• 2020 EURAM Newsletter

EURAM E-News, Quarterly, October 2020

Letter of the President

Dear EURAM members, dear friends,

Covid19 is bringing us closer together, but only at a distance. It’s a chance and challenge for all of us. It changes our daily routines, our professional and private lives and our perceptions of priorities, progress and perfection. For many of us the new academic year has already started, for others its start has been postponed. For all of us it will be more digital, more distanced, more demanding than we might wish.

Since you have placed your trust in my leadership, nothing has gone as expected: we could not meet for our conference in June, not discuss our papers over a Guinness in Dublin, we could not thank Thomas Durand for the exceptional energy he put in EURAM as our last president, we could not celebrate our 20th EURAM anniversary together, …

… but EURAM defies Corona: I am deeply grateful and moved to see the EURAM family coming together apart, taking the lead, innovating in formats for researching, learning, exchanging. The constraints triggered by the pandemic are driving all kinds of smaller and bigger innovations in our academy: the Academy held its last General Assembly online led by Thomas Durand; the 2020 EURAM Annual Conference had to move from June to December, from onsite to online, from weekdays to weekend; the 2020 EURAM Doctoral Colloquium will equally take place online on 7-8 December, this year not before, but after the Conference which will take place from 4-6 December.

In the meantime, the EURAM Community did not stand still. Many of you hand in hand with the EURAM Office and  Vice Presidents Xavier Castaner, Hervé Dumez & Miia Martinsuo (and everyone else whom we missed), organised and facilitated or participated in other online activities that have taken place during the summer:

  • The EURAM Virtual Community Conversations

On a volunteer basis, National Representatives – in some cases joined by colleagues in their country – gathered EURAM members from their country and colleagues beyond their borders to discuss topical issues in their mother tongue language. Such conversations have taken place in “British English”, Castilian , Finnish, French, Greek, Hebrew, Italian and Portuguese. For the latter, both the National Representative from Portugal and Brazil co-facillated a conversation for the Lusophone community. I would like to cordially thank all of you in whatever role you might have joined the conversations. On the EURAM Social Media Channels you can find more details and footprints of those events. Let us know, if you want to host more such conversations in your country!

  • The EURAM 1-2-1 Junior-Senior Faculty Conversations

To support early career scholars and PhDs, EURAM Senior Scholars volunteered to engage in conversations with younger colleagues to discuss topics of their choice which might be linked to their career, dissertation, etc.  This opportunity, coordinated by Raquel Ortega (University of Zaragoza) is still available during the fall. Feel free to contact us at any time, to host, organise or participate in such conversations!

  • EURAM SIG Plenary Sessions
    The SIGs Family Business Research and Managing Sports organised a plenary session for their members during the summer. Want to organise a EURAM SIG Plenary Session? Let us know!

EURAM members have also taken part in two membership surveys in the context of the pandemic. The second survey was sent to members in August to help the organisers and Executive Committee to form a picture of expectations and intentions toward the upcoming online conference. Miia Martinsuo, Vice President Membership, has compiled the results here and also joined the EURAM Online Conference Task Force led by Eythor Ivar Jonsson, Vice President Conferences. The task force took responsibility for the manifestation of the December 2020 conference in the new setting.

Thanks to the engagement of EURAM members and the mobilisation of EURAM SIG and Track Chairs, the 2020 EURAM Annual Conference already has over 1000 registered delegates and 40 PhDs for the 2020 EURAM Doctoral Colloquium. No one expected this might be possible. What a sign of loyalty and ongoing engagement. EURAM is our academic home and it is co-created by all of us. Thank you all for your contributions!

Feel free to spread the word, to mobilise friends, colleagues and newbies to our community. EURAM is an open forum welcoming engaged scholars with a deep interest in management in Europe and beyond. The 2020 Local Organising Team in Dublin has not stopped its activities, but organised promising keynote sessions for all of us online around the following themes:

1.    How are business schools going to address the new world of business: climate change, de-internationalisation, inequality, new working, student expectations

Professor Andrew Burke (Chair), Dean of Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin

Professor Sara Carter OBE FRSE, Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow

Professor Kai Peters, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Business & Law, Coventry University

Professor Zoe Radnor, Vice President (Strategy and Planning) at City, University of London

Professor Vincenzo Esposito Vinzi, Dean and President of ESSEC Business School

2.    The Business of Now:  the future starts here – the vision and views of the CEOs of international businesses.

Danny McCoy (Chair), CEO IBEC – Irish Business and Employers’ Confederation

Cathriona Hallahan, Managing Director, Microsoft Ireland

John Herlihy, Vice President and Managing Director for EMEA (Europe Middle East Africa) and LATAM (Latin America) at LinkedIn

Imelda Hurley, CEO at Coillte and a Non-Executive Director at both Total Produce Plc and IBEC

3.    The evolution of resource-based theory

Jay B. Barney, Presidential Professor of Strategic Management and holds the Lassonde Chair of Social Entrepreneurship at the Eccles School of Business at The University of Utah and recipient of the EURAM Edith Penrose Award 2019.

All members of the EURAM Executive Committee are working hard to make EURAM a place and platform that supports the EURAM community even better in those challenging times. Therefore, together with past-president Thomas Durand, I am extremely grateful I can work with such a great inspiring team already in place: Xavier Castaner, Dorota Dobija, Hervé Dumez, Pierre Dussauge, Stefan Gueldenberg, Rémi Jardat, Miia Martinsuo. Eythor Ivar Jonsson joined the team in June as the new Vice President Conferences and Komlan Sedzro as the Chair EURAM 2021. Andrew Burke, conference chair 2020 continues to be with us for our monthly meetings. Luisa Jaffé and Nicola Pellegrino, the stable pillars in our Brussels EURAM office supported by Eleonora Piacenza and Nicole Coopman, ensure that our operations run as smoothly as possible.

Thank you so much, dear EURAM members and friends, for making our community such an open, welcoming, inspiring and supporting place for all of us! Let’s work together to further strengthen EURAM as a professional community following its mission to enhance the quality of research, to improve its relevance for responsible and effective practice and to contribute to the social and political discourse on management – and a place that truly defies external challenges!

Please stay safe and healthy!

Kathrin M Moeslein, President

EURAM Grants Scheme

EURAM Virtual Community Conversations

Virtual Community Conversations were organised by volunteers during the summer. The Executive Committee would like to express its gratitude to the volunteers who facilitated those conversations:

In English: Paresh Wankhade, National Representative UK, Business School Edge Hill University and Joanna Szulc, Organiser of the 2020 EECC, University of Huddersfield

In Castilian: Isabel Diez-Vial, National Representative Spain, Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Abel Lucena, University of the Balearic Islands

In Finnish: Miia Martinsuo, Vice President Membership and National Representative Finland, Tampere University and Satu Teerikangas, University of Turku

In French: Audrey Rouzies, National Representative France, Toulouse School of Management and Audrey Rouyre,  Université de Montpellier

In Greek: Eleanna Galanaki, Member of the Scientific Council, Athens University of Economics and Business and Ilias Kapoutsis, National Representative Greece, Athens University of Economics and Business

In Hebrew: Yochanan Altman, EMR Editor in Chief, Michal Biron, National Representative Israel, University of Haifa and Shay Tzafrir, Member of the Scientific Council, University of Haifa

In Italian: Lucrezia Songini, National Representative Italy, Eastern Piedmont University & SDA Bocconi School of Management and Alessandro Zattoni, EURAM Fellow and Member of the Scientific Council, LUISS Business School

In Portuguese: Rosa Lutete Geremias, National Representative Portugal, ISCSP – School of Social & Political Sciences University of Lisbon and José Carlos Lázaro da Silva Filho, National Representative Brazil, Federal University of Ceara

EURAM 2020 Annual Online Conference

4 – 6 December 2020, Dublin,

EURAM 2020 Doctoral Colloquium

7-8 December 2020

EURAM 2021 Annual Conference

16 – 18 June 2021, Montréal, Université du Québec

EURAM 2021 Doctoral Colloquium

14 – 15 June 2021, Montréal, Université du Québec

EURAM Early Career Colloquium

European Management Review

Academic job Portals


List of open positions


Governance – Strategic Interest Groups

[SIG 08 – SPORT – Managing Sport]

Managing Sport – JOIN US in the SIG office

Vacant positions in Managing Sport SIG
• Programme chair (from December 2020)
• Local Organising Officer for EURAM 2021 Montréal (NOW)

For additional information, please contact Anna Gerke, agerke@audencia.com

[SIG 09 OB – Organisational Behaviour]

Zeynep Yalabik, OB Chair has ended a highly successful 3-year mandate as the SIG Chair for Organisational Behaviour. Following an open call, an election with two candidates took place:

The next Chair of OB is Professor Alessia Sammarra, Università dell’Aquila.

Ongoing online Conference activities

The ‘New Normal’ in Management Education: Lessons from Practice

Wednesday, 28 October 14:00 – 15:30 UK time/15:00-16:30 Paris time

This online session will explore how business and management educators meet the challenges of the new normal in the post-COVID-19 world —from the widespread changes in the business environment, to the transformed expectations and emergent needs in our society, as well as the pedagogical challenges we face in practice. The session will be structured in 4 virtual roundtables (HE institution issues, faculty, students, industry concerns) to allow participants to share their present concerns and discuss plans for the future.

The session will be facilitated by EURAM track chairs for ‘Pedagogical Innovation and Research in Management Education’: Dr Kristen Reid, The Open University Business School, Dr Peter Daly, EDHEC Business School, Dr Patrick Buckley, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick; with Dr Andrei Villarroel, InnoStrategy.

You can share your experience by answering 3 questions, it will help us prepare our event, for which you can choose to register at the end of this survey https://survey.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3r3jzIJzmaTTK7j.

Thank you in advance for your participation!

Your session facilitators,

Dr Kristen Reid, Dr Peter Daly, Dr Patrick Buckley, and Dr Andrei Villarroel

Dual Membership

A dual membership agreement was recently signed by Isabelle Bouty, President of AIMS (Association Internationale de Management Stratégique)  and Thomas Durand, President.


Awards and Grants

[SIG 01 – B4S – Business for Society]

Dr. Selina Neri, Professor of Management and Corporate Governance at HULT International Business School has won the Best Professor of the Year award (London campus).

More info: https://euram.academy/content/contributions/20200910-091248_5slCt9IQ.pdf

[SIG 06 – INNO – Innovation]

EINST4INE – European Training Network for InduStry Digital Transformation across Innovation Ecosystems project – to be launched soon!

EINST4INE project has been selected for funding under a highly competitive H2020-MSCA-ITN-2020 scheme as the only ETN under Economic Sciences panel. After the kick-off in January 2021, it will seek to recruit 15 PhD candidates from the worldwide hiring campaign.

The project will focus on developing a knowledge base in four complementary areas:
– human side of digital transformation;
– coordination and decision-making;
– enabling technologies and new value creation logic, and
– orchestration of innovation ecosystems.

It will offer a large range of multidisciplinary research and practical training combined with workshops, summer schools as well as unique mobility, and secondment opportunities across Europe, USA and Australia.

More details will follow www.einst4ine.eu

[SIG 10 – PO – Project Organizing] 

The Academic College of Tel Aviv Yaffo (Israel) has been granted funds under the Erasmus+ Capacity Building Program for leading project titled IFI – Innovative Finance Inclusion in Academia and Field. The project aims to align the Israeli higher education system with global changes and develop new capacities for inclusive social finance on three levels: (a) eco-system & infrastructure; (b) academy-industry cooperation; (c) research, teaching & training. The expected deliverables of the project are: Israeli-European Community of Practice and Body of Knowledge, Web-based case studies portal, social and sustainable workshops for academics and practitioners, summer school on inclusive social finance, innovation center (pre-accelerator), and students-led ESG investing fund.

Books, Journals & Publications

[SIG 01 – B4S – Business for Society]

NEW BOOK by Frank Brueck

IKIGAI for Leaders and Organisations

The way to individual and collective purpose and meaning in business

Based on the wisdom of the old Japanese philosophy of IKIGAI (the reason/purpose of life), this book introduces a model to assess and identify 8 different types of leaders and 8 different business cultures along four dimensions:

  • What you are really good at
  • What do you love to do
  • What the world needs
  • What you need for the market

Only when you manage to truly integrate all these four dimensions personally as a leader or collectively as an organisation, you reach IKIGAI – a state in which purpose and meaning fulfil the daily life of individual leaders and entire organisations. A very practical guide with assessments and lots of real life cases and examples.


More info: https://euram.academy/content/contributions/20200917-180239_v1ear1wS.docx

[SIG 01 – B4S – Business for Society]

Pathways to Connect Creativity and Sustainable Development provides multiple disciplinary perspectives on how creative processes are brought about and maintained for the purpose of sustainable development. The book is inspired by the philosophy of ARTEM (ARts, Technology &Management), a transdisciplinary approach to scientific research and learning. It contributes to the ongoing discussion on how creativity relates to sustainable development. The book positions the concepts of creativity and sustainability in a sound theoretical framework and explores issues of practical and theoretical value covering a wide range of themes, including arts, artistic interventions and embodiment, methods and space for creativity in change and sustainable development, sustainable community development and corporate sustainability and creativity. This volume profits from the variety of methodologies and case-based expertise of the authors from various disciplines and origins.


More info: https://euram.academy/content/contributions/20200918-152017_YeafkeEu.pdf

[SIG 01 – B4S – Business for Society]

Thomas J. Roulet published a new book new book on negative social evaluations (stigma, scandal, disapproval, controversies, etc) and their potential benefits entitled “The Power of Being Divisive: Understanding Negative Social Evaluations” (Stanford University Press, 2020).

The book covers a number of examples from Trump to Chick-Fil-A or Google and approaches a variety of contemporary questions including the role of social media, conspiracy theories, trolling.

You can have a look at the publisher’s page: https://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=28213

[SIG 02 – COGO – Corporate Governance]

Corporate Governance: An International Review

Call for Proposals: Review Issue 2022 Deadline for Submissions of Proposals: March 1, 2021

More info: https://euram.academy/content/contributions/20200909-083807_tLntu0eV.pdf

[SIG 02 – COGO – Corporate Governance]

Corporate Governance: An International Review

Call for Special Issue Proposals

Deadline for Submissions of Proposals: August 1, 2021

More info: https://euram.academy/content/contributions/20200909-083859_sxZFYKNG.pdf

[SIG 02 – COGO – Corporate Governance]

Call for Papers

Corporate Governance: An International Review

Special Issue on

“Corporate Governance Mechanisms in light of the COVID-19 Crisis: How Fi- nancial Information and Regulation, Managerial Decision-Making, and Policy Intervention Can Shape the Economic Recovery”

More info: https://euram.academy/content/contributions/20200909-083702_C204VPkj.pdf

[SIG 02 – COGO – Corporate Governance]

Mr. Al-Omaisi Najeeb is currently a PhD candidate at G. U.A. S is particularly involved in governance, public policy, and public administration, in the final steps to conclude the research project; Al-Sayed, Mr. Al-omaisi published last June a research paper on the impact of political instability on economic growth, and with his colleagues, start establishing of (Y G C P D) in Berlin. Mr. Al-omaisi is one of the PhD research papers at DAAD in Germany. In July, Alomaisi attended the Utrecht Summer School webinar from July 20, 2020 – July 24, 2020 on corporate governance after the financial crisis. Alomaisi’s research examines the challenges of governance in Yemen. Besides preparing the final stage of the thesis; Establish a framework for good governance. Alomaisi is planning a research project (Explaining the Links Between Religion, Populism, Clergy, and Governance).

[SIG 03 – ENT – Entrepreneurship]

Omrani N., Maalaoui A., Perez C., Bertrand G., Germon R., 2020, “Geographic Dimension, Information Asymmetry, and the Success of Crowdfunding campaign”, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, forthcoming


[SIG 03 – ENT – Entrepreneurship]

Call for papers in International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research on “Artificial Intelligence as an Enabler for Entrepreneurs”

EURAM members are welcome to submit papers to this special issue.


[SIG 03 – ENT – Entrepreneurship]

We seek chapter contributions for a book that will be published by Springer which will make significant contributions to the theory and practice of entrepreneurship in international contexts by enhancing our understanding of the role of cultures, contexts, and behaviours on entrepreneurial decision-making. The chapters will cover multidisciplinary issues across a wide range of contexts and perspectives. Please see the full description, requirements, and detail information attached.

Deadline for proposals: 30th October 2020. Deadline for full chapter: 15th February 2021.

More info: https://euram.academy/content/contributions/20200909-104249_8jZFMUj4.pdf

[SIG 03 – ENT – Entrepreneurship]

Entrepreneurs and Capitalism since Luther: Rediscovering the Moral Economy

by Ivan Light and Léo-Paul Dana


[SIG 03 – ENT – Entrepreneurship]

Call for Paper “Social Entrepreneurship in Times of Crisis” No. 1/2021:

This issue of “Social Entrepreneurship Review” (SER aims to collect original, inspiring and research-grounded studies focusing on the way small community initiatives, organizational level changes and wide social movements, as well as cross-sector projects and programs answer to crisis situations. We accepted also short papers illustrating national responses in this area. This issue of SER aims to display the CEE region perspective, but is not limited to papers providing evidence from this region. Authors are invited to submit empirical research results as well as case studies.


[SIG 04 – FABR – Family Business Research]

New Book – Family Business and Regional Development edited by Rodrigo Basco, Roger Stough and Lech Suwala (Routledge / London) to be published in November 2020

For Further Information see: https://www.routledge.com/Family-Business-and-Regional-Development/Basco-Stough-Suwala/p/book/9780367178611

The e-Book will be available open access!

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

Martin L., Omrani N., 2019, “Understanding Senior Entrepreneur Behavior”, Journal of Enterprising Culture, 27(3), p. 1-24, DOI: 10.1142/S0218495819002237


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

Omrani N., Martin L., 2019, “How to Support Women Seniorpreneurs in Europe?”, in Handbook of Research on elderly entrepreneurship, Springer


[SIG 06 – INNO – Innovation]

Prometheus, published by Pluto Journals and now in its 43rd year, welcomes submissions from Management academics. Prometheus is an international, multidisciplinary journal, proud to refuse an impact factor. Check it out at www.prometheusjournal.co.uk.

Prometheus publishes critical papers, those that express – and

justify – opinions on innovation issues. We are particularly attracted to papers

that challenge prevailing views. The journal’s scope includes:

  • the history of innovation
  • information for innovation
  • invention and creativity
  • diffusion of innovation
  • science and technology policy
  • organisational strategy for innovation
  • intellectual property rights
  • communication and information technology
  • the social, economic and political environment of innovation
  • the management of innovation
  • the evaluation of innovation

Papers should not be so technical or specialised that they cannot be appreciated by a wide readership that includes academics, practitioners and policy makers and excludes no one.

[SIG 06 – INNO – Innovation]

What would happen if we brought together the many open and collaborative ways of producing and disseminating scientific knowledge, both within and beyond the science system? While there are many different terms for related efforts to bring new kinds of knowledge into the research process and to share outputs more openly, yet too often these concepts get discussed in isolation, with knowledge remaining scattered across research fields. To build a unifying foundation, 47 researchers from across the disciplines co-created a novel and integrative conceptualization of the antecedents, contingencies, and outcomes of openness and collaboration in scientific research, which they present in the Open Innovation in Science (OIS) Research Framework (see https://t.co/gi0cfQTvoT?amp=1) and which will be published as lead article of a special issue on OIS in Industry and Innovation.

[SIG 06 – INNO – Innovation]

Call for papers in Technological Forecasting and Social Change on “Artificial Intelligence as an Enabler for Innovation”

EURAM members are welcome to submit papers to this special issue.


[SIG 06 – INNO – Innovation]

CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS, Routledge Research in the Creative and Cultural Industries series:


Editors of the Book: Elisa SALVADOR, ESSCA School of Management, France, and Jesper STRANDGAARD PEDERSEN, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.

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

The full text of the call for book chapters is available here:


More info: https://euram.academy/content/contributions/20200918-183054_lzm3ErgK.pdf

[SIG 06 – INNO – Innovation]

Lecerf M., Omrani N., 2020, “SME Internationalization: The Impact of Information Technology Adoption and Innovation”, Journal of the Knowledge Economy, 11(2): 805-824. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13132-018-0576-3

[SIG 09 – OB – Organizational Behaviour] 

Rosken A. (2020) (Hrsg.): Stärken- und lebensphasenorientiertes Personalmanagement. Multiperspektivische Entwicklung eines Optimierungsmodells fu?r die Praxis. Gabler Verlag. Wiesbaden.

[SIG 09 – OB – Organizational Behaviour] 

Hauret L., Martin L., Omrani N., Williams D., 2020, “How do HRM practices improve employee satisfaction?”, Economic and Industrial Democracy, forthcoming.

[SIG 09 – OB – Organizational Behaviour] 

Management revue – Socio-Economic Studies – Call for Papers: Employee Voice and the Digitalisation of Work

Guest Editors:

Simon Fietze, University of Southern Denmark

Sylvia Rohlfer, Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros (CUNEF), Spain

Wenzel Matiaske, Helmut-Schmidt-University/University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg, Germany

More info: https://euram.academy/content/contributions/20200911-125545_u7s8qN1F.pdf

[SIG 09 – OB – Organizational Behaviour]

The title of the book is – Work in Challenging and Uncertain Times (2020) by Patricia Leighton and Tui McKeown and published by Routledge .

The book was completed before the Covid – 19 struck and we are already aware of its devastating effect on work and its management. It is argued that the impact of the virus will be more serious due to major pre-existing problems in employment, including severe inequalities, the likely impact of new technologies, increasing precarious work, worker health concerns, skill shortages and often ineffective regulatory frameworks.

The book draws on a wide range of data sources and disciplines including social policy making, management, HRM, history, education and law. It is a radical critique of the contemporary world of work. https://www.routledge.com/Work-in-Challenging-and-Uncertain-Times-The-Changing-Employment-Relationship/Leighton-McKeown/p/book/9780367897482

[SIG 09 – OB – Organizational Behaviour]

Joanne Murphy published a new book on organisational aspects of managing ethno-political conflict and building peace. The book is entitled ‘Management and War: How Organisations Navigate Conflict and Build Peace’ is published by Palgrave Macmillan and is out now in ebook form. Physical copies should be available later in September. The book is endorsed by former Irish Taoiseach and signatory of the Belfast / Good Friday Agreement Bertie Ahern as well as Professor Andrew Pettigrew – Oxford and Professor Hastings Donnan, Queen’s University Belfast. Would it be possible to include it in your ‘Extreme Contexts’ newsletter under the new publications sector? I’ve also included a link to the publisher’s website.

Management and War: How Organisations Navigate Conflict and Build Peace

Author: Murphy, Joanne

Publishers website – https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030492519

More info: https://euram.academy/content/contributions/20200831-181625_0XysNbXc.pdf

[SIG 09 – OB – Organizational Behaviour]

What is the future of work? A science mapping analysis

Santana, M. & Cobo, M.J (2020) European Management Journal


This article aims to systematise and provide a structure for research into the Future of Work (FoW). We used SciMAT to conduct a science mapping analysis based on co-word bibliographic networks. The Web of Science (WoS) database was used for article retrieval, and a total of 2,286 documents were identified from 1959 to 2019. Our results are counterintuitive, as concerns over satisfaction, leadership values or corporate social responsibility (CSR) appear alongside traditional human resource management (HRM) themes, such as organisational commitment or careers, as well as more current FoW themes, such as the impact of technological change on employment, wage inequality, vulnerable workers, telework or talent management. In addition, we offer a classification of the most prolific FoW research themes and challenges into technological, social, economic and political categories.

[SIG 09 – OB – Organizational Behaviour]

After ten years of researching how technology is influencing our relationships, Anthony Silard, Ph.D. has published Screened In: The Art of Living Free in the Digital Age. It’s available at TheArtofLivingFree.org or amazon. He also writes a new article weekly on the emotional, psychological and social effects of the pandemic for Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/experts/anthony-silard-phd

[SIG 10 – PO – Project Organising]

John Wiley & Sons published the 7th edition of Jack Meredith’s Project Management in Practice textbook this August, 2020. Next year his major book Project Management: A Strategic Managerial Approach, 11th edition, will be released.

[SIG 10 – PO – Project Organising]

Finally, a new textbook on Project Management with an Organizational perspective

Stewart Clegg, Torgeir Skyttermoen and Anne Live Vaagaasar have written a textbook on SAGE Publishing, Project Management: A Value Creation Approach. The book provides an updated and nuanced approach to the world of projects that are increasingly ubiquitous across every field of practice.

Projects have in common that they are a form of organizing whose chief characteristic is that they are temporary organizational designs intended to deliver a specific form of value in a specified time. The book conceives projects as tools to create value that can be defined in many ways, for many different categories of actors, explored in the book.

See more at this website: https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/project-management/book268723

[SIG 10 – PO – Project Organising]

Finally, a new textbook on Project Management with an Organizational perspective

Stewart Clegg, Torgeir Skyttermoen and Anne Live Vaagaasar have written a textbook on SAGE Publishing, Project Management: A Value Creation Approach. The book provides an updated and nuanced approach to the world of projects that are increasingly ubiquitous across every field of practice.

Projects have in common that they are a form of organizing whose chief characteristic is that they are temporary organizational designs intended to deliver a specific form of value in a specified time. The book conceives projects as tools to create value that can be defined in many ways, for many different categories of actors, explored in the book.

See more at this website: https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/project-management/book268723

[SIG 10 – PO – Project Organising]

International Journal of Project Management

Special Issue-Call for Papers: Resilience in Project Studies: An Interdisciplinary Discourse. Guest editors:

Dr Nader Naderpajouh (RMIT University), Dr Juri Matinheikki (Aalto University), Dr Lynn Keeys (WU Vienna University of Economics & Business), Prof Daniel Aldrich (Northeastern University), Dr Igor Linkov (Carnegie Mellon University, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center)


Submission information: Authors wishing to submit papers should submit a proposal (maximum 600 words) to Nader Naderpajouh (nnp@rmit.edu.au) or Juri Matinheikki (juri.matinheikki@aalto.fi).

More info: https://euram.academy/content/contributions/20200915-111902_DfRlNfG2.pdf

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

Title: Handbook of Research Methods on Creativity

Editors: Viktor Dörfler and Marc Stierand

Series title: Handbooks of Research Methods in Management series

Series editor: Mark Saunders

Publication Date: 2020

ISBN: 978 1 78643 964 2

Extent: 400 p

URL: https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/handbook-of-research-methods-on-creativity-9781786439642.html

Discount code: DORF35 (valid on printed copies from the publisher’s website)

This Handbook offers an insightful journey through the landscape of research methods used to study the phenomenon of creativity, addressing the maturation of creativity research and its methodological approaches.

Offering a methodological panorama for the global community of creativity researchers, contributors provide markers and viewpoints to better orient scholars and encourage reflection on how one might produce exceptional research on the burgeoning field of creativity. Chapters provide insights into a variety of methodological approaches, contemplating their benefits, limitations, scope of validity and ethical implications. As a contrast, sharp and to the point vignettes, similar to parables, are included to make the reader think.

Allowing space for both established methods and new approaches, this Handbook is crucial reading for researchers interested in creativity at all levels looking to adopt innovative methodological approaches and broaden their research horizons.

[SIG 13- SM- Strategic Management]

CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS, Routledge Research in the Creative and Cultural Industries series:


Editors of the Book:

Elisa SALVADOR, ESSCA School of Management, France,

Trilce NAVARRETE, Erasmus University Rotterdam,

Andrej SRAKAR, Institute for Economic Research (IER) and School of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana.

Considering the evolving and unstable context due to the pandemic in progress, this Book seeks to investigate actual strategies of Cultural and Creative Industries’ actors, government bodies and cultural institutions facing the COVID-19 crisis and the consequences of these emergency strategies for the future of these sectors. Creative solutions adopted facing the lockdown could reveal beneficial also after the crisis and could originate new forms of cultural consumption or innovative market strategies.

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

The full text of the call for book chapters is available here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343065351_CALL_FOR_ROUTLEDGE_BOOK_CHAPTERS_Creative_Industries_and_the_COVID-19_Pandemic_Deadline_End_of_October_2020

More info: https://euram.academy/content/contributions/20200918-182614_X3pI4bRs.pdf

[SIG 13- SM- Strategic Management]

Strategic communication has become a widespread, interdisciplinary term in society over the last few decades and is a process of targeted and networked communication. Strategic communication involves a communication concept that includes the analysis, planning, organisation, implementation and control of internal and external communication of companies and organisations, with the aim of ensuring stringent and coordinated communication with their target groups. The contributions to this volume illuminate strategic communication from a comprehensive research perspective. They confirm the relevance and significance as well as the diversity of strategic communication in business, politics and the military and show that, despite their different perspectives, aspects and fields of activity, there are fundamental similarities in their uses of strategic communication.

More info: https://euram.academy/content/contributions/20200923-110336_HxMuVyXQ.pdf

[SIG 13- SM- Strategic Management]



Routledge Research in the Creative and Cultural Industries series,

Editors of the Book:

Elisa SALVADOR, ESSCA School of Management, France,

Trilce NAVARRETE, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Andrej SRAKAR, Institute for Economic Research (IER) and School of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana.

Considering the evolving and unstable context due to the pandemic in progress, this Book seeks to investigate actual strategies of Cultural and Creative Industries’ actors, government bodies and cultural institutions facing the COVID-19 crisis and the consequences of these emergency strategies for the future of these sectors. Creative solutions adopted facing the lockdown could reveal beneficial also after the crisis and could originate new forms of cultural consumption or innovative market strategies.

This Book aims at collecting original contributions and identifying best practices that could benefit cultural stakeholders adopting and implementing effective strategies in the next future. We invite qualitative and quantitative papers and are particularly interested in contributions at international level, with a focus on European countries, including cross-country comparisons. We welcome contributions that reflect an experimental nature, based on primary and secondary data collected during the national lockdown periods.

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

The full text of the call for book chapters is available here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343065351_CALL_FOR_ROUTLEDGE_BOOK_CHAPTERS_Creative_Industries_and_the_COVID-19_Pandemic_Deadline_End_of_October_2020

More info: https://euram.academy/content/contributions/20200727-173118_u6We2dAX.pdf

[SIG 13 – SM – Strategic Management]

Call for papers – Special Issue ‘Dynamic Capabilities: New Ideas, Microfoundations, and Criticism’ at Journal of Management and Organization

In this special issue, we call for papers of conceptual or empirical nature that advance our thinking on dynamic capabilities. We invite research that tackles pertinent issues in relation to the theoretical underpinnings of dynamic capabilities and their microfoundations.

Special Issue Deadline: 30th of January, 2021

Full call for papershttps://www.anzam.org/2020/05/papers/journal-of-management-and-organization-special-issue-dynamic-capabilities-new-ideas-microfoundations-and-criticism/

A Europe-based workshop will take place online in conjunction with the planned EURAM Conference from 3rd to 6th of December. The exact timing will be announced once the schedule of the Conference is released. Participation is not a requirement in order to submit.

Workshop Submission Deadline: 30th of October, 2020

Submit to: ffarndt@uoguelph.ca or gerardus.lucas@nottingham.ac.uk with subject “Pre-Submission Workshop EURAM”

[SIG 14 – Conference General Track]

Fisheries and Aquaculture

The Food Security of the Future

By: Ágúst Einarsson Ásta Dís Óladóttir

Takes a multidisciplinary approach in evaluating the fisheries and aquaculture sectors from the scientific and practical perspectives of industry professionals. The authors recognize the importance of looking at the industry from a value chain viewpoint, not only for food security but also for a blue economy. The book takes a unique and innovative approach to show how fisheries and aquaculture can achieve sustainability and how small fishery communities can become highly successful fishery and aquaculture communities and contribute to overall industry globalization.

A practical and useful reference for scientists and researchers, anyone in ?fisheries management or marine resource management, fish farmers, policy makers, leaders and regulators, operations researchers as well as faculty and students.

[SIG 14 – Conference General Track]

Clegg, S. R., Skyttermoen, T. and Vaagaasar, A. L. (2020) Project Management: A Value Creation Approach. London: Sage. (https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/project-management/book268723)

Stewart Clegg – Thoughts on online teaching:

Mixed results:

  • Doing “tutorials” with 35-40 students for 90 minutes is quite exhausting and demands a great deal of ‘presence’ on the part of the tutor; getting online participation is not easy.
  • Webinars with some structured questions for discussion and some quiz questions is both less exhausting and, I think, more useful. However, in the system in which I was teaching the tutorials were obligatory and the webinars were not so the webinar participation was very low.
  • The worst aspect is some of the software involved; I found MS Teams very difficult to use for the tutorials – as I had no training in it – so I switched to Zoom and asked the students to self-manage their breakouts – they seemed to be able to do this quite well and were clearly digitally savvy compared to myself.
  • I think that a combination of studio quality pre-recorded lectures supported by trained producers plus more low -tech webinars will work well; however, tutorials, I think, should be face to face as soon as the conditions allow for this to occur.
  • Tutorials online are a poor option for the students; they miss out on the social interaction; the impromptu nature of a context within which discussion can be curated and flow freely.
  • Lectures are, I think much better on line; students have much more flexibility in when they attend.

[SIG 14 – Conference General Track]

EURAM Early Career Community (EECC) members publish new book on Understanding Islamic Business

The 8th EURAM Early Career Colloquium (EECC) held at the Rabat Business School, International University of Rabat in Rabat, Morocco, in 2017 brought together senior and junior faculty members. Their goal was to discuss how to have impact, facilitate innovation as well as catalyse careers. One subject explored further was the rise of Islamic business. The resulting new book discusses how the overarching concept of falah economy, i.e. an economy focused on well-being, impacts companies and management. It is interesting to note that many centuries before the Brundtland Report or the SDGs, well-being emerged as the most desirable outcome of doing business.

Authors: Wolfgang Amann, Amina Dchieche, Steffen Roth

Winterwork, 2020

ISBN-10 : 3960147112

ISBN-13 : 978-3960147114


Recent Appointments

[SIG 03 – ENT – Entrepreneurship

Research Networks and Centres

SIG 03 – ENT – Entrepreneurship] 

We are pleased to announce that the project “MIG.EN.CUBE – Fostering MIGrant ENtrepreneurship inCUBation in Europe” was accepted into the EU Erasmus+ Program.

The project aims to increase the understanding of specific incubation needs of migrant entrepreneurs and of the competences required for incubation professionals working with them; systematize and share best practices for innovative incubation programs for migrants across Europe; and, provide incubation professionals with new, tried-and-tested materials and tools for advising, training, performing, and assessing incubation for migrant entrepreneurs.

Under the coordination of Daniela Bolzani (Senior Assistant Professor at the University of Bologna, Italy), MIG.EN.CUBE involves professors Rosana Silveira Reis (ISG – Paris) and Vittoria Scalera (University of Amsterdam), and incubation professionals from important partners such as Impact Hub Amsterdam BV (Netherlands), Impact Hub GMBH (Austria), Fondazione Grameen (Italy), Migration Policy Group (Belgium) and Place Network (France).

The project activities are forecasted to start in November 2020. The main project results will be the MIG.EN.CUBE Synoptic Scan Research Report, the Library of current practices to incubate migrant entrepreneurs, the Training Needs Diagnostic Assessment Research Report, the “Incubating Migrant Entrepreneurs” MOOC and “The Inclusive Incubator” Guidebook.

SIG 08 – SPORT – Managing Sport]

Newly Launched Research Project – Call for Contributions

Events are universal and they occupy a special place in all societies and cultures around the globe. BUT, what does the future of events look like? We are witnessing the devastating impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the event industry. Hosting and managing large or even small events is, and will continue to be, in the spotlight of political and health-related considerations around the globe when it comes to disease spreading and social distancing requirements. For an industry that thrives in human interactions, socialising and networking components, physical distancing is a headache for event planners. Event design will have to adopt to new arrangements, but many people will remain sceptical about attending events. The environmental footprint of hosting events and its consumption of natural as well as financial resources is another important issue on the political and social agenda of today. Furthermore, providing a safe environment for event participants has become a nightmare for event managers following the terror attacks in France, England and Germany.

Even though global warming and the recent development of the pandemic is still not promising, the event industry cannot remain frozen. Therefore, the conveyors of the standing track on “Managing Events” at the SIG on “Managing Sport” aims to respond to the challenges the event industry faces and seek for contributions to establish a research project on the topic to discuss the immediate and long-term future of the industry. Please get in touch with Harald Dolles at Molde University College (Norway) or Thomas Könecke at KU Leuven (Belgium) if you are interested to participate.

More info: https://euram.academy/content/contributions/20200921-113016_QSxR9RDP.docx

[SIG 09 – OB – Organizational Behaviour] 

New research project: As a project leader Prof. Dr. Anne Rosken won the following EASPD research project “Collection of Models of Good Practices on deinstitutionalisation for persons with high support needs/multiple disabilities, including practices on how assistive technology can support inclusive living”. EASPD. Brussel.

[SIG 13 – SM – Strategic Management]

Anabel Christie has just completed her thesis ‘Why and how middle managers use autonomy in strategy’ at Cranfield School of Management and is looking for a co-author who is interested in co-authoring a paper aimed at a top academic journal that looks at middle managers, strategy implementation and AI, which many of the middle managers that I have interviewed mention as impacting on them and the strategy that they were implementing.

Please get in touch via email a.christie@cranfield.ac.uk

[SIG 14 – Conference General Track]

Ants bring together researchers from Management and Agriculture!

It was last in 1902 that Bingham undertook a comprehensive investigation of the prevalence and diversity of ants in the Indian subcontinent region. Now, about 120 years later, these arthropods have helped establish collaboration between a social scientist, Dr. Masud Khawaja from the University of the Fraser Valley, Canada, and researchers from a leading agricultural university of the Indian subcontinent to collaborate on updating empirical evidence on the implications of climate change on the biodiversity of these species in the area. It is indeed ironic that during these times of Covid-19, while humans are ‘social distancing’; these ‘social insects’ have brought together scholars from two continents to explore nature and climate change! Look out for the publication soon. – Masud Khawaja

Project Title: Studying the Impact of Climate Change on Ant Species for biological management purposes in an Irrigated Plain Region

Funding Source: None

Scholarship and Doctoral Theses

[SIG 01 – B4S – Business for Society]

[SIG 14 – General Track]


[SIG 14 – General Track]


[SIG 14 – Conference General Track]

Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Belgrade is offering an undergraduate study programme of the University of London (academic direction by LSE) “BSc Business and Management” taught fully in English, starting with the school year 2020/2021.
The goal of this program is to provide students with fundamental knowledge and analytical skills in the field of modern business, in a globalised and increasingly digitalised environment.
The programme lasts for four years and carries 240 ECTS, leading to two parallel degrees. It prepares students for careers in business and financial management, marketing, e-commerce, accounting, consulting and the like.
More to be found via

Workshops & Conferences

[SIG 01 – B4S – Business for Society] 

We are inviting submissions to our paper development workshop co-organized with Jonatan Pinkse, Florian Lüdeke-Freund, Oliver Laasch and René Bohnsack on The Organizational Dynamics of Business Models for Sustainability, related to our special issue in Organization & Environment. The workshop is to be held virtually on December 4th (see link below for full call), with submission deadline on November 13th https://lnkd.in/dHPgmyx. The full version of the Call for Papers can be accessed here:

Thank you, Yuliya Snihur

[SIG 01 – B4S – Business for Society] 

Call for collaborators to design and teach courses on:
Managing eternal wellbeing for the environment and humanity

Send email headed “Eternal wellbeing” to sturnbull@alumni.harvard.edu to join introductory Internet workshop being co-organised by Dr Shann Turnbull as proponent of S01.03. Elinor Ostrom has identified the self-governing architecture required to protect the common good without markets or hierarchy since pre-modern times. The existence of self-governing automobiles and robotic space explorers demonstrates that system scientists have also acquired this knowledge that now need to be taught to managers, voters and their political leaders. Case studies of substantial firms who have invented their own self-governing architecture 50 years ago, as described by Ostrom, confirms their resiliency and competitiveness. Details of knowledge sources are in Turnbull’s three videos: https://youtu.be/Gx0BeipqMdg;


[SIG 06 – INNO – Innovation] 

On Thursday 12th November, we will host a webinar of introduction to Necessary Condition Analysis (NCA).
This webinar will help participants who are completely new to NCA to get a first understanding of ‘What is NCA’?
To facilitate participants from different time zones, the webinar will be offered twice. Each session will last one hour followed by thirty minutes of (voluntary) discussion. This webinar will be free of charge and will be hosted by Jan Dul, the founder of the method.

About NCA: NCA is an approach and tool for identifying necessary conditions in data sets. A necessary condition is a critical factor of an outcome: if the condition is not in place the outcome will not occur.

You can register for the webinar here: https://erasmusuniversity.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_esyNXMoKfxlKYqV

[SIG 06 – INNO – Innovation

PhD course on Design Science offered fully online (January 2021):

The ITEM group of Eindhoven University of Technology offers a PhD course on “Design Science Perspectives on Innovation & Entrepreneurship Research”, from 11 to 20 January 2021. This course will be conducted fully online. The team of instructors includes Marcel Bogers, Isabelle Reymen, Philip Cash, Fred Langerak, Georges Romme and several others. More info is available at: https://www.tue.nl/en/research/research-groups/innovation-technology-entrepreneurship-marketing/

[SIG 06 – INNO – Innovation]

The Department of Management of the Sapienza University of Rome, together with CIS Sapienza – Research Center of Cyber Intelligence and Information Security, is holding its annual conference, this year in virtual version, on 16-18 December 2020 (to be confirmed). The theme of the meeting is “New Challenges in the banking system: the role of DLT”. The International Virtual Conference aims to provide a platform for academics, practitioners and Institutional Bodies to analyze recent trends, impacts and upcoming challenges in the application of DLT in the banking system.
For more information, visit the Conference website at www.bankingconference.eu, or contact us at dlt@bankingconference.eu.

More info: https://euram.academy/content/contributions/20200918-154043_n1sRPhjz.pdf

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

We are inviting you to take part in the forthcoming SIDREA and JMG Workshop to happen online in November 16, 2020.
The topic under discussion is “Governance and Performance in universities: a missing link?”. The deadline for abstract submission is September 20, 2020.
Details on the event are available at: https://jmg-workshop.webnode.it/
Additionally, a special issue on the Journal of Management and Governance will host articles on the same themes. The closing date for submission to this special issue is 28 February, 2021.
For more details, please visit: https://www.santannapisa.it/it/istituto/management/jmg-news
We hope this is going to be an important event to reflect on the future of Universities.
Please feel free to spread the call among your friends and colleagues.
Francesca Manes Rossi
Riccardo Mussari
Denita Cepiku

[SIG 13 – SM – Strategic Management]

International Forum on Management – Call for papers

The International Forum on Management (IFM) is a congress organized since 2016 by five Portuguese Higher Education Institutions: Universidade Aberta, Universidade do Algarve, Universidade de Évora, Escola Superior de Hotelaria e Turismo do Estoril and Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal.

V IFM aims to provide an opportunity to reflect and share knowledge, perspectives and approaches, contributing to the dissemination of scientific knowledge, good organizational practices and public policies.

V IFM will be held from 19 to 20 February 2021 in Setúbal (45 km from Lisbon) under the topic of “Connected in a Multipolar world – Everything becomes smart and digital”. Online presentations are accepted.

V IFM accepts submissions in the field of management and social sciences; more information at http://ifm2021.esce.ips.pt/en/

Newsletter prepared by

Luisa Jaffé – EURAM Executive Officer

Eleonora Piacenza – EURAM Website Manager