ECMLG Mini Tracks

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Mini Track Call for Papers on Academic Leadership

Mini Track Chair: Dr. John Politis, Ph.D., Charles Darwin University, Australia

ECMLG 2018 Mini Track on Culture and Gender Implications in Cross-Cultural Leadership

We need to increase our knowledge of the role that gender plays in the workforce, in management and the global economy. A review of the literature revealed that there is a variability defining the amount of incongruity between female and male gender role and leader roles. Eagly and Karau (2002) posit that the incongruity is greater in defining leader roles from the masculine terms in that less masculine leader roles would be more congruent with the female gender role as opposed to male gender role. Accepting gender is an important variable in leadership effectiveness and it is culturally dependent (Elsaid and Elsaid, 2012; Rosener, 1995; Book, 2000), then the leader behaviour should be understood and investigated from the combined interaction of cultural values, multicultural experience, role, stereotypes, power, and gender. Since organisations operate globally, there is an increased need to investigate the intriguing and complex implications of incongruity between female and male gender leader roles from the cross-cultural perspective.

To increase knowledge in the field of leadership and identify the effectiveness of gender across different cultures scholarly and practical context papers are invited to this mini track aimed at debating, but not limited to, the following questions:

  • What is the value of gender and leadership across cultures?
  • What are the similarities/differences of traits describing ‘man’ and ‘women’ leaders across cultures?
  • Can embedded gender stereotypes from different cultures influence expectations of leader behaviour?
  • Can we identify behavioural similarities/differences of a male leader to from a female across cultures?
  • Do we expect a variance in the glass ceiling to ‘women’ ascending towards leadership positions in national and cross-national cultures?
  • Can cultural differences enhance leadership behaviours and outcomes?

Mini Track Call for ICT Management

Mini Track Chair: Professor Shaun Pather, University of Western Cape, South Africa

ECMLG 2018 Mini Track on ICT Management

A special theme in this year’s conference will focus on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Management. Within the scope of this thematic area, ECMLG 2018 will provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to come together to develop their understanding of both theory and practice in all aspects of ICT and Information Systems management. The broad scope of this theme reflects the increased use of technology to manage information in and between organisations as well as across cities, countries and continents.  It also focuses on the rapid advances being made in the field and the increasingly disruptive role of technology on traditional models of business and ICT/IS management practice.

We invite submissions of papers, case studies, work-in-progress/posters on the following topics.  Note that PhD Research, proposals for roundtable discussions, non-academic contributions and product demonstrations based on the main themes are also invited.

Key Topics will include, but are not limited to:

  • The transformative and disruptive nature of emerging technologies
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Blockchain
  • Cloud computing
  • Internet of Things
  • Managing Big data
  • Data Analytics
  • Adoption and diffusion of ICTs
  • Cyber security and trust
  • The implications of ICTs on organisational transformation
  • Management of Social Media Software in the modern organisation
  • The digital divide
  • ICT evaluation
  • Enterprise systems
  • IS/IT project management
  • Security
  • Cyber abuse
  • Fake Information