The mission of this Special Interest Group (SIG) is to facilitate and promote the development and exchange of knowledge within all areas of International Management within and beyond the academic community. In line with the European Academy of Management’s (EURAM) mission this SIG aims to be an open, international and multicultural European forum for networking and research (theoretical, empirical and methodological ) related to International Management with a particular (but not exclusive) regional focus on Europe regarding (a) the SIG community and (b) the geographical scope of empirical or conceptual research.
07_00 International Management General Track
The SIG IM covers ALL subfields of International Management and International Business (e.g., cross-cultural management, strategy and structure of MNCs; cross-border activities of firms; the international business environment, comparative studies). As examples (rather than a comprehensive list), submissions could relate to international business strategy, functional perspectives, and cooperations across borders. Other relevant IB/IM topics and a cross-pollination of IB/IM with other fields stimulated by multi-disciplinary studies are very welcome. For the 2017 conference, we also explicitely invite research related to the challenges to communication in international settings.
INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT SIG STANDING TRACKS
ST 07_01 Expatriate Management
The topic of Expatriate Management usually involves physical international mobility for work purposes by skilled workers or professionals. Although the core of this topic includes internationally assigned business expatriates, it also includes alternative forms of global work where movement of people across national borders is becoming increasingly common. Therefore, Expatriate Management research also examines, for example, self-initiated expatriates, expatriate academics, short-term transfers, international business travellers, impetrates, and commuter assignments. Emerald Group Publishing and the Journal of Global Mobility (JGM): The Home of Expatriate Management Research have instituted an annual Best Paper Award for Expatriate Management papers at EURAM Conferences.
ST 07_02 SME Internationalisation
Internationalization of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is not a novel phenomenon but an increasingly relevant component of research in the field of international business. This track invites traditional and conventional SME internationalisation research as well as fresh perspectives and critical thought on SME internationalization. We invite ALL empirical and conceptual submissions that take an international perspective on SMEs and microbusinesses.