Event

2017 EFMD Higher Education Research Conference

Hosted by: KU Leuven, Faculty of Economics and Business

The event will start on: 23 Oct 17 12:30
And will end on: 24 Oct 17 13:15

Location: Leuven, Belgium
Contact:
cecilia.heidelberger@efmd.org

Theme
Impact and interdisciplinarity in management education and research

Target Group
EFMD aims to facilitate research and a dialogue on topics related to Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and Business Schools by bringing together academics from management, higher education and related fields.

Keynote speakers:

  • Thomas Durand, Professor, Chair of Strategic Management and Head, Management-Innovation-Prospective Department, CNAM, Paris, FR
  • Stéphanie Dameron, Professor and Chair of Strategic Management and Business Intelligence, Paris Dauphine University, FR
  • Ingmar Björkman, Dean, School of Economics, Aalto University, Finland
  • Luc Sels, Rector, KU Leuven, BE
  • Peter McKiernan, Professor of Management, University of Strathclyde, UK

Context

Since 2012, EFMD is engaging in a community-building effort to encourage research on business schools and their role in higher education.

The Annual EFMD Higher Education Research Conference serves as an anchor event of this initiative. It serves as a platform to facilitate the cross-fertilization of research by scholars from management, higher education as well as other fields.

The forthcoming conference in Leuven will be the sixth conference organized in this series. Previous events have been hosted by The Lorange Institute in Switzerland (2012), Paris-Dauphine University in France (2013), Stockholm Business School of Stockholm University in Sweden (2014), Saïd Business School of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom (2015) and IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain (2016).

Conference Organising Committee

  • Howard THOMAS, LKSSB Distinguished Professor of Strategic Management, Mastercard Professor of Social and Financial Entrepreneurship, Director of the Academic Strategy and Management Education Unit, Singapore Management University; Former Dean of College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA; Warwick Business School, UK, and Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University, Singapore
  • Luc SELS, Rector, KU Leuven, BE
  • Nadine BURQUEL, Director, EFMD Business Schools Services & EU Policy Studies in Higher Education
  • Cécilia HEIDELBERGER, Coordinator, Higher Education Research Conference & EU Policy Studies in Higher Education 
 
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Programme

Monday 23 October 2017

12:30

Registration and Pre-Conference Lunch at KU Leuven, Faculty of Economics and Business

13:00 – 13:45

Welcome and Introduction

  • Luc Sels, Rector, KU Leuven, BE
  • Howard Thomas, Emeritus Dean & LKCSB Distinguished Professor of Strategic Management, Lee Kong School of Business, Singapore Management University, Chair of the Higher Education Research Conference, SG
  • Nadine Burquel, EFMD Director Business Schools Services, Higher Education Conference and EU Policy Developments, BE

13:45 – 14:30

Plenary I – Keynote Address - Moderated by Barbara Sporn

General context/changes in business schools

  • Thomas Durand, Professor, Chair of Strategic Management and Head, Management-Innovation-Prospective Department, CNAM, Paris, FR
  • Stéphanie Dameron, Professor and Chair of Strategic Management and Business Intelligence, Paris Dauphine University, FR

14:30 – 15:15

Plenary II – Keynote Address
The Strategy of KULeuven - Innovation through interdisciplinary education and research

  • Luc Sels, Rector, KU Leuven, BE

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee Break

15:45 – 17:00

Parallel Session Series 1: Interdisciplinarity and the challenges for governance, incentive structures, faculty management, and autonomy/organisation of business schools and HEIs in general

1A - Moderated by Howard Thomas

Lost in Synthesis: Fifty Years after Herbert Simon (1967)

  • Victor Zitian Chen, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
  • Michael A. Hitt, Texas A&M University, USA

Identifying Blind Spots, Dominant Logics And Critical Issues For The Future Of Management Education

  • Howard Thomas, Emeritus Dean & LKCSB Distinguished Professor of Strategic Management, Lee Kong School of Business, Singapore Management University, Chair of the Higher Education Research Conference, SG.
  • Michelle Lee, Lee Kong Chian School of Business Singapore Management University, SG
  • Lynn Thomas, UK
  • Alexander Wilson, Loughborough University, UK

17:00 – 18:15

Parallel Session Series 2: Interdisciplinarity and its impact in management education and research

2A - Moderated by Pierre Kletz

The multifaceted nature of language in IB and management research and its implications for management education: A call for interdisciplinary approach

  • Philippe Lecomte, Toulouse Business School, FR

Developing Managerial Skills through Inter-disciplinarity and Mode 2 Knowledge : An Arts-based MBA

  • Anita Walsh, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
  • Philipp Powell, Birkbeck, University of London, UK

Taking the MICL: An Interdisciplinary Masters Programme in Innovation, Creativity and Leadership

  • Sara Jones, Cass Business School, City, University of London, UK
  • Mary Ann Kernan, School of Arts and Social Sciences, City, University of London, UK

2B - Moderated by Jean-Pierre Helfer

Delivering Business School Impact Through Post-Disciplinarity: The Public Value Model

  • Martin Kitchener, Cardiff Business School, UK
  • Rick Delbridge, Cardiff Business School, UK

Deconstructing a Contested Discourse: A Conceptual Model of Ethics, Responsibility, and Sustainability Integration in Business School Curricula

  • Talia Stough, KU Leuven, BE
  • Kim Ceulemans, University of Toulouse, Toulouse Business School, FR
  • Valérie Cappuyns, KU Leuven, BE

Interdisciplinarity and Strategic Internationalization amidst Anti-globalization Movements

  • Betrand Guillotin, Temple University, USA

18:15

Short walk from KU Leuven to Dinner Venue

20:30

Dinner at Restaurant Faculty Club

22:30

Short walk to conference hotel

Tuesday 24 October 2017

08:15

Registration at KU Leuven, Faculty of Economics and Business

08:30 - 09:15

Plenary III – Keynote Address
Non-disciplinary (or interdisciplinary) education - The transformation of management education, working across disciplines

  • Ingmar Björkman, Dean, School of Business, Aalto University, FI.

09:15 - 10:30

Parallel Session Series 3: Innovations in management education and research

3A - Moderated by Howard Thomas

The future of leadership development

  • Sona Sheratt, Ashridge Executive Education, Hult International Business School, UK
  • Vicki Culpin, Ashridge Executive Education, Hult International Business School, UK
  • Lee Waller, Ashridge Executive Education, Hult International Business School, UK

Student satisfaction in the context of online higher education in management

  • David Roura, OBS Business School, ES
  • Christina Sancha, OBS Business School, ES

How to add value with MOOCs in blended business education?

  • Steven Benedict, KU Leuven, BE
  • Katie Goeman, KU Leuven, BE

3B - Moderated by Thomas Hartmann

Recommendations in the field of quality assurance for online and blended learning within the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation system: a systematic review of literature.

  • Chenghis Kirk, KU Leuven, BE
  • Katie Goeman, KU Leuven, BE

Can computers run HR function at business schools?

  • Krzysztof Rybinski, Narxoz University, KZ
  • Viktoriya Tsay, Narxoz University, KZ

Effective Management Development: A Tool for Partnership

  • Patricia Hind, Ashridge Executive Education, Hult International Business School, UK
  • Vicki Holton, Ashridge Executive Education, Hult International Business School, UK

10:30- 11:00

Coffee break

11:00- 12:15

Parallel Session Series 4: Open Track

4A - Moderated by Nadine Burquel

Legitimacy, Recognition and Innovation of Doctoral Programmes – national and institutional explanations

  • Mark Smith, Grenoble, École de Management
  • Valerie Sabatier, Grenoble, École de Management
  • Michel Albouy, Grenoble, École de Management

Evaluating Publications Across Business Disciplines: Inferring Interdisciplinary 'Exchange Rates' from Intradisciplinary Author Rankings

  • Timo Korkeamäki, Hanken School of Economics, FI
  • Sami Vähämä, University of Vaasa, FI
  • Jukka Sihvonen, FI

Interdisciplinary university collaborations Deusto. Interdisciplinary Research Platforms: Formation of partnerships across disciplines and sectors.

  • Antonia Caro-Gonzalez, University of Deusto, ES

4B - Moderated by Luc Sels

How quality of bachelor diploma influences professional achievement of recent graduates?

  • Asylzhan Akynova, Narxoz University, KZ

Indian Higher Education And Management Studies: Challenges And Way Forward

  • Ramkumar Mishra, Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad, IN
  • Anupama Dubey, Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad, IN

The role of business schools in China: a historical analysis

  • Zhihui Bi, School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London, CN

12:15 – 13:00

Plenary IV – Keynote Address - Moderated by Jean-Pierre Helfer

Research Impact on Management Education

  • Peter Mc Kiernan, Professor of Management, University of Strathclyde, UK

13:00 – 13:15

Closing Remarks

  • Luc Sels, Rector, KU Leuven, BE
  • Howard Thomas, Emeritus Dean & LKCSB Distinguished Professor of Strategic Management, Lee Kong School of Business, Singapore Management University, Chair of the Higher Education Research Conference, SG.
  • Nadine Burquel, EFMD Director Business School Services, Higher Education Research Conference and EU Policy Developments, BE.

End of the conference

13:15

Closing Lunch

Practical Information

 

Call for Papers - extended deadline until 20 May 2017!

Who can submit Papers?
We are open to quality work from established scholars and from younger scholars entering these important fields of scholarship. We are also open to papers from scholars interested in the co-production of knowledge between scholars and practitioners and those interested in engaged scholarship whose purposes are to create more impactful social science and management research.

In which categories can you submit your papers?
We welcome and encourage submissions of research work primarily within (and not necessarily limited to) the following areas of academic enquiry:

  • Track 1: Interdisciplinarity and the challenges for governance, incentive structures, faculty management, and autonomy/organisation of business schools and HEIs in general
  • Track 2: Interdisciplinarity and its impact in management education and research
  • Track 3: Innovations in management education and research
  • Track 4: We have a special EFMD-EDAMBA track for PhDs this year. EDAMBA is the European Doctoral Association in Management and Business Administration. We invite submissions on the following:
    • Educational innovations in doctoral programme curricula - Integrating interdisciplinary approaches
    • The multiple careers of PhDs in management science - How interdisciplinary approaches broaden perspectives
    • The interactions between doctoral students in management science and links to other disciplines
    • The role of doctoral thesis supervisors and relationships with their PhD students to promote interdisciplinarity
    • The dynamics of doctoral thesis defence sessions: Supporting interdisciplinary practices
    • The social utility of PhDs in management science: Building on cross-disciplinary approaches
    • The characteristics of part-time doctorates: Creating new knowledge through interdisciplinarity

Review Process
All submissions will be subjected to a competitive review process. Preference will be given to papers which deal with new developments and discoveries in impact and interdisciplinarity in management education and research. The developments could be work expanding or shaping new fields of inquiry, bringing new conceptual work into these fields from related parts of management and the social sciences, or new empirical findings. In addition, we are also welcoming papers which offer well-argued critiques of existing scholarship and in other ways challenge existing theories, methods and empirical findings.

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