Two+ Calls for Papers – Towards Sustainable Re-embedding & Civil Society

EMRThe next European Academy of Management conference will take place in Valencia (Spain) between the 4th and the 7th of June 2014. The conference will be held at the Valencia Conference Centre and the Faculty of Economics of University of Valencia. The theme of the conference, Waves and Winds of Strategic Leadership for Sustainable Competitiveness, is aimed to open an interesting and fruitful dialogue about how management research and education can contribute to the enhancement of new waves and winds of strategic leadership that will stimulate a balanced and sustainable view of competitiveness in our societies.

We call for papers for the conference sub-track Finance,Economy & Society: Towards Sustainable Re-embedding.

The financial crisis of 2008 and its aftermath is not a cyclical but a structural crisis: the model itself is in crisis. Finance has become disconnected from the real economy. Consequently, financial risks can spill over from the financial sphere and generate societal risk. Our modern society is embedded in a global economy, which itself has become embedded in global finance. Finance need to be re-embedded in order to serve an increasingly interconnected global economy, to our citizens and the planet. How can this be achieved? The global banking system must be brought to act transparently and ethically by providing responsible financing for economically viable and socially sustainable projects.

Important Deadlines:
Deadline for paper submission 16 Jan 2014 2:00 pm GMT +1
Notification of acceptance as of 28 March 2014
Early bird/authors registration 25 April 2014

Submission guidelines:
Please, follow these guidelines and formatting instructions to prepare and submit your paper. Please read the instructions carefully prior to submitting:

  1. Each paper can only be submitted to ONE topic or track.
  2. Submitted papers must NOT have been previously published and if under review, must NOT appear in print before EURAM 2014 Conference.
  3. To facilitate the blind review process, remove ALL authors identifying information, including acknowledgements from the text, and document/file properties. (Any submissions with author information will be automatically DELETED).
  4. The entire paper (title page, abstract, main text, figures, tables, references, etc.) must be in ONE document created in PDF format. Use Times New Roman 12-pitch font, double spaced, and 1-inch (2.5 cm) margin all around.
  5. The maximum length of the paper is 40 pages (including ALL tables, appendices and references).
  6. Number all of the pages of the paper.
  7. No changes in the paper title, abstract, authorship, and actual paper can occur AFTER the submission deadline.
  8. Check that the PDF File of your paper prints correctly and ensure that the file is virus-free.
  9. Submissions will be done on-line on the EURAM 2014 website from December 1st 2013 to January 16th 2014.
  10. Only submissions in English shall be accepted for review.
  11. In case of acceptance, the author or one of the co-authors should be available to present the paper at the conference.
  12. In case of acceptance, each author can present only one paper at the conference.
  13. The paper format should follow the European Management Review Style Guide

For more information, please visit the conference website.

Contact the Sub-track Chairs:

  • Catherine Karyotis, Neoma Business School (Reims Management School)
  • Peter Rajsingh, New York University
  • Sharam Alijani, Neoma Business School (Reims Management School)

Democracy & Society, Volume 11, Issue 1

We are seeking well-written, interesting submissions of 1500-2000 words on the themes below, including new publications, summaries, and/or excerpts of recently completed research, and works in progress. Submissions for the issue are due Friday, October 18th. Please email all papers. Click here for a pdf of this Call for Submissions.

Contemporary Civil Society: Opportunities and Obstacles 

In the late 20th century, movements such as Poland’s Solidarity inspired students of democracy to re-consider the power of civil society as an agent in the process of democratization, and a solution to problems of governance. Since then, civil society organizations (CSOs) have proliferated and flourished in many emerging democracies. Although the world is in many ways more democratic today than it was 30 years ago, contemporary civil society nevertheless faces a new set of challenges.  Changing interactions with states, international donors, broader social contexts, and evolving technologies have all affected the landscape of coordinated citizen action. This issue of Democracy and Society will examine the opportunities and obstacles facing contemporary civil society worldwide.

New Crackdowns on Civil Society: Many governments have pioneered new ways to eliminate spaces for independent citizen action, such as onerous registration requirements for local CSOs, media licensing and press harassment, and social media censorship. How have spaces for civic organization transformed over time? Are the conditions for the development and sustainability of civil society being undermined in new ways?

Civil Society, Global and Local: From miner’s strikes in South Africa to indigenous peoples’ rights movements in Bolivia, both local institutions and international contexts shape the character of civil society. As CSOs attempt to reach a wider audience or perhaps apply for international aid, they inevitably professionalize and bureaucratize.  How do CSOs change as they grow and/or develop international ties, and to what extent are these changes a negative thing?

Civil Society and Social Movements: Some scholars have posited that late 20th century conceptions of civil society are dying out, instead evolving into social movements. What is the relationship between civil society and social movements? Is the latter replacing the former? Or is local civil society withering away, being replaced by a “global civil society”?

Civil Society and Governance: In the past 20 years, civil society has been an important part of the international conversation about decreasing the role of the state through economic and governance reforms. As states adopt such reforms, creating public-private partnerships and outsourcing basic services, advocates have posited that civil society will “step in” to fill the role of the state. How has this trend affected the role of civil society in emerging democracies? Has the proliferation of non-state forms of governance actually undermined the state?

Many more calls for papers can be found at Financial Economics Network’s Professional Announcements.

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