International Symposium on multinational business management | Nanjing University

datum: dinsdag 20 juni 2017

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International Symposium on multinational business management | Nanjing University

Maastricht School of Management (MSM) is a co-organizer of the Ninth International Symposium on Multinational Business Management that will take place in Nanjing, China, on 20-21 June 2017. The symposium is organized by MSM’s partner Nanjing University.

We cordially invite you to participate in this international symposium, to be held in Nanjing, People’s Republic of China on June 20-21, 2017. It will be our privilege to welcome you to share your research results, management experience, and creative ideas with participants from diverse backgrounds.

Conference Background
Facing the increased pressure of international financial crisis and economic downturns, entrepreneurship has been considered as one of the new engines of economic development nowadays. Governments are encouraging entrepreneurship with the hope that it can boost the domestic economy and guarantee employment stability. Effects have emerged that it has been a driving force for local governments to transform their development concepts and government functions. Besides, entrepreneurship also contributes to accelerate the integration of different social strata and to facilitate harmonious social interactions. In the long run, entrepreneurship has important spillover effects beyond the above areas. It could have a potential impact on such domains as the pressure for organizational change and reflections on the current employment relations management.

In order to adapt to the business environment change, it is essential for organizations to keep pace with the environmental demands. This adaptation requires organizations to obtain necessary information from the external environment, maintain and strengthen the effectiveness of organizational operations. In the meantime, the attitudes and behavioral patterns of organizational members, and the according human resource policies such as employment relations management, also require substantial adjustments. However, since organizational change could impose high uncertainty and tremendous impact on employees’ working routines, most organizations are facing resistance forces which restrict organizational change. Some of the fierce confrontations are manifested as industrial disputes and labor unrest. Such situations could be a tougher problem for multinational companies, due to the national differences in employment policy, cultural background, union history, and legal system. How can companies foster sustainable development with entrepreneurship while successfully responding to the challenges of organizational change and employment relations management?

To explore solutions to these issues, and to meet the new challenges facing management scholars, Nanjing University Business School, will host the ninth International Symposium on Multinational Business Management on June 20-21, 2017. This symposium follows the earlier conferences held in 1992, 1996, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011, and 2014. The symposium aims to provide a forum for scholars, entrepreneurs, and CEOs from multinational firms to discuss how corporations can survive and thrive in the environment of entrepreneurship, organizational change and employment relations management. We have chosen “Multinational Business Management– Entrepreneurship, Organizational Change and Employment Relations Management” as the theme of the ninth International Symposium on Multinational Business Management.

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