• EURAM E-News, Quarterly, September 2021

Letter of the President

Dear colleague,

The EURAM quarterly newsletter will reach you at a time when most of us are returning to the academic life for the year to come. I hope you had a chance to recharge your batteries for 2021-2022.

We already look forward to our next EURAM conference to be held 15-17 June 2022 at the ZHAW School of Law and Management in Winterthur, Switzerland and to receiving your papers by the submission deadline on 11 January 2022.

For this issue of our EURAM E-News, two EURAM vice presidents are sharing the latest news and I am happy to give the floor to those who engage in the busy life of our Academy:

  • Dorota Dobija, Vice President Governance, tells us about all the EURAM governance changes that occurred last June.
  • Eythor Ivar Jonsson, Vice President Conferences, describes the journey of the last 18 months to stage the EURAM Annual Conference in the cloud.

You will hear more from the members of the executive committee in our forthcoming newsletter editions.

Enjoy your read and never hesitate to send us your input of interest to the EURAM community.

Best regards,

Kathrin M. Moeslein, President

Governance Changes June 2021

After a two-year transition period, the new governance structure was implemented during the 2021 Annual Conference.

The newly elected Chairperson is Niels Noorderhaven, Tilburg University. He becomes the chair of the Board and of the General Assembly. The full board composition is:

  • Chairperson: Niels Noorderhaven
  • President: Kathrin M. Moeslein, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg & HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
  • Vice President Governance & Finance: Dorota Dobija, Kozminski University
  • Chairs of the Country Representatives Council: Dieter Bögenhold, University of Klagenfurt & Lucrezia Songini, Eastern Piedmont Uni. & SDA Bocconi School of Management
  • Chairs of the SIG Committee: Anabel Fernandez Mesa, University of Strathclyde & Hamid Kazeroony, NWU/Walden University
  • Founding Dean of the Fellows College: Peter McKiernan, University of Strathclyde
  • Executive Officer: Luisa Jaffé (ex officio)

All the board members were elected during the spring of 2021.

Changes occurred in the Executive Committee as well:

  • Panos Desyllas (University of Bath) was appointed as Vice President Research Funding,
  • Mine Karatas-Ozkan (Southampton University) as Vice President Talent Development and
  • Maria Rentetzi (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg) as Vice President Science Diplomacy.

Xavier Castañer (University of Lausanne), Vice President External Relations and Miia Martinsuo (Tampere University), Vice President Membership, ended their mandate within the Executive Committee.

New SIG Chairs and Country Representatives started their mandates. The full list of the SIG Chairs can be found here. For the Country Representatives, you may go here.

Three new Fellows join the College of Fellows: Miia Martinsuo, Howard Thomas (Singapore Management University) & Hans van Ees (University of Groniningen).

Last but not least, Donatella Depperu (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore) accepted to join the Ethics Committee to replace Niels Noorderhaven. The committee is composed of Joan E Ricart (IESE), Wafa Khlif (Toulouse Business School) and Donatella Depperu.

Elections for a new president and new country representatives will be held in early 2022.

We wish all the new officers every success during their mandate and thank all of those who served EURAM in the last few years!

Dorota Dobija, Vice President Governance & Finance

Digitalization of EURAM conferences

In the spring of 2020 EURAM executive committee was faced with some tough choices! How could EURAM run a conference in a Covid-19 pandemic? The first response was to postpone the conference which was supposed to take place in June 2020 in Dublin, Ireland. The rationale was that it was a possibility that the pandemic would be short-lived and would phase out in the autumn. Moving into the summer of 2020 it was evident that an onsite conference in Dublin would be impossible. The choice was then between cancelling EURAM conferences until the end of the pandemic or try a different approach, an online conference.  The EURAM executive committee created a Taskforce with the responsibility of exploring the potential of an online conference, develop it and support the execution of it. The EURAM online conference taskforce was a group of volunteers from the SIGs, local organising committee from Trinity College in Dublin, the EURAM executive office and the executive committee, chaired by the VP of EURAM conferences. It was the first step in the journey towards digitalization of EURAM conferences.

Two EURAM conferences have now been organized as online conferences, EURAM 2020 conference, which was originally planned to be in Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland and EURAM 2021 conference, that was supposed to take place in the Université of Québec in Montréal, Canada. Both conferences enjoyed the support of the universities although an online conference was a very different challenge than hosting an onsite conference. Both conferences called for something different from the EURAM community. The difference experienced was however supported by the new reality of online teaching and meetings which most academics had to embrace in the pandemic. For the EURAM organization it was something new and challenging. The transformation of the EURAM conferences to an online format was an important lesson for the organisers and the community. It might just be a turning point in the history of EURAM as an organization.

The EURAM 2021 online conference, backed by Université of Québec in Montréal, Canada, was a very successful event in every aspect, although some might have complained about the food! In some ways the community building of different SIGs was supported by the ease of reach and connectivity, authors got a different type of feedback in the paper sessions and the format created an opportunity to attract top journal editors and keynote speakers. Most people agree now that the online conference format has not only cons but also some pros, opportunities which onsite conference cannot provide. EURAM as an organization has also in the process created new capabilities, partners, and opportunities.

The EURAM community is looking forward to an onsite conference in Winterthur/Zurich, Switzerland in 2022. It will most likely be an onsite conference if things do not change dramatically in the coming months up to the conference. There is a lot ‘s of excitement in the air about the 2022 conference and many are looking forward to seeing EURAM friends face to face again. It will be a celebration! It is also an opportunity to test if EURAM can build on the capabilities which were created during the digitalization process. There are lots of ideas being developed to strengthen the EURAM community and future conferences with the power of digitalization. The power should be used to strengthen the community and the potential of the organization.

Looking back to the spring of 2020 where the EURAM executive committee was faced with some new challenges it is evident that the misfortune has matured the organization and inspired sparks of innovations for the future. As an organization EURAM has learned a lot – if nothing else, EURAM learned how to digitalize a conference! The future will be different from the past and digitalization will be a facilitator and EURAM is therefore better prepared for an interesting journey and days ahead.

Eythor Ivar Jonsson, Vice President Conferences

EURAM 2022 Annual Conference

15-17 June 2022

Preparations for EURAM 2022 in Switzerland are in full swing. The websites, which was recently launched, are constantly being updated. The video trailer, which can also be found on the websites, provides a foretaste of the conference:



EURAM 2022 Doctoral Colloquium

13-14 June 2022


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.

EURAM Grants Scheme

Reports from 2018 Grant Recipients

Title of Research Project: Children of expatriates: key factors affecting their adjustment
Isabel De Sivatte Font & Bernadette Bullinger, IE Business School, Spain

The purpose of the research was to study the antecedents of the adjustment of expatriate children when they move to foreign destinations with their families. This process of adjustment is partly explained by the transformation of their identities while abroad. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to examine a rather comprehensive set of factors that affect the adjustment of expatriate children. Therefore, we thought it would be best to examine it using a mixed-methods approach. First, to identify the factors that affect expatriate children adjustment, we conducted 36 interviews. The factors identified through the interviews were used to develop an ad-hoc survey that was answered by 261 respondents. We analyzed its responses to determine the factors that really help or inhibit the cross-cultural adjustment of expatriate children. We found that they adapt quite well, generally better than their parents; and that they are primarily interested in fitting in with other children, whether locals or other internationals. Some relevant factors found to relate to adjustment were children’s social skills (i.e., how easy it is for them to make friends), their academic self-efficacy (self-reported), the difference between the academic level of the host country school compared to that in the previous country they lived in, and the support received from their families. Companies could use the results of this study in their cross-cultural training of expatriates traveling with families.

Title of Research Project: Entrepreneurial Finance in the Cultural and Creative Industries
Max Höllen, University of Mainz, Germany

Max Höllen received the EURAM research grant in 2018 in order to develop international exchanges for his research project “Entrepreneurial Finance in the Cultural and Creative Industries”. The aim was to pinpoint particular configurations of financing instruments and other success factors that are related to success of cultural and creative entrepreneurs – business owners in the field of arts, culture and creativity.
The cultural and creative industries are the core of the European knowledge economy. Entrepreneurs in these sectors are highly international, and responsible for economic growth and innovations to cope with societal challenges. However, working conditions for creative people are still characterized by self-exploitation and finance gaps.
Max visited creative industries researchers and method experts as well as entrepreneurs from several countries, e.g. Belgium, Austria, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and Hungary. He participated in international conventions, method schools and paper development workshops to enhance his research work, which incorporated a longitudinal survey accompanied by group interviews with entrepreneurs.
He found out that cultural and creative business owners still struggle with the conflicts between personal self-fulfillment, commerce and entrepreneurial innovation, which makes a lot of current financing instruments unattractive or ineffective. Cultural and creative entrepreneurs have to develop an entrepreneurial identity and decide on an individual strategy to cope with paradoxes. This requires “Janusian Thinking”, ambidexterity and hybrid finance. Furthermore, an internationalization strategy is a decisive factor. Funding institutions and educational facilities have to develop tailored concepts and programs, if they want to effectively support the creative economy.

The research results were also discussed on a public conference called “Creative Entrepreneurship Day” with international speakers and researchers, organized by Prof. Dr. Elmar D. Konrad and Max Höllen in the parliament of Rhineland-Palatinate. Currently, the findings are used to collaborate with the Ministry of Economics and other officials to develop new supporting schemes for creative and cultural entrepreneurship.

Title of Research Project: Women Entrepreneurs within STEM Fields: a Cross-Countries Comparison
Sara Poggesi and Michela Mari, “Tor Vergata” University of Rome, Italy, Luisa De Vita, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy and Lene Foss, Jönköping University / UiT – The Arctic University of Norway

The “WE-STEM” Research Project is grounded on a key assumption for the society, i.e. that the low participation of women in STEM education represents a barrier for economic development worldwide. This is not only hindering women’s empowerment, but also preventing an appropriate development of the society. STEM knowledge is pivotal for a country’s level of innovation, competitiveness, socio-economic growth. Thus, the WE-STEM project aims at identifying what characterises women entrepreneurs’ experiences, proposing targeted policies and programmes able to engage and promote women entrepreneurship within these fields.
The first step of WE-STEM has been mapping the academic studies on women in STEM fields by means of a systematic literature review. The first output of the research project has been an academic article, published in 2019 in the International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, entitled “Women entrepreneurship in STEM fields: literature review and future research avenues”. The results showed that, despite the economic and social relevance of the STEM fields and the numerous national and supranational policies aimed at encouraging women to establish and run businesses in these industries, the research on the topic is still very scant. Particularly lacking is the attention given to academic women entrepreneurs in STEM – a result that mirrors the scant interest devoted to gender by the mainstream academic entrepreneurship studies, thus encouraging more academic research on this issue.
The second step of WE-STEM has been investigating STEM women entrepreneurs empirically in Italy, performing qualitative research analyses based on both life history analysis and ethnographic research. To date 15 Italian STEM women entrepreneurs have been interviewed.  Discussions have been focused on three main topics: 1. the advantages and disadvantages of being a STEM woman entrepreneur; 2. the social factors that have enabled or made it difficult to become a STEM woman entrepreneur; 3. The skills, knowledge, specific capabilities acquired for establishing and managing a STEM firm. Over the next months, cross-countries comparison with Scandinavian STEM women entrepreneurs will be conducted.

Title of Research Project: “The good, the bad and the ugly of interorganizational ties between social enterprises: Quasi-experimental evidence from the population of Dutch housing corporations (2007-2017)”
Nuno Oliveira, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

Research shows that interorganizational ties positively contribute to organizations’ economic goals. However, the literature on interorganizational relationships has been silent about the extent to which interorganizational ties support or hinder organizations’ ability to meet both economic and social goals. In this study, I examine the population of Dutch housing corporations (woningcorporaties), all of which account for 32% of national housing stock. As per annual performance agreements with the Dutch government, housing corporations are legally obliged to meet economic and social performance targets.
I study “node collapse” (mergers and acquisitions) and “node wrongdoing” (lawsuits and disputes). In the first project, the preliminary findings show a decrease in the economic performance and social performance following a merger. The misfit of the organizational structures between the merging organizations exacerbates the negative impact of the merger on both performance types. For the second project, I hand-gathered a dataset of all the disputes and lawsuits involving housing corporations and stakeholders. Based on the preliminary analysis of a subset of cases (data collection is being finalized), wrongdoing has no significant impact on financial performance, but it hinders social performance.
This research’ findings extend the literature on cooperative strategies in at least two ways. First, it assesses the effect of mergers of acquisitions on merged organizations’ ability to meet both economic performance and social performance. Second, it marshals empirical evidence about the consequences of wrongdoing for the organizations’ economic performance as well as contribution to the wider community (social performance). Broadly, my research directly addresses calls for research on the effect of interorganizational ties on organizations’ ability to deliver economic as well as social outcomes.

Academic job Portals


List of open positions


Governance – Strategic Interest Groups

Ongoing online Conference activities

Dual Membership


Awards and Grants

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Responsible Research in Management (sponsored by the Academy of Management Fellows Group and RRMB). Please find the attached PDF file to view the winning books and articles.

We thank the nominators and the reviewers who helped identify and select these exemplary studies.  We wholeheartedly congratulate the authors of these works — their outstanding research is making our world a better place.

Don Siegel, Dean, Academy of Management Fellows Group

Anne Tsui, Co-founder, Responsible Research in Business and Management network



Deadline: November 15, 2021

Books, Journals & Publications

[SIG 01 – B4S – Business for Society]

PuntOorg International Journal

Call for papers: Global challenges and individual decisions. Inquiring the role of technology and digital phenomena

Organizations face increasing and, sometimes, conflicting ethical and social demands. On the one hand, the pervasive technology usage has restricted the possibility of individual detachment from social connections, on the other, digitalization contributes to create unreleased spaces for work and interaction with each other.

Based on the described tensions, in this issue, we invite papers that address, but are not limited to, the following topics,

  • Impact of the use of big data and artificial intelligence on the organizations;
  • Infrastructures and opportunities for business and society of the Internet of things;
  • Impact of digital platforms society on equality for both workers and consumers;
  • Employer branding and social/digital technologies;
  • New technologies and HR: from smart working to people analytics;
  • Digital transformation and organizational change;
  • Digital democracy;
  • New digital technologies and methodological adaptation or evolution;
  • Different perspectives on knowledge roots: from the epistemological premises to the demanding boundaries.


[SIG 01 – B4S – Business for Society]

puntOorg International Journal

Call For Papers: The poetics of organizing

this call for papers welcomes contributions to the theorizing, understanding, teaching and practicing of organizing, not only with and through poetry, but with and through all forms of language, and beyond, that seek to capture the poetics of organizing, thinking, living, feeling, relating, learning, unlearning and (un)knowing. We approach the notion of ‘poetry’ as text, as

sensemaking, as poetics and as a way of being and knowing in organizations. As such, rather than focusing only on the production of poetry, we are open to experimentation with methods, writing, content and perspectives, concerned with explorations of the poetics of organizing and organizations, to challenge and inhabit traditional approaches to Management and Organization Studies.

In this context, we are also interested in exploring the potentials of poetry, and of the poetics of organizing, to enable us to rethink academic processes in relation to research creation, relational knowing (Susan Meriläinen et al., 2021), dissemination, reviewing and editing differently, thus also offering promising contributions to the burgeoning stream on ‘doing differently’ in the academy (e.g., Alison Pullen et al., 2020). These angles can be explored and implemented through traditional and/or poetic styles of writing, drawing on empirical research and/or theoretical studies. We hope you will join us in this exploration.


[SIG 01 – B4S – Business for Society]

Kassel, K., Mitchell, S., and Rimanoczy, I. (2021). Using the sustainability mindset model to develop leadership capacity. In R. Appelbaum, F. Steier, P. Stillman, & D. Blake Willis. (Eds.), Leadership in sustainability: Perspectives on research, policy, and practice (pp. 140-154). Fielding University Press. https://www.amazon.com/Leadership-Sustainability-Perspectives-Research-Practice/dp/1638487014/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=leadership-in-sustainability&qid=1630950072&sr=8-2

[SIG 01 – B4S – Business for Society]

DIN SPEC 90051-1 consortium: Sustainability assessment of start-ups – The application tool of the DIN SPEC 90051-1 Specification

The manual Sustainability assessment of start-ups“ provides practical guidance on how to identify and assess both the potential and actual sustainability impact of start-ups. It is a suitable tool both for mission-driven start-ups looking to assess the impacts of their business models on the environment, society, and economy, and start-up supporters, investors and assessment institutions who wish to assess the sustainability impacts of venture projects and young enterprises as part of their investment and support decision-making.

The manual can either be used as a stand-alone tool or in conjunction with the „DIN SPEC 90051-1 Specification on the sustainability assessment of start-ups“, the first recognised specification of its kind both in Germany and worldwide.

The tool is available for download here: https://www.borderstep.de/publikation/din-spec-90051-1-consortium-2021-sustainability-assessment-of-start-ups-the-application-tool-of-the-din-spec-90051-1-specification-a-manual-for-investors-and-capital-providers-start-ups/

[SIG 01 – B4S – Business for Society]

Bustamante, F. Pizzutilo, M. Martinovic, and S. Herrero-Olarte, Corporate Social Responsibility and Employer Attractiveness An International Perspective, forthcoming, Springer (2021), https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030688608#aboutBook.

If and to what extent responsible and sustainable companies are more attractive as employers to talented young people than other companies? Might socio-economic conditions together with cultural principles and practices and individual values play a role for the expectations that young job seekers have respective their future employer and workplace? What would be the consequences for the employer branding and positioning strategies of companies?

This book addresses these questions and investigates young job-seekers’ preferences for companies’ CSR and non-CSR attributes and dimensions in different regions of the world. It reflects employer-related preferences against the cultural, social and economic context in which job choices take place and provides an overview of CSR preferences and their socio-economic embeddedness in 23 countries across the globe.

[SIG 03 – ENT – Entrepreneurship]

The OECD Report “Entrepreneurship Policies through a Gender Lens” has been just released. The Report is the result of a collaboration between the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE) and the Global Women’s Entrepreneurship Policy Research Project (Global WEP).

Prof. Michela Mari, Prof. Sara Poggesi and Prof. Luisa De Vita have contributed to this Report, deepening the case of Italy on how to facilitate women entrepreneurs’ access to financial capital.

For those interested, the Report is accessible on the OECD iLibrary: https://lnkd.in/d-g7sb9

[SIG 03 – ENT – Entrepreneurship]

Submissions are open for the new Special Issue guest-edited by Prof. Sara Poggesi and Prof. Michela Mari entitled “Women Entrepreneurs in the New Era: Trends and Challenges” for Sustainability MDPI.

This Special Issue aims to offer a collection of theoretical, review, and empirical (qualitative or quantitative) papers covering the new frontiers of women’s’ entrepreneurship, also in light on the new challenges women entrepreneurs are about to face in the post-COVID-19 world.

More details are available here:


Deadline for submissions: 21 March 2022

[SIG 03 – ENT – Entrepreneurship]

New book!

Title: The International Dimension of Entrepreneurial Decision-Making. Cultures, Contexts, and Behaviour. Authors: A Caputo, M M Pellegrini, M Dabic, L P Dana. Published by Springer.

Available at: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030859497

The book focuses on understanding the international behaviours of SMEs, entrepreneurial ventures, and entrepreneurs. The collection of contributions gathered in the book highlights the importance of cultures, contexts and behaviours that pertain to the international entrepreneurship arena. The respective chapters address topics such as entrepreneurial cognition, international entrepreneurial ecosystems, innovation, international market entry decisions, family SMEs, international human resources management, cross-cultural and indigenous entrepreneurship, social capital and sustainability in international markets. All contributions are based on the latest empirical and theoretical research, and provide key findings and concrete recommendations for scholars, entrepreneurs, organizations and policy makers.

[SIG 03 – ENT – Entrepreneurship]

Amy Whitaker, this year’s recipient of EURAM’s Edith Penrose Award, is pleased to share the forthcoming publication of ECONOMICS OF VISUAL ART: MARKET PRACTICE AND MARKET RESISTANCE, available from Cambridge University Press in September 2021.


[SIG 04 – FABR – Family Business Research]

PuntOorg International Journal

Call for paper: Entrepreneurship as a structural transformation of contexts: Toward an understanding of being entrepreneurial

The journal invite scholars to submit their manuscripts, written in English, knowing that we are open to a wide range of studies that deal with the main topic of the call, namely structural transformation as a manifestation of entrepreneurship.

In terms of the type of study, we welcome theoretical (conceptual or review), qualitative, and quantitative studies at any level of analysis. Therefore, the study can be focused on the individual, group, and/or organisational level.


[SIG 07 – IM – International Management]

Constructive Intercultural Management – Integrating Cultural Differences Successfully, written by Christoph Barmeyer (University of Passau, Germany), Madeleine Bausch (University of Passau, Germany) and Ulrike Mayrhofer (IAE Nice, Université Côte d’Azur, France).

Attached the leaflet, and a short description:

The textbook comprises an innovative companion for cross-cultural management classes, demonstrating how organizations can deal with cultural differences successfully. Providing a constructive and positive lens into the multifaceted world of interculturality, the authors illustrate the multiple benefits associated with cultural diversity in the fast-changing global and digital environment.

More information on the book and on purchase can be found at:


Constructive Intercultural Management https://euram.academy/content/contributions/20210831-093946_TaijuPlc.pdf

[SIG 07 – IM – International Management]

A new book emphasising the importance of context to understanding of human resource management has just been published:

Parry, E., Morley, M., and Brewster, C. [Eds.], (2021) Oxford Handbook of Contextual Approaches to Human Resource Management Oxford, Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780190861162

The book draws on the expertise of authors from around the world, examining theoretical and conceptual lenses, regional and cultural clusters, sectoral and organisational influences and the functional context and activities, arguing that we need to understand these influences rather than attempt to understand HRM as universally understandable policies and practices.

[SIG 09 – OB – Organizational Behaviour] 

In ‘Computational Organizational Cognition: A study on thinking and action in organizations’ (Emerald), Davide Secchi presents an innovative definition of organizational cognition using a research tradition that builds on the Embodied/Distributed/Extended Cognition (EDEC) perspectives and it is developed through agent-based computational simulation modelling.

After an overview of EDEC perspectives, ‘Computational Organizational Cognition’ presents four simulations which allow readers to clearly assess the advantages of agent-based computational organizational cognition (AOC) for both theory and practice. The book attempts to demonstrate how AOC is a useful if not essential instrument to explore, understand and analyze the inner complexities of organizational cognition. AOC is a powerful tool and an approach for organizational research enquiry at the service of both organizational scholars and cognitive scientists.

URL: https://books.emeraldinsight.com/page/detail/Computational-Organizational-Cognition/?K=9781838675127

[SIG 09 – OB – Organizational Behaviour] 

New books:

Maclean, M., Clegg, S. R., Suddaby, R. & Harvey, C. (2021) Historical Organization Studies: Theory and Applications. London: Routledge.

Clegg, S. R., Skyttermoen, T. and Vaagaasar, A. L. (2021) Project Management: A Value Creation Approach. London: Sage.

Pina e Cunha, M., Clegg, S.R., Rego, A. & Berti, M. (2021) Paradoxes of Power and Leadership. London: Routledge.

Berti, M., Simpson, A., Pina e Cunha, M. & Clegg, S.R., (2021) Elgar Introduction to Organizational Paradox Theory. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.



Stewart Clegg has retired from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) as an Emeritus Professor and is now a Professor in the School of Project Management at the University of Sydney and is Visiting (Virtual) Professor at the University of Stavanger Business School, Norway.

He has recently published two books with colleagues:

Pina e Cunha, M., Clegg, S.R., Rego, A. & Berti, M. (2021) Paradoxes of Power and Leadership. London: Routledge.

Berti, M., Simpson, A., Pina e Cunha, M. & Clegg, S.R., (2021) Elgar Introduction to Organizational Paradox Theory. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Recent Appointments

[SIG 04 – FABR – Family Business Research]

puntOorg En attendant are coming back!

En attendant… sessions, We as puntOorg do not use to “defend our paper”. We strongly believe that a researcher should know how to listen critically, and after having listened to others, going on “work on it”… Maybe this is, nowadays, a missing piece amongst adults in permanent competition… en attendant.


[SIG 08 – SPORT – Managing Sport]

After the successful tenure of the SIG Team 2018-2020 under the exemplary leadership of Anna Gerke, a new SIG board elected, during the last Conference. In more detail, the new members of the SIG are:

SIG Chair: Konstantinos Koronios

Programme Chair: Teresa Hurley

Communications Officer : Igor Perechuda

Research Networks and Centres

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

Erasmus University’s School of Health Policy and Management (under Dr. Kees Ahaus and team) is collaborating with the Saint Louis University Department of Health Management and Policy and Dr. Steven Howard on a new research initiative. The study includes interviews with subject matter experts on Value Based Health Care and Alternative Payment Models in health care in the EU, U.S., and Australia. If you or a colleague may be interested, or can refer us to experts you know for potential interviews, please contact Dr. Howard at steven.howard@SLU.edu or WhatsApp +1-541-760-3010


#HumanizingDigitalWork research dissemination platform

We’ve kicked-off an online initiative primarily aimed at bringing research (on digital work, but also broader) closer to the general audience – #humanizingdigitalwork:

Website: https://humanizingdigitalwork.com/

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/73449943

Instagram: www.instagram.com/humanizingdigitalwork

With important content decks (related to designing digital jobs and work, organizing for digital, management and leadership in the digitized society), we are hoping to contribute to the co-creation of better business, management and organizational behavior in the digitized world.

Feel free to connect on social media if you’d like to follow us transforming evidence-based research into layman’s terms and presenting it in a fun, informal way. We’ll also be happy if you forward this information to whomever you think would find it interesting.

Scholarship and Doctoral Theses



Workshops & Conferences

[SIG 01 – B4S – Business for Society]

Call for papers for the “Green HRM and Sustainable Behavior: New Developments and Challenges”. This will be held in a hybrid format on the Campus of WU Vienna and online on March 17-18, 2022. The full announcement can be found at this link.



[SIG 03 – ENT – Entrepreneurship]

Members of our community from Centre for Entrepreneurship @ University of Warsaw, Poland extend their invitation to an entrepreneurship conference held 21-22 October 2021. The conference is planned as a hybrid event. The second conference day (October 22nd) is for international scholars and will be held in a virtual format. Junior scholars are most welcome since they  will have a great opportunity to receive feedback and become engaged in discussions on their work. For more details pls see:  http://p21.wz.uw.edu.pl/

[SIG 07 – IM -International Management]

The University of Bamberg (Germany) is holding the 2nd International Conference on Self- Initiated Expatriation on the 11th and 12th of April 2022.

The theme of the conference addresses the careers of Self-Initiated Expatriates (SIEs) / migrants, as well as the value these globally mobile individuals bring to companies and, more broadly, to host-country economies and societies.

The conference provides the opportunity to participate in a “meet the editors session” for a Special Issue on SIE careers in Career Development International (CDI).

The conference also marks the completion of the GLOMO project, an EU-funded interdisciplinary project that aims to understand and promote labour mobility across Europe (www.glomo.eu). Research results from this project will also be reported at the conference.


News from Partner Organisations


[SIG 07 – IM – International Management]

On September 1st, 2021, Dr. Michal Wilczewski (University of Warsaw) completed a one-year mobility research grant at the University of Bologna, Italy. The project explored international students’ experiences across European and non-European contexts before and during the Covid-19 pandemic. The project was supported by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange [PPN/BEK/2019/1/00448/U/00001] and conducted in collaboration with an international team of researchers from the International Student Experience Group led by Dr. Terry Mughan (the School of Business, Portland State University, Oregon USA). The results from this research project can be accessed through the following link: http://bcrc.iksi.uw.edu.pl/research/

[SIG 09 – OB – Organizational Behaviour]

Rasmus Gahrn-Andersen and Davide Secchi will be working on DRONe (Determinants of Resilience in Organizational Networks), a project funded by the VELUX Foundation (Denmark), with the support of the University of Southern Denmark (DKK4.7m). The project starts in 2022 and will explore resilience in the face of disruptive technology using a combination of ethnographic research and agent-based computational simulation modeling. The study is based on one of Denmark’s largest utility companies operating in Copenhagen. Other than the two PIs, the DRONe team will be hiring research assistants and two postdocs.

[SIG 13 – SM – Strategic Management]

An interdisciplinary team lead by Ralitza Nikolaeva has started work on a pilot study to explore the possibilities for speeding up the adoption of carbon-reducing technologies in Scotland. The goal is to develop a scale of actors’ susceptibility to external pressures to implement such technologies. The main task is to conduct a series of interviews with relevant stakeholders to identify major accelerating forces for the adoption of carbon-negative technologies.

The project has been awarded funding through the University of St Andrews Interdisciplinary Research Support scheme. This research is closely aligned with  the University’s sustainability strategy. The team includes Paul Webb (Power-to-X technologies), Aliya Tskhay (energy policies), Luis Lages and Carmen Lages from Nova School of Business and Economics Portugal (scale development).



Call for for two full-time post-doctoral positions (3 years) in areas at the crossroads between entrepreneurship, strategy and innovation.

The first position requires the post-doctoral researcher to study manifestations of entrepreneurship embedded in universities.

The second position regards the dualism of change-continuity investigating innovation, identity and sustainability in small and medium-sized enterprises.

Expressions of interest are welcome no later than September 30th.

Find here the details about the call for expression of interest


Newsletter prepared by

Luisa Jaffé – EURAM Executive Officer

Eleonora Piacenza – EURAM Website Manager