Archiv der Kategorie: Call for Papers

CfP: EGOS sub-theme / PMJ Special Issue on Imperfect Projects

At the upcoming 38th EGOS Colloquium in Vienna, Austria (7–9 July 2022), the team of Alfons van Marrewijk (Delft University of Technology/The Netherlands), Iben Sandal Stjerne (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark) and Jörg Sydow (Freie Universität Berlin/Germany), organizes a subtheme on „Learning from imperfect projects“.  View full CfP here. Please submit your short paper by 11 January 2022.

Following this event, we will compile a special issue of PMJ, titled “Between Success and Failure: Imperfect Projects as Common Practice.” View full CfP here. Please submit your full paper by 30 September 2022. You are more than welcome to join this important conversation.

CfP: Herbstworkshop der WK Pers im September 2022 in Berlin

Hiermit laden wir zur Einreichung von Aufsätzen und Kurzbeiträgen für den kommenden Herbstworkshop der Wissenschaftlichen Kommission Personal ein. Eine Vielfalt an Themen, Theorien und Methoden ist erwünscht. Neben Forschungsergebnissen können auch Projekte in einem frühen Stadium präsentiert werden (Kurzbeiträge). Entsprechend sind zwei Formen von Beiträgen möglich:

Bitte reichen Sie einen vollständigen Aufsatz in Deutsch oder Englisch mit 8.000 bis 10.000 Wörtern (exklusive Literaturverzeichnis) ein.

Bitte reichen Sie eine ausführliche Zusammenfassung Ihres Projektes mit etwa 1.500 bis 2.000 Wörtern (exklusive Literaturverzeichnis) ein.

Bitte reichen Sie die Dateien als PDF bis Freitag, 29. April 2022 ein. Eine Rückmeldung über die Annahmeentscheidung erhalten Sie bis zum 08. Juli 2022. Details zum Einreichungsprozess werden rechtzeitig mitgeteilt.

Hier der vollständige CfP zum Download.

CfP: Employee Communication in the Digital Era: Challenges to Employment Relationships and Workplace Dynamics (EURAM 2022)

Employee communication is not only central to unlocking human talent for organizational purposes but also a worker’s right to improve their motivation and wellbeing. However, the digital era is changing the nature of jobs -well-illustrated during the COVID-19 pandemic-, which challenges organizations and management to engage people at work and motivate communication channel usage. Social technologies offer pioneering ways of eliciting voice and collaboration in information sharing that lend themselves to some sort of collective decision-making. This track aims to develop further the discussion about new forms of employee communication, voice, and their implications for traditional communication and (e)HR systems.

Track proponents: Sylvia Rohlfer, CUNEF University, Madrid, Spain; Abderrahman Hassi, Al Akhawayn University Ifrane, Morocco; Simon Jebsen, neé Fietze, University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg, Denmark; Konstantina Tzini, CUNEF University, Madrid, Spain

Submission deadline: 11 January 2022 – 2 pm Belgian time. Paper submission system

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CfP: EGOS sub-theme Careers: Failure and Success in Changed Times

Im Rahmen von EGOS 2022 (Wien) wird ein sub-theme zum Thema „Careers: Failure and Success in Changed Times“ organisiert, ausgerichtet von Thomas M. Schneidhofer (Privatuniversität Schloss Seeburg/Österreich), Monika Hamori (IE Business School School/Spanien) und Xiao Chen (University of Prince Edward Island/Kanada).  Einreichungen von Short Papers sind bis zum 11. Januar 2022 möglich. Mehr Infos

CfP: EGOS sub-stream on organizational democracy and society

Im Rahmen von EGOS 2022 (Wien) wird ein sub-stream zum Thema „Organizational democracy and society“ organisiert, ausgerichtet von Irma Rybnikova (Hochschule Hamm-Lippstadt), Juliette Summers (University St. Andrews, UK) und Thomas Steger (Universität Regensburg). Einreichungen von ’short papers‘ sind bis zum 11.01.2022 möglich. Weitere Infos:

CfP: Transformation Challenges, Entrepreneurial and Managerial Impact, Consequences for Business Research and Education

Special Issue on Transformation Challenges, Entrepreneurial and Managerial Impact, Consequences for Business Research and Education

Climate change, political and societal turbulence or emerging technologies challenge organizations and individuals to transformation. These developments pose enormous opportunities but also threats for organizations and individuals, who have to answer how to deal with change and how to make use of change. Dealing with and making use of change is at the heart of entrepreneurial and managerial decision making and acting. We invite research papers that put change and transformation at the core of their analysis, and/or discuss consequences for business research and education.

Papers for the Special Issue may address, for example, the following topics:

  • How do firms transform? How and why are business models adapted? How do start-ups and established companies drive successful change initiatives, and/or how are start-ups and established companies affected by change?
  • What is the role of individuals and institutions in transformation processes, e.g., customers, employees, competitors, or standard setters?
  • Which entrepreneurial and managerial instruments are most effective for transformation, which are not and why? How do organizations shape and adapt their decision-making, management, human resources and control processes as well as their value chain processes and customer relationships, and what is the role of digital technologies, e.g., artificial intelligence, within this transformation?
  • What is the impact of the increasingly complex international regulatory environment in, e.g., finance and accounting on firm performance, how does it relate to stakeholders’ demands for sustainability and resilience within organizations, and which governance structures will be needed in the future?
  • How does and should business research address change and turbulence of our time? What are new research methods and tools in this regard? What is the role of theory and how could and should the logic of business research look like?
  • What are the challenges for business, entrepreneurial, and management education? What is and could be the link between theories and research of change and (new) teaching methods?

The aim of the Special Issue is to publish new and pathbreaking work that engages with the above mentioned or related questions. We invite papers that provide new evidence and engage with salient bodies of theoretical and applied knowledge. We welcome paradigmatic, theoretical, empirical (quantitative and qualitative), and methodological contributions that speak to these aspects. All contributions should clearly address the practical and theoretical implications for business decisions and/or societal institutions.

Submission guidelines and deadlines
All manuscripts must follow the guidelines of the Schmalenbach Journal of Business Research, which are available at:
Manuscript submission for the review process should be done in the Editorial Manager of Springer at under the manuscript category “Special Issue Transformation”.

Submission deadline: 15 May 2022
Expected publication date: March 2023

Inquiries on the Special Issue should be sent by email to the Schmalenbach Journal of Business Research Guest Co-editors
• Marina Fiedler (
• Thomas Hutzschenreuter (
• Martin Klarmann (
• Barbara E. Weißenberger (

CfP: Green HRM and Sustainable Behavior: New Developments and Challenges


Hybrid format: Campus of WU Vienna and online

17-18 March 2022

International Conference

“Green HRM and Sustainable Behavior: New Developments and Challenges”

This international conference on 17-18 March 2022 hosted by the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna) and the University of Augsburg addresses new developments in and challenges for Green HRM and Sustainable Behavior in and of organizations. Since the research field of Green HRM and Sustainable Organizational Behavior has grown quickly, we aim to offer an opportunity for international scholars to present and discuss recent findings of their studies. In addition, this conference marks the end of our FWF/DFG funded project on “Comparative Green HRM” led by Michael Muller-Camen and Marcus Wagner.

We welcome high quality contributions and work-in-progress submissions across research fields and theoretical backgrounds that advance our understanding of current developments and challenges (e.g. tensions and paradoxes) in the context of Green HRM and Sustainable Behaviors in the workplace. Potential areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Theoretical and/or empirical contributions on recent developments and challenges in Green HRM practices and Sustainable Behavior
  • Multi-level and comparative perspectives on Green HRM practices, Sustainable Behavior and their respective antecedents and outcomes
  • Responses to challenges of Sustainable Behavior that materialize in tensions, contradictions or paradoxes of sustainability
  • Nested and multi-level paradoxes that result from the inherent complexity of sustainability in a workplace context as well as preferences, norms, and (dis-)incentives for Sustainable Workplace Behaviors
  • Mixed methods approaches for investigating Sustainable HRM/company policies, Sustainable Behaviors, and their interplay
  • Research into the process and outcomes of determining key issues and policies for Strategic Green HRM within and between companies


WU Vienna and University of Augsburg: The Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and the German Research Foundation (DFG) fund the conference.

Scientific Committee:

  • Prof. Susan E. Jackson (Department of Human Resource Management, Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey)
  • Prof. Yuan Jiang (Harbin Institute of Technology)
  • Prof. Michael Müller-Camen (Institute for Human Resource Management, WU Vienna)
  • Prof. Pascal Paillé (NEOMA Business School)
  • Prof. Andrew Spicer (Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina)
  • Prof. Shuang Ren (Deakin Business School, Deakin University)
  • Prof. Douglas Renwick (Nottingham Business School, Trent University)
  • Prof. Marcus Wagner (Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, University of Augsburg)
  • Prof. Maurizio Zollo (Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, Imperial College London)


Thursday, 17 March 2022 to Friday, 18 March 2022, 13.00 to 21.00 CET


Online – The access details will be sent to your email address a few days prior to the event, and at the Campus of WU Vienna

Paper Submission and Registration:

Please submit either a full paper or a short paper including a title page with title, author names and affiliations, 150-word abstract, and up to 5 key words. Submissions should follow a specific format (i.e., 12 pt, Times New Roman or Arial; margin left/right: 2.5 cm; line spacing: 1.5). The maximum length of a full paper is 40 pages and for a short paper 10 pages (including title page, all tables, graphs, figures, appendices, and references).

You can submit your paper from 1 September until 1 December 2021 by using the online form on our website:

We will send out the submissions for peer-review and inform you in a timely manner if your paper is accepted for the conference.

The registration is open from 13 December until 20 February on our website. You will be asked to indicate if you will participate in person or online. More information on the registration will follow. Participation is free of charge.

For further information, please contact the two organizers or


CfP: The Role of HRM in Making Change Happen

Digitization, globalization, and demographic changes have created a context in which organizations undergo constant changes to maintain and build competitive advantage. The COVID-19 crisis, which Boston Consulting Group has called the “people-based crisis,” has clearly shown that companies need to be prepared to respond to unexpected events very quickly and adjust accordingly. With or without COVID-19, change is an inevitable phenomenon in organizational life. However, research indicates that many change initiatives fail (Beer & Nohria, 2000; Quinn, 2004). Specifically, change efforts often fail because organizations tend to underestimate the importance of employee attitudes and behaviors in the change process (Bormann & Rowold, 2016; Faupel & Süß, 2019; Oreg & Berson, 2011; Oreg, Vakola, & Armenakis, 2011). Consequently, human resource management (HRM) practices, such as training in relevant skills, retention of key employees, and incentivizing change, may positively influence the employees’ readiness for change and, therefore, the success of organizational change initiatives. However, the effectiveness of HRM practices is likely to heavily depend on how they are designed by HRM professionals and top management, implemented by supervisors, and perceived by employees (Brown, Kulik, Cregan, & Metz, 2017).

This special issue (Die Unternehmung – Swiss Journal of Business Research and Practice) provides a forum for original theories, methods, and approaches that contribute to a better understanding of the role of HRM practices and HR function in the organizational change processes. We invite qualitative, quantitative, analytical, data-science, conceptual, and design science-oriented submissions that leverage the multiple perspectives on the HRM–change link.

Topics of interest include:

  • The role of HRM practices in changing individual and organizational skills and capabilities
  • The role of HRM practices in fostering organizational learning
  • HRM practices as a buffer for negative employee responses to organizational change
  • HRM practices as hindering factors in change processes
  • HRM practices’ contribution to employee sense-making in the organizational change process
  • Roles of supervisors and HRM specialists in accompanying change
  • Competencies of HRM professionals needed for making change happen
  • The role of context in HRM practices’ effectiveness in enabling change

We cordially invite contributions from all disciplines of management and related areas, e.g., psychology or sociology, that may advance our understanding of how HRM practices along with different actors may help organizations navigate through the change processes.

Call for Papers

CfP: BWL.Weiter.Denken.

Aus der Wissenschaft – für Unternehmen – in die Gesellschaft 100 Jahre VHB: Jubiläumstagung des Verbands der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft e.V.

Die großen gesellschaftlichen Herausforderungen wie globaler Systemwettbewerb, demographische Alterung, Fachkräftemangel, Dekarbonisierung, digitale Transformation oder die durch die COVID-19-Pandemie ausgelöste systemische weltweite Krise können nicht ohne betriebswirtschaftliches Wissen um die arbeitsteilige Lösung komplexer Problemstellungen bewältigt werden.

Die BWL als Wissenschaftsdisziplin muss dieses Wissen weiterentwickeln und dabei die notwendigen Brücken zu Zivilgesellschaft und Politik schlagen. Mehr als jemals zuvor geht es heute darum, aus der Vielfalt an Teildisziplinen, Theorien und Methoden unseres Fachs Antworten auf die drängenden Fragen der Zukunft zu geben.

Wie werden sich Unternehmen und Technologien, aber auch die Gesellschaft in den nächsten Jahrzehnten verändern und was bedeutet das für aktuelle und künftige betriebswirtschaftliche Lösungen? Wie können Betriebswirte jetzt und in Zukunft überzeugende Antworten geben?

Welche Anforderungen ergeben sich daraus an eine ebenso theoretisch fundierte wie anwendungsorientierte Forschung und Lehre in der BWL? Welche Konsequenzen resultieren für das Selbstverständnis unseres Fachs, und vor allem: Wie kann und muss sich die BWL zukünftig in ökonomische, politische und zivilgesellschaftliche Diskussionen einbringen, um ihrem wissenschaftlichen Auftrag gerecht zu werden?

Als Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät an der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf ist es uns Freude und Ehre zugleich, Sie und alle anderen Mitglieder unseres Verbands zur festlichen Jahrestagung anlässlich des 100-jährigen Jubiläums des VHB vom 08. bis zum 11. März 2022 zu begrüßen, mit Ihnen in einem spannenden Programm aus wissenschaftlichen Vorträgen, Sym-posien, Posterslam-Sessions, Podiumsveranstaltungen und Keynote-Referaten zu diskutieren und so ganz im Sinne unseres Tagungsmottos BWL weiter zu denken: Aus der Wissenschaft, für Unternehmen, in die Gesellschaft.

Einreichung von Papieren im offenen Programm der Tagung

Wir laden Sie herzlich zur Einreichung von Papie-ren im offenen Programm ein. Das Tool zur elektronischen Einreichung finden Sie auf der Tagungs-website; es wird im Frühjahr 2021 freigeschaltet. Dort finden Sie auch genaue Hinweise zu Einrei-chungsformaten und modalitäten sowie zum Begutachtungsprozess, die sich am üblichen Procedere in den jeweiligen Tracks der Wissenschaftli-chen Kommissionen orientieren. Auch die Forma-lia der Vorträge im offenen Programm (Sprache, Dauer, Diskutant etc.) richten sich nach den Vorga-ben der Wissenschaftlichen Kommissionen.

Für Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen und -wissenschaftler besteht die Möglichkeit, unfertige Pa-piere oder Projektideen für eine Posterslam-Ses-sion einzureichen. Auch hierzu wird es Informatio-nen auf der Tagungswebsite geben.

Mit der Einreichung eines Papiers erklärt sich die oder der Vortragende bereit, nach Maßgabe der Organisation auf der Tagung für eine Präsentation zur Verfügung zu stehen. Jede Autorin und jeder Autor kann grundsätzlich nur ein Papier präsentieren.


Einreichungen asind in deutscher oder englischer Sprache möglich, sofern die Einreichungsmodalitäten eines Formats nichts anderes bestimmen.

Einreichung von Symposien zum Tagungsthema „BWL.Weiter.Denken.“

Vor dem Hintergrund des 100-jährigen Verbandsjubiläums laden wir Sie auch zur Einreichung von Symposien ein, die das Tagungsthema in Einzelas-pekten oder übergreifend adressieren. Symposien umfassen grundsätzlich drei bis fünf thematisch aktuelle und zusammenhängende Vorträge in ei-ner moderierten Veranstaltung mit einem Gesamt-umfang von 90 Minuten. Weitere Hinweise entnehmen Sie bitte der Tagungswebsite.

Special Issue der Verbandszeitschrift SBUR

Das Schmalenbach Journal of Business Research (SBUR) plant ein Special Issue zum Thema „Transformation“. Es bietet thematisch einschlägigen Papieren, die auf der Jubiläumstagung eingereicht wurden, eine zeitnahe Publikationsmöglichkeit, die auch einen breiten ABWL-Leserkreis anspricht. Nähere Informationen dazu finden Sie in einem Call for Papers ab Herbst 2021. Bei Interesse sind Sie herzlich eingeladen, Ihre Papiere dort einzureichen.


Die auf der Tagung präsentierten Beiträge werden mit zwei Preisen prämiert: Dem „Best Conference Paper Award“ für Arbeiten mit einem Schwer-punkt auf theoretischem Erkenntnisgewinn in der BWL sowie dem „Best Practice Paper Award“ für anwendungsorientierte Arbeiten, die den Schwer-punkt auf den Transfer betriebswirtschaftlicher Überlegungen in die Unternehmenspraxis setzen.

Call for Papers

CfP: Special issue «Religion, spirituality and faith in a secular business world”

Management revue – Socio-Economic Studies (MREV), ISSN 0935-9915 – a peerreviewed,
interdisciplinary European social science journal publishing both qualitative and
quantitative work, as well as purely theoretical papers that advance management and
sociology research.

Our special issue addresses negotiations of the relationship between business and faith,
spirituality and religion in the contemporary world considering perspectives from different
religions like Christianity, Islam, Judaism and others (Neal, 2013). In the last two decades,
research on faith, spirituality and religion at work has developed as a distinct research area with particular strands focusing on management and leadership, on human resources
management, corporate governance, business ethics, or entrepreneurship.

Our special issue examines the topic of business and faith, spirituality and religion in the
contemporary world from the perspective of various disciplines, such as business
administration, theology, sociology, psychology, economics and ethics. Depending on the
quality and number of submissions, we plan either a single or a double issue. The following list
of topics provides an overview of the direction submissions could take. However, we also
explicitly invite different ideas for submission.

Prof. Dr. Dorothea Alewell, Chair for Human Resource Management, University Hamburg,
Dr. Tobias Brügger, Center for Religion, Economy and Politics (ZRWP) & UFSP Digital
Religion, University Zürich,
Prof. Dr. Birgit Feldbauer-Durstmüller, Institute for Controlling & Consulting, University
Prof. Dr. Katja Rost, Institute of Sociology & UFSP Digital Religion, University Zürich,
Prof. Dr. Peter Wirtz, Professor of Corporate Finance and Governance, University Jean
Moulin (Lyon 3),

Please submit manuscripts to Management revue – Socio-Economic Studies (MREV) by July
31, 2021 ( under the keyword “Special issue: Religion,
spirituality and faith in a secular business world“.

Call for Papers