Top executives are among the most important decision-makers influencing the strategy and performance of their organizations. The series of EIASM Workshops on Top Management Teams and Business Strategy was initiated as a specialized and focused forum where researchers can engage in constructive discussions about the relationship among Top Management Teams and the ability of firms to strategically respond to the challenges they face, as well as finding new opportunities for research collaborations.
Deadline for research proposals: December 1st, 2019
On Friday March 20, 2019, in thousands of cities across the world, an estimated four million Fridays for Future protestors took to the streets to express their anxieties and anger about their future. The mostly young demonstrators protested against global heating and the failure of the world’s political and corporate leaders to arrest the climate crisis. These protests come at a time when corporations face mounting global discontent over income inequality, harmful products, and poor working conditions. The political and social upheaval has provoked frustration and outrage, and it has inspired business leaders around the world—for example, Tim Cook of Apple, Howard Schultz of Starbucks, Joe Kaeser of Siemens, James Dyson of Dyson, and Paul Polman of Unilever—to passionately and publicly advocate for a range of causes. Just a month before the global climate protests, the Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs from some of the largest public US firms, issued a statement in which the CEOs committed to lead their companies for the benefit not only of shareholders but also of all stakeholders, including customers, employees, suppliers, and communities. The statement of the Business Roundtable was met with enthusiasm, but also with skepticism. And while some have applauded CEOs’ taking public stances on social, political, and environmental causes, others have condemned it. In fact, the 2019 UN Global Compact/Accenture sustainability survey, the largest of its kind among global business leaders, found that only one in five corporate leaders believes corporations are making a critical contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and that fewer than half of them integrate sustainability into their operations.
For the 11th edition of the EIASM Workshop on Top Management Teams and Business Strategy Research, we are calling for research that zooms in on the members of firms’ upper echelons and that helps us to better understand how those who run firms influence their organizations’ stances on society and our planet. A nonexclusive list of topics includes:
In the open-minded tradition of our workshop, we also seek research on any questions related to TMTs and individual top executives, and we particularly encourage submissions of papers that fall into one of the following domains:
Submission of Proposals/Abstracts (until December 1st, 2019)
The submission should contain a cover page and an abstract/body of the proposal (in one single document).
The cover page must include: The title of the proposal - Authors’ names, affiliations, address, telephone and e-mail
The body of the proposal should contain an abstract of max. 2 pages (cover page and references not included). Proposals must be single-spaced, font size 12. The abstract should clearly highlight the following issues: research gap, theories used, research method, and contribution of the research.
Submission of full papers (From end of December until March 1st, 2020)
• Go on the EIASM website (http://www.eiasm.org )
• Click on "Workshops & conferences / Event administration"
• Enter your login (which is your e-mail)
• Please note that you need to enter your e-mail address exactly as it appears in your EIASM profile
• Add your password (in case you have forgotten one of these items, please follow the procedure indicated).
• At that stage, you will see that the final version of your paper is needed. Clicking on "details" enables you to upload it. Please note that only the person who submitted the abstract can submit the final paper.
• In case the title is different from the title of the abstract you submitted, please modify it.
• Once it’s done, don't forget to click on the "SAVE" button.
The workshop features keynotes, panels, and paper discussion sessions. Specifically, Abhinav Gupta (University of Washington) will reflect in his keynote on the organizational implications of political ideologies on corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and social activism. Corine Post (Lehigh University) will speak on the impact of organizational elites on their organizations’ environmental and social performance.
We strongly advise you to book your hotel room as early as possible as we only have a limited amount of rooms available. Please make your reservation before March 1st, 2020!
The fees include participation to the workshop, documents, lunches, the welcome reception, the workshop dinner, morning and afternoon refreshments.
Payments should be made by :
ADMINISTRATIONMs. Cristina Setyar - EIASM Conference Manager
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