6th European Conference on Management, Leadership and Governance - ECMLG 2010 (ECMLG 2010)

Venue: The College of Management “Edukacja” and the Professional Development Center “Edukacja”

Location: Wroclaw, Poland

Event Date/Time: Oct 28, 2010 End Date/Time: Oct 29, 2010
Registration Date: Oct 28, 2010
Early Registration Date: Aug 17, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 06, 2010
Paper Submission Date: May 25, 2010
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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 contributions on a wide range of topics using a range of scholarly approaches including theoretical and empirical papers employing qualitative, quantitative and critical methods. Action research, case studies and work-in-progress/posters are welcomed approaches. PhD Research, proposals for roundtable discussions, non-academic 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 role of leadership during times of financial turbulence

§ Leadership challenges faced by the 21st century entrepreneurs
§ The relationship between leadership and Enterprise Systems (ES)

§ Work-Life balance
§ Management and bureaucracy

§ The power and influence of management versus leadership
§ The role of the board of directors and the strategic dimension of ES

§ Asymmetry of information and the exploitation of ES
§ Disclosure, transparency and the use of ES

§ e-Business integration
§ Business finance

§ From the CIO to the CKO and/or CTO roles in the organization
§ 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
§ The nature of IS governance

§ Interfacing IS governance with corporate governance
§ Sustainable IS leadership

§ Types of IS leadership and governance
§ Corporate politics in and around the IS function

§ The relationship between the CIO and the CEO
§ Critical success factors for a CIO

§ Measuring the performance of the CIO
§ Creating sustainable IS leadership

§ Corporate Social Responsibility
§ Career development for IS leadership

§ Sustaining leadership in the changing world of IS
§ Bridging the stove pipe mind-set

§ IS technological leadership
§ Impact of non-IS executives on IT effectiveness

§ How the intensity of IS usage effects the CIO role
§ External market pressures on the CIO

§ Best practices in IS technological leadership
§ Justifying IT Investments at Boardroom level

§ Effect of the board of directors and shareholders on IT policy
§ The influence of non-IS executive use of IT on a firm’s performance

§ Influence of mergers and acquisitions on IT
§ Outsourcing the CIO

§ Ethical dilemmas and IS
§ Corporate Governance practices and the role of chief Information Office

§ Can parallels be drawn between the leadership and entrepreneurship fields?
§ Are main stream leadership styles prerequisites of entrepreneurial behaviour?

§ Can leadership enhance entrepreneurial activity during times of financial turbulence?
§ Can the life cycle stages of leadership be extrapolated to the entrepreneurship construct or domain?

§ What are the leadership challenges faced by the 21st century entrepreneurs?
§ Can we integrate leadership and entrepreneurship studies?

§ What relationships exist between different leadership styles and the dimensions of innovativeness, risk-taking, and proactiveness (entrepreneurship constructs)?
§ Is the underlying concept of entrepreneurship adequately captured by the main stream dimensions of innovativeness, taking, and proactiveness?

§ What is the link between the leadership qualities of entrepreneurs and sustained competitive advantage of their enterprises?

Academic 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. See the submission details below.

Work in Progress/Posters
Researchers are invited to submit current projects which are either at the proposal stage or are work in progress. In the first instance you should submit an abstract describing the project. If your abstract is selected you will be asked to produce a short positioning paper of no more than 2000 words (including abstract, keywords, references). The paper will be double-blind peer reviewed and if accepted will be published in the conference proceedings. Presentation of the work at the conference will take the form of a Poster. Posters will be on display for the duration of the conference and there will be a timetabled slot for contributors to stand by their posters so that participants can come and discuss the research.

PhD Research
Doctoral Candidates are invited to submit papers describing their research. To be eligible, it is necessary for the 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.

Non-Academic 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. In the first instance an abstract should be submitted describing the work to be presented. If the abstract is selected you will be asked whether you wish to produce a paper, a poster or just give a presentation. You will need to register for the conference to have a confirmed timetabled slot.

Round Table Proposals
The Programme Committee invites topical subjects to be proposed for discussion. In the first instance an abstract describing the proposed topic should be submitted. If selected the convener will be given a timetabled slot for the round table and will be expected to register to attend the conference.

Product Demonstrations and Exhibitor Opportunities
If you are contributing to the conference in any of the above categories you can also request the opportunity to give a product demonstration. If you would like to exhibit and/or demonstrate a product at the conference we suggest that you apply for one of our exhibitor packages.

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 6 April 2010. 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 25 May 2010. 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.

Read the author guidelines

Download the main call for papers in .pdf format

Conference accreditations
The ECMLG proceedings have an ISBN and are:

listed in the Thomson Reuters ISI Index to Scientific and Technical Proceedings (ISTP/ISI Proceedings);
listed the Thomson Reuters ISI Index to Social Sciences & Humanities Proceedings (ISSHP);
listed in the Thomson ISI Index to Social Sciences & Humanities Proceedings (ISSHP/ISI Proceedings);
indexed by the Institution of Engineers and Technology in the UK (INSPEC).

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 25 May 2010.

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline:
06 April 2010

Notification of abstract acceptance:
13 April 2010

Full paper due for review:
25 May 2010

Notification of paper acceptance (subject to any requested changes):
03 August 2010

Earlybird registration closes:
17 August 2010

Final paper due (with changes):
31 August 2010

Author registrations completed by:
21 September 2010


Additional Information

Earlybird registration starting from GBP199 - (closes 17 August 2010)