Fully-Funded PhD in International Business in Vienna

Fully-Funded PhD in International Business at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics University of Vienna, Austria
Reference number: 11518

The Department of Marketing and International Business at the University of Vienna invites applications for University Assistant (praedoc) at its International Business research group (Professor Emmanuella Plakoyiannaki).

Duration of employment: 4 years

Extent of Employment: 30 hours/week

Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will:

1. Contribute to the teaching (to the extent regulated by the collective agreement) and research activities of the International Business research group with a focus on SMEs Internationalisation, Family Firm Internationalisation, International Entrepreneurship.

2. Participate in publications, academic articles and presentations.

3. Write the doctoral thesis: We expect the successful candidate to sign a doctoral thesis agreement within 12-18 month.

4. Additional tasks: supervision of students; involvement in the organisation of meetings; conferences, symposiums; involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration.

Profile:

MA or MSc in the study field of Business Administration or a comparable degree; interest in qualitative and quantitative methods; excellent command of written and spoken English; IT user skills; ability to work in a team.

Applications including a letter of motivation (English or German) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna

(http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 10.12.2020, mentioning reference number 11518.

For further information please contact Ladenstein, Judith

+43-1-4277-38012, Plakoyiannaki, Emmanuella +43-1-4277-38010.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions.

Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna Reference number: 11518

E-Mail: jobcenter@univie.ac.at

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Video abstract for “Tangled Roots of African Entrepreneurship”

What can I say, with the second lockdown in the UK comes more up-skilling…

Our piece combines historical and fsQCA analysis.

If you’d like to read the full article, it is available open access here:

Decker, S., Estrin, S., & Mickiewicz, T. (2020). The tangled historical roots of entrepreneurial growth aspirations. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. https://doi.org/10.1002/sej.1348

If you are preparing video or visual abstract of management & organization history books, articles, chapters or presentations, let us know and we can post them via OHN for you!

Distinguished lecture: “The Structural Reshaping of Globalization” by Peter Buckley

I am pleased to share details on the forthcoming distinguished lecture with Peter Buckley, Professor of International Business at Leeds University Business School, who will talk on The Structural Reshaping of Globalization. Alain Verbeke, Professor of International Business Strategy at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary will serve as a discussant. 

This talk examines the role of theory, specifically internalization theory, in examining the structural reshaping of globalization. Four empirical changes in the global economy are identified.

  • (1) The fracture in the global economy between the USA and China, including “the splinternet”. 
  • (2) “Systemic Competition” and its consequences. 
  • (3) Rising VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) and corporate responses. 
  • (4) Innovation. The theoretical response is presented by nested theories of internalization, relying on common principles and concepts.

Details of the online talk through Zoom are listed as follows. You are welcome to join this online lecture and hope to meet you online soon!

  • Topic: The Structural Reshaping of Globalization
  • Date and Time: Nov 20, 2020; 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

https://westernuniversity.zoom.us/j/95450147539

  • Meeting ID: 954 5014 7539
  • Passcode: 361691

For more information about Professor Peter Buckley, you can refer to

https://business.leeds.ac.uk/divisions-international-business/staff/248/peter-j-buckley-

For more information about Professor Alain Verbeke, you can refer to

https://www.ucalgary.ca/verbeke/

New editors for BJM and IJMR

Our two journals – the British Journal of Management (BJM) and International Journal of Management Reviews (IJMR) – continue to go from strength to strength, rising in impact factors and rankings as well as in the number of submissions being received. We are investing further in our journals to provide additional support for the wonderful teams of Editors that work so hard to provide high quality outlets for research. So we are seeking to recruit the following roles:

  1. An additional Co-Editor in Chief for IJMR, to work with the current Editors in Chief, Dr Dermot Breslin and Professor Katie Bailey. 
  2. An additional Associate Editor, ideally with a specialism in information systems and perhaps based in North America, to join the team on IJMR.
  3. Four additional Associate Editors for BJM.

Details of all these roles can be found in the documents attached or via the BAM website. The closing date for all roles is 9am on Monday 4th January 2021.

Please support our community by sharing these opportunities with your networks.

With best wishes
Madeleine Barrows FRSA

CEO, British Academy of Management

Discount on “Historical Organization Studies: Theory and Applications”

Edited by Mairi Maclean, Stewart R. Clegg, Roy Suddaby and Charles Harvey

See this flyer for a 20% discount:

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:b54cfcf0-8be3-454c-98a1-bf5a0483ea44

Enter the code FLR40 at checkout

Book description

We are now entering a new phase in the establishment of historical organization studies as a distinctive methodological paradigm within the broad field of organization studies. This book serves both as a landmark in the development of the field and as a key reference tool for researchers and students. It evaluates the current state of play, advances it and identifies the possibilities the new emergent field offers for the future. In addition to providing an important work of reference on the subject for researchers, the book can be used to introduce management and organizational history to a student audience at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="10" max-font-size="72" height="80">The book is a valuable source for wider reading, providing rich reference material in tutorials across organizational studies, or as recommended or required reading on courses with a connection to business or management history.The book is a valuable source for wider reading, providing rich reference material in tutorials across organizational studies, or as recommended or required reading on courses with a connection to business or management history.

Next event of Biz Hist Collective – 18 November

Paths Taken: The Strategic Trajectories of Retail Organisations in the United States and the United Kingdom, 1950-1980

Date: 18/11/2020 @ 16.00 hrs London
Speaker: Tom Buckely (Sheffield)
Moderator: Nicholas Wong (Northumbria)

Building on recent advances in knowledge relating to the evolution and transformation of retail institutions (Howard, 2015) and specific retail organisations (Scott and Walker, 2017; Buckley, 2018) this paper examines the strategic trajectories of retail organisations operating in the United States and the United Kingdom between 1950 and 1980. Taking an international comparative approach, the question this research seeks to answers is “how did the strategy of retail organisations develop over this thirty-year period and why did retail organisations take the strategic decisions that they did?” This question is addressed through utilising archival evidence from a department operating in the United Kingdom (the John Lewis Partnership) and the United States (Strawbridge and Clothier) and mass merchandisers operating in the UK (Marks and Spencer) and the U.S. (J.C. Penney). The archival data is utilised to examine both internal methods of organisation and managerial evaluations of the external environment retailers were operating in. The assessment of archival data reveals that each retailer took a different strategic direction, and that critical for the strategic success of the company, was the extent to which each retailer managed to construct a coherent, consistent retail proposition enabling them to function as an orchestrator of supply and demand. 

Register here.

All sessions at 10.00 Bogota / 16.00 hrs London

All speakers, abstracts and registration details available at: https://bizhiscollective.wordpress.com/agenda/

Look forward to seeing you there!

On behalf of the Business History Collective

Digital evaluation copies for Wren & Bedeian

The Evolution of Management Thought

By David A Wren & Arthur G Bedeian

It is our pleasure to announce that the eighth edition of The Evolution of Management Thought has been released and that digital evaluation copies are now available. Over the nearly half-century since the publication of EMT’s first edition, we have come to more fully appreciate that everything about management as an academic discipline—its language, its theories, its models, and its methodologies, not to mention its implicit values, its professional institutions, and its scholarly ways—comes from its inherited traditions. In the belief that contemporary scholarship within the management discipline suffers to the extent that it lacks an appreciation of the past’s impact on current thinking, our new edition traces the evolution of management thought from its earliest days to the present, examining the backgrounds, ideas, and influences of its major contributors. 


In preparing this new edition, our intent was to place various theories of management in their historical context, showing how they have changed over time. As with previous editions, we exhort readers to eschew what might be called “straight-line thinking” in associating individual factors with specific events. Throughout 22 chapters, we move back and forth through time highlighting unsuspected connections, demonstrating that history is more than simply a sequence of disparate events and personalities that careen through time and space. As a special feature, this edition includes a PowerPoint package (prepared by Regina Scannell Greenwood and the late Julia Kurtz Teahen) featuring 650 photographs, charts, and other visual materials. 


Request a digital evaluation copy by pasting the following URL into your browser: https://www.wiley.com/en-us/The+Evolution+of+Management+Thought%2C+8th+Edition-p-9781119692904
We remain grateful for the suggestions and encouragement of the many people who have used previous editions of The Evolution of Management Thought in the classroom and in their own research. For more information, or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.


Sincerely, 

Daniel A. Wren
David Ross Boyd Professor Emeritus
The University of Oklahoma
dwren@ou.edu

and

Arthur G. Bedeian
Boyd Professor Emeritus
Louisiana State University
abede@lsu.edu
https://faculty.lsu.edu/bedeian/