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2ND WORKSHOP ON TOP MANAGEMENT TEAMS & BUSINESS STRATEGY RESEARCH
CONTEXTUALIZING TOP MANAGEMENT TEAMS

ISTANBUL, TURKEY, MARCH 31-APRIL 1, 2011
CO-ORGANISED WITH

Galatasaray University - Business Research Center

CHAIRPERSONS

Sibel Yamak (Galatasaray University)
Sabina Nielsen (Copenhagen Business School)

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Sibel Yamak (Department of Management, Galatasaray University, Istanbul)

Sabina Nielsen (Department of International Economics and Management, Copenhagen Business School)

Alejandro Escribá-Esteve (Department of Management "Juan José Renau Piqueras", University of Valencia)

Alessandro Minichilli (Department of Management, Bocconi University, Milan)
 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Marta Geletkanycz  (Boston College, USA)
"Thinking Outside the Team: Revisiting the Social Context of Top Management"

Terry McNulty
(University of Liverpool Management School ULMS)
"TMT's, Boards and Governance: Issues of Context and Process"

PROGRAMME

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BACKGROUND

The study of Top Management Teams is one of the key issues for researchers in strategic management. Top executives are assumed to be among the most important actors in the firms’ struggle with the new challenges derived from changes in the competitive environment. The series of EIASM Workshops in Top Management Teams in Business Strategy were born as a specialized and focused forum were researchers could maintain a distended but constructive discussion 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.

The first edition took place in Valencia (Spain) in March 2010, and it was chaired by Alejandro Escribá-Esteve (University of Valencia, Spain) and Alessandro Minichilli (Bocconi University, Italy). As a consequence of the great success of participation we are convinced that the TMT & Business Strategy Research workshop is an excellent opportunity to develop and strength the research networks among scholars interested in these topics.
 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Top managers are considered the most influential actors in the firms’ strategic behavior and a large body of research presents evidence for executive effects in different settings. Yet only recently have researchers started to pay attention to the role of the social and environmental contexts in which top management teams (TMTs) are embedded. Contextual factors at the team, organizational, industry and business system level are considered not only important determinants of executive composition but also moderating forces shaping the consequences of executive characteristics for firm strategy and performance. In addition, the extent to which top managers matter and exert an influence on their firms differ with national level institutional settings and there is an increased interest in the cross-national variation in executive effects.

The objectives of this workshop are threefold: (1) to analyze the state of the art on Top Management Teams & Strategy Research, paying special attention the role of context; (2) to devise the future avenues for research on this topic; and (3) to generate opportunities for cross-border collaboration between TMT researchers. We encourage submission of papers that fall into one of the following three domains:
      1) Literature reviews and state-of-the-art papers, which will encourage the debate about the role of context in top management team research and discuss theoretical and empirical challenges for future TMT research.
      2) Conceptual papers focusing on the special theme “Top Management Teams & Business Strategy: Contextualizing TMTs”. We particularly welcome papers that combine different theoretical perspectives to explain the impact of contextual factors on the antecedents and consequences of TMT strategic behavior.
      3) Empirical papers contextualizing different TMT research topics, such as: the role of social, organizational, national, global and environmental contexts on TMT motivational and cognitive bases; TMT dynamics and behavior; interactions and power relations between TMT and other stakeholders; executive compensation, turnover and succession; among others.

Abstract submissions

The abstract should contain a cover page and the body of the proposal (in one document).
The cover page must include:
- The title of the proposal
- Authors’ names, affiliations, address, telephone, fax and e-mail

The body of the proposal will be an abstract of 2-3 pages (cover page not included) and min. 1000 words. Proposals will be single spaced, font size 11.
The abstract must clearly highlight the following issues:
- Purpose/Topic of the paper
- Theories used
- Research method
- Contribution of the research
 

SPONSORS

DEADLINES

Deadline for abstracts submission: December 6, 2010
Decision about selected papers: as of December 15, 2010
Full papers submission deadline: February 15, 2011
 

PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES

"Special Issue on Contextualizing Top Management Teams"
European Journal of International Management

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PRACTICALITIES

VENUE

Galatasaray University (Coskun Kirca Building)
Çiragan Cad. N. 36 Ortakoy-Istanbul

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USEFUL INFORMATION

 REGISTRATION

   
For participants affiliated with an institution that is member or associate member of the EIASM's
Academic Council
240 €
For participants coming from another academic institution 315 €

Cancellations made before March 13, 2011 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

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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