• 2020 EURAM Newsletter

EURAM E-News, Quarterly, June 2020

Letter of the President

Thomas Durand, President

Letter of the President

The field of Management in the ERC Grant Scheme

As management scholars, we generally tend to feel that management research does not get proper attention and funding from public agencies and bodies, including the EU Commission. We observe that our domain is still most often aggregated to economics. We also observe that most selection committees covering the field of management are controlled by economists who, we fear, orientate funding towards economics away from management through some form of selection bias. Further, we hear that fields of social sciences related to management research (such as economics, sociology, psychology, anthropology) perceive us as easily and significantly funded by Industry. In other words, not only are we accused of being under the influence if not the control of Business, we would also be seen as extensively funded by the private sector, thus not in real need of public research money. As we know, this is wrong to a large extent but remains deeply rooted in some minds. This may lead, in our view, to the legitimization of selection biases from social scientists sitting in committees covering management topics. We usually further argue that the result of the above is a very low incentive for management researchers to submit proposals to agencies and funding bodies. As we see it, a vicious circle is at work: low prospect, low submission numbers, low number of projects funded. QED.

The above line of reasoning seems to be widely shared in our community. Yet, is it empirically grounded? Are we not jointly ruminating anecdotal pieces of evidence that we bring together from our individual experiences?

I put our case to Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, the ERC president. (He left his position end of December but kindly accepted to dig into the matter even just before leaving). As you know the ERC funds frontier research. For decades, and because research was not a shared responsibility of the EU until 2007, the European Commission left it to member States to fund fundamental (upstream) research and focused its research funding on networks to enhance cohesion and on pre-competitive applied research to contribute to wealth creation. This was done under the Framework Programmes. This lasted until 2007 when the ERC was created after much debates. The 8th Framework Programme bears the name of Horizon 2020. The next one will be called Horizon Europe.

The ERC funds four categories of grants: Starting grants (for young scientists 2 to 7 years after PhD completion; up to 1,5 M€ over 5 years), Consolidator grants (7 to 12 years after PhD; up to 2 M€ over 5 years), Advanced grants (for senior scientists; up to 2,5 M€ over 5 years) and Synergy grants (for 2 to 4 scientists without restrictions of affiliation in a Member State or an Associated country, with the possibility for one of them to come from a country outside the European Research Area; up to 10 M€ over 6 years). It also supports ERC grantees with Proofs-of-concept (smaller grants up to 150 k€) to help them bring their research results get closer to markets or to societal needs The bulk of the ERC funding goes to grants under the responsibility of individual scientists. The full ERC scheme reached 2b€ per year in 2019, and 2.2 b€ in 2020. Since 2007, ERC received about 90000 submissions and funded about 9500 projects of which almost half were Starting grants. This is quite remarkable.

The ERC president kindly accepted to have his ERCEA team look at submissions to ERC by management researchers, and the results of the selection process.

Here are the main findings of the investigation that his team conducted on the matter. (Unless indicated otherwise, typically “in italics with quotes”, the wording is mine: I am thus the only one to be blamed for the formulation and interpretation).

1-Management scientist submissions essentially fall under the SH1 category. Below is the total number per year of proposals submitted (in blue) and funded (in red) for the three main categories (Starting/Consolidator/ Advanced) of SH1: since 2007 for Starting grants and Advanced grants and since 2013 for Consolidator grants.

The above table shows detailed numbers per subcategories of SH1.

While this is the arena where management researchers compete for ERC funding, it appears very clearly that SH1 is predominantly structured around economics.

The word “economics” prevails as compared to descriptors related to management […]”


SH1      Individuals, Markets and Organisations

Economics, finance and management

SH1_1   Macroeconomics; monetary economics; economic growth

SH1_2   International management; international trade; international business; spatial economics

SH1_3   Development economics, health economics, education economics

SH1_4   Financial economics; banking; corporate finance; international finance; accounting; auditing; insurance

SH1_5   Labour and demographic economics; human resource management

SH1_6   Econometrics; operations research

SH1_7   Behavioural economics; experimental economics; neuro-economics

SH1_8   Microeconomics; game theory

SH1_9   Industrial organisation; strategy; entrepreneurship

SH1_10 Management; marketing; organisational behaviour; operations management

SH1_11 Technological change, innovation, research & development

SH1_12 Agricultural economics; energy economics; environmental economics

SH1_13 Public economics; political economics; law and economics

SH1_14 Competition law, contract law, trade law, Intellectual Property Rights

SH1_15 Quantitative economic history and history of economics; institutional economics; economic systems



SH1      Individuals, Markets and Organisations

Economics, finance, management

SH1_1   Macroeconomics; monetary economics; economic growth

SH1_2   International trade; international management; international business; spatial economics

SH1_3   Development economics; structural change; political economy of development

SH1_4   Finance; asset pricing; international finance; market microstructure

SH1_5   Corporate finance; banking and financial intermediation; accounting; auditing; insurance

SH1_6   Econometrics; operations research

SH1_7   Behavioural economics; experimental economics; neuro-economics

SH1_8   Microeconomic theory; game theory; decision theory

SH1_9   Industrial organisation; entrepreneurship; R&D and innovation

SH1_10 Management; strategy; organisational behaviour

SH1_11 Human resource management; operations management, marketing

SH1_12 Environmental economics; resource and energy economics; agricultural economics

SH1_13 Labour and demographic economics

SH1_14 Health economics; economics of education

SH1_15 Public economics; political economics; law and economics

SH1_16 Historical economics; quantitative economic history; institutional economics; economic systems

The only “truly” management subcategory, out of the 14 subcategories in SH1 is SH1-10 “management, marketing, organizational behavior, operations management”. SH1-9 (in 2020 call) is misleading as we know that industrial organization stands for industrial economics. Hence despite the words strategy and entrepreneurship which seem to refer to management topics, this item is again clearly for economics. Similarly, SH1-11 (in 2020 call) is misleading as economics of technical change stands behind technological change, innovation and R&D. In short, this means that the management submission footprint in ERC appears primarily in SH1-10 and possibly, though to a much smaller extent, in SH1-9 and 11.

The number of submissions from management to ERC, as part of SH1 is low, although not ridiculously low, with 85 submissions in SH1-10 between 2016 and 2018. This represents 11,2% of the 760 submissions received. Adding SH1-9 and 11 raises the figure to 25,4% which is an upper estimate.

However, and more strikingly, the success rate in subcategory SH1-10 is impressively low, namely 2 projects funded out of 85 submissions, hence a rate of 2,3 %!

This suggests that the experts on the panel lean towards economics more than management.

This suspicion is even strengthened by the analysis of the evolution over time of the “descriptors” used to label the subcategories of SH1:

The number of descriptors for Management and related fields was slightly higher at the beginning of Horizon 2020 but subsequently the Scientific Council aggregated some fields (on the basis of the small number of proposals received for some fields, and recruitment & workload per panel member);”

“For the 2021 Calls the Scientific Council approved the introduction of two descriptors (SH1_10 and SH1_11) instead of only one previously (SH1_10); the other fields continue to be listed”

Again, this suggests a panel of experts ready to aggregate and isolate non-economics topics. The governance of ERC reacted by reintroducing another management subcategory for 2021.

A last element of analysis stems from the use of the list of keywords that I was asked to provide to search for management-related projects in the ERC database.

Here is the list that I provided for the sake of the exercise: Management, organization, organizational behaviour, corporate social responsibility, TQM, business strategy, entrepreneurship, innovation management, technology strategy, operations management, marketing, management of Information systems, project management, Human resource management, Open innovation.

Here is the feedback the ERCEA team provided on this search

« The table below summarises the total number of hits [stemming from] the search by keyword among the proposals funded under the Horizon 2020 to date (2014 to 2019* Calls; AdG2019 still on-going):

  • The number of hits corresponds to 19 proposals after a first manual cleaning of the false positives (note that in some cases, one proposal may contain more than one keyword);
  • It is important to note that most of the 19 proposals have as main focus a non-management, [non-]marketing, [non-]organisation, etc. topic but have a component in there, or their research may lead to conclusions relevant for the focus of this analysis;
  • By further reading the Abstracts of those 19 proposals, only 3 funded proposals can be seen having a stronger leaning toward management/managerial practices: innovation (1), organisations (1), and innovation (1).

This very low number of management projects funded by ERC is in line with the low success rate found above for 2016-2018.

These various pieces of analysis are based on numbers that are low, which, in itself is in fact part of the problem.

The interpretation of the pieces of evidence that were found requires some caution. Yet, what we have here are more than weak signals. Moreover, these signals are fairly well aligned, pointing in the same direction.

All in all, one may infer from the above that there seems to be a vicious circle operating here: low success rate for management projects, low incentive, not enough submissions, less sub-categories for management, dominance by economics, difficulties to co-opt management scholars on the panels, dominance by economists among experts in evaluation panel, more bias, lower success rates for management projects, and so on.


This analysis made possible by Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, now former ERC president, and his ERCEA team – all of whom we need to thank for their time, attention and benevolence – may suggest a series of directions for improvement:

  • Encourage our management colleagues to submit to the ERC schemes;
  • Help our colleagues improve the draft of their submissions;
  • Support ERC governance to strike a better balance in the panels of experts and committees by bringing in management scholars to contribute to the evaluation processes;
  • Suggest ERC to create a management category as such – or at least open up more sub-categories within SH1.

On these four items, EURAM should act. This is a typical contribution that the academy can bring to our management field in Europe.

Thomas Durand

EURAM Grants Scheme

EURAM Grants scheme

The third edition of the EURAM Grants Scheme attracted 53 applications. The Selection Committee composed of Morten Huse (Chair), BI Norwegian Business School (Norway), Julienne Brabet, Université Paris-Est Créteil (France), Panos Desyllas, University of Bath School of Management (UK), Dries Faems, WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management (Germany), Eleanna Galanaki, Athens University of Economics and Business (Greece), Georges Romme, Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands) selected 5 research projects which will be awarded 5,000 Euro each.

We thank the Selection Committee for their expertise and time and wish all the grant recipients success in their research project.

Hervé Dumez, Vice President Research

EURAM 2020 Research Grant Winners

The Role of firm’s stakeholder engagement on open innovation
Licia Cerini, Bocconi University

Understanding Conflict in Large Research Consortia: Nature, Implications and Management – A Study of the European Project ‘Galileo’
Isabel Estrada Vaquero, University of Groningen; Anne-Sophie Fernandez, University of Montpellier; Audrey Rouyre, University of Montpellier

The digital side of universities: an international comparative analysis of performance measurement systems
Sara Giovanna Mauro, Institute of Management, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna; Lino Cinquini, Institute of Management, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna; Hanne Nørreklit, School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University

Co-production of public services: an impact evaluation model
Milena Vainieri, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Denita Cepiku, University of Rome Tor Vergata; Marta Marsilio,  Università  delgi Studi di Milano, Maria Francesca Sicilia, Università degli Studi di Bergamo

#BoycottUber? Precarity and agency: Giving voice to migrant ride-share drivers in London
Joana Vassilopoulou, Brunel University

EURAM 2020 Annual Conference

4 – 6 December 2020, Dublin, Trinity Business School

EURAM 2020 Doctoral Colloquium

7-8 December 2020, Trinity Business School, Dublin

EURAM 2021 Annual Conference

16 – 18 June 2021, Montréal, Université du Québec

EURAM 2021 Doctoral Colloquium

16 – 18 June 2021, Montréal, Université du Québec

EURAM Early Career Colloquium

European Management Review

Special Issue

Practices of organizing migrants’ integration into the European labour market


Submission Deadline 1 September 2020


Awards and Grants

Books, Journals & Publications

[SIG 01 – B4S – Business for Society] Resolving the Crisis in Research by Changing the Game

An Ecosystem and a Sharing Philosophy

Game Changers and Ground Breakers series

Morten Huse, Professor of Organisation and Management, BI Norwegian Business School, Norway

Publication Date: 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78990 663 9 Extent: 168 pp Publisher : Edward Elgar

This groundbreaking book arrives at a time of growing concern for the future of true scholarship. Calling for coordinated efforts to reorganise the scholarly ecosystem, Morten Huse reflects on the past and looks to the future to uncover a communal approach to scholarship that comprises an open, innovative and impact-driven attitude to research that can change the academic game.

Contents: Preface: Introspection and ‘Ritorno al Passato’ Introduction: Resolving the crisis in research 1. Is scholarship in crisis? Part one: Our scholarly ecosystem 2. Where is academia going? – Living with a POP culture 3. AOM Presidential speeches 1993-2018 4. What about EURAM? 5. Initiatives for changing the ecosystem equilibrium Part two: A sharing philosophy 6. A communal approach – the clan 7. An open innovation approach – head, heart and hands 8. An impact driven approach – making a change 9. A new ecosystem equilibrium – true scholarship 10. A sharing philosophy – changing the game References Index


[SIG 01- B4S – Business for Society] “The Sustainability Grand Challenge: A Wicked Learning Workbook” – an edited book written by contributors from three European universities will soon be published by Routledge.

The book is a manual for a new teaching model. It shows how to put students from three different universities into the same virtual classroom in order to tackle “wicked problems,” persistent global challenges our society faces, and challenge students with their real-world solution search in virtual teams and experimental interventions. The workbook deliberately uses an edited approach, and includes, as direct voices, contributions from all areas involved in the learning experience, from those that usually are onstage (Professors, Rectors) to those that remain all-to-often offstage but whose contribution is foundational for the fine-grained collaboration across institutions (International Office, Computer and IT Support, Teaching Assistants).

[SIG 13- SM- Strategic Management] George Siedel  and Christine Ladwig have co-authored Strategy, Law, and Ethics for Business Decisions (West Academic Publishing, 978-1642426106).  Based on a model used in the Harvard Business School course on leadership, the three key elements of decision making (the Three Pillars) are strategy, law and ethics.  This book shows how to use the Three Pillars to make business decisions that manage risk (the Law Pillar) and create value (the Strategy Pillar) in a responsible manner (the Ethics Pillar).  The book applies this practical framework to new product innovation, attracting the best talent, developing new business models, maximizing the value of intellectual property, and other areas that are important for business success.  The book includes many end-of-chapter scenarios that enable practice of decision-making skills using the Three Pillars model.

See https://faculty.westacademic.com/Book/Detail?id=316590#contents

[SIG 03 – ENT – Entrepreneurship] Call for papers for the special issue of the Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies

Entrepreneurship during the times of COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges and Consequences
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
We have decided to respond to the current situation in the Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies (ESCI, Scopus, ABS) by organising a special issue on entrepreneurship during the times of COVID-19 pandemic. Please find more details below and online at Emerald website:

The submission portal for this special issue will open: May 15, 2020
Submission deadline: July 31st 2020

[SIG 06 – INNO – Innovation] Leading editor of the collective monograph “Innovation Management. Perspectives from Strategy, Product, Process and Human Resources Research.” The book has been published in March 2020 by Edward Elgar publishing. The book is offering a conceptual framework of critical and interrelated areas of innovation management. International contributions from leading scholars research from the USA, Japan, China, Brazil and range of European countries highlight the successes and failures of key innovation management systems. Management and entrepreneurship scholars will benefit from the novel insights into innovation strategy explored in this monograph.

Attachments: https://conferences.euram.academy/org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2020/05/NHinIMInnovationManagement_Skudiene234x156x16mm23-9A2.pdf

[SIG 06 – INNO – Innovation] “At its heart, an agile approach has little to do with software; it’s all about recognizing and applying feedback.” These are the words of Andrew Hunt, one of 17 authors of the Agile manifesto, which in 2001 initiated revolutionary changes in the way new software is developed and delivered. Yet, the vast majority of empirical studies on the effective use of Agile principles and methods has exclusively focused on the IT industry. Little is known about the application of Agile in non-software innovation contexts.  This is a significant missed opportunity from a theoretical and practical standpoint.
The aim of this special issue on IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management is to spur and develop high-quality research in the emerging field of Agile management beyond the software industry.

URL: https://www.ieee-tems.org/call-for-papers-agile-beyond-software-in-search-of-flexibility-in-a-wide-range-of-innovation-projects-and-industries/
Attachments: https://conferences.euram.academy/org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2020/05/CFP_Agile_OP_Final.pdf

[SIG 06 – INNO – Innovation] It is now open the Call for Paper for the Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management titled “Creativity Management and Manufacturing Firm’s Performance”. This Special Issue focuses on how creativity impacts manufacturing firms’ performance. The ambition with the Special Issue is to advance knowledge on the relationships between different means of organizing, managing, or way of working with creativity to manufacturing firms’ performance.
Manuscripts Due by 1 November 2020.
Leading guest Editor:

Luna Leoni (University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata)
Matteo Cristofaro (University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata)
Koteshwar Chirumalla (Mälardalen University)
Stephen Dobson (Leeds University)

Attachments: https://conferences.euram.academy/org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2020/05/Callforpapers-JournalofManufacturingTechnologyManagement.pdf

[SIG 07 – IM – International Management] We are pleased to announce the publication of a new book detailing an interpretative approach to cross-cultural management. Drawing on data from over fifty countries, it presents a new theoretical approach to cultural diversity. This interpretative perspective reminds us that interactions within organizational contexts are primarily social and thus conceived differently from one culture to another. Decision-making, customer relations, ethics are some aspects of management underpinned and influenced by cultural variations. Beyond empirical research on these issues this book provides methodological guidelines to enable researchers and practitioners to engage in this alternative approach to cross-cultural management.
Philippe d’Iribarne, Sylvie Chevrier, Alain Henry, Jean-Pierre Segal and Geneviève Tréguer-Felten, Cross-cultural management revisited: a qualitative perspective, Oxford University Press, 2020, 361 p.


Attachments: https://conferences.euram.academy/org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2020/05/dIribarne_vis2.pdf

[SIG 07 – IM – International Management] Forthcoming book (Summer 2020). “Managing Multilingual Workplaces: Empirical, Methodological and Pedagogic Perspectives”, guest-editors   Sierk Horn, Philippe Lecomte (GEM&L) and Susanne Tietze, Routledge.
The 2020 GEM&L Conference: “Global working and language: Towards an understanding of global-local interplay in context”. has been postponed and will be held next year in Strasbourg from 10 to 12 May 2021.
The GSOM conference (Saint-Petersburg Graduate School of Management), on emerging markets planned in Saint-Petersburg from 8 to 10 October 2020 will be held online. During this conference GEM&L and GSOM language department will organise a joint symposium on “The importance of bridging language-sensitive research in IB and language teaching”
New publication by Philippe d’Iribarne, S. Chevrier, A. Henri, JP Segal, and G. Tréguer-Felten on “Cross-cultural Management Revisited” Oxford University Press (April 2020)

[SIG 09 – OB – Organizational Behaviour] It is open the Call for Papers for the Special Issue entitled “Honoring the Scientific Endeavor of James March” on Journal of Management History. The proposed Special Issue aims at more comprehensively honoring and commemorating the scientific endeavor of James March, calling for contributions that consider the historical evolution (i.e., ontology) of his scientific insights, also including important lessons lost by the Scholar (e.g., leading with ambiguity). The called commitment would help informing important future research in the light of a meaningful past, according to a ‘taking stock and moving forward’ rationale.
Papers may be submitted from October 2020 till January 30th 2021.
Leading guest editor:

Matteo Cristofaro, Ph.D. (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
Mario Hayek, Texas A&M University-Commerce
Alex W. Williams, Texas A&M University-Commerce
Christopher Hartt, Dalhousie University
Joyce T. Heames, Berry College

Attachments: https://conferences.euram.academy/org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2020/05/Callforpapers-JournalofManagementHistory.pdf

[SIG 09 – OB – Organizational Behaviour] Following our 2017 publication of ‘Sign of the times: Workplace mindfulness as an empty signifier’ in Organization, Mira, Gazi and I were seeking inspiration to move another of our projects forward. For this, we submitted our working paper to the 2018 EURAM conference in Reykjavik, Iceland, which was thankfully accepted. Presenting our work provided us not only with relevant input for revisions, but moreover, great discussions and laughter with each other, as we rarely have the chance to meet in person. Then, in 2019, we were delighted to have our resulting creation, ‘Scientization, instrumentalization, and commodification of mindfulness in a professional services firm’ appear also in Organization.
Gazi Islam of Grenoble Ecole de Management, Marie Holm of the Norwegian Spiritualist Foundation and Mira Karjalainen of the University of Helsinki

Attachments: https://conferences.euram.academy/org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2020/05/MiraGaziMarie-EURAM.pdf

[SIG 12 – RM&RP – Research Methods and Research Practice] Edited book on Creativity Research Methods will be published shortly by Edward Elgar – it just may have made it to the shelves at EURAM in Dublin in June, it will definitely make if for December. The Handbook is edited by two members of the EURAM Research Methods & Research Practice SIG. The volume is part of the Handbooks of Research Methods in Management series; the series editor is Mark Saunders. Offering a methodological panorama for the global community of creativity researchers, contributors provide markers and waypoints to better orient scholars and encourage reflection on how one might produce exceptional research on the burgeoning field of creativity.
Viktor Dörfler & Marc Stierand (Eds.) (2020) Handbook of Research Methods on Creativity, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK. Electronic version: https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/handbook-of-research-methods-on-creativity

Attachments: https://conferences.euram.academy/org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2020/05/16270.pdf

Recent Appointments

[SIG 03 – ENT – Entrepreneurship] Dr Andrea Caputo, Associate Professor at the University of Lincoln, and co-track chair of the standing track Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Decision Making, has been appointed for the next three years as Associate Editor of the Journal of Management & Organization (JMO).
Published by Cambridge University Press, JMO is the official journal of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management and Andrea’s appointment looks at strengthening collaboration among academies around the world and with a view at increasing European perspectives published in the journal.
JMO is an international, peer reviewed journal offering high quality research across the management discipline. It aims to provide global perspectives on management and organizations of benefit to scholars, educators, students, practitioners, policy-makers and consultants worldwide and welcomes contributions across the management, sociology, psychology and political science areas of research. JMO invites hard hitting and controversial contributions on current or relevant topics but must be supported by good, empirical research.
JMO is ranked 2* in the ABS list and has an Impact Factor of 1.021.

Research Networks and Centres

[SIG 03 – ENT – Entrepreneurship] A new H2020-MSCA-RISE project just started: Entrepreneurial Management for Fostering Innovation and Talents (EM4FIT) investigates entrepreneurship and related management practices from an interdisciplinary and multi-level angel as important variables in the interplay between individual, organization and institutional contexts within and between advanced and emerging markets. Find out more: https://em4fit.sdu.dk/

[SIG 06 – INNO – Innovation] The Interreg Central Europe project “4Steps” is addressing the main challenge of Industry 4.0 (Advanced Manufacturing) as a tool towards a new, digital industrial revolution holding the promise of increased flexibility in manufacturing, mass customization, increased speed, better quality and improved productivity. Project partners in the Central Europe area, has completed the Technology Readiness Status-Quo analysis in SMEs. Managers and decision makers of different companies in Central Europe – primarily SMEs – were interviewed and their approach to Industry 4.0 and digital transformation in companies was questioned. Based on the answers, a Technology and Innovation Maturity Index will be created in the following months at different levels: company level, country level, industry level, etc. For further information, please contact florian.maurer@fhv.at

[SIG 06 – INNO – Innovation] Alessandra Ricciardelli has been appointed Visiting Scholar at MIT Connection Science and she has been involved in Safe Paths project (https://safepaths.mit.edu/), a MIT-led, free, open-source movement that maximizes individual privacy, while enabling accurate contact-tracing for COVID-19 and potential future infectious diseases.Safe paths has invented Private kit APP that will help efficiently and privately identify individuals exposed to COVID-19, reduce the fear of unknown exposure, and ‘flatten the curve’ of COVID-19 spread, without sacrificing individual and community privacy.
Private Kit: Safe Paths takes a fundamentally different approach to app-based epidemic analytics, providing user’s information on whether they experienced a near contact with a diagnosed patient, but while also maintaining the privacy of both the patient and the user. With our privacy-first method, users log their location history privately and remain in control of their data. Additionally, diagnosed carriers can opt to provide their location history to health officials (providing similar, yet much more accurate, information to the current healthcare intake interviews). Governments, through the web application Safe Places, are equipped to redact location trails of diagnosed carriers and thus broadcast location information with privacy protection for diagnosed patients and local businesses.

[SIG 06 – INNO – Innovation] User-oriented process (re)design and information systems modelling – a case of smart city services.

The five-year research project financed by Croatian Science Foundation managed by principal investigator Associate Professor Maja Ćukušić entered its third year of implementation. The project sets up a new research group MIS4SC (Modelling information systems for smart city services) focusing on several related areas in business process digitalisation/automation. It centers on process (re)design and the development of modern information systems based on smart technologies. The concepts and the models developed within the framework of the project are being validated in the context of smart cities, with a view to include all relevant stakeholders following the quadruple helix approach. The list of publications is available from https://www.bib.irb.hr/pretraga/?operators=and|HRZZ-UIP-2017-05-7625|text|project. For more information, contact us at smartcity@efst.hr.

[SIG 09 – OB – Organizational Behaviour] Stay Connected and Stay Together: People and Organisation Weekly Virtual Café @11am on Monday
You are very warmly invited to the people and organisation weekly virtual cafés to connect with others during this unusual time.  We will have a chat about different topics around us during these cafés.
This virtual café is different from other events as it is a platform for everyone to share ideas, knowledge and perspectives to support each other. It is very informal though some structure/agenda is in place to facilitate the discussion. We have a lined up of excellent speakers to discuss varied topics in the next few weeks.
Please feel free to contact Professor Na Fu at Trinity College Dublin (funa@tcd.ie) to receive the dial in details for all cafés. Looking forward to having you.

[SIG 13 – SM – Strategic Management]

Manuel R. Tejeiro Koller, PhD. Has just launched a questionnaire about the impact and reactions of the COVID-19 crisis on spanish companies, in order to study adaptability disruption. However, he would like to extend this research to more countries and is looking for interested collaborators. If you would be interested in participating in this project and contact him directly: manuel.tejeirokoller@ceu.es

Scholarship and Doctoral Theses

[SIG 01 – B4S – Business for Society] Dr Ambi Ambituuni is pleased to announce the successful development and roll-out of a new MSc Risk Management Course scheduled to run from September 2020 at the Coventry Business School, Coventry University. The course is designed to accommodate graduates and industry practitioners looking to develop or enhance their potential career options in the diverse fields of risk management, in industries such as management consultancy, business management, health, engineering, aviation, mining, petroleum, finance and more. The Course benefits from experienced academics with substantial research and industry experience in the risk management field to ensure practice-based industry-informed learning, as well as capitalising on contemporary research emanating from the Coventry University’s specialist research centres.
Details can be found via the following link: https://www.coventry.ac.uk/course-structure/pg/2020-21/fbl/risk-management-msc/

[SIG 14 – General Track] On January 27, 2020, Kamila MoulaÏ publicly supported her dissertation, for the title of Doctor in Economics and Management Sciences of UCLouvain.
Kamila received the unanimous congratulations of the examination board for her work.
The title of her interdisciplinary dissertation is “Of Moves and Humans: Expatriation Journeys That Matter A reconstruction of the intra-organizational emancipatory project of highly qualified Self-initiated Expatriate worker”.
Kamila is a multidisciplinary researcher and her work sheds new light on the practices, motivations and incentives of the ever-larger group of expatriates that choose to pursue a destination by their own personal choice rather than as a result of a corporate policy.

Link:  https://uclouvain.be/en/faculties/lsm/news/27-01-20-kamila-moulai-thesis-defense-on-of-moves-and-humans-expatriation-journeys-that-matter-a-reconstruction-of-the-intra-organizational-emancipatory-project-of-highly-qualified-self-initiated-expatriate-worker.html


[SIG 14 – General Track] Analysing the Impact of Covid-19 on the working lives of academics

Henley Business School is collecting data on the way that COVID-19 has affected the higher education sector in the UK. The sector, which generated almost £40billion in the year before the crisis, was effectively closed down early in March 2020 and all teaching, marking, research and administration transferred on-line. Academics in business, management and economics were perhaps the most experienced at delivering on-line teaching before the crisis and the Henley team, led by Professor James Walker, has targeted them, getting 2300 responses by the beginning of May, and also conducting a series of interviews. The aim is to find out how the sector is responding to these unique circumstances, what opportunities and challenges they present and to anticipate how the crisis may affect the sector in the future.  If you would like to know more, or to replicate the study in your own country, contact:  j.t.walker@henley.ac.uk

Attachments: https://conferences.euram.academy/org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2020/05/5eb3f0cbca215-Doc14.docx


[SIG 10 – PO – Project Organizing] The pandemic spreading all over the world stresses the work flow in international projects addressing people at risk of exclusion as the communication among partners and the offers to the beneficiaries have to be redesigned in order to reach everyone everywhere in a digital, smart, easy way. In our project RIAC we moved all activities to the web and we are experimenting a wide range of possible solutions: from tv-channels to virtual classes, from facebook presence to whatsapp groups. Beyond the technical issues we are facing the challenges of cybersecurity, data security and furthermore we had to adapt our communication forms to visual and impacting forms. You can check our effort on the RIAC facebook presence @riaceurope

[SIG 11 – PM&NPM – Public and Non-Profit Management] PhD Programme in Management – University of Rome Tor Vergata, School of Economics, Department of Management and Law

The applications to the a.y. 2020/21 of the programme are open. Closing time is July 15, 2020 (4pm CEST). Full scholarships are available.

The international PhD in Management is composed of three tracks, namely Banking & Finance, Business Management & Accounting, and Public Management & Governance. For additional, detailed information about the research methodology structure, and how to apply, please visit the PhD website: https://economia.uniroma2.it/phd/management

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Luisa Jaffé – EURAM Executive Officer

Eleonora Piacenza – EURAM Website Manager