CALL FOR PAPERS
‘Business Experiences and Social Responsibilities: Between Global Challenges and EU Economic Policies’
Monash University Centre, Prato, Italy, 24-25 September 2012
The Monash European and EU Centre, Monash University, Australia
International Business Research Group, University of Adelaide Business School, Australia, Department of Management, Monash University, Australia
The uncertain business context created by the EU enlargement and the global financial crisis has led to new EU policies introduced to address this context. Thus, firms who have invested and operate in the EU experience a wide variety of impacts of these new circumstances on the way they do business. As the implementation of the EU economic policies in the new member states is likely to have a mixed influence on their economic performance, much strategic effort is now converging on the appropriate internal policy reactions to minimise negative impact. In this context, the use of traditional strategic approaches available to foreign firms operating in the EU, especially in matters of managing multiculturalism and cultural diversity in their organisation may no longer be appropriate. We invite a variety of approaches (philosophical, political, sociological, managerial and economic) to address this major issue in international business.
In recognition of the wide variety of business aspects or activities affected by the new changes in the EU business operating environment, papers are invited on the following topics:
- New ethical and social responsibility issues for businesses operating in an enlarging and integrating European Union: the EU debt crisis, the euro crisis, effects of the global financial crisis;
- The place of corporate social responsibility in the European social model;
- Multiculturalism and the impact of globalisation on cultural diversity: challenges faced by internationalising non-EU businesses operating in the EU (e.g. experience sharing between Australia and EU countries; and
- The role of philosophical criticism in shaping economic, political and legal institutions and their impact on economic action.
Professor Pierre Guillet de Monthoux, Head – Department for Management, Politics and Philosophy, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Pierre is Professor in the Philosophy of Management and works on the philosophy of money and aesthetics in the realm of management and organization. He has a background in marketing and has published on moral philosophy and political economy as dimensions of management and practical reasoning. He is currently investigating the integration of humanities and liberal arts in management education and research in the western world. He has published books such as The Art Firm, aesthetic management and metaphysical marketing (Stanford University Press, 2004) and co-edited Aesthetic Leadership (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).
Professor Anna Leander, Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Anna has held positions at the HansewissenschaftsKolleg (Delmenhorst), the University of Southern Denmark, the Copenhagen Peace Research Institute and at the Central European University (Budapest). Her research interests have focused on the evolving nature of politics and on developing sociological approaches to international politics. Anna has worked extensively on the role of markets/companies in the politics of international security. Her publications include the books The Commercialization of Security in Europe: Business in Global Governance (co-edited with Morten Ougaard); Constructivism in International Relations (co-edited with Stefano Guzzini) and Eroding State Authority? Private Military Companies and the Legitimate Use of Force. Anna is currently a board member of the Danish Institute of International Studies.
Associate Professor Susan Freeman, Discipline Leader – International Business, University of Adelaide Business School, Australia
Susan is the Director of the International Business Research Group (IBRG). Her research focus is international business strategy including early internationalising smaller firms; international entrepreneurship; services internationalisation; emerging markets; and corporate responsibility. Her publications include the text book International Business: The New Realities (co-authored with Tamer Cavusgil and others). Susan has published in Management International Review, Journal of World Business, Journal of International Marketing, Supply Chain Management, International Business Review, International Journal of Service Industry Management, European Business Review, and Journal of Services Marketing on international business, management and marketing with an emphasis on smaller firms.
Dr Cristina Neesham, Department of Management, Monash University, Australia
Cristina is Chair of the Australasian Business Ethics Network and lectures in Business Ethics at Monash University. She holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has published research on human and economic value, political economies of the good society, European social models, public policy and parliamentary ethics.
Submissions are accepted in the form of abstracts and/or full papers.
Abstract-only submissions should be max 500 words in length, clearly outlining the significance of the proposed research for policy, theory or practice.
Full papers should be between 3,000 and 7,500 words. The title page should contain the name, institutional affiliation, postal address, telephone number, fax number, country code, and electronic mailing address of each author. The second page should include the manuscript’s title and an abstract of maximum 150 words. The manuscript should begin on the third page. All full papers will be double blind refereed.
All manuscripts (abstracts and/or full papers) should be submitted to Cristina Neesham at email@example.com by 30 June 2012. Authors will be notified of the acceptance or otherwise of their submission for conference presentation by 31 July 2012. Publication of a special issue in a relevant journal, to include the best papers presented at the conference, is currently being discussed and details will be released shortly.
Please direct all enquiries (including registration interest) to Jeremy St John at firstname.lastname@example.org