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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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Call for Papers: Corporate Masterminds – Executive Management Teams in Focus

Call for papers for a Special Issue of Team Performance Management, titled

“Corporate Masterminds – Executive Management Teams in Focus”

Over the last decade, academic researchers have shown a strong interest in executive management teams, as their members are the most influential corporate decision-makers and largely determine various external (e.g. strategic direction, firm performance) and internal (e.g. leadership style, organizational structure) outcomes. The special issue aims to advance our theoretical and empirical understanding of the composition of executive management teams, the interplay of different actors, and the impact of contextual settings.

Submission deadline is November 1, 2013.

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Call for Papers: 2nd Biennial Africa Academy of Management Conference

Africa Academy of Management
Call for Participants for the 2nd Biennial Africa Academy of Management Conference
Hosted by University of Botswana in Gaborone
January 8-11, 2014

Deadline: June 30, 2013

Conference Theme: Sustainable Development in Africa through Management Theory, Research and Practice

The Africa Academy of Management is delighted to announce its 2nd Biennial Conference which will be held on January 8-11, 2014 in Gaborone, Botswana. The conference will bring together scholars from Africa and around the world who are interested in our theme: “Sustainable Development in Africa through Management Theory, Research and Practice.”

In accordance with the theme, we invite papers and symposia on topics focusing on Africa, in all subject areas of management: international management, human resource management, organizational behavior, corporate social responsibility, management education, strategic management, entrepreneurship and other related subject areas. All manuscripts will be double-blind reviewed. Please visit our website: http://www.africa-aom.org for submission deadline, program outline, conference registration fees, conference tracks, travel information, hotel accommodation, etc.


Program Committee: If you have questions, you may contact any of the following members
Dr. Eileen Kwesiga, Bryant University (USA)
Dr. Moses Acquaah, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (USA)
Dr. Margaret Crabbe, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration
Dr. Elham Metwally, American University in Cairo (Egypt)
Dr. Nceku Nyathi, The Open University Business School (UK)
Dr. David Zoogah, Morgan State University (USA)


Program Chair: Dr. Eileen Kwesiga, Bryant University (USA)
Local Arrangements: Dr. Dorothy Mpabanga, University of Botswana


Submissions are due June 30, 2013 via http://www.africa-aom.org 18:00 GMT. At least one author of a paper) must register and present their work at the conference. For symposia, all panelists must register and attend the conference.

Registration fees:

Members of AFAM: $250.00
Non-members of AFAM: $350.00

Authors are requested to assist in the review process. Submission guidelines at: https://africa-aom.org.

Submission Tracks

Track 1: Entrepreneurship and Small Business (Chair: Dr. Benson Honig)

The entrepreneurship and SME track welcomes both empirical and conceptual papers examining issues relating to sustainability in both entrepreneurial and family and small business research in Africa. Papers that are welcome include unique contributions related to incubation, nascent entrepreneurship, microcredit, ownership succession, incubation, microenterprise promotion and training, transnational entrepreneurship, and social entrepreneurship, as well as empirical and conceptual topics related to the sustainability of entrepreneurial activities in Africa not mentioned above.

Track 2: Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management (Chair: ConstantD. Beugré)

This combined track welcomes conceptual and empirical papers including all aspects of both organizational behavior and human resources management, preferably in an African context. For organizational behavior, areas of interests include but are not limited to: organizational effectiveness, group dynamics, motivation, leadership, change, decision making, organizational culture, organizational design, organizational justice, stress management, personality and perception. For human resources management, we seek papers in the areas of: compensation, performance appraisal, recruitment, selection, staffing, training, career development and management of human capital.

Track 3: Public Policy, Administration of Government, and Non-governmental Organizations (Chair: Dr. Elham Metwally)

We encourage papers from academics, researchers, and professionals that investigate public and non-governmental organizations. The papers may address topics related to any of the following: Public governance; capacity building; public service quality; public management in complex environments; E-government; workplace democracy and public administration; education and training; public accountability; social enterprise in challenging environments and times; Third Sector or non-governmental organizations; stakeholder engagement; social capital; public entrepreneurship; public sector reforms; partnerships with the private sector. Studies of other areas not included here but which relate to management of public organizations and NGO are also encouraged.

Track 4: Strategy and International Management (Chair: Dr. Moses Acquaah)

The Strategy and International Management track welcomes conceptual and empirical papers that focus on all areas of strategy and international management in an African context both in the private and public sector; and a comparative analysis of the African context with other contexts of the world. For strategy, areas of interests include but are not limited to: business or competitive strategy formulation and implementation, strategic planning, strategy-structure relationships, strategic leadership, innovation, corporate strategy in general, diversification and portfolio strategies, vertical integration and sourcing relationships, social capital and networking relationships, corporate governance, the resource-based view, knowledge management, industrial organization economics, acquisitions, strategic alliances and interorganizational relationships, technology and innovation management, composition and processes of top management teams, and strategic control and reward systems. Areas of interest for international management should focus on the theory, research, and practice of management with a cross-border or cross-cultural dimension. Topics should include but are not limited to: market entry strategy, cross-border alliances and cooperative strategies, the management of cross-border operations, the differential impact of cultural, social, economic, technological, political, and other institutional forces on cross-border operations, management practices and strategies, the international competitiveness of firms, industries, and nations; and comparative management studies involving two or more countries.

Track 5: General Management (Chair: Dr. Judy Muthuri)

The General Management track welcomes conceptual and empirical papers that focus on general management including but not limited to the following topics: innovation and change management, corporate governance and accountability, sustainable decisions in organizations, and corporate social responsibility. The track welcomes papers with theoretical and practical insights into general management across all types of organizations operating in the African context. We particularly encourage papers that adopt a multi-disciplinary approach, and seek to integrate macro, meso and micro-levels of analysis.

PDW/Caucus (Chair: Dr. Amanuel Tekleab)

Entries can be either a proposal for a structured discussion on a topic of common interest, or for a workshop. Proposals should be aimed at helping fellow attendees by providing a forum through which they can engage each other. Submissions should describe the activities, goals and time/equipment required.

Doctoral Consortium & Junior Faculty Consortium (Chair: Dr. Augustine Lado)

These consortia are designed to provide ideas, tools, and strategies to be successful by drawing upon the experiences of senior faculty colleagues. Research in the early stages of development will also be considered to assist members improve their works for publication. Sessions will be structured as roundtable discussions to facilitate additional development and coaching. This is an excellent way for doctoral students to become involved in AFAM. These sessions will not appear in the proceedings.

Deadline for all submissions is June 30, 2013.

Call for Papers: International QCA Expert Workshop

Call for Papers

International QCA Expert Workshop
23-24 October 2013
University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Although sociologists and political scientists continue to lead publication rankings on Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), scholars in business and management studies contribute a growing share of advanced theoretical and empirical work. Against this background, the International QCA Expert Workshop will bring together 20-30 researchers working at the cutting edge of QCA across these neighboring areas. By providing a unique forum for cross-disciplinary exchange, it will encourage the dissemination of new ideas, facilitate the promotion of innovative work and create opportunities for scientific collaboration.

Deadline for abstract submission is September 16, 2013.

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Call for Papers: Temporary Organizing

Organization Studies, the official journal of the European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS), invites submissions for a Special Issue on

“Temporary Organizing”

Today’s turbulent business environment is heralding an increase in organizing in a flexible, ad-hoc manner that involves a constant adaptation to opportunities and change. One salient, yet understudied, way in which firms are changing as a consequence, is on their temporal attributes. The present special issue seeks to bundle, investigate, and push further the current frontiers of such “temporary organizing” research and deepen our knowledge of how temporary organizing interacts with more permanent organizing forms such as organizations, networks and fields.

Papers must be received by September 30, 2014.

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Call for Papers: Jahrbuch der KMU-Forschung und -Praxis

Call for Papers zum

Jahrbuch der KMU-Forschung und -Praxis 2014
Leitthema: Energie- und Umweltmanagement in kleinen und mittleren Unternehmen

Erwünscht sind Vorschläge für wissenschaftliche Beiträge, die sich mit dem Thema „Energie und Umweltmanagement (EUM) in kleinen und mittleren Unternehmen“ befassen. Dazu zählen Beiträge, die sich mit jeglichen Managementfragen des EUM auseinandersetzen, insbesondere zu den Rahmenbedingungen, den Kosten und dem Nutzen von EUM sowie der Vermarktung umweltfreundlicher und energieeffizienter Prozesse in Unternehmen und Produkte. Die Besonderheiten von kleinen und mittleren Unternehmen müssen dabei im Mittelpunkt der Ausführungen stehen.

Zunächst sind Themenvorschläge mit einem kurzen Exposee bis zum 01. Oktober 2013 an den Herausgeber zu richten.

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Call for Papers: ACM Conference on Online Social Networks (COSN’ 13)

Call for Papers

Topics of interest include:

  • Novel social applications and systems
  • Systems and algorithms for social search
  • Infrastructure support for social networks and systems
  • Social properties in systems design
  • Clean-slate designs for social systems
  • Measurement and analysis of social and crowdsourcing systems
  • Graph analysis and visualization
  • Processing and query optimization for large graphs
  • Management of social network data
  • Modeling Social Networks and behavior
  • Streaming algorithms for social data
  • Benchmarking, modeling, performance and workload characterization
  • Information extraction and diffusion
  • Data mining and machine learning in social networks
  • Privacy in data collection and management
  • Privacy and Security in social systems
  • Privacy-preserving mechanisms for social and mobile data analysis
  • Information disclosure and its impact on social networks
  • Tracking social footprint / identities across social networks
  • Trust systems and trustworthiness of social content/media
  • Trust and reputations in social systems
  • Detection, analysis, prevention of spam, phishing, and misbehavior in social systems
  • Social and psychological understanding of these topics

Program Committee

Rakesh Agrawal, Microsoft Research, USA
Jussara Almeida, Federal University of Minais-Gerais, Brazil
Lerone Banks, Federal Trade Commission, USA
Steven Bellovin, Columbia University/FTC, USA
Smriti Bhagat, Technicolor Palo Alto, USA
Augustin Chaintreau, Columbia University, USA
Meeyoung Cha, KAIST, Korea
Graham Cormode, University of Warwick, UK
Jon Crowcroft, University of Cambridge, UK
Nilesh Dalvi, Facebook, USA
Amr El Abbadi, University of California Santa Barbara, USA (PC co-chair)
Peter Gloor, MIT, USA
Matthias Grossglauser, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Krishna Gummadi, Max-Planck Institute, Saarbrucken, Germany
Anne-Marie Kermarrec, INRIA, France
Balachander Krishnamurthy, AT&T Labs–Research, USA (PC co-chair)
Silvio Lattanzi, Google New York, USA
Cecilia Mascolo, University of Cambridge, UK
Muthu Muthukrishnan, Microsoft & Rutgers University, USA
Daniele Quercia, Yahoo! Research, Barcelona, Spain
Jie Tang, Tsinghua University, China
Ben Zhao, University of California Santa Barbara, USA

Important dates:

Abstract submission due: Friday June 21 23:59 GMT
Paper submission due: Friday June 28 23:59 GMT
Acceptance notification: July 31
Camera-ready copy due: Mon September 2
Conference: Mon-Tue October 7-8, Boston

COSN 2013 allows two forms of submissions (PDF only):

Full papers (up to 12 pages including references) describing original research in detail
Short papers (up to 6 pages including references) conveying promising work/high-level vision

All submissions must satisfy the following requirements:

10-point font, two-column format, letter page size (11 x 8.5 inches)
Names / affiliations of all authors on title page
Submission site: http://cosn13.cs.ucsb.edu/
Use style file at http://cosn13.cs.ucsb.edu/sig-alternate-10pt.cls

Non-compliant submissions will be rejected without review.


General Chair: Muthu Muthukrishnan, Microsoft & Rutgers University
Publicity chair: Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, IIIT Delhi
Student travel grant chair: Ben Zhao, UC Santa Barbara
Local Arrangements Chair: Alan Mislove, Northeastern University
Registration chair: Christo Wilson, Northeastern University

COSN Steering Committee

Virgilio Almeida, Federal Univ of Minais Gerais, Brazil
Xiaoming Fu, Univ of Goettingen, Germany
Jon Crowcroft, Univ of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Balachander Krishnamurthy, AT&T Labs-Research, USA (Chair)
Ben Zhao, Univ of California Santa Barbara, USA

COSN Technical Advisory Committee

Sihem Amer-Yahia, CNRS, France
Krishna Gummadi, MPI, Germany
Anne-Marie Kermarrec, INRIA, France
Jon Kleinberg, Cornell University, USA
Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, IIIT Delhi, India

COSN is the result of merger of 6 workshops held over the last few years in various venues:

SNS (Eurosys)
HotSocial (KDD)

Call for Papers: Innovation Networks – Special Issue Management Revue

Call for Papers

Susanne Gretzinger, University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg
Simon Fietze, Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg (Germany)
Wenzel Matiaske, Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg (Germany)

Special Issue: Innovation Networks

Economic operations and thus innovations are embedded in social relations and structures.

Therefore, the organizational units that create innovation are not individual businesses, but usually networks. From a resource point of view, networks hold a variety of advantages for their members, such as access to material and immaterial resources, information and knowledge.

Powell et al. (1996), for example, conclude in their study on innovation behavior in pharmaceutical companies that companies that are not able to initiate networks or form a cooperation have strategic disadvantages on the market. In this context, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are considered to be dependent on the social capital of networks, because of the limited resources they have under direct control due to their size.

In the European context national economies are depending very much on SMEs. Depending on definition the companies of the European economies are consisting between 70 and 95 % of small or medium-sized companies. While huge companies are hosting all the resources, which are in need to set up innovation capabilities themselves, SME are depending much more on cooperation compared to huge companies. Furthermore SMEs do have to take higher risks into accountwhen cooperating with other partners. Huge companies do have much better possibilities just to buy in complementary resources while SMEs have to develop trustful relationship to prevent losing their competitive edge or from dropping into the trap of the dark side of social capital.

The importance of innovation for national economies has motivated policy makers to promote innovation capabilities of their economies and therewith the circumstances of SMEs. To promote economically relevant information to SMEs, the public sector provides specific advisory services. From strategic management’s point of view, the involvement of cooperation partners and intermediaries is on the one hand necessary but on the other hand accompanied by the risk of losing specific knowledge to the business environment.

In this special issue, we would like to discuss innovation networks of businesses – in particular SMEs – from a social network analysis (SNA) perspective. Theoretical and conceptual contributions as well as empirical work linking innovation networks of businesses and SNA are of interest.


Full papers for this special edition of ‘management revue’ must be with the editors by October 31st, 2013. All submissions will be subject to a double blind review process. Papers invited for a ‘revise and resubmit’ are due on January 31st, 2014. It is anticipated that the special edition will appear as Issue No. 2 in 2014. Please submit your papers electronically via the journal submission system at http://hermes.hsu-hh.de/mrev/ using ‘Innovation Networks’ as article section

Looking forward to hearing from you

Susanne Gretzinger
Simon Fietze
Wenzel Matiaske

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Call for Papers: Austerity and Crisis – Managing in the Global Economy

Call for Papers

ERU conference
Austerity and Crisis: Managing in the Global Economy
Cardiff Business School; 9-10 September 2013

Since the financial crisis of 2007-8, economic growth has stagnated in the western economies and declined in the BRICs from its previous heights. In this conference, we wish to explore how experiences of austerity and crisis are affecting the strategies pursued by states, multinational firms, SMEs and employers and employees’ organisations. We invite papers in any area related to this outline.

Deadline for submission of panel proposals and abstracts will be 10 June, 2013.

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Call for Papers: International Conference on Path Dependence

Call for Papers

3rd International Conference on Path Dependence
February 17-18, 2014
Freie Universität Berlin School of Business & Economics

The theory of path dependence is attracting increasing attention. A considerable number of scholars have been using the theory for the study of historical imprints, escalating dynamics and organizational inertia in different fields and on different levels. The conference is organized by the Path Dependence Research Centre (Pfadkolleg) of the Freie Universität Berlin. It aims at providing a platform for the discussion of most recent path-related research.

Deadline for submission is October 15, 2013.

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