Call for Chapter Proposals – Handbook on Digital Business Ecosystems

Call for Chapter Proposals – Handbook on Digital Business Ecosystems: Technologies, Markets, Business Models, Management, and Societal Challenges

Edited book to be published by Edward Elgar Publishing
(“Research Handbooks in Business and Management” series)

Editor: Sabine Baumann



Background and Objective

A Digital Business Ecosystem is a network of organizations such as manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, customers, competitors, government agencies, etc. that together create and deliver a specific product or service in a partially of fully digital environment. In analogy to biological ecosystems the term business ecosystem conveys that the actors in the business ecosystem are interdependent and that the system constantly evolves as actors join or depart. Actors also affect each other as they both cooperate to achieve common objectives while competing for scarce resources.

This Handbook provides a comprehensive and detailed exploration of the evolution and current state of Digital Business Ecosystems. The Handbook brings together scholars from various disciplines (business administration and management, economics, computer science, engineering, and humanities) and investigates different perspectives (technologies, markets, management, business models, and societal challenges) on Digital Business Ecosystems. This interdisciplinary approach is vital to capture the scope of social, economic and technological factors that interact in the emergence and evolution of Digital Business Ecosystems in order to understand the underlying processes. The Handbook not only provides guidance for researchers unfamiliar with the topic, but also for managers who have to develop and navigate increasingly complex Digital Business Ecosystems for their companies to remain competitive.



Recommended Topics

The handbook is open to conceptual and empirical contributions and case studies from all areas of business administration and management, as well as economics, computer science, engineering, and humanities. Suitable contributions from practitioners are also most appreciated.

Chapters related to all dimensions of context relevant for Digital Business Ecosystems are welcome. They include, but are not limited to, the following:

· Understanding Technologies and their Potential for Digital Business Ecosystems, e.g.
Internet of Things, Digital Twins, Human-Machine-Interaction/Robotics, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Social Bots/Natural Language Processing (NLP), Blockchain

· Markets & Business Models, e.g.
Value Creation through Customer Integration, Data-driven Business Models, Platforms and multi-sided Market Places, Digital Revenue Models, Value Creation and Capture

· Governance and Management, e.g.
The Role of the Focal Firm, Strategic Positioning in Ecosystems, Inter-Ecosystem Competition, Connected Ecosystems (Partnerships and Competition), Stakeholder Management, Ecosystem Resilience, Communication Management, Human Resources and Capability Management, Temporal Aspects and Ecosystem Development, Ecosystems Maturity

· Societal Challenges, e.g.
Ethics, Sustainability, Corporate Digital Responsibility



Publishing Information

The Handbook will be published in the “Research Handbooks in Business and Management” series of Edward Elgar Publishing, https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/book-series/business-and-management/research-handbooks-in-business-and-management-series.html.

Chapters will be 6,000 to 8,000 words in length. All chapters will be peer-reviewed and included in the Thomson Reuters Social Sciences Index and Scopus.



Important Dates

April 10, 2020: Proposal (250-500 words) outlining idea/research questions, relevance for Digital Business Ecosystems, methodology and expected results

October 15, 2020: First draft of chapter due

December 1, 2020: Reviewed first draft of chapter returned to contributors

April 30, 2021: Contributors deliver final work

Early 2022: Handbook on Digital Business Ecosystems Publication



Submission

Please send the book chapter proposal to the editor:

Sabine Baumann, Jade University (Germany), sabine.baumann@jade-hs.de

Nominations for the 2020 Robert Picard Book Award are Due on March 15

A friendly Reminder: Nominations for the 2020 Robert Picard Book Award are due on March 15

If you know of a book or monograph published in the last year that has contributed to the field of media management, economics or entrepreneurship, do not forget to nominate it for the 2020 Robert Picard Book Award!

Information on how to nominate:
https://mmedivision.wordpress.com/2020/01/23/nominations-sought-for-the-2020-robert-picard-book-award/

MMEE is Seeking Paper Reviewers for This Year’s Conference

The Media Management, Economics, and Entrepreneurship Division (MMEE) of AEJMC is on the lookout for reviewers for this year’s national convention in San Francisco, CA.

If you volunteer to be a judge, you will be assigned 3-5 papers to read and evaluate in mid- to late April. The judging process is blind and conducted online using the All Academic Web site. The number of papers assigned to each judge will depend on the number of papers submitted and the number of volunteer judges.

If you are interested please fill out the form located at: MMEE 2020 Review. Also, please make sure to create an account at the 2020 All Academic website located at: https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/aejmc/aejmc20/. Even if you reviewed papers for us last year, a new account is needed, as the All-Academic website is unique each year. If you are not sure whether you will be submitting a paper this year, please consider volunteering anyway, as we can always remove your name later. As always, being a reviewer for MMEE does not prevent you from submitting or reviewing for other divisions.

We would also appreciate if you considered sharing this form with colleagues who you feel can judge papers on media management, economics, or entrepreneurship. They do not need to be a member of the division to review. For questions about submissions, contact the Media Management, Economics, and Entrepreneurship (MMEE) Division Research Chairs, Anthony Palomba, St John’s University, apalombaa@stjohns.edu or Miao Guo, Ball State University, mmguo@bsu.edu.

Thank you in advance for supporting the MMEE division, and for ensuring our members receive detailed feedback!

MMEE Accepting Awards Nominations

MMEE Accepting Awards Nominations

Know an outstanding teacher in Media Management, Economics and Entrepreneurship? How about an individual or organization promoting professional freedom and responsibility? We’d like to honor and recognize both in San Francisco. The division is currently accepting nominations for the following awards:

Barry Sherman Teaching Award
The Media Management, Economics & Entrepreneurship (MMEE) division of AEJMC is now seeking nominations for the Barry Sherman Teaching Award. This award recognizes excellence and innovation in the teaching of media management, economics, or entrepreneurship. Any division member is eligible for the award, but may not nominate himself or herself. Please send nominations to Immediate Past Chair Sabine Baumann by March 20, 2020.

Nominees will be contacted and asked to submit supporting material. Supporting materials will include:
 Syllabi from one or two courses (graduate or undergraduate) devoted primarily to media management, media economics, or media entrepreneurship.
 Up to three examples of supporting instructional materials in media management, economics, or entrepreneurship. The supporting materials should demonstrate evidence of teaching excellence or innovation.

The award honors the memory of Barry Sherman, who was Lambdin Kay Professor in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia at the time of his death in 2000. He served as director of the prestigious Peabody Awards from 1991-2000. During his 19 years at Georgia, the university honored Sherman twice for teaching excellence. In 1995, the International Radio and Television Society Foundation named him a Stanton Fellow for his “outstanding contribution to electronic media education.” The winner of the award will be notified before the AEJMC annual convention in San Francisco in August 2020, and the award will be presented at the Media Management, Economics and Entrepreneurship Division’s annual members’ meeting. Please send nominations by e-mail to sabine.baumann@jade-hs.de.

Professional Freedom and Responsibility Award
The Media Management, Economics & Entrepreneurship (MMEE) division of AEJMC is seeking nominations for the division’s Professional Freedom and Responsibility Award (PF&R).

The PF&R award recognizes excellence in the promotion of free expression; ethics; media criticism and accountability; racial, gender, and cultural inclusiveness; and public service, as it pertains to media management, economics, and entrepreneurship. The award is open to any person or institution–professional or academic–that makes significant contributions to public advocacy or has by their actions encouraged management practices that promote excellence in any of these five areas. The award recognizes actions by working management professionals, research, teaching or service activities, or any other relevant work.

The award may be granted to significant contributions made in the preceding year or over a lifetime, at the discretion of the Named Awards Committee. If the nominee is not a member of the MMEE Division, preference will be given to nominees from the region of each year’s annual convention. At its discretion, the Named Awards Committee may choose not to make a PF&R award in any year, if no suitable nominee is put forward. Self-nominations are not accepted for the PF&R award. Past recipients include TrollBusters, The Cable Center, and Aaron Kushner and Eric Spitz, then CEO and President of Freedom Communications.

Please pass along nominations, along with any available supporting material, to the Division’s Immediate Past Head, Sabine Baumann, by the deadline of March 20, 2020. In addition to materials supplied by nominators, nominees might also be contacted and asked to submit supporting material as quickly as possible after that date. Supporting materials may include, but are not limited to documents and texts pertaining to research, media advocacy or expert testimony, media coverage, and peer acknowledgment. The winner of the award will be notified well before this year’s AEJMC annual conference in San Francisco, and the award will be presented at MMEE Division’s Members’ Meeting during the conference.

Please send nominations by e-mail to sabine.baumann@jade-hs.de.

Questions about either award may be directed to Sabine Baumann via email at sabine.baumann@jade-hs.de.

Paper Call for 2020 AEJMC Conference

The Media Management, Economics, and Entrepreneurship Division (MMEE) invites original research paper submissions to be considered for presentation at the 2020 AEJMC conference in San Francisco, California, August 6-9, 2020. Researchers interested in any aspect of media management, media economics, or entrepreneurship are encouraged to submit papers. The division welcomes the use of diverse theoretical and methodological approaches to relevant topics. Papers presented at the AEJMC Midwinter Conference and then revised are also welcome for submission.

The division gives awards to recognize the top three submissions from faculty, and the top three submissions from graduate students (faculty members cannot be included on student competition papers; faculty and student papers compete on an equal footing). Top graduate papers also receive monetary awards to help offset the cost of attending the conference, and there are no division membership fees for graduate students.

Paper Topics: As a division, we are proud to encourage submissions from a diverse array of topic areas. Some examples of relevant topic areas include, but are not limited to: analysis of economic or managerial questions affecting media firms and media industries; strategic management and business models of media firms; crowdfunding and other innovative funding methods for media products and industries; strategic leadership challenges faced by media companies; media ownership; management and economic issues from the public-interest perspective (e.g., effects on reporting or content); historical discussions of relevant developments in the field; policy issues from a legal, regulatory, or economic perspective; technology and its effects on management or economics; political economy; international and cross-cultural studies; the sociology and culture of media organizations; media audience analysis; teaching media management and economics; and other related topics.

In 2014 the division changed its name to expand its focus on entrepreneurship. Accordingly, we also encourage and welcome submissions within the following topic areas: opportunities and challenges for media startups; intrapreneurship and innovation within legacy media companies; the role of higher education in the context of media entrepreneurship; and other media entrepreneurship related topics.

Guidelines for all Submissions: All papers must be submitted electronically at the AEJMC website, by accessing the All-Academic submission portal. A link to All-Academic is available via the AEJMC website. Papers must be uploaded to the All-Academic server no later than 11:59 P.M. (Central Daylight Time) Wednesday, April 1, 2020. All submissions must follow the guidelines from the AEJMC uniform call for all paper competitions.

Paper Formatting: All papers should use 12-point Times New Roman, Times, or Arial font, and have 1-inch margins. Authors should use the citation style appropriate for the discipline, including APA, Chicago, MLA, and Harvard. Format should be Word, WordPerfect, or a PDF. PDF format is strongly encouraged. Paper submissions should be a maximum of 25-pages, excluding references and tables.

Author Identification: Please remove all potentially identifying author information from submissions. Failure to do so will automatically disqualify the paper from consideration. Examples of information to be removed include citations of the author’s previous work, individually or with co-authors; related reference list information; and file properties. Take every precaution to ensure that your self-citations DO NOT in any way reveal your identity. Instructions for how to remove identifying information from files can be found on the AEJMC website.

For questions about submissions, contact the Research Chairs for the Media Management, Economics, and Entrepreneurship (MMEE) Division, Miao Guo, Ball State University, mmguo@bsu.edu or Anthony Palomba, St. John’s University, apalomba87@gmail.com

emma Has Extended the Deadline for Paper, Poster, & Panel Proposals to February 6th

As a response to many requests, emma has decided to extend the deadline for all submissions for the upcoming conference in Jönköping.

The new and final deadline for paper, poster and panel proposals is: February 6th.

All details can be found in the call for submissions: https://www.media-management.eu/emma-conferences/sweden-2020/

emma looks forward to receiving your proposals!

For details, be sure to review the information below. Please remember that in addition to Papers and Posters, the Call includes a new possibility to submit Panel Proposals.

emma 2020: CONTEXTUALIZING MEDIA MANAGEMENT RESEARCH
JÖNKÖPING, JUNE 4-6

Hosted by
Media, Management and Transformation Center (MMTC), Jönköping
International Business School, Jönköping University, Sweden

Venue
Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping, Sweden

Contextualizing Media Management Research

The field of Media Management research is growing and developing, sharpening its ambitions and opportunities. Media management research can benefit from a better understanding of the different dimensions of contexts relevant in media. Contextualizing our research offers potential to not only account for specific circumstances and boundary conditions in our findings, but also to increase theories of media relevance beyond current industry definitions and managerial issues.

Current developments in strategic management, organization studies and entrepreneurship (e.g. Johns, 2006, 2017; Welter, 2011; Wright et al., 2014; Zahra & Wright, 2011) call for more contextual research. These calls stress the need to capture environmental boundary conditions and the role of context in the studied phenomena. Importantly, they also suggest the need to develop theories of context. It is in the development of such contextual theories that media management can fruitfully demonstrate its uniqueness and justification versus general management studies. Contextualizing media management research also implies building bridges to the very diverse scholarly traditions and perspectives that have addressed media-related phenomena, such as creativity, communication, marketing, journalism, economics and information technology studies.

Similarly, accounting for and understanding the particular contexts of media may direct our scholarly attention to significant practice and policy struggles, problems and challenges related to media management issues and even extending beyond them. An enhanced focus on these issues compels us to explicitly consider how different societal actors can benefit from our discoveries and insights. It is in these topics where we can become more engaged scholars (e.g. Van de Ven, 2007; Bartunek, 2007), creating applicable knowledge to help media organizations and policy makers to better deal with relevant societal implications of media (e.g. Mutz, 1992; Curran & Hesmondhalgh, 2019).

All topics related to dimensions of context relevant for media management research are welcome at the conference. They include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Internal context, such as:
o Ownership issues (e.g. family, public, state ownership, equity holdings)
o Human resources, employment and professional conditions and practices
o Organizational capabilities and innovation
o Organizational climate, culture and identity
o Venture cycles (e.g. startup vs mature; incumbent vs newcomers…)

• External context, such as:
o Informal and formal institutions (e.g. legal and regulatory; dominating norms and ideals; political)
o Technological, social and environmental jolts
o Media systems and geographies
o Sector and ecosystem dynamics
o Consumer behavior and practices
o Stakeholder groups and social movements

• Temporal aspects such as:
o System-wide processes of stagnation and change
o Organizational inertia and change in relation to technological and
demographic trends
o Organizational dynamics that unfold in time affecting various outcomes
o Individual processes of decision making and organizational behavior

All these dimensions provide arrays of theoretical frameworks within which today’s most pressing issues to media practitioners and policy makers can be addressed. Capturing contexts will also provide a great opportunity to improve the dialogue between media management and general management as well as among the different scholarly perspectives interested in media.

We welcome both paper and poster proposals that address either the specific conference theme or other issues regarding the management of media organizations.

Call for papers

Submissions for the emma conference are invited as paper proposals in the form of extended abstracts (350-750 words) followed by a full paper (6000 words maximum), if the abstract is accepted. The extended abstract should address the following evaluation criteria:

– Problematization, research purpose, anchoring in previous research, and relevance to the academic field of media management

– Research methodology

– Summary of (expected) results/findings

– Intended contributions to the field’s knowledge

– Practical implications (for business and/or policy)

All submissions will go through the process of double peer review by experts nominated to the conference’s Scientific Committee.

Full papers will only be considered for the Best Paper Award (€300) if they are submitted before 26 April 2020.

Submit your paper abstract here. Extended deadline: 6 February 2020 (Effective 12:00 PM UTC+1)

Call for posters

Similar to the Call for Papers, we welcome poster proposals that address either the specific conference theme or other topics relevant to the field of media management. Different from the papers (which participants will present orally), posters should introduce on-going and future research projects. The focus is less on the results of such projects than the research question(s) and methodology. Ideally, participants will use the posters to look for collaboration and partners. The posters will be exhibited in a prominent place at the conference venue throughout the conference. Those interested in presenting a poster, should submit an extended abstract (350–750 words) addressing the following:

– Relevance of research gap

– Goals of the ongoing or intended research project

– Research questions, working hypotheses, propositions

– Research methodology and description of the empirical data used

– Description of the project team and collaboration partners

– Intention: why you want to present your project at the emma conference

– Expected outcomes: what you want to gain from this presentation at the emma conference

If the poster proposal is accepted, participants will receive clear guidance in terms of poster size, format, etc.

Submit your poster abstract here. Extended deadline: 6 February 2020 (Effective 12:00PM UTC+1)

Call for Panel Proposals

We encourage submissions of sub-theme panel proposals for the emma conference. Panel proposals are expected to include an outline of the proposed sub-theme and the area of interest (max 750 words), as well as a short description of the team of convenors, including their academic background and experience. Submissions should be linked to the overall Conference Theme but avoid repetition of it in their titles.

Convenor teams should be international in composition (convenor from at least two countries), reflecting the diversity of emma, and should include at least one highly reputed scholar and one convenor with experience in chairing emma parallel sessions. The maximum convenor team size is three scholars.

Convenor teams are encouraged to promote the submission of paper abstracts connected to their panel proposal. The number and quality of paper abstracts submitted in connection to a panel proposal will be assessed in the review process of panel proposals. If the panel proposal is accepted, the convenors will receive clear instructions about how to coordinate and run the panel.

Submit your panel proposal here. Extended Deadline: 6 February 2020 (Effective 12:00PM UTC+1)

Important dates

6 February 2020 – Deadline for abstract submissions (papers, posters and panels)

Mid-February 2020 – Notification of acceptance (papers and posters).
Opening of conference registration. Opening of full paper submissions

26 April 2020 – Deadline for full paper submissions to be considered for the emma 2020 Best Paper Award

31 May 2020 – Closing of conference registration

4-6 June 2020 – emma 2020 Annual Conference “Contextualizing Media Management Research”

emma conference grant

Early career researchers who wish to apply for an emma conference grant (up to €1000) are referred to the Call for Applications published on the emma website.

Follow us

On Twitter @emma_assoc #emmaSweden

On Facebook EMMA – European Media Management Association

More information and submissions https://www.mediamanagement.eu/conference-2020-sweden/

Contact Joaquin Cestino, joaquin.cestino@ju.se

Nominations Sought for the 2020 Robert Picard Book Award

Know of a book or monograph published in the last year that has contributed to the field of media management, economics or entrepreneurship? Nominate it for the 2020 Robert Picard Award!

The Media Management, Economics & Entrepreneurship (MMEE) division of AEJMC is seeking nominations for the 2020 Robert Picard Book Award. The award honors the author(s) of a book or a monograph published during the previous year (2019) that makes a significant contribution to the field of media management, economics, or entrepreneurship.

Please submit nominations by March 15, 2020, to Immediate Past Head Sabine Baumann. Each nomination must specify why the book or work is outstanding (outside reviewer statements will be considered along with nominator statements).

The award is named in honor of MMEE division member and senior scholar Robert Picard of Oxford University.

Last year’s recipient was the “Handbook of Media Management and Economics” (2nd ed.), edited by Alan B. Albarran, Bozena I. Mierzejewska, & Jaemin Jung. Previous recipients include “Managing Media Businesses: a game plan to navigate disruption and uncertainty,” by Mike Rosenberg and Philip H. Seager, and “Who Owns the World’s Media? Media Concentration and Ownership around the World” by Eli Noam and the International Media Concentration Collaboration.

AEJMC members are invited to nominate books or monographs for the award. Self-nominations are acceptable. To nominate a work, provide the following:

• A written nomination with a complete citation (title, author, publisher, and year of publication of the book) and a short statement on the book’s contribution to the field of media management, economics, or entrepreneurship.
• Information on a publisher contact who will provide necessary review copies.

The winners of the awards will be notified before the AEJMC annual convention in San Francisco, in August 2020. The award will be presented at the Media Management, Economics and Entrepreneurship Division’s annual members’ meeting.

Please send nominations by e-mail with the requested information to sabine.baumann@jade-hs.de by March 15, 2020.

Deadline Approaching for Abstract & Panel Proposals for the 2020 emma Conference

This is a kind reminder that the deadline for submitting your abstracts (papers and poster proposals) and panel proposals to the European Media Management Association (emma) Annual Conference 2020 in Jönköping is approaching. The deadline is this Sunday, January 26.

For details, be sure to review to review the information below. Please remember that in addition to Papers and Posters, the Call includes a new possibility to submit Panel Proposals.

The submission system is open, and you can find the link in the Call or access it here: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=emma2020#.

The emma Board and the organizers look forward to receiving your submissions!

emma 2020: CONTEXTUALIZING MEDIA MANAGEMENT RESEARCH

JÖNKÖPING, JUNE 4-6

Hosted by
Media, Management and Transformation Center (MMTC), Jönköping
International Business School, Jönköping University, Sweden

Venue
Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping, Sweden

Contextualizing Media Management Research

The field of Media Management research is growing and developing, sharpening its ambitions and opportunities. Media management research can benefit from a better understanding of the different dimensions of contexts relevant in media. Contextualizing our research offers potential to not only account for specific circumstances and boundary conditions in our findings, but also to increase theories of media relevance beyond current industry definitions and managerial issues.

Current developments in strategic management, organization studies and entrepreneurship (e.g. Johns, 2006, 2017; Welter, 2011; Wright et al., 2014; Zahra & Wright, 2011) call for more contextual research. These calls stress the need to capture environmental boundary conditions and the role of context in the studied phenomena. Importantly, they also suggest the need to develop theories of context. It is in the development of such contextual theories that media management can fruitfully demonstrate its uniqueness and justification versus general management studies. Contextualizing media management research also implies building bridges to the very diverse scholarly traditions and perspectives that have addressed media-related phenomena, such as creativity, communication, marketing, journalism, economics and information technology studies.

Similarly, accounting for and understanding the particular contexts of media may direct our scholarly attention to significant practice and policy struggles, problems and challenges related to media management issues and even extending beyond them. An enhanced focus on these issues compels us to explicitly consider how different societal actors can benefit from our discoveries and insights. It is in these topics where we can become more engaged scholars (e.g. Van de Ven, 2007; Bartunek, 2007), creating applicable knowledge to help media organizations and policy makers to better deal with relevant societal implications of media (e.g. Mutz, 1992; Curran & Hesmondhalgh, 2019).

All topics related to dimensions of context relevant for media management research are welcome at the conference. They include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Internal context, such as:
o Ownership issues (e.g. family, public, state ownership, equity holdings)
o Human resources, employment and professional conditions and practices
o Organizational capabilities and innovation
o Organizational climate, culture and identity
o Venture cycles (e.g. startup vs mature; incumbent vs newcomers…)

• External context, such as:
o Informal and formal institutions (e.g. legal and regulatory; dominating norms and ideals; political)
o Technological, social and environmental jolts
o Media systems and geographies
o Sector and ecosystem dynamics
o Consumer behavior and practices
o Stakeholder groups and social movements

• Temporal aspects such as:
o System-wide processes of stagnation and change
o Organizational inertia and change in relation to technological and
demographic trends
o Organizational dynamics that unfold in time affecting various outcomes
o Individual processes of decision making and organizational behavior

All these dimensions provide arrays of theoretical frameworks within which today’s most pressing issues to media practitioners and policy makers can be addressed. Capturing contexts will also provide a great opportunity to improve the dialogue between media management and general management as well as among the different scholarly perspectives interested in media.

We welcome both paper and poster proposals that address either the specific conference theme or other issues regarding the management of media organizations.

Call for papers

Submissions for the emma conference are invited as paper proposals in the form of extended abstracts (350-750 words) followed by a full paper (6000 words maximum), if the abstract is accepted. The extended abstract should address the following evaluation criteria:

– Problematization, research purpose, anchoring in previous research, and relevance to the academic field of media management

– Research methodology

– Summary of (expected) results/findings

– Intended contributions to the field’s knowledge

– Practical implications (for business and/or policy)

All submissions will go through the process of double peer review by experts nominated to the conference’s Scientific Committee.

Full papers will only be considered for the Best Paper Award (€300) if they are submitted before 26 April 2020.

Submit your paper abstract here. Deadline: 26 January 2020 (Effective 12:00 PM UTC+1)

Call for posters

Similar to the Call for Papers, we welcome poster proposals that address either the specific conference theme or other topics relevant to the field of media management. Different from the papers (which participants will present orally), posters should introduce on-going and future research projects. The focus is less on the results of such projects than the research question(s) and methodology. Ideally, participants will use the posters to look for collaboration and partners. The posters will be exhibited in a prominent place at the conference venue throughout the conference. Those interested in presenting a poster, should submit an extended abstract (350–750 words) addressing the following:

– Relevance of research gap

– Goals of the ongoing or intended research project

– Research questions, working hypotheses, propositions

– Research methodology and description of the empirical data used

– Description of the project team and collaboration partners

– Intention: why you want to present your project at the emma conference

– Expected outcomes: what you want to gain from this presentation at the emma conference

If the poster proposal is accepted, participants will receive clear guidance in terms of poster size, format, etc.

Submit your poster abstract here. Deadline: 26 January 2020 (Effective 12:00PM UTC+1)

Call for Panel Proposals

We encourage submissions of sub-theme panel proposals for the emma conference. Panel proposals are expected to include an outline of the proposed sub-theme and the area of interest (max 750 words), as well as a short description of the team of convenors, including their academic background and experience. Submissions should be linked to the overall Conference Theme but avoid repetition of it in their titles.

Convenor teams should be international in composition (convenor from at least two countries), reflecting the diversity of emma, and should include at least one highly reputed scholar and one convenor with experience in chairing emma parallel sessions. The maximum convenor team size is three scholars.

Convenor teams are encouraged to promote the submission of paper abstracts connected to their panel proposal. The number and quality of paper abstracts submitted in connection to a panel proposal will be assessed in the review process of panel proposals. If the panel proposal is accepted, the convenors will receive clear instructions about how to coordinate and run the panel.

Submit your panel proposal here. Deadline: 26 January 2020 (Effective 12:00PM UTC+1)

Important dates

26 January 2020 – Deadline for abstract submissions (papers, posters and panels)

Early to mid-February 2020 – Notification of acceptance (papers and posters).
Opening of conference registration. Opening of full paper submissions

26 April 2020 – Deadline for full paper submissions to be considered for the emma
2020 Best Paper Award

31 May 2020 – Closing of conference registration

4-6 June 2020 – emma 2020 Annual Conference “Contextualizing Media
Management Research”

emma conference grant

Early career researchers who wish to apply for an emma conference grant (up to
€1000) are referred to the Call for Applications published on the emma website.

Follow us

On Twitter @emma_assoc #emmaSweden

On Facebook EMMA – European Media Management Association

More information and submissions https://www.mediamanagement.eu/conference-2020-sweden/

Contact Joaquin Cestino, joaquin.cestino@ju.se

2020 emma Doctoral Summer School Opportunity

Dear MMEE Division Members,

We are pleased to announce that the 2020 European Media Management Association Doctoral Summer School will take place at ISCTE, University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal, from 7 to 10 July, 2020.

The four-day doctoral course will involve international scientific experts, practitioners, industry experts and invited keynote speakers.

During the Summer School, Ph.D. researchers can get insights to the media business, explore methodologic approaches and present and discuss their work-in-progress with teachers and other students.

Participants of the Summer School will earn 6 ECTS credits.

Please find all the relevant information as well as the schedule below.

For more information visit https://www.media-management.eu/.

Registration is already open: https://bit.ly/2tmf9nJ

Please be free to share this information with all Ph.D. students and supervisors that might be interested.

We welcome you to Lisbon!

Miguel Crespo
Journalist, editorial consultant
teacher and researcher @ISCTE-IUL, Cenjor, IPAM, Obercom
miguel.crespo@iscte-iul.pt
miguelicrespo@gmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/miguelicrespo

https://ciencia.iscte-iul.pt

+351 965020854

Introduction

Four-day course in Lisbon involving scientific experts, practitioners, industry experts and invited keynote speakers

Presentation

The emma 2020 Doctoral Summer School (make a pre-registration right now) will take place at ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon from 7 to 10 July, 2020. For four days, up to 25 PhD students will be together for collaborative research development, networking, attend international conferences and masterclasses, and present and discuss their PhD work-inprogress.

Credits and Requirements

This European Doctoral Summer School will give 6 ECTS credits to all participants. Students can easily transfer credits to other European universities using the ECTS system. Credits will be attributed formally to postgraduate students (Ph.D.). As one credit represents around 25 to 30 working hours, 6 credits will be attributed to those participating in the summer school, provided that they are evaluated through their work-in-progress presentations and discussion. In order to comply with the working hours requested, students are required to do ahead of time the public presentation about their research / expertise. Students may also require attendance certificates.

Thematic areas
Media management. New Media. Media Economics. Business Innovation. Entrepreneurship.

Candidates’ Profile:
Ph.D. students and researchers. Professionals and administrators with recognized experience in the media and media management can also apply, but their acceptance is dependent on a previous curricula evaluation. Masters students that intent to finish their dissertations by the end of 2020 can also apply, but their acceptance is dependent on a previous dissertation draft evaluation.

Programme

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020
14.30-15.30 – Welcome
15.30-17.00 – Opening Session
Opening conference: “Media in 2020: challenges, trends and
overview”, hosted by Gustavo Cardoso, full professor, headmaster of the Communication Sciences department at ISCTE-IUL, presentations +roundtable with guests from the management of major and innovative Portuguese media (names TBC closer to the event).

17.00-17.30 – Coffee break
17.30-18.30 – Methodology session: “PhD research: how to organize a winning paper”
19.30-21.00 – Social event

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
10.00-11.30 – Theoretical session: “The Economic Challenges of Media”
11.30-12.00 – Coffee break
12.00-13.00 – Students PhD work presentations 1
13.00-14.30 – Lunch
14.30-16.00 – Methodology session: “PhD Research: methodologies do’s and      don’ts”, by Joana Azevedo, director of the MsC in Communication,
Culture and Information Technology at ISCTE-IUL
16.00-16.30 – Coffee break
16.30-18.00 – Students PhD work presentations 2

Thursday, July 9th, 2020
10.00-11.30 – Theoretical session: “The keys for innovation and                  entrepreneurship in Media”
11.30-12.00 – Coffee break
12.00-13.00 – Students PhD work presentations 3
13.00-14.30 – Lunch
14.30-16.00 – Methodology session: “Mapping the internet and social media:      research methods and digital tools”, by or Tiago Lapa, director
of the MsC in Internet Studies at ISCTE-IUL
16.00-16.30 – Coffee break
16.30-18.00 – Students PhD work presentations 4
20.00 – 24.00 – Celebration dinner & party

Friday, July 10th, 2020
10.00-11.31 – Theoretical session: “Platforms and Algorithms: Challenges for the media”
11.30-12.00 – Coffee break
12.00-13.00 – Students PhD “collaborative research development” meeting
13.00-14.00 – Closing session and certificates delivery
14.00-15.00 – Informal Lunch

Coordination
Gustavo Cardoso
Miguel Crespo
Ana Pinto-Martinho
Rita Sepúlveda

Team
• Mikko Grönlund, Research Manager at Brahea Centre for Training and              Development, University of Turku, Finland.
• James Breiner, visiting professor of communication at the University of
Navarra,Pamplona, Spain.
• Gustavo Cardoso, full professor, headmaster of the Communication Sciences
department at ISCTE-IUL, director of OberCom (the Portuguese Media and
Communications Observatory)
• Joana Azevedo, director of the MsC in Communication, Culture and Information
Technology at ISCTE-IUL
• Tiago Lapa, director of the MsC in Internet Studies at ISCTE-IUL.
• More to be announced soon

General Information
ECTS: 6
Event Dates 7 to 10 July, 2020
TimeTable 25 hours
Value EUR 249 (includes social event, coffee breaks, celebration dinner) Early Birds (full registration before March 31st, 2020) will obtain a reduction of EUR 50.
A deposit of EUR 50 is requested on application, which is only refunded in case of nonacceptance.

The program fee includes:
• tuition
• use of the library, PC labs and additional ISCTE-IUL service facilities
• welcome social events
• Lunch on Wednesday and Thursday
• Coffee Breaks
• Celebration dinner and party

Place
ISCTE-IUL | Lisbon ISCTE – Lisbon University Institute provides its faculty, staff and students with all the resources needed to develop an attractive working environment. Facilities include more than 50 classrooms, several auditoriums (with between 100 and 500 seats), well equipped computing rooms for training (wi-fi is also available throughout the campus), classes and individual work and research, one of the largest university libraries in Portugal, more than 6 restaurants and bars, and plenty of space for leisure activities. The Students’ Association is very active in developing cultural, leisure and sport activities for the student community.

Accommodation
University Residence Professor José Pinto Peixoto, ISCTE-IUL meets some of the
accommodation needs of its visiting students and teachers. It is very small and we cannot guarantee accommodation. For further information contact the residence directly. We will provide a list of some places where you can try to book and will deliver it to all applicants.

What about ISCTE-IUL and Lisbon?

The emma 2020 Doctoral Summer School will be held at ISCTE-IUL, a public university established in 1972. Pursuing teaching, research and community service activities, it plays a major role in educating qualified specialists and personnel, whose cultural, scientific and technical skills enable them to contribute to sustainable development both at the national and the global level. The strategic objectives of ISCTE-IUL are: innovation, quality, internationalization and development of an entrepreneurial culture.

With approximately 9000 students enrolled in undergraduate (46%) and postgraduate (54%) programs, 450 teachers and 220 non-teaching staff, ISCTE-IUL is proud to be one of the most dynamic and innovative universities in Portugal. ISCTE-IUL is a research university, with eight units performing high-quality research, recognized in periodical assessments by the Foundation for Science and Technology. Facing high demand, the student vacancies at the ISCTE-IUL have always been fully occupied. You can discover more on ISCTE-IUL HERE.

The university is located at a central and easy access location in Lisbon (subway, buses, etc.), many hotels, hostels and airbnb’s nearby, and lots of places to eat (in and outside the university).

Lisbon Airport is inside the city (less than 10 minutes from the university campus), we have direct flights from most of the European capitals and many other cities, and lots of low-cost flights.

Also, Lisbon is still cheaper than most of the Western and Northern European cities.
And we have sun, hot weather and nice beaches just outside Lisbon to all the students that might want to relax for a few days after the emma Doctoral School.

Number of Places
25 (maximum)

Important Requisites:
Please note that a good command of English is a mandatory requirement, but all sessions will be Portuguese and Spanish friendly (if you have any question regarding your English proficiency please contact Miguel.crespo@iscte-iul.pt).
If you need a Visa we strongly recommend to apply during the first phase (until March 31st 2020).

Registration Calendar

Early Birds (199,00€ Fee) – 1st phase | until 31 March 2020 | Notification of acceptance on 10 April 2020
Regular Registration (249,00€ Fee) 2nd phase | 1 April 2020 – 30 June 2020 | Notification of acceptance until 2 July 2020

In order to apply you can make a pre-registration right now. When asked to proceed to the full registration, you will need to attach a scanned copy of your ID (EU citizens) or Passport, a digital photo (passport format), your Diploma(s), Curriculum Vitae (optional).

Your application will only be considered after the deposit payment that should be done by bank transfer to

IPPS-IUL – Instituto para as Políticas Públicas e Sociais
NIB: 0036 0000 99105886113 55
IBAN: PT50 0036 0000 9910 5886 1135 5
BicSwift: MPIOPTPL
Name: IPPS-IUL – Instituto para as Políticas Públicas e Sociais
Adress – Rua Castilho – 5º piso 1250-066

Payment by Paypal: upon request by email to geral.ipps@iscte-iul.pt. Each transaction increases 2.9% to the payment value.

For help during your application process please contact geral.ipps@iscte-iul.pt.

Contacts
IPPS-IUL – Instituto para as Políticas Públicas e Sociais
Av. das Forças Armadas, Building I, office 2SE03, 1649-026 Lisboa
Hours: Monday to Friday, from 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:30 to 18:00
Email – geral.ipps@iscte-iul.pt.

Website: emma – European Media Management Association https://www.mediamanagement.eu/

Partnerships
CIES-IUL, IPPS, ISCTE, emma

Job Alert: Fordham University Seeks Assistant Professor in Communications and Media Management

The Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University welcomes applicants to fill an opening for an assistant professor position in the Communications and Media Management Area starting in the Fall 2020 Semester.

We are looking for faculty with strong research and teaching potential in all areas of media management, with possible research specializations in any of the following areas (this list is not exhaustive, and we are open to other areas of research as well: digital media, media economics, media strategies, media product development, social media, audience behavior, and metrics – as we have immediate teaching needs in these areas. Other areas may also include communication in international and organizational contexts.

Communications and Media Management Area includes scholars with experience and interest in the business of communication industries as well as communication practices in business. We administer undergraduate majors and concentrations related to our field (Communications and Media Management, Digital Media and Technology) and we participate in interdisciplinary programs across campuses. We also offer MS in Media Management, and contribute to MS in Strategic Marketing Communications (online) as well as offer specialized classes to our MBA programs in the areas of media management and organizational communication. Our programs have a strong focus on international business.

The Gabelli School of Business offers courses on two campuses, one at Lincoln Center in Manhattan and one in the Fordham section of the Bronx. Faculty will teach at our Rose Hill Campus located in the Bronx where our undergraduate program is based, and our Lincoln Center Campus in Manhattan which features our graduate program and recently launched undergraduate Digital Media and Technology program. Faculty can be assigned to either campus or both.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will possess a Ph.D., but ABD candidates will also be considered. All candidates should be dedicated to excellence in teaching and research.

We seek candidates who can teach undergraduate and graduate courses in one or more of the following: digital media, the business of new media, and media strategy. The ability and expertise to teach courses in business communication and leadership communication is a definite plus.

Application Instructions
Applications should include:

a cover letter outlining your areas of research and teaching philosophy
a curriculum vitae
names and contact information for at least three references
a sample of scholarly work
evidence of teaching effectiveness.
For questions about this position, please contact the Area Chair, Bozena Mierzejewska at bmierzejewska@fordham.edu.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We encourage early submission as decisions will be made once suitable candidates have been identified. We will no longer view applications after January 31, 2020.

To apply, applicants should go to https://apply.interfolio.com/72576, click “Apply Now”, enter your name, email, and create a password, at which point you will be immediately dropped in the application.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Fordham University is an independent, Catholic university in the Jesuit tradition and welcomes applications from men and women of all backgrounds. Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, people of color, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Consistent with our Jesuit tradition, we believe that cultural and intellectual diversity is central to the excellence of our academic program and strive to create an academic community and campus culture that attracts and facilitates the development of teacher-scholars. We are especially interested in candidates with substantive experience and commitment to teaching and mentoring students from a range of social, cultural, and economic backgrounds. Having a diverse and inclusive community is a key part of Fordham’s Strategic Plan and emphasized in University President Fr. McShane’s November 2016 Response to the Diversity Task Force. Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business is accredited by the AACSB. Hiring is subject to final budgetary approval.