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3RD WORKSHOP ON TOP MANAGEMENT TEAMS & BUSINESS STRATEGY RESEARCH
TOP MANAGEMENT TEAMS IN FAMILY AND ENTREPRENEURIAL FIRMS

MILAN, JUNE 25-26, 2012
CO-ORGANISED WITH

CHAIRPERSONS

Alessandro Minichilli (Bocconi University)
Alejandro Escribá-Esteve (University of Valencia)
 

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Alejandro Escribá-Esteve (Department of Management "Juan José Renau Piqueras", University of Valencia)
Alessandro Minichilli (Department of Management & Technology, Bocconi University, Milan)
Sabina Nielsen (Department of International Economics and Management, Copenhagen Business School)
Sibel Yamak (Department of Management, Galatasaray University, Istanbul)
 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Marta Geletkanycz (Boston College, USA)
Luis Gomez-Mejia (Mays Business School, Texas A&M University, USA & Instituto de Empresa, Spain)
Zeki Simsek (University of Connecticut)
 

PROGRAM

CLICK HERE for the detailed final program.

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). The second edition was hosted in Instanbul (Turkey) in March-April 2011, and was chaired by Sibel Yamak (Galatasaray University, Turkey), and Sabina Nielsen (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark). 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. Nevertheless, relatively little research has investigated TMTs in entrepreneurial contexts. While the research examining the performance impact of corporate leaders in large public firms is pronouncedly mixed in its conclusions, we argue that relationships of that kind may be most apparent when leaders tend to occupy a position of unique influence within the firm, serving as the locus of control and decision-making. This is the case for instance of smaller firms, entrepreneurial ventures, as well as various types of family controlled businesses. In our view, entrepreneurial contexts represent a setting in which leadership-performance relationships are most salient.
The objectives of this workshop are threefold: (1) to analyze the state of the art on Top Management Teams & Strategy Research, paying special attention entrepreneurial and family business contexts; (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 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 in family and entrepreneurial firms”. We particularly welcome papers that combine different and novel theoretical perspectives to explain the peculiarities of TMTs characteristics and behaviors in those types of firms.
   3) Empirical papers contextualizing different TMT research topics in family and entrepreneurial ventures, such as: TMT dynamics and behavior; the role of family characteristics and family ties on TMT emotions and cognitive bases; interactions and power relations between TMT and CEO (especially if he/she is the founder), or with other governing bodies (e.g. the board of directors); executive compensation, turnover and succession; among others.

Abstract submission

The abstract should contain a cover page and the body of the proposal (in one single 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
 
                                                                                          SUBMISSION CLOSED

DEADLINES

Deadline for abstracts submission: January 23rd, 2012
Decision about selected papers: as of February 6th, 2012
Registration of authors: March 31st, 2012
Full papers submission deadline:
March 31st, 2012
 

PRACTICALITIES

Venue: Bocconi University, Via Roentgen, 1 - 20136 Milan, Italy

For transportation details CLICK HERE

ACCOMMODATION

To recieve the rates listed below, please mention in your e-mail that you are attending a Bocconi event and make sure you book well in advance.

Hotel D'Este (4*)
Viale Bligny 23, 20136 Milano
www.hoteldestemilano.it  E-mail reception@hoteldestemilano.it
Single room 135 Euro, double 190 Euro

Hotel Liberty (4*)
Viale Bligny 56, 20136 Milano
http://www.hotelliberty-milano.com/hotel-milano/en/index.html  E-mail: reserve@hotelliberty-milano.com
Euro 110 - single room
Euro 120 - double room single use
Euro 140 - double room

Hotel Sant'Ambroeus (3*)
Viale Papiniano 14, 20123 Milano
http://www.hotelsantambroeus.it  E-mail: info@hotelsantambroeus.it 
Single room 80 Euro, double 120 Euro 

ONLINE REGISTRATION

   
For participants affiliated with an institution that is member or associate member of the EIASM's
Academic Council
320 € (Exclusive of VAT)
For participants coming from another academic institution 415 € (Exclusive of VAT)

Cancellations made before June 4, 2012 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

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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