Archiv der Kategorie: Call for Papers

CfP: Special Issue of Socio-Economic Review

The rise of digital platforms challenges traditional approaches to the organization of markets, work, and consumption and suggests a new economic era some have called the “platform economy.” The aim of this Special Issue is to better understand the socio-economic dynamics structuring the platform economy, with a focus on new “sharing” and gig labor platforms. 

Platforms for “crowdsourcing”, “gigwork” and “sharing economy” such as Upwork, Uber and Airbnb organize buyer-seller relations in digitally-enabled marketplaces. These new marketplaces challenge existing economic practices and regulatory standards, disrupting established markets and forcefully creating new ones. A central feature of these marketplaces is the use of algorithms to set and enforce rules that shape the provision of services and labor. Our aim in this special issue is to bring together organizational, consumer, worker and regulatory perspectives on the platform economy to shed a new light on emerging market structures as well as central lines of contestation.

The four themes are “Platforms as Market Organizers”, “User Experiences and Consumption Patterns”, “Working in the Platform Economy” and “Contested Markets as a Challenge for Regulatory Actors and Established Institutions”.

Timeline and Submissions:

  • Papers can be submitted immediately, but no later than 15 March, 2019.    
  • The targeted publication of the special issue is the July 2020 issue of Socio-Economic Review.                                                                                                    
  • The maximum length of articles including references, notes and abstract is 10,000 words.                                                                                                              
  • The main document has to be anonymous and should contain title, abstract, and strictly avoid self-references.

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CfP: ILERA European Congress 2019 “Perspectives of Employment Relations in Europe“

The XII European Regional Congress of the International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) will take place in Düsseldorf on 5-7 September 2019 and intends to explore and analyse the changes in labour and employment relations across Europe and in a comparative perspective. In particular, proposals can refer to the following four tracks: “Social Europe: Equality and Poverty”, “Regulations of Labour: Actors, Institutions and Law”, “Workers’ Voice and Industrial Democracy” and “Human Resources, Quality of Work and Digitalisation”. They are also looking forward to papers which discuss these topics with reference to gender, migrant and disabled workers.


  • Notifications of acceptance will be sent by 28th of February 2019                                                  
  • Registration for the Congress will start on 31st of January 2019

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CfP: „Datafizierung und neue Arbeitsweisen – Herausforderungen, Chancen und Zukunftsvisionen für Mitbestimmung und Personalmanagement“

Die digitale Transformation von Unternehmen konfrontiert Beschäftigte, Personalmanager*innen und Betriebsratsmitglieder mit großen Veränderungen in zwei Bereichen: zum einen entstehen durch die zunehmende Datafizierung und Algorithmisierung neue Expertisen, Berufe und Arten der Zusammenarbeit (Faraj et al., 2018). Zum anderen führen Unternehmen begleitend unter dem Terminus „New Ways of Working“ neue Arbeits- und Organisationsformen (z.B. agiles oder mobiles Arbeiten) ein (Breu et al., 2002), die das traditionelle Fortbestehen von Betrieben in Frage stellen (Davis, 2013) und damit Grenzen der Mitbestimmung aufzeigen (Prassl & Risak, 2015). In diesem Herausgeberband werden mögliche Herausforderungen und Chancen von „Datafizierung und Neuen Arbeitsweisen“ aus Sicht des Personalmanagements und der betrieblichen Mitbestimmung beleuchtet.

Ziel ist es, die Aufmerksamkeit auf moderne Formen der Beteiligung zu lenken und Ansätze für gemeinsame Zukunftsvisionen zu generieren. Zu diesem Zweck laden die Herausgeber sowohl theoretisch-konzeptionelle Beiträge als auch qualitative und quantitative empirische Studien ein, die aus unterschiedlichen Disziplinen entstammen dürfen und sich mit den Fragen der Digitalisierung im Bereich Personalmanagement und Mitbestimmung beschäftigen, ein. 

Einreichungsprozess & Deadlines:

Der Herausgeberband soll sowohl wissenschaftliche als auch Praxisbeiträge enthalten.

Für den wissenschaftlichen Teil werden Beträge im Umfang von max. 40.000 Zeichen (inkl. Leerzeichen begrenzt.

Für Praxisbeiträge und Stellungsnahmen gilt der Umfang von 30.000 Zeichen (inkl. Leerzeichen).

Zeitplan der Einreichung und Veröffentlichung:

  1. Einreichung von Abstracts (zwei Seiten): bis 31.01.2019
  2. Zusagen: bis 28.02.2019
  3. Einreichung der vollen Beiträge: bis 30.06.2019
  4. Geplante Veröffentlichung: Herbst 2019

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CfP: CMS 2019, Stream No. 2: “Between subjugation and emancipation: Recognizing the power of recognition”

The 11th International Critical Management Conference takes place from June 27th– 29th2019 at the Open University in Milton Keynes. The sub-theme is “Between subjugation and emancipation: Recognizing the power of recognition”. Recognition is an important factor shaping individual and collective well-being, dignity and flourishing, both within organizations and society more generally (Honneth 1996; Fraser and Honneth 2003; Sayer 2007a, 2007b). Giving voice to the complexities arising from these two traditions of thinking about recognition, their stream aims to develop a more fully-fledged notion of recognition at the workplace. The convenors welcome conceptual and empirical papers that deal with questions of recognition at the societal, organizational or individual workplace level and which pay tribute both to the emancipatory and subjugating character of recognition.


  • Abstracts (max. 1000 words): 31stJanuary 2019                                    
  • Notification of paper acceptance: 1stMarch 2019                                                  
  • Full papers will be expected by 1stJune 2019.

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CfP: SKM 2019 “Agile Organisation – Adaptive Strategies, inspiring leaders & flexible structures”, 26th-27th September 2019, Stuttgart, Germany

Join the 11th Symposium on Competence-Based Strategic (SKM) in September, 26-27, 2019 in Stuttgart, Germany. The organisers invite you to participate in the debate about “Agile Organisation – Adaptive strategies, inspiring leaders & flexible structures”. The aim of the 11th SKM symposium is to explore how organizations can use coordination mechanisms to cope with an unpredictable world. Such coordination mechanism are, for instance, adaptive strategies, inspiring leaders, and/or flexible structures (e.g., projects, networks and routines). 


  • Abstracts (max. 500 words): 31st of March 2019
  • Acceptance decisions will be communicated by 15th of May 2019.
  • Full paper submissions (max. 6000 words): 15th of August 2019

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CfP: Interactive Research Development Workshop and Conference on Internationalization of SMEs in the Digital Age – Opportunities and Threats

The so called and partly overemphasized “digital revolution” _is certainly affecting the way firms will be organized with regard to value creation and delivery (Tilson, Lyytinen, & Sorensen, 2010; Yoo, Boland Jr., Lyytinen, & Majchrzak, 2012), how they will efficiently manage their production and operations, and how they will engage with their suppliers and customers. With regard to internationalization it will, on the one hand, change the competitive and collaborative landscape dramatically especially through providing opportunities for new collaborative relationships with private and public organizations across the globe (Coviello, Kano, & Lish, 2017). On the other hand, it may render traditional international partnerships obsolete as it will enable newcomers and incumbents to circumvent previously necessary intermediaries and establish direct relationships with customers, suppliers, and complementors. 

In particular, digitalization has the potential to impact the main elements of the internationalization process of firms, for example, in terms of timing, pace, and rhythm of internationalization, location and entry mode choices, learning and knowledge recombination, and accessibility of resources and capabilities in home and host markets. It will change firms’ ability to mitigate and manage the liability of foreignness and outsidership (Coviello, Kano, & Liesh, 2017). This becomes especially apparent in the case of small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) that –fostered by digitalization– will find effective ways to compete with large firms on a global scale through reducing their liability of smallness, i.e. especially their lack of financial and human resources.

Important research questions that may be explored are for example the following: How will foreign entry mode choice or market management modes be affected by digitalization? In which way will digitalization change the organizational structure and the culture of an SME and subsequently its internationalization processes? Will export based on internet sites and platforms that are accessible globally reduce the need to establish foreign service units and operations or does it depend on the business model? Will digitalization ease or impede the search for international business partners? To what extent will digitalization change the way foreign subsidiaries are staffed and managed? Will Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 alter the ways SMEs conduct business on an international level? How will SMEs cope with this challenge as they may suffer from a liability of smallness with this respect? Do SMEs have the financial resources to compete against MNEs as new electronic systems, software, and content has to be developed, adopted, and implemented?

Deadlines & Dates 

Submission of extended abstracts: December 20, 2018 

Acceptance Notifications: January 31, 2019

Preliminary Program published: February 28, 2019

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CfP: EGOS 2019: Subtheme 54 “Exploring the Labour Dimension of Sustainable Organizations: Ideologies, Struggles, Solutions”

Convenors: Markus Helfen, Rick Delbridge, Andreas Pekarek

Continuing the interdisciplinary exchange between the fields of organization studies and employment relations from two preceding EGOS sub-themes in 2017 and 2018, next year’s theme concentrates on the ideologies, struggles and solutions around the labour dimension of the sustainable organization. We invite contributions that explore how labour shapes and is shaped by questions of organizational sustainability and what this means for future world(s) of work.

Deadline for short paper submissions: January 14, 2019

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CfP: Necessary Condition Analysis. Method and Applications

Short description:

Necessary Condition Analysis (NCA) is a novel methodology, recently published in Organizational Research Methods. The method has already been applied in fields such as innovation, strategy, entrepreneurship, organizational behaviour, and human resource management. Given the novelty of the method the goal of this track is twofold:

• Give a platform to researchers who apply NCA to present their draft papers (contributions based on full paper, competitive sessions).

• Support researchers who have started or intend to apply NCA and help them to develop this towards a publication (contributions based on extended abstract, paper and idea development sessions).

They encourage submissions of advanced research projects (full paper, competitive sessions) as well as work in progress (extended abstract, paper and idea development sessions). Papers are welcome from any field as long as they use NCA either as core method or a complement to other methods.


Sven Hauff, Helmut Schmidt University; Jan Dul, Rotterdam School of Management; Florence Allard-Poesi, Université Paris-Est; Nicole Richter, University of Southern Denmark

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CfP: Diversitätsforschung: Von der Rekonstruktion zur Disruption?

Seit über zwei Jahrzehnten findet in unterschiedlichen wissenschaftlichen Feldern (z.B. Erziehungs‐, Geistes‐, Kultur‐, Sozial‐ und Wirtschaftswissenschaften) eine Auseinandersetzung um den konzeptionellenGehalt des Diversitäts‐ bzw. Diversity‐Begriffs sowie damit im Zusammenhang stehenden Praktiken (z.B. Diversity Management) statt. Dabei ist zum einen die Rekonstruktion dessen von Bedeutung, unter welchen Bedingungen identitätsbezogene Unterscheidungen relevant und inwiefern dadurch Ungleichheiten (re‐)produziert oder abgeschwächt werden können. Des Weiteren spielt auch die Perspektive der Dekonstruktion eine zentrale Rolle. Hierbei versuchen Diversitätsforschende, (binäre) Vorstellungen von unveränderlichen „Differenzmerkmalen“ und Gruppenidentitäten kritisch zu hinterfragen und theoretisch wie empirisch das Augenmerk auf Prozesse des (Un‐)Doing Diversity, also auf sich in Bewegung befindliche Identitätskonstruktionen, zu legen.

Vor diesem Hintergrund soll ein noch weniger erschlossener Raum, der unter dem Begriff der Disruption gefasst werden kann, in den Fokus rücken. Für die Diversitätsforschung bedeutet das, gemeinsam in den Austausch zu treten und konkrete Vorstellungen davon zu entwickeln wie ein „gelungener“ Umgang mit Differenzen bzw. „dem Anderen“ aussehen könnte. Hierbei geht es etwa darum, das Potenzial diversitätssensibler bzw. ‐affirmativer Praktiken auszuloten, über intersektional angelegte Identitätspolitiken nachzudenken und Konzepte wie Inklusion, Teilhabe oder Partizipation theoretisch wie empirisch zu fundieren.

Grundsätzlich sollen also Ansatzpunkte für disruptive Entwicklungschancen durch die Diversitätsforschung identifiziert und praktisch „lebbare“ Alternativen unter den Bedingungen des „Hier und Jetzt“ ausgemacht werden, in denen der Wunsch nach gerechterer Verteilung von Lebenschancen dem Bedürfnis nach Anerkennung bestimmter Identitätsentwürfe nicht polarisierend gegenübergestellt wird. Diese Absicht kann auch in den Kontext von Bildung und Bildungspolitik gestellt werden.


  • Laura Dobusch, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Katharina Kreissl, Technische Universität München
  • Elisabeth Wacker, Technische Universität München

Deadline für Vollbeiträge: 01.12.2018

Deadline Forschungsskizzen, Positionen sowie Praxisbeiträge: 01.02.2019

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CfP: 16. Jahrestagung des AKempor

Am 22. und 23.11.2018 findet an der Universität Salzburg die 16. Jahrestagung des AKempor statt. Das diesjährige Tagungsthema lautet „Alles digital – und was macht das Personal?“ Der Call for Papers lädt Beiträge ein, die sich mit Digitalisierung in Verbindung mit Personalmanagement, Arbeit und Organisationen oder empirischen Methodenfragen beschäftigen. Willkommen sind darüber hinaus auch interessante Beiträge aus anderen Bereichen der Personal- und Organisationsforschung.

Meldefrist für geplante Einreichungen (Arbeitstitel): 30.7.2018
Einreichfrist für Beiträge (Extended Abstracts oder Full Paper): 03.09.2018

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