9th International Critical Finance Studies Conference

Venue: University of Leicester

Date: Thursday 3 August - Saturday 5 August 2017

Call for Papers

Papers that engage with the discourse of financialisation, perhaps in unexpected spheres or through historical examples, are especially welcome, as are new approaches to ‘high finance.’We invite papers that critically discuss the workings of finance in novel ways.  Please note the deadline for the Call for Papers is Friday 31 March 2017.

If you require accommodation there are a number of hotels and guest houses nearby, including the University of Leicester College Court Conference Centre. Please note that hotel bookings are your responsibility and are not made via the University of Leicester.

Please visit the booking site to register for the conference. Please note registration closes on Friday 21 July. 


Scaling Sustainability: Regulation and Resilience in Managerial Responses to Climate Change

College Court, Knighton Road, Leicester LE2 3UF

Friday 20 May 2016

1st Conference on Management and Environmental Sustainability organised and hosted by the University of Leicester’s Management and Environmental Sustainability Network in collaboration with the BAM Sustainable and Responsible Business Special Interest Group

Call for papers

This interdisciplinary conference accepts research papers from all fields of management, economics and related areas, including doctoral students. Collaborative papers between academics and practitioners are also welcome.



Publishing in 4* Journals?

Presenter: Professor Paul Edwards, University of Birmingham

Date & Time: 11 May 2016, 2.00pm - 3.30pm

Venue: Attenborough Building, Room 001.

Paul was previously the editor of Work, Employment and Society and is currently Editor-in-Chief of Human Relations. In addition to these roles Paul has published widely on conflict in the workplace, industrial relations in multinational firms, ethnic businesses and migrant labour in SMEs. Paul was also a member of the Management and Business Panel in last two REF exercises. Paul currently has responsibility for research mentoring of junior colleagues in Birmingham Business School.

Making the ‘Precariat’: Unemployment, Insecurity and Work-Poor Young Adults in Harsh Economic Conditions

College Court Conference Centre, Leicester

14 July 2014

Earlier approaches to the study of difficulties encountered in the transitions from education to work focused on the experience of unemployment, especially long-term unemployment, but the greater complexity of transitions calls for a new approach and suggests the need for fresh understandings of vulnerability in the context of early careers. Rather than casting aside valuable knowledge produced in earlier periods, we believe that valuable lessons can be learnt through re-analysing older data through a contemporary conceptual lens.

This one day conference will begin to address some of these issues by focusing on the 1980s, using historic datasets, and the present day, using contemporary data from Understanding Societies, in order to enhance our understanding of unemployment, insecurity and work-poor young adults in harsh economic conditions.

Licence to Kill: The Organization of Destruction in the 21st Century

Lancaster University

15 September 2014

An Autumn Workshop, sponsored by ‘Organization’.

From the Past to the Present and towards Possible Futures: The Collected Works of Norbert Elias

College Court Conference Centre, Leicester

20 - 22 June 2014

In 2014 the eighteenth and final volume of the Collected Works of Norbert Elias in English will be published by University College Dublin Press. The conference marking the completion of the project will appropriately be organised by the University of Leicester, where Elias lived and taught from 1954 to 1977.

The collected works is sponsored by The Norbert Elias Foundation, The Sociological Review and The University of Leicester.

The Search for Financial Stability: Models, Policies and Prospects

East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham

26-28 June 2013

The IFABS 2013 conference is jointly organised by the University of Leicester, University of Cambridge and University of Warwick in association with the Journal of Banking and Finance.

Seventh International Quantum Interaction Conference

University of Leicester

25-27 July 2013

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Edward Nelson
Department of Mathematics, Princeton University, USA

Professor Samson Abramsky
Christopher Strachey Professor of Computing, Oxford University, UK

Professor Basil Hiley
Emeritus Professor of Physics, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK

Accepted papers will be published by Springer in the 'Lecture Notes in Computer Science' series

'Who and what is management for?'

University of Leicester

10 January 2013

A joint one day postgraduate conference with support from the BSA.

Employability and the Graduate Labour Market

University of Leicester

22 June 2012

Postgraduate Day event sponsored by the British Sociological Association and hosted by the Centre for Labour Market Studies.

Debate on the relationship between higher education and the labour market is not a new area of discussion, but in recent years, particularly in the current economic climate, it has gained prominance. The aim of the day is to provide a forum in which postgraduate researchers can exchange ideas and research experience alongside some of the field leading scholars and professionals actively working in this area. As such, we would encourage the involvement of postgraduate researchers that are keen to share their perspectives on higher education, employability, transitions and the graduate labour market.

Keynote speakers

The relationship between higher education and employment - making sense of the evidence

The relationship between higher education and employment - making sense of the evidence
Professor Kate Purcell and Professeor Peter Elias, University of Warwick

Globalisation, employability and the graduate labour market
Professor Philip Brown, Cardiff University

Reflections from Practice
Bob Athwal, Director of the Careers Service, University of Leicester
Zara Hooley, Leicester Award Coordinator, University of Leicester

Welcoming address
Professor Sir Bob Burgess, Vice-Chancellor, University of Leicester

Closing remarks
Dr John Goodwin, CLMS Co-director, University of Leicester



Badiou, Business, Ethics

University of Leicester

26-28 May 2011

Three day symposium on business ethics in the light of the work of Alain Badiou.

Islamic Perspectives on Management and Finance

University of Leicester

2-3 July 2009

Call for Papers

The State of Things
University of Leicester
29 April - 1 May 2009

Three day conference on the study of objects and artifacts and the various logics and dispositifs that underlie the formation of their fields of power, while combining them with modern and more classical forms of political economy.

2nd Conference of Practical Criticism in the Managerial Social Sciences

University of Leicester

8-9 January 2009

Conference of Practical Criticism in the Managerial Social Sciences

University of Leicester

15-17 January 2008

International Training Workshop on Performance Measurement

UK Efficiency & Productivity Analysis Network (UKEPAN)

Efficiency and Productivity Research Unit (EPRU)

2-7 July 2007

Identity, Ideology and Idiosyncrasy

7th International Conference on Organizational Discourse


26-28 July 2006

The Future in The Present: Occupying the Social Factory

Centre for Philosophy and Political Economy (CPPE)

University of Leicester

2-3 May 2006

Towards a Cultural Studies of Organizations

International Workshop

University of Leicester

10-11 November 2005

Efficiency & Productivity Analysis: Theoretical Issues & Practical Concerns in International Perspective

UK Efficiency & Productivity Analysis Network (UKEPAN)

Efficiency and Productivity Research Unit (EPRU)

18 February 2006

Contesting Capitalism: Practices & Strategies


University of Leicester

18 May 2005

Rethinking Foucault, Rethinking Political Economy

Centre for Philosophy and Political Economy (CPPE)

University of Leicester

17-18 March 2005


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