Hello from Glasgow!
The paper submission deadline has passed and we have entered the phase in the preparations where all papers are being reviewed. Thank you for submitting your papers and also thank you very much to all the reviewers who are now scrutinising all these submissions. No academic conference can be held without people volunteering for jobs like this. I am hoping for many critical but constructive reviews.
I am very happy to be able to tell you that we have finalised plenary panel no.2. In the previous newsletter, I was able to tell you that for panel no.1 for the Wednesday afternoon (21st June), we will have panellists Mats Alvesson, Stewart Clegg, and Anne Tsui discussing ‘The Future of Management Education in Europe’ with the EURAM community.
For panel no.2, which is scheduled for the Friday afternoon (23rd June), we will debating “The Changing European Political Landscape”. I feel that this subject almost does not need any introduction, as there is so much going on in Europe and the wider world. We are very exited that we have a very distinguished panel of Martine Durand, Markku Markkula, John Curtice and Richard Higgott to start us of.
Martine Durand is the Director of Statistics and Chief Statistician of the OECD. She is responsible for providing strategic orientation for the Organisation's statistical policy and oversees all of OECD's statistical activities. She is in particular responsible for the Organisation's work on the measurement of people's well-being and societal progress, promoting the analysis and use of well-being and sustainability indicators for policy-making.
Markku Markkula was elected President of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) in February 2015 for a two and a half year term of office. Since joining the CoR in 2010 he has held several influential positions such as the first Vice-Chair of the CoR's EPP Group and Chair of the CoR's EPP Task Force on Europe 2020. He was the CoR's rapporteur in the field of innovation for subjects including: "The digital agenda for Europe", "The role of local and regional authorities in achieving the objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy", "Enhancing and focusing EU international cooperation in research and innovation", "Horizon 2020", "Better governance for the single market", "Closing the innovation divide", "Creation of high-tech start-up ecosystems", and "The industrial policy package".
Richard Higgott is Research Professor at the Institute of European Studies and Distinguished Professor of Diplomacy at Vesalius College at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He is also Emeritus Professor of International Political Economy at the University of Warwick. He has been Professor (International Politics and Public Policy) and Director of Graduate Studies in Foreign Affairs and Trade at the Australian National University and Professor of Government at the University of Manchester before moving to Warwick where he founded and directed the Centre for Globalisation and Regionalisation between 1996-2007.
John Curtice is Professor of Politics at the University of Strathclyde, who is well know for his research into voter behaviour at elections, and the premier public commentator on the Scottish and Euro issues in Scotland.
Finally, we have secured a wonderful venue for the EURAM welcome reception. We will be hosted by Glasgow City Council in the Glasgow City Chambers on George Square.
This is a wonderfully ornate and iconic Victorian building, just yards / meters away from the University of Strathclyde campus. The EURAM welcome reception will be held on Tuesday early evening (20th June), ahead of the main conference.
Prof Harry Sminia
EURAM 2017 Conference Chair
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For newcomers to our community: Our 13 SIGs are the building blocks of EURAM. SIG Chairs and Officers nurture communities of scholars who are engaged in specific research areas. Standing tracks are ongoing conversations that you can join and which will continue within a SIG for a number of years. Tracks that are listed as “2017 Tracks” have been selected in a competitive submission and review process (they may become standing tracks from in the future if they prove to be of continued interest). Each SIG General Track invites contributions from all areas related to the SIG specific research area but which are not explicitly covered by other tracks within the SIG.
- SIG 01: BUSINESS FOR SOCIETY (B4S);
- SIG 02: CORPORATE GOVERNANCE (COGO);
- SIG 03: ENTREPRENEURSHIP (ENT);
- SIG 04: FAMILY BUSINESS RESEARCH (FABR);
- SIG 05: GENDER, RACE AND DIVERSITY IN ORGANISATIONS (GRDO);
- SIG 06: INNOVATION (INNO);
- SIG 07: INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT (IM);
- SIG 08: MANAGING SPORT (SPORT);
- SIG 09: ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR (OB);
- SIG 10: PROJECT ORGANISING (PO);
- SIG 11: PUBLIC MANAGEMENT AND NON-PROFIT MANAGEMENT (PM&NPM);
- SIG 12: RESEARCH METHODS AND RESEARCH PRACTICE (RM&RP);
- SIG 13: STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT (SM);
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