Call for Papers

We hope to attract a diverse set of papers geographically, theoretically, and methodologically – as long as they have an explicit focus on some aspect of competition. The papers can include competition at organization, group, or individual level, as well as at the level of groups of organizations (e.g., ecosystems, platforms, meta-organizations). We also welcome papers focused on the relationship between competition and cooperation in and between organizations.

The deadline for submissions was February 29th, 2020. There will be a supplementary call for papers in late 2020-early 2021 to accommodate important new research that was not submission ready during the original call for papers. Please stay tuned for more information.

There are two submission categories: full papers and short papers. Please submit your paper to

Full paper submissions

The submission should not exceed 40 pages (including references) in length using a 12-point font and double-spaced text. References can be single-spaced. Accepted full papers are presented in paper sessions, where authors have approximately 15 minutes to present their work. Accepted full papers are considered for the conference’s best paper award.

Short paper submissions

The short paper submission category is intended for innovative work in various stages of development. Submissions should not exceed 5 pages (excluding references) in length using a 12-point font and double-spaced text. Short papers are presented as posters in the conference.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach us at or using the email addresses below:

Jukka Luoma, Aalto University (
Juha-Antti Lamberg, University of Jyväskylä (