Call for Topics and Symposia
Deadline for submissions – 7 July 2023
We are pleased to invite you to collaborate in the design of the programme by proposing topics and symposia for discussion for the 24th EURAM Annual Conference by 7 July 2023.
Our conference theme is “Fostering Innovation to Address Grand Challenges”.
Technological innovation has always been a significant enabler of value creation, improved competitiveness, and economic growth. It has also contributed to the taming of the impact of long-standing Grand Challenges, most notably, the ageing society, the environmentally unsustainable economic growth and the health impacts of climate change. These are important challenges as they have been blamed for causing economic inequality, social injustice and jeopardising the quality of life.
Although technological innovation has helped tackle several aspects of these long-standing challenges, the development and adoption of new and emerging technologies – such as big data, artificial intelligence, and vehicle autonomy – have created new challenges, many of which are of an ethical nature. For example, the advent of these advances poses dilemmas about the ownership and use of data; privacy concerns relating to face recognition; concerns about the devaluation of existing skills and infrastructure; and risks of spreading misinformation and threatening security.
The high opportunity cost of not addressing these long-standing and new challenges begs the question: how can innovation help solve major challenges without creating new ones? To answer this question, business organisations, their key stakeholders, governments, and the academic community can collaborate to develop new solutions and ensure that innovation is responsible and ethical. This may require moving beyond “traditional” forms of innovation to include organizational, business models, and social innovation. Thus, there are fruitful opportunities for management scholars to deliver impactful research on the managerial, organisational, and policy challenges inherent in developing the requisite innovations.
How to submit a Topic or a Symposium
Topics and symposia are submitted to one of EURAM’s 13 Strategic Interest Groups.
Call for Topics
Relevant topics comprise research questions, agendas, issues, problems or aspects which are connected with the conference theme or are normally included in the general programme of the conference (i.e., configuring the parallel sessions of the different Strategic Interest Groups of EURAM).
In the online system you will be asked to fill in the proposal, so please use the fields checklist to prepare your proposal before online submission.
Call for Symposia
Symposia are discrete sessions around a specific topic or problem that:
1. Engage a group of panellists in a formal interactive discussion
2. Encourage lively discussion and presentation of alternative views
3. Attract the interest of a sufficient number of scholars
4. Engage with issues that cut across existing SIGs, and
5. Can be accomplished in a 90 min window
In the system you will be asked to fill in the proposal, so please use the fields checklist to prepare your proposal before online submission.
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The city of Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous worldwide for its imposing architecture and Roman remains. Bath is a vibrant city with over 40 museums, good restaurants, quality shopping and theatres. It is also home to the Roman Baths, one of the finest historic sites in Northern Europe. Constructed in around 70AD as a grand bathing and socialising complex, the Roman Baths is one of the best-preserved Roman remains in the world, where 1,170,000 litres of steaming spring water, reaching 46°C, still fills the bathing site every single day.
We invite you to join leading thinkers and practitioners in Bath to address the Grand Challenges.
On behalf of the Local Organising Committee,
Steve Brammer, EURAM 2024 Co-Chair, Dean of the School of Management Bath
Panos Desyllas, EURAM 2024 Co-Chair, Associate Professor