Theme and objectives
The resource-based view (RBV) has been one of the most cited streams of research in the management literature. This theory has been one of the few theories completely developed within the management disciplines. Since the initial pioneering research in the 80s and 90s, the study of knowledge- and trust-based resources has interested many theoretical and empirical works concerning many issues: company strategies, mergers and acquisitions, alliances and partnerships, organization and HR, innovation, marketing, consumer behavior, channel relationships, entrepreneurship, internationalization, and more. Today the postpandemic world presents new challenges for managers, organizations, and researchers on which a deeper understanding of knowledge- and trust-based resources can help and shed a new light.
Sustainability and a fast digital transformation are nowdays considered key goals for many companies, managers, public organizations, and governments under the umbrella of EU Next Generation Recovery Plan. The real challenge now is to enhance and leverage the intangible resources heritage - namely knowledge and trust - to get a more sustainable, inclusive and digital world and, as a consequence, for building a better society. In this perspective, also the long-term goals of the firm and its finalism have to be totally re-shaped. Sinergie Italian Journal of Management dedicated a special issue to this topic more then 20 years ago and many scholars have studied and deepened this multi-faced topic with original approaches in our community. This 2022 Sinergie-SIMA Bocconi Conference is a great occasion to discuss about the research efforts of our research community on knowledge and trust, also to find new ways to interpreter the future economic and social environment to face the post-pandemic challenges.
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Video recording guidelines
Full papers and extended abstracts will be discussed at Sinergie-SIMA Management 2022 Conference during parallel sessions. With the purpose of optimizing time management and of enhancing knowledge exchange between participants, the virtual parallel sessions will be dedicated to contributions discussion. Authors are kindly requested to pre-record videos of their presentations, in order to profit by extended discussion. Each recorded video presentation will be uploaded to the conference web portal (www.sijmsima.it) and will be available for registered participants who wish to contribute to the discussion and for chairs and co-chairs in parallel sessions. In addition, the texts of the full papers and of the extended abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings. When preparing their recorded video presentation, authors are required to consider carefully the following recommendations.
KNOWLEDGE & TRUST are the pillars on which to build a more sustainable and inclusive society
The conference welcomes both theoretical and empirical contributions.
It also encourages the submission of business case studies to a special session that will be organized in collaboration with Società Italiana di Marketing (SIM) and Pearson.
Topics and Thematic Groups
Based on this general idea, we welcome full papers and extended abstracts that leverage on knowledge and trust resources, resource-based theories and methods in the field of management in order to shed light on phenomena such as:
- Uncertainty, risk management, trust, knowledge, innovations and legacies of the COVID19 pandemic
- Strategic entrepreneurship for a sustainable growth
- Artificial intelligence, blockchain and their impact on management
- Big data and business analytics for enhancing knowledge and market trust
- Trust, confidence, and relationship quality within and between organizations
- Brand trust and communication strategies
- Making intangible resources and dynamic capabilities actionable
- Innovation strategies, knowledge management and intellectual property
- Coopetition, ambidexterity, and paradoxes in management and marketing research
- Redefining the firm goals and the concept of success and performance
- Stakeholders, public engagement, and agenda 2030
- Sharing and circular economy
- Business ethics, hybrid organizations and B-corps
- Corporate social irresponsibility, corruption, and wrongdoing
- Strategies of platforms, ecosystems, networks and strategic alliances
- Corporate finance, firm growth, intangibles, ESG and resilience
- Corporate governance across legal, economic and cultural contexts
- Complexity, supply chains and cross border management
- Equality, diversity, inclusivity, trust, and respect in management practice and academic institutions
- Non-market, social and political strategies
In addition to papers and extended abstracts that address the 2022 Conference themes, scholars are invited, also, to submit proposals for research in various management studies related areas; these will be discussed in the following possible thematic sessions:
Special Joint Tracks
Special tracks are co-organized with specific international scientific academies or networks and will be held within the general conference. They will give participants an opportunity to meet international research partners and present their work in a focused context. Special tracks papers and extended abstracts are required to meet the same standards as manuscripts in the general conference; they will be reviewed by a dedicated group of reviewers.
Paper Development Workshop (PDW)
This PDW aims to provide young scholars specific guidance and developmental feedback in the submission (or re-submission) of their working papers for potential publication to an international top-ranking journal. Initially, two distinguish scholars discuss on publishing qualitative and quantitative research. The second part is devoted to roundtable discussions. Papers will be allocated to specific roundtables for in-depth discussion. Each roundtable will host 4-5 papers.