4th European Conference on Management Leadership and Governance
University of Reading, UK
27-28 November 2008
Call for Papers, Workshops and Tutorials
The Conference offers an opportunity for scholars and practitioners interested in the issues related to Management, Leadership and Governance, to share their thinking and research findings. These fields of study are broadly described as including issues related to the management of the organisationsí resources, the interface between senior management and the formal governance of the organisation. This Conference provides a forum for discussion, collaboration and intellectual exchange for all those interested in any of these fields of research or practice.
The conference committee welcomes both academic and practitioner papers on a wide range of topics and a wide range of scholarly approaches including theoretical and empirical papers employing qualitative, quantitative and critical methods. Action research, case studies and research in practice are welcomed approaches. Work-in-progress, panel discussion, proposals for workshops and tutorials are also invited. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:-
The relationship between leadership; management and bureaucracy; The power and influence of management versus leadership; e-Business integration; Business finance; Corporate Social Responsibility; Work-Life balance; Sales-Marketing balance; Marketing; Operations management; Project management; Styles of leadership; Emotional intelligence; Strategic thinking; Change management; HR management and strategies; Differences between leadership and management; Business transformation; Legal aspects of corporate governance.
Submissions are welcomed for a stream looking at the specific issues of management leadership and governance in relation to Information Systems. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
The nature of IS governance; Interfacing IS governance with corporate governance; Sustainable IS leadership; Types of IS leadership and governance; Corporate politics in and around the IS function; The relationship between the CIO and the CEO; Critical success factors for a CIO; Measuring the performance of the CIO; Creating sustainable IS leadership; From the CIO to the CKO and/or CTO roles in the organization; Career development for IS leadership; Sustaining leadership in the changing world of IS; Bridging the stove pipe mind-set; IS technological leadership; Impact of non-IS executives on IT effectiveness; How the intensity of IS usage effects the CIO role; External market pressures on the CIO; Best practices in IS technological leadership; Justifying IT Investments at Boardroom level; Outsourcing the CIO; The influence of non-IS executive use of IT on a firmís performance; Influence of mergers and acquisitions on IT; Effect of the board of directors and shareholders on IT policy
In addition, submissions are invited to a mini track on Sustainable leadership, co-chaired by Paul Aitken and Scott Lichtenstein, Henley Management College, UK.
Abstract details: The Abstract should be a minimum of 300 and no more than 500 words including up to five keywords and keyphrases to be received by 8 May 2008. Please read the author guidelines
Submission: Via the online submission form. Please ensure that all required fields are completed. Abstracts must include the proposed title for the paper, the full names (first name and surname, not initials); postal addresses and email addresses of all authors and a telephone number for at least one contact author. Please indicate clearly if the contact author is not the lead author.
Full paper:Only required when the abstract has been selected and not to be more than 5,000 words including abstract, keywords and references (the Harvard referencing rules need to be followed). Submission date will be no later than 26 June 2008. Papers should be submitted as .doc or .rtf file attachments by email to the conference manager, Elaine Hayne.
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