11th International Critical Management Studies Conference / Call for Papers
The Open University Business School’s Department of People and Organisations is excited to host the 11th International Critical Management Studies Conference 2019, in collaboration with VIDA. The theme of the conference will be around “Precarious Presents, Open Futures”.
In this spirit, we are enthusiastic in our desire to foster discussions, papers, installations and interventions regarding what it means for societies and organisations to be “open” in the 21st century. This includes, but it is not limited to:
- how being open is under attack by renewed discourses of individualised privilege and “closure”.
- what currently constitutes a radical or even revolutionary form of political, economic, historical, and ethical openness in organisations and management, and the possibilities of what this could look like in the future.
We are thus interested in critical interventions that explore timely and new concepts such as:
- digital inclusion
- decolonising data management
- ‘trans-human’ management
- open sourced organisations
- virtual progress
- global solidarity
- mobile organising
These themes all critically interrogate the ways that technologies and emerging forms of organisation can subvert established identities, processes and practices, values / ideals and open up space for new and marginalised voices to shape the present and future. Just as importantly, we are committed to “opening up” how a conference is organised and managed – inviting collaborative and creative spaces for constructing knowledge sharing between academics, activists, practitioners, artists, and policy makers.