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Leaders of Tomorrow – Building a Successful Career in Management Academia

Dates: 18-20 March 2018



What is the EECC?


9th Edition of EURAM Early Career Colloquium (EECC) - Long version
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The EURAM Early Career Colloquium is a knowledge and experience platform for early career academics, i.e., advanced doctoral students, post-doc, junior lecturers or assistant professors.

The colloquium welcomes academics in management from various disciplinary backgrounds (e.g. organisational behaviour, organisational theories, entrepreneurship, innovation, strategic management, international management) and from every country. The colloquium is open to early career academics conducting research with different theoretical and methodological traditions.

Scholars attending the EECC can get useful comments on their research, meet junior and senior colleagues, learn how to take major decisions about their careers and to improve their teaching and research skills. To find out more about the previous editions and read participants’ testimonials go to


Objectives of the EECC?

Its aim is to:

  • create a platform where early career academics can present and discuss their research with peers and senior scholars; 

  • provide suggestions on how to manage career related issues;
  • develop an international and interdisciplinary community of early career management scholars. 


How is the EECC organised?

The event will start Sunday evening (18th of March) with a social dinner.

Monday 19th of March and Tuesday 20th of March will be devoted to colloquium activities that include:

  • guest speakers’ presentations;
  • paper presentations and discussions;
  • meeting senior mentors;
  • networking and social activities.


Where is EECC organised?

The 9th EURAM Early Career Colloquium will be hosted by LUISS University (Rome, Italy) and will be held on 18-20 March 2018.



Thomas Durand

Thomas Durand

is professor of strategic management at Cnam where he heads the department of Strategies and the International Institute of Management. Previously, he taught at Ecole Centrale Paris. His research interests focus on organizational competence, technology strategy, intrapreneurship and the management of innovation. His publications gravitate around the collective ability of organizations to build capabilities to design, feed and shape their strategies in a context of change. Over the last 12 years, he has also been studying extensively Business Schools and the future of management education and research. He is the past president of the French Management Society and Association internationale de management stratégique (AIMS). A member of EURAM since the foundation of the academy and a former member of the EURAM board, he co-organized the EURAM 2007 conference in Paris and took an active part in launching the EURAM-EFMD programme for research directors. In recognition of his contributions, he was named EURAM Fellow in 2012. He is EURAM’s President-Elect.

Pierre Dussauge

Pierre Dussauge

is a Professor of Strategic Management at HEC Paris. He is a graduate of the HEC Paris Masters in Management program and earned a PhD in management science from the Paris-Dauphine University. Pierre Dussauge is the author or co-author of several books in the field of strategic management and of many articles published in academic or practitioner-oriented journals, notably Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Global Strategy Journal, Group Decision and Negotiation, International Studies in Management and Organization, Long Range Planning, Sloan Management Review, European Management Journal, Defense Economics, the Financial Times, etc. For the last few years, his research has focused on the topic of global strategic alliances formed by competing firms. He was the first Editor of the European Management Review and has been awarded EURAM fellowship in 2015. Currently, he is Vice President EECC.

Stefan Güldenberg

Stefan Güldenberg

is Full Professor in International Management and former Chair of the Senate as well as founding Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Liechtenstein. Visiting research fellowships led him among other activities to the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, the Sloan School of Management at MIT, Johannes Kepler University Linz and the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. During his career Stefan Gueldenberg was honoured with the Knowledge Management Award for the further development of Knowledge Research, Knowledge Policy and Knowledge Management, the CEO of the Future Award from Manager Magazin and McKinsey & Company, the Stephan-Koren Award granted for the best doctoral thesis of the year and the included scientific research from the Association of Professors at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, and numerous best paper and top publication awards. He is the Vice President Practice of EURAM.

Mine Karatas-Ozkan

Mine Karatas-Ozkan

is Associate Dean for Research for the Faculty of Business, Law and Art at the University of Southampton. She holds a Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Southampton Business School. Her research focuses on social and diversity dimensions of entrepreneurship; and developing entrepreneurial ecosystems that bridge the gap between social welfare logic and enterprise logic in emerging markets. She has led various funded projects with international teams in these areas. Her work is empirically grounded and underpinned by the values of equality, inclusion and meaningful scholarship. She serves as an Associate Editor of the European Management Review and she is a Chair of the EURAM Doctoral Colloquium.

Silke Machold

Silke Machold

PhD, is Professor of Corporate Governance at the University of Wolverhampton, and the Dean of Research. She is also the current Vice-President for Governance at the European Academy of Management, where she previously served as the chair of the Corporate Governance SIG. Her research interests are in board processes and behaviors and feminist perspectives on corporate governance, and she has published widely on these topics, including in journals such as Corporate Governance: An International Review and Journal of Business Ethics. She is the principal supervisor for a H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowship on governance in SMEs (2017-2019). She is also the Editor of the International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, and serves on the editorial board of the Cambridge Elements in Corporate Governance series by Cambridge University Press.

Peter McKiernan

Peter McKiernan

is Professor of Management in the Department of Strategy and Organisation at Strathclyde Business School. Peter’s main research focus is on organisational foresight, he co-authored the bestselling book “Sharpbenders” in organisational turnaround and has won prizes for his research on organisational leadership, organisational sense giving, growth strategies in SMEs and top management teams. He has published in top journals in Europe and in the USA. He has been Chairman of the British Academy of Management (BAM) and President of the European Academy of Management (EURAM), where he co-founded the journal European Management Review. Since 2012, he is a EURAM Fellow. In 2013, the Central and Eastern European Management Academy (CEEMAN) honoured him with their European ‘Institutional Champion’ award and in 2015, the BAM honoured him with the Richard Whipp Life Time Achievement award.

Valentina Meliciani

Valentina Meliciani

is Professor of Applied Economics at the University LUISS Guido Carli. She has a Master in International Economics from Sussex University, a PhD from SPRU (Sussex University) and a Doctorate from the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. She has been full Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Teramo, Visiting Fellow at SPRU (Sussex University), Visiting Scholar at the University of Minnesota and Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. She has published in international refereed journals such as Research Policy, Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of Economic Geography, Regional Studies in the fields of Industrial Economics, International Economics, Regional Economics and Banking and Finance. She has worked in EU-funded research projects on the social and economic changes created by the new information-based economy.

Francesco Rullani

Francesco Rullani

is Assistant Professor at LUISS University in Rome (IT), where he is job market officer for the PhD and Scientific Director of ERShub, the hub gathering all the activities undertaken within the LUISS Business School and the Department of Business and Management that relate to ethics, responsibility and sustainability. Previously, he has been Assistant Professor at Copenhagen Business School (DK) and worked for Fondazione ENI Enrico Mattei (IT) as Junior Researcher. He has been visiting fellow at Stanford University (USA) and Bocconi University (IT), receiving his PhD from Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (IT). His research focuses on collective knowledge creation, self-organizing innovation, social entrepreneurship and innovation, and hybrid organizations. He has published in journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Research Policy, Journal of Business Ethics, Industrial and Corporate Change, International Journal of Industrial Organization and Industry and Innovation.

Sibel Yamak

Sibel Yamak

is a professor of management at the University of Wolverhampton. She has a doctorate degree in Organization Theory from Bogaziçi University. She has been a permanent and/or visiting scholar at different universities such as Galatasaray University, Dauphine University, Panthéon Sorbonne University, Southampton University and Manchester University among others. She specializes in governance with a special focus on the relationship between business elites and state, contextual antecedents and impact of top management teams, governance and democratisation relationship and genealogy of corporate social responsibility. She is associate editor of the European Management Review and editorial board member of Society and Business Review. She acted as guest editor of special issues on Corporate Social Responsibility and Top Management Teams for various academic journals. At EURAM, she performed as Quality Task Force Chair, Corporate Governance Strategic Interest Group Chair and Vice-President. Currently, she is the President of EURAM.

Alessandro Zattoni

Alessandro Zattoni

is professor of strategy and governance and Director of the Business and Management Department at LUISS University in Rome, Italy. He got his Bachelor and PhD from Bocconi University, Milan. He was visiting scholar at Wharton – University of Pennsylvania, QUT – Queensland University of Technology and WIAS – Waseda Institute for Advanced Studies. His research interests focus on corporate governance, with a particular focus on boards of directors, governance codes, and comparative corporate governance. He is the co-EIC of Corporate Governance: An International Review and a member of the ERB of Journal of Management Studies. He won several teaching and research award. He has been the Chair of the Corporate Governance SIG and the Italian national representative at EURAM.



 18 December 2017, 2 p.m. Belgian time Deadline for application
 10 January 2018 Notification of acceptance
 20 January 2018 Deadline for registration



Submission process

Each applicant should submit to Alessandro Zattoni’s email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):

  • a short CV;
  • a cover letter stating you are applying to the EURAM EECC and you will attend the workshop if accepted;
  • a paper of maximum 10,000 words.

Selection criteria are fit with EURAM core research areas, quality of research and clarity of writing.

Scholars selected to attend the workshop will receive information about registration in their letter of notification.

The registration fee (180 Euro) covers catering and workshop materials. Participants are kindly requested to cover transportation and accommodation costs. 

For additional information, please contact Alessandro Zattoni (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or go to




EECC organisers

Rome, 2018

Alessandro Zattoni

Rabat, 2017

Nacef Mouri, Steffen Roth

Halle/Saale, 2016

Anne-Katrin Neyer, Julia Müller

Krakow, 2015

Beata Jalocha

Almeria, 2014

Miguel Perez

Liechtenstein, 2013

Susanne Durst, Stefan Güldenberg

Dublin, 2012

Brian Harney

Innsbruck, 2011

Julia Müller, Dagmar Abfalter, Melanie Zaglia

Nuremberg, 2010

Anne-Katrin Neyer, Hagen Habicht, Kathrin Möslein