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Welcome to EIASM's Spring Newsletter

Dear Friends of EIASM,

We hope you are well and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the numerous messages and expressions of sympathy shared with us after the horrible attacks in Brussels last month. Although normal life is slowly returning, this does not mean that the victims and all those who suffered directly and indirectly have been forgotten – quite the opposite. Due to their great sacrifice, Brussels is now a safer place – and we are all working towards defeating this global threat by going about our lives and business as usual. 

We are pleased to send you our Spring Newsletter, informing you of forthcoming activities such as EDEN seminars & EIASM conferences / workshops, as well as some upcoming events of the Associations supported by EIASM – EAA, EARIE, EDAMBA, EFA, EIBA, EMAC, EURAM, and EurOMA.

As always, the EIASM team remains at your disposal for any information or help you might need.

Enjoy the reading, hope you are inspired to participate (or forward the info to students and colleagues), and see you again next time with more EIASM news and events!

In Memoriam – Bertil Näslund

Bertil Näslund

Bertil Näslund, member of the first EIASM faculty 1971-1973, passed away on February 15, 2016, at the age of 82. His academic career started with the doctoral dissertation Decisions under Risk in 1964 at Carnegie-Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh. Only two years later he was appointed to the very first chair of Business Administration at Stockholm University. In this position he was able to build a creative research environment as well as to handle a strong undergraduate student growth. When he, after five years in Stockholm, was recruited to EIASM, he collaborated with Alain Bensoussan and Gerald Hurst on the emerging use of control theory in management, manifested in the volume Management Applications of Modern Control Theory (1974). Back in Sweden, he was appointed to a chair in managerial economics at the Stockholm School of Economics, where he created its now very well reputed Department of Finance. In so doing, he developed close cooperation with colleagues at New York University. The latter was quite natural for him, since he was a true international scholar, always working in the spirit of EIASM. Therefore, there are presently a large number of management scholars in the international academic community who remember Bertil Näslund with gratitude for his work as supervisor, source of inspiration, academic entrepreneur, and eminent scholar. His contributions to management science have been considerable.

Lars Engwall
Doctoral student of Bertil Näslund
Professor emeritus at Uppsala University

News from EIASM Academic Council Members

HANKEN School of Economics – Accounting Tutorial – August 18-19, 2016

We are pleased to announce the annual Finnish Accounting Tutorial to be held on August 18-19, 2016, at Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki. The aim of the Accounting Tutorial is to bring together PhD students and Professors in the field of accounting to share their interests and views on student research projects.

The Accounting Tutorial seeks to develop PhD students’ on-going research through supportive and critical discussion, and to provide a forum for debate of emerging ideas and developments in practice and research. Each PhD student will have a nominated discussant (a Senior Faculty Member) to give feedback on his/her paper. There will be sessions both in English and in Finnish.

A Keynote speech will be given by Professor Per Olsson from ESMT European School of Management and Technology.

More information HERE.


EDEN Doctoral Seminars - Upcoming Seminars & Deadlines


NEW!  EDEN Doctoral Seminar on Research Traditions in International Sales Management
Kuopio, Finland, April 18-21, 2016
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EDEN Doctoral Seminar on Qualitative Methods in Business Research
Brussels, Belgium, May 9-12, 2016
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EDEN Doctoral Seminar on Innovation Management and Economics: Theories, Methods, Empirical Evidence and Policy Challenges
Brussels, Belgium, May 9-13, 2016
Application Deadline: Some places  still available - Contact Nina Payen -
A unique opportunity for PhD students to examine leading-edge issues in the innovation field in a truly inter-disciplinary fashion.
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EDEN Doctoral Seminar on Social Network Analysis: Theory and Methods
Santornini, Greece, June 13-17, 2016
NEW Application Deadline: April 19, 2016
This EDEN seminar introduces Social Network Analysis (SNA) theory, methods and techniques for doctoral students who aim at collecting, analysing and visualising network data for their research in diverse organisational settings and application areas.
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NEW!  EDEN-CGMA Course on Quantitative Empirical Research in Management Accounting
Shanghai, China, July 11-13, 2016
Application Deadline: May 12, 2016
This EDEN addresses issues related to designing, conducting, and evaluating quantitative empirical research on management accounting. This course will help participants gain a wider and deeper understanding of the research questions, theoretical perspectives, and research methods used in theory-based quantitative empirical research on management accounting
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EDEN Doctoral Seminar on Perspectives on Projects
Lille, France, August 22-24, 2016
Application Deadline: June 18, 2016
A forum for doctoral students in project management from Europe and around the world, where they can share experiences in studying project management, exchange information, and explore new directions and new approaches for research in the field of project management.
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EDEN Doctoral Seminar on Building Models for Marketing Decisions
Groningen, Netherlands, August 29–September 2, 2016
Application Deadline: June 24, 2016
The seminar is intended for PhD students and young scholars interested in the implementation of rigorous methods and techniques in marketing. Students will be introduced to the model building process, will be trained in designing and testing descriptive, predictive and normative models, and will be exposed to time series analysis.
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EDEN Doctoral Seminar on Empirical Financial Accounting Research
Berlin, Germany, September 19-22, 2016
Application Deadline: July 15, 2016
The seminar will focus on several main research themes in contemporary empirical financial accounting research and will examine the historical origins, theoretical underpinnings and research methods used in leading research in each area. One of the main aims of the seminar will be to develop students’ abilities to identify significant research questions and appropriate empirical methods.
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More information on other EDEN Seminars in 2016 can be found on our website

EIASM Workshops & Conferences 2016: Upcoming Events & Deadlines

31st Workshop on Strategic Human Resource Management
Segovia, Spain, April 25-26, 2016
The workshop programme is available.  
Registration is still open

12th Workshop on Family Firm Management Research
Zwolle, Netherlands  -  May 13-14, 2016
Theme of the workshop: "Bridging the Gap – Integrating Family Business Theory & Practice"
Online registration open.

MAR 2016 - Manufacturing Accounting Research Conference
Lisbon, Portugal  -  June 15-17, 2016
Registration is still open

Similar to the earlier MAR conferences, the Lisbon 2016 conference will consider the link between design, implementation, and use of management accounting and control systems, and their relevance to both theory and practice. The conference will consist of plenary presentations, concurrent sessions, and a special track for PhD students.

Note that the best papers will be submitted to a special issue of the Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management (QRAM). These papers will be subject to the journal’s double-blind review process.

12th Workshop on Accounting and Economics
Tilburg, Netherlands, June 23-24, 2016
The list of accepted papers is available
Registration is still open

7th Workshop on Accounting and Regulation
Siena, Italy, July 7-9, 2016
The exceptional workshop location is the Rock of The Monte dei Paschi Bank

This Workshop provides a unique opportunity to offer new insights into these aspects of the regulatory processes, especially in the current economic climate

A new development in this 7th International Workshop is the involvement of three academic journals in designing the call for papers and the eventual program. The journals and their respective editors are:

  • the International Journal of Accounting (IJA), Rashad Abdel-Khalik (University of Illinois, USA),
  • the Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance (JAAF), Bharat Sarath (Rutgers Business School, USA)
  • the Journal of Management and Governance (JMG), Roberto Di Pietra (University of Siena, Italy).

6th International Conference on Tourism Management and Tourism Related Issues
Krakow, Poland, September 22-23, 2016
Submission deadline: April 30, 2016 !!!

For the Sixth International Conference on Tourism Management and Related Issues to be held at Cracow Universiy of Economics, Krakow, Poland.
We invite contributions that focus especially, but not exclusively, on tourism, travel, leisure and hospitality management, with an emphasis on:
Destination management, Hospitality management, Congress management, Air transportation management, Antecedents of tourism collaboration[au1] , Archeological sites, management, World Heritage and intangible cultural heritage management, Urban and regional tourism planning, Tourism policies, Inter-organizational dynamics (e.g., mergers and acquisitions, joint venture, strategic alliances, coopetitive strategies, etc.) in the tourism sector,Tourism marketing, Renewable sources of energy and tourism, Glocalisation: managing the global and the local in the tourism industry, Ecotourism and sustainable tourism development, ICT and tourism, Managing the skies: air transportation

A new special track on "Convention and Event Management" is being introduced this year.

This Sixth Edition of the conference will provide opportunities for publication of the presented papers.

RENT 2016 Conference – Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Antwerp, Belgium, November 16-18, 2016
Submission deadline: May 15, 2016

The main theme of the conference this year is "Innovation, Relational Networks, Technology and Knowledge Transfer as Drivers of Global Competitiveness"
The main topic of the conference is to focus on how networks and knowledge transfer can help firms increase their global competitiveness by fostering innovative and entrepreneurial behavior. 

Quantitative and qualitative papers are both welcome, especially if they are presenting research issues emerging from intersections of different knowledge pools.
The list of possible sub-topics include is available on the conference web site.

6th Workshop on Audit Quality
Florence, Italy  -  September 30-October 1, 2016
Submission deadline for full papers: May 24, 2016

The workshop is organised in collaboration with Bocconi University – Department of Accounting; the invited keynote speaker is Professor Mark DeFond

11th Colloquium on Organizational Change and Development
Vienna, Austria - September 9-10, 2016
Submission deadline: May 26, 2016

12th Interdisciplinary Workshop on Intangibles, Intellectual Capital and Information
St Petersburg, Russia  -  September 22-23, 2016
Submission deadline: June 1, 2016

The workshop is organised in collaboration with the University of Ferrara and the National Research University Higher School of Economics (NRU HSE), the leading university in Russia in the fields of economics, finance and management.

A number of selected papers will be published in:

This year a PhD Workshop will take place on September 21, 2016.
Young scholars are invited to present their dissertations and paper drafts, and receive reviews and suggestions for improvement from the team of conference leaders. (More details will be posted soon/)

13th Workshop on Corporate Governance
Milan, Italy, October 27-28, 2016
Submission deadline: May 15, 2016

The 2016 workshop will be organized in the premises of the SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan. 
The chairpersons will select the three best papers for publication in the Journal of Management and Governance.

5th Workshop on Talent Management
Copenhagen, Denmark, October 3-4, 2016
Submission deadline: May 31, 2016

We invite papers from a wide range of disciplinary traditions that explore talent management issues from both theoretical and practical perspectives, and we encourage papers which are multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary in nature.

6th Workshop on Expatriation "New Trends of Expatriation"
Catania, Italy, September 15-16, 2016
Submission deadline: June 1, 2016

Some of the best papers will appear in a Special Issue of a quality journal.

1st Workshop on Governance and Management of Digitization
Brussels, Belgium, October 20-21, 2016
Submission deadline: June 1, 2016

The workshop on digital innovation and transformation will be organized along four themes:

  • Theme I: The strategy governance perspective 
  • Theme II: The innovation governance perspective 
  • Theme III: The IT governance perspective
  • Theme IV: The risk and legal governance perspective

​Papers selected by the group of chairpersons will be considered for publication in an edited book on “Governance and Management of Digitization” to be published after the workshop.

10th Conference on New Directions in Management Accounting
Brussels, Belgium, December 14-16, 2016
Submission deadline: September 15, 2016 (full papers)

IPDMC - 23rd Innovation and Product Development Management Conference

The special theme for our 2016 conference is “Crossing Borders and Boundaries: The Changing Role of Innovation / Entrepreneurship” to reflect the current age of economic turbulence and dynamic, disruptive technological and social change. The nature of competition has been changed in a world of recession following the global financial crisis in 2007. Innovative and entrepreneurial activities are considered to be ‘key’ for a business sector which may risk becoming ‘trivial’ and, vice versa, ‘unknown’ innovations/entrepreneurs frequently  emerge, shifting competition from closed to open and networked innovation systems spanning a variety of technologies, civic societies, markets and geographies. Innovation and entrepreneurship clearly constitutes one of the most central issues for management, as they directly speak to the competitive strength, sustainability and relevance of organisations and networks. Therefore, the crucial purpose of emerging, developing and developed economies is to promote entrepreneurship and innovation in order to enhance economic and social development.

The list of accepted papers that will be presented at the conference is available on:

  • The Doctoral Workshop 

The Doctoral Workshop is an integrated part of the IPDMC conference (since Hamburg in 2008). It will take place the days before the conference.
This year 21 PhD Students have been accepted. The Faculty is composed of 9 international Professors.

  • The Wall Street Journal features: "The Rise of Late Adopters: What do Late Adopters Know that We Don't Know?"

During the IPDMC 2013 and 2014 Sara Jahanmir (Doctoral Researcher at Nova SBE, Lisbon, Portugal and Research Affiliate at MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA) and Luis Filipe Lages (Professor of Marketing and Innovation, Nova SBE, Lisbon, Portugal) presented two papers on the topic of late adopters and laggards.

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EAA Annual Congress 2016 & Other Activities

EAA 2016 – 39th Annual Congress
Dates: May 11-13, 2016
Location: MECC, Maastricht, Netherlands
Host: Maastricht University
Congress Chair: Ann Vanstraelen

Registration is still open.
Full information on:

The European Doctoral Colloquium in Accounting 2016
Dates: May 7-10, 2016
Location: Kasteel Bloemendal, Vaals (near Maastricht), Netherlands
Full information on:

EAA Newsletter
If you are interested in finding out about the latest developments within the European Accounting Association, just take a few minutes to read the EAA Newsletter. EAA members and non-members alike can access the current and previous issues on the EAA website.

EARIE Annual Conference 2016

EARIE 2016 – 43rd Annual Conference of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics
Date: August 26-28, 2016
Host/Location: Nova School of Business and Economics, Lisbon, Portugal
The submission deadline (
March 15, 2016) has passed.
Conference website:

EDAMBA Activities

EDAMBA Summer Research Academy
Athens, Greece, July 18-22, 2016
NEW Application Deadline: April 15, 2016
The EDAMBA Summer Research Academy is aimed at giving an analysis and some important perspectives on the challenges facing management and business research in a postmodern knowledge economy. It will position management and business research in relation to the moral and normative issues, the methodological issues and issues concerning new theoretical developments.

EDAMBA Annual Meeting 2016
Kent, Canterbury, U.K.
August 21-23, 2016

Theme: Beyond Academic Outputs?
Research Impact and Multiple Doctoral Career Progression Paths in Business and Management

- Should doctoral education focus exclusively on creating academic knowledge to be published in peer reviewed journals?
- Should doctoral education instead create knowledge capacity that has a direct impact on policy, practice, and society? In this case, what type of specific training should be part of a doctoral studies curriculum?
The purpose of this two-day annual meeting is to find answers to some of these questions by bringing together doctoral program directors, academics, business leaders, and doctoral students to reflect on the rapidly changing landscape of doctoral research, training, and careers in business and management

Read more on the Website: EDAMBA 2016

EFA Annual Meeting 2016 & Doctoral Tutorial

EFA 2016 - 43rd Annual Meeting of the European Finance Association
Date: August 17-20, 2016
Location / Host: BI Norwegian Business School – Campus Nydalen, Oslo, Norway
The submission deadline has passed.
Conference website:

The EFA 2016 Oslo conference will be preceded by the...

EFA Doctoral Tutorial 2016
Date: August 17, 2016
Location / Host: BI Norwegian Business School – Campus Nydalen, Oslo, Norway
The submission deadline has passed.
Event website:

EIBA Annual Conference 2016 & Doctoral Events

EIBA logo

EIBA 2016 – 42nd Annual Conference of the European International Business Academy
"Liabilities of Foreignness vs. the Value of Diversity: Conflict or Complement?"
Date: December 2-4, 2016
Location / Host: WU – Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Submission deadline: July 15, 2016
Conference website: |

The EIBA 2016 Vienna conference will be preceded by two doctoral events...

30th EIBA Doctoral Tutorial
"The John H. Dunning Doctoral Tutorial in International Business"
Date: December 2, 2016
Location / Host: WU – Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Submission deadline: September 1, 2016

5th EIBA Doctoral Symposium
Date: December 2, 2016
Location / Host: WU – Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Submission deadline: September 1, 2016

EMAC Annual Conference 2016 & Other Activities

EMAC Annual Conference & Doctoral Colloquium 2016

EMAC 2016 – 29th Doctoral Colloquium
Location: Oslo, Norway
Dates: May 22-24, 2016

EMAC 2016 – 45th Annual Conference
Theme: "Marketing in the Age of Data"
Location: Oslo, Norway
Dates: May 24-27, 2016
Early-bird registration deadline: April 15, 2016

7th EMAC Regional Conference 2016
Theme: "Where the East kisses the West: Marketing Convergence and Divergence in the New Europe"
Location: Sarajevo, Bosnia,
Dates: September 14-16, 2016

Submission Deadline: April 25, 2016 (noon CET Time)

Other Activities 2016

EMAC McKinsey Dissertation Award

1st EMAC Junior Faculty & Doctoral Student Research Camp
Location: University of Vienna, Austria
Dates: September 1-2, 2016
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2016

For more information about the Junior Faculty & Doctoral Student reseach Camp and application, click HERE.

EMAC Annual Conference & Doctoral Colloqium 2017

EMAC 2017 – 30th Doctoral Colloquium
Location: Groningen, Netherlands
Dates: May 21-23, 2017

EMAC 2017 – 46th Annual Conference
Theme: Leaving Footprint!
Location: Groningen, Netherlands
Dates: May 23-26, 2017

EMAC Newsletter & Chronicle

The EMAC Newsletter
EMAC Members are invited to send their contributions for the monthly EMAC E-Newsletter to Anne-Laure Marteaux. Previous quarterly Newsletters 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 
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 Conference 2016 & Other Activities

EURAM Annual Conference 2016
Theme: "Manageable Cooperation?"
Dates: June 1-4, 2016
Labs for all participants on May 31, 2016, followed by the welcome reception.
Location: Paris, France

For registration, click 

EURAM Doctoral Colloquium 2016
Dates: May 29-31, 2016
Location: Paris, France

Deadline for Paper Submission: Closed


EURAM-EFMED Research Leadership Programme - Cycle 6
Designed for Potential and Current Research Directors
Dates: October 18-21 & December 7-9, 2016
Location: Brussels, Belgium

For more information, contact 

For more information on the above events and on others – organised with EURAM's Strategic Groups – see

For the EURAM Newsletter, use the link 

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EurOMA Annual Conference 2016 & Other Activities

EurOMA Annual Conference 2016

EurOMA 2016 – 23rd International Annual EurOMA Conference 
Date: June 17-22, 2016
Location: Trondheim, Norway

The EurOMA 2016 conference will be preceded by the following events...

  • 15th EurOMA Doctoral Seminar 
    June 17-18, 2016
  • 9th EurOMA Workshop on Journal Publishing in Operations Management
    June 18, 2016
  • 8th EurOMA Young Scholars' Workshop 
    June 19, 2016

Other Upcoming EurOMA Activities

5th World Conference on P&OM  
September 6-10, 2016
Havana, Cuba

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