• June 2024

Letter of the President

Dear EURAM colleagues and friends,

The EURAM Early Career Colloquium took place 11-13th of March 2024, at the University of Barcelona. It was a great experience from several viewpoints: the generous and expert advices provided by all mentors, the passionate aspirations and commitment of the early career scholars, the efficient and empathic coordination of the local organisers, the leadership of Johanna Szulc and Ryan Armstrong, and the long-term involvement of some past EURAM Presidents. I experienced one of the best expressions the EURAM spirit, i.e., how the interactions and dynamics between senior and young colleagues may contribute to develop a stronger and more cohesive community of management scholars. I strongly encourage early career scholars to attend this event in the future.

If you want to host the 2025 edition of the EECC, you may apply to a call that will expire the 31th of May 2024. Check the EURAM website for more information.

We are quickly approaching the 24th Annual Conference ‘Fostering innovation to address grand challenges’ – that will be held 25-28 June at the University of Bath School of Management. The conference received 1993 submissions, involved 2260 reviewers, and will have over 400 sessions, over 1200 papers presented among which 76 online, 37 symposia, and 5 labs. We estimate that more than 1700 delegates will attend the conference as well as 75 PhDs will attend the Doctoral Colloquium. I express my sincere gratitude to all EURAM stakeholders that made this possible: the SIG chairs, the Track chairs, the symposia & Lab panelists, the submitters, the reviewers, the local organizers (the University of Bath School of Management team), the Chairs of the Doctoral Colloquium, the ExCom, the Board and the EURAM staff.

In the meantime, we are already working for the 25th EURAM annual conference that will be held 22-25th June 2025 at the University of Florence. The deadline to submit topic and symposium proposals is 12th of June 2024. While we are quickly approaching our annual meeting in Bath, do not forget to start designing and planning the 2025 annual conference.

The journal is thriving and has just announced a Special Issue for the 25th anniversary of the Academy proposed by the EURAM College of Fellows on The Future of Management Education and Research: The role of institutions. The Guest Editors are Stewart Clegg (University of Technology Sydney), Peter McKiernan (University of Strathclyde, Scotland), Kathrin M. Moeslein (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany), Howard Thomas (Singapore Management University, Singapore) and Sibel Yamak (Wolverhampton University, England).

Finally, EURAM is becoming more social and connected. First, our presence in all social media is significantly increased. In particular, LinkedIn is becoming an effective way to share updates and announcements with all members. So, I invite you to link with EURAM on social media in order to access our Society’s posts.

Still, we designed a new service – EURAM Community Connect – that will allow you to send updates and share announcements (e.g., on call for papers, new positions, events) with your colleagues. This is a nice addition to the newsletter, the annual report, the website and the social media, that will allow EURAM to create a stronger network among its members.

See you all in few weeks in Bath!

Alessandro Zattoni

EURAM President

EURAM Webinar

EURAM 2024 Annual Conference

25-28 June 2024

Conference Website

EURAM 2024 Doctoral Colloquium

24-25 June 2024

EURAM Early Career Colloquium

European Management Review

Permanent Sections

Volume 20, Issue 4 is published. It is a Conceptual Development and Review Issue:


Methodology Corner


Special Issues of the European Management Review

Can be viewed here  https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/17404762

Special Issue

The Call is edited by members of the EURAM Fellows College and is designed to mark the 25th birthday of the Association in 2025. The Fellows invite you to the party by submitting your work to the Call. The Call addresses a theme closely related to us all and to EURAM as an institution – ‘The Future of Management Education and Research: The role of institutions’. The editors encourage submissions that draw from a wide range of contexts, themes, methodologies, and theoretical perspectives.

Please contact the editors if you have any queries. View the Call for Papers here:

All good wishes,


Professor Peter McKiernan
Professor of Management, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.

EURAM Grants

EURAM Awards



[SIG 02 – COGO – Corporate Governance]

Books, Journals & Publications

[SIG 03 – ENT – Entrepreneurship]

Call for papers!

“Entrepreneurship: Shaping the Future”

Guest-Edited by Diego Matricano, this Multi-Journal Collection is a cross-disciplinary resource for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers interested in entrepreneurship as a way to address paramount global issues, with an emphasis on the expected and realized changes as well as the implications related to entrepreneurship phenomena. Papers featured here investigate the impact of entrepreneurship with an eye toward how it can shape the future, utilizing micro, meso, and macro levels of analysis.

All the info are available here:


[SIG 03 – ENT – Entrepreneurship]

Technovation recently published a Call for Papers for a special issue on “Gearing up for impact: Embedding design science in innovation and entrepreneurship research”. This special issue especially targets scholars who want to move beyond their usual role as independent observer, by conducting and publishing impactful research informed by design science. The guest editors are Dimo Dimov, Jeanne Liedtka, Abayomi Baiyere, Jan Holmstrom, and Georges Romme.

The deadline for submitting papers is May 31, 2025.

The full CfP is available here:


Georges Romme

Eindhoven University of Technology

E-mail: a.g.l.romme@tue.nl

[SIG 06 – INNO – Innovation]

We have launched the Routledge Handbook of Catalysts for a Sustainable Circular Economy edited by Hanna Lehtimäki, Leena Aarikka-Stenroos, Ari Jokinen, and Pekka Jokinen.

The book has over 100 authors, who present empirical studies, conceptual development, and research methodologies on advancing circular economy in different sectors in different parts of the world. Anyone with an interest in accelerating sustainable circular economy will find the book engaging. The book is a result of a five-year research project “Circular Economy Catalysts: From Innovation to Business Ecosystems” (CICAT2025).

The book is available as open access (https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003267492).

We seek connections with multiple stakeholders and would be happy to hear from you and explore opportunities for collaboration.

Hanna Lehtimäki, Professor of Innovation Management, Director of the UEF Research Center for Sustainable Circular Economy, hanna.lehtimaki@uef.fi

[SIG 07 – IM – International Management]

Call for Papers:  Special Edition: Variety and Relevance of Management Research:  “Unlocking cross-cultural insights – Diversity and significance of management research on a global scale.”


[SIG 09 – OB&HRM Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources Management]

Call for Papers: Digital Transformation of Work

We are happy to announce a call for papers for a special issue on the “Digital Transformation of Work” in the management revue Socio-Economic Studies. Dr. René Schmoll, Bianca Straßhöfer, and Prof. Dr. Stefan Süß from the Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf, Germany, will guest edit this issue, bringing their expertise in the field.

We invite submissions on topics including, but not limited to:

– The impact of remote and flexible work arrangements on individuals, teams, and organisations.

– The challenges and opportunities of gig work and the prospects for platform workers’ collective action.

– How AI is reshaping career patterns and workplace outcomes.

– The adoption and implications of people analytics in organisational settings.

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2025

Papers for revision due by April 30, 2025

Scheduled Publication: Issue 4/2025

Manuscripts should not exceed 8,000 words and must be submitted electronically via the journal’s submission system, selecting ‘SI Digital Transformation of Work’ as the article section.

Please visit our website for detailed submission guidelines. Join us in contributing to this important dialogue exploring the intersection of technology and work.

We look forward to your contributions!

Editorial Team: Katja Rost, Susanne Gretzinger, Wenzel Matiaske, Florian Schramm, Simon Jebsen


[SIG 09 – OB&HRM Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources Management]

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Group Identities and Group Construction in Organisations

We are excited to announce a call for papers for a special issue of management revue – Socio-Economic Studies focused on “Group Identities and Group Construction in Organisations: On the Interrelationship Between Organisational Practice and the Formation of ‘We’ and ‘The Other’”.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

The effects of exclusion and discrimination within workplace groups.

Communicative strategies in the construction of group identities.

The role of social status and hierarchy in group dynamics.

Organisational changes and their impact on group identities and behaviours.

Innovative management practices influencing group cohesion and conflict.

This issue is an excellent opportunity for scholars interested in organisational behaviour, sociology, psychology, and related fields to contribute to an evolving area of study that bridges organisational practice and social identity theory.

Submission Details:

Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: August 31, 2024

Full Paper Submission Deadline: February 28, 2025

Final Paper Submission: September 30, 2025

Publication Date: Issue 1/2026

Submit via the online system, selecting ‘SI Group Identities’ as the article section (http://www.mrev.nomos.de/).

Please visit the journal’s website for detailed submission guidelines. We look forward to your contributions and to advancing our understanding of these critical issues in contemporary organisational studies.

For inquiries, please contact Klarissa Lueg, Simon Jebsen, or Angela Graf.

Let’s explore how ‘We’ and ‘The Other’ are shaped within our organisations!


[SIG 13 – SM Strategic Management]

Dr. Mythili Kolluru’s research on global universities’ strategic positioning for internal and external

sustainability has been published in the Corporate Ownership & Control an ABDC Journal Quality List (rank B) with a high Index of 26.  The research involves a

qualitative analysis and a case study approach. The authors explore the strategic positioning for external and internal sustainability approaches of 13 top 50 universities in Higher Education (HE) World University Rankings 2023. The findings draw essential lessons from universities both individually and collectively.


[SIG 13 – SM – Strategic Management]

What dichotomies, dualisms, and distinctions have shaped our fields?

Join our online brainstorming on the “Guiding distinctions of social sciences”.

Launched by the Next Society Institute and the Luhmann Conference community, this brainstorming is supported by the European Sociological Association and linked to dedicated special issues of a) the International Sociological Association (ISA) flagship journal Current Sociology [SSCI 2.500, Scopus, FNEGE**, CABS**] and b) management revue – Socio-Economic Studies [ESCI, Scopus, CABS**, VHB***].

A link to the brainstorming is provided here: https://wp.me/pvO07-1YF

No login or email required. Just spot and click on the “+” to add your favourite guiding distinctions once you are on the brainstorming side. Disclosing your name makes the brainstorming more fun (but is, again, not mandatory at all).

[SIG 13 – SM – Strategic Management]


Adoption of Artificial Intelligence: A TOP framework-based checklist for digital leaders

Aizhan Tursunbayeva, Hila Chalutz-Ben Gal, Adoption of artificial intelligence: A TOP framework-based checklist for digital leaders, Business Horizons, In Press, 2024.


Recent Appointments

Research Networks and Centres

[SIG 09 – OB&HRM – Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources Management]

When you are interest in research on projects and other types of temporary organization please note that the European Group of Organizations Studies (EGOS) will run a Standing Working Group on that topic from the EGOS Colloquium in Athens, Greece, 2025, onwards. Please also note that, with the support of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and its academic journal, the Project Management Journal (PMJ), we have set up a program called “PMJ College” for junior researchers. You find more information about this in the editorial of the last issue of PMJ https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/87569728241253445


[SIG 09 – OB&HRM – Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources Management]

Thapar School of Liberal Arts and Sciences (TSLAS)

Art Cognition Technology Centre (ACT) for Transdisciplinary Research

It is our pleasure to announce the launch of the Art Cognition Technology Centre (ACT), a pioneering research hub at our esteemed Institution, an initiative under TSLAS. This innovative research centre is committed to promoting transdisciplinary collaboration, fostering cutting-edge research, and advancing the boundaries of knowledge across various Thapar schools and departments. This initiative aims to elevate Thapar’s research profile and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in critical areas by producing groundbreaking studies that address the complexities of our contemporary world.

Mission and Objectives

The ACT Center envisions a future where transdisciplinary collaboration is not just encouraged but embedded in our educational and research culture.

  1. Promote transdisciplinary cooperation
  2. Production of Cutting-Edge Research

Center Website: https://act.thapar.edu/


Scholarship and Doctoral Theses


[SIG 02 – COGO – Corporate Governance]

We are pleased to invite you to participate in an study on the transformative impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on corporate governance.

This study is an outgrowth of the increasing integration of AI, which is revolutionizing corporate governance and posing significant challenges. A key aspect of this transformation is the evolving role and responsibilities of board members. It is critical to identify the AI competencies that board members need to acquire in order to effectively fulfill their oversight responsibilities in this rapidly changing technological landscape.

To contribute to this critical discourse, a research team from the University of Tor Vergata (Silvia Cervi) and the Sapienza University of Rome (Nicola Cucari, Francesco Laviola) is conducting a study that aims to identify the essential AI competencies for directors. Using the Delphi method, the research will involve experts from academia, board members and computer scientists to identify the most important AI skills.

We cordially invite you to participate in this research. If you are available, please complete the form below. The research team will contact you to provide further details and to involve you in the project.


Your participation is greatly appreciated, and we assure you that all responses will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. Personal information will not be shared with third parties and will only be used for internal analysis by the research group.

Thank you for your consideration of this invitation.

We look forward to receiving your valuable input.


Workshops & Conferences

[SIG 01 – B4S – Business for Society]

CSEAR Italy 2024 Conference – CALL FOR PAPERS

“Shaping the Future through Social and Environmental Accounting”

The Research Centre for Responsibility, Ethics and Sustainability in Management (RES.m HUB) of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy), in collaboration with the CSEAR network, is delighted to invite you to the 9th Italian Conference on Social and Environmental Accounting Research.

In Piacenza (Italy) on September 16-17, 2024.

4th CSEAR Italy Doctoral Colloquium will take place on September 16, 2024.

June 16, 2024 deadline for abstract submission: https://forms.gle/K83MUySjGzkGPFoTA

Prof. Carmen Correa Ruiz (Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Spain) and Prof. Matias Laine (Tampere University, Finland) will be the keynote speakers.

Some papers will be selected for submission to a dedicated Special Issue in an international journal.




[SIG 06 – INNO – Innovation]

Save the date for the 1st International PhD Workshop on Sustainable Innovation in Business and Society! The workshop will take place in Joensuu, Finland, on 30 October 2024.

We invite PhD students whose research topics are related to sustainability, circular economy, and innovation to join this interdisciplinary workshop. Participating students will have the opportunity to present their research.

The workshop is intended 1) to create a special space in which PhD students can develop academically, 2) learn from other like-minded students and 3) build an international network of fellow PhD students and faculty.

The workshop is organized by the UEF Research Center for Sustainable Circular Economy (CECE) in connection with the 4th International Conference for Sustainable Resource Society – ICS24. Read more and follow the event updates: https://sites.uef.fi/cece/international-phd-workshop-on-sustainable-innovation/

[SIG 06 – INNO – Innovation]

Welcome to the 4th International Conference for Sustainable Resource Society – ICS24!

ICS24 offers a multi-disciplinary platform for researchers from all fields of science to share research insights and discuss the complex global and local challenges on sustainability transitions, the use of natural resources, environmental and climate change, and circular economy themes from a broad perspective.

Environmental monitoring and impact assessment is the ICS24 special theme.

ICS24 will be organized as a hybrid event on 31 October – 1 November 2024. The on-site event will be held at the University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu campus, Finland.

Deadline for abstracts: 31 August 2024

Deadline for registration: 18 October 2024

No conference fees for participation or evening event

Read more and follow the event updates: https://www.uef.fi/fi/tapahtuma/4th-international-conference-for-sustainable-resource-society-ics24

[SIG 12 – RM&RP Research Methods & Research Practice]


Translating the Interpretive Approach for Computational Research

Workshop – Call for abstracts

Dissecting meaning structures of the social world has always been the domain of interpretive methodologies such as ethnography, grounded theory, or hermeneutics. However, researchers within social sciences and humanities are now increasingly relying on computational methods to study complex social and cultural phenomena. The uptake of agent-based computational modelling, large language models, social and visual network analyses, text mining or predictive modelling with machine learning — and the relatively open-ended nature of the data they produce — allows researchers to answer new questions that are relevant for understanding emergent social practices and the changing conditions for knowledge production and meaning-making.

This two-day workshop is organized around discussions that address key methodological issues in the intersection of interpretive and computational research approaches. The aim is to provide the building blocks for exploring their methodological complementarity, and for reflecting on how such a cross-fertilization can contribute to the research programmes of social and humanities disciplines.

We welcome the submission of abstracts from those who would like to contribute to the development of this new methodology.

Abstract submission deadline: 1 August 2024

Workshop dates: 24-25 October 2024

Venue: University of Southern Denmark, Copenhagen

More info on: https://secchidavi.wixsite.com/drone-workshop24/about

[SIG 12 – RM&RP Research Methods & Research Practice]


The Culture of the Artificial: Translating the Interpretive Approach for Computational Research

Workshop, October 24-25, 2024, Copenhagen (Denmark)

This workshop invites extended abstracts that address methodological issues in humanities and social sciences – both constructively and critically – arising at the intersection between computational and interpretive research approaches.

Topics include but are not limited to:

—Frameworks for integrating computation and interpretation

—The role of qualitative data in computational research

—The role AI-generated content for knowledge and meaning production

—Knowledge claims and epistemic justifications of diverging methodologies

—AI and the humanities

—AI and social sciences

—Philosophical and sociological analyses of such endeavors

—Challenges of combining agent-based modeling and qualitative work

—Computational approaches to ethnographic work

—System Dynamics perspectives to qualitative data

More information is available on the workshop’s website: https://secchidavi.wixsite.com/drone-workshop24 

Please submit an extended abstract of no more than 1000 words (excluding bibliography) by August 1st, 2024 (23:59 CET).

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the website or via email to Davide Secchi (secchi@sdu.dk).


[SIG 12 – RM&RP – Research Methods and Research Practice]

New Professors Programme 2024

This programme aims to support new professors in planning and crafting their personal future careers and pathways. Also considering the challenges facing promoted professors in transitioning into their new role(s).



News from Partner Organisations

BAM – British Academy of Management

[SIG 01 – B4S – Business for Society]

Development Programme: BAM New Professors Programme 2024

This programme aims to support new professors in planning and crafting their personal future careers and pathways. Also considering the challenges facing promoted professors in transitioning into their new role(s).


As academics strive to achieve a professorship, their career path is often relatively clear, well guided and supported. However, once the level of professorship is achieved, after the initial celebrations, the future might be less clear in terms of how to build on this success and to develop their careers going forward. Often new Professors are unclear of what the possible professorial career trajectories are and how they might achieve them. They may also be under considerable institutional pressure to take on new leadership roles and responsibilities.

Who Should Apply?

This programme is aimed at individuals who were promoted to a professorial position within the last five years, but others who have submitted or will soon submit promotion to Professor applications are welcome to attend.

This programme is designed to support new Professors in crafting and developing their careers. The programme will draw on the experience of established professors who have chosen different professorial career pathways and opportunities. They will share their stories and will give advice and tips as appropriate. Topics covered will include developing your professorial identity and professorial job crafting; research leadership and supporting and mentoring colleagues; doing consultancy work; attracting and managing significant research funding; transitioning into senior management.


IFSAM – International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management


The IFSAM Congress 2024 will be held from September 25th to 27th, 2024.

Approximate timings for this online congress will be 13:00-18:30 CEST each day.

Follow us for the updates! https://www.ifsam.org/2024conference/

IFSAM will hold its Annual General Assembly online on June 19th, 2024. New volunteers for its GA committee will be elected and  the undergoing strategic planning process discussed.


[SIG 06 – INNO – Innovation]

Save the dates for Circular Economy Morning Coffee sessions in the fall.

Start your Wednesdays off in a great way at the Circular Economy Morning Coffee sessions on Teams!

Join us every Wednesday morning to hear a short presentation on themes related to sustainability and the circular economy. These presentations are followed by a discussion in a friendly atmosphere.

Sessions run 25.9.2024 – 20.11.2024 and are from 8.30–9.00 (UTC+2).

These coffees are hosted by the Research Center for Sustainable Circular Economy (CECE) based at the University of Eastern Finland. You can find the schedule with a list of speakers here: https://sites.uef.fi/cece/circular-economy-morning-coffee/

See you there!


[SIG 10 – PO – Project Organizing]

LM Thapar School of Management


Announcing with Great Honor!

We are thrilled to share that our Post-Graduate (PG), Master of Business Administration (MBA), program has achieved the prestigious *NBA accreditation, marking a significant milestone in our journey of excellence! This accreditation, received on 7th May 2024, underscores our commitment to providing top-notch education and preparing future leaders. Valid up to 30th June 2027, this recognition validates the quality and rigor of our program. A big thank you to our dedicated faculty, staff, and students for their unwavering support and contributions to this achievement.

*National Board of Accreditation (https://www.nbaind.org/)

Weblink –  https://lmtsm.thapar.edu/mandatorydisclosure/


Dr. Pradeep Kumar Gupta
Associate Dean (Accreditations and Rankings)

Dr. Arunesh Garg
Assistant Dean (Accreditations and Rankings)

Newsletter prepared by

Luisa Jaffé – EURAM Executive Officer

Eleonora Piacenza – EURAM Website Manager