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Responsible Management: Social Sustainability, Diversity and Inclusion

26th - 28th October 2023 | Naples - Italy

NEW DEADLINE: July 20th, 2023
Special Issue "Sustainability across cultures. Responsible manager of sustainable organizations, platform and contexts", Culture and Organization. Q1 (2021)

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- IACCM 2020 -


The International Association of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management (IACCM) is an academic forum for experts in all fields of research who take an interest in and are concerned with cross-cultural topics. The 2023 Annual Conference will be hosted by the Università Parthenope di Napoli and co-organized with the Department of Management and Quantitative Studies.
The conference aims at providing a platform for the exchange of ideas, knowledge and experiences on the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in the field of responsible management, with a particular focus on social sustainability, diversity (and diversity related processes) inclusion (or viceversa exclusion) in management and any kind of organization across countries. We invite empirical, theoretical, and conceptual papers drawing on different methodologies offering context-rich discussions of diversity, inclusion/exclusion and (in)equalities in management and organizations.

Conference Schedule

  • Doctoral Workshop: Wednesday October 25th – morning
  • Conference Welcome: Wednesday October 25th – afternoon
  • All Day Conference and Dinner: Thursday  October 26th
  • Conference: Friday  October 27th
  • Extra Social Activities: Saturday  October 28th


Villa Doria D'Angri, Naples - Italy

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We welcome submissions from both practitioners and academics. Different contribution formats are accepted to to suit different approaches and content, such as conceptual papers, empirical research, literature reviews, case studies, and practice-oriented papers, posters. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Corporate social responsibility and sustainability;
  • Innovation and Sustainability;
  • Ethical leadership and decision making;
  • Social and environmental impact of business operations;
  • Responsible supply chain management;
  • Social entrepreneurship;
  • Responsible marketing and consumer behavior;
  • Diversity in cultures;
  • Gender and gender identity;
  • Race, ethnicity and religion;
  • Cultures of safety;
  • Community engagement and development;
  • Disability in organizations;
  • Inclusion and diversity in the workplace;
  • Responsible human resource management;
  • Cross-cultural competence in public sector.

All submissions have to be made through this website (submissions opened on March 20th 2023), and you are required to choose the presentation format best suited. Please note that in some cases you might be offered a different presentation format to the one you indicated.

Please complete all submissions before the submission deadline on June 30th 2023, 23:55 CET.

Abstracts will be blinbdly reviewed and notification of submission acceptance/rejection will be given by 21st July 2023

For the submission you have to prepare a file word or pdf with two pages. On the first page, please indicate:

    • Author(s):
    • Title of submission
    • Keywords
    • Presentation Format (Standard Presentation, Doctoral Workshop, Poster)
    • Contribution to Panel (please indicate panel title and panel chair):

On the second page, please write your abstract without the indication of the authors. The abstract should not exceed a maximum of 500 words and it should answer the following questions:

  • Introduction
  • Objective
  • Methods
  • Findings
  • Implications

To compete for the Best PhD Paper Award and for the Best Conference Paper Award, authors have to submit the full paper by September 30th.

Notification of Paper Acceptance/Rejection:  July 21st 2023

Submission of Full PaperSeptember 30th  2023, 23:55 CET

The speaker will give a 15-minute talk on their chosen topic followed by a 15-minute Q&A session.

Paper presentations at the conference should normally be planned for 15 minutes. This would be followed by questions and comments for another 15 minutes. However, depending upon the number of papers in a session, moderators might recommend variations to this standard presentation format.

Doctoral Workshops are hosted on Wednesday, October 25th. Doctoral candidates will present the research leading up to their dissertations. Doctoral workshops are designed to provide a space for feedback and discussion, therefore the presentation should be shorter with more time for discussions. A limited number of bursaries will be made available to support contributors presenting their research as part of a doctoral workshop.


PhD Students have top follow the same procedure indicated below.


Submission of proposal for the Doctoral workshopJuly 14th  2023, 23:55 CET

Posters will be exhibited throughout the conference in the foyer. During a dedicated poster session delegates are given the opportunity to discuss content with the authors.

We are delighted to host a number of panels as part of the conference. Researchers working in related areas are warmly invited to submit their abstracts/papers to be considered for inclusion in the relevant panel

           Different stream and Research paradigm in Cross-Cultural management

        ➤    Fighting Together Against the Energy and Climatic Crisis

        ➤    Disability within organizations and the UN Agenda 2030: Insights and challenges for promoting inclusion at workplace

        ➤    Environmental sustainability and Industry 4.0

        ➤    Cross-Cultural entrepreneurship and sustainability: The future directions

        ➤    Sustainability in Healthcare

        ➤    Cultural differences and creativity in the workplace

        ➤    Cross-cultural management and competencies and global social challenges

        ➤    Feminist Epistemology and Social Science: A Different Approach

        ➤    Intercultural dimensions of the cross-border business curriculum

If you would like your abstract to be considered for a panel please select this option during your submission on our system (under ‘academic contributions’). Please note that we cannot guarantee inclusion even of high quality abstracts on panels, as panel spaces are very limited. You might therefore be asked to present your paper as a general contribution instead.

Researchers working on topics related to the conference and interested to organize a panel are invited to present a short description of it by March 7th at the following email iaccm.disaq@uniparthenope.it

   Call for Panel Submission Deadline: 28 February 2023

Download the submission template for the extended abstract

Download the submission template for the full paper

Download the .ppt template example

Send your proposal

• Call for Panels Deadline: 28th February 2023
• Opening of the submission system: 27th March 2023
• Deadline for call for papers/Abstract Submission: 30th June 2023
• Deadline for PhD Workshop: 14th July 2023
• Notification of accepted abstract: 21st July 2023
• Full papers submission: 30th September 2023
• Deadline for warly-bird registration: 15th September 2023

• Deadline for registration (final programme): 1st October 2023

In order to be included at the programme, at least one author of each accepted paper should be
registered by 15th September 2023.

Registration and Conference Fees

Early Bird Registration: 14 July-15 September 2023

Early bird


IACCM member, SIETAR member and Parthenope STAFF






PhD student



The participation fee includes:

  • Participation in all conference sessions
  • Two coffee breaks each day, lunches, gala dinner on Thursday 26th .
  • Welcome reception on Wednesday 25th

A program of extra social events (not included in the fee) will be published soon.

Cancellation procedure:

  • The registration of participation is binding.
  • Payments will be refunded if the conference will be cancelled by the organizer. Refunds are not possible in other cases.
  • The participation fees are owed upon registration and are payable within 7 days following submission of the registration (but not later than 7 days before the starting day of the event).
  • Participation is not guaranteed until full payment of the registration fee is received.
  • The conference program may be subject to changes.
  • Registrations remain valid if the conference has to be postponed.

Note: IACCM and DiSAQ are not responsible for any failure to perform its obligations, if it is prevented or delayed in performing those obligations by an event of force majeure. Force Majeure events include: natural disasters, terrorist attacks.


  • All registrations must be pre-paid online or by bank transfer, in Euros (€).

    Full payment must be received in full prior to the Conference. If you register at the early registration rate, payment must be received in full by the Early Registration deadline. If payment is not received at this time, your registration rate will automatically be changed to standard registration and the regular fee will be due.

Payment methods:

Bank Transfer – Transfers made must be exempt of charges to IACCM. In order to ensure that your payment is identified, please indicate clearly your full name and affiliation, followed by “IACCM 2023”. Please allow enough time for bank transfers to be received by the deadline. If in doubt consult your bank to be sure.

The deadline for payment by bank transfer is October 13th, 2023.

Account Details:

Account number: 73-10498
IBAN: AT74 2011 1000 0731 0498
Bank: Erste Bank

IACCM / Internationale Vereinigung zur Erforschung interkultureller Kompetenz und interkulturellem Management

Name, affiliation, IACCM 2023

>> Please scan the receipt of bank transfer and email to the local organiser iaccm.disaq@uniparthenope.it

>> Please be patient that it will take up to 5 days to validate both types of payment

Confirmation of registration & payment:

Your registration will be fully completed after payment.

Attendees who have registered, paid and not received confirmation within 14 days of payment, should contact iaccm.disaq@uniparthenope.it

Registration and useful information for the participation to the next IACCM COFERENCE

Download the form and fill it out with useful information for the participation to the next IACCM CONFERENCE

By registering to participate in this conference you agree that the personal data you submit will be used to process your registration and thus enable your participation in the event and your receiving updates regarding the event. Your data will be stored and processed in compliance with the EU legal regulations. Your contact information may be added to our communication database, the purpose of which is to inform on future events of IACCM.

You may opt out from being included in this communication database any time, by sending an email to iaccm.disaq@uniparthenope.it

The congress venue and area will be used to photograph and record video and film footage. By your presence in this area, you acknowledge that you have been informed that you may be recorded as part of the release in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity, throughout the known universe and the advertising and publicity there of by IACCM and DiSAQ.

Further, by your presence in this area, you grant your permission for your likeness and voice to be included therein without compensation, credit or other consideration. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.




The Department of Management  and Quantitative Studies prides itself on the high level of expertise provided in the field of management and finance, internationalization and marketing strategies, and of statistic and mathematical studies.

In the business area, the department offers specialised training in general management, competitive and growth strategies for small and medium-sized businesses, marketing management and business finance. Special emphasis is given to the study of international strategies, entrepreneurship, and local innovation systems.

In the area of quantitative sciences, the department provides specialised training in business data analysis, in the use of massive online data sources, and in the analysis of the impact of information technology on business productivity and on the social and economic conditions of Italian families. On the mathematical side, the departmental research on mathematical models and numerical methods applied to the study of economic problems and financial risk analysis deserve a particular mention.

Know more about DISAQ

IACCM International Association of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management

The aims of the IACCM is setting up an international network of experts in the field of cross-cultural competence to open the possibility for co-ordinated know-how transfer. Besides, we aim at bringing together those who work on this issue in order to promote and develop this subject collectively. The emphasis is laid on the organization of international workshops and conferences as well as to the creation of common research projects. Furthermore, it is an aim to facilitate the submission of project proposals, on the one side because the network facilitates finding suitable project partners, on the other because the existence of a consolidated network will in a sense be an encouraging argument with respect to research funds.

Know more about IACCM association and members

Chiara Cannavale

Lorenza Claudio

Bice Della Piana

Grant Douglas

Giuseppe Franzese

Senem Yazici

Yochanan Altman

Roger Bell

Francesco Calza

Chiara Cannavale

Marie-Thérèse Claes

Bice Della Piana

Sina Großkopf

Slawek Magala

Fabrizio Maimone

Henriett Primecz

Yochanan Altman

Christoph Barmeyer

Bice Della Piana

Atila Karabag

Slawek Magala

Senem Yazici

Accomodation List

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