9th International Critical Management Studies Conference (8-10 July 2015)

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University of Leicester

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Is there an alternative? Management after critique

University of Leicester

8-10 July 2015

The 9th International Conference in Critical Management Studies

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This conference aims to engage thinking that explores alternatives to the ubiquity of neoliberal market managerialism, as well as rejecting the idea that there are none. Such alternatives could be understood in practical terms of specific organisational forms and practices, or theoretical developments (particularly in feminism, anarchism, communism, green thinking and so on) that may inspire a generation of new forms of localism or alter-globalisation as resistance to neoliberalism.

They may reflect personal alternatives, relating to the choices people make in terms of how to live their lives in the context of a neoliberal globalised world. Even more generally alternatives might focus on the critique of economic, political, managerial and organisational dogma, as it becomes embedded as the supposed ‘one best way’ of doing things.


  1. Open Stream
  2. Dwelling in the Ruins of Management
  3. Finance and its Alternatives: Probability, Practice and Education
  4. Managing Space with Culture: Critical Approaches to the Use of Culture in Regional Governance – Call for Papers
  5. The Ethics and Politics of Dissensus: Democracy as Alternative
  6. Food and Drink Markets: The Production and Consumption of Alternative Market Practices and Narratives
  7. Towards inclusive development? Transformations in the public, private and civic sectors in developing countries
  8. The Degradation of the Employment Relationship – Back to Work as the Focus of CMS
  9. Global elites and the transnational capitalist class
  10. Alternative insights on health and social management: Tackling and solving the wicked problems
  11. The professions in neo-liberalism: Supporting agents, resistant targets, or still an alternative ‘third logic’?
  12. Articulating the Alternatives: Writing Development Through Critical Friendship
  13. Organisation and Collaborative Practices in the Arts
  14. An experiment in critical friendship 3
  15. Taking management research beyond critique: An experiential drama workshop on Cultural Animation
  16. Organising and migration(s): moving borders, enacting transformative spatialities, creating mobile commons
  17. Fourth Wave Feminism? Bodies, Practices, Politics and Ethics
  18. Critical perspectives on place marketing and branding: beyond elitism – where to?
  19. Exploring Civil Society, Voluntary and Not-for-profit organisations as a crucible for creative alternative, democratic imaginaries
  20. Critical Entrepreneurship Studies
  21. Questioning the ‘Fixing’ of Management Education: Opening up the alternatives
  22. “Escaping capitalism’s contradictions: resistance, transition and transformation”