Tracks Sponsored by the 2017 Conference Committee

This track welcomes submissions related to our conference theme “Making Knowledge Work” which do not fit in a track or a topic relevant for their research. More information about the conference theme is here.


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GT 14_00 Conference General Track

The General Conference Track welcomes papers focused (but not exclusively) on the conference theme: Making Knowledge Work.


T 14_01 Next Management Theory

Next Management Theory track invites contributions to the fields of management and organization theory. We welcome papers that address the general significance of theorizing or reappraise classical key concepts and their adequacy to the post-millenium context. We are also keen to read systematic investigations of interfaces and interdependencies of management and organization theory and social theory. Ambitious contributions may explore possible futures of theorizing on management and organization. Furthermore, contributions addressing organizational change and collaboration as translation processes are invited. Selected papers will be invited for submission to partnering journals.

T 14_02 Emergency Services Management: Call for a New Research Agenda

Management research in the emergency services is an emerging phenomenon with an acknowledged theory and practice gap and a fragmented research approach resulting in a ‘silo’ approach to the development of academic and professional expertise. This track, now in the fifth year at the EURAM Conference, will argue the case for a new research agenda to provide an inter-disciplinary platform to debate and discuss the issues which are relevant to the emergency management communities. Exploring the interrelationships between emergency services, and the contribution that emergency services make to wider social, economic and environmental concerns will be the key theme of this panel at EURAM 2017.

T 14_03 Data-driven Management Decision-making

Track explores how to understand and visualize data in management decision making. To put data and knowledge into practice, managers need data visualization and storytelling competences. Track seeks answers on how to support the design of visual analytical tools for management in the social era where (big) data sources are multiplying. Topic offers guidance on value co-creation from goal setting to knowledge management via various data sources. Data sources, including open data and data on individual level emotions, offer the potential to create deep customer insight and to build new understanding of emotions as drivers for decision making and actions.

T 14_04 Making Education and Knowledge Work for Firms and Practitioners

The intent of this stream is to examine the relevance of management education and research to companies and practitioners. Universities are urged to provide more relevant management education and research, based on actual needs of business and society. Academics themselves are questioning the relevance of the education programs, research, and infrastructure in terms of its ability to effectively support companies and society at large in addressing multiple challenges the world is facing. Thus the track calls for contributions related to development issues in management education and research in local, regional and international contexts; for example: innovations in curricula, teaching methods and tools, academic practices, research and writing for a practitioner audience.

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