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The 7th Austrian Early Scholars Workshop in Management

The Seventh Austrian Early Scholars Workshop in Management is an opportunity for advanced PhD students and academics in early career stages from all countries to present their research and discuss it with colleagues and professors from international and Austrian universities. In addition to facilitating intellectual exchange, this program supports the development of a global network of young graduates interested in management and organization studies from institutional, organizational and behavioral perspectives.

The 7thAustrian Early Scholars Workshop in Management will take place from May 6th – 7th2019 at the Vienna University of Economics and Business & Virtual.

Submission Deadline:

Long paper/Full paper: must be sent by 28thApril

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CfP: “The Business of eSports: Deciphering in the World of Competitive Gaming”

The competitive gaming scene surged in the recent years with tournaments filling the bird’s nest in Beijing in 2017, and the League of Legends finals in 2018 peaked at 200 million viewers. In 2017 this market had a value of nearly 500 million U.S. dollar, and some analyst proposed that it will go up towards 1,7 billion U.S. dollars in 2021. Companies like Adidas, Mercedes-Benz, Gilette and Old Spice joined the eSports scene rivaling the commitment by Red Bull, Coca-Cola, and Intel. There are now over 150 sports teams involved in eSports, e.g., Philadelphia 76ers, Golden State Warriors, FC Schalke 04, Kraft group (owners of New England Patriots) and many more are investing in eSports heavily. The key goal for them is to attract the young generation. We observe a massive surge in interest in 2016 and 2017. It may even seem like that we are in a buying frenzy capped by Amazon’s acquisition of Twitch for 970 million dollars. In some games, teams have to pay a franchise fee for roughly 60 million U.S. dollar to create the next NFL or NBA.

The world of eSports is massively growing, however, neglected by research. This is quite striking as eSports is born digital, born global, and born agile, subsequently making an exciting research target for management scholars. The eSports industry showed much resilience, and many of the actors in the eSports industry do understand that they have to be sustainable. The topic will stay relevant, and there is much to research in this context.

Submission Deadline: 15thJune 2019

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CfP: “Organizing Creativity in the Innovation Journey”

The International Conference will take place from July 11th– 12th2019 at the Freie Universität in Berlin.

Demands for creativity today range well beyond typically “creative” and cultural industries to most sectors of the economy and, as some would argue, even society at large. Seen as the basis for innovating new products, processes or services, creativity is no longer considered as an individual personality trait but as a subject of intentional organizing. Such organizing efforts not only occur within formal organizations like firms, schools, universities or (non-)governmental organizations, but increasingly cross organizational boundaries to include interorganizational networks as well as clusters, communities and crowds. Regardless of the context in question, central challenges for organizing creativity revolve around the following themes: When and in what ways do slack or constraints foster creativity? How do organizations allow for and even foster moments of serendipity, even in highly-structured innovation processes? Does the uncertainty that characterizes creative processes hinder or stimulate creativity? What is the role of rules and regulations in reducing or inducing different kinds of uncertainty? What are the social dynamics unfolding in physical and virtual spaces for creative collaboration?

They call for papers that address these and related questions for a conference convened by the DFG-funded Research Unit “Organized Creativity” at the School of Business & Economics of the Freie Universität Berlin. 

The International Conference is scheduled for two full days and will adopt a classic format with paper presentations and assigned discussants.

Deadline for papers:

Full paper by March 15, 2019

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CfP: Herbstworkshop 2019 der Wissenschaftlichen Kommission Personal an der Universität der Bundeswehr München

Die Universität der Bundeswehr München lädt zur Einreichung von Aufsätzen und Projektzusammenfassungen für den kommenden Herbstworkshop der Kommission Personal ein. Eine Vielfalt an Themen, Theorien und Methoden ist erwünscht. Neben Forschungsergebnissen können auch Projekte in einem frühen Stadium und Aufsätze im Entwicklungsprozess präsentiert werden. Dafür haben wir die folgenden Kategorien vorgesehen:

1. Klassischer Vortrag (ca. 30 Minuten einschließlich Diskussion)
2. Kurzpräsentation (ca. 20 Minuten einschließlich Diskussion)

Einreichungsfrist: 07.05.2019

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CfP: Journal of Business Ethics: Special Issue “Business Ethics in the Post-Communist Societies of Central and Eastern Europe“

This call for papers, which follows on from the last special issue on post-communist societies (Brown, McCabe and Primeaux, 2003) will focus on the developments in ethical standards in the post-communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe as over thirty years has elapsed since the demise of the Soviet Bloc. Despite some common institutional features the societies of Central and Eastern Europe have had very different experiences (Hardy, 2014; Myant and Drahokoupil, 2010; 2011) with uneven developments across the region since the collapse of communism. In this special issue they invite papers that explore business ethics situated within the context of the challenges that face these still transforming societies.

The post-communist societies of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) have experienced radical changes since the collapse of communism. A particular issue for these societies has been the development of new political and economic institutions to meet the requirements of modern European market democracies.

Small selection of the topics:

  • The influence of privatisation and post-privatisation strategies on management behaviour and ethics
  • Leadership, misconduct and unethical behaviour by managers and owners of companies
  • Corporate governance and transparency and corruption
  • The development of local and national government institutions after the collapse of the Soviet Bloc and their influence on managers and organisations

Submission Deadline:

Full Papers: 1stof November, 2019

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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.


  • Deadline for abstracts extended to 25 January 2019
  • 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): verlängert bis 20.02.2019
  2. Zusagen: bis 29.03.2019
  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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