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Call for Papers: Ageing Societies: Comparing HRM Responses to the Career Expectations of Older Employees in Germany and Japan

Special Issue
Ageing Societies: Comparing HRM Responses to the Career Expectations of Older Employees in Germany and Japan

Keith Jackson, SOAS, University of London and Doshisha University, Japan
Philippe Debroux, Soka University and Chuo University, Japan

The emerging demographic context for the research and practice of human resource management (HRM) is unprecedented. Demographic shift in the form of ‘ageing societies’ has become recognised among academics and policy-makers as a growing economic challenge to organisations globally and to those operating from within so-called ‘developed’ economies in particular. Whereas some emerging economies and, by extension, some nationally-defined labour markets such as Turkey and Indonesia are experiencing rapid population growth and lower average ages among their populations, others such as Germany and Japan are experiencing a sharp fall in indigenous birth rates and simultaneously a rapidly ageing working population. In short, demographic shift in the form of ageing societies has become a key challenge to HRM policy-makers and practitioners across organisational, sectoral, regional, and national boundaries.

In this Special Issue we focus attention on two leading global economies, each giving context to historically comparable HRM systems: Germany and Japan. Each nationally defined system is under pressure to maintain equilibrium by seeking alternative working conditions or end-of-career pathways for older employees. At the national level, the response in each case might translate into policies for targeted immigration, increasing employment and career opportunities for women, or the raising of retirement ages in certain sectors. At an organisational level, HRM responses might become manifest in the re-negotiation of company pension and other compensation and benefit systems or the re-designing of work conditions and / or career pathways for older employees.

The emerging situation is both dynamic and, as stated previously, unprecedented. Consequently, organisations in both Germany and Japan are under pressure to formulate and implement innovative HRM strategies in response to the opportunities and threats to productivity that current global demographic trends are creating.

Call for Contributions
In the broader demographic context of ‘ageing societies’, this Management Revue Special Issue represents an attempt to identify and compare patterns of responses among HRM practitioners and policy-makers in German and Japanese organisations operating and competing across a range of business sectors. For the purpose of continuity across contributions we interpret ‘ageing societies’ as segments of nationally defined labour markets comprising current or potential employees at the age of fifty and over. In the specific context of markets for employment and career development so defined in Germany and Japan, we are looking for contributions on the following themes:

  • Responding to the employment and career expectations of employees aged fifty and over in the German manufacturing sector
  • Responding to the employment and career expectations of employees aged fifty and over in the Japanese manufacturing sector
  • Responding to the employment and career expectations of employees aged fifty and over in German public sector organisations
  • Responding to the employment and career expectations of employees aged fifty and over in Japanese public sector organisations
  • Responding to the employment and career expectations of employees aged fifty and over in German service sector organisations
  • Responding to the employment and career expectations of employees aged fifty and over in Japanese service sector organisations

Notes:
The Editors also welcome expressions of interest from potential contributors offering to write on themes that connect generally with those specified above.

The Editors especially welcome contributions in the form of joint collaborations between German and Japanese HRM researchers and practitioners.

Final contributions will be around 5,000 words in length.

The Editors undertake to provide full editorial support to contributors who are relatively new to preparing contributions for publication in a quality management journal through the medium of international English: initial offers to contribute can be submitted in English, German or Japanese.

Regardless of each contributor’s language of preference, the Editors undertake to engage all contributors in a cross-national dialogue that should both strengthen the cohesion of the discussion across contributions and establish a global network of HRM scholars and practitioners that endures beyond the publication of this Special Issue.

Deadline
Full papers for this Special Edition of ‘Management Revue’ must be with the editors by February 28th, 2015. All submissions will be subject to a double blind review process. Please submit your papers electronically via the online submission system at http://www.management-revue.org/submission/ ‘SI Ageing Societies – HRM’ as article section.

Hoping to hear from you!

Keith Jackson, SOAS, University of London and Doshisha University, Japan
Philippe Debroux, Soka University and Chuo University, Japan

Call for Papers: 11th International Young Scholar German Socio-Economic Panel Symposium (extended Nov. 30)

March 12-13, 2015
Delmenhorst (Bremen), Germany

We are pleased to announce the 11th International Young Scholar German Socio-Economic Panel Symposium. The symposium provides an opportunity for doctoral students and young postdoctoral researchers of all relevant disciplines (e.g. economics, demography, psychology, sociology, public health, geography) to present empirical research in progress – carried out with panel data (especially SOEP data). Each accepted paper will be discussed by a leading senior researcher, giving participants the unique opportunity to receive thorough and individual feedback on their research project.

Moreover, we will award the Joachim-Frick Memorial Prize for the most innovative, best written and best presented symposium paper. The award comes with € 200 prize money.

We encourage interested young scholars to submit a preliminary paper or an extended abstract (about 350 words in English) before November 21, 2014 (extended to November 30, 2014). We will inform you whether your proposal has been accepted by December 19, 2014. The deadline for submission of the full paper is February 10, 2015.

All accepted papers will be made accessible to commentators one month prior to the symposium. During the symposium, each presenter will have about 20 minutes for the presentation, 10 minutes for commentary by a senior researcher and 15 minutes for plenary discussion. The official language of the symposium is English.

Catering as well as accommodation will be provided. The conference fee is € 25.

The symposium is organized by the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) of the University of Bremen and Jacobs University in collaboration with the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) and the Hanse Institute for Advanced Study (HWK).

Please send your applications to SOEP-symposium11@bigsss.uni-bremen.de.

For further inquiries, please contact:

Katharina Klug
Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences
Wiener Straße/Ecke Celsiusstraße
28359 Bremen
Tel.: +49(0) 421 218-66366
Email: kklug@bigsss.uni-bremen.de

Ulrike Ehrlich
Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences
Wiener Straße/Ecke Celsiusstraße
28359 Bremen
Tel.: +49(0) 421 218-66434
Email: uehrlich@bigsss.uni-bremen.de

Call for Papers/Book Chapters: The role of TRIZ in enhancing creativity for innovation – international research and viewpoints on the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving

Call for Papers/Book Chapters
The role of TRIZ in enhancing creativity for innovation – international research and viewpoints on the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving

edited by
Alexander Brem
Professor of Technology and Innovation Management University of Southern Denmark

Leonid Chechurin
Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management
Lappeenranta University of Technology

Background

To come up with innovative ideas which fulfill the criteria to be new and breakthrough is key and at the same time difficult for companies.

One important supporting element to raise the quantity and quality of innovation is TRIZ (the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving, in English named TIPS). With its systematic approach it can be used as a logical approach to creative problem solving.

TRIZ has the following advantages in comparison with traditional innovation supporting methods:

  • Marked increase of creative productivity.
  • Rapid acceleration of the search for inventive and innovative solutions.
  • Scientifically founded approach to forecasting evolution of technological systems, products and processes.

This methodology is now being taught at several universities and has been applied by an increasing number of global organizations.

Hence, with this book, the Editors would like to give an overview of current trends and enhancements within TRIZ in an international context. The goal is to show different roles of TRIZ in enhancing creativity for innovation in research, and with selected viewpoints in practice.

All submitted paper proposals will be double-blind reviewed to ensure the highest quality.

Book Chapter Synopses with suggested topics

Topics include but are not limited to theories, methods, techniques and experiences on:

  • innovation processes and its linkages to TRIZ through all of its stages;
  • methodological support to creative and inventive design;
  • research on TRIZ-based or inspired theories, methodologies, techniques;
  • computers instruments to support TRIZ-based deployment;
  • patent mining, knowledge harvesting and representing;
  • TRIZ education initiatives, feedback or studies;
  • further advanced Innovative, Inventive & creative design processes;
  • inventiveness, creativity, innovation measurements (or assessment);
  • professional/industrial case studies where TRIZ has played a significant role.

Moreover, selected viewpoints from practice will be included.

Timeline

In advance, all potential authors must commit on our publication schedule to make sure that contributors will follow the same format.

Full paper submissions due: December 31st, 2014
Results of double-blind reviews available: March 31st, 2015
Revised paper submission deadline: June 1st, 2015
Book publication: Winter 2015/16

Publication information

All book chapters will be individually downloadable and accessible via SpringerLink.com or if someone buys the entire book in print or eBook from the Springer shop or affiliated partners such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble etc.

Each chapter is Search Engine Optimized (using the abstract and title/authors) and thus Google can find individual chapters upon a keyword search directly leading to SpringerLink.

All contributors get a discount of 33% on any Springer title purchased from the Springer online shop.

The MS Word template as well as the Author Guidelines are available online: http://bit.ly/springerguidelines

Please submit your paper only via E-Mail to Leonid Chechurin.

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Creativity in Innovation Management

International Journal of Innovation Management (IJIM)

Call for Papers:
Special Issue on Creativity in Innovation Management

Guest Editors

In order to reflect the interdisciplinary character of creativity, the Editors of this special issue cover three fundamental areas:

Why and for what can we use creativity: Business and managerial aspects
Alexander Brem, University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg, Denmark

How can we interact in creative settings: Psychological and social aspects
Rogelio Puente-­‐Diaz, Universidad Anahuac Mexico Norte, Estado de Mexico, Mexico

How can we activate creative thinking: Cognitive and neural aspects
Marine Agogué, HEC Montréal, Montréal, Canada

Background

In  today’s  business  world  creativity  has  become  one  of  the  most  important  success  factors (Florida, 2002). The understanding of “organizational creativity as the creation of  a  valuable,  useful  new  product,  service,  idea,  procedure,  or  process  by  individuals  working together in a complex social system” (Woodman et al., 1993) is vital for the innovation  process  of  a  company  and  serves  as  a  mainspring  especially  at  the  early  beginning of an innovation (Bilgram et al., 2008). Innovation as the practical application of created ideas in turn is a critical success factor for a company’s competitive advantage and long-­‐term success.

Creativity  has  been  studied  across  several  disciplines  including  psychology,  social  sciences, economics, education and the arts. However, a homogenous definition and classification of the term creativity has often been neglected (Plucker & Beghetto, 2004; Puccio & Cabra, 2012; Simonton, 2013). Moreover, creativity has been recognized as not manageable for a long time. Therefore, studies on creativity have looked at factors that “can manage for creativity” (Amabile & Mukti, 2008) such as leadership competencies or a  working  environment  that  positively  influences  and  supports  or  hampers  creative  processes in an organization. A further shortcoming of creativity research has been that it has traditionally distinguished between two generic types of creativity. The everyday creativity inherent in the average person (e.g. Richards, 2007) and the creative genius, associated with famous talents in certain fields (e.g. Simonton, 1997). Especially in the context of business and management literature, there is still need for further research to demystify  creativity  as  being  a  natural  force  without  control,  and  to  elaborate  its  role  within the management of innovation.

Hence, the question arises how this multifaceted and interdisciplinary topic of creativity can be included in innovation management, which is the focus of this Special Issue.

Subject coverage

In  this  context,  theoretical  and  conceptual  papers  on  creativity  in  innovation  management from different disciplines are welcome. Interdisciplinary research is as well  encouraged.  Empirical  studies  that  feature  examples  and  results  of  creativity  in  innovation management are encouraged, as well as papers on success factors and risks. Comparative studies that examine similarities and differences between different sectors and countries are also welcome.

  • Suggested topics for this special issue are:
  • Definition and measurement of creativity
  • Integration in the Front End of Innovation
  • Insights into creative processes and creative cognition
  • Levers on creative thinking during ideation
  • Creativity along the innovation process
  • Linkage of creativity with prototyping and manufacturing
  • Business Model Innovation and Creativity
  • Management of networks for creativity
  • Incentivation for creativity
  • Research on creativity techniques
  • Use of collaboration tools for creativity
  • Role of innovation culture on creative processes
  • Boundaries of creativity and design
  • Individual and (interdisciplinary) team creativity
  • Similarities/differences between facilitating creativity and innovation

Moreover, studies on country comparisons influence of industry and firm size as well as gender-­‐related differences are in the scope of this Call for Papers.

Notes for prospective authors

Submitted  papers  must  not  have  been  previously  published  or  be  currently  under  consideration for publication elsewhere. All papers will be refereed by an international Special Issue Editorial Board through a double-­‐blind peer review process.

A  guide  for  authors,  sample  copies  and  other  relevant  information  is  available  at  http://www.worldscinet.com/ijim

In  addition,  selected  articles  will  be  invited  being  released  in  a  book  published  by  Imperial College Press.

Important Dates

Submission of manuscripts: April 1, 2015
Notification to authors: July 15, 2015
Revisions due: August 15, 2015
Second round decisions: October 15, 2015
Revisions due: NOvember 15, 2015
Final Editorial Decision: December 15, 2015
Journal publication: Spring 2016

References

Amabile, T. M., & Mukti, K. (2008). Creativity and the role of the leader. Harvard Business Review, 86(10), 100-­‐109.

Bilgram,  V.,  Brem,  A.,  &  Voigt,  K.-­‐I.  (2008).  User-­‐centric  innovations  in  new  product  development:  Systematic identification of lead users harnessing interactive and collaborative online-­‐tools. International Journal of Innovation Management, 12 (3), 419-­‐458.

Florida, R. (2002). The rise of the creative class. New York: Basic Books.

Plucker, J.A., & Beghetto, R.A. (2004). Why creativity is domain general, why it looks domain specific, and why the distinction doesn’t matter. In R.J. Sternberg, E.L. Grigorenko, & J.L. Singer (Eds.), Creativity: From potential to realization (pp. 153-­‐167). Washington, DC: American Psychology Association.

Puccio,  G.  J.,  &  Cabra,  J.  F.  (2012).  Idea  generation  and  idea  evaluation:  Cognitive  skills  and  deliberate  practices. In M. Mumford (Ed.), Handbook of Organizational Creativity (pp. 189-­‐215). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Richards, R. (2007). Everyday creativity: Our hidden potential. In R. Richards (Ed.), Everyday creativity and new views of human nature (pp. 25–54). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Simonton, D. K. (1997). Creative productivity: A predictive and explanatory model of career trajectories and landmarks. Psychological Review, 104, 66–89.

Simonton,  D.  K.  (2013).  What  is  a  creative  idea?  Little-­‐C  versus  Big-­‐C  creativity.  In  K.  Thomas  &  J.  Chan  (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Creativity (pp.69-­‐83). Cheltenham, GL: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited.

Woodman, R. W., Sawyer, J.E., & Griffin, R.W. (1993). Toward a theory of organizational creativity. Academy of Management Review, 18(2), 293-­‐321.

 

 

 

Call for Papers and Participation: 7th Annual International Conference on Business and Society in a Global Economy, 19-22 December 2013, Athens, Greece

The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) will hold its 7th Annual International Conference on Business and Society in a Global Economy, 19-22 December 2013, Athens, Greece. The aim of the conferences is to give an opportunity to academics and researchers to present their work to other academics and researchers of different disciplines. There are no specific themes. In the past papers were presented from all areas of Social Sciences, Business, Arts and History. You may participate as panel organizer, presenter of one paper, chair a session or observer. For more information visit the conference website http://www.atiner.gr/cbc.htm. All papers are peer reviewed and published by ATINER in its specialized volumes of books (http://www.atiner.gr/docs/BOOK_PUBLICATIONS.htm). Also the abstracts and the submitted papers are published after the conference in ATINER’s series of abstract books and conference papers. Special arrangements will be made with a local luxury hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A Greek night of entertainment with dinner, a special one-day cruise in the Greek islands, an archaeological tour of Athens and a visit to Delphi. The registration fee is €300 (euro), covering access to all sessions, two lunches, coffee breaks and conference material. If you think that you can contribute, please send an abstract of about 300 words, via email atiner@atiner.gr, before 31 August 2013 to: Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER. Abstracts should include: Title of Paper, Family Name(s), First Name(s), Institutional Affiliation, Current Position, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of the submission. Please use the abstract submitting form available at http://www.atiner.gr/2013/FORM-CBC.doc. Announcement of the decision is made within 4 weeks after submission, which includes information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements. If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. organize a mini conference or a panel (session), chair a session, evaluate papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER.

The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) was established in 1995 as an independent academic association with the mission to become a forum, where academics and researchers – from all over the world – could meet in Athens to exchange ideas on their research and to discuss future developments in their disciplines. Since 1995, ATINER has organized more than 200 international conferences, symposiums and events. It has also published approximately 150 books. Academically, the Institute consists of five Research Divisions and twenty-three Research Units. Each Research Unit organizes an annual conference and undertakes various small and large research projects. Academics and researchers are more than welcome to become members and contribute to ATINER’s objectives. The members of the Institute can undertake a number of academic activities. If you want to become a member, please download the form (membership form). For more information or suggestions, please send an email to: info@atiner.gr.

Call for papers: SI Journal of Business Ethics

Special issue of the Journal of Business Ethics on the theme of ‘Context Influences on Workplace Ethics and Justice.’:

This Special Issue seeks to add to the field of enquiry at the intersection of organizational justice and behavioral ethics by focusing specifically on important but so far overlooked contextual influences on behavioral ethics and justice at work, for example culture, workgroup composition, social domains, leader’s use of ethics and fairness, incentive systems, and situational cues that prime values or identities. We are especially encouraging submissions based on well-designed empirical investigations of these issues, but will also consider strong conceptual and theoretical contributions. The deadline for submission is December 1, 2013. For further information and details on the Special Issue please view the call for papers at http://ojberg.org/ojberg/journal-of-business-ethics-special-issue-call-for-papers-context-influences-on-workplace-ethics-and-justice/

Call for Papers: Qualitative Comparative Analysis Applications and Methodological Challenges

November, 22 – 23, 2013 | Goethe-University Frankfurt

Since the publication of the seminal work “The Comparative Method” by Charles Ragin in 1987, set-theoretic methods and especially Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) have become a common research strategy in the social sciences. Over the last decades, scholars from sociology, organization studies, and political science have not only deepened the knowledge on design questions and technical details related to QCA, but have produced an increasing amount of studies using QCA in its different forms (csQCA, fsQCA, mvQCA and also tQCA).

Nevertheless, there still are challenges, pitfalls and open questions regarding all kinds of QCAs. For the planned conference, we invite empirically oriented research papers in the social sciences that use QCA. We hereby especially encourage submissions which address among others one of the following topics:

QCA and Large N

We invite for the submission of empirical QCA papers working with large numbers of cases. So far, there has been a certain consensus that QCA works best with a mid-sized number of cases. However, while there is consensus on not going below a certain number, such a consensus does not exist with regard to how large the number of cases may become. On the basis of empirical research, we want to debate what characteristics, potential and problems may arise in QCA research if N gets big or even too big.

QCA and Time

We also look for empirical applications that look at cases from a diachronic perspective or include sequential developments into their QCAs. Despite some valuable contributions, the question how to integrate time into a QCA continues to prevail. On the basis of conducted research, we want to discuss the challenges of changing membership scores over time and the rather limited level of complexity for which analyses of sequential developments with temporal QCA (tQCA) allow.

QCA and Mixed Methods

Finally, we encourage the submission of empirical contributions which discuss the use of qualitative and quantitative data and/or qualitative and quantitative strategies of analysis within a single QCA-study, or other mixed-methods approaches. Such research strategies promise a variety of benefits, such as complementarity; gaining of deeper insights into the data; and the cross-validation of findings. The aim of this conference is to take stock of these fields in set-theoretic research. We welcome paper proposals from new and established scholars focusing on empirically sound and advanced state QCA from sociology, political and organization science. It is planned to publish the best papers in an edited volume.

An additional panel will focus on QCAs-in-the-making, i.e. planned or just started QCA projects in the first research phases. Again, we invite both new and established QCA-users to present promising future work.

All accepted papers will be commented by QCA-experts. Moreover, a Round Table will debate the main topics at the end of the conference. This conference follows up on a previous event, organized in Hamburg in 2012.

Please send your paper proposal (200 – 300 words) to the local organizer Jonas Buche (buche@soz.uni-frankfurt.de) by August 1, 2013.

Prior to the conference, on November 20 and 21, an Introductory Workshop to QCA by Jonas Buche and Markus Siewert is offered. The registration fee for the workshop is 150€. The number of participants for the workshop is limited to 30, so we ask for early registration. The minimum number of participants is 15. Admission takes place in the order of applications.

Registration

If you just want to register for the conference please send an email to Jonas Buche as well (buche@soz.uni-frankfurt.de).

N.B.: There will be no conference fee; travel and accommodation should be covered by the participants themselves.

Conference Organizers:

Claudius Wagemann (Goethe-University Frankfurt)
Betina Hollstein (University of Hamburg)
Jörg Raab (Tilburg University)

Call for Papers: Sixth International Symposium on Process Organization Studies

Call for Papers
Sixth International Symposium on Process Organization Studies

Theme: Organizational routines: How they are created, maintained, and changed

General process-oriented and theme-focused papers are invited

www.process-symposium.com

19-21 June 2014
Elysium Resort & Spa, Rhodes, Greece
www.elysium.gr

Conveners:

Jennifer Howard-Grenville, University of Oregon, USA
Claus Rerup, Western University, Canada
Ann Langley, HEC Montreal, Canada
Haridimos Tsoukas, University of Cyprus, Cyprus & University of Warwick, UK

Keynote Speakers:

Paul Dourish, Professor of Informatics, University of California, Irvine, USA, author of Where the Action Is: The Foundations of Embodied Interaction
Martha Feldman, Johnson Chair for Civic Governance and Public Management, Professor of Social Ecology, Political Science, Business and Sociology, University of California, Irvine, USA
Bob Mesle, Professor of Philosophy & Religion, Graceland University, USA, author of Process-Relational Philosophy: An Introduction to Alfred North Whitehead

Deadline for submissions of extended abstracts: January 31st, 2014.

For more information, please see attachment or visit: http://www.process-symposium.com

Call for Papers: Erwerbsarbeit um welchen Preis?

Call for Papers (Dissertationsprojekte) zum

3. Young Scholars‘ Workshop des SAMF e.V.
Erwerbsarbeit um welchen Preis?

Die Jahrestagung 2014 der Deutschen Vereinigung für sozialwissenschaftliche Arbeitsmarktforschung (SAMF) e.V. widmet sich am 21./22. Februar in Berlin (Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht), den Bedingungen und der Qualität von Erwerbsarbeit. Im Rahmen dieser Tagung wird vorab am 20. und 21. Februar der dritte Young Scholars‘ Workshop des
SAMF e.V. stattfinden. Er soll Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden ein Forum zur Vorstellung und Diskussion ihrer Dissertationsprojekte im Kontext der Tagungsthemen bieten.

Abstracts werden bis zum 30.10.2013 erbeten.

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Call for Papers: Sustainable people management practices in the Asia Pacific

Emerald Publishing is extending an invitation and call for papers for a special issue of the Asia Pacific Journal of Business Administration (APJBA) focused on the theme of

Sustainable People Management in the Asia Pacific

The invitation is to scholars generally, but to scholars in the Asia Pacific region in particular, in the quest to contribute a regional voice to this growing research area.

The deadline for manuscript submission is 31st January 2014.

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