Conference Organisers:

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12 - 14 July 2021

Conference theme:

Social Sustainability




EDI 2019 Conference

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in 2019: Resistance

22-24 July 2019

Rotterdam, Netherlands


The Call for papers for the EDI 2019 conference is NOW OPEN! The EDI 2019 conference will be held at the; 

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Netherlands

The EDI Conference is designed to bring together current research examining the new challenges facing the promotion of all forms of diversity, as well as the analysis of experimentation with policies and practices that seek to address these objectives.


We encourage professors, researchers, HR professionals, representative of companies and Doctoral students researching EDI to submit their work to one of the streams or to the general conference stream before April 26th, 2019. All submissions should be made via the EDI website by creating and logging into your account.


We invite full and developmental papers, extended abstracts as well as case study presentations in English. Please check the streams descriptions for more details. All accepted extended abstracts and papers will be published in the conference proceedings and delivered during the conference.


To make sure that your submissions are received and reviewed, please submit as EARLY as possible. By submitting a paper, all authors also agree that at least one author would attend the conference. All submissions will be subjected to peer review organized by stream chairs with two referees for each paper. Deadline for reviews is May 17th 2019.


Any question you may have please contact


Looking forward to seeing you in Montreal!


The conference chair, Dr Joana Vassilopoulou


Call for Papers Guidelines

Please register and submit online:

Please register (no payment of fees required at this stage), and submit online under Manage my conference.

Payment can be done later as for any conference.

Fees are not fixed yet but are in the region of 195-395 euros, inclusive of coffee breaks and lunches.


EDI Conference welcomes three forms of online submissions to regular streams:


Full papers: These are longer contributions of 8000 to 10000 words including references.

Developmental papers: These should be approximately 3000-5000 words, including references.

Case studies: These should be approximately 3000-5000 words, including references


Some stream chairs allow for an extended abstract (300 to 500 words) for the April 30th deadline. However, acceptance will be subjected to submitting at least a developmental paper in time for the second round of reviews by May 15.

Please check the possibility of sending only an extended abstract (1500 words) as stream chairs may allow for shorter or longer submissions before doing so.


Submissions guidelines:


The papers should be formatted with 2.5cm margins, double line spacing, and Harvard referencing style (see below).


Developmental and full paper requirements


·       Authors must supply a structured abstract set out under 5 sub-headings as below:

1.     Purpose;

2.     Design/methodology/approach;

3.     Findings if paper is empirical;

4.     Research limitations/implications;

5.     Originality/value of the paper.


·       There should be an abstract of less than 500 words in total.

·       In addition provide up to six keywords which encapsulate the principal topics of the paper and categorize your paper.

·       Notes or Endnotes should be used only if absolutely necessary and must be identified in the text by consecutive numbers, enclosed in square brackets and listed at the end of the article. Figures, tables and charts should be supplied within the article itself. References to other publications must be in Harvard style and carefully checked for completeness, accuracy and consistency. This is very important in an electronic environment because it enables your readers to exploit the Reference Linking facility on the database and link back to the works you have cited through CrossRef. You should include all author names and initials and give any journal title in full.



Referencing style


You should cite publications in the text: (Adams, 2006) using the first named author's name or (Adams and Brown, 2006) citing both names, or (Adams et al., 2006), when there are three or more authors.


At the end of the paper a reference list in alphabetical order should be supplied:

·       For books: surname, initials, (year), title of book, publisher, place of publication, e.g. Harrow, R. (2005), No Place to Hide, Simon & Schuster, New York, NY.

·       For book chapters: surname, initials, (year), "chapter title", editor's surname, initials, title of book, publisher, place of publication, pages, e.g. Calabrese, F.A. (2005), "The early pathways: theory to practice - a continuum", in Stankosky, M. (Ed.), Creating the Discipline of Knowledge Management, Elsevier, New York, NY, pp. 15-20.

·       For journals: surname, initials, (year), "title of article", journal name, volume, number, pages, e.g. Capizzi, M.T. and Ferguson, R. (2005), "Loyalty trends for the twenty-first century", Journal of Consumer Marketing, Vol. 22 No. 2, pp. 72-80.

·       For electronic sources: if available online the full URL and date of access should be supplied at the end of the reference.



Submission of the article


Your paper should be submitted online at the suggested deadlines. Please liaise with Stream chairs if you require extensions. Please ensure that the abstract, article category, keywords are supplied in the article document. In preparing the file, please use either Word or RTF formats, name the file as “yournamesecondnameanddate.doc”. You are strongly advised to proof read your paper for consistency, grammar and spelling.