As with previous conferences, the 2005 conference in Cape Town, South
Africafosters an international exchange of management research and practice
among scholars and practitioners from around the world. We chose the conference
theme, “Business and Societal Transformation: Challenges and Opportunities”
at the end of the conference in Porto to signify the complexities, challenges,
and opportunities presented by the proliferation of trade and commerce in
transitional economies such as South Africa. The issues for managers around
the world have changed, perhaps permanently. This conference is open to
a discussion of broad and sweeping new perspectives on economic, cultural,
technological, and ethical factors that affect managers in these precarious
and unpredictable times. We interpret this theme very broadly and invite
papers, sessions, cases, and experiential exercises that explore the challenges
of this new environment.
Papers may focus on
different issues of managing in a global economy including, but not limited
to, issues of policy and strategy, human resources, management, industrial
relations, trade, structure of organizations, productivity, technological
innovation, social, and cultural issues. We encourage submissions that
explore the complexities of global, national, and regional trade agreements,
as well as issues of teaching in a global economy.
must be in English. Theoretical and empirical papers as well as symposia,
panels, and experiential learning sessions on global management are welcome.
All submissions are due on or before 8 October 2004.
1. Practice & Teaching
This track focuses on three types of submissions that serve as knowledge-based
resources for the global manager: Effective Global Management Practices
will provide an opportunity for executives to share innovative ways they
used to effectively deal with contemporary global business issues. Business-Case
Dialogue will chronicle the successes and/or challenges of global managers
and highlights significant lessons learned. Teaching will explore
issues of pedagogy and learning across cultures (e.g., distance learning)
and demonstrate new classroom teaching methods and exercises that facilitate
the acquisition of skills essential to managing in a global economy.
2. Organization Strategy And Operations
Theoretical and empirical submissions that
focus on strategy formulation and implementation in start-up and existing
businesses; the management of production systems; the identification and
utilization of technology in organizational effectiveness, organizational
restructuring, governance, and control.
3. Organizational Theory And Behavior
This track is for theoretical and empirical
submissions that focus on the acquisition, allocation, development, utilization,
maintenance, and evaluation of people in organizations and effective design
and operation of human resources systems and programs.
4. Corporate Governance, Ethics & Social
Papers should address ways by which organizations,
operating in a global environment, deal with the various dilemmas of handling
value-adding activities and still fulfill their social responsibility to
society. Examples might include issues of corporate governance, reporting
relationships, decision-making, and incentives.
5. Roundtable Discussions On “Emerging Ideas”
Informal short presentations that engage
conference participants through dialogue to test new ideas, streams of research,
enhance research design and direction, and improve interpretation of research
results that relate to managing in a global environment.
All proposals should be sent electronically to the Program Chair Mzamo
Mangaliso email@example.com phone: 413-545-5698, Fax: 413-545-3858.
Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts, 121 Presidents’
Drive, Amherst, MA 01003, USA. Files should be in MSWord 6.0 or DOS Text.
MAC users please convert. Authors without access to the internet may submit
proposals on a 3/5” IBM-PC compatible diskette that has the session title
clearly printed on the label along with the author(s)’ names. All papers
must be submitted in English. Proposals may take the form of theoretical
or empirical papers, panels, symposia, case studies, and experiential learning
exercises. Formats will vary with domain and authors must conform to any
specific submission criteria listed for the domain descriptions above.
Once a submission is accepted,
every author and panelist must register for the conference. Submissions
of those who fail to register by the Conference registration deadline will
not appear in the Conference Program or Proceedings.
FORMAT OF SUBMISSION
Because there are different submission guidelines
for some domains, you should refer to the criteria in the domain descriptions
above or contact the appropriate domain chair. If your proposal does not
fit any of the domains listed authors should contact Program Co-Chairs Mzamo
Mangaliso, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Tony Butterfield, email@example.com.
Authors in South Africa and neighboring countries should contact Conference
Coordinators, Frank Horwitz, firstname.lastname@example.org or Stella Nkomo,
AN INVITATION TO CAPE TOWN
Cape Town has been identified as one of the
Top Ten Destinations for tourists in the world. It is South Africa’s second largest city, the legislative capital
of the country, and home to the country’s famous wineries. The city dates
back to the late15th century when it served as an important halfway
station for European traders on their long voyage to the East. It has since developed to become a vibrant
commercial city, filled with beautiful architecture that enjoys rich social and
cultural life. Cape Town has direct air links to most major international
cities. In June, the weather of this beautiful and historic city is mild with
slight breezes from both the Indian and Atlantic Oceans!
THE UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN
The University of
Cape Town is one of the most prestigious universities in South Africa. It has
consistently ranked among the best South African universities and has gained
international recognition both because of the quality of its graduates and of
the research activities of its renowned faculty. For more information visit the UCT Graduate School of Business
website at URL http://www.gsb.uct.ac.za/
Program Co-Chair: Mzamo
Mangaliso, University of Massachusetts, Amherst USA.
Program Co-Chair:Tony Butterfield, University of
Massachusetts, Amherst USA
Conference Co-coordinator and Host: Frank Horwitz, University of Cape Town,
Conference Co-coordinator: Stella Nkomo, University of South Africa
Kathleen Dechant, University of Connecticut,
USA; Heidi Vernon, Northeastern University, USA
INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD
Theo Peridis, (Chair) York University,
Canada; Andreas Budihardjo, Prasetiya Mulya Graduate School of Management, Indonesia;
Martin J. Gannon, University of Maryland; Ellen Greenberg, American University
in Bulgaria; Eleanor O’Higgins, University College Dublin, Ireland; David
Palmer, University of Connecticut; Dilip Mirchandani, Rowan University; Irene
Chow, Chinese University of Hong Kong; Irene Chew, Nanyang Technological
University, Singapore; Aiden Kelly, University College Dublin; Rick Mowday,
University of Oregon; Rick Moore, EM Lyon, France; Marta Calás, University of
Massachusetts; Alberto Castro, Universidade Catolica Portugesa.
ABOUT THE EASTERN ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT
A regional affiliate of the Academy of Management, the Eastern
Academy of Management holds its annual meeting and conference each May at
locations in eastern North America. Competitive papers, symposia, and network
groups emphasize the pursuit of excellence in teaching and scholarly research
in the field of management. In 1985, the EAM initiated a series of biennial
international (EAM-I) conferences titled Managing in a Global Economy. Jointly
sponsored by EAM and local universities in international locations, the EAM-I
Conferences have become a source of collaboration and learning among academics
and practitioners since their inception. The first EAM-I conference was held
in Tilburg in the Netherlands in association with Tilburg University. Most
recently, the 2003 EAM-I conference was held in Porto, Portugal in conjunction
with Universidade Catolica Portugesa, the most prestigious non-state university
in Portugal. See the EAM Homepage at URL http://www.eaom.org/
for details about EAM and its local and international conferences.
1 November 2004
International Conference is going 100% electronic! The manuscript submission
and peer review process, along with conference registration and payment,
will be done entirely on line for the June 2005 EAM-I program in Cape
Town, South Africa.
a result of the expected efficiency of this new process, we have been
able to move the conference deadline to November 1, giving everyone a
few more weeks to polish up those panel, case, paper or experiential exercise