Strategic Direction

ISSN: 0258-0543

Article publication date: 23 May 2008



(2008), "Diary", Strategic Direction, Vol. 24 No. 7. https://doi.org/10.1108/sd.2008.05624gac.001



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Article Type: Diary From: Strategic Direction, Volume 24, Issue 7.

Contact: Delphine Hauspy, Conference Organizer, EFMD. E-mail: Delphine.Hauspy@efmd.org; Web site: www.marcusevans.com

EFMD Annual Conference 2008 Oslo, Norway, 8-10 June 2008

Theme: Does management education really matter?

This Annual event is for all those interested in management development & management education. EFMD members, companies, educational institutions and other associations will bring diverse perspectives and rich discussions on the theme.

Speakers include:

  • Andrew Pettigrew Dean, University of Bath, UK.

  • Julius James Executive Director, HR, Learning & Development, UBS, UK.

  • David Champion Senior Editor, Harvard Business Review.

Contact: Lim Am Mee; Conference Organizer, Marcus Evans. Tel: +60 (3) 2723 6763; E-mail: LimA@marcusevanskl.com; Web site: www.marcusevans.com

Strategic Human Resource Outsourcing Shanghai, China, 19 to 20 June 2008

This Strategic Human Resource Outsourcing conference will examine HRO patterns in Asia and China, HRO alignment solutions and provide best practices in China HRO. Numerous case study and in-depth analysis in this conference will clarify your confusion on how to become more strategic in your HRO planning and execution to enhance management of your enterprise, people and overall performance.

Key features:

  • Updating the latest trends and hot spots in offshore and nearshore HRO in China and Asia market.

  • Changing management strategies to realise the intended results of HRO.

  • Developing useful methodologies for service provider selection and HRO partnership management.

Contact: Academic Secretariat. Conference Organizer, European Group for Organizational Studies. Tel: +31 20 598 6762; E-mail: egos2008@fsw.vu.nl; Web site: www.egosnet.org/conferences/collo24/colloquium_2008.shtml

24th EGOS Colloquium Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 10 to 12 July 2008

Intense media coverage of organizational crises, scandals and disasters has brought the darker side of organizations to the forefront of public attention in recent years. Yet, organizational theory has paid little attention to organizations causing or facing disorganization, disorder and decay. It could be and perhaps should be more upsetting to management and organizations by unmasking organizational rhetoric and revealing actual practices or develop counterintuitive interpretations and groundbreaking, provocative theories; qualities that give organization studies a dynamic and slightly unsettling quality by being in counterpoint to the orthodoxy of mainstream thinking. Investigating the implicit or even silent features of organizational life and organized societies is a key task for organizational research in its role of upsetting the easily observed and taken-for-granted aspects of organization. The challenge for the field of organization studies, and for this conference, is to address theoretical implications of upsetting events and develop insights that upset the field of organization studies anew.

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