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Decentralization and Networks

The first interdisciplinary workshop „Decentralization and Networks“ will take place in Siegen, Germany from November 24th to 25th. The workshops’ objective is to provide an overview of recent scientific con-tributions to network research and decentralization tendencies. Scientific discussions and the exchange of ideas among researchers and other scientific staff are explicitly encouraged at this event. To foster scientific discussion and exchange with international researchers, both English and German language tracks are planned.

We invite authors to submit currently unpublished (quantitative and qualitative) contributions, reporting on either work under development or completed projects about theoretical aspects or practical implications of the workshop topics.

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Dr. Jörg Sydow, Freie Universität Berlin

Submissions for research papers will be welcome on the following or related topics:

• Intra- and Interorganisational Networks and Cooperation

• Internationalization and Strategies of Decentralization

• Decentralization and International Human Resource Management

• Decentralization of Public Services

• Family Businesses and Networks

• Internal Capital Markets and Capital Allocation

• The Legal Perspective of Business Networks

• Communication and Cooperation Infrastructure for Decentralized Organizations

• Networks and Entrepreneurship

• Decentralization in Different Markets

• The Role of Networks for SMEs

• Innovation Management: bridging the tension between centralized and decentralized organizations

Contributions that cannot be sorted into any of the above topics may be submitted for an “open track”.

Deadline

Interested participants need to submit an extended abstract (2-4 pages) of their paper by August 01st, 2011 (deadline). Please submit abstracts to arndt.werner@uni-siegen.de. All abstracts will be reviewed by at the conference organizers until September 01st, 2011.

With this workshop we offer a high quality interdisciplinary scientific event. Selected contributions will therefore be offered the possibility of being published in either of the following two journals:
· International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing (VHB – “C“)
· Zeitschrift für KMU und Entrepreneurship

Event

Decentralization and Networks

The first interdisciplinary workshop „Decentralization and Networks“ will take place in Siegen, Germany from November 24th to 25th. The workshops’ objective is to provide an overview of recent scientific con-tributions to network research and decentralization tendencies....