The puntOorg International Journal Project


  • Luigi Maria Sicca University of Naples Federico II
  • Edoardo Mollona University of Bologna
  • Ilaria Boncori University of Essex



This issue of puntOorg International Journal (PIJ) brings together a number of shared research experiences that began in 2014 when we started the planning of a Special Interest Group (SIG 01) entitled Business for Society, T_01-03 Institutional Resistance, War of Positions and Power Maintenance for the 2015 EURAM[1] conference in Warsaw. SIG 01 then evolved into a standing track (ST 01_03 Institutional Change, Power, Resistance and Critical Management) for the EURAM 2016 conference in Paris.

Our initial idea was to further ‘contaminate’ the fields of Organisation Studies and Human Resources Management with political and critical approaches, which have became increasingly popular in various pockets of academic practice over the past two decades but not across all European countries. The Business for Society SIG seemed an ideal avenue to promote this approach and a valuable opportunity to offer continuity of thought and practice to our academic community beyond the individual conference experience. In order to facilitate this approach, we initiated a process called En Attendant EURAM consisting of a series of workshops organised at the Università of Napoli Federico II, the Università of Bologna and the University of Roma Tor Vergata. These workshops allowed participants to kick-start academic conversations and discuss the development of their research projects. Each paper was sent to all participants in the stream mailing list. The author(s) then presented the papers at a workshop in order to foster the creation of a ‘discussant community’ before the conference itself. The online steaming of our En Attendant EURAM sessions and the video-conference links also allowed us to reach international platforms and colleagues worldwide.


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How to Cite

Sicca, L. M., Mollona, E., & Boncori, I. (2018). The puntOorg International Journal Project. PuntOorg International Journal, 2(2), 68–77.