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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.

The cost to BSA members is £10, and £25 to non-BSA members. This money goes towards lunch, drinks and a post-conference dinner for all attendees.

Event booking is via the BSA website and must be made by 4 January 2013 at the latest.

 

Date: 10 January 2013.

Contact

Please contact Juan Espinosa Cristia for more information or join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

 

About 

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.

Provisional Programme

The provisional programme is available here.

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, GlasgowUniversityBusinessSchool

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.

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.

 

Getting There

The University of Leicester can be easily reached by rail, bus and road. From the railway station there is almost a traffic free walk of less than a mile.

 

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Management = ‘The science of f—–g people about’

Business Studies = ‘The art of ripping people off’

 

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Capitalism in Crisis

BEYOND THE HEADLINES – THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE CRISIS

A workshop organised by the Political Economy Research Group

Tuesday 15th June, 9.00-6.00pm
John Galsworthy building JG1005 and JG1006,
Penrhyn Road campus, Kingston University

World capitalism has entered its worst economic crisis since the inter-war period of the twentieth century. Is this crisis simply due to poor regulation of the financial sector or does it reflect an intrinsic instability in capitalism? Does it mark the end of Neoliberalism? What economic policy conclusions are we to draw from the crisis and what will the new rules for financial regulation, monetary policy and fiscal policy look like? Do we need minor reforms or is capitalism itself in question? The workshop will discuss the causes and the nature of the present crisis as well as the future of economic policy, with a special focus on Europe.

Timetable

9.00     Registration + coffee

9.30     Opening (TBA)

10.00-12.00    The causes and the nature of the crisis, chair: Julian Wells

* John Grahl, Middlesex University:  Financial causes of the crisis

* Engelbert Stockhammer, Kingston University: Neoliberalism, income distribution and the causes of the crisis

* Alan Freeman, Association for Heterodox Economics: The causes of the USA’s long-term economic decline

Lunch

13.30-15.30    The future of monetary and fiscal policy, chair: Paul Auerbach

* Victoria Chick, University College London: The return of Keynes?

* Dominique Plihon, University Paris 13: The new role of central banks in financial regulation

* Philip Arestis, Cambridge University: Current Crisis and Economic Policy Implications

16.00-18.00    The future of economic policy in Europe, chair: Engelbert Stockhammer

* Costas Lapavitsas, SOAS: Beggar your neighbour and thyself

*   Ozlem Onaran, Middlesex University:  The Crisis in Europe, East and West

* Malcolm Sawyer, Leeds University: Can the European Union ever have full employment?

Reception

The Political Economy Research Group:

The Political Economy approach highlights the role of effective demand, institutions and social conflict in economic analysis and thereby builds on Austrian, Institutionalist, Marxist, and Keynesian traditions. Economic processes are perceived to be embedded in social relations that must be analysed in the context of historical considerations, power relations and social norms.  As a consequence, a broad range of methodological approaches is employed, and cooperation with other disciplines, including history, law and other social sciences, is necessary.

Booking and further information:
Participation is free, but registration is necessary at http://fass.kingston.ac.uk/activities/conferences/register/
For more information, please visit: http://fass.kingston.ac.uk/activities/item.php?updatenum=1381
For directions: http://www.kingston.ac.uk/aboutkingstonuniversity/location/howtofindus/

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Capitalist Crisis

RESEARCH ON MONEY AND FINANCE

Research on Money and Finance (RMF)  is a network of political economists with a focus on the rise of financialisation and the resulting intensification of crises. RMF aims to generate analytical work on the development of the contemporary monetary and the financial system.

RMF is pleased to announce the launch of its new website! http://www.researchonmoneyandfinance.org

The website contains details, including audio recordings, of the conference organised by RMF in November 2009 when an international group of progressive scholars from a diverse disciplinary background assembled to discuss the outcomes of the current global financial crisis. Participants in the conference, entitled “One Year on from the Panic of 2008: Whither Financialised Capitalism?”, included Gérard Duménil, Gary Dymski, Costas Lapavitsas, Malcolm Sawyer, Jan Toporowski, Paulo L dos Santos, Engelbert Stockhammer, Trevor Evans, Claude Serfati, Karel Williams, Andrew Leyshon and Shaun French, and Robin Blackburn. Streaming audio and MP3 downloads of the conference are available, as well as a selection of the conference papers, at: http://www.researchonmoneyandfinance.org/events/.

The site also contains the RMF discussion paper series, which has recently been updated with a contribution from Annina Kaltenbrunner & Juan Pablo Painceira on the effects of the financial crisis in Brazil. RMF discussion papers can be found at: http://www.researchonmoneyandfinance.org/discussion-papers/. RMF invites further discussion papers that may be in political economy, heterodox economics, and economic sociology. We welcome theoretical and empirical analysis without preference for particular topics. Our aim is to accumulate a body of work that provides insight into the development of contemporary capitalism.

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Capitalism

Capitalism

WHITHER FINANCIALISED CAPITALISM?

 

International Conference
One Year on from the Panic of 2008:
WHITHER FINANCIALISED CAPITALISM?
Saturday 7 November 2009, 9 am to 6 pm, SOAS (Rooms G2 and G3), London

09.00-09.45 Registration and Coffee

09.45-12.15: Welcome Addresses and Opening Plenary: Financialised Capitalism and the International Crisis
* Gérard Duménil, National Centre for Scientific Research, Paris: Neoliberalism adrift: Perspectives for the coming decades
* Gary Dymski, University of California Center Sacramento: Reimagining finance in a post-crisis world of neoliberal design mechanisms?
* Costas Lapavitsas, SOAS, London: Will the crisis change the course of financialisation?

12.15-13.15 Lunch

13.15-15.30 Parallel Sessions

Contemporary Finance, Regulation and the Real Economy
* Malcolm Sawyer, Leeds University Business School Re-structuring the financial sector to reduce the burdens imposed on the economy
* Jan Toporowski, SOAS, London: Institutional investors and forced indebtedness: The theory of capital market inflation revisited
* Paulo L dos Santos, SOAS, London: The distinctive content of consumption debt – Varieties of Financialisation
* Engelbert Stockhammer, Vienna University of Economics and Business: The finance-dominated accumulation regime, income distribution and the present crisis
* Trevor Evans, Berlin School of Economics: Limits of finance-led capitalism
* Claude Serfati, University of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines: From securitisation to fictitious capital : a political economy of the financial crisis

15.30-15.45 Coffee

15.45-18.00 Plenary
The Social Costs and Implications of Financialisation
* Karel Williams and Ismail Erturk, CRESC, Manchester: Regulatory closure, city elites and the politics of banking reform
* Andrew Leyshon, University of Nottingham: Financialisation ‘off-plan’: Domesticating financial futures and the
displacement of UK buy-to-let
* Robin Blackburn, University of Essex

For more information, contact rmf@soas.ac.uk, or visit http://www.soas.ac.uk/events/event54441.html
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Jeff Powell
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
University of London
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High Finance

High Finance

FINANCIALISATION

 

Upcoming Events

RMF Roundtable: FINANCIALISATION AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
5 November 2009, 5 – 7 pm, SOAS, London

Labour and the Curious Case of Mexican Bank Resilience
Thomas Marois, SOAS

Global Integration of the Turkish Economy in the Era of Financialisation
Nuray Ergunes, Maltepe University, Turkey

Emerging Economy Central Banks and the Crisis of 2007-09
Juan Pablo Painceira, SOAS

Financialisation and Regulation: The Fate of Basle II
Sedat Aybar, Kadir Has University, Turkey

For more information contact rmf@soas.ac.uk or see http://www.soas.ac.uk/rmf

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International Conference
One Year on from the Panic of 2008: WHITHER FINANCIALISED CAPITALISM?
7 November 2009, 9 am to 6 pm, SOAS, London

09.00-09.45     Registration and Coffee

09.45-12.15     Welcome Addresses and Opening Plenary
Financialised Capitalism and the International Crisis
Gérard Duménil, National Centre for Scientific Research, Paris
Gary Dymski, University of California Center, Sacramento
Costas Lapavitsas, SOAS, London

12.15-13.15 Lunch

13.15-15.30 Parallel Sessions
Contemporary Finance, Regulation and the Real Economy
Malcolm Sawyer, Leeds University Business School
Jan Toporowski, SOAS, London
Paulo L dos Santos, SOAS, London
Varieties of Financialisation
Engelbert Stockhammer, Vienna University of Economics and Business
Trevor Evans, Berlin School of Economics
Claude Serfati, University of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

15.30-15.45 Coffee

15.45-18.00 Plenary
The Social Costs and Implications of Financialisation
Karel Williams and Ismail Erturk, CRESC, Manchester
Andrew Leyshon, University of Nottingham
Robin Blackburn, University of Essex

For more information, contact rmf@soas.ac.uk, or visit http://www.soas.ac.uk/rmf

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