• May 2023

Letter of the President

Dear EURAM colleagues and friends,

We are quickly approaching the 23rd Annual Conference ‘Transforming Business for Good’ – that will be held 14-16 June at the Trinity College in Dublin. The conference received 1976 submissions, involved 2200 reviewers, and will have over 500 sessions, 1306 papers presented, 41 symposia, and 6 labs. We estimate that more than 1,800 delegates will attend the conference ad well as 78 PhDs for the Doctoral Colloquium. I take the opportunity to warmly thank 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 Trinity College team!), the Chairs of the Doctoral Colloquium, the ExCom, the Board and the EURAM staff.

In 2023 European Management Review (EMR) celebrates its 20th anniversary. I invite you to go to the journal website to see how beautiful is the new cover. The two EMR co-editors (Anna and Michael) are leading the journal with passion and care, and the results are visible. However, all members may contribute to its development by performing various tasks: submitting their works, acting as reviewers and building their research on its content. I warmly invite all EURAM members to continuously support our Society’s journal.

In March 2023, I attended the EURAM Early Career Colloquium hosted by Gdansk University. It was a great experience from several viewpoints: the generous and expert advices provided by mentors, the passionate aspirations and dreams of the early career scholars, the efficient and empathic coordination of the local organisers, the leadership of Pierre and the long-term involvement of 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!

Finally, I remind you that EURAM has launched the call for topics and symposia for the 2024 annual conference that will be organised by Bath University (24-28 June 2024). While we are quickly approaching our next annual meeting in Dublin, do not forget to start designing and planning the 2024 annual conference. The submission deadline is 7 July 2023.

It will be nice meeting you all in Dublin!

All the best,

Alessandro Zattoni

EURAM President

Update from Panos Desyllas, Vice President Research Funding

Dear colleagues,

We would like to share with our members some recent changes that have been introduced by the Scientific Council of the European Research Council (ERC). The ERC is the premiere European funding organisation for excellent frontier research, including management research. The recent changes have amended the structure and description of several panels, including Panel SH1, which is devoted to the Social Sciences and Humanities: Individuals, Markets and Organisations. According to the ERC, these changes aim to balance economics, finance, and management better and attract more applicants from management and finance in addition to economics.

The new structure can be found here: https://erc.europa.eu/sites/default/files/2023-03/ERC_panel_structure_2024_calls.pdf

Subcategories of SH1 with particular interest to EURAM members include:

  • Innovation, research & development, entrepreneurship
  • Management; operations management, international management
  • Human resource management; organisational behaviour
  • Strategy, operation research
  • Marketing, consumer behaviour

The full announcement, with explanations of the changes, are here:  https://erc.europa.eu/sites/default/files/2023-03/Panel_structure_rationale_2024.pdf

EURAM 2023 Annual Conference


14-16 June 2023

Conference Website

EURAM 2023 Doctoral Colloquium

12-13 June 2023

List of accepted Phd Students

EURAM Early Career Colloquium

European Management Review

EURAM Grants

EURAM Awards



Books, Journals & Publications

[SIG 03 – ENT – Entrepreneurship]

Recent publications:

  1. Haq, Muhibul and Davies, Julie (2023). ““The Person with Maximum Knowledge Will Win the Race”: Conceptualizing Knowledge in Microbusinesses,” Journal of Small Business Management 61(2), 295-321. https://doi.org/10.1080/00472778.2020.1768799
  2. Haq, Muhibul, Johanson, Martin, Davies, Julie, Ng, Wilson and Dana, Léo-Paul (2023). “Human Capital Resources Creation and Utilization in Ethnic Minority Microbusinesses,” Journal of the International Council for Small Business In press. https://doi.org/10.1080/26437015.2023.2201692

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

We are happy to share with you a new publication by Almina Besic and Petra Aigner on the labour market integration of refugee women during crises. The article is available open access:

Bešić, A., & Aigner, P. (2023). Action, Reaction and Resignation: How Refugee Women and Support Organisations Respond to Labour Market Integration Challenges during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Journal of International Management, 101031. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intman.2023.101031

[SIG 03 – ENT – Entrepreneurship]

We would like to draw your attention to our special issue, “Intensifying Research on the Dark Side of Entrepreneurship,” of the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing (3 stars on the VHB journal list).

The full call for papers can be found at the following link:


The deadline for the special issue is September 30, 2023.

Please share this publication opportunity with colleagues interested in the topic.

Please direct any questions on the special issue to the guest editors (see e-mails below).

Best regards,

The guest editorial team

Prof. Pascal Dey (pascal.dey@bfh.ch), Prof. Sebastian Gurtner (Sebastian.gurtner@bfh.ch), Prof. David Risi (david.risi@bfh.ch), and Prof. Kim Oliver Tokarski (Kim.tokarski@bfh.ch) Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

[SIG 14 – Conference General Track]

“The Great Reset of management and Organization Theory”

Virtual Special Issue of the Scandinavian Journal of Management co-guest edited by

Steffen Roth, Wojciech Czakon, Wolfgang Amann, and Léo-Paul Dana

URL: https://wp.me/pvO07-1PH


Recent Appointments

Research Networks and Centres

[SIG 01 – B4S – Business for Society] [SIG 02 – COGO – Corporate Governance]

At a conceptual level, DynSanté aims to better understand the variety of innovation ecosystem dynamics, as well as the importance of “trusted third parties” in certain ecosystems such as in the healthcare sector. It also aims to identify the shortcomings of a value proposition, to respond efficiently and collaboratively to complex requests, and to continuously measure the maturity level of a portfolio of projects in a given territory.

At a practical level, DynSanté aims to a better integration of end users, a greater empowerment and a better adherence to the health  innovation process. The ambition is to provide actors in the healthcare sector with better readability for more agile and informed decision-making and innovation processes.


Scholarship and Doctoral Theses



[SIG 03 – ENT – Entrepreneurship]

Cowork4EU: Coworking Best Practices for European Universities

This Erasmus+ project by TU Dortmund University Germany, Paris School of Business France, Seeburg Castle University Austria, and Prague University of Economics and Business Czechia aims to advance coworking at universities.

It comprises a joint coworking course, bringing together students and academics from all four universities. The first Cowork4EU course premiered in Prague in April 2023. Students developed the ideal university coworking space and delivered high-quality concepts ranging from coworking spaces focussed on wellbeing and inclusion over a franchise and network approach to fully-equipped tech spaces for startups.

Additionally, Cowork4EU aims to establish a network to connect European university coworking spaces. A final best practice report will inform how to successfully leverage coworking at universities. Caught your interest? Find more information here: www.cowork4.eu

Workshops & Conferences

[SIG 03 – ENT – Entrepreneurship]

The Centre for Entrepreneurship of the Faculty of Management, University of Warsaw invites you to participate in the 7th International Conference on Entrepreneurship for the XXI century. Images and perspectives which will be held in Warsaw, on October the 26th and 27th, 2023.

Abstract  submission deadline is May 15th 2023, second round is to be announced. Please visit the conference website to find out more about the event details.


[SIG 06 – INNO – Innovation]

EURAM 2023 Symposium & Podcast on Building Values-Based Innovation Cultures for Sustainable Business IMPACT

Most companies have adopted some sustainability strategy, but hardly any succeed to turn it into consistent practices. Together with leading European firms, the IMPACT project (www.impact-project.site) explores good practices and persisting challenges for creating values-based and sustainability-oriented innovation cultures. What happens if organisational culture eats sustainability strategy for breakfast?

In an EURAM 2023 symposium we will share insights from a large ethnographic study in four European countries on good practices and challenges for creating a values-based and sustainability-oriented innovation culture. Together with the participants we will co-create new approaches how to build on good practices and to address the challenges.

Listen to this new podcast (https://www.buzzsprout.com/721626/12635922-impact-building-values-based-innovation-cultures-for-sustainable-business-impact-an-interview-with-prof-dr-henning-breuer) to find out more about IMPACT and values-based innovation cultures for sustainable business impact.

[SIG 09 – OB – Organizational Behaviour]

Studying (Ir)responsible Exponential Technologies and their interplay with Business and People ecosystems? Share your findings or benefit from discussing your work in progress at the 20th conference of the Italian Chapter of AIS (itAIS) set to take place in Turin between October 13-14.

The submission deadline for papers is May 28, 2023.

The description of the call for papers is available here:


[SIG 14 – Conference General Track]

Management and Organisation Theorists, enter the system at the Luhmann Conference 2023 in Dubrovnik this September. URL: https://wp.me/pcnZAh-ge

News from Partner Organisations

IFSAM – International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management

IFSAM WEBINAR on “The governance of higher education markets in turbulent times: the challenges of corporatization and distance learning

20th June 2023, 2 pm CEST

The pandemic has accelerated the trend towards corporatization and distance learning in higher education institutions (HEIs). Education in business and management, which accounts for 15/20% of Higher Education student numbers across the globe, has been exposed to both trends; in particular, business schools have been exposed to corporatization. Hence, HEIs that are traditionally governed by a bottom-up approach have been pushed to a top-down organizational model based mostly on financial indicators. At the same time, the pandemic made distance learning reach record shares of the market in different parts of the world. As far as regulation is concerned, governments in different parts of the world have taken decisions either for or against public education and funding, and have either tightened or loosened educational criteria. Hence the turbulence we identify has different configurations across the globe. We want, in this panel, to examine the different ‘turbulences’ taking place in different countries and regions, not just to compare them, but to imagine ways forward that may protect education quality.

More info: https://www.ifsam.org/blog/2023/03/20/ifsam-webinar-on-governing-higher-education-in-turbulent-times/

REGISTRATION: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ucuqurTIjGNJVC-WDIIY8rGDiVI8sppLG

IFSAM Monthly Bulletin https://www.ifsam.org/ifsam-monthly-bulletins/


[SIG 01 – B4S – Business for Society] [SIG 02 – COGO – Corporate Governance]

Mental Health in the Workplace

I am providing information about the creation of a non-profit organization which brings together practitioners, scholars and public and private organizations, to promote mental health in the workplace.

This is an illustration on how scholars can extend their social impact for the common good! You may join this movement by emailing us and/or creating a similar organization in your own country.

Luisa Pinto (co-founder of ASM and EURAM member – lhpinto@fep.up.pt


Newsletter prepared by

Luisa Jaffé – EURAM Executive Officer

Eleonora Piacenza – EURAM Website Manager