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2ND EUROPEAN REWARD MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE (RMC 2009)


BRUSSELS, NOVEMBER 26-27, 2009
CHAIRPERSON

Conny Herbert ANTONI
University of Trier, Germany

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Xavier BAETEN
Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, Belgium

Niilo HAKONEN
Confederation of Finnish Industries EK, Finland

Rosemary LUCAS
Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, U.K.

Stephen PERKINS
Business School, University of Bedfordshire, U.K.

Matti VARTIAINEN
Work Psychology and Leadership - Department of Industrial Engineering and Management -
Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
 

WHAT CONFERENCE ?

Reward systems actually develop in both global and local contexts. This gives rise to a lot of challenges. In addition to the various instruments of total rewards, i.e. financial and non-financial means of rewarding, a reward system also consists of principles regarding its design, implementation and development in a sustainable manner.

As a part of an organization’s strategy implementation, it sends a strong message that should support the business context, and its meaning should be rightly interpreted and accepted by the personnel in order to lead to high performance, commitment and satisfaction of the employees. As a consequence, there are huge challenges to further develop and improve reward systems for executives, managers, clerical as well as blue collar workers. Reward management needs to be located as one side of an indeterminate effort-reward equation; ideas for managing reward come and go, but this ‘bargain’ requires continuous negotiation between manager and employee, as well as legitimation among wider stakeholders.

This conference will discuss current pay and reward issues, e.g. regarding the causes and consequences of the economic crises, and look for good practices to develop reward systems based on (applied) academic research and practical experiences.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND ?

The conference brings together both researchers and practitioners in the field of reward systems: researchers from universities, business schools and other research institutions, human resources professionals from companies, consulting firms, and general managers responsible for developing reward strategies, systems and their implementation in companies, and reward system experts from employers’ and employees’ associations.

TOPICS OF THE CONFERENCE

The papers presented in this conference are expected to fit broadly – but not exclusively – into one of the following categories:

- Reward systems within the context of organizational strategies,
- Developing reward strategies,
- Strategic power of different reward instruments,
- Implementing reward systems,
- Aligning rewarding with the other HR instruments,
- Roles, perspectives and interests of the different stakeholders,
- Executive remuneration,
- Total rewards in the public sector, 
- Rewarding in the third sector
- Challenges for small and medium-sized workplaces,
- Rewarding knowledge creation and innovation,
- Organizational innovations and rewarding,
- Rewarding in global contexts and in distributed work,
- Gainsharing systems,
- Collective rewarding,
- Rewarding upper management, professionals and knowledge workers,
- Rewarding groups, teams and projects,
- Individual interpretation mechanisms of rewarding,
- Challenges of work-based and person-based pay,
- Pay for performance and without performance,
- Role of board in reward management,
- Roles of middle- and upper management,
- Roles of employees in reward system design and implementation,
- Measuring and evaluating reward systems,
- Managing total reward and contemporary European employment relationships, 
- Non-monetary and psychological rewards,
- Evolving compensation models in unionised settings,
- What makes a reward management work effective,
- Communication on reward systems.

KEY NOTE ADDRESS

David BALKIN
Professor of Management, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado 

"Rethinking Rewards as if Ethics Mattered"

CALL FOR PAPERS

Abstracts for research papers, case studies and round table discussion are called to cover all the forms of rewarding based on work, performance and outcomes on different levels of an organization and a society.

Abstracts will be peer-reviewed.

The submission deadline is over !!!

 

PUBLICATIONS

Selected peer reviewed papers from the 2nd RMC 2009 will be published in a book by Pabst Science Publishers in 2010.
At the conference, the participants are expected to indicate whether they want to contribute to the book.
Papers should be submitted by the end of February 2010, the program committee will select the papers that will be published.
 

Selected peer reviewed papers from the 2nd RMC 2009 will be published in a special issue of International Studies of Management & Organization about "Reward Management".
 

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Please click HERE to download the conference programme.

PRACTICALITIES

The Conference will start on Thursday, November 26 at 8:30 am and is scheduled to end at approximately 5 p.m.on Friday.

LOCATION :

The whole workshop will take place in the Hotel Métropole in which the  EIASM premises are located (Place De Brouckère-plein 31, 1000 Brussels).

The Hotel Métropole is marvelously well located right in the historical centre of Brussels, just a few steps away from the “Grand-Place”, the “Bourse” and the “Theatre de la Monnaie” and close to the central and north railway stations, that each have direct connections to Brussels International airport.

ACCOMMODATION :

* Hotel Métropole ***** (conference location) PLEASE BOOK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
Place de Brouckère 31 - 1000 Bruxelles
http://www.metropolehotel.com

During the week :
Superior Single room at € 155 ,-/ night
Superior Double room at  € 185,-/night
including buffet breakfast and all taxes !!!

During the week-end :
Superior Single room at € 140 ,-/ night
Superior Double room at  € 140,-/night
including buffet breakfast and all taxes !!!

To take advantage of these special rates, please mention “EIASM” when making your reservation.

Contact : Mr.Chafik HABIB
Tel. : + 32 2 214 24 25 or + 32 2 214 24 26 or + 32 2 2142424
Fax : 32 2 2180240
Email : info@metropolehotel.be


* Hotel NH Atlanta (next door) ****
Boulevard Adolph Max 7
1000 Brussels
Tel 00800 0115 0116 (free of charge) - reservations@nh-hotels.com
Special rate (single or double room) 155 EUR (including breakfast)
Please mention "EIASM " when making your reservation.

* Citadines Apart'hotel (10 minutes walk)
51 quai au Bois à Brûler - 1000 Brussels
Tel 32 2 221 14 11 - Fax 32 2 2211599 -
To book a room, contact benoit.schietecat@citadines.com  and mention "RMC workshop"

From Monday until Thursday included :
For a studio (for 1-2 pers) : 107 EUR for 1 person - 120 EUR for 2 persons - breakfast included
Appartment (for 1-4 pers) : 141 EUR for triple - 154 EUR for 4 persons - breakfast included

From Friday until Sunday included
For a studio (for 1-2 pers) : 78 EUR for 1 person - 91 EUR for 2 persons - breakfast included
Appartment (for 1-4 pers) : 128 double and 141 EUR for triple - 154 EUR for 4 persons - breakfast included


RESOTEL can also help you to find a room at a competitive price : info@resotel.be
Here is the search system of the company RESOTEL : http://www.belgium-hospitality.com/

FEES

The fees include participation to the conference, documents, lunches, one dinner and morning and afternoon refreshments.

   
For participants affiliated with an institution that is member or associate member of the EIASM's
Academic Council
300 €
For participants coming from another academic institution 350 €

Cancellations made before November 1, 2009 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. Graziella Michelante - EIASM Conference Manager
EIASM - PLACE DE BROUCK√ąRE-PLEIN - 31 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 62 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: michelante@eiasm.be