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Dear AIB Members;


Call for Papers: 5th International Conference on Rhetoric and Narratives in Management Research (RNMR 13)


25th, 26th and 27th March 2013, ESADE – Universitat Ramon Llull, Barcelona, Spain


With a Special Issue of the Journal of Organizational Change Management (JOCM)



The Conference on Rhetoric and Narratives in Management Research has contributed, since its first edition, to the creation and diffusion of relevant knowledge within the fields of management and management research, such as the interpretation of situations, the creation of meanings, and the role of rhetoric and persuasion in the formation of personal and corporate identities, as well as the development of society. It has introduced new conceptions of management such as persuasive management, and new views on educating people focusing on virtues, judgment and sensibility. The 5th Conference will be a special celebration and an opportunity for advancing in these subjects and integrating them into a conceptual framework.



Meanings and Persuasion in Management and Management Research



Rhetoric, Narratives and Storytelling in:

- Leadership and Strategic Management

- Innovation, Knowledge Creation and Research

- Organizational Change and Cross Cultural Management

- Individual and Professional Identities

- Brand Management and Corporate Identity


Meanings, Values, Virtues and Challenges in:

- Economics and Finance

- History of Management and Management Education


Theoretical Developments in:

- Rhetoric, Meaning Creation and Interpretation


Other subjects on rhetoric and narratives will be welcome.



1. Short Abstracts


Length: 400 words; Addressed to Dr. Marja Flory; Email: [log in to unmask]

Deadline: January 7th, 2013

Decision on acceptance will be sent no later than: January 21st, 2013

2. Extended Abstract for the Conference Book


Length: 1000 words; Addressed to Dr. Marja Flory; Email: [log in to unmask]

Deadline: February 11th, 2013

Feedback will be sent no later than: February 25th, 2013

Final abstract for publication should be submitted no later than: March 11th, 2013

3. Papers for the JOCM Journal


Full papers for the Special Issue of JOCM should be sent no later than May 1st, 2013. More information on the Special Issue will be provided after the conference.

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