demands towards employees (Vahle-Hinz et al. 2013) and work (Ruiner et al. 2013), leadership (Barrow 1976), and the role of Communication Technologies (Diaz et al. 2012).

Regarding the consequences of flexibility, literature often assumes positive results for both iindividualand organization, when flexibility increases. For example, evidence has been found that flexibility at work is positively related to self-reported health (Butler et al. 2009). Furthermore, it can increase organizational attractiveness (Nadler et al. 2010; Thompson et al. 2015), profit (Kesavan et al. 2014) and firm performance (Martínez Sánchez et al. 2007). However, there is also a missing consensus and ongoing discussion regarding possible consequences of flexibility. Research has identified potential downsides of flexibility, such as blurred work-life boundaries (Pedersen and Lewis 2012), the risk of stigmatization (Cech & Blair-Loy 2014), unsupportive work climate and inequitable implementation (Putnam et al. 2014). Other relationships, for example between flexibility and work-family conflict (Allen et al. 2013; Shockley & Allen 2007), remain unclear. Further, if the flexibility is only an organizational facade (Eaton 2003; Nystrom & Starbuck 1984) which is communicated but not lived in the organization, even more, negative consequences such as violations of psychological contracts might occur, especially when flexibility is used as a facade to justify the transformation of standard work arrangements to non-standard work arrangements.

Subsequently, a lot of questions remain unanswered:

  • What is the core of flexibility in organizations?
  • Which origins can be identified of the ongoing need for various types of flexibility?
  • What types of flexibility can be systematized and how are those different types related to organizational consequences, such as success or attractiveness?
  • How useful are flexible work arrangements and how can positive consequences be promoted and negative consequences be avoided, or at least weakened?
  • Which consequences result from a gap between offered and truly supported types of flexibility, e.g. the role of organizational facades?
  • How does embeddedness of Information and Communications Technologies in work practices enable and assist workplace flexibility?
  • What are the consequences of the ongoing flexibilization of work on the economic and social level?

Potential authors

The aim of this special issue is to increase our understanding of the above-mentioned aspects of workplace flexibility, especially from an organizational perspective. We encourage empirical – qualitative or quantitative – submissions from various research fields, such as business administration, industrial and organizational psychology, work sociology and other disciplines dealing with the topic of the Special Issue.

Deadline

Full papers for this special issue of management revue must be submitted by 31 December 2017. All contributions will be subject to double-blind review. Papers invited to a ‘revise and resubmit’ are due 31 May 2018. Please submit your papers electronically via the online submission system at http://www.mrev.nomos.de/ guidelines/submit-manuscript/ using ‘SI Workplace Flexibility’ 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 website http://www.mrev.nomos.de/guidelines/ and submit the papers electronically by sending a ‘blind’ copy of your manuscript (delete all author identification from this primary document).

We look forward to receiving your contribution!

Sascha Ruhle
Stefan Süß

 

GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies: Winter Term Programme 2017, 24 October – 24 November 2017

GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies
Neuer Jungfernstieg 21
20354 Hamburg

The following seminars are open to doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers at the GIGA and its partner institutions. Please note that other external participants are asked to pay a small course fee.

24 – 25 October Basic principles of research design and strategy Prof Benoît Rihoux, UC Louvain
1 – 2 November Quantitative Approaches to Data Collection and Analysis Dr Liam McGrath, ETH Zürich
13 November Workshop: Introduction to Zotero Dr Birte Pfeiffer, GIGA
23 – 24 November Qualitative Approaches to Data Collection and Analysis Dr Lea Sgier, University of Applied Arts and Sciences (HETS-SO) Geneva & University of Geneva

Information on Registration

Participants need to register online by filling in the registration form that is available on the website of the respective event. Questions should be addressed to Nina Sökefeld.

Registration deadline: Friday, 13 October 2017

 

Graduate School der Universität Hamburg – Promotionsstudiengang der Fakultät für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften – Kursangebot im WiSe 17/18

Stand: 15.08.2017

Dozent/in Titel der Lehrveranstaltung Termine FB LVS LP
Methoden  
Dresing, Thorsten
(Audiotranskription Marburg)
MAXQDA Complete und qualitative Inhaltsanalyse Do., 07.12.17, 09:00 – 15:30 Uhr
Fr., 08.12.17, 09:00 – 15:00 Uhr
Raum A215 (VMP 9)
Extern 1
Fritsche, Ulrich Introduction to R Fr., 20.10.17, 09-17 Uhr
Fr., 27.10.17 oder Fr., 03.11.17,
09-17 Uhr
Raum A514 (VMP 9)
SozÖk 1 2
Fritsche, Ulrich Text as Data: Text Mining and Analysis in Economics, Social Sciences and Finance using R März 2018 (als Block in vier Tagen) SozÖk 2 4
Jakobeit, Cord/
Meyer, Jörg
Research Seminar in International Relations – Research Design and Qualitative Approaches Mi., 10:00 – 12:00 Uhr (ab 25.10.17)
Raum 101 (AP 1)
SoWi/
SoWi
2
Kley, Stefanie Qualitative Comparative Analysis and Fuzzy Sets Fr., 01.11.17, 10-13 Uhr
Fr., 10.11.17, 10-13 Uhr
Fr., 24.11.17, 10-13 Uhr
Raum A510 (VMP 9)
SoWi 1 2
Marcus, Jan/
Siedler, Thomas
Applied Labour Economics Montags, 16:30 – 18:00 Uhr (ab
16.10.17), 14-täglich
Raum R 1083 (VMP 5)
Plus Zwei-Tages-Blöcke 23.11. und 24.11.17
Raum A215 (VMP 9)

SozÖk/
VWL

2 4
Menz, Wolfgang Qualitative Interviews mit ExpertInnen. Methodologie, Konzeption und Forschungspraxis Fr., 24.11.17, 16-18 Uhr (Vorbesprechung)
Raum wird noch bekannt gegeben
Fr., 19.01.18, 09-17 Uhr
Sa., 20.01.18, 09-17 Uhr
Raum wird noch bekannt gegeben
SozÖk 1 2
Rosert, Elvira Processes, Sequences, and Mechanisms: Introduction to Process Tracing Di., 16.01.18, 09-17 Uhr
Mi., 17.01.18,09-14 Uhr
Raum wird noch bekannt gegeben
SoWi 1 2
Siedler, Thomas Applied Microeconometrics Dienstags, 13:30-15 Uhr, die ersten 7 Wochen des Semesters
Esplanade 36, Raum 4029
VWL 1 2
Teichert, Thorsten Quantitative Text- und Literaturanalysen (Quantitative Reviews of Social Sciene Research) Mo., 30.10.17, 09:30-18 Uhr
Mo., 27.11.17, 09:30-18 Uhr
Mo., 18.12.17, 09:30-18 Uhr
Mo., 15.01.18, 09:30-18 Uhr
Raum A514 (VMP 9)
SozÖk 2 4

 

Dozent/in Titel der Lehrveranstaltung Termine FB LVS LP
Theorien  
Adloff, Frank/
Neckel, Sighard
Gesellschaftsanalysen. Prozesse – Krisen – Transformationen Mi., 10-12 Uhr (ab 18.10.2017)
Raum R 1083 (VMP 5)

SozÖk/
SoWi

2

4

Allgoewer, Elisabeth/
Schui, Florian
The state and the economy in historical perspective 26.10.17, 13:30-17 Uhr
09.11.17, 13:30-17 Uhr
16.11.17, 13:30-17 Uhr
01.12.17, 13:30-17 Uhr
Raum A215 (VMP 9)

VWL

1

2

Busch, Timo/
Schiemann, Frank
Sustainable Finance and Management Fr., 27.10.17, ganztags
Rentzelstraße 7

SozÖk/
SozÖk

1

2

Krause, Melanie Ph.D.-Seminar – Empirical Research in Economics Donnerstags, 12:15 – 13:15 Uhr (ab 19.10.2017)
Raum 0029 (VMP 5)

VWL

1

2

Littig, Beate
(Fellow, Institut für Höhere Studien, Wien (Österreich))
Sozial-ökologische Transformations­forschung. Konzepte, Ansätze und Methoden Mi., 10.01.18, 16:00-17:30 Uhr (Vorbesprechung)
Di., 23.01.18, 10:00 – 17:30 Uhr
Mi., 14.02.18, 10:00 – 17:30 Uhr
Raum A215 (VMP 9)

Extern

—-

2

Pfau-Effinger, Birgit Theories of Comparative and Historical Welfare State Research Mi., 01.11.17, 14:15-15:45 Uhr
Mi.,15.11.17, 14:15-15:45 Uhr
Mo., 20.11.17, ganztags
Di., 21.11.17, ganztags
Mi., 22.11.17, ganztags
Raum B230 (VMP 9)

SoWi

2

4

Rastetter, Daniela Standards guter Arbeit: Verhalten in Organisationen, Aus- und Weiterbildung, Managing Diversity Mo., 06.11.17, 10:00 – 17:00 Uhr
Di., 07.11.17, 10:00 – 17:00 Uhr
Raum A215, VMP 9

SozÖk

1

2

Schramm, Florian Quality of Working Life: Personalwirtschaftliche Analysen Fr., 06.10.17, ganztägig
Sa., 07.10.17, ganztägig
Raum B230, VMP 9

SozÖk

1

2

Slapničar, Sergeja
(University of Ljubljana, Slowenien)
Incentivierung, Motivation und Entscheidungsfindung 1-Tages-Forschungsworkshop (11.10. oder 12.10.2017)
Termine stehen noch nicht fest

Extern

—-

1

Vogel, Rick

 

PUNO & Friends: Paper Development Workshop Blöcke, alle vier Wochen à 4 Stunden
Termine stehen noch nicht fest

SozÖk

1

2

 

Dozent/in Titel der Lehrveranstaltung Termine FB LVS LP
Schlüsselkompetenzen
Busch, Timo/
Geiger, Daniel
Academic Publishing and Publication Strategy Fr., 24.11.17, ganztags
Fr., 08.12.17, ganztags
Raum B230 (VMP 9)
SozÖk 2 4
Crow, Kimberly/
Elkins, Stephan
(Socio Trans Marburg)
Academic Writing Do., 15.03.18, 10:00 – 17:30 Uhr
Fr., 16.03.18, 10:00 – 17:30 Uhr
Räume 0079 und 0080 (VMP 5)
Extern —- 1
Rauchmann, Sabine Literaturrecherche für Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden Mo., 09.10.17, 09-17.00 Uhr
Di., 10.10.17, 09-16.00 Uhr
Schulungsraum der Bibliothek Wirtschaftswissenschaften
(VMP 5)
Extern —- 1

FB = Fachbereich
LP = Leistungspunkte
LVS = Lehrveranstaltungsstunden

Anmeldungen:

Anmeldungen zu den Kursen sind möglich über „Geventis“ (https://www.geventis.uni-hamburg.de/login) in folgenden Zeiträumen:

a) 03.08.17 (13 Uhr) bis 22.09.17 (13 Uhr) für folgende Kurse:

  • Quality of Working Life: personalwirtschaftliche Analysen (Vogel)
  • Incentivierung, Motivation und Entscheidungsfindung (Slapničar)
  •  Literaturrecherche für Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden (Rauchmann)

b) 03.08.17 (13 Uhr) bis 06.10.17 (13 Uhr) für folgende Kurse:

  • Introduction to R (Fritsche) – Applied Labour Economics (Marcus / Siedler)
  • Applied Microeconometrics (Siedler)
  • Gesellschaftsanalysen. Prozesse – Krisen – Transformationen (Adloff / Neckel)
  • Ph.D. Seminar – Empirical Research in Economics (Krause)
  • Standards guter Arbeit: Verhalten in Organisationen, Aus- und Weiterbildung, Managing Diversity (Rastetter)
  • PUNO & Friends: Paper  Development Workshop  (R. Vogel)

c) 03.08.17 (13 Uhr) bis 18.10.17 (13 Uhr) für folgende Kurse:

  • Research Seminar in International Relations (Jakobeit / Meyer)
  • Qualitative Comparative Analysis and Fuzzy Sets (Kley)
  • Quantitative Text- und Literaturanalysen (Quantitative Reviews of Social Sciene Research) (Teichert)
  • Paradigmatic shifts in economics and the role of the state (Allgoewer)
  • Sustainable Finance and Management (Busch / Schiemann)
  • Theories of Comparative and Historical Welfare State Research (Pfau-Effinger)

d) 03.08.17 (13 Uhr) bis 03.11.17 (13 Uhr) für folgende Kurse:

  • MAXQDA Complete: Transkription, Datenaufbereitung und computergestützte Auswertung (Dresing) – Qualitative Interviews mit ExpertInnen. Methodologie, Konzeption und Forschungspraxis (Menz) – Academic Publishing and Publication Strategy (Busch / Geiger)

e) 03.08.17 (13 Uhr) bis 24.11.17 (13 Uhr) für folgende Kurse:

  • Processes, Sequences, and Mechanisms: Introduction to Process Tracing (Rosert)
  • Sozial-ökologische Transformations­forschung. Konzepte, Ansätze und Methoden (Littig)

f) 03.08.17 (13 Uhr) bis 26.01.18 (13 Uhr) für folgende Kurse:

  • Text as Data: Text Mining and Analysis in Economics, Social Sciences and Finance using R (Fritsche)
  • Academic Writing (Crow / Elkins)

HSU-Doktorandenweiterbildung 2017: Einführung in die Qualitative Comparative Analysis

Institution: Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg

Lecturer: Dr. Lasse Cronqvist, Universität Trier

Date:
20.09.2017, 09:00 – 17:00 Uhr
21.09.2017, 09:00 – 16:00 Uhr.

Place: Helmut-Schmidt-Universität, Holstenhofweg 85, 22043 Hamburg. Austragungsort ist an beiden Tagen Seminarraum 0108 in H1.

Language of instruction: German

Registration: Der direkte Kursbeitritt erfolgt unter diesem Link. Wer nicht Angehöriger der Helmut-Schmidt-Universität ist, lege sich zuvor bitte unter diesem Link ein Konto auf dem Ilias-System der HSU an.

Contents:
Der Kurs führt in die Grundlagen der konfigurationellen Analyse mit Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) ein. Nach einer wissenschaftstheoretischen Einordnung des Ansatzes werden wir am ersten Tag die Grundprinzipien der QCA Analyse behandeln. Dies erfolgt auch anhand der gemeinsamen Analyse verschiedener Anwendungsbeispiele und der Einführung aktueller, einschlägiger Software. Im weiteren Verlauf des Kurses werden auch Erweiterung von QCA wie mvQCA diskutiert und die viel beachtete Verbindung von QCA und fuzzy sets (fsQCA) eingeführt. Neben einer kritischen Betrachtung der Anwendungsmöglichkeiten der vorgestellten Ansätze für eigene Forschungsvorhaben der Teilnehmenden, bildet ein Ausblick auf aktuelle Entwicklungen im Bereich der QCA Analyse den Abschluss des Kurses.

HSU-Doktorandenweiterbildung 2017: Game Theory Reloaded – A Postgraduate Course

Institution: Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg (HSU)

Lecturer: Klaus Beckmann, Chair of Public Economics, Helmut Schmidt University

Dates & places:

  1. 18. September 2017: Introduction, Seminarraum 0110, H1, HSU
  2. 20. September 2017: Intermediate Topics, Seminarraum 0110 H1, HSU
  3. 21. September 2017: Advanced Topics and Extensions, Seminarraum 0109, H1, HSU

Starting time-finishing time on each day: 09:00-16:30

Language of instruction: English or German, depending on the course composition (to be decided upon at the beginning of the course).

Registration:
To register for the course, please click here. Non-members of the Helmut-Schmidt-Universität may firstly click here to create an HSU-Ilias-account, and secondly use the first link to join the course.

Contents:
See http://hermes.hsu-hh.de/~ac/kursplan-spieltheorie-seminar.pdf for the course contents.

Feel free to attend individual days or course offerings according to your prior knowledge or liking.

 

HSU-Doktorandenweiterbildung 2017: Necessary Condition Analysis (NCA) – A novel view on causality and on empirical data analysis

Institution: Erasmus University, Rotterdam/Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg

Lecturers:
Jan Dul, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
Sven Hauff, Helmut Schmidt University

Date: 12.10.2017 – 10 a.m. to 15 p.m.

Place: Hamburg Business School, Hamburg University

Room: tba

Language of instruction: English

Registration: You can register for the course until 05.10.17 by email to Sven Hauff (hauff@hsu-hh.de)

Contents:

What is NCA?
NCA is a novel, user-friendly methodological approach, recently published in Organizational Research Methods that understands cause-effect relations as “necessary but not sufficient” (not as additive logic used in regression). A necessary condition implies that without the right level of the condition a certain effect cannot occur. This is independent of other causes, thus the necessary condition can be a bottleneck, critical factor, constraint, disqualifier, etc. In practice, the right level of necessary condition must be put and kept in place to avoid guaranteed failure. Other causes cannot compensate for this factor. Thus NCA provides a novel view on causality and on empirical data analysis.

Whom is NCA for?
NCA is applicable to any discipline, and can provide strong results even when other analyses such as regression analysis show no or weak effects. By adding a different logic and data analysis approach, NCA adds both rigor and relevance to your theory, data analysis, and publications. NCA does not require advanced statistical or methodological knowledge beforehand. It can be used in both quantitative research as well as in qualitative research. You can become one of the first users of NCA in your field, which makes your publication(s) extra attractive.

What will be discussed in the seminar?
The seminar consists of two parts:

  1. In the first part (1-2 hours) we will discuss the method and its applications in different management fields. We will explain the differences between necessity logic and traditional additive logic and describe the relevance of necessary conditions for theory and practice.
  2. Immediately afterwards, in the second part (1-3 hours depending on the number of participants) we will discuss the method in more detail. In particular we will focus on the participants’ research areas and datasets. We will also demonstrate how to use the NCA software to identify/test potential necessary conditions in empirical data sets. Participants who are interested in a demonstration of the method on their dataset can bring their dataset on a USB drive (e.g., excel.csv file) or perform an NCA analysis on their own computer.

More information:

  • erim.nl/nca
  • Dul, J. (2016) Necessary Condition Analysis (NCA): Logic and methodology of “necessary but not sufficient” causality, Organizational Research Methods, 19(1), 10-52.

Management Revue – Socio-Economic Studies – Special Edition: Human Resources, Labour Relations and Organizations. A European Perspective

Special Edition
management revue – Socio-Economic Studies

Human Resources, Labour Relations and Organizations – A European Perspective
http://www.nomos-shop.de/29502

Contents
Wenzel Matiaske & Simon Fietze
Introduction

Wolfgang Mayrhofer, Chris Brewster
European Human Resource Management: Researching Developments over Time

Paul Boselie
A Balanced Approach to Understanding the Shaping of Human Resource Management in Organisations

Erik Poutsma, Paul E. M. Ligthart, Roel Schouteten
Employee Share Schemes in Europe. The Influence of US Multinationals

Ingo Singe, Richard Croucher
US Multi-Nationals and the German Industrial Relations System

Walther Müller-Jentsch
Trade Unions in a Civilized Market Economy

Stefan Kirchner
Embedded Flexibility Strategies and Diversity within National Institutional Frameworks: How many Flexibility Profiles are in the German Model?

Dudo von Eckardstein, Stefan Konlechner
Employer Behavior: Human Resource Management Research and Teaching in Germany and Austria

Wenzel Matiaske
Pourquoi pas? Rational Choice as a Basic Theory of HRM

Jörg Freiling
RBV and the Road to the Control of External Organizations

Werner Nienhüser
Resource Dependence Theory – How Well Does It Explain Behavior of Organizations?

Kirsten Foss, Nicolai J. Foss
The Next Step in the Evolution of the RBV: Integration with Transaction Cost Economics

Reminder: 11th International Research Workshop – Methods for PhD (10 – 15 September 2017)

We still have some vacancies! Check our website for further information: http://www.phd-network.eu/irws/registration/

11th International Research Workshop – Methods for Ph
10–15 September 2017
Akademie Sankelmark, Flensburg (Germany)
University of Southern Denmark, Kolding (Denmark)

PROGRAMME
PARALLEL MORNING SESSION 1 (11 – 13 September 2017@Akademie Sankelmark)

PARALLEL AFTERNOON SESSION 2 (11 – 13 September 2017@Akademie Sankelmark)

PARALLEL SESSION 3 (14 September 2017@SDU Kolding)

WORKSHOP COMMITTEE:

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

FEES & REFUGEE SCHOLARSHIPS

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

We are offering up to three funded scholarships to support refugee postgraduate students from Germany. Full details including eligibility criteria and how to apply for a scholarship can be found on the workshop website.

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
  • University of Southern Denmark, Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management
  • Akademie Sankelmark im Deutschen Grenzverein e.V.
SUPPORTERS
  • University of Southern Denmark, Department of Environmental and Business Economics
  • 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.
  • German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) at the DIW Berlin
  • Hans-Boeckler-Foundation

MREV – Call for Papers: Corporate responsibility: In the dilemma between trust and fake?

Guest Editors:
Simon Fietze, University of Southern Denmark
Wenzel Matiaske, Helmut-Schmidt-University/University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg (Germany)
Roland Menges, Technical University Clausthal (Germany)

Special Issue

Trust is the currency that creates markets. This is knowledge of the merchants at the latest since modern markets have emerged along the medieval trade routes. Quality and reliability in the business are also building blocks of trust and the assumption of responsibility for the social and ecological consequences of entrepreneurial activity. Whether the latter should be integrated into social and legal relations and norms in the form of voluntary corporate responsibility, has been the subject of economic discussion since the beginnings of the discipline and since the separation of the spheres of economic and moral action in the Scottish moral economy.

Over the past decades, both supra-national organisations such as the UN and the EU have been focusing on soft law – from the global compact through the AA1000 to the Green Paper of the EU Commission – as well as the national states, to promote social and environmental responsibility for companies in the age of globalisation. These initiatives have led to lively activities and debates both in the business world and in different scientific disciplines. For companies, it has now become a “fashion” to campaign social and ecological responsibility using the concept of “Corporate Social Responsibility”. This commitment has meanwhile led to the fact that CSR activities should partly contribute to value creation instead of aligning them with corporate objectives and values. Such a development leads to the loss of trust and the assumption of responsibility becomes a “fake”.

Against this backdrop, some of the social and economic observers remained sceptical, advocating tougher legal norms or fiscal implications. Finally, lawyers pointed out that (successful) standardisations often develop not only from the “top” but also from the “bottom”, i.e. they emerge from the action routines of the economic actors as emergent effects. However, not only the recent scandals – from the ENRON case to the VW case – raise questions about the effectiveness of co-operative self-commitment as well as external control.

Moreover, corporate responsibility is related to the concept of consumer responsibility. Whereas market-optimists believe that reliable changes in consumption patterns rely on responsible individual action, more market-skeptics warn of a counterproductive “privatisation of sustainability”.

In this light, this special issue will be on theoretical and empirical contributions to the topic “Corporate responsibility: In the dilemma between trust and fake?” from economic, sociological, (economic) historical and legal perspectives. Possible topics are:

  • Economic and history of ideas cases and questions of corporate responsibility
  • The “pseudo” corporate responsibility
  • Organisational and sociological theories and findings on corporate responsibility
  • Theory and empiricism of the audit
  • Theoretical and empirical studies on consumer responsibility
  • Criminal law considerations for corporate actors
  • Institutional factors of corporate responsibility
  • The trust of social entrepreneurship

This is not an exhaustive list.

Deadline
Full paper for this special issue of management revue must be submitted by September 30th, 2017. All contributions will be subject to a double-blind review. Papers invited to a ‘revise and resubmit’ are due January 31st, 2018. Please submit your papers electronically via the online submission system using ‘SI Corporate Responsibility’ as article section.

Hoping to hear from you!
Simon Fietze
Wenzel Matiaske
Roland Menges

Management Revue – Socio-Economic Studies – Vol. 28, No. 2

2nd Issue 2017
Management Revue – Socio-Economic Studies, Volume 28

Open Issue

Contents

Gerd Grözinger, Marlene Langholz-Kaiser & Doreen Richter
Regional Innovation and Diversity: Effects of Cultural Diversity, Milieu Affiliation and Qualification Levels on Regional Patent Outputs

Mareike Adler & Anna K. Koch
Expanding the Job Demands-Resources Model to Classify Innovation-Predicting Working Conditions

Stefan Gröschl & Patricia Gabaldon
Leading Resistance to Doing Business as Usual

Albert Martin & Wenzel Matiaske
Absenteeism as a Reaction to Harmful Behavior in the Workplace from a Stress Theory Point of View

Wenzel Matiaske
Introduction: Echoes of an Era – A Century of Organisational Studies

Søren Voxted
100 years of Henri Fayol

Call for Papers

Entrepreneurship and Managerialization in SMEs and family firms
Submission deadline: 31 July 2017

Corporate responsibility: In the dilemma between trust and fake?
Submission deadline: 30 September 2017

Echoes of an Era – A Century of Organisational Studies
Submission deadline: 31 December 2017

Forthcoming Issues

Digital Working Life
Guest Editors: Mikael Ottoson & Calle Rosengren (Lund University, Sweden), Doris Holtmann & Wenzel Matiaske (Helmut-Schmidt-University, Hamburg, Germany)