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5TH WORKSHOP ON ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT: CORE COMPETENCES IN A CHANGING WORLD


VIENNA, AUSTRIA, SEPTEMBER 23-24, 2010
CO-ORGANISED WITH

WU Vienna University of Economics and Business
(Department of Management)

Vienna is the capital of Austria. Against the backdrop of its important historical and cultural position in the middle of Europe, modern Vienna is focusing on both becoming more economically competitive on the international market and on strengthening its drive towards innovative. Yet Vienna has also always been a city of science and research. Thus, it has become a famous place for scientific conferences, where you can reliably find a creative and stimulating environment.

We are delighted to confirm that the Department of Management at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business has agreed to host the conference workshop. With about 20,000 students from Austria and abroad, the Vienna University of Economics and Business (known in German as Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, or WU) is the EU’s largest educational institution for business and economics, business law, and social sciences. The Department of Management focuses on individual and organizational influencing factors and has close ties to the scientific as well as to the corporate world.
 

CHAIRPERSONS

Prof. Ruth Alas, Estonian Business School, Estonia

Prof. Helmut Kasper (WU Vienna University of Economics and Business)

Emeritus Prof.  Vincent Edwards, Buckinghamshire New University, UK and Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana

Prof.  Christopher J. Rees, University of Manchester, UK
and Beijing University of Technology 


 

LOCAL ORGANISATION

Silvia Mille (WU Vienna University of Economics and Business)

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Prof. Wolfgang Mayrhofer (WU Vienna University of Economics and Business)

Prof. Helmut Kasper (WU Vienna University of Economics and Business)

Prof. Jürgen Mühlbacher (WU Vienna University of Economics and Business)

PROGRAMME

CLICK HERE for the final programme

BACKGROUND

We are delighted to issue the call for papers for the 5th EIASM conference workshop on the subject of Organisational Change and Development (OCD). Previous OCD conference workshops have taken place in Tallinn, Vilnius, Bucharest and Krakow. The 5th OCD conference workshop is scheduled to take place in Vienna in September 2010.

Arguably, the subject of OCD has never been more relevant for governments, organisations, leaders, and managers. Factors such as globalization, the global economic situation, the influence of multinational companies and international institutions, advances in information and communication technologies, and emerging markets (especially in Eastern Europe and Asia) have produced extreme volatility and uncertainty in organisational settings. These global factors and trends raise serious questions about the theory and practice of OCD. For example, what individual and organizational competences are needed to handle these trends? Are change management processes culture-bound or culture-free? What are the building blocks and stumbling blocks of future change management practices? What can we learn from the comparison of OCD theory and practice? What role does information flow and knowledge management play in the processes surrounding organizational change? What values are attached to organizational change strategies and interventions? The rapidly expanding body of literature on the subject of OCD bears further testimony to the importance of these types of questions in both academic and practical settings.

As in previous years, this OCD conference workshop is designed to provide delegates with the opportunity to present their work and discuss it in a constructive environment. Thus, the conference seeks to bring together international scholars and practitioners with a view to exploring perspectives and insights into the management of OCD. Work presented by delegates at the OCD conference workshops in previous years has been published in journals such Human Resource Development International, Baltic Journal of Management, Journal of Business Economics and Management, and the Estonian Business Review
 

CALL FOR PAPERS

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

• the impact of globalization and economic situation on organizational change
• organizational change and crisis management
• competences needed in the change management process
• the influence of culture on organizational change
• values and the theory and practice of organizational change and development
• international organizations and institutions as organizational change agents
• the diffusion of information and knowledge in changing organizations
• comparing organisational change practices
• management development and the role of change agents
• issues surrounding consultancy as a lever and activity of organizational change
• resistance to organisational change
• implementing change in emerging markets

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES 

Please submit abstracts electronically via the workshop website.

- 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-reviewed**

 

DEADLINES

Submission of Abstract : Tuesday, 4 May 2010
Author Notification: Wednesday, 2 June 2010
Submission of Final Paper: Monday, 30 August 2010
 

PRACTICALITIES

HOW TO FIND WU

WU (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien)
Main Building (UZA 1)
Vienna University of Economics and Business
Augasse 2-6
1090 Vienna, Austria

Please click on the following link for details as how to reach WU: http://www.wu.ac.at/structure/en/about/campus/directory

Click on the following link to get a map from Vienna with different search possibilities: http://www.wien.gv.at/stadtplan/en/
 

ACCOMMODATION

To receive the following rates please book directly with the hotel and mention the code "EIASM".
CLICK HERE to download a map of the hotels.

• Hotel Arkadenhof ****
Limited allocation of 25 rooms from 22. - 25.9.2010
Standard Single Room: € 78,- per room/night
Standard Double Room: € 115,- per room/night
The rates include breakfast, service and all fees.
Deadline for booking: 23.08.2010
Hotel Arkadenhof
Viriotgasse 5
A-1090 Wien
Tel: +43-1-310 08 37
Fax: +43-1-310 76 86
www.arkadenhof.com

• Hotel Alexander ***
Limited allocation of 20 rooms from 21. - 24.9.2010
Standard Single Room: € 60,-- per room/night
Standard Double Room: € 78,-- per room/night
The rates include breakfast.
Deadline for booking: 23.08.2010
Hotel Alexander Wien
Augasse 15,
A-1090 Wien
Tel: +43-1-317 15 08
Fax: +43-1-317 15 08 82
www.alexander.co.at

• Hotel Albatros ****  ( to book this hotel please download THIS FORM )
Limited allocation of 10 rooms from 22. - 25.9.2010
Standard Single Room: € 76,-- per room/night
Standard Double Room: € 106,-- per room/night
The rates include breakfast, service and all fees.
Deadline for booking: 26.08.2010 (50 % of the rooms) and 06.09.2010 (rest of the rooms)
AUSTRIA TREND HOTEL ALBATROS
Liechtensteinstraße 89
A-1090 Wien,
Tel: +43-1-317 35 08-0
Fax: +43-1-317 35 08-85
www.austria-trend.at/hotel-albatros 
 
WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

   
For participants affiliated with an institution that is member or associate member of the EIASM's
Academic Council
290 €
For participants coming from another academic institution 375 €

Cancellations made before September 6, 2010 will be reimbursed minus 20% of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after that date.

Payments should be made by :

  • Transfer into the EIASM bank account: 424-5533281-33 - (IBAN: BE79 4245 5332 8133) with the KBC bank, Arenberg Horta, Arenbergstraat 11, 1000 Brussels, Belgium, BIC/SWIFT-address: KREDBEBB. (In case of bank charges, they should be paid by the payor)
  • The following credit cards: Visa or Eurocard/Mastercard/Access

DOWNLOAD LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

DOWNLOAD ACCEPTED PAPERS

ADMINISTRATION

Ms. Cristina Setyar - EIASM Conference Manager
EIASM - PLACE DE BROUCK√ąRE-PLEIN - 31 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 69 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: cristina.setyar@eiasm.be