Dear colleague


This is to remind you that the deadline for the submission of abstracts for the AIRC5 conference at Ashridge, UK is just three weeks away


Research presentation at the AIRC5 conference is only possible after acceptance of your Extended Structured Abstract, which needs to be submitted by February 15th 2016. Abstracts will be double blind reviewed and authors will be notified of acceptance by March 20, and be invited to write their full paper.


For all information see our website the Call for Papers attached.


AIRC5 Focus: "Global Disruption, Organisational Innovation"

AIRC5 is the fifth in a successful series of Ashridge international research conferences that bring to the research and discussion table top of mind CEO, leadership and management challenges, in a multidisciplinary global setting where HR, OB, international business, policy, marketing, entrepreneurship, innovation and strategy scholars present and debate their research in interaction with keynote speakers and practitioners.


In our last four conferences, we have seen a dynamic evolution of the topic and research foci, hitting key topics early and covering “Global Leadership, Global Ethics”, the “Challenges to bring the sustainability agenda from strategy to implementation”,” The multigenerational organisation - from Gen Y to working

beyond 65” - and last year’s “Challenges to managing HR in knowledge intensive institutions”.


AIRC conferences are linked to Special Issues of reputable peer reviewed international journals; to date the following have been / are being guest-edited:  IJHRM, JMP, JOCM, JMD, JBE, JKM, JAET, JPA, TFSC.


For the 5th conference we focus on how to innovate, re-shape and strategically manage our sometimes stagnating, increasingly easily disrupted organisations, including taking global and multi-disciplinary perspectives.


The complex patterns of disruption that are occurring globally have given rise to the term “VUCA environment” (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) and demand re-examination, reinterpretation or replacement of traditional thinking, opening it up to new concepts, new solutions. They may be multidisciplinary, multicultural, and must be dynamic, creative, forward looking, tolerant and inclusive. The Call for Papers attached provides a start.


We welcome the submission of extended structured abstracts of original full papers, both conceptual papers that combine different and novel theoretical perspectives and empirical papers contextualizing the topics above, advanced work in progress,  policy papers and research based proposals for panels on the conference theme.


We welcome papers in the areas of HRM, International Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Organisational Change management, Strategy, Technology management, Sustainability, Ethics, IC and Talent management, Leadership.


We are looking forward to receiving your Abstracts shortly.


With kind regards,


Carla Millar

Prof. Carla C.J.M. Millar PhD

Chair AIRC5 on Global Disruption, Organisational Innovation




Fellow, Ashridge, Berkhamsted, Herts HP4 1NS, UK, 0044 1442 84 1175, 0044 20 7402 4700,

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   NIKOS (Netherlands Institute for Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship),

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