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March 7, 2017


I am pleased to provide this information sent to me by Professor Kamel Mnisri, a long-time contributor and subscriber to Leaders We Deserve

As a participant in the first conference, I can recommend the mix of backgrounds of participants, the richness of contributions, and the excellent ‘fringe events’ due to the location of the conference [T.R., Editor LWD].

Please pass this information on to your own contacts.


With reference to the great success of the first Artem OCC in Nancy in 2015 we would like to announce the second edition of the Artem international conference on Organizational Creativity and Sustainability which will be held in Nancy, France, from 14 to 16th September 2017.

We intend to pursue the discussions initiated during the last edition, as well as exploring new paths. As such, our objective is to bring together scholars and professionals in areas such as engineering, arts and management to further examine and develop the topic of creativity and sustainability in its different dimensions.

Our intention is to approach the topic of creativity and sustainability from different disciplinary and thematic perspectives in theory and practice. We welcome disruptive approaches that challenge the mainstream perspective on organizational and social arrangements and the manner these can solve environmental, social, and economic problems.


Conference co-chairs: Nuno GUIMARAES DA COSTA, Stefan HUESIG, Kamel MNISRI, Klaus-Peter SCHULZ and Paul SHRIVASTAVA.

Theme: “Facilitating sustainable development through a variety of creative approaches”.

Call for papers: click here to download it.


Artem is an unprecedented transdisciplinary alliance between the Ecole nationale supérieure d’art et de design de NancyICN Business School and Mines Nancy.

Rethinking Paths on Creativity and Sustainability: ARTEM Conference, Nancy, March 26-27th, 2015

November 13, 2014

ARTEM LWD contributor Professor Kamel Mnisri reports on a conference (English language streams) to be held in France next Spring

The first  ARTEM Organizational Creativity International onference (ARTEM OCC 2015)  will be held on March 26-27, 2015 in Nancy in FRANCE

The conference theme is  “Rethinking Paths on Creativity and Sustainability” The objective of this conference is to bring together academics, managers, professionals and doctoral students in areas such as engineering, arts and management to tackle the topic of organizational creativity and sustainability in its different dimensions. Cross-field approaches that merge management techniques with aesthetics sensibility, engineering solutions with management perspectives, or management analysis with artistic tools could contribute to the provision of solutions that cater for the simultaneous need of financial soundness, organizational stability and sustainability.

We encourage cross-disciplinary perspectives, theoretical, empirical research work, state of the art reviews, cases studies, field studies and doctoral research in progress submissions will be considered. Aesthetic practices and artistic inquiries by artists, into organizational sustainability challenges are also welcome.

ARTEM “ALLIANCE ARTEM (Art – Technology – Management) RECHERCHE” ARTEM OCC 2015 Details of the conference here