Call For Papers

29th Euro-Asia Management Studies Association ( <>
Annual Conference

Singapore - National University of Singapore


31 October - 3 November 2012

Deadline for Paper Submission, 10 July 2012


Conference Theme


National Cultures, Organizational Cultures, Hybrid Cultures
Concepts, Criticisms, Challenges


Singapore is an important hub for multinational enterprises from Europe, the
US and Asia.  From here, MNEs coordinate and control their business
activities within Asia and sometimes even worldwide. The labor market of
Singapore attracts managerial talent from all over the world, with diverse
contractual statuses and varied educational and occupational backgrounds and
experiences that are often acquired in third countries other than Singapore
or the respective home country. 


This makes Singapore an ideal place to discuss the relevance of national,
organizational, and hybrid cultures. One might ask, for instance, how useful
popular concepts of national culture, such as Hofstede's, are in a
globalizing world to explain business behavior or managerial and employee
attitudes. It is also increasingly recognized that hybridity and cultural
diversity can generate important advantages for companies in terms of market
understanding, product innovation, human resource development, and internal
and external corporate communication. What are companies doing to realize
these advantages? 


Papers contributing to the Conference Theme: We invite papers that deal with
the above questions from a conceptual, empirical, or exploratory
perspective. We encourage contributors of empirical papers for some
additional reflection on the underlying theoretical and methodological
assumptions of their research. We hope to open up new perspectives on
intercultural management between Asia, Europe and other regions. 


Possible topic areas include:

-          Review and development of theoretical approaches with regards to
intercultural management, cultural influences, organizational cultures, and

-          Empirical studies on the importance of national or organizational
cultures and their changes over time

-          Current issues in intercultural management and communication

-          Emergence and organization of multi-cultural business hubs in
Europe and Asia

-          Innovation and cultural diversity

-          Human resource management and cultural diversity

-          Subsidiary management and organization

-          Locational decision making, entry mode change and local

-          Regional headquarters

Papers outside of the main conference theme:  As in previous years, we also
welcome papers outside of the main conference theme that deal with issues of
international business in Europe and Asia, especially papers that look at
the interface between the two regions.


For submission details, please refer to the conference website: <> 



There are three types of sessions for individual paper submissions. Please
select the most appropriate type of session format from the following:

Competitive Papers: The most polished papers should be submitted for
inclusion in competitive sessions (max. 8,000 words inclusive of all
materials, including appendices and references).
Workshop/Interactive Papers: Papers in progress should be submitted for
workshop sessions (max. 6,000 words inclusive of all materials, including
appendices and references).
PhD Track: PhD candidates and other young scholars are invited to present
their work, at various stages of progress (from the proposal stage to
post-fieldwork analysis, but max. 6,000 words in length). 

Two types of sessions - the workshop/interactive and the PhD track - are
less formal and designed to provide researchers with shared interests the
opportunity to discuss their work. We therefore encourage established
scholars as well as young/new scholars to present and discuss their research
in progress in these sessions. All competitive paper submissions will be
subject to a double blind review process, whereas workshop papers and PhD
track papers will only be reviewed by the hosting institutions, the EAMSA
Board and the EAMSA Advisory Committee. 

Regarding all submissions, paper evaluation will be based on the following
criteria: analytical rigor, methods applied, originality, significance of

Competitive papers, workshop/interactive papers and PhD track papers (full
papers, not just abstracts) should reach the conference academic coordinator
by July 10, 2012. This deadline will not be extended. Please refer to the
detailed submission instructions page at for additional
information on how to prepare and submit your paper. Notification of
approval and inclusion in the conference program will be sent out in early
September 2012. All accepted papers will be included in full length in the
conference proceedings.  Authors of selected papers will be invited to
submit their work to a special issue of
<> Asian Business &
Management. One paper will be honored with the EAMSA Best Paper Award. 


For up-to-date information about the conference and related matters, please
check the conference website at Information will
be added successively. You can also sign up for the conference mailing list
<> . 


Any questions regarding this call for papers should be addressed to the
organizers at the National University of Singapore
(mailto:[log in to unmask]). 


Organizing Committee:

Hendrik Meyer-Ohle, National University of Singapore (Chair)

Martin Hemmert, Korea University, Korea

Rolf D. Schlunze, Ritsumeikan University, Japan

Michael A Witt, INSEAD Singapore

Yeo Lay Hwee, EU Centre Singapore (Advisory)

Andrew Delios, National University of Singapore (Advisory)


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