5th European Conference on Management Leadership and Governance (ECMLG 2009)

Venue: Hellenic American University, Athens, Greece

Location: Athens, Greece

Event Date/Time: Nov 05, 2009 End Date/Time: Nov 06, 2009
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Call for Papers, Posters, Round Table Proposals, Practitioner Contributions and Product Demonstrations

The Conference offers an opportunity for scholars and practitioners interested in the issues related to Management, Leadership, and Governance to share their thinking and research findings. These fields of study are broadly described as including issues related to the management of the organisations’ resources, the interface between senior management and the formal governance of the organisation. This Conference provides a forum for discussion, collaboration and intellectual exchange for all those interested in any of these fields of research or practice.

The conference committee welcomes both academic and practitioner papers on a wide range of topics and a wide range of scholarly approaches including theoretical and empirical papers employing qualitative, quantitative and critical methods. Action research, case studies and research-in-progress are welcomed approaches. Poster submissions, proposals for roundtable discussions, practitioner contributions and product demonstrations based on the main themes are also invited.

Submission details are given below. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:-

§ The relationship between leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship
§ The effectiveness of the 15th November 2008 summit organized by the USA administration to address world recession

§ Leadership challenges faced by the 21st century entrepreneurs
§ The role of leadership during times of financial turbulence

§ Work-Life balance
§ The relationship between leadership and Enterprise Systems (ES)

§ Disclosure, transparency and the use of ES
§ The role of the board of directors and the strategic dimension of ES

§ Asymmetry of information and the exploitation of ES
§ The power and influence of management versus leadership

§ e-Business integration
§ Business finance

§ Corporate Social Responsibility
§ The relationship between leadership-management and sustainability

§ Sales-Marketing balance
§ Boards and Decisions Making

§ Marketing
§ Corporate governance in different countries

§ Leadership and operations management
§ Development in corporate governance codes

§ Leadership and project management
§ Corporate governance and firm value for IPOs

§ Corporate performance
§ Legal aspects of corporate governance

§ Styles of leadership
§ Business transformation

§ Emotional intelligence
§ Differences between leadership and management

§ Strategic thinking
§ HR management and strategies

§ Change management
§ Management development

§ Social Capital
§ Market oriented corporate governance

§ Strategic leadership
§ Management and bureaucracy

In addition, submissions are welcomed for a mini-track on Management leadership and governance in relation to Information Systems.

Paper submissions
Papers should address the conference topics listed above and can describe a wide range of research including empirical or theoretical studies. In addition, philosophical papers presenting an argument and papers presenting a process that has been developed and is now ready for wider use are welcome. In all cases concepts and underlying principles should be emphasised, with enough background information to orient any reader who is not a specialist in the particular subject area original. The work should not have been published elsewhere and should not be intended to be published elsewhere during the review period.

Research in Progress
Researchers may submit current projects whilst they are still in progress. To be eligible, it is necessary for a paper to be produced to a publishable academic standard and papers will be subject to the same criteria and processes as research papers. However the final results of the research may not have been fully completed and interpreted.

Case Study Submissions
Case study submissions should be written to publishable standards. Case studies will be subject to the same criteria and the processes as research papers.

Poster Submissions
Posters provide an opportunity for researchers to present their work in an informal setting in which there is more time for discussion and questions than is sometimes available in a full paper session. This track is an ideal forum for the presentation of work in progress. Poster submissions are welcomed in any of the areas identified in the call for papers.
Poster submission requirements

An abstract describing the work being presented on the poster should be submitted in accordance with the submission details below. Be sure to select Poster as the submission type.
Poster abstracts will be blind reviewed by a member of the programme committee. Reviewers will be asked to consider the appropriateness of the work for poster presentation.
On acceptance instructions on poster dimensions etc will be supplied.
Poster abstracts and images of the final poster will be published in the CD version of the Conference Proceedings.
At least one person must register for the conference to present the poster.

Posters will be displayed close to the refreshment area so that all who attend will have an opportunity to see them. There will be a timetabled period when Poster Owners should staff their poster so that participants can come and discuss the research.

Round Table Proposals
The Programme Committee invites topical subjects to be proposed for discussion.
Submission requirements

An abstract proposing a topic and stating why it is felt this would be an interesting contribution to the conference should be submitted in accordance with the submission details below. Be sure to select Round Table Proposal as the submission type.
Proposals will be considered by the programme committee.
If a proposal is selected the convenor will be asked to nominate knowledge informants in the field who will be prepared to participate. Round Table Discussions can be either 30 minutes or 1 hour in duration. The convenor must register for the conference.
Other participants can attend the Round Table without conference registration, but if they wish to attend any other part of the conference registration will be required.

Practitioner Contributions
The conference committee welcomes contributions from individuals and organisations working in the field. These contributions can take the form of a presentation or a demonstration.
Presentation submission requirements

An abstract describing the work to be presented should be submitted in accordance with the submission details below. Be sure to select Practitioner Contribution as the submission type.
Practitioner abstracts will be reviewed by the programme committee. Reviewers will be asked to consider the appropriateness of the work for presentation at the conference.
Authors of selected presentations will have their abstract included in the booklet of abstracts given to participants at the conference.
At least one person must register for the conference to give the presentation.
Product Demonstrations submission requirements

§ Submit a proposal of 200-300 words describing a research facilitation product you would like to demonstrate and the audience it serves. Proposals should be sent as an email attachment to Sue Nugus not later than 4 June 2009. Demonstrations themselves are expected to be approximately 15 minutes in length.

Submission details

All submission types require an abstract in the first instance. Abstracts should be a minimum of 300 and no more than 500 words including up to five keywords and keyphrases to be received by 16 April 2009. Please read the online guidelines.

Submissions should be made via the online form. Please ensure that all required fields are completed. Abstracts must include the proposed title for the paper, the full names (first name and surname, not initials); postal addresses and email addresses of all authors and a telephone number for at least one contact author. Please indicate clearly if the contact author is not the lead author and select the appropriate submission track.

Full paper:
Only required for academic submissions to main conference streams once the abstract has been selected and not to be more than 5,000 words including abstract, keywords and references (the Harvard referencing rules need to be followed). Submission date will be no later than 4 June 2009. Papers should be submitted as .doc or .rtf file attachments by email to the Conference Manager, Elaine Hayne with the paper submission checklist and copyright form.

Publication Opportunity
Papers accepted for the conference will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration. The proceedings have an ISBN and ECMLG proceedings are listed in the Thomson ISI Index to Scientific and Technical Proceedings (ISTP/ISI Proceedings), the Thomson ISI Index to Social Sciences & Humanities Proceedings (ISSHP) and the Thomson ISI Index to Social Sciences & Humanities Proceedings (ISSHP/ISI Proceedings).

Important information

The selection panel of the conference committee will consider all abstracts received by the submission deadline to ensure that the proposed paper is relevant to the Conference.
The authors of abstracts that describe a relevant paper will receive a notification of abstract acceptance.
All full papers will be double-blind reviewed by members of the conference committee to ensure an adequate standard, that the proposed subject of their abstract has been followed, that the paper is of a suitable length, the standard of English is adequate and the paper is appropriately referenced.
For authors whose first language is not English we request that you have your work proof read prior to submission by a native English speaker (or at least a fluent English speaker). Papers can be rejected due to a poor standard of English.
Papers that are accepted will be published in the conference proceedings providing at least one author registers and presents the work at the Conference (see the registration section of the conference website for more information about registration).
Due to the large number of papers expected for this conference, the committee only allows an author to present one paper. Therefore if multiple papers are accepted for presentation different co-authors need to present each paper. Author registration must be completed by 1 October 2009.

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline:
16 April 2009

Notification of abstract acceptance:
23 April 2009

Full paper due for review:
4 June 2009

Notification of paper acceptance (subject to any requested changes):
13 August 2009

Earlybird registration closes:
27 August 2009

Final paper due (with changes):
10 September 2009

Author registrations completed by:
1 October2009


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