• EURAM E-News, Quarterly, March 2021

Letter of the President

Dear EURAM Community,

Today, I would like to let you – at least some of you, speak. We are so grateful for all your feedback on the 2020 EURAM Conference and the 2020 EURAM Doctoral Colloquium that we have compiled selected quotes from your feedback to share it with all of us. Why? Because the positive feedback in fact values the great contributions from the community and the suggestions for improvement help us to get even better in the future – together.

From EURAM 2020

Let us know why (Would you recommend attendance to the EURAM Conference to your colleagues?):

  • Peer review process. Get feedback Networking opportunities. Get an overview of other researcher’s work.
  • EURAM Conference is an opportunity to grow and share knowledge and experiences as well as to expand the relationships and networks.
  • EURAM is a great community and great for networking.
  • What surprised me the most was the community: inclusive, warm, friendly, and approachable. I attended other online conferences before, and they were more aseptic. Networking was also much more difficult, if not impossible. The environment was also very constructive. I really liked it. This is non-trivial, since I am a PhD student, and this was the first EURAM conference I attended. I wish I had a paper ready to be submitted to the next one.
  • The conference was very well organised, and the parallel sessions were very close to the quality of the parallel sessions in face-to-face conferences of previous years.

Tell us what you enjoyed most at the conference:

  • Our track discussions which were vivid and lively. The attendance of some participants from the beginning of the track until the end.
  • Morning coffee sessions and parallel SIG sessions
  • I liked the SIG sessions and symposia. Thanks to online format people from remote locations could participate. I also liked the informal character brought by the fact that we were connecting mostly from home. Somehow it facilitated the less formal discussion.

Do you have any suggestions for developments for future EURAM Conferences?

  • The programme was a bit confusing because the respective presentations were not shown directly for every SIG session
  • Make the online program perhaps a bit more user friendly.
  • Breaks, Length of the sessions, Platform training, Recorded sessions
  • Some sessions gathered just few people, like 4 or 5. I do not know what could be done about it. I understand that 10-13 people on the session is regular practice for online conferences, we have the same at our online conference this year, while normally we have much better attendance offline. I suppose the last day, Sunday, gathered less people. Perhaps next time it could be suggested to fit the conference into three days instead of four. All in all, thank you very much for the excellent conference and the efforts you put on it!

From the DC

  • The DC was incredibly valuable for me and the mentorship is planned to continue into the new year.
  • Congratulations to all DC Chair Members for a fantastic Conference. It exceeded my expectations by far and I am just looking forward being part of EURAM 2021 Conference in Canada, albeit online. I’ll never forget the optimism, motivation, fun, mentoring and reassurance messages, so important to fuel my Ph. D. journey, and for sure, an experience to be embedded in my personal and professional life. Palmam qui meruit ferat!
  • Please, please, please, keep to the timelines agreed. I think every single session ran over time. Our mentor was very knowledgeable and had invested time in reading our work. She challenged us positively and was able to pinpoint some very important points for further consideration.

Thank you so much! All together, we are EURAM – the academic home of a professional community of engaged management scholars and reflective practitioners – open, inclusive, international and cross-cultural.

Best wishes,

Kathrin M Moeslein, President

EURAM Grants Scheme

EURAM 2021 Annual Online Conference

16 – 18 June 2021, in collaboration with Montréal, Université du Québec

EURAM 2021 Online Doctoral Colloquium

14 – 15 June 2021, in collaboration with Montréal, Université du Québec

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.

Academic job Portals


List of open positions


Governance – Strategic Interest Groups

Ongoing online Conference activities

Dual Membership


Awards and Grants

Books, Journals & Publications

[SIG 01 – B4S – Business for Society]

[SIG 03 – ENT – Entrepreneurship]

[SIG 06 – INNO – Innovation]

Interested in Social Innovation of New Ventures?

Many social problems in emerging economies and developing countries remain unsolved and continue to be unsolved due to newer problems, such as climate crisis, over-population, pandemics, migration flows, the legitimacy crisis of democracies, and the rise of infodemics. The book edited by Marcela-Ramírez-Pasillas, Vanessa Ratten and Hans Lundberg with Routledge contributes to creating dialogues on social innovation, by presenting a range of new ventures concepts, models, and theoretical constructs from cases in emerging economies and developing countries. The book also gathers authors with broad experiences and affiliations across countries.



[SIG 01 – B4S – Business for Society]

Call for papers puntOorg International Journal

Organizing Outside Organizations

Guest editors: Barbara Czarniawska, University of Gothenburg; Gianluca Miscione, University College Dublin; Elena Raviola, University of Gothenburg; Rafael Alcadipani da Silveira, EASP-FGV; Emre Tarim – Lancaster University

We have been studying formal organizations for at least a century, if not longer, and there is not much that we do not know about them. A recent phenomenon – the digital transformation of contemporary organizations – has also attracted much attention, and great many studies were done, with interesting results…

Read the full version of the call for paper at:


More info: https://euram.academy/content/contributions/20201030-130017_XzyGK3DN.docx

[SIG 03 – ENT – Entrepreneurship]

Entrepreneurial Behaviour: Unveiling the Cognitive and Emotional Aspects of Entrepreneurship (eds. Andrea Caputo & Massimiliano M. Pellegrini) has been recently published by Emerald and provides a range of scholarly explorations of how decisions permeate the success of entrepreneurial ventures throughout their life cycle. This bridges the gaps in current research on entrepreneurship and innovative behaviours with decision making and negotiation.

The book leads off with the core themes of the series (Entrepreneurial Behaviour) and incorporates new perspectives around entrepreneurial emotions, passion and trust. The edited work features chapters also from the EURAM Entrepreneurship SIG community.


[SIG 06 – INNO – Innovation]

A new book titled ‘Real-time Simulation for Sustainable Production Enhancing User Experience and Creating Business Value’ will be published by Routledge in May 2021.

This book provides a comprehensive overview of potential opportunities and the business value position related to implementing physics-based real-time simulation to production. The objective of real-time simulation is to provide value for all three dimensions of sustainability: economic, social and environmental. It offers a framework that will enable a rethink and shift in mindset to appreciate how real-time simulation can change the way products are manufactured and services are produced.

The book is available for pre-order through this link: https://www.routledge.com/Real-time-Simulation-for-Sustainable-Production-Enhancing-User-Experience/Ukko-Saunila-Heikkinen-Semken-Mikkola/p/book/9780367515188

[SIG 07 – IM – International Management]

A research paper titled “Who am I? Determinants of Young Consumer Need for Uniqueness in India” has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management (An Inderscience Publication). A brief write-up is mentioned below.

Consumer’s need for uniqueness (CNFU) is a popular construct among western societies. The construct has been tested under different conditions and has been found useful. In this paper, our main aim is to understand the different personality traits of young consumers and how does it affect their buying behavior. It was found that market maven was significant and positively associated with all three forms of CNFU. Peer group influence was also found to have a positive impact on avoidance of similarity and unpopular choice. The role model was not found to be associated with one’s peer group influence, however, creative choice and unpopular choice counter-conformity were found to be positively associated with one’s role model. The study has implications for Multinational Corporations (especially from cosmetics, fashion, health, and luxury industry) targeting young consumers. Limitations and directions for future research have also been discussed.

[SIG 07 – IM – International Management]

Global Mobility and the Management of Expatriates (edited by Jaime Bonache, Chris Brewster and Fabian Froese) has just recently been published by Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108679220. Written by a team of internationally renowned scholars from around the world, it summarises what is known about the management of global mobility and sets an agenda for future research, providing an accessible and globally relevant introduction to the subject of expatriation and global mobility for researchers, students and global mobility managers, who would like to gain a better understanding of the expatriation process.

[SIG 09 – OB – Organizational Behaviour] 

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

[SIG 13 – SM – Strategic Management]

The goal of this Special Issue entitled “Behavioral Strategy: (Re-) Affirming Foundations” for Management Research Review is to (re-)a!rm the foundations of Behavioral Strategy as conceived in its origins. In brief, research based on multi-level theories and/or multiple empirical approaches – based on primary data – that take into account the behavior of executives intertwining a”ective states and cognition are strongly encouraged, so that our collective e”orts will advance strategy as an act of human behavior rather than an application of tools.

Submissions open: July 2021

Submission deadline: October 30th, 2021

Accepted papers: April 2022


[SIG 09 – OB – Organizational Behaviour]

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

[SIG 13- SM- Strategic Management]

Research Topic (Special Issue) on: “Affect and Cognition in Upper Echelons’ Strategic Decision Making: Empirical and Theoretical Studies for Advancing Corporate Governance”.

Journal: Frontiers in Psychology.

Guest editors:

Matteo Cristofaro (University of Rome Tor Vergata)

Yongjian Bao (University of Lethbridge)

Sana (Shih-chi) Chiu (University of Houston)

Ana Beatriz Hernández-Lara (University of Rovira i Virgili)

Leticia Perez-Calero (Universidad Pablo de Olavide)

Judith Walls (University of St. Gallen)

Submission Deadlines

26 March 2021: Abstract

30 September 2021: Manuscript

Description of the Special Issue: Since the advent of the bounded rationality concept, scholars have been committed to understanding the role of cognition in organizations, by using motivational, social, and cognitive psychology lenses. As a result of their efforts, research over the last 40 years has greatly advanced the investigation of upper echelons’ strategic decision-making processes, in which top managers and board directors are regarded as playing a pivotal role in shaping organizational outcomes.

Read More: https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/17546/affect-and-cognition-in-upper-echelons-strategic-decision-making-empirical-and-theoretical-studies-f


[SIG 10 – PO – Project Organising]

Call for papers in Project Leadership and Society: Special paper collection “Digital learning and education in a project society”.

We welcome submissions from EURAM members to this paper collection throughout 2021.


[SIG 14 – Conference General Track]

The Palgrave Macmillan debates in Business History book series is open to book (authored or edited) proposal!

The series seeks to provide a fulcrum for debate about the key issues of our time, be they debates as to the nature of capitalism, Western civilization, race, gender, epistemology, the environment. What the series is directed towards is one of encouraging empirically-informed debate. In other words, the series looks to provide a platform for work that is both empirical and theoretical. To facilitate this objective, the series will comprise 2 book formats, namely “Pivot” (25,000-50,000) and “Standard” (80,000 – 110,000). We anticipate that the Pivot format will prove particularly conductive to on-going debates within the series. Those intending to submit should contact one of the Editors or Associate Editors, namely Michael Heller (michael.heller@brunel.ac.uk), Bradley Bowden (b.bowden@griffith.edu.au), Jeffrey Muldoon (jmuldoon@emporia.edu) or Gabrielle Durepos (gabrielle.durepos@msvu.ca).


Recent Appointments

Research Networks and Centres

[SIG 01 – B4S – Business for Society]

Launch of New Centre for Leadership, Ethics and Organisation (CLEO) at Queen’s Management School, Belfast

The Centre for Leadership, Ethics and Organisation (CLEO) is a new interdisciplinary research centre based at Queen’s Management School, Belfast, Northern ireland. It aims to promote management and organisational studies (MOS) research into issues relating to leadership, ethical management practices including decision making and sustainability, and organisational development and transition. The Centre seeks to explore these areas within the wider research context of grand challenges, wicked problems and system wide change.  The Centre will seek to frame its activities and actions in the light of global, interconnected, system wide problems. We bring together academic colleagues from GB, Ireland and further afield, as well as graduate students, and a diverse group of business and not for profit leaders and policymakers. CLEO is managed by its founding Director’s Dr Joanne Murphy and Dr Shirley-Ann Hazlett.

If you would like further information or to be added to CLEO’s mailing list, please email CLEO@qub.ac.uk, tweet @CLEOqub or visit https://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/QueensManagementSchool/Research/cleo/

[SIG 03 – ENT – Entrepreneurship] 

[SIG 05 – GRDO – Gender, Race, and Diversity in Organisations]

MIG.EN.CUBE – Fostering MIGrant ENtrepreneurship inCUBation in Europe is an Erasmus+ project led by the University of Bologna (Italy) (P.I. Dr. Daniela Bolzani), involving the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands, Dr. Vittoria Scalera), Institut Superieur de Gestion (France, Prof. Rosana Reis), Fondazione Grameen (Italy), Impact Hub Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Place Network (France), Impact Hub Company (Austria), and Migration Policy Group (Belgium).

The project  seeks to enhance the knowledge and competences of diverse incubation professionals dealing with super-diverse entrepreneurs or aspiring entrepreneurs, so as to foster the opportunities for migrant entrepreneurs to learn and experience how to start and growth a successful business.

In February, the project partners started to map the incubation services potentially or currently dealing with migrant entrepreneurs in France, Italy, and The Netherlands, carrying out a qualitative/quantitative research to map the characteristics of these incubation services, and collecting current practices to incubate migrant entrepreneurship in Europe.

More info at: https://mig-en-cube.unibo.it

[SIG 14 – Conference General Track]

AGU Project Research Institute: Solving Social Problems through Intellectual Properties (SSP-IP)

When you think of intellectual property (IP), you probably first think of the ‘licensing business of companies’ or the ‘copyrights of creators’. However, the name of this institute in Japanese dares to connect IP and ‘social problems’. The key is in the ‘and’ that connects the two, suggesting a much more dynamic interaction than the mere placing of two things together. In other words, IP has the potential to solve social problems. There are many other areas in the ‘forest’ of IP. For example, games, e-sports, so-called ‘characters’, and so on. It is the mission of SSP-IP to venture deep into this forest and retrieve valuable information that will help solve a wide range of social problems. https://ssp-ip.iro.aoyama.ac.jp/en/

Scholarship and Doctoral Theses

[SIG 02 – COGO – Corporate Governance]

On January, 18, 2021 the PhD thesis entitled «Managerial Compensation, Overconfidence and Payout Policy» has been defended by Artem Anilov in National Research University «Higher School of Economics» (Moscow, Russia). He  presented a piece of his research at EURAM 2019 in Corporate governance SIG. He shows that higher levels of inside debt lead to higher probability and level of repurchases and incentivise a CEO to use repurchases as a main channel of payout. Different components of inside debt provide different incentives in terms of payout decisions. Moreover, overconfident CEOs tend to use repurchases as a main channel of payout. Finally, the author has shown that corporate governance of higher quality is able to reduce the impact of CEO’s overconfidence on payout decisions. The resume of the thesis can be found via this link



[SIG 14 – Conference General Track]

The Mexican scholar Yvette Mucharraz y Cano graduated from the Doctorate in Social Science from Royal Roads University in British Columbia, Canada.

Her work was awarded with a special distinction from the Dissertation Committee.

The title of her transdisciplinary dissertation is “The Development of Organizational Resilience in the Face of Extreme Events”. Her work is oriented to explore the mechanisms organizations can activate to develop more resilient and sustainable firms. She worked with a group of business leaders affected by the 2017 earthquakes in Mexico to describe the mentioned resilience mechanisms, as their small and medium businesses recovered from the catastrophe. Part of her work is already published by Harvard Business Review and was selected to be part of the Insights collection on climate change and sustainability: https://hbr.org/2020/02/how-businesses-can-brace-for-catastrophe?ab=hero-main-text

Yvette is currently a Human Resources professor at Ipade Business School in Mexico, and leads the Women in Senior Management Research Center (CIMAD).



Workshops & Conferences

[SIG 02 – COGO – Corporate Governance]

Annual Conference of the International Corporate Governance Society, 8-10 October 2021 in Groningen, the Netherlands. See the website: https://www.rug.nl/feb/icgs2021/?lang=en


[SIG 06 – INNO – Innovation] 

Dear colleagues, on behalf of RNI (Research Network on Innovation) France, you are invited to to the “Innovation Forum 2021”, on the theme of Higher Education and Research: Vector of Responsible Innovation. The conference will be held remote and online, organised by RNI France. A detailed call for papers and session proposals is attached, deadline for both calls will be 15 March 2021. Best regards, Birgit Leick, University of South-Eastern Norway, School of Business.


[SIG 07 – IM -International Management]

As an international clinical psychologist and early-stage Ph.D researcher on Sensory processing Sensitivity, I have, together with Lauren Wells (director of Tcktraining and author of the book Raising up a generation of healthy TCK) organized the workshop below: RISING HIGHLY SENSITIVE TCK OVERSEAS. The first of its kind; combining the available knowledge and recommendation about TCK that are also highly sensitive. This workshop includes specific resources for families navigating this world pandemic overseas.


News from Partner Organisations

BAM 2021 Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce that the BAM2021 Call for Papers is open!

The Conference will take place virtually from the 31st August – 3rd September and will be hosted by Lancaster University Management School. This year’s  theme is Recovering from Covid: Responsible Management and Reshaping the Economy.

The deadline to upload submissions is Friday 19th March. Further information can be found on our Conference homepage

CEEMAN EdTech seminar welcomes faculty who would like to raise the quality of their online teaching performance, as well as improve student experience and learning outcomes in online or hybrid environment. The program starts on 17 March! Learn more about the topics, format, faculty, and what makes it special at www.ceeman.org/edtech

IFSAM webinars and Conversation Letters

EURAM is a member  of IFSAM, is organizing a webinar series on management research quality, triggered by the FT survey. The 2nd took place on Feb 24 with university presidents and management school deans across the world. The following three will be on March 26 with editors of management books and journals, April 23 with government officers and May 20 the closing one with representatives from all the stakeholders, including managers. For more information and free registration: IFSAM Webinars – IFSAM.

IFSAM has also launched its Conversation Letters on relevant topics for the community worldwide. In the first you’ll find two short letters regarding the first IFSAM webinar on Jan 29: one from the FT senior editor Andrew Jack and another from the chairs of the webinar – Xavier Castaner (IFSAM President Elect) and Patricia McLaren (president of Administrative Sciences Association of Canada): IFSAM conversation letters – IFSAM. More will come for the following webinars.


[SIG 03 – ENT – Entrepreneurship] 

Small-scale fermentation activities represent an important entrepreneurial opportunity for women in developing countries. Entry barriers and start-up costs are low, no possession of particular assets is required, and they are combinable with domestic responsibilities. Yet, so far efforts to combat hunger and malnutrition in Africa have largely overlooked the potential of the improvement of local food processing and the optimization of the concerned value chains. The interdisciplinary project FermFood funded by Wageningen University and Research (Netherlands) supports the upscaling of production and the development of local value chains of traditional culturally embedded foods to foster women entrepreneurship. This will have a positive impact towards combating malnutrition, empowering women, strengthening communities and livelihoods.

Contact: Dr Valentina C. Materia, Business Management and Organisation group, Social Sciences, WUR

Link: https://www.wur.nl/en/project/Traditional-fermented-foods-to-promote-food-and-nutrition-security-in-Africa.htm


[SIG 11 – PM&NPM – Public and Non-Profit Management] 

Dear friends.

We are a group of Latin American researchers searching for funding to research solid waste recycling in South American countries.

Our central point is the governance of recycling networks. Formal governance is not solving the problem. The recycling rate in South America is only 3% of the waste produced.

We invite the colleagues to read the proposition on the link https://www.researchgate.net/publication/345779926_governance_solid_waste_program_research_gate and, if possible, indicating funding opportunities.

We thank you very much.

Ernesto Giglio – Paulista University- São Paulo- Brazil


[SIG 11 – PM&NPM – Public and Non-Profit Management] 

A newly started research at Trento University addresses the production of music education, its underpinning relations and creative outcomes by looking at the network and collaborations between musicians in their different roles, and schools, within and beyond the Trentino Province. This is a novel way to interpret the music educational system considering its potential to create educational, artistic, cultural and relational value. The new approach focuses on the “vitality” of people and localities, assessed by means of activation of cultural initiatives, stakeholder inclusion, participation and use of creativeness. Partners: Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento (IT); Faculty of Management, University of British Columbia (CA); School of Management, University of St Andrews (UK). Funder: Fondazione Caritro. Link: https://www.sociologia.unitn.it/1845/progetto-di-ricerca-scuole-di-musica-trentino

Newsletter prepared by

Luisa Jaffé – EURAM Executive Officer

Eleonora Piacenza – EURAM Website Manager