Dear colleagues,
We are pleased to announce a call for papers to a focused issue of *Management
of International Review* (MIR) : Leveraging Values in Global
Organizations (Guest
editors Lena Zander, Karsten Jonsen, Elizabeth Rose & Audra Mockaitis)

and a *Pre-Publication Workshop* in Sigtuna, Sweden, November 8-10, 2012.* *
About the Focused Issue

Organizations of today frequently emphasize their way of doing things in
the belief that they can guide employees’ work and link behaviors to
positive organizational outcomes.  Such articulation has taken on many
guises over the years, many based on values connected to organizational
culture, sometimes argued to ‘glue’ geographically dispersed multinational
companies (MNCs) together, while managing – or effectively overriding –
national cultural differences. Interestingly, the tide now seems to have
turned, and a look at organizations’ present-day websites reveals that MNCs
are more likely to embrace cultural diversity, view multiculturalism as an
asset, and envision multicultural leadership. Culture – both organizational
and national – is now viewed as something to be leveraged, and values are
seen as instrumental for success.

Since the early works on national cultural values, much has been learned
about how to manage differences related to both culture and values. Yet, it
is our belief that values should not just be managed, but that
organizations should work to glean the positive aspects arising from
differences in national cultural, organizational and individual values.
This special issue welcomes contributions that veer from traditional
emphases on national cultural values.  As new forms of organizing emerge,
so, too, should research move from a focus on the traditional to new
applications of values.  We especially encourage novel research offering
fresh insights at various levels of analysis, interdisciplinary approaches
that offer new or critical perspectives and contributions that are
forward-looking without forgetting our roots. Empirical, conceptual and
theory-building papers are welcome. Possible topics in the context of
global organizations include but are not limited to:

·         leveraging  values, core values, value diversity, value
conflicts, espoused values, bottom-up value-based cultures, new
perspectives on the value-fit (person/organization), values and cultural
contexts, values and multiculturalism;

·         value-driven leadership or management, values in work teams,
values in global projects, values and talent management, values and
careers, values and employee engagement, values of migrant workers, values
and work-family conflict or enrichment, generational value differences and
implications for organization and management;

·         values and organizational learning, values and financial
performance, value differentiation and competitiveness, values and power,
values and control, value and impression management,  values and networks,
values and sustainability, values and the dark side of globalization,
values and positive organizational theory and thinking.
About the Pre-Publication Workshop

A pre-publication workshop will be held in Sigtuna, Sweden on *November
8-10, 2012.* The purpose of the workshop is to further develop and improve
a set of selected potentially publishable papers. Invitations to the
workshop will be based on the submitted full papers. Authors who are
invited will be asked to submit a revised paper before the workshop, based
on a first round of reviews. The revised papers will be distributed to all
workshop participants to be read beforehand in preparation for the feedback
and discussion sessions. Workshop attendance is not mandatory to being
considered for publication, but we encourage participation as we believe
that it is helpful in the paper-writing process. The authors will be asked
to revise their papers in another round after the workshop, based on the
Editors’ summary comments from the workshop and from the reviewers in the
double-blind review process. Selection of papers for publication will be
based on the final revised paper submitted after the workshop.
Submission Information

·         All papers will be subjected to double-blind peer review.

·         Authors should follow MIR guidelines,

·         Contributions should be submitted in English language in a
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·         Questions can be addressed to any of the co-editors on:

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·         Submission deadline: *May 1, 2012* (earlier submissions are
Important Dates

May 1, 2012                                  Paper submission

August 1, 2012                             Selection of potentially
publishable papers to revise and resubmit, and an invitation to the
pre-conference workshop

October 1, 2012                          Submission of first revise and
resubmit papers

November 8-10, 2012              Pre-publication workshop in Sigtuna, Sweden

February 1, 2013                        Submission of second revise and
resubmit papers

March 1, 2013                             Selection of papers for

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