Archiv der Kategorie: Call for Papers

CfP: Seminar at the IUC Dubrovnik & Special Issue – What makes a job good or bad? Standards of good work revisited

The Seminar at the IUC Dubrovnik takes place from April 3th-7th, 2018 to discuss the revision of standards of good work. Standards of good work in are rooted in ideas of protecting labour against exploitation and alienation. Certainly, these basic ideas have not lost their importance. However, organisations as socio-technological systems have radically changed during the last decades, which entails the need for revision of the implications formulated in the 1960s. The front against Taylorism and the bureaucratic phenomenon will prove fruitless in times of the flexible organisation and subsequently flexible women and men. E. g.:

  • Technical progress may result not only in a reduction of workload but also in a devaluation of human capital which is bounded to persons, relatives and communities. New sourcing strategies of enterprises for example via crowd and clickwork platforms will change the structure of relevant labour markets.
  • Labour law may foster the unintended effect of building up a non-core workforce which is excluded from regulations which protect regular employees. The questions of how protection can be organised elsewhere, and whether monetary instruments as an unconditional minimum wage are a good remedy are still debated intensely.
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Deadline for the submission of an abstract of 5 pages: 27.02.2018

All contributors to the seminar are invited to submit their paper for the special issue of management revue – Socio-Economic Studies. Full papers must be submitted by July 31st, 2018.

Guest Editors: Dorothea Alewell, University of Hamburg; Simon Fietze, University of Southern Denmark; Wenzel Matiaske, Helmut-Schmidt-University

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CFP: EAWOP Small group meeting on presenteeism and absenteeism

Abstract submissions are invited for an EAWOP Small Group Meeting titled „To
work, or not to work (when sick), that is the question“ – Recent trends and
avenues for research on presenteeism and absenteeism.
The goal of the meeting is to bring together a diverse group of researchers
in order to foster exchange and collaboration on attendance behaviors.

Possible topics for presentations may include, but are not limited to:

  • How are presenteeism and absenteeism (and their different forms) related?
  • How do presenteeism and absenteeism develop over time? Are there differences in the formation of long- and short-term presenteeism?
  • How are attendance decisions made and what factors shape presenteeism (and absenteeism) at multiple levels (e.g., individual, group, organization)? What role do psychosocial factors play?
  • […]

The meeting is to be held on July 27 and 28, 2018, in beautiful Klagenfurt,

Deadline: February 18, 2018.

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CfP: Zeitschrift für Diversitätsforschung und -management: Diversität und Transdisziplinarität

Für das Heft Heft 2/2018 wird zur Einreichung von Beiträgen insbesondere zu Zielstellungen, Akteure, Methoden, Prozessen und Wirkungsweisen transdisziplinärer Forschung eingeladen. Es werden für den wissenschaftlichen Teil Beiträge sowohl theoretisch-konzeptioneller als auch empirischer Ausrichtung (Umfang 35.000 -45.000 Zeichen) gewünscht. Weiterhin können Entwürfe zu Forschungsprojekten sowie Kommentare zu aktuellen Fragen des Verhältnisses von Diversitätsforschung/-management und transdisziplinären Ansätzen eingereicht werden (Umfang 12.000-15.000 Zeichen). Auch Praxisbeiträge (12.000-15.000 Zeichen) sind ausdrücklich erwünscht

Beispielhafte Fragestellungen:

  • Welche Ansprüche an gesellschaftliche Wirksamkeit sind in transdisziplinärer Forschung
    angelegt und wie kann diese Wirksamkeit überprüft werden? Inwieweit und auf welche Weise(n) interveniert transdisziplinäre Forschung in ihr Feld?
  • Wie gestaltet sich das Verhältnis zwischen den an transdisziplinärer Forschung Beteiligten
    in den unterschiedlichen Phasen des Forschungsprozesses?

Deadline für wissenschaftliche Vollbeiträge ist der 15.01.2018, für Forschungsskizzen und Praxisbeiträge der 01.03.2018.

Gastherausgeber/innen: Astrid Biele Mefebue, Elena Buck, Yvonne Franke, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

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CfP: Journal of Competences, Strategy and Management: Understanding (Digital) Transformation: Theoretical, methodological, and practical challenges and implications from a competence‐based perspective

The aim of the 10th volume of the JCSM is to further explicate and understanding of „Digital transformation“ in relation to competence‐based strategic management. The editors invite contributions that adopt a resource and competence‐based lens and address the practical and/or context‐specific, theoretical and methodological challenges of digital transformation.

Example topics and approaches:

  • Digital Transformation: causes, courses, and consequences
  • Industry specific transformation such as smart mobility, smart living, smart energy, e‐ and digital health, industry transformation, “Industry 4.0”
  • Theories of disruption and transformation, “Micro‐foundations of change”
  • Process‐orientation in co‐evolutionary research designs, addressing one or more of the following attributes: multilevel, processual and/or longitudinal
  • [. . .]

Deadline for the submission of papers: 31.01.2018

Editors of the issue: Prof. Dr. Martin Gersch and Dr. Janina Sundermeier (both Freie Universität Berlin)

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CfP: EGOS 2018 Sub-theme 33 – Heuristics: Novel Insights into Organizing and Organizations

The 34th EGOS Colloquium takes place from July 5th-8th 2018 at the EBS in Tallinn. The convenors of the sub-theme 33 invite contributions that enhance our understanding the nature and impact of heuristics across and beyond management
disciplines. Questions of interest are, for example:

  • How do heuristics shape cognition and behavior at different levels such as individual,
    group, organization and inter-organizationally?
  • How do heuristics develop and evolve over time? What is the role of their environment?
  • How are organizational heuristics linked to neighboring fields, such as alternative
    dynamics and processes of managerial and organizational cognition, simple rules,
    routines or artificial intelligence?

Convenors: Wolfgang H. Güttel (Johannes Kepler University Linz), Moritz Loock (University of St. Gallen), Madeleine Rauch (European University Viadrina)

Deadline for the submission of short papers: 08.01.2018

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CfP: VHB-Pfingsttagung im Mai 2018

Die 80. Jahrestagung des Verbandes der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft wird vom 23. bis 25. Mai 2018 an der Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg stattfinden. Das Rahmenthema der Tagung lautet „(Ir)Rationality of Decisions in Business Research and Practice“. Auch hier sind Beiträge zum Generalthema oder auch zu fachspezifischen Themen willkommen. Der Program Chair Alexander Dilger und der lokale Organisationsleiter Marko Sarstedt werden in der Zeitschrift „Business Research“ eine Special Issue zum Rahmenthema der Tagung herausgeben.

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Einreichfrist: 30. November 2017 (über die Einreichungsplattform)


CfP: EURAM 2018, Rejkjavík, Iceland, 20–23 June 2018, “Digital Strategy” (SIG Strategic Management)

The EURAM 2018 Conference will take place from June 20th-23rd 2018 in Rejkjavík, Iceland. The convenors of the track “Digital Strategy” within the SIG Strategic Management invite for contributions that relate to

  • the debate on new research and practice insights in digital strategy, especially with respect to challenges that firms, their leaders and their stakeholders face,
  • theoretical approaches that help firms to achieve sustainable competitive advantages in
    the digital economy and effects that digital strategies have on strategic decisions,
  • approaches to teach future leaders as well as critical discourse of needed skills and competencies to prepare for the challenges of the digital economy.

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Submission Deadline: 10.01.2018 (2 pm Belgian time)

CfP: EGOS 2018 Sub-theme 63 – Organizing (Inter-)mediated work: Conflicts, cultures, and regulatory challenges

The 34th EGOS Colloquium takes place from July 5th-8th 2018 at the EBS in Tallinn. The ST 63 on „Organizing (inter-)mediated work“ invites contributions that focus on the human side of organizing mediated work in and beyond organizations and deepen our understanding of the organization-work nexus in today’s organizations.

Contributions of interest relate to the question how intermediary forms of organizing can be theorized for understanding the contemporary world(s) of work and include, but are not limited to topics like

  • comparative institutional analysis, social movement theory and meta-organizations, organizational institutionalism,
  • CSR, Marxist organization studies,
  • the sociology of the professions,
  • micropolitics in transnational corporations,
  • labour law and diversity management.

Convenors: Andreas Pekarek, The University of Melbourne; Rick Delbridge, Cardiff University; Markus Helfen, Freie Universität Berlin

Deadline for the submission of short papers: 08.01.2018

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CfP: EGOS Sub-Theme 55 – Managers and managerial behavior in countries in transition

The 34th EGOS Colloquium takes place from July 5th-8th 2018 at the EBS in Tallinn. The convenors of this sub-theme (see below) call for papers that will enhance the understanding of management behavior in countries in transition, by considering various possible factors that may have impact on management behavior in these societies, especially those not well-elaborated in the literature yet. This leaves researchers space to combine different behavioral and leadership theories, research perspectives and methodological approaches, which investigate management behavior in considered societies.

Example issues:

  • Management behavior in countries in transition from various perspectives
  • Key drivers of management behavior in countries in transition
  • The role of personal values for shaping management behavior in countries in transition

Convenors: Zlatko Nedelko, Tiit Elenurm and Thomas Steger

Deadline for the submission of short papers: 08.01.2018

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CfP: Special Issue of the Management Revue: Workplace Flexibility

The aim of this special issue is to increase our understanding of the aspects of workplace flexibility, especially from an organizational perspective. The guest editors Sascha Ruhle and Stephan Süß 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.

Example topics:

  • 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?
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Deadline for papers: 31.12.2017

Guest editors: Sascha Ruhle (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf) and Stefan Süß (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf).

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