Friday, 21 September 2012

CfP PhD Conference: 'Who and what is management for?'

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.

Abstracts of 300-500 words should be submitted to by 8 October 2012, or on the BSA website, including the name and date of the conference. Conference papers should be 6,000 - 8,000 words.
Please download a call for abstracts here:

Date: 10 January 2013.
Contact: Please contact Juan Espinosa C. ( for more information.

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.

Costs and Travel Grants
The costs to BSA members is £10, and £25 to non-BSA members. This money goes towards lunch and drinks for all attendees.

Thanks to generous support from the Graduate Dean at the University of Leicester, we can also offer up to ten PhD travel grants of £50 each. To apply for these please include a short grant application statement (50-100 words) stating your travel costs and needs.

We welcome contributions around these themes:

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

Dirk Bezemer, Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen Dirk Bezemer's 2009 paper "No One Saw This Coming: Understanding Financial Crisis Through Accounting Models" has been widely downloaded and discussed, and he was recently awarded funding from the Institute for New Economic Thinking for research into financial instability.

Daniel Neyland, Senior Lecturer, Lancaster University Management School 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.

Complete CfP here:

De krant De Morgen bant de term 'allochtoon' uit haar kolommen

De Wereld Morgen vroegen Jef Verschueren en Jan Blommaert die in 1992 het ophefmakende boek 'Het Belgische migrantendebat' schreven, of dat een goed idee is.

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The Educational and Labor Market Trajectories of Young Adult Children of Immigrants in Europe and the United States

The Migration Policy Institute organizes an event on “The Educational and Labor Market Trajectories of Young Adult Children of Immigrants in Europe and the United States” with a panel discussion and the launch of the following book: The Changing Face of World Cities: Young Adult Children of Immigrants in Europe and the United States.(editors: Maurice Crul and John Mollenkopf). The volume presents a systematic, data-based comparison of the lives of young adult children of immigrants in 17 cities in Western Europe and the United States, and offers important lessons for devising more effective public policies.


Thursday, 27 September 2012

14.00 - 16.00

Residence Palace, Maelbeek Room

155 Rue de la Loi

1040 Brussels


More information:

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Slotevent EOS project - Allochtoon ondernemerschap in Vlaanderen

Wij hebben het genoegen u uit te nodigen op het slotevent van het EOS project, dat de noden en behoeftes van allochtone ondernemers en prestarters in Vlaanderen in kaart bracht en “Goede Praktijken” rond het begeleiden van allochtone ondernemers over gans Vlaanderen implementeerde.

Het slotevent brengt u pakkende getuigenissen van allochtone ondernemers, formuleert beleidsadviezen rond allochtoon ondernemerschap en vertelt u meer over de concrete resultaten van het project.

We sluiten af met een netwerkmoment waar allochtone ondernemers en vertegenwoordigers van betrokken organisaties en overheden op een informele manier samenkomen.


&#61623       14u30: Onthaal

&#61623       15u00: Verwelkoming door Erwin De bruyn, directeur Stebo vzw

&#61623       15u10: Bernard De Potter, administrateur-generaal Agentschap Ondernemen: Ondersteuning van allochtoon ondernemerschap door de Vlaamse overheid

&#61623       15u20: Arne Oosthuyse, projectcoördinator EOS, Voka Oost-Vlaanderen: Het EOS project: doelstellingen & resultaten.

&#61623       15u40: Adem Kumcu, Voorzitter Unitee: Allochtone ondernemers binnen Europa

&#61623       16u00: Debat gevoed door projectgetuigenissen. Panelleden:

o   Luc Neyens, SYNTRA Vlaanderen

o   Resul Tapmaz, schepen stad Gent

o   Bernard De Potter, Agentschap Ondernemen

o   Adem Kumcu, UNITEE

o   Moderator: Greet Riebbels

&#61623       16u50: Slotwoord door Erwin De bruyn

&#61623       17u00: Netwerkingreceptie


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