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13TH EIASM WORKSHOP ON TOP MANAGEMENT TEAMS AND BUSINESS STRATEGY RESEARCH
STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP AND ATTENTION IN A POST-CHANDLERIAN WORLD

PASSAU, GERMANY, JUNE 6-7, 2024
CO-ORGANIZED WITH

        

 

CHAIRPERSONS



Andreas König
University of Passau,
Germany

Başak Yakış-Douglas
King’s College London and Saïd Business School, UK

Lorenz Graf-Vlachy
 Technical University Dortmund,
Germany

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Donald C. Hambrick
Evan Pugh
University Professor &
Smeal Chaired Professor of Management,
Pennsylvania State University, USA

 


William Ocasio
James F. Towey Professor of Business and Leadership, Gies College of Business,
and Director,
Illinois Strategic Organization Initiative, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA

PANELISTS

Elizabeth J. Altman
Associate Professor of Management,
Manning School of Business,
University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA
 



 

Theresa Cho
Professor of Strategic Management and International Business and Dean of International Affairs,
Seoul National University, South Korea

 

Tomi Laamanen
Professor of Strategic Management,
University of St. Gallen, Switzerland


 

Pinar Ozcan
Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation,
Saïd Business School,
University of Oxford, UK


 

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Tine Buyl - Department of Organization Studies, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Alejandro Escribá - Department of Management, University of Valencia, Spain
Lorenz Graf-Vlachy - Technical University Dortmund, Germany
Andreas König - School of Business, Economics, and Information Systems, University of Passau, Germany
Timothy Quigley - Department of Management, Terry College of Business, University of Georgia, USA
Marko Reimer - Institute of Management Accounting and Control, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany
Başak Yakış-Douglas - King’s College London and Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, UK

BACKGROUND

Top executives are among the most important decision-makers, influencing their organizations’ strategy, performance, and social impact. The series of EIASM Workshops on Top Management Teams and Business Strategy was initiated in 2010 as a specialized and focused forum for researchers to engage in constructive discussions on the relationship among Top Management Teams and the ability of firms to respond strategically to the challenges they face, and to find new opportunities for research collaboration. To date, the EIASM Workshops on Top Management Teams and Business Strategy have become renowned venues for strategic leadership research in Europe and beyond, and an excellent opportunity to strengthen the international research networks among scholars interested in strategic leadership. 

This year’s workshop is special in that it celebrates the 40th anniversary of Hambrick and Mason’s (1984) foundational publication by joining with scholars from the field of organizational attention—celebrating more than a quarter of a century since Ocasio’s (1997) groundbreaking publication—and the research community focused on platforms and ecosystems and “post-Chandlerian” organizations. For this distinguished occasion, three hosts—the University of Passau, King's College London, and the German Research Foundation’s Research Training Group "Digital Platform Ecosystems"—together invite you to join an exceptionally distinguished group of keynote speakers and panelists in the beautiful city of Passau, Germany. The workshop promises a unique interdisciplinary series of panel discussions, paper presentations, and project pitches

 

DEADLINES

Deadline for research proposals: January 31, 2024
Notification: between February 19 and 27, 2024 (Notificationas have been sent to all submitters. If you don't find yours contact setyar@eiasm.be )

Registration of authors: April 5, 2024
Deadline for full paper submission: May 5, 2024

CALL FOR PAPERS

“The scarce resource is not information; it is processing capacity to attend to information. Attention is the chief bottleneck in organizational activity, and the bottleneck becomes narrower and narrower as we move to the tops of organizations…” Herbert Simon (1973, p. 270)


2024 marks the 40th anniversary of Hambrick and Mason’s (1984) groundbreaking work on upper echelons theory (UET). It is also nearly 30 years since Ocasio (1997) introduced the attention-based view of the firm (ABV). The symbiotic relationship of these two streams of research has not only enriched each area of inquiry independently but has also facilitated rich cross-fertilization. Indeed, pioneered by Cho and Hambrick (2006), a burgeoning body of research has emerged that examines the dynamic interplay between top executives’ experiences, preferences, and dispositions, and attention structures within and around organizations. 

...read the full call HERE
 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Submission of Proposals/Abstracts (until January 31, 2024)
 
The submission should contain a cover page and an abstract/body of the proposal (in one single document).

The cover page must include: The title of the proposal, authors’ names, affiliations, address, telephone and email.

The body of the proposal should contain an abstract of max. 2 pages (cover page and references not included). Proposals must be single-spaced, font size 12. The abstract should clearly highlight the following issues: research gap, theories used, research method, and contribution of the research.
 
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Submission of full papers (until May 5, 2024)Only the initial submitter can upload a final version!
 
Go on the EIASM web site (http://www.eiasm.net)
Click on “Workshops & conferences / Event administration”
Enter your login (which is your e-mail)
Please note that you need to enter your e-mail address exactly as it appears in your EIASM profile 
Add your password (in case you have forgotten one of these items, please follow the procedure indicated). 
At that stage, you will see that the final version of your paper is needed. Clicking on “details” enables you to upload it 
In case the title is different from the title of the abstract you submitted, please modify it. 
Once it’s done, don't forget to click on the “SAVE” button. 

PROGRAM

The workshop will feature keynote speeches and panels involving our distinguished panelists, as well as paper discussion sessions and research idea pitches from emerging scholars. In the featured panel sessions, our panelists and keynote speakers will discuss important overarching challenges for strategic leadership and attention in post-Chandlerian organizations like ecosystems, platforms, and other innovative business structures as well as the implications of these challenges for research on Top Management Teams and the Attention-Based View. 

In addition—against the backdrop of the beautiful historic city of Passau, at the intersection of the rivers Danube, Ilz, and Inn and the borders of Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic—the workshop will offer plenty of networking opportunities for scholars interested in research at the nexus of strategic leadership, ABV, and platforms and ecosystems.

The program will begin on June 6, 2024, at around 9 AM and end on June 7 at around 5 PM. A welcome reception will take place on June 5, 2024, at 6:30 PM (participation is voluntary; registration is cordially requested).

 

SPONSORSHIP

We are grateful for partial and generous funding of this event by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) - Research Training Group 2702 "Digital Platform Ecosystems" at the University of Passau, project number 443732464. We would also like to extend our gratitude to the generous sponsors of the Association of Friends and Supporters of the Faculty of Business Administration (Verein der Freunde und Förderer der Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultät) at the University of Passau and the Neuburger Gesprächskreis e.V.

PRACTICALITIES

VENUE:
University of Passau
Centre for Information Technology and Media Services
Innstrasse 33
94032 Passau
Germany

ACCOMMODATION
For options click here 
We recommend to make your reservation before May 1, 2024!

TRAVEL TO PASSAU (GERMANY)
Travel by train: https://www.bahn.com/en
Fly to Munich Airport: https://www.munich-airport.com
Fly to Vienna Airport: https://www.viennaairport.com

OUR CO2 FOOTPRINT 
A workshop like this one has a formidable CO2 footprint (we calculate with over 142 tons of CO2). In light of this, please try to reduce CO2 emissions on your way to Passau as much as possible: Choose the train instead of the plane whenever feasible. Consider offsetting the impact of your journey by paying a CO2 compensation fee. And most importantly, spread the word. 

ONLINE REGISTRATION - To open after notification

The fees are 305 + 19% VAT for EIASM Academic Council Members and 390 + 19% VAT for non-members. 

Note: “Registration and participation in the EIASM TMT Workshop 2024 is subject to acceptance of the extended abstract. We therefore strongly recommend that prospective participants do not book accommodation until they have received official notification of acceptance by the end of February 2024.”

DOWNLOAD LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

DOWNLOAD ACCEPTED PAPERS

ADMINISTRATION

Ms. Cristina Setyar - EIASM Conference Manager
EIASM - RUE FOSSÉ AUX LOUPS - 38 - BOX 3 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 69 - Fax:
Email: setyar@eiasm.be