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Call for Papers


Paris, France


Conference Dates: May 21-22, 2015


The EuroMed Academy of Business announces a specialized conference in:




Academic and practitioners Views


EMRBI Presidents:

Prof. Yaakov Weber and Prof. Demetris Vrontis


Conference Chair:

Prof. Hela CHEBBI






Professor Guenter Stahl

INSEAD and WU Vienna University of Economics and Business


Olivier Leclerc, Director

Open Innovation & Intrapreneurship



Karen Nicholson, Manager

HR department,





Nature and Scope of the conference



Globalization and other environmental changes make organizations reconsider various concepts and arrangements for improved performance. For example, executives have to consider HR practices not only for operation but also as strategic important tools for decision-makers and global companies. Thus, environmental dynamic brings various challenges such as cross-cultural management, implementation of various strategies including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic alliances, talent and executive management, leadership, corporate entrepreneurship, and more. For example, considering the high failure rate of various strategic and entrepreneurial activities, scholars and executives called for inclusion of HR practices in strategic consideration and executive decisions. The overall aim is to improve organizational performance (Stahl et al., 2010; Weber, 2013; Weber and Fried, 2011; Weber and Tarba, 2010).


This conference aims to explore the various ways in which HR practices and strategic management may contribute to various organizational challenges in both international and domestic organizations. Papers may address (but are not limited to) the following issues:


         HRM, innovation and entrepreneurship in domestic and international environments;

         HR practices (training, communication, reward system, performance appraisal, etc.) and organizational performance;

         Organizational leadership and strategic decision;

         Strategic talent management in cross-cultural collaborations

         National/corporate culture, global partnership and HR practices in the emerging markets;

          International/comparative studies and measurements;

          Social interactions and social learning in international contexts;

         Training and career development in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions;

         Managing diversity at top management teams;

         Information system and HR practices;

         HRM and marketing;

         Consulting and Practitioners views.





Related activities:





Author Guidelines

All manuscripts (including abstracts) will be double blind reviewed. All accepted papers and abstracts will be published in the Book of Proceedings (with an ISBN number).

For round table proposal, please indicate the subject/title, short description of the subject(s) for the discussion, and at least two executives and their company/organization that are interested and agreed to participate in the round table.


Submission Deadlines


         Submission deadline: December 15, 2014

         Notification to authors (for the early submissions, up to Nov. 20, by December 20, 2014)

         Notification to others, January 20, 2015

         Registration early  bird: March 10, 2015








Social Event

A cocktail on the Seine River will be organized at the end of the first day of the conference




Chebbi, H., Yahiaoui, D., Thrassou, A., & Vrontis, D. 2014. Building Multi-Unit Ambidextrous Organizations - A Transformative Framework. Human Resource Management, Forthcoming.


Stahl, GŁnter, Maznevski, M., Voigt, A., Jonsen, K. 2010. Unraveling the effects of cultural diversity in teams: A meta-analysis of research on multicultural work groups. Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) (41): 690-709


Stahl, GŁnter, Javidan, M., Brodbeck, F., Wilderom, C. 2005. Cross-border transfer of knowledge: Cultural lessons from project GLOBE. Academy of Management Executive, 19 59-76


Yahiaoui D. (Forthcoming), “Hybridization: striking the balance between the adoption and adaptation of Human resource management practices within French MNCs and their Tunisian subsidiaries”, The International Journal of Human Resource Management.


Weber, Y. and Tarba, S.Y. (2014) Strategic Agility: A state of the Art. California Management Review, Vol. 56.. No. 3,  Spring, 5-12.


Weber, Y. and Tarba, S. (2010) "Human Resource Practices and Performance of Mergers and Acquisitions" Human Resource Management Review, 20, 203-211.


Weber, Y. and Fried Y. (2011) "The Role of HR Practices in Managing Culture Clash during Post Merger Integration process" Human Resource Management, Vol. 50 (5), 565-569


Weber, Y. Handbook for Research on M&A, Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, Cheltenham, UK. 2013.


Weber, Y. A comprehensive Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions Management: Integration and Implementation. Financial Times Press, New York, NY. 2014.




Professor Yaakov Weber

1.       Director, Research Unit

            School of Business Administration

            College of Management, Israel

2.       President, EMRBI

            EuroMed Research Business Institute



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