The number of participants at the European Academy of Management (EURAM) this summer is expected to reach 1,700. EURAM is organized by the University of Iceland's Faculty of Business Administration 19 - 22 June 2018. This is one of the largest conferences held in Iceland.
The European Academy of Management is a learned society of 49 countries founded in 2001. It aims at advancing the academic discipline of business administration; both with regards to research and the creation of knowledge. The University of Iceland's Faculty of Business Administration procured the right to organise the conference in Iceland in 2016 and preparations have been ongoing ever since.
The application process for hosting the conference was conducted in collaboration with the University of Iceland, Meet in Reykjavík, the City of Reykjavík and the President of Iceland. The head of the organizing committee for EURAM 2018 is dr. Eyþór Ívar Jónsson, assistant professor at the Faculty of Business Administration and director of the Research Centre on Governance. He will, furthermore, take place on the EURAM board this year when Iceland becomes the 50th member country.
The EURAM conference is one of the largest in the field of business administration in Europe, and the largest conference held in this field in Iceland. The deadline for research scholars to send in their application for introducing their research at the conference was at the beginning of the year. Around 2,000 applications were received. This is a 60% increase of application from the last conference held last year at the University of Strathclyde í Glasgow in Scotland. The organizing committee has thus had their hands full evaluating applications and in the end decided to invite academics of 1,200 studies to deliver presentations at the conference in June.
In addition to these presenters there are other conference participants, so the combined number of attendees is estimated to be around seventeen hundred; making in one of the largest conferences ever held in Iceland.
The theme of the conference is Research in Action – Accelerating knowledge creation in management, and it takes place on University campus. The latest research in diverse aspects of business administration, including management, policy making, innovation, globalisation, and governance. A special meeting for doctoral students in business administration will be held 17 - 19 June in connection with the conference.