Announcing Fourth Annual International Conference on Engaged Management Scholarship Online Proceedings on SSRN

In cooperation with Watson Graduate School of Management in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University and the Executive DBA Council, the Management Research Network (MRN) is pleased to announce The Fourth International Conference on Engaged Management Scholarship Online Proceedings. These proceedings are available to all users at no charge and contain abstracts of the conference papers with links to the full text in the SSRN eLibrary.

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The Engaged Management Scholarship (EMS) conference is organized annually by the Executive Doctorate in Business Administration Council (EDBAC), which has broad international representation of executive doctoral providers. The purpose of this council is to promote the value of Engaged Management Scholarship and to raise its profile internationally. The 2014 conference was hosted by the Ph.D. in Business for Executives program at the Watson Graduate School of Management in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University in the U.S.

The 4th International Conference on Engaged Management Scholarship was held in Tulsa, Oklahoma from September 11 to 14, 2014. The theme of this conference was "bridging academic knowledge with business needs". The focus of the agenda was on research that leads to the creation and dissemination of new business knowledge that is of benefit to both practitioners and scholars. Papers presented at the 2014 EMS conference were selected through a peer review process based on the requirement that papers were scientifically rigorous, timely, and possessed clear actions for practice. The conference consisted of research paper presentations, poster sessions, panels, invited talks, and a doctoral consortium. Conference participants were scholars who are actively involved in practicing engaged management scholarship or investigating different forms of it.

Dr. Denise Rousseau, the H.J. Heinz II Chair in Organizational Behavior and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University opened the conference with a keynote presentation, on the topic of "Evidence-based Management". Dr. John Scott, Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of APTMetrics, gave a keynote talk on "Emerging Trends in Leadership Assessment". Drs. Blaine Gaddis and Darin Nei of Hogan Assessments presented the second general session on "Individual Differences in Leadership: The Impact of Personality on Judgment and Organizational Performance".

Topic-based paper presentation sessions were held during the three day conference and were grouped into discipline specific topics including leadership and strategy, marketing, organizational behavior, international business, and information technology management. This proceedings volume highlights 22 papers covering these topics.

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Michael C. Jensen and Timothy M. Devinney
MRN International Business & Management Network

Posted 2/16/15