Calls for papers, EURAM annual conference - June 15-17, 2022
Wintherthur and Zurich, Switzerland

Strategic interest group 06


 Availability of the platform for submissions: 01-DEC-2021 
 Deadline for submissions: 11-JAN-2022 2pm (Brussels time) (FULL papers) 
 Responses to authors: 16-MAR-2022  / Early bird registration by 08-APR-2022 
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SIG 06

Strategic Interest Group INNOVATION

“Innovation” as Strategic Interest Group (SIG) of the European Academy of Management (EURAM) explores and develops a deep understanding of the innovation frontier.

Our aim is to create an open community of academics, practitioners, entrepreneurs and policy makers who care about the creation, development and implementation of innovations in organizations and markets. Early career scholars and managers with an interest in the field are equally welcome to join our activities, projects and conversations.









Officers for SIG INNO:

  • SIG Chair:
    Vivek K. VELAMURI, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany
        vivek.velamuri (at)
  • SIG General Programme chair:
    David W. VERSAILLES, Paris School of Business, newPIC chair, France
        dwv (at)     @dwv13
  • SIG Programme co-chair:
    Romy HILBIG, Universität der Künste Berlin, Germany
        romy.hilbig (at)

SIG Past chairs:

  • Pascal LE MASSON, CGS, MINES Paristech, France (2017-2019)
  • Jan DUL, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus School, NL (2013-2016)
  • John BESSANT, University of Exeter Business School, UK (2006-2013)





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the digital




EURAM 2022 general theme

“Software is eating the world,” wrote Marc Andreessen in his memorable Wall Street Journal essay in 2011. In the wake of this technological upheaval, organisations are being transformed in fundamental ways across a broad spectrum of industries – from manufacturing, education and retailing to finance and health care.

The ongoing shift towards information technology, along with (big) data, algorithms, and smart analytics, affects all sectors (private, public and non-profit) and is changing how organizations create value. Besides a blurring of industry boundaries, modular business architectures and new definitions of business performance are just some of the consequences of this transformation. To succeed, businesses need to be data-driven and digitally optimised, generate vast amounts of data, and analyse it intelligently.

Changes that have happened since the dawn of the information age in the mid-20th century provide clues about what is to come; organisations failing to recognise the signs can quickly be upended. In particular, data has become a valuable new currency to be mined and exploited, bought and sold – by fair means or foul. Even by collecting and judiciously analysing more data from their own activities, companies develop practices to help them make accurate forecasts and derive sound business decisions.

The COVID-19 pandemic, the most recent disruption not only to our private lives but to every organisation on the planet, has further accelerated digital transformation to accommodate changing consumer behaviour. In recent months, consumers have become accustomed to online everything – from shopping and learning to banking and entertainment. At the same time, not all businesses have suffered equally, with some benefiting, for example, from being able to reduce their office space. Since everyone will be keen to take advantage of the “new normal,” many of these technology-driven changes are here to stay.

As leaders of digital transformation, managers must find new sources of competitive advantage in these data-driven markets. This means reassessing core competencies and business strategies. Company-wide change management policies may be required to bring in people with fresh skills, integrating them with existing staff, and redefining how the company engages with its stakeholders – from the supply chain to the customer. For organisations, digital transformation is not a matter of implementing a single project but rather a whole series of different projects across all organisational units. To achieve this, they also need the competence to manage change itself.

When considering these complex issues, we encourage conference participants to adopt an interdisciplinary approach by combining insights and strategies from previously distinct fields. We welcome contributions that transcend the boundaries between disciplines and connect academic work and professional practice. Ideally, proposals will come from scholars from various backgrounds, including strategic management, marketing, organisational behaviour, human resources, entrepreneurship, ICT, education, and other related disciplines.



Deadlines for EURAM 2022 conference

  • EURAM Annual conference
    • 23-SEP-2021: Call for papers
    • 11-JAN-2022: Deadline for (regular) paper submissions (2pm, Brussels time)
    • 16-MAR-2022: Notification of acceptance for regular papers
    • 08-APR-2022: Early bird registration deadline
    • 15-APR-2022: Authors and panellists registration deadine
    • 15-17-JUN-2022: EURAM2022 annual conference
  • EURAM Doctoral Colloquium
    • 18-JAN-2022: Deadline for submissions to the Doctoral Colloquium
    • 08-MAR-2022: Notification of acceptance for doctoral colloquium
    • 15-APR-2022: Deadline for registrations in the Doctoral Colloquium
    • 13-14-JUN-2022: Doctoral Colloquium


Submission of full paper proposals:

All your submissions have to go through EURAM submission platform.
It will be available from 01-DEC-2021 onwards.
See below the guidelines for authors in order to prepare your submission for the review process.

Here is the link to EURAM website and the submission platform  













List of tracks in SIG INNOVATION
for EURAM 2022 conference



  • GT 06-00 - Innovation general track
    corrresponding track chair: David W. VERSAILLES (Paris School of Business, France)    
    You can download a description of the general track here...   
  • ST 06-01 - Business models: Strategy, Innovation, and Entrepreneurial venturing
    co-sponsored by SIG 03 Entrepreneurship, SIG 06, and SIG 13 Strategic Management
    corresponding track chair: Patrick SPIETH (Univ. of Kassel, Germany)    
    You can download a description of the track here...   
  • ST 06-02 - Innovation in Education for Sustainable Development
    corresponding track chair: Silke BUSTAMANTE (Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht, Berlin, Germany)    
    You can download a description of the track here...   
  • ST 06-03 - Digital innovation: Strategies, competencies, ecosystems, theories and practice
    corresponding track chair: Valérie MERINDOL (Paris School of Business, France)    
    You can download a description of the track here...     
  • ST 06-06 - Managing service innovation
    corresoponding track chair: Claudia LEHMANN (HHL, Leipzig Graduate School of Management)    
    You can download a description of the track here...   
  • ST 06-07 - Open Innovation
    corresoponding track chair: Liliana MITKOVA (Univ. Evry, France)    
    You can download a description of the track here... 
  • ST 06-08 - Creativity and Design for Innovation:
    Multidisciplinary perspectives, theories and practices

    corresoponding track chair: Stefano CIRELLA (Univ. of Essex, UK)    
    You can download a description of the track here...   
  • ST 06-09 - The design of new industrial ecosystems for innovation
    corresoponding track chair: Felix TOEPLER (HHL, Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany)    
    You can download a description of the track here...   
  • ST 06-10 - Innovation for Circularity, Green technologies, and Sustainability
    corresoponding track chair: Erik HANSEN (Johannes Kepler Univ, Linz, Austria)    
    You can download a description of the track here...   
  • ST 06-11 - Innovation in Management Education: Making a difference through teaching and learning
    corresoponding track chair: Elia SZENDY EL KRUDI (Univ Paris 8, France)    
    You can download a description of the track here...   
  •  T 06-12 - Managing people for innovation
    corresoponding track chair: Anne-Katrin NEYER (Martin Luther Univ, Halle Wittenberg, Germany)    
    You can download a description of the track here...   





Authors guidelines

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 2018 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. Follow the link here:  
    Guidelines for authors follow the patterns used for the European Management Review
  • 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 virus-free.
    Submissions will be done online on the EURAM 2018 website, open as of 1 December 2017
    see; Follow the link here to access the platform:  ;
  • 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.






Conference venue

EURAM 2022 conference will be hosted by Zurich University School of Management and Law (ZHAW)
in Winterthur, Switzerland.
Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), with over 13,000 students and around 3,000 members of staff, is one of the largest multidisciplinary universities of applied sciences in Switzerland.
The ZHAW School of Management and Law (SML), based in Winterthur, is one of the eight university schools and has the largest number of students. With internationally recognized Bachelor’s and Master’s programs, cooperative PhD programs, a broad range of needs-oriented and well-established continuing education programs, as well as innovative research & development projects, it is one of the leading business schools in Switzerland.
The full address of the conference venue is qdsf

About Winterthur, City at the heart of Europe

Winterthur is an exciting place set in beautiful natural surroundings, combining culture and industrial tradition with business and commerce. With 110,000 inhabitants, Winterthur is Switzerland’s sixth-largest city. Having undergone a rapid evolution in recent decades, it is principally known today as a hub for innovation and education.

While Winterthur is both small and safe enough to explore on foot, it has all the amenities of a big city, making it a popular place to live, work, and relax. The charming Old Town in the medieval heart of Winterthur bustles with life. Despite its industrial history, Winterthur is also a “garden city” with parks, trees, and open spaces inviting people to linger. Winterthur has enjoyed a long tradition as a centre of the arts and boasts 17 museums, as well as being an important player in the thriving economy of the Greater Zurich Area. Visitors are constantly impressed and inspired by Switzerland’s imposing financial districts and its breathtaking landscape with lakes, castles, quaint villages, and, of course, the Swiss Alps.


Travel to Zurich and Wintherthur

The EURAM 2022 conference website will soon document how to organize your trip and plan your activities.
You will directly access this page in clicking on this link:  

Zurich international airport (IATA: ZRH, ICAO: LSZH) is widely connected worldwide.
The airport full name is Flughafen Zürich, Aeroport international de Zurich (Zurich airport). It is also Switzerland's widest airport. Zurich airport is the main base for Swiss International Air Lines (IATA code = LX, OACI code = SWR), a company emerged from the fusion of Swissair and Crossair.
Swiss is a member of Star Alliance and a subsidiary of Lufthansa Group.

Zurich HB is also connected with 3 direct TGV trains (LYRIA) from Paris (Lyon station) with 4h-long journeys.




Events and activities
organized at EURAM 2022 annual conference




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Other events and activities
organized or sponsored by SIG INNO




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