Call for Papers: EURAM 2012 track 'Global Competition and the Challenge of Realigning Global Organization Foot Print'

November 28, 2011 at 9:00 AM

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce and invite you to submit a paper to track 73 on ‘Global Competition and the Challenge of Realigning Global Organization Foot Print’ that we organize at EURAM 2012 conference held in Rotterdam, June 6-8.

  • Deadline for submission: January 17, 2012 – 2:00pm Brussels time (GMT+1)
  • Special interest group: Strategic management
  • Track chairs:
    • Arie Y. Lewin, Duke University
    • Stephan Manning, University of Massachusetts Boston
    • Silvia Massini, Manchester Business School
    • Carine Peeters, ULB - Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management


The dramatic increase in the pace of globalization has given goods, services, and intellectual capital unprecedented mobility. More and more Western firms have come to recognize that aggressive growth rates will very much depend on capturing markets in fast growing emerging economies. As a result, leading edge companies are actively exploring the realignment of their global organization foot print in response to the shift in the origin of their top line growth. Independent of this dynamic, many companies have been engaged in globally reorganizing their business functions and processes to take advantage of lower costs and access to underutilized skills and talent, in particular in developing countries. In parallel, emerging economies have developed their own competencies in offering business services to attract foreign firms and stimulate economic growth.

These co-evolving dynamics are ushering significant changes in firms, industries and careers, which are yet little understood.

First, the entry of new competitors from newly industrialized economies intensifies global competition, prompting firms to reorganize internal processes, develop new organizational capabilities, and engage in redrawing organizational boundaries.

Second, global sourcing practices have been co-evolving with the emergence of local and global business services providers industries and new intermediaries and Internet-based platforms connecting talent and clients from around the world. Such trends demand a deeper understanding of how global sourcing affects the organization of business processes and how national economies and service providers position and organize themselves to compete in the global sourcing space.

Third, the challenge of realigning global organization foot print combined with the growing application of global sourcing practices affects firm employment practices and career paths of professionals both in advanced and emerging economies.

We invite studies that advance a multidisciplinary understanding of this phenomenon including sociology, economics, political science, strategy, international business, management and others.

Call for papers, guidelines for submission, and practical information can be found on the conference website:

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