BSA Postgraduate Conference - 'Who and what is management for?'
The University of Leicester School of Management is running a one day BSA postgraduate conference on 10 January 2013.
The cost to BSA members is £10, and £25 to non-BSA members. This money goes towards lunch, drinks and a post-conference dinner for all attendees.
Event booking is via the BSA website and must be made by 4 January 2013 at the latest.
10 January 2013.
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.
The final programme is available here.
- 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.
- 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.
- Social studies of management and organisation. Building on Science and Technology Studies, this stream invites contributions in the use of 'market devices' and 'organising devices'; other actor-network approaches; and anthropological, ethnographic and sociological studies of organisations.
Respondents and Speakers
Fiona Wilson, Professor of Organisation Behaviour, Glasgow University Business School
Fiona Wilson's research focuses on the relationships between men and women at work. She has been involved in research on romance at work, gender and the professions and sexual harassment. She recently finished a project on banks' lending to male and female business owners.
Malcolm Sawyer, Professor of Economics, Leeds University Business School
Malcolm Sawyer is the author of 11 books, has edited 24, and contributed to over 100 chapters. He has published 90 papers in refereed journals. His research interests are in macroeconomics, fiscal and monetary policy, the political economy of the European Monetary Union, nature of money, causes and concepts of unemployment, and the economics of Michal Kalecki.
Daniel Neyland, Reader in Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London
Daniel Neyland's research interests cover governance, accountability and ethics in the form of science, technology and organization. He draws on ethnomethodology, science and technology studies, constructivism, Actor-Network Theory and the recent STS turn to markets.
Javier Lezaun, Lecturer, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford
Javier Lezaun's research interests focus on the legal, political and social dimensions of techno-scientific change, particularly in the life sciences and biomedicine.