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The Dark Side of Social Media - International Research Workshop at PSB Paris School of Business on 16th May 2017

Call for Papers

A large body of research has considered the positive aspects of social media. However, emerging research and practice are beginning to focus on complex and often alarming ways in which use of social media may harmfully affect individuals, organizations and societies. For example, data leakage prevention and suspicious networks detection (Perez et al., 2012; Perez et al., 2013), negative word-of-mouth dynamics (Pfeffer et al., 2014) and their repercussions on marketing and e-reputation (Castellano et al. 2014; 2016), privacy violation (Fox and Moreland, 2015; Krasnova et al., 2012), anxiety and depression (Krasnova et al., 2015) addiction (Andreassen et al., 2012; Turel, 2015; Turel & Serenko, 2011), misrepresentation and negative psychological consequences (Garcia & Sikström, 2014; Mäntymäki & Islam, 2016) are some of the issues that have been studied so far. Many others require a deepened interest, especially within the organizational settings, in which social media pervasive usage might contribute to jeopardize systems security (Sokolova et al., 2016), disrupt work habits and impoverish individual performance via information overload, technostress and fatigue (Kefi et al., 2015; Kefi et al., 2016; Maier et al., 2015). Larger effects include enabling racism, terrorism and cyber-crime (Dean et al., 2012).

This workshop focuses on these ‘dark’ effects of social media. The level of analysis is the individual, group, organization or the society as a whole, when those actors are interacting with the platforms, services and emerging technological artifacts commonly known as social media (Kaplan & Haenlein, 2010).


Submissions: January 15th, 2017

Notification: February 25th, 2017

Final manuscripts: March 5th, 2017

Workshop: May 16th, 2017


Submissions consist of complete researches (up to 5000 words) or researches in progress (up to 3000 words) including title, abstract, 3-5 keywords, figures, tables and references (DIN A4, 12pt Times New Roman, single spaced). No specific template is provided. The manuscripts should be submitted as email attachments to the following address: h.kefi@psbedu.paris, with the subject heading "Dark Side of Social Media 2017”. The workshop will follow a scientific procedure with selection of submitted papers through peer-review (pursued by an international program committee). A selection of best papers addressing Global Management information systems (MIS) issues will be proposed to JGTIM. Selected non –MIS papers will be proposed to a refereed international journal (to be announced soon). There will be a moderate workshop fee covering catering.

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Entrepreneurship Research: Past, Present & Future from May 10th to May 12th 2017


PSB Paris School of Business is delighted to host the Workshop Entrepreneurship Research: Past, Present & Future from May 10th to May 12th 2017. The evolution of entrepreneurship will be the core subject of this three-day meeting. Many world-renowned researchers will take part in the event and will share their experience in this research field:

  • Candida Brush  Babson College
  • Patricia G. Greene  Babson College
  • Malin Brännback  Åbo Akademi University
  • Alan Carsund  Åbo Akademi University
  • Erno Tornikoski  Grenoble Ecole de Management
  • Frédéric Delmar  Lund University
  • Dirk De Clercq  Brock University
  • William B. Gartner  Copenhagen Business School / Californian Lutherian University
  • Benson Honig  McMaster University
  • Scott Shane  Weatherhead School of Management
  • Robert Blackburn  Kingston Business School
  • Thomas J. Dean  Colorado State University
  • Shaker A. Zahra  University of Minnesota
  • Alain Fayolle  EM Lyon Business School
  • Léo Paul Dana  Montpellier Business School

If you are interested by the workshop and would like to submit your contributions, you can send them to Professor Adnane Maalaoui: a.maalaoui@psbedu.paris or entrepreneurship-future2017@psbedu.paris

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Executives come to courses offered by the Research Lab PSB-Paris School of Business – Short Programs to gain critical knowledge and best practices. You can spend from one to three days studying digital transformation or innovation management. Moreover, Paris School of Business Research LAB offers Professional Certificates for the candidates who pursue improvement in a specific area. 

2016 - newPIC RESEARCH CHAIR - Innovation Management - Intrapreneuship in large established firms 

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