THIS WEEK: 50th Anniversary Celebratory EIASM Academic Council Meeting

The 2021 EIASM Academic Council Meeting will be held online – on Thursday & Friday, September 9-10, 2021.  

This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of EIASM and will be reaffirming our mission to foster and support innovative, rigorous, responsible and impactful research in management, governance and related disciplines!

This annual meeting of the EIASM Academic Council provides an important opportunity to bring together representatives of the member Schools and Universities to develop a shared approach towards advanced studies in management. Doctoral Education has always been central to the mission of the EIASM and is, more than ever, critical to the development of knowledge in Europe. Together our program of EDEN seminars, EIASM workshops and conferences have pushed the boundaries of management research for doctoral students and faculty. The format and program of doctoral events continues to evolve in response to the interdisciplinary character of today’s "Grand Challenges" and the need for rigorous evidence based research and outcomes. More recently, responsibility and sustainability have become central to Management Education as stakeholders rise to the challenge of satisfying both their corporate goals and societal responsibilities. So what next? What can we do together better and what can EIASM do differently?

These strategic questions will be the focus of the 2021 Academic Council meeting agenda. Indeed the title of the first session on Thursday afternoon September 9th is EIASM’s role in Management Research and PhD Education: Navigating Interdisciplinarity and Grand Challenges!

Thursday afternoon will close with a session dedicated to the 4th EIASM Interdisciplinary Leader Award, to be presented  to Prof. Ingmar Björkman, from Aalto University School of Business, who as the special guest of our Academic Council meeting will give a speech on "Building an Impactful Business School: Interdisciplinarity in Action".

In addition, a panel group discussion on Friday morning September 10th will address Doctoral Education in Management: Needs & Requirements for 2050, on the basis of surveys currently carried out among PhD students, supervisors and heads of doctoral schools. 

We believe the agenda of the 2021 EIASM Academic Council Meeting provides an opportunity to explore and plan specific activities for Academic Council Members and the EIASM community to enhance the experience and impact of Doctoral Education and Advanced Studies in Management. (Reports will be made available upon request.)