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Young Scholars’ Workshop

Posted: March 19th, 2024 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | Comments Off on Young Scholars’ Workshop

The Young Scholars’ Workshop is part of the 15th International Music Business Research Days. Young researchers are invited to submit abstracts from all disciplines exploring questions that help understand economic and managerial problems as well as processes in the music sector and in the field of music management. The Young Scholars’ Workshop will be co-organized by the IJK and the GMM e.V., the German branch of the IMBRA: A society for music business and music culture research.

We encourage early-stage researchers, either in the beginning of their doctorate projects, or in the beginning of their academic careers, to submit paper abstracts. There are many questions that call for investigation in music business research, for example, in the fields of ecosystem transformations, the fields of digital change (AI, streaming, DIY, fan engagement, change in business models, markets and value creation), in Policy & Legislation (sustainability, cultural policy, commercialization and entrepreneurship) and in Education & Research (ecosystem entrepreneurship, new competences, music and health, curriculum in music business in its broadest sense, and the preparation of students for a sustainable future of music ecosystems ).

These research questions are not exhaustive, papers may also address other aspects. The workshop organizers strongly encourage submissions from students at all levels of MA & PhD. Students are supposed to work on their MA or PhD thesis and discuss it with senior researchers of music business research.

SUBMISSION: Please submit your abstract by April 10th 24 to [email protected] Abstracts should be 500 up to 750 words (any references are included in the word count) and should include:

  • Objectives of the research and research question
  • Brief description of the disciplinary/theoretical context/background
  • Data and methods
  • Main or expected conclusions / contribution

Please email your proposal with “YSW 2024”. Proposals must be submitted as pdf-documents and should include contact information, at least affiliation, e-mail address, telephone number and postal address of the author(s).

A maximum of 6-8 papers will be selected for presentation to guarantee a good workshop atmosphere. The sessions will combine paper presentations and discussions. Information on the acceptance of the paper proposal will be sent until April 15th, 2024, at the latest. The Young Scholars Research Day will take place on June 5th.