Research theme, Call for papers

Call for paper – EAMSA 2021 / GCEG 2022
The Research Group on Management Geography (ManGeo) is organizing a Special Session entitled “Management Geography – A Euro-Asia Management Perspective” at the 37th EAMSA Conference on Management Geography bringing a Euro-Asia Management Perspective to the fore. 


Global Conference on Economic Geography, June 07th to 10th, 2022 – Dublin, Ireland

Special Session: Management Geography – An European perspective
Conveners: Lech Suwala, Patrik Ström & Rolf D. Schlunze

At the 6th Global Conference of Economic Geography (GCEG) the Research Group Management Geography (ManGeo) is pleased to organize a Special Session on Management Geography.

Management geography is a new subfield of economic geography that focuses on the nexus of managerial decision-making and practices in a globalizing corporate world. The objective is to analyze the management of economic, social, and cognitive spatial realms in multi-scalar configurations that influence corporate performance through concentration, interaction, and/or perception. New methodologies have been developed to analyze the socio-economic and cognitive spatial behavior of managerial subjects.

From a European perspective we wish to show that the nexus of managerial practices is created in interconnected locations within global production networks (GPNs). Where do managerial subjects and global talents concentrate that take the challenges in the global economy pro-actively? How does European management influence and transform innovative spaces around the world? How do managerial subjects embed their decision making locally and globally? What builds up the mindscape of managerial leaders in Europe and why can we expect that European management will impact the global economy positively?


The research group ManGeo welcomes submissions in the following issues:

  1. Theorize management practices in geographic space using approaches related to leadership, international human resource management (IHRM), Cross-cultural management and communication, corporate social responsibility (CSR), Corporate governance, communities of practice (COPs), innovative practices in manufacturing and/or services, global production networks (GPNs) and networking of managerial subjects.
  2. Propose new methodologies for investigating managerial mobility, practices, preferences, networking and decision-making in private and governmental organizations transforming spaces of international economy and management.
  3. Provide empirical evidence on all kind of management issues including knowledge transfer and management as well as localizing and globalizing practices. In particular, studies that focus on managerial embeddedness, CSR, COPs, GPNs and strategic coupling of transnational firms including family businesses are welcome.
  4. Develop implications for building international social capital in governmental and corporate entities and global city locations in Europe and around the world.


For more information on the Research Group Management Geography, visit and/or contact one of the conveners by e-mail. Please submit your abstract through the conference website.



Schlunze, Rolf D., Nathaniel O. Agola and William W. Baber (eds), Spaces of International Economy and Management: Launching New Perspectives on Management and Geography, Palgrave MacMillan, 2012.

Taira, Atsushi and Rolf D. Schlunze (eds), Management Geography – An Asian Perspective. Springer, 2021 (forthcoming).