Event

2015 EFMD Higher Education Research Conference

Hosted by: Said Business School, University of Oxford

The event will start on: 03 Jun 15 10:00
And will end on: 04 Jun 15 15:00

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Contact:
research@efmd.org


Theme
"The Legitimacy and Impact of Business Schools and Universities"

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

Keynote Speakers
We are delighted to announce that three distinguished speakers have accepted our invitation to deliver keynote addresses during the conference:

  • Mats ALVESSON, Professor of Management, Lund University School of Economics and Management, Sweden
    "Logics of Higher Education: Qualification, Customer-Satisfaction or Looking Good?"
  • Alis OANCEA, Associate Professor in the Philosophy of Education, University of Oxford, UK
    "Universities and Society: Research Impacts and Ecologies of Value"
  • Jeffrey PFEFFER, Thomas D Dee II Professor of Organizational Behaviour at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, USA
    "Business School Legitimacy: How the Naked Emperor Perseveres"

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 is designed 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 Oxford will be the 4th such conference. Previous events have been hosted by The Lorange Institute in Switzerland (2012), Paris-Dauphine University in France (2013), and Stockholm Business School, Stockholm University in Sweden (2014).

Paper Submission - Announcement of Selection
We are pleased to announce the selected papers for the 2015 EFMD Higher Education Research Conference.
The full list is available here

We would like to kindly ask all of the authors of the selected submissions to note the following timelines:

  • Ken Starkey and Andrew Pettigrew will be editing a 2016 Special Issue of the Academy of Management Learning & Education on the same topic as the conference and would welcome submissions from conference participants. The Call for Submissions will be finalised in the near future.
  • We please the authors of selected submissions to send the final version of their papers by 8 May 2015 and their presentation slides by 15 May 2015 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • We please the authors of selected submissions to send their updated biography and a picture by 1 May 2015 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • All abstracts and biographies will be printed in the Conference Book and the papers will be made available to participants via the conference online platform.

Conference Organising Committee

  • Andrew PETTIGREW, Professor of Strategy and Organisation, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, UK & Chair of the EFMD R&D Steering Committee
  • Ulrich HOMMEL, Professor of Finance, EBS Business School, Germany &Director, EFMD Research and Surveys Unit
  • Christophe LEJEUNE, Professor of Strategy and Organisation, ESTA Belfort School of Business and Engineering, France & Research Advisor, EFMD Research and Surveys Unit
 
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Programme

Wednesday, 3rd June 2015
12:00 – 12:30 Registration at Thatcher Business Centre
12:00 – 13:00 Pre-Conference Lunch at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
13:00 – 13:30 Welcome
  • Andrew White, Associate Dean of Executive Education, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Eric Cornuel, Director General & CEO, EFMD
  • Andrew Pettigrew, Professor of Strategy and Organization, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
13:30 – 14:30 Plenary I – Keynote Address
Moderated by Andrew Pettigrew, Professor of Strategy and Organization, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Business School Legitimacy: How the Naked Emperor Perseveres
  • Jeffrey Pfeffer, Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behaviour, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, USA
14:30 – 16:00 Parallel Session: Series 1
  1a. Reputation, Rankings and the Legitimacy of the Business School
Moderated by Barbara Sporn, Vice Rector of Research, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

Reputation and Strategies in Business Schools: The Role of Rankings and Accreditations
  • Gabriela Alvarado, Instituto Technologico Autonomo De Mexico, Mexico
  • Howard Thomas, Emeritus Dean & LKCSB Distinguished Professor of Strategic Management, Lee Kong School of Business, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Uneasy Relations between States, Universities and Business Schools
  • J.C. Spender, Kozminski University, Poland
The Efficiency of Business Schools in Europe: An Empirical Analysis through Data Envelopment Analysis, and a Comparison with Rankings
  • Tommaso Agasisti, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Beatrice Cassottana, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Ulrich Hommel, EBS Business School, Germany
  1b. Competition and Change in Higher Education
Moderated by Michel Kalika, Professor of Management, Université Paris-Dauphine, France

From Institutional Contradictions to Organizational Transformation: Managing Radical Change and Legitimacy in the case of a University merger
  • Markus Reihlen, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany
  • Ferdinand Wenzlaff, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany
  • Michael Smets, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Playing the Game and Multiple Levels: Responding to Managerial Pressures in University Budgeting
  • Benedetto Lepori, Center for Organizational Research, Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland
  • Martina Montauti, Center for Organizational Research, Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland
Competition, Selectivity and Innovation in Higher Education
  • Lynne Pepall, Tufts University, USA
  • Dan Richards, Tufts University, USA
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 18:00 Parallel Session: Series 2
  2a. Rankings, Markets and Performance in Higher Education
Moderated by Kenneth Starkey, Professor of Management and Organisational Learning, Nottingham University Business School, United Kingdom 

Reshaping Homo Academicus: Constructing a Market in Higher Education
  • Rajani Naidoo, University of Bath, United Kingdom
  • Jürgen Enders, University of Bath, United Kingdom
Do University Rankings and Accreditations Matter? Manufacturing “legitimacy” in Singapore’s Higher Education Sector
  • Peter McKiernan, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom and Murdoch University, Australia
  • Peter Waring, Murdoch University, Australia
Effects of Performance Measurement in Academia: A Multi-Dimensional Framework of Scholars’ Organizational Identification
  • Jetta Frost, Hamburg University, Germany
  • Fabian Hattke, Hamburg University, Germany
  • Hendrik Woiwode, Hamburg University, Germany
  2b. The Legitimacy of Chinese Universities and Business Schools
Moderated by Howard Thomas, Emeritus Dean & LKCSB Distinguished Professor of Strategic Management, Lee Kong School of Business, Singapore Management University, Singapore

The Evolution of Legitimacy Sources of Chinese Business Schools
  • Xiaojun Zhang, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
  • Youmin Xi, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
  • Xuanwei Cao, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
How Chinese Business Schools have (lost and) found their way: Seeking Legitimacy while Embracing Diversity
  • Mie Augier, Stanford University, USA
  • Yipeng Liu, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Networking the Lily and the Magnolia: A Chinese way to Transnational Higher Education
  • Nicola Bellini, La Rochelle Business School, France
  • Cecilia Pasquinelli, Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy
  • Serena Rovai, La Rochelle Business School, France
  • Simone Tani, Municipality of Florence, Italy
18:00 – 19:00 Plenary II – Keynote Address
Moderated by Ulrich Hommel, Professor of Finance, EBS Business School, Germany & Director of Research & Surveys Unit, EFMD

Logics of Higher Education: Qualification: Customer-Satisfaction or Looking Good?
  • Mats Alvesson, Professor of Management, Lund University School of Economics and Management, Sweden
19:15 – 20:15 Short Guided Coach & Walking Tour
20:30 – 22:30 Conference Dinner in the Hall at Balliol College, Oxford

 

Thursday, 4th June 2015
08:00 - 08:30 Conference Registration at Thatcher Business Centre
08:30 – 09:30 Plenary III – Keynote Address

Moderated by Andrew Pettigrew, Professor of Strategy and Organization, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Universities and Society: Research Impacts and Ecologies of Value
  • Alis Oancea, Associate Professor in the Philosophy of Education, Department of Education, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
09:30 – 11:00 Parallel Session: Series 3
  3a. The Meaning and Significance of Business School Impact
Moderated by Jürgen Enders, Professor of Higher Education, School of Management, University of Bath, United Kingdom

Developing the Impact Eco-System
  • Philip Powell, Birkbeck, University of London, United Kingdom
The Impact of Business Schools: Conceptual Framework and Practices
  • Christophe Lejeune, ESTA Belfort, France
  • Ken Starkey, University of Nottingham Business School, United Kingdom
  • Michel Kalika, Université Paris Dauphine, France
  • Sue Tempest, University of Nottingham Business School, United Kingdom
Exploring the complexity of Business School Impact: Evidence from the UK
  • Steve Johnson, Hull University Business School, United Kingdom
  • Kevin Orr, School of Management, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
  3b. The Entrepreneurial and External Facing University and Business School
Moderated by Thomas Hartman, Head of Stockholm Business School & Professor of Accounting and Finance, Stockholm University, Sweden

The Legitimacy of the Entrepreneurial University (and of the Business School)
  • Allan Gibb, University of Durham, United Kingdom
  • Gabrielle (Gay) Haskins, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Strengthening the Legitimacy of Higher Education Institutions through students’ feedback
  • Isabelle Walsh, Neoma Business School, France
  • Leticia Loyola de Oliveira, UCL, Brazil
  • Laura Trinchera, Neoma Business School, France
Moving beyond isomorphically driven Business Schools with the help of a third mission Change Management Framework
  • Anna Glaser, Novancia Business School Paris, France
  • Noreen O’Shea, Novancia Business School Paris, France
  • Catherine Chastenet de Gery, Novancia Business School Paris, France
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:00 Parallel Session: Series 4
  4a. The experience of Business School Impact
Moderated by Rajani Naidoo, Professor of Higher Education & Director of International Centre for Higher Education Management, School of Management, University of Bath, United Kingdom 

Bridging the Rigor/Relevance Gap: A Study of Scholar-practitioners’ roles
  • Guillaume Carton, Université Paris-Dauphine, France
Making Management Scholarship more impactful via trading zones
  • Krsto Pandza, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Marie-José Avenier, Grenoble University, France
  • David Denyer, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
  • Gerard P. Hodgkinson, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
  • A. Georges L. Romme, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Ken Starkey, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • Nicolay Worren, BI Norwegian Business School and Deloitte Consulting, Norway
The Effect of Scholars’ Institutional Biography on their Choices of Knowledge Transfer Channels: An Analysis of Canadian Business School Faculty
  • David Finch, Bissett School of Business, Mount Royal University, Canada
  • David Deephouse, Alberta Business School, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Norm O’Reilly, Ohio University, USA
  • MacKenzie Strong, Bissett School of Business, Mount Royal University, Canada
  • Loren Falkenberg, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, Canada
  • William Foster, Alberta Business School, University of Alberta, Canada
  4b. Business School Legitimacy and Stakeholder Engagement
Moderated by Christophe Lejeune, Professor of Strategy and Organisation, ESTA Belfort School of Business and Engineering, France

A new source of Legitimacy for Business Schools
  • Bertrand Guillotin, Duke University (Fuqua), USA and Grenoble Ecole de Management, France
  • Séverine Louvel, IEP Grenoble, France
  • Vincent Mangematin, Grenoble Ecole de Management, France
Legitimacy through sustainability: Business Schools’ strategic responses
  • Annie Powell, University of Bath, United Kingdom
  • Johanne Grosvold, University of Bath, United Kingdom
  • Andrew Millington, University of Bath, United Kingdom
Lowering the walls for academic engagement with societal concerns: A Business School Strategy for Enhancing Legitimacy with Stakeholders
  • Graeme Currie, Warwick Business School, United Kingdom
  • Julie Davies, Association of Business Schools, United Kingdom
  • Ewan Ferlie, King’s College London, United Kingdom
13:00 – 13:15 Closing Remarks
  • Ulrich Hommel, Professor of Finance, EBS Business School, Germany & Director of Research & Surveys Unit, EFMD
  • Andrew Pettigrew, Professor of Strategy and Organization, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford,
    United Kingdom
13:15 – 14:15 Lunch and End of the Conference

Practical Information

  1. Venue
  2. Contact at Saïd Business School
  3. Directions to reach Saïd Business School
  4. Fees and Payment
  5. Accommodation
  6. Tourism
  7. Links
 
1. Venue

Said Business School
Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HP
http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/

 
2. Contact at Saïd Business SchoolTop

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Academic Area Administrator
Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HP
Phone: +44 (0)1865 614665

 
3. Directions to reach Saïd Business SchoolTop

Transportation from London Heathrow airport:
by Coach
There is a regular coach service (the Airline X90) from the airport to Oxford city centre, which takes about 1,45 h and departs every 30 minutes.
Visit the Airline website for more information.
Note that:

  • the bus stop Oxford Gloucester Green is 8 minutes walking from Saïd Business School
  • the bus stop High Street is 2 minutes walking from the Mercure Hotel
  • the bus stop Oxford Gloucester Green is 7 minutes walking from the Royal Oxford Hotel
  • the bus stop Oxford Gloucester Green is 20 minutes walking from the Costwold Lodge Hotel. 

by Train
There is a direct main line between Oxford, London and Birmingham.
From Heathrow Airport you can take the Heathrow Express to London Paddington. From Paddington Station you can take the train to Oxford, which takes about 1 hour and departs approximately every 20 minutes.
Visit the Trainline website for more information on the trains from Paddington Station to Oxford.
Note that:

  • Oxford train station is located adjacent to Thatcher Business Education Centre, Said Business School
  • Oxford train station is 4 minutes walking from the Royal Oxford Hotel
  • Oxford train station is 25 minutes walking from the Mercure Hotel and 30 minutes walking from the Costwold Lodge Hotel.

by Taxi
From Heathrow to the school is approximately 75 km and takes about 1 hour to drive.

Transportation from London Gatwick airport:
by Coach
There is a regular coach service (the Airline X90) from the airport to Oxford city centre, which takes about 2,30 hours and departs every hour.
Visit the Airline website for more information
Note that:

  • the bus stop Oxford Gloucester Green is 8 minutes walking from Saïd Business School
  • the bus stop High Street is 2 minutes walking from the Mercure Hotel
  • the bus stop Oxford Gloucester Green is 7 minutes walking from the Royal Oxford Hotel
  • the bus stop Oxford Gloucester Green is 20 minutes walking from the Costwold Lodge Hotel.

by Taxi
From Gatwick to the school is approximately 135 km and takes about 2 hours to drive.

Transportation from St Pancras station:
Once arrived in St Pancras station, go downstairs to take the underground train to Paddington Station. You should use the Circle Line or the Hammersmith & City line. From Paddington Station you can take the train to Oxford, which takes about 1 hour and departs approximately every 20 minutes.
Visit the Trainline website for more information on the trains to Oxford.
Note that:

  • Oxford train station is located adjacent to Thatcher Business Education Centre, Said Business School
  • Oxford train station is 4 minutes walking from the Royal Oxford Hotel
  • Oxford train station is 25 minutes walking from the Mercure Hotel and 30 minutes walking from the Costwold Lodge Hotel.

For those coming by car:
Oxford offers an excellent Park and Ride system, with 5 sites providing excellent access into the city centre. Visit the Park and Ride website for more information.

 
4. Fees and paymentTop
  • EARLY BIRD BEFORE 24th April 2015
    • 430€ unique rate
  • SPECIAL DOCTORAL STUDENTS FEE BEFORE 24th April 2015
    • 290€ unique rate
  • NORMAL FEE FROM 25th April 2015
    • 480€ unique rate

Fees cover attendance at the meeting, documentation, meals and refreshments, but NOT hotel accommodation.
Accompanying persons joining the dinner on 3 June will be charged a fee of 70€.

Cancellation Policy for fees
Cancellation policy date: 8 May 2015
Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If MCI EFMD Conference Secretariat receives notice of your withdrawal before 30 April 2015, a cancellation administrative fee of 75€ (+VAT) will be charged. Thereafter, we regret that we are unable to refund any fees. However, in such cases substitutes are welcome at no extra cost as long as EFMD receives notification of the name, title and address of the substitute.

 
5. AccommodationTop

The suggested hotels for the 2015 EFMD Higher Education Research Conference are:

Royal Oxford Hotel (map to hotel)
Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HR

  • From the Royal Oxford Hotel to the School it is 0.12 km and takes about 2 min to walk.
Cotswold Lodge Hotel (map to hotel)
66A Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6JP
  • From the Cotswold Lodge Hotel to the school it is 1.77 km and takes about 10 min to drive. The price of a taxi is approximately 9 GBP.
  • There is a regular bus service (City 2) available from (Banbury Road) to Oxford Centre (Magdalen Street), see Oxford bus company.
Mercure (map to the hotel)
73 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BE
  • From the Mercure hotel to the School it is1.45 km and takes about 13 min to drive. The price of a taxi is approximately 7 GBP.
 
6. TourismTop

Tourism website
Currency: £ GBP
Sockets type and Power: BS 1363 three-pin (rectangular) plugs and sockets
Weather in Oxford

 
7. LinksTop

http://airline.oxfordbus.co.uk/ - To arrange coach travel from Heathrow or Gatwick airport to Oxford
https://www.heathrowexpress.com/timetable-schedule/heathrow-london - To arrange train travel from Heathrow airport to London Paddington station
http://www.thetrainline.com/ - To arrange train travel from London Paddington station to Oxford train station
https://www.tfl.gov.uk/cdn/static/cms/documents/standard-tube-map.pdf - To view the Tube map
http://www.parkandride.net/oxford/html/oxford_parkandride.html - To arrange bus travel around Oxford