Thursday, February 12, 2009

Call for Papers: Cross-Cultural Competence and Management: Knowledge Migration,

Cross-Cultural Competence and Management: Knowledge Migration, Communication and Value Change
Call for Papers
VIIIth IACCM Conference 2009 and CEMS Doctoral Seminar
24-26 June, 2009,
WU Vienna, Austria

Managing individuals and organizations successfully in turbulent and highly diverse contexts requires, among others, a better understanding of commonalities and differences of these contexts, their unique demands and their changes over time. In particular, knowledge and knowledge flows across various kinds of boundaries, interaction processes among and between different types of individual and collective actors and the role of basic assumptions and action-related values play a key role.
Against this backdrop, the 2009 conference of the International Association of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management (IACCM; see http://iaccm.wu-wien.ac.at/) invites papers related to conference theme.
Topics for papers include, but are not limited to:
  • Specific knowledge required for individual and organizational goal achievement in culturally mixed settings
  • Boundaries inhibiting and promoting knowledge flows
  • The role of knowledge migration for individual and organizational effectivenessDifferent forms of knowledge migration
  • Specifics of communication processes in turbulent and culturally mixed environments
  • The role of different forms of communication in knowledge migration processesNew media and communication in culturally mixed settings
  • The role of mass media in knowledge migration
  • Convergence, divergence or stasis?
  • Individual and collective values and their development over time
  • The relationship of values and cultureValue changes between generations -- myth, reality or...
  • Work related values of young graduates and their implications for organizations and societies

The two-day conference (25-26 June) welcomes papers from a broad range of theoretical and methodological positions and is open to empirical as well as conceptual contributions related to the issues of knowledge migration, communication and value change from the perspective of cross-cultural competence and management.

It explicitly encourages young researchers to submit papers.

Selected papers submitted to the conferences will be invited for publication in a special issue of the European Journal of Cross-Cultural Competence & Management or of Cross Cultural Management: an International Journal.

Submission for conference presentation
Paper abstracts (maximum 500 words) before March 15, 2009
Full papers for accepted abstracts (8.000 words max) before May 15, 2009
Research Proposals, Posters or Full papers for accepted abstracts (8.000 words max) before May 15, 2009

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