The University of Leicester School of Management are running a one day BSA Postgraduate conference on 10th January 2013.
Abstracts, of 300-500 words, should be submitted to email@example.com by 8th October 2012, or on the BSA website, including the name and date of the conference. Conference papers should be 6-8,000 words.
Call for abstracts
The conference is broadly themed around Critical Management, based on the multi-disciplinary ‘Leicester Model’ that draws from across the social sciences.
Unlike mainstream Business Schools, at Leicester we are concerned with challenging the status quo and giving voice to those individuals, groups and societies who are traditionally overlooked in global management.
We welcome contributions around these themes:
1. Equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Building on our global, critical and multi-disciplinary approach we welcome research in the fields of equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Topics might include leadership, diversity, equality, employment law, workplace violence, the career experiences of minorities and the labour process in developing countries. Participants should focus on the values that global management does, or does not, ascribe to difference.
2. Critical finance. Critiques of mainstream macroeconomics, financialisation and modern finance theory are welcome. Suggested topics include global financial reform, post-Bretton Woods institutions, ‘risk-free’ rates of return, stock-flow modelling and central banking theory. Empirical contributions might study alternative economies, or describe financial crises from the perspective of disadvantaged groups.
3. Social studies of management and organisation. Building on Science and Technology Studies, this stream invites contributions in the use of ‘market devices’ and ‘organizing devices’; other actor-network approaches; and anthropological, ethnographic and sociological studies of organisations.
Costs and Travel Grants
The cost to BSA members is £10, and £25 to non-BSA members. This money goes towards lunch and drinks for all attendees.
Thanks to generous support from the Graduate Dean at the University of Leicester, we can also offer up to ten PhD travel grants, of £50 each. To apply for these, please include a short grant application statement (50-100 words) stating your travel costs and need.
Respondents and Speakers
The following academics have confirmed their attendance as speakers, and respondents to papers:
Equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace:
Fiona Wilson, Professor of Organisation Behaviour, Glasgow University Business School
Malcolm Sawyer, Professor of Economics, Leeds University Business School
Dirk Bezemer, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen
Social studies of management and organisation:
Daniel Neyland, Senior Lecturer, Lancaster University Management School Javier Lezaun, Lecturer, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford
2nd November 2012
Programme is published
30th November 2012
Last date for papers
21st December 2012
10th January 2013
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University of Leicester School of Management one day postgraduate conference.
Abstract submission: 8 October 2012
Paper submission: 21 December 2012
Contact: Juan Espinosa Cristia (firstname.lastname@example.org)