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Call for Papers: Perspectives on Sustainable Consumption (Seminar & Special Issue of Management Revue)

Call for Papers

Seminar at the IUC Dubrovnik (April 20-24th, 2015) & Special Issue of Management Revue
Perspectives on Sustainable Consumption

Ortrud Leßmann, Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg (Germany)
Torsten Masson, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ Leipzig (Germany)
Wenzel Matiaske, Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg (Germany)
Simon Fietze, University of Southern Denmark

The problem of sustainability has received serious attention since the Club of Rome pointed to the limits of growth in 1972. Addressing ecological, economic and social issues, it is still a major – perhaps the biggest – challenge humanity faces. The problem demands attention by actors from all social levels. On the micro-level, sustainable consumption is often regarded as the major way how individual consumers can contribute to sustainable development. By now a growing number of people are aware that many consumption habits have to be changed because they are in conflict with the goal of sustainable development. Yet, there is a gap between knowledge and action. Much research has been done in the last 30 years on sustainable consumption, exploring the motivations, practices, opportunities, and drivers for sustainable consumption from economic, psychological and sociological perspectives. Despite this multidisciplinary effort and the often interdisciplinary nature of research on sustainable consumption, there is room for broadening the perspectives further. In particular, the link between political participation and sustainable consumption as a political statement as well as the link between various forms and objectives of political consumption deserves more attention. Further, the impact of societal inequality on sustainable consumption has not gained much attention. Especially research on the interaction between inequality, issues of security and precariousness, political participation and consumption behavior is lacking.

In the special issue and the corresponding seminar (IUC Dubrovnik, http://www.iuc.hr/, 20.-24. April 2015), we would like to discuss our topic in an adequately broad and interdisciplinary way.  We are particularly interested in questions such as:

  • Inequality (e.g., precariousness) and sustainable consumption
  • Citizenship and consumption
  • Sustainable consumption as a political statement
  • Quantitative and qualitative empirical studies on these issues

This is not an exhaustive list.

Deadline

Potential contributors to the seminar at the IUC Dubrovnik are encouraged to submit an abstract of 1-2 pages before January 31st, 2015 electronically via Management Revue’s online submission system at http://www.management-revue.org/submission/ using ‘IUC Dubrovnik’ as article section.

All contributors to the seminar are invited to submit their paper for the special issue of management revue. Full papers must be submitted by July 31st, 2015. All contributions will be subject to a double-blind review. Papers invited to a ‘revise and resubmit’ are due October 31st, 2015. Please submit your papers electronically via the online submission system at http://www.management-revue.org/submission/ using ‘SI Sustainable Consumption’ as article section.

Hoping to hear from you!

Ortrud Leßmann (o.lessmann@hsu-hh.de),
Wenzel Matiaske,
Torsten Masson,
Simon Fietze

Management Revue: Call for Papers – Labour Time – Life Time

Call for Papers

Wenzel Matiaske, Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg (Germany)
Simon Fietze, University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg
Gerd Grözinger, University of Flensburg (Germany)
Doris Holtmann, Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg (Germany)

Special Issue of Management Revue
Labour Time – Life Time

Ever since the beginning of industrialization the fight for the reduction of working hours was considered the way out of the “kingdom of necessity”. It was only in the 1980s, in the course of a decentralized organization in worldwide networks, that the paradigm changed to more flexible forms of working time management. This is no longer an issue of the collective actors alone but also of the individuals who have to cope with the increasing time flexibility in a socio-structurally differentiated way. From trust-based working hours to on-call duty, from the core workforce with a 35-hour week to temporary work: the contemporary organization of working time took since long already various forms. In addition, the ongoing economic crisis leads in many European countries to forced over-employment and under-employment at the same time.

At the same time the topics are changing under which the problems of the “flexible character” in balancing different aspects of life are discussed in (human resource) management, psychology and sociology. Role conflicts, the balance of work, free time and family or burnout as a possible consequence are keywords which show that work and work time cannot be separated from life time.

In the special issue, we would like to discuss our topic in an adequately broad and interdisciplinary way. We are particularly interested in questions such as:

  • Disparities of working time and desired working hours in the course of time
  • Quantitative and qualitative working-time regimes
  • Time-related stress and wealth in time
  • Balancing life domain work conflict
  • Models of labour time re-distribution
  • Externalities of problematic working time arrangements, e.g. influences on family life, happiness, fertility etc.

This is not an exhaustive list.

Deadline
Full papers for this special edition of ‘management revue’ must be with the editors by July 31st, 2014. All submissions will be subject to a double blind review process. Please submit your papers electronically via the journal submission system using ‘Labour Time – Life Time’ as article section.

Hoping to hear from you!

Wenzel Matiaske,
Simon Fietze,
Gerd Grözinger,
Doris Holtmann

Rufbereitschaft – Wenn die Arbeit in der Freizeit ruft

Simon Fietze, Monika Keller, Niklas Friedrich, Jan Dettmers (Hrsg.) Rufbereitschaft Wenn die Arbeit in der Freizeit ruft

ISBN 978-3-86618-877-8 (print)
ISBN 978-3-86618-977-5 (e-book pdf)
Rainer Hampp Verlag, München u. Mering 2014, 182 S., € 24.80Buchtitel

Eine erhöhte Verfügbarkeit von Arbeitskraft auch außerhalb der „Normalarbeitszeit“ bis hin zur ständigen Erreichbarkeit wird heutzutage branchenübergreifend oftmals erwartet. Arbeit auf Abruf bzw. Rufbereitschaft sind dabei zwei konkrete Modelle flexibler Arbeitszeiten, die Unternehmen nutzen, um dieser Anforderung gerecht zu werden. Doch wie verbreitet ist Rufbereitschaft und welchen Stellenwert hat diese Arbeitsform für Unternehmen? Und welche Auswirkungen auf die Beschäftigten sind durch Arbeit in Rufbereitschaft zu erwarten?

Ausgehend von diesen Überlegungen ist unser Forschungsprojekt dem Ziel nachgegangen, praxisorientierte Antworten auf die zentrale Frage zu erhalten: Wie kann Rufbereitschaft im Sinne der Arbeitnehmer und Arbeitgeber möglichst gut gestaltet werden? Im vorliegenden Sammelband werden die Befunde des durch das Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) und vom Europäischen Sozialfond (ESF) geförderten Projekts „Flexibilität und Verfügbarkeit durch Arbeit auf Abruf“ (RUF) präsentiert und durch Fallbeispiele illustriert, in denen Erfolgsfaktoren und Barrieren bei der Implementierung und Ausgestaltung von Rufbereitschaft identifiziert und diskutiert werden. Darüber hinaus werden Konzepte für eine betriebliche partizipative Arbeitsgestaltung vorgestellt sowie arbeitsrechtliche Aspekte diskutiert.

Schlüsselwörter: Rufbereitschaft, flexible Arbeitszeit, betriebliche Intervention, Arbeitsgestaltung, erweiterte Verfügbarkeit

Die Herausgeber:

Asst. Prof. Dr. Simon Fietze, Assistant Professor für Human Resource Management am Department of Border Region Studies der University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg. Kontakt: simonf@sam.sdu.dk

Dr. Monika Keller, Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin Arbeitspsychologie, Unfallkasse Nord in Hamburg. Kontakt: monika.keller@uk-nord.de

Dipl.-Psych. Niklas Friedrich, Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Arbeitsbereich Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie, Fachbereich Psychologie der Universität Hamburg. Kontakt: niklas.friedrich@uni-hamburg.de

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Jan Dettmers, Juniorprofessor für Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie am Fachbereich Psychologie der Universität Hamburg. Kontakt: jan.dettmers@uni-hamburg.de

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Management Revue: Call for Papers – Innovation Management and Innovation Networks

Call for papers

Special Issue
Innovation Management and Innovation Networks

Innovation is the creation and transformation of new knowledge into new products, processes, or services that meet market needs. As such, innovation creates new businesses and is the fundamental source of growth in business and industry and can be the key driver for the creation of more sustainable economies and company strategies.

The ability to generate and sustain innovation has become critical for companies as markets grow more global, open, and competitive, and as customer expectations grow more diverse and demanding.

This special issue wants to cover the current issues in innovation management and innovation networks and is interested in topics like:

  • The impact of new sustainability requirements on the dynamic capabilities that a firm should develop and sustain to remain innovative and therewith competitive in turbulent environments. In particular, which new innovation capabilities are required to integrate environmental, social and financial objectives?
  • How, and under what conditions, do entrepreneurs in developing countries innovate? And what can be done to support innovation by entrepreneurs in developing countries?
  • Balancing capability building for radical and incremental innovations. Incremental innovation capabilities consist of skills and competences that refine existing products, while radical innovation capabilities are covering skills which are needed to significantly transform existing products or services. What kind of learning creates capabilities needed for the generation of incremental or of radical innovations? What kind of lessons can be taken respectively how to manage the process of developing capabilities in innovation management?
  • Analysis of 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. How can the new role of intermediaries as an architect of collective exploration and creation of knowledge in open innovation be described? What are the key variables in the process of managing innovation networks? Any kind of discussions and analysis of innovation networks are welcome.

This is not an exhaustive list.

Deadline
Full papers for this special edition of ‘management revue’ must be with the editors by July 31st, 2014. All submissions will be subject to a double blind review process. Please submit your papers electronically via the journal submission system at http://hermes.hsu-hh.de/mrev/ using ‘Innovation Management’ as article section.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

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

Management Revue: Call for Book Reviews

Management Revue is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary European journal publishing both qualitative and quantitative work, as well as purely theoretical papers that advances the study of management, organization, and industrial relations.

We would like to increase the range of books and reviewers included in the journal. We are interested in book reviews in current texts and books within the past five years. The book review should provide a critical assessment of the text and offer substantive commentary on the quality of the content and connection to other published work. Reviews should be between 800 and 1.500 words.

If you are interested in writing a book review please contact Mangement Revues Editor, Simon Fietze with the title of the book you wish to review.

Call for Papers: Labour Time – Life Time (SI Management Revue)

Ever since the beginning of industrialization the fight for the reduction of working hours was considered the way out of the “kingdom of necessity”. It was only in the 1980s, in the course of a decentralized organization in worldwide networks, that the paradigm changed to more flexible forms of working time management. This is no longer an issue of the collective actors alone but also of the individuals who have to cope with the increasing time flexibility in a socio-structurally differentiated way. From trust-based working hours to on-call duty, from the core workforce with a 35-hour week to temporary work: the contemporary organization of working time took since long already various forms. In addition, the ongoing economic crisis leads in many European countries to forced over-employment and under-employment at the same time.

At the same time the topics are changing under which the problems of the “flexible character” in balancing different aspects of life are discussed in (human resource) management, psychology and sociology. Role conflicts, the balance of work, free time and family or burnout as a possible consequence are keywords which show that work and work time cannot be separated from life time.

In the special issue and the corresponding seminar (IUC Dubrovnik, 23 – 27 April 2014), we would like to discuss our topic in an adequately broad and interdisciplinary way. We are particularly interested in questions such as:

  • Disparities of working time and desired working hours in the course of time
  • Quantitative and qualitative working-time regimes
  • Time-related stress and wealth in time
  • Balancing life domain work conflict
  • Models of labour time re-distribution
  • Externalities of problematic working time arrangements, e.g. influences on family life, happiness, fertility etc.

This is not an exhaustive list.

Deadline

Potential contributors to the seminar at the IUC Dubrovnik are encouraged to contact the guest editors directly with an abstract of 1-2 pages before January, 31st 2014. A limited amount of travel grants for scholars from German universities are available.

Full papers for a special issue of management revue (http://www.management-revue.org/) must be with the editors by July 31st 2014. All contributions will be subject to a double-blind review. Papers invited to a “revise and resubmit” are due October 31st 2014. Please submit your papers electronically to Wenzel Matiaske at using as subject “IUC Dubrovnik: Working Time”.

Hoping to hear from you!

Wenzel Matiaske
Simon Fietze
Gerd Grözinger
Doris Holtmann

Management Revue – Socio-econ​omic Studies – Vol. 24, Issue 3

3rd Issue 2013
Management Revue, Volume 24

Special Issue
Theory and Practice of Flexible Work: Organizational and Individual Perspectives
edited by Jan Dettmers, Stephan Kaiser, and Simon Fietze

Contents

Theory and Practice of Flexible Work: Organizational and Individual Perspectives. Introduction to the Special Issue
Jan Dettmers, Stephan Kaiser, Simon Fietze
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Patterns of Organizational Flexibility in Knowledge-intensive Firms – Going Beyond Existing Concepts
Caroline Ruiner, Uta Wilkens, Monika Küpper
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The Implications of Flexible Work: Membership in Organizations Revisited
Angelika Schmidt
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Employment-related Demands and Resources – New Ways of Researching Stress in Flexible Work Arrangements
Tim Valhe-Hinz, Katharina Kirschner, Maja Thomson
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Conflict between Work and Life: The Case of Contract Workers in the German IT and Media Sectors
Shiva Sayah, Stefan Süß
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Call for Papers

Innovation Networks
edited by Susanne Gretzinger, Simon Fietze, and Wenzel Matiaske

Forthcoming Issues

Financial Participation
edited by Wenzel Matiaske, Andrew Pendleton, and Eric Poutsma

Managing Diversity
edited by Charlotte Gaitanides, Gerd Groezinger, and Wenzel Matiaske

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.

Deadline

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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SASE Special Mini-Conference on Finance, States, and the Economy: Financial Participation and Profit Sharing

In the SASE Mini-Conference, we would like to discuss financial participation in an adequately broad and interdisciplinary way. We are particularly interested in questions such as:

  • There is a great variety of financial participation schemes among companies. How do di erent forms of financial participation work? What are employers’ motivation introducing nancial participation schemes?
  • In the economic and financial crisis, the discussion about goals and functions of employee financial participation became a new focus. Is financial participation a proper `trade’ for companies and employees during a global crisis? Do employee buy-outs provide a solution for companies in crisis?
  • Social partners have a crucial role in introduction and development of employee financial participation. What are the positions and roles of trade unions and work councils on financial participation?
  • During the socio-economic transformation the New Member States of the European had the chance to choose employee financial participation as an institution. Under which conditions did they follow this path and how did financial participation develop?
  • `A Piece of the Cake for Social Justice’ is the slogan of an European initiative and platform to promote financial participation in Europe. Does financial participation address social justice?
  • The relationship between financial participation and productivity has been a main focus among researchers, but have not been answered finally.
  • Research on industrial democracy has a long tradition. Which role do worker-owned enterprises like Mondragon play in the discussionabout employee financial participation? What are their advantages and disadvantages?

Organizers: Wenzel Matiaske, Simon Fietze