14-00 Conference General Track
The Conference General Track is dedicated to the central theme of the conference. It welcomes papers aimed at discussing how management research and education can contribute to an interesting debate of how uncertainty can be turned into a great opportunity for organisations.
Keywords: risk; uncertainty; management of uncertainty; resources to challenge uncertainty.
Topics sponsored by the SIG
T_14-01 Emergency management, Crisis, Recovery and Organisational Resilience
This panel running for the third year at the annual EURAM Conference, will appeal to scholars, practitioners, academics and students of emergency management who also share an interest on the topics of crisis, recovery and organisational resilience. This is a very topical field of management enquiry but is currently under-researched. The panel will contribute towards the development of the sub-discipline of emergency management. Emerald Group Publishing and the International Journal of Emergency Services (IJES) will be offering a ‘best paper award’ at the track along with an invitation to be considered for publication in IJES subject to a peer-review process.
Shankar Sankaran (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)
Nilgun Okay (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey)
James Earnest (Curtin University Australia)
Gerard Chroust (Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria)
Sharda Nandram (Nyenrode Business University, Netherlands)
Keywords: Emergency management; crisis management; recovery risk management; organisational resilience; disaster recovery.
T_14-02 Uncertainty, Poverty and Responsible Management Education
Although significant results have been achieved, poverty alleviation remains high on the international agenda. This track calls for contributions related to a better understanding of (a) the issue of poverty and its economic, cultural, historic and social causes and consequences, and (b) the role that businesses, business schools and other stakeholders could play in poverty eradication. The track welcomes papers that contribute to creating a new intellectual, research, educational and institutional agenda that would enable businesses and business schools to turn challenges and uncertainties, into new opportunities for poverty alleviation and the creation of sustainable social, environmental, and economic value.
Al Rosenbloom (Dominican University)
Milenko Gudić (CEEMAN)
Keywords: Uncertainty; Poverty; Responsible Management Education; Inclusive development; Pedagogy and Curriculum Change.
T_14-03 Uncertainty, Leadership and Leadership Development in Dynamic Societies
Dynamic and transitional societies have demonstrated their capacity to turn the transition-specific challenges of unprecedented economic restructuring, and social change challenges into opportunities. On the move from transition towards transformation, the lessons learned in the past are important, but not sufficient. The proposed topic calls for contributions that are related to the better understanding of; (a) the new business, leaderships and leadership development challenges resulting from complexity, uncertainty and specific economic, social, cultural and historic contexts; and (b), the role that businesses, business schools and other stakeholders could and should play in developing appropriate managerial, leadership and entrepreneurial talents.
Ian Sutherland (IEDC-Bled School of Management)
Svetlana Cicmil (Faculty of Business and Law, UWE, Bristol)
Jonathan Gosling (University of Exeter Business School, Centre for Leadership Studies)
Keywords: Uncertainty, Complexity, Leadership challenges, Leadership development, Pedagogy and curriculum change.