Call for papers: Hidden Champions in the Connected World
Collaboration Source:
  • Members
Collaboration Type:
  • Call for papers

The National Institute for Innovation Management (NIIM) of Zhejiang University, the International Association for Management Development in Dynamic Societies (CEEMAN) and IEDC-Bled School of Management have announced their call for papers about the Hidden Champions phenomenon. It will also be the center of attention at the symposium “Hidden Champions in the Connected World” on 22-23 October 2018 at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China.

Contributions that showcase examples of successful Hidden Champions and how they fare in the conditions of a globalized world can include the following topics, but shouldn’t be limited to:

  • Innovativeness as a key success factor for hidden champions
  • Ownership of hidden champions
  • Leadership of hidden champions
  • Manufacturing capabilities and hidden champions
  • Hidden champions in global market
  • Financial aspects of hidden champion business models
  • From hidden champions to corporate giants
  • Hidden champions and sustainable development


July 31, 2018: Deadline for full paper submission
August 31, 2018: Notifications of Symposium Review Committee decisions
September 20, 2018: Deadline for final paper submission
Papers should be submitted to:

Contact Information

Dr. Shenjiang MO / Dr. Jian DU / Dr. Linan LEI
School of Management, Zhejiang University
Hangzhou 310058, PR China
Tel: (+86)571-8820 6889
Fax: (+86)571-8820 6892
Email: /

Dr. Alenka Braček Lalić / Olga Veligurska / Artyom Ushnichkov
Prešernova cesta 33
4260 Bled, Slovenia
Tel: (+386) 4 579 25 05
Fax: (+386) 4 579 25 01

More information can be found here: Call for papers: Hidden Champions in the Connected World.