FMA International is pleased to announce its 22nd European Conference in Kristiansand, Norway. FMA’s European Conference brings together academicians and practitioners with interests in financial decision-making and provides a forum for presenting new research and discussing current issues in financial management and related topics.
Administrative Sciences is the sponsor of Best Paper Award. The award is granting $1000.
The conference will focus on using dialogue and processes that challenge assumptions relevant to:
1) designing and conducting research; and
2) “translating” research to stakeholders (such as policy makers and decision-makers at the workplace) who can use the findings for evidence-based decision-making.
These assumptions include the “taken-for-granted” ideas about work-family aspirations and experiences of diverse populations, employees working at diverse occupations at diverse workplaces, data collection methods, approaches for data analysis, and conceptual frameworks. The challenge is viewed as a catalyst that can energize translational science as well as evidence-based, solution-focused behaviors.
The theme of the 2018 Pre-WFRN Conference Workshop Day will be “Translating Scholarship Into Action: Positioning Research to Fit the Needs of End-Users.” This event will enhance skills work-family scholars possess to influence those operating on the front lines – including media representatives, public administrators, policy makers, and those engaged in workplace management.
The IRMBAM-2018, organized by the IPAG Business School, South Champagne Business School, Telfer School of Management - University of Ottawa, and University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, will be an excellent networking opportunity for academics, doctoral students, and practitioners to present new research results, and discuss current and challenging issues in various management and finance fields. The scientific and organizing committees welcome submissions in various areas of business, finance, accounting, management, and theoretical and applied economics, among others, for presentation at the conference. Please note that we do not impose specific length constraints on papers as well as strict formatting requirements. However, submitted manuscripts must contain the essential elements of a research paper needed to convey the content in clearly defined sections. Below is the full list of the conference tracks:Track 1: Accounting and Financial Accounting
Improving Health and Well-being in Society: How Can Organizations Help?
The 2018 Theme asks the question: How can organizations contribute to the betterment of society through elevating the health and well-being of those who live in it? What role can organizations play in positively affecting the physical, psychological, social, and financial health of individuals, groups, communities, countries, regions, or global society?
Organizations are integral to, and have an interdependent relationship with, society. As such, they affect whether societies realize their members’ health (“complete physical, mental and social well-being,” WHO 1946) and overall wellbeing (“being happy, healthy and prosperous,” Merriam-Webster). However, the role of organizations and the responsibility for improving lives is unclear, as is the extent to which their efforts have been successful.
The Theme will explore such issues as whether (and why) organizations have a responsibility for improving the lives of individuals in society. Do organizations have an obligation to “give back”? Are there benefits for organizations who seek to improve lives as a strategic opportunity? Could—and should—organizations play more of a role in the overall health and well-being of a society? What does it take to achieve a coordinated and sustained effort from organizations to address the grand challenges of improving a society’s physical, psychological, social, and financial health? How can health and well-being become part of the conversation in upper echelons of organizations? What types of leadership approaches will engage people in making positive differences in their lives, on both large and small scales? If organizational purpose is to ensure that lives are better, what should organizations do differently?