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Welcome to EIASM's Fall 2017 Newsletter

Dear Friends of EIASM,

We trust that after an enjoyable summer break, you are ready to start the academic year full of renewed enthusiasm!

The Fall 2017 issue of the EIASM Newsletter provides a timely update on our forthcoming EDEN Seminars and EIASM Conferences & Workshops. For more information and details, we invite you to visit our website at and to join us on Facebook ► .

May we also draw your attention to EIASM's online job market and the job openings currently listed. You may not be aware that if your university is a member of EIASM's Academic Council, posting a job announcement on this site is free of charge.

In this Newsletter (as in all issues) you will find information on the events of the Associations supported by EIASM:

EAA European Accounting Association
EARIE European Association for Research in Industrial Economics
EDAMBA European Doctoral Programmes Association in
Management and Business Administration
EFA European Finance Association
EIBA European International Business Academy
EMAC European Marketing Academy
EURAM European Academy of Management
EurOMA European Operations Management Association

The EIASM team remains at your disposal for any information or help you might need – e-mail us at

EDEN Doctoral Seminars - Upcoming Deadlines

EDEN Doctoral Seminar on Research Methods in Marketing and Management
Brussels, Belgium – October 2-6, 2017
Application Deadline: Seats still available (contact Nina Payen:

The purpose of this seminar is to introduce students to important issues in the design, analysis and interpretation of behavioral research in marketing and management.

Topics covered in the seminar include:

  • Measurement theory and construction of reliable and valid measurement instruments
  • Testing for mediator and moderator effects
  • Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modeling
  • Hierarchical linear models and latent class analysis                                    

EDEN Doctoral Seminar on How to Design your PhD
Brussels, Belgium – October 23-27, 2017
Application Deadline: September 8, 2017

This seminar helps early stage PhD candidates design their research project. In particular, participants will:

  • acknowledge process, philosophical, and methodological ambiguities in their research;
  • understand the interplay between theory, method, data, rhetoric, and authorship in their research;
  • apply a framework of 21 questions to focus and design their research;
  • diagnose the current strengths and weaknesses of their research;
  • learn strategies for literature review, theory development, and theory testing;
  • formulate alternative research ideas and research questions;
  • design a literature review;
  • discuss alternative qualitative research designs;
  • discuss alternative quantitative research designs;
  • develop a conceptual model;
  • discuss alternative measurements;
  • design data collection and analysis;
  • design their thesis project.

EDEN Doctoral Seminar on Consumer Research
Brussels, Belgium – November 20-24, 2017          
Application Deadline: September 18, 2017

The aim of this course is to be an introduction in how to do consumer behavior research, rather than to provide exhaustive coverage of the field as a whole. It will focus on evaluating papers, preparing research ideas, and developing them into research proposals in four important areas of consumer research: self-control, social identity, consumer decision making, and consumer culture theory.

EDEN Doctoral Seminar on Advanced Strategic Management
Fontainebleau, France – November 27-December 1, 2017
Application Deadline: September 25, 2017

Topics covered in the Seminar will include:

  • Modern methods and econometric models for empirical work in strategy
  • Formal models in strategy research
  • Value-based strategy
  • Corporate strategy and the boundaries of the firm
  • Competitive strategy 
  • Innovation strategy and productivity

EDEN Doctoral Seminar on Methods, Techniques and Theories in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Brussels, Belgium – December 4-8, 2017
Application Deadline: September 30, 2017

The seminar introduces the participants to the methods, techniques and theories commonly used in their research area. It also offers possibilities for young researchers to get in contact with their peers, to explore new avenues of thinking, to learn collectively and to exchange ideas in a very active and stimulating way.

The emphasis is on interactive learning with peers about the practical aspects of setting up a research project            

EDEN Doctoral Seminar on Case Studies in Business and Management Research
Helsinki, Finland –  December 4-9, 2017
Application Deadline: September 30, 2017

The purpose of this course is to introduce doctoral students from Europe and around the world to the diversity of ways of conducting case study research and to improve their own research practice. It aims to provide an overview of recent trends and debates on the case study in management and organization research. This course will focus on issues that are often left out of methodology courses and training, notably: What are the different views on the theoretical contribution that a case study can make, and what lies behind these differences? As researchers, how can we theorize from case studies? How do ontological and epistemological assumptions affect views about case study quality and design? What is the ‘disciplinary convention’ regarding the case study in your own field of research, and why does it matter? What are your options when writing up your case study for publication? What are the current trends in case research in top management journals? What can management researchers learn from case study trends in other fields, such as political science? As a case researcher, how can you best defend your methodological choices? 

EDEN Doctoral Seminar on Quantitative Empirical Research in Management Accounting
Brussels, Belgium – December 11-15, 2017
Application Deadline: October 5, 2017

This EDEN course will focus on quantitative empirical research methods used in management accounting research (archival, experiment, quantitative field study, and survey) and frequently used theoretical perspectives including economic theories (agency, value of information, organizational architecture, and complementarities in organization design), organizational contingency theorizing (selection fit, interaction fit, and system fit), and psychology theories (cognition, motivation, and social). In addition, general concepts related to the design, conduct, and evaluation of theory-consistent empirical research will be presented.

EIASM Workshops & Conferences 2017 - Upcoming Deadlines

4th Workshop on Business Ethics 
Brussels, Belgium 
— November 9-10, 2017
Submission deadline: September 5, 2017

The aim of the workshop is to provide an opportunity for scholars as well as practitioners to present and develop their research ideas. While there are no restrictions in regards to paper topics other than their relevance to business ethics and corporate responsibility, we particularly welcome contributions to the following sub-themes: Business and human rights; Political role and responsibility of corporations; Historic corporate social responsibility; Future directions in business ethics; Post-structural and post-foundational currents in business ethics.

See more details on:

6th Reward Management Conference (RMC 2017)
The New Pay Revisited: Promises Fulfilled or Unrequited?
Brussels, Belgium 
— December 7-8, 2017
Submission deadline: September 15, 2017

This conference focuses on recent relevant academic research in the field of Reward Management. We seek submissions on topics related to the theme, but also other reward issues at all levels of analysis: theoretical, empirical, and case approaches are welcomed. The conference also serves as a bridge between academics and practitioners; we invite submissions written from either a primary view or those with combined purposes. In addition to the academic programme, a number of reward professionals will also be invited to exchange ideas and stimulate dialogue between researchers and practitioners.

For peer review and publication opportunities see the website:

EIASM Workshops & Conferences 2017 - Upcoming Events

9th Conference on Performance Measurement and Management Control
Nice, France — September 13-15, 2017
The conference programme is available. Registration is still open.

13th Interdisciplinary Workshop on Intangibles and Intellectual Capital: Long term value creation, Governance and Integrated Reporting
Ancona, Italy — September 21-22, 2017

The 13th edition of this workshop aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice in the concerned field by fostering reflections and 'prognoses' on Intangibles, Intellectual Capital and Integrated Reporting and Governance and, thus, to favour an osmosis between knowledge creation and knowledge application. In this respect, special tracks on Public Sector, Intellectual CapitalDigitalisation and Information Systems are being organised as well as a Special Panel on Valuation of Intangibles and a Special Session on “Intangibles, Policy and Politics: A Socio-Economic Perspective”.

A Special Issue of the

Journal of Management and Governance
"The Role of Intellectual Capital and Integrated Reporting in Management and Governance: A Performative Perspective"

will be based on the papers presented at the workshop.

We are very glad to announce that a record number of submissions has been proposed. Around 100 papers will be presented at the conference.

The workshop programme wil be available soon.

7th International Conference on Tourism Management and Related Issues 
Milan, Italy — September 28-29, 2017
The workshop programme wil be available soon.

6th Workshop on Talent Management 
Barcelona, Spain 
— October 2-3, 2017
The workshop programme wil be available soon.

Talent Management has established itself as one of the key priorities for C-suite executives and HR professionals alike. However, HR professionals continue to struggle to deliver on the talent agenda. This workshop is designed to bring together leading and emerging scholars working from a range of disciplines in the area of talent management with the intention of developing theoretical and empirical work which can contribute to this rapidly emerging area of study.

The list of accepted papers is available on the workshop website.

14th Workshop on Corporate Governance
with two new Special Tracks on Governance of Digitalization Responsible Board Leadership
Brussels, Belgium 
— November 6-7, 2017

The 14th Workshop will address:

Track A: International Corporate Governance
Track B: Strategic Direction
Track C: HR Governance
Track D: Strategic Control
Track E: Governance of Digitization and of Cyber Security (detailed information on the website)
Track F: Responsible Board Leadership (detailed information on the website)

See more details on


RENT 2017 – 31st Conference on Research in ENTrepreneurship
Theme: “Relevance in Entrepreneurship Research”
Lund, Sweden — November 16-18, 2017
Registration is open.


Report on the 24th International Product Development Management Conference (IPDMC)

The 24th Innovation and Product Development Management Conference (IPDMC) took place at Reykjavik University in Reykjavik, Iceland, on June 11-13, 2017. Reykjavik University hosted the IPDMC and its 200 participants representing 27 countries, with large delegations from Germany, France, the Netherlands, UK, Italy, USA, Denmark, and Sweden.

The event was chaired by Professors Marina Candi (Reykjavik University) and Abbie Griffin (University of Utah, USA). 144 papers were presented, spread over 20 tracks. All sessions were actively chaired, with a great deal of interaction. A climate of learning, exchange, and progress, characterized all sessions – very promising for the development of this research field and community.

A new concept of ‘Challenge Sessions’ was introduced, offering the opportunity to receive additional comprehensive feedback on manuscripts and presentations. These were very successful and we intend to further develop this type of session in the 2018 Conference.

The selection of accepted papers was based on double-blind review process. The reviewers were senior professors who are well positioned internationally in the field. Each abstract was evaluated using the following criteria: Quality of the proposed contribution to theory and practice; Originality and appropriateness of the research method; Technical competence in the development and execution of the research; Value of the findings in contributing to knowledge and managerial practice.

Excellence was also recognised:

The Winners of the 2017 Christer Karlsson Best Paper Award are:

- Ramon Eliëns - Katrin Eling - Sarah Gelper - Fred Langerak -
with the paper entitled: “Point of No Return: Escalation in New Product Development”


The Winner of the 2017 Thomas Hustad Best Paper Award is:

- Ronny Reinhardt -
with the paper entitled: “The High-End-Bias—An Irrational Preference of Decision Makers for High-End Over Low-End"

The 2017 IPDM Conference was preceded by the 10th Doctoral Workshop on Product Development Management. A faculty team of nine professors, led by Professor John Christiansen of Copenhagen Business School, worked with the 23 PhD students, discussing the doctoral research papers and progress of each of the students. Professor Gloria Barczak (Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Product Innovation Management) and Professor Jennie Björk (Editor-in-Chief, Creativity and Innovation Management) offered advice and guidance on publication to the students.

Finally, the conference dinner took place at the Harpa building, one of Reykjavik’s distinguishing landmarks located in the harbour – a solitary spot with a clear view of the enormous sea and the mountains surrounding Reykjavik.

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The 25th Innovation and Product Development Management Conference (IPDMC)
will take place on June 10-14, 2018, at
IDMEC, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal.

The submission deadline is: November 4, 2017 (midnight CET)  (500-word abstracts)

More details on this conference & special anniversary celebration will be available soon on:

The associated Doctoral Workshop will take place on June 9-10, 2018.
The submission deadline is: December 1, 2017.

Report on the Service Business Innovation Workshop: Implications on Governance, Management Accounting and Control

On June 29-30, 2017, an international group of 25 academics met at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa in Italy for the Service Business Innovation Workshop to discuss the role of management accounting and control in service business innovation – especially in the context of manufacturing companies increasingly interested and investing in service activities (i.e., the phenomenon of 'servitization of manufacturing').

The participants presented research works addressing many different questions within the topic of the workshop, ranging from performance measurement, to strategy, environmental performance, collaborative partnership, and servitization paradox.

As the aim of the organizers was to stimulate the discussion and create a familiar environment, the classical workshop design of presentations and feedback sessions was enriched by the involvement of a discussant for each paper.

To further enrich the value of the workshop, the participants had the possibility to submit their papers to a Special Issue of the Journal of Management and Governance where the workshop organizers (Andrea Tenucci, Teemu Laine and Petri Suomala) will act as Guest Editors.

A positive and constructive environment has been created – to the point where many participants, with great enthusiasm, asked about repeating the event in order to create and enlarge this niche community on the topic.

EAA Annual Congress 2018 & Other Activities

EAA 2018 - 41st Annual Congress
Dates: May 30-June 1, 2018
Location: Milan, Italy
Host: Bocconi University
Congress Chair: Miles Gietzmann

Paper submission deadline: December 1, 2017
The submission will be opened soon.


The European Doctoral Colloquium in Accounting 2018
Dates: May 26-29, 2018
Location: Varese, Italy

Paper submission deadline: November 15, 2017
The submission is open.

EAA Talent Workshop 2017 - EAA Job Market for Accounting Academics
Dates: November 3-4, 2017
Location: Madrid, Spain

PhD application deadline: September 30, 2017
Registration deadline for recruiting institutions: October 16, 2017

Full information HERE

EAA-ARC – Accounting Research Center –
If you are looking for an event in accounting research – such as a doctoral course, a workshop, or a conference – please visit the EAA Accounting Research Center, the one-stop place for research resources and networking opportunities relevant for emerging scholars and others interested in accounting research.

EAA Newsletter
If you would like to learn about the latest developments within the European Accounting Association, why not take a few minutes to read the latest EAA Newsletter? Members and non-members alike can access this and previous issues on the EAA website.

EARIE Annual Conference 2017

EARIE 2017 – 44th Annual Conference of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics
Dates: August 31 – September 2, 2017
Host / Location: Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (MUSBE), Maastricht, Netherlands
Programme (various versions):

Conference website: |


EDAMBA Activities

2017 EDAMBA Annual Meeting & General Assembly
Venice, Italy, August 27-29, 2017

Doctoral programs in Management and Business Administration play a pivotal role, in developing a pool of young and inspired researchers who could contribute to address these major challenges either as academics or as leaders of research centers, private and public companies or consultant firms. How could we build better doctoral programs crossing geographical and cultural boundaries through international collaborations? Which interdisciplinary teaching programs help to develop research projects that could grasp the new phenomena? Which institutions should doctoral programs collaborate with, to enrich the capacity of young scholars to raise the relevance of their research? These are the questions the EDAMBA Annual Meeting, held by Ca’ Foscari University, will address.

EDAMBA Annual Meeting Website
EDAMBA Website


EIASM EDAMBA Consortium on Doctoral Supervision
Sant Cugat (Barcelona) Spain, January 17-19, 2018


EDAMBA 2018 Thesis Competition
Application Deadline: January 28, 2018


For more information on EDAMBA,  please consult the EDAMBA website

EFA Annual Meeting & Doctoral Events 2017

EFA 2017 – 44th Annual Meeting of the European Finance Association
Dates: August 23-26, 2017
Host / Location: University of Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
Registration deadline (online): August 1, 2017  (NOTE: On-site registration available at a higher fee...)
Conference website: |  

The EFA 2017 Mannheim conference is preceded by two doctoral events...

EFA Doctoral Tutorial 2017
Date: August 23, 2017 – welcome dinner on Tuesday, August 22nd
Host / Location: University of Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
Event website:

EFA Doctoral Workshop 2017  NEW!
Theme: New Frontiers in Finance – Insurance Markets 
Date: August 23, 2017 – welcome dinner on Tuesday, August 22nd
Host / Location: University of Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
Event website:

The 45th EFA Annual Meeting (EFA 2018) will be held in Warsaw, Poland – August 22-25, 2018 – details coming soon... 

EIBA Annual Conference & Doctoral Events 2017

EIBA logo

EIBA 2017 – 43rd Annual Conference of the European International Business Academy
"International Business in the Information Age"
Dates: December 14-16, 2017
Host / Location: Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
Submission deadline for Posters, Doctoral Events, & PDWs: September 1, 2017
Conference website:  |  ♦  call for papers

EIBA 2017 Milan is preceded by two doctoral events...

31st EIBA Doctoral Tutorial
"The John H. Dunning Doctoral Tutorial in International Business"
Date: December 14, 2017
Host / Location: Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
Submission deadline: September 1, 2017

6th EIBA Doctoral Symposium

"The Danny Van Den Bulcke Doctoral Symposium in International Business"
Date: December 14, 2017
Host / Location: Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
Submission deadline: September 1, 2017

EIBA 2017 Milan also features Paper Development Workshops (PDWs) & social events – details on the website...

International Business Perspectives
ISSN 2222-4785

The EIBAzine online newsletter (current and past issues) is available on the EIBA website (under Publications).

EMAC 2017 Regional Conference & Other Activities

EMAC 2017 Regional Conference

EMAC 2017 Regional Conference
Theme: "Bridging the Marketing Theory/Practice Gap and Competitiveness of the New Europe"
Location: Timisoara, Romania
Date: September 20-22, 2017

Registration deadline: September 10, 2017

Registration link

EMAC 2018 Annual Conference & Doctoral Colloquium 

EMAC 2018- 31st Doctoral Colloquium
Location: Glasgow, UK
Dates: May 27-29, 2018

Submission Deadline: January 24, 2018, 15:00 CET  (not open yet)

EMAC 2018 – 47th Annual Conference
Theme: "People Make Marketing"
Location: Glasgow, UK
Dates: May 29–June 1, 2018

Submission Deadline: December 5, 2017, 15:00 CET (not open yet)

EMAC Newsletter & Chronicle

EMAC NewsletterEMAC Members are invited to send their contributions for the monthly EMAC E-Newsletter to Anne-Laure Marteaux. The next issue will be circulated in September. Previous quarterly Newsletters (until June 2014) are available on the EMAC Website. As of September 2014, the EMAC E-Newsletter is sent each month to current EMAC members.

The EMAC Chronicle is an annual publication aimed at informing EMAC members, potential members and other stakeholders about the Academy's activities, as well as providing insightful views and articles on what is happening in the Marketing discipline. The EMAC Chronicle is also available on the EMAC website (under Publications).


EURAM Annual Conferences & Other Activities


EURAM Early Career Colloquium

Theme: Leaders of Ideas
Dates: 18-20 March 2018

Location: Rome 



EURAM Annual Conference 2018

Theme: Research in Action 
Dates: 20-23 June 2018
Location: Reykjavik, Iceland

Call for Papers issued on 26 September 2017. 

EURAM Doctoral Colloquium 2018

Dates: 18-20 June 2018
Location: Reykjavik, Icelan

For more information on the above events and others organised with EURAM's Strategic Interest Groups, please consult the EURAM website at the link

For the EURAM Newsletter:

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EurOMA Annual Conference 2018

EurOMA 2018 – 25th International Annual EurOMA Conference 
"To serve, to produce and to servitize in the era of networks, big data and analytics"
Date: June 24-26, 2018
Location: Budapest, Hungary

The EurOMA 2018 conference will be preceded by the following events...

  • 17th EurOMA Doctoral Seminar 
  • 11th EurOMA Workshop on Journal Publishing in Operations Management
  • 10th EurOMA Young Scholars' Workshop 

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