This symposium offers an opportunity to explore a range of perspectives on impact in different national and international level contexts and how it is affecting academic roles, work and identity and to compare different approaches, policies and practices at international including EU, national, institutional and individual levels.
The arts and culture are growing worldwide, in a volatile environment of funding uncertainty. Cultural entrepreneurship has gained centre stage in recent debates. This symposium wants to discuss how the transformative energy of the arts and culture can change the ways of managing culture. If "entrepreneurship" suggests looking at sustainability and change, "cultural" suggests that the essence of culture must be protected, reclaiming the role of management. Also, there may be the risk that ‘entrepreneurialising’ culture neglects the cultural aspects of sustainability in favour of the business or financial ones. The goal is to problematize these issues.
- Monica Calcagno, Ca' Foscari University Venice, Italy
- Ian Fillis, University of Liverpool, UK
- Silvia Giordano, IMT School of Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy
- Boram Lee, University of Stirling, Scotland
- Ellen Loots, Erasmus Universitaet Rotterdam, The Netherlands
- Olivier Mauroner, University of Applied Sciences Mainz, Germany
- Petra Moog, University of Siegen, Germany
- Andrej Srakar, Erasmus Universitaet Rotterdam, The Netherlands
This symposium discusses project delivery models (PDM) and how they influence cost and value of the projects. More specifically, it raises the issue of the choice of project delivery models itself. Major projects are strategic endeavours and the choice of project delivery model for the project is an important corporate governance decision to make. To what degree is a "one size fits all" strategy viable? Is there one model that can accommodate all projects in an organization given the different technical and organizational challenges they hold? What would we gain and loose from making such a unified choice? Four short introductions will be presented and participants will be invited to respond and take active part in the debate.
- Christophe Bredillet, Quebec: Project complexity characterization and adaptive governance and delivery framework: the case of a multinational project-based organization
- Martina Huemann, Vienna University of Economics and Business: Chair
- Ole Jonny Klakegg, NTNU: Selecting Project Delivery Models
- Young Hoon Kwak, George Washington: Trends in project delivery methods research in the US
- Terry Williams, Hull University Business School: Moderator
- Graham Winch, Manchester: Owner Roles and Business Models
This symposium aims at stimulating debate on social and political innovations that can effectively address the problem of ethical governance in public, corporate and business spheres. As scholars in the field of governance and social innovation, the panellists will address the problem of governance, regulation and institutional transformation with a particular emphasis on the role businesses and citizens who are brought to foster knowledge and engage in collective action to achieve superior societal goals. The symposium provides a forum for open dialogue and further reflection on business, social and political imperatives and perspectives as well as ethical governance through purposeful public engagement.
This symposium will discuss and reflect on the practices and possibilities of management as 'gestio'. What could happen – but also what tend not to happen – when looking at the rhythm of management at work as gestio? Grounded in live encounters in multidisciplinary practices and related philosophizing, we address the human actions, potentials and fallacies, of managing from art and entrepreneurship perspectives. We will attend to actual practices in individuated and collective practices in general, including art, design and creative industries, regarded as both an artistic and entrepreneurial endeavour, and a form of resistance.
- Davide Bizjak, University of Naples Federico II – presenting "The organisation and the social production of space in performative arts"
- Robert Chia, Research Professor of Management, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow
- Edoardo Mollona, Professor of Business Administration, Dep of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Bologna.
- Birgit Helene Jevnaker, Professor of Innovation and Economic Organization, Dep of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour, BI Norwegian Business School.
This symposium on crowdfunding firmly corresponds to the EURAM 2017 Conference, because it is similarly about making knowledge work through information technology for matching individuals in an increasingly interconnected world. Crowdfunding operates as an open call through the Internet, for soliciting financial resources in form of credit, donation, equity and reward.
While funding for projects and ventures from traditional sources decreased, crowdfunding has emerged as a viable alternative for sourcing capital to innovative entrepreneurial and social ventures. The phenomenon of crowdfunding represents the process of bringing together initiators of business, social and cultural projects, with for or not-for-profit objectives on the one hand and potential backers, on the other hand, who pool their innovative ideas and financial resources to effectively meet each other. Any individual can propose an idea that requires funding, and interested others can contribute funds to support the idea.
Crowdfunding stands for the collection of funds, through web platforms, from a large pool of backers to fund an initiative. Two fundamental elements underpin this model. First, the technological innovation of the Internet substantially reduces transaction costs, and by the way makes it possible to collect small sums from a large pool of funders: the crowd. The aggregation of many small contributions can result in considerable amounts of capital. Second, the Internet directly connects funders with those seeking funding, without an active intermediary. Crowdfunding platforms assume the role of facilitators of the match.
To our best knowledge, there is no specific reflection, on crowdfunding across existing SIGs, tacks and symposia at the EURAM conferences. A notable reason of suggesting this symposium is the publicly observable popularity of crowdfunding as convergence of economic, social and technological innovations. This symposium aims to engage scholars and practitioners as panellists to encourage formal and lively discussion with the ultimate objective of generating alternative views on economic and shared development through social and technological innovations.
Based on a recently published article reviewing a 60-year history of expatriate studies (McNulty & Selmer, 2017), this symposium engages with famous scholars about their seminal articles and asks them to ‘future proof’ the next generation of expatriate research. High profile presenters include Margaret Shaffer, Christ Brewster, Mark Mendenhall, Dave Collings, Anne-Wil Harzing, and Guenter Stahl who, collectively, have co/authored 12 of the 25 most cited articles relating to expatriates or expatriation from the Web of Science and Scopus. Each will discuss how the idea for their paper came about, the process of publishing the paper, how their paper has shaped the field, and where and by whom they see the next 20 years of research being conducted. The intent of the symposium is to bring together famous scholars whose voices we typically only see in print. This is a rare opportunity to engage in a future proofing dialogue with some of the field’s most influential and leading thinkers to inspire and motivate the next generation of expatriate scholars.
- Margaret Shaffer
- Chris Brewster
- Mark Mendenhall
- Dave Collings
- Anne-Wil Harzing
- Guenter Stahl
This symposium highlights some fundamental concepts of the philosophy of management and corporations in relation to management practice. We discuss the problem of corporate governance and legitimacy in relation to practical leadership and with regard to internal and external governance of organizational systems. We present the ontological and epistemological underpinnings of corporate governance, organizational systems theory, democracy and deliberation in organizations, business legitimacy in business and society. This approach addresses the relation between economics, business ethics, and philosophy of management. With this we move from knowledge and theory to practice.
Speakers: Morten Huse, Norwegian Business School; Margit Neisig, Roskilde University; Remi Jardat, IAE Gustave Eifell; Jacob Dahl Rendtorff, Roskilde University.
Pre-symposium breakfast, hosted by the Centre for Research on Self-Employment (CRSE), from 8.30 am onwards.
A new type of solo self-employed freelancer has emerged as Innovation, business transformation and the entrepreneurial economy have grown in importance. These, mainly project-based, freelancers are less the traditional precariat vulnerable workers who are viewed as low quality/skilled substitutes for employees, and more the highly flexible, skilled and innovative workers who enable businesses to be entrepreneurial. They not only bring innovation directly to firms but also enable businesses to cope with uncertain, dynamic and risky business environments. They enable both large and small businesses to be agile and flexible and have capabilities beyond the resource limitations of a firm’s employees. Simultaneously, other forms of solo self-employment have emerged that involve vulnerable low skilled workers, zero hours contracts and other contracts that are arguably not valid forms of self-employment. This symposium is focused on addressing some of the key research questions that are relevant for practice and policy in this area; particularly around the innovation role of freelancers, why businesses use freelancers and how they manage the freelancer-employee mix, the implications for organisational form, the different types of solo self-employed that exist as well as addressing the question of whether vulnerable and precariat self-employment are different types of freelance work?
- Chair, Professor Andrew Burke (Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland & CRSE, UK)
- Professor Marc Cowling (Brighton University, UK & CRSE, UK)
- Professor Dieter Bögenhold (Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfur, Austria & CRSE, UK)
- Richard Salvage, (CEO and founder of the Medsagroup.com)
There is a knowledge gap of how the social context shapes the unfolding of ecosystem innovation through “local contingencies” We will in this symposium therefore introduce the opportunity to contribute to a special issue in the journal of Asian Business and Management (SSCI, IF 0.85 and UK ABS 2* journal). We are focusing on the relationships between the social embeddedness of platform innovations in Asian societies and the key conceptual tenants of business ecosystems. The symposium will start by two presentations addressing business ecosystem research in Asia. This activity will be followed by Q&A session for the audience.
- Dr Boyi Li, Business School, University of Exeter, UK
- Dr Yongjiang Shi, Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge, UK
Based on a recently published article in The International Journal of Human Resource Management (IJHRM; McNulty & Brewster, 2017), this symposium asks, who is it that we claim to study when we use the word ‘expatriate’? Sloppy use of the term in the past has led to problems of inconsistent research, incompatible findings and a lack of clarity in the field. The increasing interest in other forms of international experience and global work, often equally or even more poorly conceptualised, has compounded the problem. This symposium brings together high profile scholars in the field of expatriate studies to begin a necessary conversation about the need for greater construct clarity in studies of expatriates. Presenters include Dave Lepak (editor-in-Chief, IJHRM), Peter Dowling (past-Editor, IJHRM), Mila Lazarova, Ingemar Torbiorn, and Margaret Shaffer. Through critique and debate, each presenter will respond to the McNulty & Brewster paper with their own insights and analysis, suggestions for further research, and ideas for next steps in the conversation.
- Dave Lepak, Editor-in-Chief, IJHRM
- Peter Dowling, past-Editor, IJHRM
- Mila Lazarova
- Margaret Shaffer