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Submission Deadline : April 10, 2019


Theme: Commercialization of Culture and Science

We are pleased to announce the organization of the 11th edition of the Medici Summer School in Management Studies for doctoral students and young researchers  which will be held in Paris, France, June 16 – June 21, 2019. The school is organized and sponsored by Bologna Business School (University of Bologna), HEC Paris (Society and Organizations Research Center and the HEC Foundation), and MIT Sloan School of Management (Economic Sociology PhD Program).

The purpose of “The 2019 Medici Summer School” is to bring together leading researchers who are focused on advancing our knowledge on the organizations and institutions that serve as vehicles and as settings for the commercialization of science or of culture. In particular, our goal is to discuss cutting-edge organizational research that sheds new light on theoretical mechanisms, processes as well as methodological approaches that can enhance our understanding of major questions. This theme choice reflects a sense of excitement about what can and has been learned from comparing and contrasting the domains of science and culture and how each intersects with the market.

Some of the topics and questions that will be discussed include (but are not limited to) the following:
•    What are the key institutions responsible for commercialization success?
•    How do players in the domain respond to massive uncertainty regarding the valuation of ideas and products?
•    What is the role played by norms against the pursuit of profit?
•    What strategies are available for various players in each “value chain” and what are associated challenges?
•    How do new ideas and approaches arise in the domain given the particular challenges associated with the domain?
•    To the extent that culture and science are similar as vehicles and settings for commercialization, what does this teach us about their similarities and differences?
•    How has each domain changed as a result of increased commercialization?
•    What role do social networks play in facilitating or impeding commercialization?
•    What role do universities and non-profit institutions play?

Please click here to view the Call for Papers.


We welcome you to save the date for the ARCS Workshop hosted by HEC Paris and S&O in October, 2019 on Accelerating Researcher-Practitioner Collaborations in Sustainability Research.  

For two days, from Friday afternoon (October 11th) to midday Saturday (October 12th),  we will seek to inspire the pursuit of researcher-practitioner collaborations, to foster new connections between researchers and organizations, and to provide guidance and resources for collaboration prosperity.  

The preliminary schedule includes: joint researcher-practitioner presentations of their collaboration projects,  overview of quantitative and qualitative methods available, networking activities and practitioner problem / researcher perspective matching and brainstorming sessions.  Application and participation details to follow.

Submission deadline: 14 January 2019

The 11th Annual ARCS Research Conference will be hosted by the Center for Sustainable Enterprise at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise.

The Conference Chair is Dr. Olga Hawn, Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Sustainability Distinguished Fellow, and Faculty Director of the Center for Sustainable Enterprise.

Please click here to view the Call for Papers.

Submission deadline: 1 March 2018

The last thirty years has witnessed the expansion of markets into new domains and as a mechanism to solve public policy challenges. This expansion has made them increasingly contested objects (Ahrne, Aspers, & Brunsson, 2015; Fourcade & Healy, 2016; Geiger et al, 2014). Indeed, various authors have called into question the taken-for-granted image of the market as a natural order emerging from the “propensity to truck, barter, and exchange” (Smith, 1776). Picking up from where Polanyi, Granovetter, and others left off, this research has shown that markets are contested orders (Çalışkan & Callon, 2010) assembled through material devices (Knorr Cetina & Preda, 2007; Miller & O’Leary, 2007; Pollock & D’Adderio, 2012), performative propositions (Callon, 1999; Muniesa, Millo, & Callon, 2007), social movements (King & Pierce, 2010; Lounsbury et al., 2003; Rao, 2009), and political actions (Fligstein & Dauter, 2007).

To read the call for paper, deadlines & event details, please click here.

Submission deadline: 15 January 2018

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Please find here the text of the call for papers for this Journal of Management Studies' special issue.

Submission Open Between : November 15, 2017 and January 15, 2018





Submission deadline: 15 January 2018

Call for Papers: Measuring the Impact of Business on Well-being and Sustainability

The 6th OECD World Forum on Knowledge, Statistics and Policy (the “Forum”) will be held in Korea in November  2018. A section of the Forum will be dedicated to presenting work on measuring the impact of business on well-being and sustainability.

For this  purpose, the OECD together with HEC Paris' SnO Center is issuing a call for papers on the issue of measuring the impact of business on well-being.

Please find more information here

Submission deadline: 8 January 2018

ARCS 2018 Call forpaper reference

The 10th Annual Research Conference of ARCS (Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability) will be hosted by the MIT Sloan School of Management on June 10-13 2018.

Please find the ARCS 2018 call for paper 

The deadline to send the research paper is January 8, 2018. Thank you !