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MREV – Call for Papers: Corporate responsibility: In the dilemma between trust and fake?

Guest Editors:
Simon Fietze, University of Southern Denmark
Wenzel Matiaske, Helmut-Schmidt-University/University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg (Germany)
Roland Menges, Technical University Clausthal (Germany)

Special Issue

Trust is the currency that creates markets. This is knowledge of the merchants at the latest since modern markets have emerged along the medieval trade routes. Quality and reliability in the business are also building blocks of trust and the assumption of responsibility for the social and ecological consequences of entrepreneurial activity. Whether the latter should be integrated into social and legal relations and norms in the form of voluntary corporate responsibility, has been the subject of economic discussion since the beginnings of the discipline and since the separation of the spheres of economic and moral action in the Scottish moral economy.

Over the past decades, both supra-national organisations such as the UN and the EU have been focusing on soft law – from the global compact through the AA1000 to the Green Paper of the EU Commission – as well as the national states, to promote social and environmental responsibility for companies in the age of globalisation. These initiatives have led to lively activities and debates both in the business world and in different scientific disciplines. For companies, it has now become a “fashion” to campaign social and ecological responsibility using the concept of “Corporate Social Responsibility”. This commitment has meanwhile led to the fact that CSR activities should partly contribute to value creation instead of aligning them with corporate objectives and values. Such a development leads to the loss of trust and the assumption of responsibility becomes a “fake”.

Against this backdrop, some of the social and economic observers remained sceptical, advocating tougher legal norms or fiscal implications. Finally, lawyers pointed out that (successful) standardisations often develop not only from the “top” but also from the “bottom”, i.e. they emerge from the action routines of the economic actors as emergent effects. However, not only the recent scandals – from the ENRON case to the VW case – raise questions about the effectiveness of co-operative self-commitment as well as external control.

Moreover, corporate responsibility is related to the concept of consumer responsibility. Whereas market-optimists believe that reliable changes in consumption patterns rely on responsible individual action, more market-skeptics warn of a counterproductive “privatisation of sustainability”.

In this light, this special issue will be on theoretical and empirical contributions to the topic “Corporate responsibility: In the dilemma between trust and fake?” from economic, sociological, (economic) historical and legal perspectives. Possible topics are:

  • Economic and history of ideas cases and questions of corporate responsibility
  • The “pseudo” corporate responsibility
  • Organisational and sociological theories and findings on corporate responsibility
  • Theory and empiricism of the audit
  • Theoretical and empirical studies on consumer responsibility
  • Criminal law considerations for corporate actors
  • Institutional factors of corporate responsibility
  • The trust of social entrepreneurship

This is not an exhaustive list.

Deadline
Full paper for this special issue of management revue must be submitted by September 30th, 2017. All contributions will be subject to a double-blind review. Papers invited to a ‘revise and resubmit’ are due January 31st, 2018. Please submit your papers electronically via the online submission system using ‘SI Corporate Responsibility’ as article section.

Hoping to hear from you!
Simon Fietze
Wenzel Matiaske
Roland Menges

Management Revue – Socio-Economic Studies – Vol. 28, No. 2

2nd Issue 2017
Management Revue – Socio-Economic Studies, Volume 28

Open Issue

Contents

Gerd Grözinger, Marlene Langholz-Kaiser & Doreen Richter
Regional Innovation and Diversity: Effects of Cultural Diversity, Milieu Affiliation and Qualification Levels on Regional Patent Outputs

Mareike Adler & Anna K. Koch
Expanding the Job Demands-Resources Model to Classify Innovation-Predicting Working Conditions

Stefan Gröschl & Patricia Gabaldon
Leading Resistance to Doing Business as Usual

Albert Martin & Wenzel Matiaske
Absenteeism as a Reaction to Harmful Behavior in the Workplace from a Stress Theory Point of View

Wenzel Matiaske
Introduction: Echoes of an Era – A Century of Organisational Studies

Søren Voxted
100 years of Henri Fayol

Call for Papers

Entrepreneurship and Managerialization in SMEs and family firms
Submission deadline: 31 July 2017

Corporate responsibility: In the dilemma between trust and fake?
Submission deadline: 30 September 2017

Echoes of an Era – A Century of Organisational Studies
Submission deadline: 31 December 2017

Forthcoming Issues

Digital Working Life
Guest Editors: Mikael Ottoson & Calle Rosengren (Lund University, Sweden), Doris Holtmann & Wenzel Matiaske (Helmut-Schmidt-University, Hamburg, Germany)

MREV – Call for Papers: Echoes of an Era – A Century of Organisational Studies

Managing Editor:
Wenzel Matiaske, Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg (Germany)

Hundred years ago, Henri Fayols “Administration Industrielle et Générale”, a milestone in the history of organisational thought, was published. This centenary motivates the editors of the management revue to launch a stream on the history of organisational studies. In the forthcoming volumes, and rather on an infrequent basis, we would like to publish contributions which not only introduce the reader to one or several, interrelated seminal works of organisational theory but also provide accompanying commentaries and an analysis of their history of effects.

The reason for this format is, given our discipline’s forgetfulness of history, to provide orientation, which not only serves teaching and young management scholars. While reference to classic thought contributes to scientific advancement in other fields of the social sciences, in our field some research issues are being addressed repeatedly – without putting the associated arguments and findings in an adequate historical context. In this respect, addressing the history of thought should be understood as a contribution to the advancement of management research.

We would like to avoid a strict delimitation of the era being addressed. Contributions on contemporaries of Fayol like Frederik Winston Taylor, Frank B. and Lillian Gilbreth or Henry L. Gantt und Karol Adamiecki are as welcome as contributions are on Fayol’s predecessors or successors. By no means we are exclusively committed to the “engineers of the organisation”; economists, legal scholars and particularly the labour science community and psychologists should also be given due attention. A temporal upper boundary shall nevertheless be the 1970s, when, most notably induced by Alfred D. Chandler, strategic management and the reflection on it started to thrive.

This stream will be open to submissions until the end of 2017 in the first place. It will be maintained and edited by Wenzel Matiaske (Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg, Germany). Submissions shall accord with the formatting guidelines of the management revue. Please submit your manuscripts electronically via our online submission system using “Stream Echoes of an Era” as article section.

Looking forward to your contribution!
Wenzel Matiaske

 

Universität Hamburg: Zwei wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter/innen (Strategisches Management)

Fakultät/Fachbereich: Betriebswirtschaft
Seminar/Institut: Lehrstuhl für Strategisches Management (Prof. Dr. Nicola Berg)

Ab dem 01. Juli 2017 (oder nach Vereinbarung) sind zwei Stellen einer/eines wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterin/Mitarbeiters gemäß § 28 Abs. 1 HmbHG* zu besetzen.

Die Vergütung erfolgt nach der Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L. Die wöchentliche Arbeitszeit entspricht 75% der regelmäßigen wöchentlichen Arbeitszeit.**

Die Befristung erfolgt auf der Grundlage von § 2 Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz. Die Befris-tung ist vorgesehen für die Dauer von zunächst drei Jahren.

Die Universität strebt die Erhöhung des Anteils von Frauen am wissenschaftlichen Personal an und fordert deshalb qualifizierte Frauen nachdrücklich auf, sich zu bewerben. Frauen werden im Sinne des Hamburgischen Gleichstellungsgesetzes bei gleichwertiger Qualifikation vorrangig berücksichtigt.

Aufgaben:
Zu den Aufgaben einer wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterin/eines wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiters gehören wissenschaftliche Dienstleistungen vorranging in der Forschung und der Lehre. Es besteht Gelegenheit zur wissenschaftlichen Weiterbildung, insbesondere zur Anfertigung einer Dissertation, hierfür steht mindestens ein Drittel der jeweiligen Arbeitszeit zur Verfügung.

Aufgabengebiet:
Das Aufgabengebiet dieser Stelle umfasst die Mitwirkung an Lehrveranstaltungen im Umfang von 3 Semesterwochenstunden bei 0,75% der regulären Arbeitszeit, die Planung und Durchführung von Forschungsprojekten, die Mitarbeit an Publikationen und die Kooperation mit Partnern aus der Wirtschaft. Geboten werden anspruchsvolle Forschungsarbeiten in einem engagierten Team sowie eine systematische Betreuung Ihres Dissertationsvorhabens.

Einstellungsvoraussetzungen:
Abschluss eines den Aufgaben entsprechenden Hochschulstudiums. Erwartet wird ein Hochschulstudium im Fach Betriebswirtschaftslehre mit einer Vertiefung in den Studienfächern Internationales Management, Strategisches Management oder Personalmanagement. Als Person weisen Sie Teamgeist, Internationalität, Praxiserfahrung und Erfahrungen in theoriegeleiteter-empirischer Forschung auf.

Schwerbehinderte haben Vorrang vor gesetzlich nicht bevorrechtigten Bewerberinnen/Bewerbern bei gleicher Eignung, Befähigung und fachlicher Leistung.

Für nähere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an Frau Prof. Dr. Nicola Berg (nicola.berg@uni-hamburg.de) oder schauen Sie im Internet unter http://www.bwl.uni-hamburg.de/de/stman nach.

Bitte senden Sie Ihre Bewerbung mit den üblichen Unterlagen (Bewerbungsschreiben, tabella-rischer Lebenslauf, Hochschulabschluss) bis Montag, 01. Oktober 2017 an:
Prof. Dr. Nicola Berg
Universität Hamburg
Fakultät für Betriebswirtschaft
Lehrstuhl für Strategisches Management
Von-Melle-Park 5
D-20146 Hamburg.

* Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz
** die regelmäßige wöchentliche Arbeitszeit beträgt derzeit 39 Stunden

Weitere Informationen

VHB-ProDok: Philosophy of Science (07.-10.11.2017)

Vom 7. bis 10. November 2017 findet unter der Leitung von Prof. Dr. Rolf Brühl (Lehrstuhl für Unternehmensethik und Controlling, ESCP Europe Wirtschaftshochschule Berlin) und Prof. Dr. Thomas Wrona (Institut für Strategisches & Internationales Management, Technische Universität Hamburg) ein VHB-ProDok Kurs zum Thema “Philosophy of Science – Foundations and Implications for Research Designs and Research Methods” statt. Ziel des Kurses ist es, die Teilnehmer mit den wesentlichen wissenschaftstheoretischen Strömungen und ihren für die Wissenschaft wesentlichen ontologischen und epistemologischen Positionen vertraut zu machen.

Anmeldungen erfolgen über: http://vhbonline.org/veranstaltungen/prodok/anmeldung/anmeldeformular/
oder Sie senden eine Email an prodok@vhbonline.org

Die Anmeldefrist endet am 31.07.2017. Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.

VHB-ProDok: Design Science (22.-25.08.2017)

Abstract and Learning Objectives
This class focuses on planning and conducting design science research on Ph.D. level. It is intended to provide state-of-the art methodological competences for all Ph.D. students in business whose research is not solely descriptive/explanatory, but also comprises components where artefacts are purposefully designed and evaluated.

While Design Science Research is very common in Information Systems research, purposeful artefact design and evaluation are found in many other business research fields like, e.g., General Management, Operations Management/Management Science, Accounting/Controlling, Business Education, or Marketing. While Design Science is often conducted implicitly, the methodological discourse in the Information Systems has led to a high level of reflection and to the availability of a large number of reference publications and cases, so that examples and cases will often originate from this domain. It should however be noted that Design Science as a paradigm is applicable and is used in nearly all business research fields. As a consequence, this class is not only part of the Information Systems ProDok curriculum, but intentionally being positioned as cross-domain class.

The goal of the class is to provide Ph.D. students with insights and capabilities that enable them to plan and conduct independent Design Science research. To achieve this goal, students will engage in a number of activities in preparation and during this three-day course, including preparatory readings, lectures, presentations, project work, and in-class discussions. The course format offers an interactive learning experience and the unique opportunity to obtain individualized feedback from leading IS researchers as well as develop preliminary research designs for their own Ph.D. projects.

Date of Event: 22. – 25. August 2017 

Location: Universität St. Gallen 

Lecturer:
Prof. Dr. Jan vom Brocke (Universität Liechtenstein)
Prof. Dr. Robert Winter (Universität St. Gallen)  

Registration: The deadline for registration is 25 July 2017. Please click on the link to open the registration form: http://vhbonline.org/veranstaltungen/prodok/anmeldung/anmeldeformular/ or send an email to prodok(at)vhbonline(dot)org.

Further information

VHB-ProDok: Advanced Topics in Corporate Finance Research (09.-12.09.2017)

Institution: Verband der Hochschullehrer (VHB)

Lecturer:
Prof. Dr. Markus Schmid (Universität St. Gallen)
Prof. Dr. Christoph Schneider (Tilburg University)

Dates: 9. – 12. September 2017

Place:
Evangelischer Diakonieverein Berlin-Zehlendorf e. V.
Glockenstraße 8
14163 Berlin
http://www.diakonieverein.de/gast/tagen-und-feiern/

Registration: The registration deadline is 22nd July 2017.
Please click on the link to open the registration form or send an email to prodok(at)vhbonline(dot)org.

Abstract:
The course is intended as an introduction to research in empirical corporate finance and covers both corporate finance topics as well as methods with a strong emphasis on endogeneity and identification. The general objective of the course is to present some of the most influential work in corporate finance. We will put a particular emphasis on current research, which uses state-of–the–art empirical methods. This course will provide students with a toolbox and working knowledge of cross-sectional and panel data empirical methods for use in corporate finance research. The course also aims to encourage students to explore interesting research questions in corporate finance. Finally, students will learn how to think about empirical research (questions) critically.

Further information

VHB-ProDok: Advanced Topics in Strategic Management Research (04.-07.09.2017)

Institution: Verband der Hochschullehrer (VHB)

Lecturer:
Prof. Michael J. Leiblein, PhD (Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University)
Prof. Dr. Thomas Mellewigt (FU Berlin)

Dates: 4. – 7. September 2017

Place:
FU Berlin
FB Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften
Fabeckstraße 23-25
Holzlaube 1. OG, Raum 1.2001

Registration: The registration deadline is 15th July 2017.
Please click on the link to open the registration form or send an email to prodok(at)vhbonline(dot)org.

Abstract:
This course is a doctoral level seminar on the major theoretical approaches in the field of strategic management. The main objective of the course is to familiarize doctoral students with the basic assumptions, concepts and theories underlying the field. In essence, we want to help doctoral students to become independent scholars who are knowledgeable on the major theories in the field of strategy. We typically start with reading the seminal work on the topic, followed by examining several recent empirical applications of the theory. The course is comprehensive, encompassing the following domains: Overview of the field of Strategic Management, Industrial Organization Approaches to Strategy, Resource-based View Approaches to Strategy, Transaction Cost Economics and Vertical Integration, Real Options and Sequential Decision Making, Principal-Agent Theory and Corporate Governance, Top Executives and the Upper-Echelons Perspective, the Governance Performance Relationship.

Further information

MREV/EURAM – Call for Papers: Entrepreneurship and Managerialization in SMEs and family firms

Guest Editors:
Paola Vola, University of Eastern Piedmont, Novara, Italy
Sylvia Rohlfer, CUNEF, Madrid, Spain
Lucrezia Songini, University of Eastern Piedmont, Novara, Italy

The competitive landscape of the twenty-first century is dynamic, highlighting the need for organizations to be entrepreneurial. Thus, a scientific dialogue on entrepreneurial orientation and spirit in family businesses and SMEs has emerged as a relevant topic. However, the capacity to conjugate entrepreneurial spirit of family businesses and smaller enterprises with the managerialization of the organizational structure and mechanisms as well as the professionalization of people involved in the company is critical for the long-term survival and development of those firms.

Research on managerialization of SMEs and family firms points out that they are characterized by a lower adoption of managerial mechanism, as a consequence of the strong linkages between the owners/managers and the enterprise; and/or the lack of managerial knowledge at the ownership, governance and management levels. It is commonly underlined that the management in these firms is characterized by some degree of informality and that individual and social control systems are more suited to these enterprises, due to common shared values and languages, informal relationships etc. (Marlow, Taylor and Thompson, 2010; Saundry, Jones and Wimberley, 2014; Rohlfer, Munoz and Slocum, 2016).

However, some authors stated that formal mechanisms could help family owned businesses to cope with the interests and problems of both the company and the family, and their specific agency costs (Rue and Ibrahim, 1996; Schulze et al., 2003; Songini, Gnan et Malmi, 2013; Della Torre and Solari, 2013). Literature on family firms recognizes the importance of managerialization and professionalization in smoothing succession’s process.

This special issue of Management Revue and the corresponding Track 03_09 – Entrepreneurship and Managerialization in SMEs and family firms, under SIG 03 – Entrepreneurship, at EURAM 2017, provides an opportunity to take stock of developments on these issues, particularly on the adoption of management mechanisms and the professionalization of SMEs and family firms and their balance with entrepreneurial spirit.

We are looking for contributions that explore the ability of successful SMEs and family business to maintain fresh entrepreneurial spirit while consolidating management and control mechanisms, and introducing professional managers, but also for contributions that analyze the consequences of losing momentum in that balance.

Thus, we invite papers that make an important theoretical and/or empirical contribution to our understanding of such issues; international and comparative papers are particularly welcome. Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

  • How and why SMEs and family firms restructure and reorganize the management of the firm in the light of managerialization and professionalization?
  • How can SMEs and family firms balance entrepreneurial spirit and managerialization/ professionalization? How do they maintain this balance along time and during generations?
  • What is the role of family members and non-family members in balancing entrepreneurial spirit and managerialization/ professionalization?
  • What is the role of women (family and non-family members) in such a balance?
  • What is the role of managerial mechanisms and professional managers in SMEs and family firms’ development and growth?
  • What are the implications of managerialization and professionalization on key employee relations characteristics, such as pay and conditions, employee voice and labor management relations?
  • How and why owner/managers ́ approaches to managerialization and professionalization vary in relation to issues such as firm, sector, national contexts and employee characteristics, among others?
  • What are the implications for owner-managers and other stakeholders, including employees?
  • Which theories can best help us explain and understand managerialization and professionalization in SMEs and family firms, and the relation with entrepreneurship?

This is not an exhaustive list.

Management Revue is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary European journal publishing both qualitative and quantitative work, as well as purely theoretical papers that advances the study of management, organization, and industrial relations. Management Revue publishes articles that contribute to theory from a number of disciplines, including business and public administration, organizational behavior, economics, sociology, and psychology. Reviews of books relevant to management and organization studies are a regular feature (http://www.management-revue.org/).

European Academy of Management
The European Academy of Management (EURAM) is a learned society founded in 2001. It aims at advancing the academic discipline of management in Europe. With members from 49 countries in Europe and beyond, EURAM has a high degree of diversity and provides its members with opportunities to enrich debates over a variety of research management themes and traditions (http://euramonline.org/programme2017/tracks/sig-03-entrepreneurship-ent.html).

Potential authors
Authors are encouraged to submit research manuscripts that are likely to make a significant contribution to the literature on entrepreneurship and managerialization and professionalization in SMEs and family firms for a double-blind review process. Contributors to the Track 03_09 “Entrepreneurship and Managerialization in SMEs and family firms” at EURAM 2017 Conference are encouraged to discuss their sub- mission prior or during the conference. Even if conference participants will benefit from a fast review process, submissions are not solely restricted to conference participants.

Deadlines
Full papers for this special issue of Management Revue must be with the editors by 31 July 2017. All submissions will be subject to a double-blind review process. Papers invited for a “revise and resubmit” are due on the 30 November 2017. Final decision will be made by May 2018. The special issue will be published in late 2018.

Submission and guidelines
Please submit your papers electronically via the online submission system at http://www.management-revue.org/submission/ using SI “Managerialization” as article section.

The guest editors welcome informal enquiries by email:
Paola Vola
Sylvia Rohlfer
Lucrezia Songini

Literature

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Bettinelli, C., Fayolle, A. & Randerson, K. (2014). Family entrepreneurship: a developing field. Found. Trends Entrep., 10(3), 161–236.

Brannon, D. L., Wiklund, J. & Haynie, J. M. (2013). The varying effects of family relationships in entrepreneurial teams. Entrep. Theory Practice, 37(1), 107–132.

Chenall, R. (2003). Management control system design within its organizational context: findings from contingency-based research and directions for the future, Accounting Organizations and Society, 28 (2-3), 127-168.

Corbetta, G., Marchisio, G. & Salvato C. (2005). Fostering Entrepreneurship in Established Family Firms – Crossroads of Entrepreneurship, Springer.

Della Torre, E. & Solari, L. (2013). High-performance work systems and the change management process in medium-sized firms. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 24(13), 2583-2607.

Durán-Encalada, J. A., San Martín-Reyna, J. M. & Montiel-Campos, H. (2012). A Research Proposal to Examine Entrepreneurship in Family Business. Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Innovation, 8(3), 58-77.

Fayolle, A. (2016). Family entrepreneurship: what we need to know. In K. Randerson, C. Bettinelli, G. Dossena, & A. Fayolle (eds.), Family Entrepreneurship: Rethinking the Research Agenda (pp. 304–306). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

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Randerson, K., Bettinelli, C., Fayolle, A. & Anderson, A. (2015). Family entrepreneurship as a field of research: exploring its contours and contents. Journal of Family Business Strategy, 6(3), 143–154.

Randerson, K., Dossena, G. & Fayolle, A. (2016). The futures of family business: family entrepreneurship. Futures, 75, 36–43.

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Songini, L. & Gnan, L. (2009). Glass ceiling and professionalization in family SMEs, Journal of Enterprising Culture, 17(4), 1-29.

Songini, L., Gnan, L., & Malmi, T. (2013). The role and impact of accounting in family business, Journal of Family Business Strategy, 4, 71-83.

Songini, L. & Gnan, L. (2014). The glass ceiling in SMEs and its impact on firm managerialization: A comparison between family and non-family SMEs, International Jounal of Business Governance and Ethics, 9(2): 287-312.

Songini, L. & Vola, P. (2014). The role of Managerialization and Professionalization in Family Busines Succession: Evidences from Italian Enterprises, in L. Gnan, H. Lundberg, L. Songini & M. Pelllegrini (eds.) Advancing European Entrepreneurship Research (169-196), IAP, Information Age Publishing Inc.

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International Transdisciplinarity Conference 2017 (11.-15.09.2017)

Transdisciplinary Research and Education — Intercultural Endeavours
September 11-15, 2017, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany

The International Transdisciplinarity Conference in 2017 is co-organised by Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany and the Network for Transdisciplinary Research of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences.

The overall objective of the conference is to strengthen communities of transdisciplinary research and education and to create visibility for theoretical, empirical and transformative advances/results. The focus of the conference is on interculturality. Participants will explore transdisciplinary research and education as intercultural endeavours concerning epistemologies, worldviews, practices, and place-based differences.

With this emphasis, we will bring together representatives of different world regions, institutions, cultures, and communities. We envisage a space for taking a culturally sensitive look at transdisciplinarity. By doing so, we will also explore interfaces and foster the potential of transdisciplinarity to deal with heterogeneity and difference.

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