The EURAM Strategic Interest Groups (SIGs) were launched in 2009 during the EURAM Annual Conference.

The research themes cover broad and transversal management disciplines for which EURAM members have shown a nourished interest over the years.

SIGs have their own governance structure, and are run by chairs together with program chairs and other officers whenever necessary.


The SIG officers have gradually taken on increasing responsibilities in the programme building of the conference and contributing to other EURAM strategic activities by:

  • Offering a SIG General Track:
  • Running Standing Tracks, which attract a sustained interest over the years,
  • Hosting more specialized topics and symposia. Topics can become standing tracks over time. In any case, there is always room to encourage proponents of emerging topics to gather like-minded researchers to start building communities
  • Providing time slots for the members of their SIGs during the annual conference such as kick-off & wrap-up activities and SIG plenaries
  • Organising social events as an opportunity to network among scholars sharing similar interests
  • Collaborating with the European Management Review for thematic special issues
  • Cooperatinng with the Doctoral Colloquium Chairs as well as the Early Career Consortium Chairs to welcome the more junior community within the Academy

SIGs are also active throughout the year and propose workshops, seminars, conferences to their communities. Those events can be found here.

EURAM SIGs share the EURAM values of a professional community of engaged management scholars and reflective practitioners - open, inclusive, international and cross-cultural. EURAM also fosters courage, creativity, diversity and humanizing management research and practice.

All SIGs work on a voluntary basis within EURAM and we take this opportunity to thank the current SIG chairs for their dedication and guidance in advancing the research in their field (click on the SIG's name to find more information):

Business for Society: Jérôme Méric, Chair

Corporate Governance: Mariateresa Torchia, Chair

Entrepreneurship: Massimiliano Pellegrini, Chair

Family Business Research: Massimo Bau, Chair

Gender, Race and Diversity in Organisations: Beverly Dawn Metcalfe, Chairwoman

Innovation: Pascal Le Masson, Chair

International Management: Markus Kittler, Chair

Managing Sport: Mathieu Winand, Chair

Organisational Behaviour: Zeynep Yalabik, Chair

Project Organising: Martina Hueman, Chair

Public and Non-Profit Management: Denita Cepiku, Chair

Research Methods and Research Practice: David Guttormsen, Chair

Strategic Management: Tomi Laamanen, Chair

For any information regarding SIGs, or if you wish to join a SIG as a member or contribute to its development, please contact Wojciech Czakon, Vice President SIGs on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Luisa Jaffé, Executive Officer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Sibel Yamak, President

Rémi Jardat, Vice President SIGs