CFP | EURAM 2018 | Management Theory General Track

EURAM 2018 in Reykjavik (June 20-23)

Strategic Interest Group 12 – Research Methods, Theories, and Practices 

Track T12_02:  Management Theory General Track

Partner journals: Scandinavian Journal of Management [SSCI 2.054, Scopus, CNRS**, ABS**, VHB***], Futures [SSCI 1.918, Scopus, FNEGE**, ABS**], European Journal of International Management [SSCI .575, Scopus, CNRS*, ABS*, VHB***].

Corresponding Proponent:

Steffen Roth, La Rochelle Business School and Yerevan State University, and


Augusto Sales, KPMG Global Strategy Group,

Jari Kaivo-oja, University of Turku,

Miguel Pérez-Valls, University of Alméria,

Matthias Georg Will, University of Halle-Wittenberg,

Short Description:

The Management Theory General Track invites contributions to the fields of management and organisation theory. Open to all paradigms, we welcome papers that address the general significance of theory in our fields or reappraise classical key concepts and their adequacy to the post-millennium context. Submission may be fascinated with smallest details or grandest narratives of management and organisation theory. We are also keen to hear from examples of theory in action as well as exemplars of theories that resist application. Yet another set of contributions might explore futures of management and organization theory. Management Theory General Track is your track if you wish to meet and discuss with a theory-oriented, field experienced, and paradigmatically diverse group of researchers in management and organization.


  • Alvesson, M. and Sandberg, J. (2012) Generating Research Questions Through Problematization, Academy of Management Review, Vol. 36 no. 2, pp. 247-271.
  • Kociatkiewicz, J. and Kostera, M. (2016) Grand plots of management bestsellers: Learning from narrative and thematic coherence, Management Learning.
  • Roth S., Clark C., Trofimov N., Mkrtchyan A., Heidingsfelder M., Appignanesi L., Pérez-Valls M., Berkel J., and Kaivo-oja J. (2017) Futures of a distributed memory. A global brain wave measurement (1800-2000), Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol. 118 No. April, pp. 307-323.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Selected papers will be invited for submission to partnering journals. Confirmed partnerships include, but are not limited to the following options:

  • Selected future-oriented management-theory papers will be invited for submission to a special issue of Futures [SSCI 1.918, Scopus, FNEGE**, ABS**] on the Futures of Management Theory.
  • Internationally oriented theory papers might be particularly suitable for submission to the European Journal of International Management [SSCI .575, Scopus, CNRS*, ABS*, VHB***].
  • Other management 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***].

Deadline: January 10, 2018 (14:00 CET). The full CFP is available for download here. You may also wish to check the SIG 12 section of the EURAM 2018 conference website.

The EURAM online submission systems will open on December 1, 2017. Upon submission, please send a submission notification to and steffen.roth@ysu.amIn this context, you might also express interest in one of the above publication opportunities.

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