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EIASM Newsletter - February 2017

Dear Friends of EIASM,

Hope you have had a good start to 2017 and that this year brings you much success and happiness!

We are pleased to send you our first Newsletter of 2017, informing you of forthcoming activities such as EDEN Seminars and EIASM Workshops & Conferences, along with selected upcoming events of the Associations supported by EIASM – EAA, EARIE, EDAMBA, EFA, EIBA, EMAC, EURAM, and EurOMA – as well as some other interesting new initiatives.

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

We hope you appreciate receiving this information and count on you to share it with your colleagues.

EIASM Academic Council meeting 2017 on Interdisciplinary Research

In 2015, the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM) launched a new Award to acknowledge individuals who have made exemplary contributions in interdisciplinary research. EIASM believes that interdisciplinarity is needed to ensure that theory-building, empirical research, education and institution-building in management, integrate knowledge and progress in an era of increasing specialization. This is essential to further develop management as a field that is able to advance theoretically, to provide relevant knowledge for students and practitioners, and to ultimately help to deal with the grand and highly complex challenges of contemporary society.

At the upcoming Acadamic Council meeting to take place in Brussels on 3rd April 2017, we will be honoured and pleased to present the 1st EIASM Interdisciplinary Leader Award to Professor Barbara Czarniawska, awarding her exemplary contributions in interdisciplinary research.

Professor Czarniawska’s talk will be followed by a Question & Answer session and an evening dinner. We will also take this opportunity to brief you shortly on EIASM’s activities and offer you a chance to express your views and needs.


13:30           Coffee at EIASM
14:00           Welcome by EIASM President, Chris Chapman
14:10           Keynote speech by Barbara Czarniawska
15:10           Q&A
15:30           Award ceremony
15:40           Update on EIASM activities
16:00           Q&A
16:15           Closure
19:00           Evening dinner

Everybody is welcome to attend the EIASM Academic Council meeting free of charge. Representatives of non Academic Council members, who want to join for the evening dinner, will be asked for a contribution of 70€ for the evening dinner.

To register for the event, please click HERE.

Questions can be forwarded to Nicole Coopman (

NEW - EIASM/FNEGE Workshop on Research Impact and 2020 Challenge



EIASM / FNEGE Workshop on

Research Impact and 2020 Challenge 

Paris, 6-7 April 2017

Organizers: Gerardine Doyle, Jean-Fabrice Lebraty, Karl Wennberg

Speakers/panelists include:

Michel Kalika, Université de Lyon 3
Marcel Bogers, Copenhagen University
Marie-Laure Djelic, Sciences Po
Jean Philippe Denis, Université Paris Sud
Ciaran Duffy, Senior Scientific Officer, Enterprise Ireland
Pär Mårtensson, Stockholm School of Economics
Fernanda Arreola, ESSCA Ecole de management
Richard  Soparnot, ESSCA Ecole de management

Research impact today goes beyond academic publishing. Management research has significant policy impact (public policy, industry, NGOs, students) and research is increasingly diffused through media (traditional media and social media). Horizon 2020 initiatives are a big challenge both for researchers and practitioners.

EIASM in collaboration with FNEGE would like to discuss with you how we can support research outreach to support Horizon 2020.

Why research impact?

  • In today’s academic world, research impact is wanted by academic institutions as well as research funders. Traditional academic output (papers, books, etc.) still represents the academic core production and is a pre-condition for other types of impact.
  • Most stakeholders do not consume traditional academic output but rather focus on practice/policy oriented outputs.
  • Diffusing research in media is necessary but not sufficient to have policy impacts. Simple press releases by research institutions have limited impact.
  • Research outreach policy impact is inherently long-term.

For whom is this workshop useful?

  • Research faculty members who seek enhanced knowledge, skills, and networks related to research outreach
  • Mid/Senior academics
  • Final year PhD students
  • University outreach officers and related personnel working with research outreach
  • Journalists interested in business and social science

What will the workshop cover?

  • How to improve the impact of research both within academia and to non-academic actors (e.g. diffusing research) 
  • How to improve the impact of research more broadly with economic/political and social decision makers
  • Showcase of tools used in the management of social media and traditional media
  • Roundtable discussions and workshops with researchers experienced in in the management of social media and traditional media
  • Roundtable discussions and workshops with journalists and policy makers used to consume, report, and act on business research.

The workshop will take place in the Ecole des Mines in central Paris, 6-7 April 2017, from lunch to lunch. (Lunches and the reception on April 6th are included.)
Address: MINES ParisTech / PSL Research University 60, boulevard Saint-Michel, 75 272 Paris Cedex 06 - France   

How to register?

To register, click on the link below:


Registration Deadline: 25 February 2017


More details are available on the event's website at the link
Questions can be forwarded to Ms. Nina Payen (

EDEN Doctoral Seminars - Upcoming Deadlines

Do not miss the deadlines !

EDEN Doctoral Seminar on Organizational Design
Aarhus, Denmark, April 24-27, 2017
Application deadline: February 15, 2017
This seminar gives the participant a thorough understanding of the concepts and theories in the field of organization design, including its theoretical foundation and future directions. Students will gain an understanding of the relationship between organization theory and organization design, with an emphasis on theories that have practical applications. Further, students will obtain a thorough understanding of the differences and similarities of traditional and modern organizational designs, particularly collaborative communities and the digital enterprise. The most recent development in the field, design thinking, will be examined using an experiential exercise.
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EDEN Doctoral Seminar on Qualitative Methods in Business Research
Brussels, Belgium, May 15-18, 2017
Application deadline: February 15, 2017
The course has several educational objectives. The first objective is to broaden the participants’ knowledge concerning the various qualitative approaches, as well as to outline their potential for doctoral dissertations in the area of business research in various European countries. The third objective is to help students to identify appropriate qualitative methodologies and methods for their own doctoral research projects. The objective of enhancing publication process based on doctoral thesis is among the educational objectives on the course
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EDEN Doctoral Seminar on Applied Methods and Methodology in Cross Cultural Research
Vaasa, Finland, May 29-June 2, 2017
Application Deadline: February 28, 2017
The seminar will provide participants with the relevant methodological literature on cross-cultural methods. They will be able to use the literature as a guideline for their own methodological choices. The participants will understand the difficulties but also the opportunities of conducting cross-cultural research and will acquire the knowledge, understanding and preparedness to independently develop skills in conducing empirical cross-cultural research.
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EDEN Doctoral Seminar on International Mergers and Acquisitions
Brussels, Belgium, May 8-12, 2017
Application deadline: March 1, 2017
The objectives of the seminar  are:

  • to provide an overview of state-of-the-art approaches to studying domestic and cross-border international mergers and acquisitions
  • to discuss specific theoretical and methodological challenges and  foster critical thinking
  • to present and discuss various future trends, issues and perspectives on the cross-border M&A phenomena, such as strategic, economic/finance, human behavior, organizational and international cultural and others as well as the relationships between these research stream​

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EDEN Doctoral Seminar on Social Network Analysis      
Paris, France, June 12-16, 2017
Application deadline: April 5, 2017
An introduction to SNA theory, methods and techniques for doctoral students who aim at collecting, analyzing and visualizing network data for their research in diverse organizational settings and application areas. 
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EDEN Doctoral Seminar on Corporate Finance Theory and Evidence      
Brussels, Belgium, June 12-16, 2017
Application deadline: April 10, 2017
An exposure to the most important current and historical literature in four core areas of corporate finance — capital structure, payout policy, corporate governance, and capital acquisition.
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NEW EDEN Doctoral Seminar on Conceptual Paper Development & Theory Building in Management and Organizational Studies
Brussel, Belgium, June 26-30, 2017
Application deadline: April 20, 2017
Develop an understanding on developing theory and making valuable conceptual contributions, and learn about the key elements of a theory, the approaches to build and to evaluate theory.
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More seminars on the EIASM website

EIASM Workshops & Conferences 2017 - Upcoming Deadlines

NEW - Workshop on Service Business Innovation: Implications on Governance Management Accounting and Control
Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies - Pisa, Italy - June 29-30, 2017
Submission deadline : February 28, 2017

New service businesses are emerging in all the industries. Manufacturing companies are particularly involved in such service business innovation process (servitisation, servitization, service infusion or product-service systems). However, the majority of the companies are struggling in identifying and introducing the required governance and management accounting to support their service business innovation.

11th Workshop on the Challenges of Managing the Third Sector
Belfast, UK, June 14-15, 2017
Submission deadline: March 3, 2017

The Third Sector - broadly defined as the voluntary, charitable, co-operative, religious, health and educational organisations which sit outside the confines of the private (‘profit’) and public sectors - is facing a rapidly changing environment which challenges its efficient management and continuation. This research workshop seeks to examine current influences on the effective operation of these nonprofit organisations (NPOs). We are interested in high-quality research papers which address the managerial challenges facing this sector. The organisers are particularly interested in the results of managerial, economic and inter-disciplinary approaches. This workshop will be of interest not only to researchers active in this area, but also to policy-makers, senior managers and practitioners from all disciplines.

EIASM Workshops & Conferences 2017 - Upcoming Events

8th Workshop on Top Management Teams and Business Strategy Research
Seville, Spain, March 23-24, 2017
Registration open

32nd Workshop on Strategic Human Resource Management
University of Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland, April 24-25, 2017
Registration open

9th Workshop on Interpretive Consumer Research 
Stockholm, Sweden, April 27-28, 2017
Registration open

13th Workshop on Family Firm Management Research
Bilbao, Spain, May 25-27, 2017
Theme: Creativity and Family Businesses 

24th Innovation and Product Development Management Conference (IPDMC)
Reykjavik, Iceland, June 11-13, 2017

11th Workshop on the Challenges of Managing the Third Sector
Belfast, UK, June 14-15, 2017
Submission deadline: March 3, 2017

NEW - Workshop on Service Business Innovation: Implications on Governance Management Accounting and Control
Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies - Pisa, Italy - June 29-30, 2017
Submission deadline: February 28, 2017

7th Conference on Current Research in Taxation
Vienna, Austria, July 10-11, 2017
Submission deadline:
 April 1, 2017 

For more EIASM Workshops & Conferences, please see our full Calendar of Activities on our website

Report on the 10th Conference on New Directions in Management Accounting

The 10th EIASM Conference on “New Directions in Management Accounting”, chaired by Kari Lukka and Michael Shields, took place in Brussels, December 14-16, 2016. This conference series was initiated by the two chairpersons back in 1998, and all of the event venues have been in Brussels, with similar timings (i.e., middle of December, just before Christmas).

The 10th edition of the conference attracted more than 140 participants from 23 countries covering all continents – most coming from Germany and the Netherlands (16), followed by Finland (14), and then USA and Denmark (each with 10 participants). These numbers indicate that management accounting research is alive and well on the global scale, and that there is considerable current interest in management accounting research as well as in finding new directions in this area.

There were four keynote speakers addressing several engaging topics:

  • Clara Chen (University of Illinois):
    "Management control system and innovation"
  • Norio Sawabe (Kyoto University):
    "Clinical accounting research practices in Japanese SMEs"
  • Eva Labro (University of North Carolina):
    “Managerial accounting bridges: Crossing the accounting research areas divide”
  • Marc Wouters (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology):
    “Reflections on doing interventionist research – There’s not that much special about something very special”

These four plenaries, given by very influential accounting scholars, were well-received and offered a lot of ideas for the future management accounting research of all conference participants.

In addition to the four plenaries, there were 61 paper presentations, which were held in four parallel sessions, clustered under numerous themes. For this conference, 110 submissions were received, hence the competition to get accepted into the conference program was tough this time. Each paper had a discussant named in advance. Many participants indicated that the role of discussants in this kind of a conference is crucial, and that this worked very well this time, too.

The conference had a social program as well: An evening reception on the first day, and the conference dinner on the second day. The reception was organized jointly with the journal Management Accounting Research and its Editor, Karen Sedatole.

As in the nine previous years, the 10th NDMA Conference was financially supported by CIMA, for which the chairs and the EIASM are very grateful. David Hackett from CIMA kindly gave a speech during the conference dinner.

The 10th edition of this conference series was the last one chaired and organised by Kari Lukka and Michael Shields, who stepped down at the end of the event – allowing room for a new team formed by Chris Chapman, Frank Moers and Michael Williamson, to step in. This new team will take care of the 11th EIASM Conference on “New Directions in Management Accounting” that will be held December 12-14, 2018. We trust that the conference series will continue in safe and capable hands and wholeheartedly wish them good luck for its future.

– Kari Lukka –     


EAA Annual Congress 2017 & Other Activities

EAA 2017 - 40th Annual Congress
Dates: May 10-12, 2017
Location: Valencia Conference Centre, Valencia, Spain
Host: University of Valencia
Congress Chair: Begoña GINER

The paper submission deadline has passed.

The European Doctoral Colloquium in Accounting 2017
Dates: May 6-9, 2017
Location: Parador El Saler, near Valencia, Spain

The paper submission deadline has passed.

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

Submission deadline: March 15, 2017
Conference website: |

EDAMBA Activities

2017 Summer Research Academy

Athens, Greece, July 17-21, 2017
Application Deadline: March 31, 2017

The general the aims of the EDAMBA Summer Research Academies are to

  • provide a forum for dialogue on research paradigms and methodologies in the field of management and business research
  • allow participants to present their own research with a focus on its place in the research landscape in business and management
  • give young researchers means to motivate them to continue with their research and find a role and intellectual identity in today’s research landscape
  • build scholarly networks among young researchers from the various fields of management and business research


2017 Annual Meeting & General Assembly
Venice, Italy, August 28-29, 2017

More information on the EDAMBA website:

EFA Annual Meeting & Doctoral Tutorial 2017

EFA 2017 – 44th Annual Meeting of the European Finance Association
Dates: August 23-26, 2017
Host / Location: University of Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
Submission deadline: February 1, 2017
Conference website: |  

The EFA 2017 Mannheim conference will be preceded by the...

EFA Doctoral Tutorial 2017
Date: August 23, 2017
Host / Location: University of Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
Submission deadline: February 1, 2017
Event website:

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: July 16, 2017
Conference website:  |  ♦  call for papers

EIBA 2017 Milan will be 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
Date: December 14, 2017
Host / Location: Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
Submission deadline: September 1, 2017

EIBA 2017 Milan will also feature several Paper Development Workshops (PDWs) & social events – details coming soon...

International Business Perspectives
ISSN 2222-4785

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

EMAC Annual Conference 2017 & Other Activities

EMAC Annual Conference & Doctoral Colloquium 2017

EMAC 2017 – 30th Doctoral Colloquium
Location: Groningen, Netherlands
Dates: May 21-23, 2017
Submissions are closed. Notifications: mid-March 2017

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

Registration is now open. Register before April 15, 2017 to benefit from the early-bird registration fee.

Registration link

8th EMAC Regional Conference 2017
Theme: "Bridging the Marketing Theory/Practice Gap and Competitiveness of the New Europe"
Location: Timisoara, Romania
Dates: September 20-22, 2017
Submission deadlineApril 2, 2017 – noon CET (not open yet)

EMAC 2018 - 47th Annual Conference
Location: University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
Dates: May 29-June 1, 2018

More information soon

Other Activities 2017

2nd EMAC Junior Faculty & Doctoral Student Research Camp
Location: University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Dates: August 31-September 1, 2017
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2017

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

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 2017, Journal & Other Activities

EURAM Annual Conference 2017
Theme: Making Knowledge Work
Dates: June 21-24, 2017
Location: Glasgow, Scotland

Submission deadline: January 10, 2017 (the submission deadline has passed
Conference website:

EURAM Doctoral Colloquium 2017
Dates: June 18-20, 2017
Location: Glasgow, Scotland

Application deadline: January 24, 2017 (the submission deadline has passed
Event website:

8th EURAM Early Career Colloquium (EECC)
Theme: Impact
Dates: March 5-7, 2017
Location: Rabat Business School, International University of Rabat, Morocco

Deadline for application to attend the EECC:  Closed

Grant Opportunity: The European Academy of Management (EURAM) is pleased to provide up to 3 travel grants for African-based PhD students (final year of their PhD), Postdocs and assistant professors in Management to participate in the 8th EECC (EURAM Early Career Colloquium) on March 5-7, 2017, at Rabat Business School, International University of Rabat (Morocco) co-hosted by Rennes School of Business and the Rabat Business School. 

Application deadline for Travel Grants: October 30, 2016 - see
Event website:

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, use the link

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EurOMA Annual Conference 2017 & Other Activities

EurOMA Annual Conference 2017

EurOMA 2017 – 24th International Annual EurOMA Conference 
"Inspiring Operations Management"
Date: July 1-6, 2017
Location: Edinburgh, UK

The EurOMA 2017 conference will be preceded by the following events...

  • 16th EurOMA Doctoral Seminar 
    July 1-2, 2017
  • 10th EurOMA Workshop on Journal Publishing in Operations Management
    July 2, 2017
  • 9th EurOMA Young Scholars' Workshop 
    July 3, 2017

4th International EurOMA Sustainable Operations and Supply Chains Forum  
"The challenge of sustainable innovation: the role of OM and SCM"
February 27-28, 2017
Milan, Italy

1st EurOMA Danube Operations Management Workshop
March 30-31, 2017
Zagreb, Croatia

8th EurOMA Summer School
"Achieving Competitive Advantage through Operations"

June 25-29, 2017
Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland

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