• EURAM E-News, Quarterly, December 2021

Letter of the President

Dear Colleague,

Dear EURAM Friend,

A few more weeks are unfolding until you take a well-deserved break. Soon after, we invite you to submit a paper to the EURAM 2022 Conference paper submission by 11 January 2022.

For PhDs who wish to apply for the EURAM Doctoral Colloquium 2022, you will have an extra week up to 18 January to submit the necessary documents for this event and to receive personalised feedback on your research. To maintain the high quality of the exchanges, we also need the engagement of our colleagues to join us as mentors in Winterthur, Switzerland. Mine Karatas-Ozkan, Vice President Talent Development, tells us more in this newsletter about the ideal profile of PhD mentors.

Let me remind you that our academy is active throughout the year with other initiatives. Those are perhaps less visible to conference attendees, yet they offer you other ways to be involved in the EURAM community. Members of the Executive Committee drive those activities:

  • Michael Morley, Editor-in-Chief of the European Management Review (EMR), and his co-editors have just published the 3rd Issue of Volume 18 of our EURAM journal. We are also happy to share that the journal has recently reached an impact factor of 2.54.
  • Panos Desyllas, EURAM Vice President Research Funding, has plans to organise a PDW on Pillar II of Horizon Europe, focusing on “Cluster Calls” during the next EURAM conference in 2022. He tells us more about the event in this newsletter. He will also provide a summary of the last PDW which took place during the EURAM conference in 2021 discussing application strategies for grants of the European Research Council (ERC).
  • Stefan Güldenberg, EURAM Vice President Practice, focusses his energy on the development and strengthening of ties with practitioners. One way to be part of the initiative is to submit a “SPARK”. Feel free to submit a 2-page summary of a research article for publication on the website and for wider outreach via social media. Those summaries will typically focus on the results, on why those results are important for practice and mention the reference to the full paper. Other parts, such as the methodology, can be stated in brief. SPARKS and other activities for practitioners are described in detail by Stefan in this issue of the newsletter.

For now, I wish you a productive phase of getting your papers ready for January. Also, I do hope you will be able to spend time with your loved ones and enjoy the end of year Holidays.

I look forward to seeing you in Winterthur for the EURAM Doctoral Colloquium and the EURAM Conference in June 2022.

Best regards,

Kathrin M. Moeslein, President

Mine Karatas-Ozkan, Vice President Talent Development

Connect with us as Mentors for the EURAM 2022:  

We are delighted to invite you to join us for our Doctoral Colloquium (DC) scheduled on the 13th and 14th of June 2022, as Mentors!  In such exciting times that we are re-shaping our doctoral education support activities, our flagship programme, namely, DC remains to be a magnet to attract brilliant doctoral students and such wonderful colleagues joining us and making our community grow every year. We aim to support our doctoral students not only academically and pastorally for their doctoral journey but also endeavour to guide them in transitioning out of their PhD, in other words, for their career development. Mentoring sessions have always been at the heart and soul of our EURAM DC and your efforts and contributions are highly appreciated by our students and us. Please drop me an e-mail at mko@soton.ac.uk if you wish to join us as Mentors for what promises to be a stimulating, inspiring and exciting event.

Mine Karatas-Ozkan, Vice-President Talent Development

Stefan Güldenberg, Vice President Practice

2021 has shown us again how important good and trust-building communication between science, politics and practice is. Good science communication is decisive in how well a country and its people can prepare for and master crisis situations. In this light the Corona pandemic can be seen as a test case for dealing with the great challenges facing humanity ahead, such as managing migration or climate change.

We as EURAM see ourselves committed to develop and provide state-of-the-art management knowledge towards key decision makers. We do this via three main channels:

  • EURAM’s Annual Conference: Since 2020, it is possible to purchase a special practitioner ticket for our annual conference or key parts of it or to take over a sponsorship role. Built on this, we are offering a practitioners experience/path at our annual conference as well as various attractive opportunities for practitioners to engage in a valuable exchange with academia, such as the initiation of corporate research problem workshops, meet the academics, an academic buddy program, practitioner in residence for each SIG and much more. Within the next years, this should develop into a separate EURAM membership category for practitioners and a strong and scientifically engaged practitioners community within EURAM.
  • EURAM Labs: On the day before the official opening of each EURAM Annual Conference, EURAM Labs offer the possibility for practitioners to interact with researchers in a workshop like setting on current grand topics and challenges. At the 2021 Online Annual Conference we have run altogether eight EURAM Labs on topics like The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on retailers and the changes in consumer behaviour”, “Vocational Training and Youth Employability after the Covid 19 crisis” or “ESG investing-the New Normal”.
  • EURAM Sparks: In addition EURAM has continued its efforts to establish the EURAM Sparks initiative: EURAM Sparks. EURAM Sparks is an open-access platform driven by the idea to widely spread the latest research findings from the EURAM community towards practitioners. Sparks are based on cutting-edge research of EURAM members published in academic journals, academic books or at academic conferences. Sparks are presented in their very essence, understandable and impactful for practitioners who are provided with practical solutions and recommendations at their fingertips. A high-level Editorial Board ensures that each Spark contribution will be evaluated and only those having the potential to represent up-to-date scientific management knowledge and practical relevance will be published as EURAM Sparks. In addition all Sparks will be professionally edited in order to communicate management research in an most appealing way without losing its scientific accuracy.

Panos Desyllas, Vice President Funding

EURAM’s Research Funding Initiative

The VP Research Funding is a newly established position within EURAM’s executive committee, and reflects the Academy’s commitment to put a spotlight on the funding of management research. One of the primary triggers of this initiative is the observation that management research is not always receiving the level of public funding that it deserves. Compared to other social sciences, management research is often subject to the misconception that it can rely exclusively on funding from the industry. In practice, however, such funding is usually limited and can rarely fully support research on complex business issues involving different stakeholders. Through a series of initiatives, we aim to raise awareness and, hopefully, improve opportunities to conduct collaborative, funded research.

Funding Opportunities: Horizon Europe

(a) Pillar I: European Research Council (ERC)

During the last EURAM Annual Conference, we organised a PDW which focused on “Research Funding by the ERC”. As part of the workshop, we invited ERC grant holders (Luis Diestre, Professor at IE University; Maria Rentetzi, Professor at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität), coordinators from ERC’s office (Jerko Markovina, ERC coordinator of SH1 panel), former members of ERC’s peer review panel (Ammon Salter, Professor at the University of Bath) and EURAM’s current and past presidents (Kathrin Möslein, Professor at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität; Thomas Durand, Professor at Cnam). The speakers discussed:

  • The different types of grants, namely, starting, consolidator and advanced grants.
  • How to design the proposed research to demonstrate rigour, feasibility, and significance.
  • How to communicate the scholarly significance and societal impact to management and non-management evaluators.
  • How to navigate the different stages of the evaluation process.

According to ERC’s coordinator, ERC panel members are looking for proposals that address such questions as:

  1. Does the project go substantially beyond the state of the art?
  2. Why is the proposed project important?
  3. Is it timely? (Why wasn’t it done in the past? Is it feasible now?)
  4. What’s the risk? Is it justified by a substantial potential gain? Is there a plan for managing the risk?
  5. Why is the PI the best/only person to carry it out?
  6. Is the PI internationally competitive as a researcher at his/her career stage and in his/her discipline?
  7. Is there evidence that the PI is able to work independently, and to manage a 5-year project with a substantial budget?

For more information and to access the recording of the session, please visit: https://euram.academy/euram?service=info&p=hq_EURAM_Research

(b) Pillar II: Horizon Europe Cluster Calls

During the forthcoming EURAM Annual Conference in June 2022, we plan to organise a PDW on Pillar II of Horizon Europe, focusing on “Cluster Calls”. The panel is expected to discuss such issues as: How to identify relevant cluster calls? How to apply to a cluster call? And, how to identify partners or join and manage research consortia?

(c) Becoming an Expert Evaluator for Horizon Europe

There are opportunities to work for the European Commission as an expert evaluator of applications for Horizon Europe. Expert evaluators assist in the evaluation of proposals, prize applications and tenders. They are selected from the European Commission’s expert evaluator database. Colleagues need to register their interest through:


Please keep EURAM’s office informed once registering by emailing luisa.jaffe@euram.academy.

EURAM 2022 Annual Conference

15-17 June 2022



We are happy to announce that EURAM 2022 will open with a keynote speech by Ignazio Cassis, the President of the Swiss Confederation as of 1st January 2022. Mr. Cassis, who heads the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), will be the first President from the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland for more than 20 years.

To submit your full paper to EURAM 2022

  1. Explore the tracks sponsored by one of the 14 EURAM Strategic Interest Groups(SIGs) or by the 2022 Local Organising Committee and choose the topic and community that correspond best to your research.
  2. Please respect the deadlines, especially the paper submission deadline: 11 January 2022 – 2 pm Belgian time.

III. Please, comply with the authors’ guidelines.

EURAM 2022 Doctoral Colloquium

13-14 June 2022


Deadline for applications: 18 January 2022 – 2 pm Belgian time.

EURAM Early Career Colloquium

European Management Review

Call for Papers – Special Issue of the European Management Review

Expanding the boundaries of rationality: Towards new models of decision making for radical uncertainty


Anna Grandori, Professor of Business Organization at Bocconi University, Editor in Chief Elect EMR  anna.grandori@unibocconi.it

Georg von Krogh, Professor of Strategic Management and Innovation at ETH Zurich, Member Elect EMR Scientific Committee, gvkrogh@ethz.ch

Nicolai J. Foss, Professor of Strategy at Copenhagen Business School, njf.si@cbs.dk

Armand Hatchuel, Professor of design theory and methods for innovation at MinesParistech/PSL research University,  armand.hatchuel@mines-paristech.fr

Submission window: September 25th, 2021 – January 25th, 2022 

The special issue is intended to  address the following question: which decision making models, procedures, or heuristics would our community of experts suggest to follow, for solving problems that evade the conditions manageable by established decision making approaches? The Covid crisis is one example of such a problem, epitomizing  issues that are more  challenging, important, risky and radically uncertain than those classically considered in the decision making literature.

There has in fact been growing recognition of the need for elaboration on novel decision making models for highly uncertain problems, exemplified by the 2020 SI of AMR  (Alvarez and Porac 2020), and various contributions on the features and challenges posed by situations of uncertainty variously qualified as ‘epistemic’, ‘Knightian’ ‘Black Swan’-like and ‘unknown’ (Faulkner et al 2017,  Foss 2020, Runde  2009, Feduzi et al forth, Packardt et al 2017, Le Masson, et al. 2019).  However, methods and models that are both realistically applicable and logically sound for deciding under radically uncertain conditions are not abundant.

EURAM Grants Scheme 2022

Dear Colleague,
EURAM is pleased to launch the 4th edition of the Research Grants Scheme. The Executive Committee has set the target of promoting research for our members, and devoted the sum of €25,000 funds for the scheme.
One of EURAM’s aspiration is to support rigorous and relevant research in the field of business and management, with implications and relevance to the European research community.
Scholars at any stage of their career may apply for the scheme. Each proposal can be in the range of €3000-€5000. About 6-7 grants will be awarded. The submission deadline is 9 March 2022 at 14:00 pm Belgian time.
The research projects should be designed to encourage and support research activities with the ambition of advancing business and management scholarship. The outcomes should have value and contribution to theoretical and practical business and management studies.

Academic job Portals


List of open positions


Governance – Strategic Interest Groups

Ongoing online Conference activities

Dual Membership


Awards and Grants

[SIG 01 – B4S – Business for Society]

A best award was given to the paper on “Social Value Appraisal: Cutting the Gordian knot” at 8th EMES – International Research Network, October 2021. The paper explores social value measures based on objective and subjective social value. It relies on strategic management literature and pain scale from medicine. The effectiveness of the value created could be reported by the measures that highlight prioritization choices influencing the way value is created. They serve as a sensemaking from a holistic standpoint. The relationship between investors and initiatives can improve boosting their impact on society. The paper published is part of the PhD thesis entitled: “Value creation according to the Portuguese social entrepreneurship business models”, by Irene Ciccarino in August 2020. The PhD had the supervision of Jorge Silva and Susana Rodrigues.

[SIG 01 – B4S – Business for Society]

puntOorg – EURAM Business for Society SIG Best Paper Award 2022

On the occasion of the EURAM Conference, that will be held in Winterthur/Zurich, from 15 to 17 June, 2022, and with the aim of supporting scholars who are engaged in seeking different sources for organizational and managerial knowledge, and specifically within Arts and Humanities. puntOorg International Research Network will assign a prize to the best paper submitted to Business for society SIG, in the realm of Arts organizations and Arts and business for society. The paper will be awarded with a € 500 prize. The winner will be announced during the SIG award ceremony.

The jury will be composed by Edoardo Mollona, B4S SIG Chair, Full Professor of Management, University of Bologna Luigi Maria Sicca, Scientific Director of puntOorg, Full professor of Organization and HR Management, University of Naples Federico II; Davide Bizjak, University of Naples Federico II.



In the aim of promoting quality research among scholars interested in business for society project, in collaboration with the Italian Academy of Management (SIMA – Società Italiana di Management), the SIG each year assign a Best EURAM-SIMA SIG Paper Award, for papers submitted to the Business for Society SIG. The jury will review the selected papers and assign the award. Winners will be announced during the SIG Plenary Session.


In the aim of promoting original research among scholars interested in business for society project, with a specific focus on social innovation and social impact research,  this year the SIG, in collaboration with Open Impact (www.openimpact.it), will introduce a Best OI-EURAM SIG Paper Award, for papers submitted to the Business for Society SIG. The jury will review the selected papers and assign the award. Winners will be announced during the SIG award ceremony (plenary session) and will receive a grant of 500 €.

Books, Journals & Publications

[SIG 01 – B4S – Business for Society]

Call for papers: Global challenges and individual decisions. Inquiring the role of technology and digital phenomena

Organizations face increasing and, sometimes, conflicting ethical and social demands. On the one hand, the pervasive technology usage has restricted the possibility of individual detachment from social connections, on the other, digitalization contributes to create unreleased spaces for work and interaction with each other.

Based on the described tensions, in this issue, we invite papers that address, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Impact of the use of big data and artificial intelligence on the organizations;
  • Infrastructures and opportunities for business and society of the Internet of things;
  • Impact of digital platforms society on equality for both workers and consumers;
  • Employer branding and social/digital technologies;
  • New technologies and HR: from smart working to people analytics;
  • Digital transformation and organizational change;
  • Digital democracy;
  • New digital technologies and methodological adaptation or evolution;
  • Different perspectives on knowledge roots: from the epistemological premises to the demanding boundaries.


[SIG 03 – ENT – Entrepreneurship]

New paper presenting a user-friendly method to merge Scopus and Web of Science data during bibliometric analysis had been published by Andrea Caputo and Mariya Kargina.

Bibliometric studies in management and related fields are growing exponentially due to the need to systematize and summarize the growing body of publications. To do so, scholars mostly retrieve publications and metadata from either Scopus or Web of Science. Only a few bibliometric studies merge the two databases to conduct a single integrated analysis. Recent studies demonstrated the benefits of merging data from Scopus and Web of Science and presented methods for the merging. In this paper we build upon a recent method to simplify some of the key steps of merging datasets when using the R package Bibliometrix to perform bibliometric analyses. The result is a user friendly, accessible, three-step method that allows researchers to save time without compromising the integrity of the data, and the analysis. Our method is particularly beneficial for a wider application as it does not require coding skills, and neither proprietary nor shareware software.

The paper is available for free to read in view-only at https://rdcu.be/czZuh – while it can be downloaded at https://link.springer.com/article/10.1057/s41270-021-00142-7

[SIG 03 – ENT – Entrepreneurship]

IMPACT Guide “Moving From Evaluation to Impact Management of Start-up Support Programmes”

Despite the huge amounts of money invested in start-up support programmes, there is a lack of analysis on their long-term impact. How can impact orientation be applied to start-up support programmes? Which methods and concepts are suitable for measuring and assessing impact – on the supported start-ups as well as on the economy, society and the environment? The Borderstep Institute for Innovation and Sustainability gGmbH addresses these questions in the IMPACT Guide „Moving from Evaluation to Impact Management of Start-up Support Programmes“ and provides start-up supporters, programme managers and accompanying research with impulses and approaches to assess and manage the impact of start-up support programmes.


Recent Appointments

[SIG 14 – Conference General Track]

A Year of Service and contributions

2021 has been a fruitful year. Hamid Kazeroony has been privileged to be one of the two elected representatives by Strategic Interest Groups chairs to the EURAM Board serving as their representative. Also, North-West University, Potchefstroom, S. Africa appointed him as Extraordinary Professor in recognition of his services to their Ph.D. students. He was also able to contribute to management scholarship and the Ph.D. studies by publishing The Ph.D. Mindset and Management Education and Automation

Research Networks and Centres

[SIG 03 – ENT – Entrepreneurship]

The research teams of the Erasmus+ MIG.EN.CUBE project – fostering MIGrant ENtrepreneurship inCUBation in Europe – finalized two reports about the incubation services for migrant entrepreneurs in France, Italy and The Netherlands, which can be downloaded at the following link: https://site.unibo.it/mig-en-cube/en/results.

1) The Research Report on the Incubation Services for Migrant Entrepreneurship (coordinated by Dr. Vittoria Scalera) provides a discussion of the main strengths and weaknesses of incubators’ approaches, suggesting recommendations for policymakers, incubation managers and professionals to improve the European entrepreneurial ecosystem to support migrant entrepreneurship.

2) The Research Report on Incubators’ Training Needs to serve Migrant Entrepreneurs (coordinated by Dr. Daniela Bolzani) provides empirical evidence about what incubators do (i.e., their role, services and activities), how incubators approach migrant entrepreneurs (i.e., their competences and their relational approach), and how do incubators source their knowledge and competences.

[SIG 07 – IM – International Management]

The GLOMO Project (H2020-MSCA) research team at the University of Vaasa is pleased to inform about recent research findings following our collaboration with the Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland and the Finnish Business School Graduates unions in Finland. The researchers focused on how international work affects expatriates’ well-being and career success after international assignments.

Over 400 union members responded to the project’s latest follow-up survey, with 32 respondents also participating in interviews. The findings emphasized the extensive development of career capital (including self-confidence, competence and social networks) resulting from international experiences. In addition, the career success of assignees was more positive than commonly reported in earlier studies. The survey also highlighted the need to improve career planning, training and support during and after expatriation.

Link: https://www.uwasa.fi/en/articles/boosting-your-career-working-abroad-new-study-examined-effects-international-work

Scholarship and Doctoral Theses



Workshops & Conferences

[SIG 01 – B4S – Business for Society]

puntOorg En attendant is coming back!

The puntOorg En attendant project is going on since 2015 and the next meeting will be held at the University of Bologna, Friday, December 17, 2021, from 8:30 onwards, at Aula Poeti di Palazzo Hercolani Strada Maggiore, 45 – 40125 Bologna.


[SIG 03 – ENT – Entrepreneurship] 

The call for papers for the VI International Forum on Management (IFM) 2022 is now open (deadline: November 30th). The VI IFM intends to gather researchers and professionals whose work has sustained the development of research and practice in the different areas of Management.

The congress will be held at the University of Extremadura (Mérida, Spain) on January 24th and 25th, 2022, under the theme: “Family and technology: Resilience factors in SMEs in a pandemic”.

The IFM welcomes scientific papers in poster format, extended abstracts or full papers in diverse management areas. Detailed information in:


The event will be held in person and remotely. The Organizing Committee is working to organize an exciting event, both academically and socially. We hope to welcome you to the VI IFM next January, in the beautiful city of Mérida.

[SIG 10 – PO – Project Organizing]

Simone Sehnem, Valentina Schmitt, and Ernesto Giglio, are organizing the Euram Symposium called Circular Economy Projects: Challenges, Results, Cases, Research Agenda, Sig 10- PO- Project Organizing, S10-01.

One part of the meeting will be a short presentation of cases.

They would like to invite you to present your work, be it research or managerial one.

If you are interested in participating, please get in touch with the team.

You can read the Proposition Symposium here: https://conferences.euram.academy/2022conference/symposia/#toggle-id-8

Simone Sehnem simone.sehnem@unoesc.edu.br
Valentine Schmitt vschmitt@ulima.edu.pe
Ernesto Giglio ernesto.giglio@gmail.com

[SIG 13 – SM – Strategic Management]

CALL FOR PAPERS, Special Session proposal at the Triple Helix conference 2022, 27-29 June, in Florence (Italy) about “Cultural and Creative Industries and the challenge of Sustainable Development: opportunities for universities, policy, industries and communities”

Guest Editors:

Elisa Salvador, Professor (PhD, HDR) of Innovation and Creativity at ESSCA School of Management, France, corresponding editor

Roberta Comunian, Reader in Creative Economy, Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries, King’s College, London, UK

This Special Session is an opportunity to discover how Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) are embracing the challenge of sustainable development and to highlight best practices about sustainable solutions being implemented in the several CCIs’ sectors.

Exemplary research questions and topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • What role do Higher Education Institutions play or can play in developing creative human capital engaged in a sustainability agenda?
  • What role for the Governments and other public stakeholders like administrative authorities and agencies in supporting and facilitating CCIs sustainable ambitions?
  • What role can Businesses networks and platforms play developing at local and national level agendas for sustainable CCIs?
  • What practices are being implemented and could be considered as “Smart” solutions?

The organizers of this Special Session invite contributions that will enlighten our understanding of sustainability matters in the arts and culture sector and further our collective knowledge facing the Triple Helix model and its recent evolutions.
The Special Session aims at collecting original contributions on these topics. We welcome qualitative or quantitative propositions, covering different countries, in the form of theoretical, conceptual, and empirical contributions.

Important deadlines

Abstract Submission: 10th January 2022
Notification of abstract acceptance: 28 January 2022
Reply of confirmation from the accepted author(s) that at least 1 speaker will attend the Special Session and present the paper: 30 January 2022

For further information, please contact Prof Elisa SALVADOR from ESSCA School of Management, elisa.salvador@essca.fr

The full text of the call for papers is available here:


News from Partner Organisations

IFSAM – International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management is delighted to announce that the IFSAM 2022 Congress will be held virtually in collaboration with ANPAD as a pre-conference activity of ENANPAD22 between 8th and 9th September 2022. The programme of the IFSAM 2022 Congress will include a series of two-hour roundtable discussions that will focus on management research, management education, and academia-management practice interactions. Registration for attending the Congress is free and will soon be open.

More details can be found at:  https://www.ifsam.org/16th-congress/

IFSAM Monthly Bulletin – November  2021


Newsletter prepared by

Luisa Jaffé – EURAM Executive Officer

Eleonora Piacenza – EURAM Website Manager