Next CMS Conference July 2015 Leicester



The International CMS Board is pleased to announce that the next CMS
conference will take place in July 2015 at the University of Leicester.


“Is There an Alternative? Management after Critique “


The conference theme: Is There an Alternative? Management after Critique,

reflects the interest in encouraging debate about alternatives to current

forms of market managerialism. CMS has been effective at mounting a

critique of various elements of the business school orthodoxy. Examining

and promoting different ways of thinking about organizing and markets, is

still an underexplored area.


The conference aims to encourage thinking which explores the idea of

alternatives. The alternatives could be understood in practical terms of

specific organizational forms and practices, or theoretical developments

(particularly in feminism, anarchism, communism, green thinking and so on)

which might encourage the generation of new forms of localism or

alter-globalization as resistance to neo-liberalism.


The Leicester School of Management, known for its diversity of critical

management scholars, will accommodate the exploration of this important and

contemporary theme. The conference aim is also reflected through the

diversity of the city of Leicester. The pricing and bursaries for the

conference will accommodate attendance from those outside North Western

Europe. A PhD workshop before the main conference will be organized in the

spirit of encouraging PhD attendance at the conference. The diversified

spirit of the conference will also be reflected through other activities.

Keynote speakers will be invited to address the topic of globalization and

alternatives and a number of panels will include activists and

practitioners, again with a particular focus on alternatives – worker

managed firms, co-operatives, complementary currencies and more.


Please visit the CMS website for further details An official call for themes and workshops and

further details will be distributed early next year. We look forward to

welcoming you at the Conference.






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