LEVERAGING INTERSECTIONS IN MANAGEMENT THEORY AND PRACTICE
10-11 June 2021 – Palermo, Italy
ORGANIZATION OF THE 2021 CONFERENCE
The main topic of the conference will be discussed in plenary and parallel sessions on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th June 2021.
The plenary sessions will centre on contributions from well-known academics and professionals who will participate in the debate as keynote speakers, discussants or interviewees. In the parallel sessions, full papers selected through a double-blind peer review, will be presented.
One or more sessions will be dedicated to the presentation of extended abstracts to give conference participants the opportunity to present their most recent research and receive comments and suggestions from the session chair and other participants in constructive discussion sessions. A special track will be dedicated specifically to Management Case studies.
The official language of the conference is English, however the submission of full papers and extended abstracts in Italian is welcome and a selection will be included in specific sessions.
CONFERENCE THEME AND OBJECTIVES
An intersection is “the point where two things come together and have an effect on each other”. This is the definition provided by the Cambridge Business English Dictionary. The same definition has offered inspiration for the design of the 2021 conference organized by SIMA, Sinergie and the University of Palermo.
Indeed, a multiperspective approach is needed to generate impactful new knowledge in the field of management studies. The legitimacy of management scholars in society increasingly rests on their ability to create social and economic value by finding solutions and offering effective and timely guidance to leaders in firms and institutions. This is especially true in face of the extraordinary economic, societal, health and environmental challenges firms and governments are currently tackling worldwide also as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.