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ECRM Call for Papers

Academic Conference Call for Papers

 

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  • PhD Papers
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  • Non- Academic or Practitioner Contributions

ECRM Call for Papers

The ECRM 2017 conference will bring together researchers from a range of disciplines and sectors to share expertise and novel approaches in business and management research methods. The focus of the conference this year is the research issues and advancements in the networked society with an overall theme of Reframing Research Methodology in the Networked World.

ECRM is interested in contributions on the subject of research methods used in business and management research. The main focus of the paper should be on the research method.

This includes papers :

  • that discuss and assess at least one of a whole range of potential quantitative and qualitative research methods – including (but not limited to) such methods as mixed methods, experimental design, critical theory, critical realism, grounded theory. Of particular interest are new methods for business research in the networked world, which may have a history in other disciplines but little application to business research questions.
  • on all aspects of the method including: managing the application, dealing with the problems and drawbacks of the method, enhancing existing application processes etc.
  • that report case studies, which focus on the issues raised concerning the research method used by the case application.  Note this means that we are expecting some conclusions about the research method used in the case.
  • on the teaching of research methods.
  • that address the opportunities and challenges of online data collection and analysis, from online surveys and web experiments to social data and opinion mining, social networks and other digital methods.

Papers that are straightforward pieces of research are not of interest UNLESS they spend a significant amount of space on the methods used and the important issues raised with respect to research methods.

See below for important dates.

Key Topics and Mini Tracks

Key Topics

  • Research using technology: Quantitative and Qualitative approaches
  • Mixed method research, particularly with an emphasis on the different ways in which researchers combine quantitative and qualitative methods in network projects
  • Teaching research methodology in business and management
  • Online research methods

For more information on Submission Topics or to Submit an Abstract, click here

Mini Tracks

In addition to the main conference topics, the advisory group invites submissions to the following mini tracks:

  • Risking the Arts for Research: A Platform for Visual and Performance-Based Methodologies
  • Mixed Methods – A Different Approach?
  • Impact of Research on Business
  • Systems Approach and its Applications in Management Research

For more information on mini tracks, or to Submit an Abstract, please click here

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline01 December 2016Extended to 15 December 2016
Notification of abstract acceptance11 December 2016
Full paper due for review19 January 2017
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes)30 March 2017
Earlybird registration closes13 April 2017
Final paper due (with any changes)27 April 2017
Final Author registration date18 May 2017
Excellence awards abstract submission06 January 2017
Excellence awards notification of abstract acceptance13 January 2017
Excellence awards full case history submission22 February 2017
Excellence awards finalists announced03 April 2017

This includes papers:

  • that discuss and assess at least one of a whole range of potential quantitative and qualitative research methods - including (but not limited to) such methods as mixed methods, experimental design, critical theory, critical realism, grounded theory.  Of particular interest are new methods for business research in the networked world, which may have a history in other disciplines but little application to business research questions.
  • on all aspects