CfP Human Relations: „Politicization and political contests in contemporary multinational corporations“

Human Relations special issue call for papers: Politicization and political contests in contemporary multinational corporations

Guest Editors: Stewart Clegg (UTS, Sydney, Australia), Mike Geppert (Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany), Graham Hollinshead (University of Hertfordshire, UK)

Submission deadline: 30 September 2016

Call for papers online: http://www.tavinstitute.org/humanrelations/special_issues/Politics%20and%20MNCs.html

 

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Tagung und Vernetzungstreffen Diversity-Forschung, 9./10. September an der Leibniz Universität Hannover

Die Fachtagung und das wissenschaftliche Vernetzungstreffen 
der Diversity-Forschenden aus Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz findet in diesem Jahr am 9./10. September am Institut für interdisziplinäre Arbeitswissenschaft der Leibniz Universität Hannover statt. Hier der Link zum ausführlichen Tagungsprogramm und zur Anmeldung:

https://www.wa.uni-hannover.de/9154.html

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CfP – AKempor 2017: Belastungen in der modernen Arbeitswelt

Hier der Call zur diesjährigen Tagung des Arbeitskreises Empirische Personal- und Organisationsforschung, welche am 24. und 25.November 2016 in Düsseldorf stattfindet. Einreichungsschluss für Beiträge ist der 30.06.2016:

Call for Papers AKempor 2016

 

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CfP: Workshop Working Time Regimes in Graz, Austria, March 2017

International Research Workshop/Call for Papers Exploring the Dynamics of Organizational Working Time Regimes: Managerial, Occupational, and Institutional Perspectives on Extreme Work

29-31 March 2017, University of Graz, Austria

This international research workshop invites empirical and conceptual papers that examine and theorize organizational regimes of excessive working hours, their emergence, evolution, persistence, consequences for employee well-being and work-life balance. The purpose of the workshop is to extend extant lines of inquiry by explicitly examining the organizational, occupational, technological and institutional drivers underlying regimes of excessive working hours in an effort to deepen our knowledge of how to change them. We particularly invite empirical studies and other approaches that look at the emergence, evolution and change of organizational working time regimes.

Organizers: Renate Ortlieb, Georg Schreyögg, Sara Louise Muhr, Blagoy Blagoev

Keynote speakers: Judy Wajcman, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, and Mats Alvesson, Lund University, Sweden

Deadline for abstracts: 30.10.2016

Deadline for full papers: 28.02.2017

The Call for Papers: CfP Workshop Graz 2017

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International CMS Website

Please check out: The new website of the international Critical Management Studies community is online, presenting news on critical scholarship and activism worldwide:

https://internationalcms.org

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„Die Macht der Pharmaindustrie“ – Dokumentation in der ARD

Nur noch für kurze Zeit in der ARD Mediathek – Eine instruktive Zeitreise durch die Geschichte und auch die Skandale und politischen Verstrickungen der deutschen Pharmaindustrie, von der IG Farben über Contergan und den Bluterskandal bis zur Auseinandersetzung um eine Positivliste für Arzneimittel:

http://www.ardmediathek.de/tv/Reportage-Dokumentation/Geschichte-im-Ersten-Akte-D-Die-Macht/Das-Erste/Video?bcastId=799280&documentId=34631386

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New Publication: Grey/Huault/Perret/Taskin (Eds.) (2016): Critical Management Studies: Global voices, local accents

Abstract

Critical Management Studies (CMS) is often dated from the publication of an edited volume bearing that name (Alvesson and Willmott, 1992). In the two decades that have followed, CMS has been remarkably successful in establishing itself not just as a ‘term’ but as a recognizable tradition or approach. The emerging status of CMS as an overall approach has been both encouraged and marked by a growing range of handbooks, readers and textbooks. Yet the literature is dominated by writings from the UK and Scandinavia in particular, and the tendency is to treat this literature as constituting CMS. However, the meaning, practice, constraints and context of CMS vary considerably between different countries, cultures and language communities. This volume surveys fourteen various countries and regions where CMS has acquired some following and seeks to explore the different ways in which CMS is understood and the different contexts within which it operates, as well as its possible future development.

Table of content and intro:

https://www.routledge.com/products/9780415749497

It was a honour to contribute to this volume with a chapter on „Critical Scholarship in Management and Organization Studies in German-speaking Countries: An Overview and Historical Reconstruction“. Beside a short overview about critical scholarship I focus on three distinct strands of thinking: ‘labour-oriented business administration’ (Arbeitsorientierte Einzelwirtschaftslehre), the ‘critique of the political economy of organisation’ (Klaus Türk), and the development of gender studies, exemplified through the pioneering work of Gertraude Krell. The chapter ends up with some general reflections about some discursive mechanism of the exclusion of critical thinking, that is the distinction between truth and ideology, a rejection of societal issues and the questioning of legitimate authorship.

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PhD Scholarship – Alternative Organizations

Leeds University Business School PhD Scholarship A Democracy to Come? Investigating Change in Alternative Organizations

Project Information: Leeds University Business School is seeking a talented and highly motivated doctoral researcher to work on a project related to Dr Martyn Griffin<http://business.leeds.ac.uk/about-us/our-people/staff-directory/profile/martyn-griffin/>’s ESRC Future Research Leaders (FRL) Grant Award. The FRL project is entitled „A Democracy to Come? Investigating Change in Alternative Organizations<http://business.leeds.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/blog/article/a-democracy-to-come-investigating-change-in-alternative-organisations-an-overview/>“ and is running from 1 February 2016 to 31 January 2019. The candidate would begin their related but independent project on 1 October 2016. They will be supervised by Dr Griffin and would join and integrate with the activities of the newly created Workplace Behaviour Research Centre led by Prof. Kerrie Unsworth<http://business.leeds.ac.uk/about-us/our-people/staff-directory/profile/kerrie-unsworth/>.

The ESRC<http://www.esrc.ac.uk/> Future Research Leaders project explores how organizations make the transition from top-down hierarchical workplaces to adopt democratic structures with increased employee power. It considers the opportunities and challenges that organizations face once they have made the transition and are attempting to initiate and pursue change with less hierarchy and more employee freedom and control. The project involves over 20 alternative organizations and hundreds of workers within alternative organizations. It documents the experience of self-proclaimed ‚alternative‘ organizations, their members and coaches as they initiate and pursue change within the workplace. In doing so, it provides a radical exploration of the opportunities and challenges faced by employees, elected leaders, coaches and HR professionals whilst adopting and sustaining democratic organizations. Related to this award, we are offering one funded PhD scholarship within Leeds University Business School. Supervised by Dr Martyn Griffin the proposed doctoral study will explore the challenges and opportunities of establishing alternative organizations that work with democratic and non-hierarchical models of management. The study will be able to draw on their existing contacts and/or those of the supervisory team to build an independent research project in this area. We welcome proposals that utilise innovative qualitative methods and critical conceptual insights to explore an original and inspiring research question within these organizations. While the broad focus of the study should be alternative organizational systems which reject traditional hierarchical management (including but not limited to co-operatives, sociocracies, holacracies and other models of democratic or self-management) the specific focus of the project is entirely open for the candidate to propose. The project might, for instance, explore the intersection of aspects like power, freedom and/or control in alternative organizations. It might explore the challenges of maintaining a culture in an alternative organization or the complexities of gender, ethnicity and/or disability in alternative organizations. It might mix these (and other) themes in new and unexpected ways. The applicant is free to develop a proposal within these broad confines to develop a project that will provide interesting and inspiring insights to the field. Applications are welcomed from any social science (or related) discipline, although candidates must have already achieved the required level of research training (usually by the attainment of a Masters) and should have some training in qualitative methods. Candidates must also have an interest in democratic and non-hierarchical organizations, given the substantive foci of the potential supervisory panel. The scholarship must commence on 1 October 2016. Supervisors Dr Martyn Griffin<http://business.leeds.ac.uk/about-us/our-people/staff-directory/profile/martyn-griffin/> (second supervisor Prof. Virginie Pérotin<http://business.leeds.ac.uk/about-us/our-people/staff-directory/profile/virginie-perotin/>)

How to Apply:

Download the full scholarship advert.<http://business.leeds.ac.uk/fileadmin/public/Student_recruitment/Student_Recruitment_Docs/PhD_forms/Leeds_University_Business_School_PhD_-_A_Democracy_to_Come.pdf>

Download the application form.<http://business.leeds.ac.uk/fileadmin/public/Student_recruitment/Student_Recruitment_Docs/PhD_forms/LUBS_School_Scholarship_Application_Form_-_A_Democracy_to_come_201617.doc>

Closing date for applications: Monday 2 May 2016 (23:59 UK time) Any application received after the deadline date or without a full set of documents as listed will be rejected.

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Jahrestagung der German Industrial Relations Association (GIRA) 2016 in Chemnitz | Employment Relations

Reblogged from Employment Relations:

Die Jahrestagung der German Industrial Relations Association (GIRA) 2016 zum Thema “Legitimität in den industriellen Beziehungen” findet am 27./28.10.2016 in Chemnitz statt. Weitere Inf…

Quelle: Jahrestagung der German Industrial Relations Association (GIRA) 2016 | Employment Relations

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CfP: Moral Struggles in and around Markets, 11.-12. November, Neuchatel (Schweiz)

Another interesting workshop. Here is a short extract from the call:

Economic activity is always “morally embedded”. Adopting a sociological view of mo-rality as historically and socially located norms and beliefs about what is right and wrong, good and bad, worthy and unworthy, a number of studies have investigated how ethics and economic activity intermingle (Fourcade/Healy 2007). That markets are “the theater of a morality play” (Fourcade 2013: 620) becomes especially visible in moments of moral struggles, where different moral views on market exchanges clash. […] In this workshop, we want to bring together a range of researchers who have been studying “morals and markets” with divergent theoretical perspectives. Indeed, contributions to the role of morality in markets have come from different disciplines and research fields who rarely engage with each other. Aspects of market morality have been ad-dressed, among others, by economic sociologists studying market boundaries or pro-cesses of valuation; by organization and (critical) management scholars studying corpo-rate social responsibility and social entrepreneurship; by social movement scholars studying the contentiousness of markets; or by anthropologists studying the meanings of economic exchanges and moral economies. We believe that in order to advance research on the moral embeddedness of markets, it is crucial to bring together this variety of dis-ciplinary perspectives. Thus with this conference, our aim is to bring researchers to-gether who already study moral struggles and processes of market moralization but without necessarily referring to the research category of morality. In particular, we seek to deepen our understanding of morality in markets in three directions.“

The workshop will take place at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, Institute of Sociology, on November 11–12, 2016. The deadline for all abstract submissions (max 500 words) is April 30, 2016. Final papers should be sent by October 15, 2016.

CfP Moral Struggles in and around Markets_Neuchatel

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