Call for papers – EURAM 2017 – Strategic Interest 01 – Business for Society (B4S)

Strategic Interest 01 – Business for Society (B4S)

Dear EURAM members and friends,
With our theme “Managing Knowledge: Making Knowledge Work”, we invite you to participate in debate about how we can use and develop our knowledge better so that solving problems and dealing with issues can become more effective. We look forward to receiving your submissions.
ST 01_02 Finance Economy and Society: For a sustainable Re-embedding

Catherine Karyotis, Neoma Business School,
Sharam Alijani, Neoma Business School,
William Sun, Leeds Beckett University,

The financial crisis of 2008 and its economic and social aftermath have highlighted the limits and  risks of an increasingly global and embedded economy. The social tumults and economic upheavals resulting from this crisis have revealed the dysfunctioning and failures of the financial and regulatory institutions at national and international level. Growing financialization has been at the origin of market commodification, speculation and instability leading to moral hazard and financial risk as witnessed by the evolution of procyclical and countercyclical economic variables. By studying the causes and consequences of unfettered financialization, researchers and practitioners have acknowledged the need for greater financial transparency and regulation as well as alternative  economic and financing models that challenge the predominance of financial capitalism and its production and distribution mode.

The ‘Finance, Economy and Society: for a Sustainable Re-Embedding’ track invites researchers to submit their theoretical, conceptual and empirical contributions with a focus on, but not limited to, the following questions and themes:
– How alternative sources of financing (e.g. microfinance, crowdfunding, slow money), financial institutions (e.g. cooperative banks, social SME stock exchanges) and investment mechanisms (e.g. social investment bonds, impact investment, SRI funds, faith-based financing) can create socially responsible and economically sustainable models of value creation?
– To what extent alternative sources of financing can support socially responsible business models?
– In which ways social impact investment can accelerate social transformation as a way to ensure economic, societal and ecological goals?
– Is the search for alternative sources of financing symptomatic of or conducive to greater social innovation, sustainable economic model and collaborative economy?
– Which types of enterprises and organizations (e.g. social enterprises, hybrid organizations) are likely to create and capture value at the top at the bottom of the social pyramid?
– Under which conditions, individuals, organizations, networks and governments can improve social ties, enhance trust and accelerate social transformation?
– How different modes of business and financial regulation shape firms, institutions and organizations to engage in mutually beneficial business models?
– How can different stakeholders (i.e. entrepreneurs, firms, investors, consumers, employees, governments) engage in mutually beneficial and rewarding relationships?
– What regulatory measures and policies are likely to improve market and organizational transparency and efficiency?

• Research in International Business and Finance
• European Management Review
• European Social Innovation Review
• Special Series in Business and Society, Springer
• Special Issue as a Book Series, Taylor & Francis
• Special Series in Governance and Corporate Responsibility, Emerald Publishing Group

For more information:
Contact the proponents above mentioned.
Submission Deadline: 10 January 2017 (2 pm Belgian time)
Authors Guidelines and Submission Deadline:
As an author, it is crucial to follow the guidelines and formatting instructions to prepare and submit your paper in order to have it published in proceedings.

Each individual is limited to one personal appearance on the programme as a presenting author. This policy precludes acceptance of papers for more than one presentation. In other words, an author can submit and present only one paper. However, a presenter can always be a non-presenting co-author on additional papers.

Please read the instructions carefully prior to submitting:
1. Each paper can only be submitted to ONE track.
2. Submitted papers must NOT have been previously published and if under review, must NOT appear in print before EURAM 2017 Conference.
3. To facilitate the blind review process, remove ALL authors identifying information, including acknowledgements from the text, and document/file properties. (Any submissions with author information will be automatically DELETED; author information and acknowledgements are to be included in a SEPARATE document).
4. The entire paper (title page, abstract, main text, figures, tables, references, etc.) must be in ONE document created in PDF format.
5. The maximum length of the paper is 40 pages (including ALL tables, appendices and references). The paper format should follow the European Management Review Style Guide.
6. Use Times New Roman 12-pitch font, double spaced, and 1-inch (2.5 cm) margin all around.
7. Number all of the pages of the paper.
8. No changes in the paper title, abstract, authorship, track and actual paper can occur AFTER the submission deadline.
9. Check that the PDF File of your paper prints correctly and ensure that the file is virusfree. Submissions will be done on-line on the EURAM 2017 website (open as of 1 December 2016: see
10. Only submissions in English shall be accepted for review.
11. In case of acceptance, the author or one of the co-authors should be available to present the paper at the conference. A presenting author can only present one paper at the conference.

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