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REMINDER and UPDATE- Please submit your Paper or Proposal to 20th Annual AEPP International Conference, Vancouver, BC Canada Oct. 3 -5, 2012 fr. Dr. John Keenan!!


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Invitation!! AEPP 20th Annual International Conference - Oct. 3-5, 2102 Vancouver, BC. EXTENDED DEADLINE!!

If you haven’t already done so, please submit your paper or proposal for presentation at The Association on Employment Practices and Principles (AEPP)\\’s 20th Annual International Conference. Papers, abstracts, and proposals for presentations, case studies, panels, or workshops should be submitted by April 15 if at all possible, but we will extend your deadline if need be.
Conference Theme: “Leading 21st Century Change: Beyond Bureaucracy and Workplace Disengagement"
Location: At the beautiful downtown campus of the Segal Graduate School of Business at their Conference Center (Simon Fraser University) Vancouver, BC. See more at with links to location, hotels and restaurants, and other information
Dates: Oct 3-5, 2012
Who is Invited: Scholars, students, practitioners, executives, managers, and the public-at-large
CALL FOR PAPERS/PROPOSALS LINK: AEPP 2012 Call for Papers/Proposals is found at Email all papers and proposals in MS Word (APA Format) to BOTH: (1) AEPP Admin -; and (2) Conference President Dr. Raj Parikh at

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REMINDER and UPDATE- Please submit your Paper or Proposal to 20th Annual AEPP International Conference, Vancouver, BC Canada Oct. 3 -5, 2012 fr. Dr. John Keenan!!

  1. 1. CALL FOR PAPERS/PROPOSALS The Association on Employment Practices and Principles (AEPP) Twentieth Annual International Conference Oct. 3-5, 2012 Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC Sponsored By: Beedie School of Business Raj Parikh, Ph.D., Conference President and Program Chair, Southern Oregon University • Double-blind, full paper submission deadline has been extended to June 30, 2012. • Non-reviewed “abstracts/developmental papers” , as well as other proposals such as round-tables, panels, and workshops will be accepted until July 30, 2010. • To ensure inclusion in the conference Proceedings, authors of accepted papers and presentations should register and pay latest by July 30, 2012.The Association on Employment Practices and Principles (AEPP) and its parent, the Councilon Employee Responsibilities and Rights (CERR), focus on the quality of life in workorganizations, and promote an awareness of ethics, social responsibility and justice. We hostannual international conferences that are personal, inclusive, supportive and democratic. Wealso sponsor the International Journal for Responsible Employment Practices and Principles(IJREPP), our official journal that continues in the tradition of our 21 year history ofaccomplishments and success in developing and editing the premiere journal in this field.Special emphasis this year will include encouraging “practitioner” engagement in varied trackareas in addition to our traditional scholar emphasis.Special Paper Awards Highlights from VancouverBest Paper Award Vancouver, BC LocationBest Practitioner Award Reasonably Priced Room RatesBest Paper Based On a Dissertation Award Keynote Speaker on Conference ThemeBest Case Studies Paper Award Special Night on the TownConference Theme: Leading 21st Century Change: Beyond Bureaucracy and WorkplaceDisengagement We live in a time of accelerating change and today’s organizations are faced with increasing pressures to respond to change or be left behind. Too often the reactive response is to fall back on bureaucratic inertia, resist change, and avoid issues connected to a disengaged workforce. Obsolete models, frameworks, and approaches to change need to be replaced with more viable and effective approaches to restore a sense of new confidence and commitment to implement necessary changes in our systems and organizational structures. Human resource challenges include understanding how to re- kindle the entrepreneurial spirit in the context of diminishing resources, technological
  2. 2. change, and an increasing competitive global marketplace. Special emphasis will need to be given to more effectively fostering workforce engagement in both public and private sector organizations. Other issues involve a re-examination of our education systems to better align with preparing the younger generation for success in an uncertain future and a rapidly changing world. There is an ongoing need as well for leaders and managers, to more effectively initiate changes in organizational cultures to foster a more values-driven, and ethically grounded workplace. Also, in light of changing times, there will be an increasing need to restore a dialogue and adopt new strategies relevant to the improvement of employee and employer responsibilities and rights. With continued technological advances, government regulation, global economic and competitive issues, and changes in the makeup of society and the workforce, there will be increasing pressures on all employers to be more astute in ensuring that they develop management systems and practices, as well as employment practices that enable them to not only compete but thrive. While submissions in all areas outlined below are welcome, for 2012, we particularly welcome submissions that deal with any aspect of leading change in context of bureaucracy and disengagement in the workplace. Topics of interest are broad in nature including global organizations, multi-cultural issues, work-life balance, boundary-less careers, new regulations on employment, layoffs, unemployment, delocalization of firms, executive compensation, rights to privacy, and other areas. Papers and proposals from both academics and practitioners are welcomed. Issues might be approached from the internal and micro point-of-view, such as employee relations and HR practices, to the more external and macro aspect, such as inter-organizational alliances and relationships, as well as inter-cultural dynamics.Content Areas/Tracks  Management and Organization Studies: Organizational Behavior, Organization Theory, Organization Change Management, International Comparative Studies, Emotions at Work.  Strategic Management: Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Governance, Technology Management, Industry Studies, Alliances and Ventures, Entrepreneurship, Knowledge Management.  Employee and Employer Rights and Responsibilities: Ethics, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, Marginalization and Discrimination, Bullying, Collective Bargaining, Conflict, Privacy, Psychological Contracts.  Entrepreneurship and Innovation: The development and management of new businesses, special problems of entrepreneurs (including small businesses), new venture ideas, strategies, and venture capital management; economic development effects, innovation strategies  Policy and Administration: Regulation, Business and Society, Public Administration, International Trade Agreements.  Health Policy, Health Strategy, Health Insurance and Health Programs: Health policy, health insurance, health strategy, innovative health programs in the health industry, and employee health benefits and programs. International health programs and health policy submissions are encouraged.
  3. 3.  Human Resource Management and Development: Management Development, Education and Training, Performance Management, Compensation, Benefits, Human Resource Planning, Strategic Human Resource Management, Labor and Employee Relations, Outsourcing.  Leadership: Strategic leadership, organizational leadership, leadership education, training and development, leadership models and frameworks, cross cultural leadership, virtual leadership, leadership legacy, leading in times of economic crises, case studies, leadership assessment.  Eclectic Paradigms and Perspectives: Postmodernist, Feminist, or Critical Perspectives and Insights, New Methodological Approaches.  Curriculum/Instruction: Issues and challenges associated with teaching in the above areas as well as specific strategies or innovations.  Production/ Operations Management: The design, operation and control of production systems in both manufacturing and service organizations, capacity planning, production and inventory control, facility location and layout, operations strategy, just-in-time production systems, process technologies.  Finance/Accounting/Economics: The traditional disciplines of finance, accounting, and economics, with respect to relationships to current employment practices and principles, ethical dimensions, CSR.  Human Resource Management in the International Context: Contemporary issues and practices in HRM related to the evolving international context, cross-cultural studies, and related areas.  Public Sector: Labor relations in public management, policy making and decision making, formal public and private partnerships, public personnel management leadership, decision making and strategic management related to public sector organizations.  Education Sector: Administrative leadership, higher education, secondary education, primary education, curriculum and instruction, innovative educational initiatives, teacher education and professional development, continuing education, research and development.  Information Technology: Development and operation of computer-based information systems related to human and organizational factors, ethical issues, privacy, property rights, access, and related topics.  Marketing and Customer Relations Management: Marketing management, customer relations management, strategic planning in marketing and development, CRM implementation strategies, case studies in exemplary customer relations management programs, training and development issues and perspectives.  Violence in the Workplace, Bullying, and Terrorism: The causes and consequences of violence in the workplace, forms of violence, social psychological factors impacting violence, strategic approaches to control, bullying, employee abuse, terrorism and its causes, strategies to control terrorism, terrorism and its impact on business and governmental institutions.SUBMISSIONS (Either complete papers, developmental papers, or proposals)For Papers. Only full, complete papers (no abstracts) may be submitted and will be double-blindpeer reviewed. Accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings “CD and
  4. 4. website Publication”. Authors of “best papers,” based on audience feedback and response will beinvited to submit their papers for publication consideration in a special issue of the InternationalJournal for Responsible Employment Practices and Principles (IJREPP). The AEPP website,, provides specific details for the proper format for submissions. ALLSUBMISSIONS MUST CONFORM TO THESE GUIDELINES IN ORDER TO GO FORREVIEW.For Developmental Papers. The purpose of developmental papers is to allow authors to discusswork that is still in its developmental stage. All developmental papers will be presented togetherin the same sessions during the conference. The main focus of the sessions will be on discussionrather than on a standard presentation. Submissions to the developmental thread should beextended abstracts of 1000-2000 words (excluding references). A comment should be included atthe end of the extended abstract on how the authors expect to advance the paper between nowand the conference.For Proposals. In addition to formal paper submissions, we invite submission of proposals forpanels, symposium, roundtables, or workshops. Coordinators of such proposals should include atheme or title for the session as well as a one-page description of each participant’s role andcontribution.Submissions and Program Inquiries: Please address inquiries to AEPP and include email andfull contact information for each author and email all papers and proposals in MS Word (APAFormat) to BOTH: (1) AEPP Admin -; and (2)Conference President Dr. Raj Parikh at For any questions on specific trackchair area, please copy Dr. Parikh.For information on accommodations, Vancouver, location - see website (; forother questions - contact President and Program Chair, Dr. Raj Parikh at Southern OregonUniversity.Submissions and Inquiries: Please email all papers and proposals in MS Word (APA Format)to BOTH (1) AEPP Admin at: , AND (2) ConferencePresident Dr. Raj Parikh at The absolute deadline for receipt of full papers(no abstracts) for review as well as for refereed and non-refereed panels and symposia is 30 June2012. Submission of abstracts only accepted until July 30, 2012. Early submissions areencouraged and appreciated Authors of accepted presentations must register for theconference by 30 July, 2012 to ensure inclusion in the conference Proceedings.For information on Conference theme: contact President and Program Chair, Dr. Raj Parikh atSouthern Oregon University: