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)
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.