The founding of EURAM reflects the growing insight among scholars in management – that European researchers would benefit from a common academic platform for active networking as well as for the development of European research traditions. These benefits include: increased research co-operation across national boundaries; an open and well-functioning labour market for academics within the management field in Europe; and the development of Ph.D. training programmes across institutional and national boundaries. There is also a growing interest in developing concepts and methods that suit the rapidly-changing European business and management context. These include, for example, European multiculturalism and political pluralism, the historical and philosophical roots of European research traditions, and the transformation of the European economy due to technological and institutional changes.
The EURAM Annual Conferences over the years highlight some of the prevalent themes of the Assocation:
12th Annual Conference
"Social Innovation for Competitiveness, Organisational Performance and Human Excellence"
June 6-8, 2012 - Rotterdam School of Management, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Chair: Henk Volberda
11th Annual Conference
"Management Culture in Europe"
June 1-4, 2011 - Estonian Business School, Tallinn, Estonia
Chair: Ruth Alas
10th Annual Conference
"Back to the Future"
May 19-22, 2010 - Tor Vergata University, Rome, Italy
Chair: Luca Gnan
9th Annual Conference
"Renaissance & Renewal in Management Studies"
May 11-14, 2009 - ACC Arena, Mersey River Waterfront, Liverpool, U.K.
Chair: Terry McNulty
8th Annual Conference
"Managing Diversity: European Destiny and Hope"
May 14-17, 2008 - Ljubljana University & IEDC Bled School of Management, Slovenia
Chair: Milenko Gudic
7th Annual Conference
"Current Management Thinking: Drawing from Social Sciences and Humanities to Address Contemporary Challenges"
May 16-19, 2007 - HEC School of Management , France
Co-Chairs: Thomas Durand, Pierre Dussauge, Rodolphe Durand & Maurizio Zollo
6th Annual Conference
"Energizing European Management"
May 17-20, 2006 - Norwegian School of Management, Norway
Co-Chairs: Johan Olaisen & Ken Friedman
5th Annual Conference
"Responsible Management in an Uncertain World"
May 4-7, 2005 - TUM Business School, Germany
Co-Chairs: Anne Huff & Ralf Reichwald
4th Annual Conference
"Governance in Managerial Life"
May 5-8, 2004 - University of St. Andrews, Scotland
Chair: Peter McKiernan
3rd Annual Conference
"Managing through Variety: The European Style?"
April 3-5, 2003 - SDA Bocconi Milan, Italy
Chair: Donatella Depperu
2nd Annual Conference
"Innovative Research in Management"
May 9-11, 2002 - Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship, Sweden
Chair: Per Olof Berg
1st (founding) Annual Conference
"European Management Research: Trends and Challenges"
April 19-21, 2001 - University of Navarra IESE Business School Barcelona, Spain
Chair: Joan E. Ricart