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ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT IN TRANSITIONAL COUNTRIES
WHAT CAN WE LEARN IN THEORY & PRACTICE

TALLINN, NOVEMBER 9-10, 2006
CHAIRPERSONS

Professor Ruth ALAS, Estonian Business School, Estonia

Dr Christopher J. REES, IDPM, University of Manchester, UK

Professor Vincent EDWARDS, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, UK
Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana

INVITED SPEAKER

Dr Beverly Metcalfe, University of Hull, UK

"Learning and Organisational Change: Perspectives from Transitional Countries"

HOSTED BY

Estonian Business School
Lauteri 3
10114 Tallinn
ESTONIA

LIST OF ACCEPTED PAPERS

Please CLICK HERE for a full list of the Accepted Workshop Papers.

WORKSHOP PROGRAM

Click here for the Workshop Program

We ask that you respect your colleagues by attending as many sessions as possible until the end of the workshop.

BEST PAPER AWARD

The Best Paper Award was presented to TATIANA ANDREEVA for her paper:

"ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE IN RUSSIAN COMPANIES: FINDINGS FROM RESEARCH PROJECT” .

The prize was sponsored by the EBS.

PHOTOS

 The Workshop Participants!

 

 

  

 

  

 

 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Conference location reflects the topic of the conference: Tallinn is the capital of a country that has undergone dramatic changes in less than two decades. Since achieving independence in 1991, Estonia has moved rapidly from older Soviet models of commerce into the modern world of international business.

The conference seeks to bring together international scholars and practitioners with a view to exploring perspectives and insights into the management of organisational change and development (OCD). Factors such as societal transformation in East-European countries, enlargement of the European Union, globalization, the influence of multi-national companies, Public Sector reform, and rapid advances in information communication technology, have interacted with global political and societal changes (for example, the demise of the Soviet Union, multiculturalism and the changing role of women in society) to produce extreme volatility and uncertainty in organizational settings. These global factors and trends raise serious questions about the theory and practice of OCD. For example, how do major global transformations (economic, political, and societal) influence the practice of change management at the organizational level, particularly in developing and transitional countries? What can we learn from practice in contexts of high volatility that can be translated into and transferred towards OCD theory and practice in general? To what extent is the theory and practice of OCD evolving as a result of the transfer of knowledge to and from transitional and other contexts?

Papers are invited primarily but not exclusively on the following topics:

• the impact of globalization on organizational change
• international organizations as organizational change agents
• the diffusion of organizational change practice
• implementing organizational change in transitional countries
• developing organizational change practice
• education and training for organizational change
• organizational change practice in transitional countries and theory development
• the state and organizational change
• resistance to organizational change
 
DEADLINES FOR SUBMISSIONS OF ABSRACTS: 21st August 2006.

Authors will be informed of the Chairpersons’ decision by 11th September 2006.  
Complete papers will be required by 11th October 2006.

 
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
 Please submit abstracts electronically via the workshop web site.

- The abstract must not exceed 250 words and must be inputted single-spaced with no double spacing between paragraphs.
- Submissions must be made in MS Word and Times New Roman 12pt.  
- Author names must not appear anywhere on the abstract page.
- Do not include any institutional graphics or logos.
- Documents must be tidy and not show any history of track changes.
- Do not send documents in 'read only' format (as papers need to be anonymized for the review process).

The cover page should include the title of the proposal and each author’s name, affiliation, address, telephone, fax and email.

**Abstracts will be double blind reviewes**

FULL PAPER SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

The full paper should be approximately 5000 words in length. 
It should be written in English. 
Please use font size 12 for the main text of the paper. 
Please use 1.5 line spacing and set page margins (that is, top, bottom, left, right) to 2.54cm.
 
PUBLICATIONS

Selected Papers will be published in special issues of the following journals:

* Journal for East European Management Studies (JEEMS)
* Baltic Journal of Management (BJM)
* Human Resource Development International (HRDI)
* Journal of Business Economics & Management

Participants should download the papers and bring a hard copy with them to the workshop.

PRACTICALITIES

***REGISTRATIONS must be made by Monday 30 October 2006***

WORKSHOP LOCATION:

Sokos Hotel Viru,
Viru väljak 4,
10111 Tallinn,
ESTONIA
Tel +372 680 9300, +372 680 9350
Fax +372 680 9236     


LOCAL CURRENCY: EEK10 = €0.64 approx

The fees include participation to the :

  • workshop
  • participant pack: Certificate, Receipt, Program, Badge
  • lunches on both days
  • the workshop dinner on Thursday evening
  • morning and afternoon refreshments on both days

WORKSHOP PROGRAM:
The workshop will begin on Wednesday 8th Novemeber with registration and a small reception: 19h00 - 21h00
Sessions will begin at 09h00 on Thursday 9th after registration at 08h30.

There will be a workshop dinner on Thursday 9th at the "Olde Hansa".

The workshop will conclude at approx. 17h00 on Friday 10th.

*We ask participants to respect the workshop program and the other participants by staying for the complete program!*

Please notify the workshop organiser in relation to any dietary requirements.


ACCOMODATION:

Special room rates are available at the workshop venue, HOTEL VIRU in Tallinn:

Standard Single Room: €75
Standard Double Room: €95
Superior Single Room: €97
Superior Double Room: €109

20 single rooms have been booked for participants of this workshop. In order to avail of these rates,
please contact the hotel directly, quoting 'EIASM Workshop':

Liina Aavik
Sales Assistant
Sokos Hotel Viru
AS Sokotel, Viru Väljak 4, 10111 Tallinn, Estonia
Tel. +372 680 9231, Fax +372 680 9236
email: mailto:liina.aavik@sok.fi 
www.viru.ee

For other hotels in Tallinn, please check the website: http://www.tallinn-hotels.1bigeurope.com
  

 
TRANSPORT:

Tallinn Airport: http://www.tallinn-airport.ee

Taxi: Taxi stop is located in front of the Arrival hall. The cost to the Sokos Hotel Viru is approx €15

Bus: Bus fare is EEK15, tickets are sold by the driver in the bus and at R-Kiosk in the terminal.
Airport bus stop is located in front of departure hall.
Downtown bus stop is located on the street corner next to Estonian Art University, 100 meters from major department store (Kaubamaja) and 300 meters from Viru Hotel.

Take bus #2 MÕIGU - REISISADAM.
From the airport to the city, look schedule named ''Moigu-Reisisadam'' and stop ''Lennujaam'' means the airport.

Timetable - http://soiduplaan.tallinn.ee/m.asp?S=-1&T=9709&k=1

    
   
For participants affiliated with an institution that is member or associate member of the EIASM's
Academic Council
360 €
For participants coming from another academic institution 410 €

Cancellations made before October 25, 2006 will be reimbursed minus 20% of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after that date.

Payments should be made by :

  • The following credit cards: Visa or Eurocard/Mastercard/Access

DOWNLOAD LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

DOWNLOAD ACCEPTED PAPERS

ADMINISTRATION

Ms. Audrey O'Connor - EIASM Conference Manager
EIASM - PLACE DE BROUCK√ąRE-PLEIN - 31 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: info@eiasm.be