Newsletter April 2021

Dear RC17 members,

We hope that you are all doing well. Between February 23 and 28, the IV ISA Forum of Sociology took place. RC17 organized 14 sessions on 10 topics featuring fascinating discussions and facilitating inspiring debates. You can access the Forum’s sessions down below.

We are also happy to announce that the Brazilian theory journal Teoria e Cultura will dedicate a Special Issue on the Forum’s RC17 sessions.

If you have any suggestions, announcements, publications, or call for papers for the next newsletter, please contact our newsletter editor Michael Grothe-Hammer (

ISA Forum of Sociology

RC17 Conference Program & video recordings

You can access the RC17 program for the ISA Forum 2021 under the following link:

You can access the sessions via these links:

The Brazilian theory journal Teoria e Cultura will dedicate a Special Issue on “Collective action, social movements, and organization” that is open for all participants of the RC17 ISA Forum sessions. Thiago Duarte Pimentel and Michael Grothe-Hammer will co-edit the issue. For more information on the journal visit:

Call for Papers

Luhmann Conference 2021

Theme “Risks and Pathologies. Observed with Social Systems Theory”

Dubrovnik, Croatia, 14-17 September 2021


  • Lars Clausen, UCL University College, Denmark, and Next Society Institute, Lithuania
  • Gorm Harste, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Klaus Laursen, Aarhus University, Denmark, and Next Society Institute, Lithuania
  • Steffen Roth, La Rochelle Business School, France, and University of Turku, Finland
  • Kresimir Zazar, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Theme: In the year 2020, the world was hit by an unprecedented and ongoing crisis in the form of a pandemic announced after the detection and global spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus.  This pandemic as well as the corresponding mitigation measures affected most countries not only as a health issue, but also as an economic, legal, or educational challenge. As the probably most obvious effects, the crisis caused administrative responses of so-far unknown intensity, including massive influence on social and mass media activities.

However, the coronavirus pandemic is not the only current world crises. The world climate crises, the refugees’ crises of the Middle East, Central Africa and Southern Europe, together with a political crisis manifesting itself in a growing mistrust of political institutions and populism, all pose significant challenge to world society and its segments.

Against this backdrop, the conference convenors invite contributions that …

Read the full call for papers here: 

Deadline for submission of abstracts (400-800 words) is 15 August 2021.

Publication announcement

M@n@gement 24(1) – New issue

From the co-editors in chief of M@n@gement:

Dear colleagues,

In this tough period, we are grateful for the opportunity to share with you this first issue of the year 2021, in the entirely free and open access journal M@n@gement.

As always, this issue 24(1) illustrates the diversity and plurality of the AIMS community, its openness and inclusiveness, both methodological and theoretical, through five original research articles. You will read a contribution by Antonio Giangreco, Barbara Slavich, Alessandro Piazza, Fabrizio Castellucci, Cyrus Mohadjer on the role of celebrity and status in the performance-pay relationship in the case of the major football leagues in Europe. In their paper, Christian Stutz, Antti Ainamao and Juha-Antti Lamberg propose to integrate two separate research fields, corporate decline and turnarounds as well as the strategic use of history, in order to proposing ways in which strategists can work with, and through time in managing and turning around declines. Pierre-Xavier Meschi, Antonin Ricard and Ernesto Tapia Moore’s paper investigates whether pre-internationalization conditions improve the performance of first-time exporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). In their article, Jean Nizet, Pauline Fatien Diochon, Lakshmi Balachandran Nair explore how individuals make ethical decisions in the face of conflicting commitments, in investigating the particular context of executive coaching. Finally, Isabelle Martinez, Claire Gillet-Monjarret and Géraldine Rivière-Giordano look at how companies perceive the external third party that checks the information on corporate social responsibility that they publish.

To complete this issue, Hélà Yousfi proposes an unplugged discussion on the issues raised by postcolonial and decolonial approaches in the context of international management.

We would like to thank all those who contributed to this issue: authors, reviewers, readers, former co-editors in chief, senior editors, our publishing editor Open Academia, CNRS INSHS, and AIMS.

Have a good read, New Year!

On behalf of the editorial team,

Héloïse Berkowitz and Hélène Delacour
Co-editors in chief of M@n@gement


M@n@gement website:


M@n@gement 24(1)


The Role of Celebrity and Status in the Performance–Pay Relationship: Evidence from the ‘Big Five’ European Football Leagues
Antonio Giangreco, Barbara Slavich, Alessandro Piazza, Fabrizio Castellucci, Cyrus Mohadjer

Counter-Clock World: How Planning Backwards Helps in Moving Forward in Collapsing Environments
Christian Stutz, Antti Ainamo, Juha-Antti Lamberg

Pre-Internationalization and Performance Conditions of First-Time Exporting SMEs
Pierre-Xavier Meschi, Antonin Ricard, Ernesto Tapia Moore

When Commitments Conflict: Making Ethical Decisions Like a Funambulist
Jean Nizet, Pauline Fatien Diochon , Lakshmi Balachandran Nair

The Role and Effectiveness of Corporate Social Responsibility Assurance in a Mandatory Setting: Professional Accountants’ Perceptions
Isabelle Martinez, Claire Gillet-Monjarret , Geraldine Rivière-Giordano


International Management, Should We Abandon the Myth of Cultural Hybridity? A Re-examination of the Contribution of Postcolonial and Decolonial Approaches
Hèla Yousfi

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