The Slovenian Academy of Management,
together with School of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana, and
Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, 
with the support of CEEMAN
is announcing that


6th International Conference on Management and Organization:




will be postponed due to Covid-19 virus pandemic.
It will be held in June, 2022 in Bled, Slovenia.
More information will be announced shortly.



We are witnessing an ever-increasing amount of multilevel research in organizational studies that integrates delineated research domains and offers new lenses for understanding business practice. The purpose and scope of this conference is to identify, discuss, and grapple with single- and cross-level theory, research and method issues in order to make substantive progress in our understanding of the multilevel nature of organizations. 

We strive to provide much-needed synthesis of underlying theories and methodological approaches within the loosely coupled community of organizational scholars by taking account of the fact that micro phenomena are embedded in macro contexts, and macro phenomena often emerge through the interaction and dynamics of lower-level elements. Such an approach may add depth and richness to our theoretical reasoning and likewise improve conversations between researchers and practitioners by providing insightful details concerning how organizations operate and behave.



We are proud to have some highly distinguished world-leading scholars as our plenary and keynote speakers.


Plenary speakers:

Arnold B. Bakker, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology

Research: job demands-resources model, flow, work engagement, virtues and strengths

Past president of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology; published in Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Organizational Dynamics


James LeBreton, Penn State University

Professor of Psychology

Research: personality and behavior in organizations, development and application of new statistics (including multilevel modeling)

Co-editor of the Handbook of multilevel theory, measurement, and analysis; published in Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Business and Psychology


Keynote speakers:

Oliver Baumann, University of Southern Denmark

Professor of Strategic Organization Design

Research: organization design, organizing for innovation, organizational adaptation and learning, behavioral micro-foundations of strategy, computational modeling

Published in Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Management, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science


Kim van Oorschot, BI Norwegian Business School

Professor of Project Management & System Dynamics

Research: decision-making, trade-offs and tipping points in dynamically complex settings, product development projects

Published in Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Project Management Journal


Kristina Potočnik, University of Edinburgh Business School

Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management

Research: innovation and creativity in the workplace, leadership, teamwork, managing aging workforce, early retirement

Published in Journal of Management, Organization Science, European Management Journal, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology



We hope to encourage discussion around the multilevel issues in organization and management through the following track themes and related (non-exclusive) list of topics:

Track A: Strategy and organization design (track chair: Ana Aleksić Mirić)

Track B: Business process management and project organizing (track chair: Amy van Looy)

Track C: HRM and organizational behavior (track chair: Sabina Bogilović)

Track D: Cross-level issues in organization and management (track chair: Matej Černe)


  • Distinguished (plenary and keynote) speakers
  • High-quality reviews
  • Meet the Editors’ session
  • Best paper award (announced at the conference closing ceremony)
  • CEEMAN/IMTA Best paper award for junior scholars (announced in April)
  • Academic meet-up session
  • Conference gala dinner



Hotel Astoria – a hotel at a prime location in the center of Bled, the most visited place in Slovenia, with one of the most beautiful glacial lakes in Europe, located about 50 km northwest of the capital, Ljubljana.



The conference is organized by the Slovenian Academy of Management (SAM) in cooperation with the School of Economics and Business (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia) and Faculty of Economics and Business (University of Zagreb, Croatia).

Members of the Organizing committee are:

  • Darija Aleksić, University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business
  • Matija Marić, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business
  • Rudi Rozman, University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business
  • Aleša Saša Sitar, University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business
  • Polona Šprajc, University of Maribor, Faculty for Organization Sciences
  • Nina Tomaževič, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Public Administration

Contact persons:

  • Aleša Saša Sitar, University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business (Organizing committee chair),
  • Tomislav Hernaus, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business (Program committee chair),


We are looking forward to welcoming you in June 2022 for the SAM conference in Bled, Slovenia!