EURAM 2018 in Reykjavik (June 20-23)
Strategic Interest Group 12 – Research Methods, Theories, and Practices
Track T12_03: Management Theory and Social Theory (Co-Organised by the European Sociological Association)
Partner journals: Technological Forecasting and Social Change [SSCI 3.226, Scopus, CNRS***, ABS***, VHB***], Scandinavian Journal of Management [SSCI 2.054, Scopus, CNRS**, ABS**, VHB***], Review of Political Economy [Scopus, ABS**, CNRS**, Handelsblatt].
Frank Welz, University of Innsbruck; Outgoing President of the European Sociological Association, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vladislav Valentinov, University of Halle-Wittenberg, email@example.com
Sandro Cattacin, University of Geneva, firstname.lastname@example.org
If it is true that management theory is a becoming a compendium of dead ideas (The Economist, 17.12.2016), then one action that would reverse the trend is the interaction of management research and its neighbouring disciplines. In this spirit, the European Academy of Management and the European Sociological Association are pleased to co-sponsor the Management Theory and Social Theory track at the European Academy of Management Confrerence 2018 in Reykjavík, which invites theoretical and conceptual contributions from scholars with backgrounds in management, sociology, economics, and further social sciences. Interdisciplinary by nature, social theory provides a mirror in which to reflect both management science and its reflection theories, and the aim of this track clearly is to turn social theoretical feedback of all paradigmatic backgrounds into a source of inspiration for management theories of the 21st century.
- Kozminski, A. K. (2015) Management in the Time of “Generalized Uncertainty”: The Question of Relevance, Management and Business Administration, Vol. 23 No. 4, pp. 2-10.
- Roth S., Sales A., and Kaivo-oja J. (2017), Multiplying the division of labor: functional differentiation of the next key variables in management research, Systems Research and Behavioral Science, Vol. 34 No. 2, pp. 195-207.
- The Economist (2016) Management theory is becoming a compendium of dead ideas, December 17, 2016; originally published in the Business section of the print edition under the headline “Out with the old”.
- Thompson, S. and Valentinov, V. (2017) The neglect of society in the theory of the firm: a systems-theory perspective, Cambridge Journal of Economics, doi:10.1093/cje/bew072.
The EURAM online submission systems will open on December 1, 2017. Upon submission, please do send a submission notification to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. In this context, you might also express interest in one of the below publication opportunities.
Selected papers will be invited for submission to partnering journals. Confirmed partnerships include, but are not limited to the following options:
- Selected papers with a focus on the digital transformation of management and social theory will be invited for submission to a special issue of Technological Forecasting and Social Change [SSCI 3.226, Scopus, CNRS***, ABS***, VHB***] on the “Digital transformation of social theory”.
- Management and social theory-focused papers will be considered for inclusion in a dedicated special section of the Scandinavian Journal of Management [SSCI 2.054, Scopus, ABS**, CNRS**, FNEGE**, VHB***].
- For heterodox economics papers, there is a cooperation agreement with the guest editors of a Symposium on “Economics and sociology: Towards new approaches in heterodoxy” to be published in the Review of Political Economy [Scopus, ABS**, CNRS**].
Presentation at the conference track will not guarantee acceptance of a manuscript for publication in the partner journals. Also, attending the track is by no means a precondition for acceptance of a manuscripts for the special issue or section.