2nd Annual MsM Research Conference 2012 - Our Youth: Conflict or Prosperity?

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  • Management and Entrepreneurship: Challenges for Social Sustainability

    In emerging and developing countries, a growing share of the population is young. Many are migrating, and a more and more are living in culturally diverse environments. In advanced economies young people have been hard hit by an economic slowdown, rising state indebtedness, monetary instability, and spiraling unemployment. Promotion of entrepreneurship among the young has become a priority.

    How will this cohort of young leaders and entrepreneurs shape up to the challenges of global development such as energy scarcity, climate change, natural disasters, peace and security, employment creation, migration and the reach of the digital economy? Should development policies, management education and entrepreneurship promotion be done differently?

    In this light, this 2nd Annual Maastricht School of Management Research Conference will deliberate the business and policy implications and imperatives of these demographic trends and pressures. The conference is hosted and organised by the Maastricht School of Management and will take place on September 4, 2012 in Maastricht, Netherlands.

    Conference Fees and Financial Assistance

    There is no registration fee. For a limited number of applicants from developing countries financial assistance may be available for travel and accommodation.

    Conference Topics

    Papers dealing with the conference topics as listed are welcomed:

    • The impacts of population growth on world prosperity
    • Youth entrepreneurship, innovation, networking and public policies
    • Development of management and leadership skills across the age, gender and cultural divides
    • Immigration, skills, the mobility of talent: opportunities and challenges for business
    • Demographic dynamics and changing consumption patterns
    • Protecting children in fragile states and states in conflict
    • Child and youth development
    • Education and the role of policies and institutions

    Abstract / Paper Submission

    Abstracts, accompanied by a CV, should be submitted to MSMResearch@msm.nl.

    Preference will be given to original papers since all selected papers will be considered for a special publication. Applicants will be notified by end July 2012 whether or not their submissions have been successful. For accepted abstracts, full papers will be required by 31 August 2012

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