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The 10th Austrian Early Scholars Workshop in Management, May 4-5, 2023, Graz

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    The 10th Austrian Early Scholars Workshop in Management

    May 4–5, 2023

    University of Graz, AUSTRIA


    The Tenth Austrian Early Scholars Workshop in Management provides an opportunity for advanced PhD students and academics in early career stages from all countries to present their research and discuss it with colleagues and professors from international and Austrian universities. In addition to facilitating intel­lectual ex­change, this program supports the development of a global network of Early Scholars interested in management and organization studies from institu­tional, organizational and behavioral per­spec­tives.


    Target Group and Eligibility

    The target group of the Workshop is early career scholars who intend to pursue an academic career in the fields of organization and manage­ment, human resource management, strategy, innovation, entrepreneur­ship, organiza­tional be­havior, inter­national management or public management. The Workshop is open to academ­ics in early stages of their academic careers and PhD students who have already completed a substantial part of their dissertation projects.

    The Aus­trian Early Scholars Workshop in Management invites research that covers a broad range of topics and draws from a variety of theoretical and metho­do­logical approaches. In addition, given fac­ulty mem­bers' extensive exper­tise in institu­tional theory as well as in organizational change, inno­va­tion, digital trans­formation and the grand societal challenges, the Work­shop provides an environment particularly conducive to re­search in these areas.

    Workshop Conveners & Faculty Members

    Robert M. Bauer, Professor of Organization and Innovation (JKU Linz)

    Giuseppe Delmestri, Professor of Change Manage­ment & Management Development (WU Vienna)

    Renate Ortlieb, Professor of Human Resource Management (University of Graz)



    John Amis, Professor of Strategic Management and Organisation (University of Edinburgh)

    Blagoy Blagoev, Professor of Business Management, esp. Organization (TU Dresden)

    Waldemar Kremser, Professor of Strategic Management (JKU Linz)

    Johanna Mair, Professor of Organization, Strategy and Leadership (Hertie School of Governance Berlin & Stanford University)

    Renate Meyer, Professor of Organization Studies (WU Vienna & CBS Copenhagen)

    Elke Schüßler, Professor of Organization Science (JKU Linz)

    Stoyan Sgourev, Professor of Management (New Bulgarian University & Ca' Foscari University Venice)

    Ingo Weller, Professor of Human Resource Management (LMU Munich)

    Application Process

    Applicants are requested to submit a CV and a short essay (max. 2,000 words) that summarizes their research to be presented during the Work­shop. Please send your CV and short essay no later than February 21, 2023 to aesw@uni-graz.at.

    Notifica­tion of acceptance is sent out no later than March 1, 2023. A longer paper, either an ex­tended essay (max. 4,000 words) or a full paper (max. 8,000 words), must be submitted by April 14, 2023 for distribu­tion to discussants and participants.

    Workshop Format

    All participants present a piece of empirical or conceptual research during the Workshop. Each partici­pant is assigned to one of two formats: (1) presentation in a ple­nary session (twenty minutes for presenta­tion, fol­lowed by ten minutes for feed­back from two discus­sants and ten minutes for open discussion); (2) discus­sion at a devel­opment roundtable with four Early Scholars and two fac­ulty members (five minutes for intro­ductory state­ment fol­lowed by 25 minutes for every­one at the round­table to pro­vide feed­back based on their ad­vance reading of the paper, and open discussion).

    To be able to contribute fully to the discussions and aid their fellow researchers, participants are re­quired to prepare by reading their colleagues' essays and full papers prior to the Workshop. Essays and papers are distributed electronically one week prior to the Workshop.


    Program and Fees

    The Workshop commences on May 4, 2023, lunchtime. We adjourn no later than May 5, 2023, 4:00 p.m. There are no participation fees for accepted Early Scholars. The Workshop dinner on Thursday is covered by the organi­zation.


    Conference Venue

    The Workshop is held at the University of Graz, Austria. The campus is conveniently accessible by public transportation. Frequent, fast trains connect Graz to Vienna, Salzburg and Munich. (Watch out for "Sparschiene" tickets. If you buy a ticket early in advance, you can save a lot of money. There is also an airport, but of course the train is preferable.)

    We also offer a few slots for virtual participation in a development roundtable to provide Early Scholars, who can­not travel to Graz, with an opportunity to give and receive feedback.


    Participants are responsible for their travel arrangements and accommodation. We reserve hotel rooms close to the venue. Organizers will contact accepted participants and, if de­sired, pro­vide support with booking suitable accommodation.


    COVID-19 Pandemic: Safety Measures and Disclaimer

    We hope that the current situation, where in-person events are possible without restrictions, will continue. We will provide an update on the COVID-19 situa­tion along with the notifications of acceptance.

    Renate Ortlieb
    University of Graz
    Graz, AUSTRIA


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