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Call for Papers: International Academy of Business and Economics (IABE)

International Academy of Business and Economics (IABE)
Summer Conference at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain June 3-5, 2011

Dear colleagues,
Happy New Year 2011!

You are cordially invited to attend to the IABE – Summer Conference which will take place during June 3-5, 2011 at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona (Spain). The main theme of the conference is: “Development in Research & Education”. Its scope is to review research advances in both business and economics, seeking to demonstrate new concepts, methods, models and theories.
The IABE-2012 Barcelona conference aims, among other topics, to discuss whether international business can be an important part of the solution to the socio-economic problems raised by the 2007-2008 global financial crisis, in order to build a stronger and more resilient global economy, and to pave the way for an era of renewed prosperity.

The conference especially invites both theoretical and empirical contributions to shed further light on these issues. In addition to contributions focusing on the main theme of the conference, papers and panel proposals are invited on a wide range of economics and international business topics.

The IABE Summer Conference has earned a reputation as a prominent Rendez-vous, a meeting point for academicians, PhD students and business leaders worldwide. We hold academic conferences for business and economics faculty each year in June in Europe and in October in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Why Barcelona 2011? In fact, Barcelona is recognised as a Global City due to its importance in finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts, international trade, education and tourism. Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain after Madrid. For those who have travelled a lot it is easy to see why Spain is one of the most popular countries to live or visit. After France, Spain is the second most popular holiday destination in Europe.

“I feel at home in Barcelona”, (Albert Einstein, on a visit to Barcelona, 1923).
“I know many cities in the world, but Barcelona fascinated me from the first moment: it has energy, a special magic. I’d like to live there”, (Keith Haring, 1958).
“I think Barcelona is an interesting, sophisticated, cosmopolitan and highly civilized city”,
(Woody Allen, 2005, during the celebration of 25th Anniversary of Prince of Asturias Awards, 2005)

To submit a paper please, visit the IABE-website: http://www.iabe.eu for more information.

We look forward to seeing you in Barcelona!

Dean/Dr. Cheick Wague , Conference Chair, Southern Stockholm University, Sweden
Your Barcelona City Guide

Call for Papers: 10th ESA Conference in Geneva – 7th – 10th September 2011

10th ESA CONFERENCE, GENEVA, 7th – 10th September 2011



Call for papers
The consequences of the recent financial crash and the following economic crisis on organized labour, i.e. on industrial relations, employment and labour market institutions, is frequently seen as dramatic. However, industrial relations were always heavily exposed to financial and economic shocks and crises. For example, the shocks of the 1970s altered post-war labour relations radically, albeit with notable differences in pace and shape across countries. On the other hand, industrial relations and labour market institutions influenced the way in which this policy shift took place. The interrelationship between crises, turbulent times and industrial relations gives reason to discuss the implications of the crisis for the interaction of industrial relations with the economy and society. In line with the conference theme, RN 17 is interested in the following questions in context with the current crisis: will industrial relations undergo restructuring processes on a scale similar or even larger than the alterations of the past? To what extent will industrial relations and labour market institutions affect the policy responses and their effects?
In order to explore the theme of the conference as well as other current debates in the field of industrial relations, labour market institutions and employment, this call for papers intends to focus on the following areas:

  • Work and employment in (turbulent) times of the crisis
  • Labour markets: segmentation and social inequalities. The role of trade unions
  • Macro concertation in Europe in times of the crisis: welfare and collective bargaining
  • Restructuring and workplace labour relations: reorganisation processes and negotiations
  • The emergence of a European system of industrial relations: critical current debates
  • Perspectives for the European social model
  • New challenges to interest representation (RN17 and RC10)
  • The resurgence of conflicts: individual and collective forms of labour disputes

We expect to receive theoretical and empirical (both qualitative and quantitative) papers. Cross- national papers are especially welcome. Please submit your abstracts through the conference website (www.esa10thconference.com), using the online abstract submission form. The abstract submission platform opens on 10th January 2011 and the deadline for submissions is 25th February 2011. Papers for presentation will be selected by the RN coordinators on 6th April 2011. For further information and registration, please contact the conference secretariat (www.esa10thconference.com).

Stream number 7 is jointly organised by ISA RC10 and ESA RN17

Mirella Baglioni (ESA RN17 Coordinator) and Bernd Brandl (ESA RN17 Vice-coordinator)

Share: Three Full Time Positions

The ‘Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe’ (SHARE) offers three full time positions. SHARE is the largest social science panel study in Europe. It is the first study that combines extensive cross-national information on socio-economic status, health, and family relationships of Europe’s elder population. In three waves since 2004, information was collected on some 45,000 individuals aged 50 and older in 15 countries, including retrospective life histories. Currently, wave 4 is starting in 20 countries. In SHARE Germany about 6000 respondents will be interviewed starting January 2011, with innovative approaches to health measurement and minimization of non-response.

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