The mission of this Special Interest Group (SIG) is to facilitate and promote the development and exchange of knowledge within all areas of International Management within and beyond the academic community. In line with the European Academy of Management’s (EURAM) mission this SIG aims to be an open, international and multicultural European forum for networking and research (theoretical, empirical and methodological ) related to International Management with a particular (but not exclusive) regional focus on Europe regarding (a) the SIG community and (b) the geographical scope of empirical or conceptual research.
The general track of our SIG is interested in research addressing the challenges organisations face in an increasingly internationalised environment. We invite research on ALL subfields of International Management and International Business and we encourage multi-disciplinary studies fostering cross-pollination with other fields. We are open to conceptual work and empirical studies advancing existing research as well as fresh perspectives on IM. For the 2020 conference, we explicitly invite research linking our SIG’s scope on internationalisation with SMEs, competitiveness and recent challenges including regional disruptions, digitalisation and AI. Another focus will be on practitioner-led scholarship and experimentation with an international outlook.
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): Goal 4: Quality education, Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy, Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth, Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities, Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production
The topic of Expatriate Management (EM) typically involves international mobility for work purposes by skilled workers and professionals, the core of which are assigned and self-initiated expatriates as well as ‘alternatives’ such as commuters, international business travelers and short-term assignees. Being concerned with all the aspects of global mobility that impacts the study of business and management, especially pertinent to EM are under-researched areas that look at mid- and low-status workers, expatriate entrepreneurs, and issues of duty of care, global talent management and families. Emerald Publishing and Journal of Global Mobility have instituted an annual Best Paper Award for EM at EURAM Conferences.
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG):
Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
T07_03 – Culturally sensitive research in organizations
This standing track is dedicated to exploring the complex role of cultures in organizations with qualitative methods. It welcomes papers dealing with cross-cultural encounters in work settings, international transfer and recontextualization of management tools, languages and cultures in organizations, the interplay of cultures and power relations in diverse organizations, etc. It also addresses methodological questions: How to get access to international settings? How to compare equivalent situations across countries? What language should be used? How to deal with translation issues? What strategies allow academics to produce meaningful intercultural research?
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth, Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals
T07_04 – International Competitiveness and Emerging Market Studies
Gaps at the interplay of management and economics literature around competitiveness, with global reach and emphasis on emerging markets, lend themselves to relevant research, with high practical impact. The ‘International Competitiveness and Emerging Markets Studies’ track invites contributions addressing challenges of strategy, firm growth and performance, sustainability, economic and social development and policy-making in a globalized, increasingly digital economy. The topic aims to unveil the ultimate determinants of a nation’s or region’s productivity, rooted in the strategies and operating practices of locally-based firms, the vitality of clusters, and the quality of the business environment in which competition takes place.
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): Goal 1: No poverty, Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth, Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities, Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production