The mission of this Special Interest Group (SIG) is to facilitate and promote the development and exchange of knowledge within all areas of International Management within and beyond the academic community. In line with the European Academy of Management’s (EURAM) mission this SIG aims to be an open, international and multicultural European forum for networking and research (theoretical, empirical and methodological ) related to International Management with a particular (but not exclusive) regional focus on Europe regarding (a) the SIG community and (b) the geographical scope of empirical or conceptual research.
GT07 International Management General Track
International Management is an ubiquitous phenomenon in today’s business world. The general track of our SIG is interested in research addressing the challenges organisations face in an increasingly internationalised environment. We invite research on ALL subfields of International Management and International Business and we encourage multi-disciplinary studies fostering cross-pollination with other fields. We are open to conceptual work and empirical studies advancing existing research as well as fresh perspectives on IM. For the 2019 conference in Lisbon, we explicitly invite research linking our SIG's scope on internationalisation with SMEs, competitiveness and recent challenges including regional disruptions, digitalisation and AI.
INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT SIG STANDING TRACKS
ST07_01 Expatriate Management
The topic of Expatriate Management (EM) typically involves international mobility for work purposes by skilled workers or professionals. The core of this topic includes internationally assigned business expatriates as well as alternative forms of international work where the movement of people across national borders is becoming increasingly common. Therefore, EM research also examines, for example, self-initiated expatriates including mid- and low-status workers, international business travellers and commuters, global talent management, duty of care, global families, and expatriate entrepreneurs. Emerald Group Publishing and Journal of Global Mobility have instituted an annual JGM Best Paper Award for EM papers at EURAM Conferences.
ST07_02 - International Competitiveness
The International Competitiveness track invites submissions of empirical and conceptual papers exploring competitiveness in an international context.
Scholars are invited to reflect on the determinants of competitiveness from bottom-up (micro or firm-level and mezzo or cluster-level) and top-down (mezzo or regional level and macro or national/international level) perspectives.
Gaps at the intersection of management and economics literature around competitiveness lend themselves to conceptually relevant research, with high practical impact. International competitiveness shapes both developing and developed nations, addressing challenges of strategy, firm growth and performance, sustainability, economic and social development and policy making.