Held at the University of Suffolk, 10-11 July 2018.
The deadline for submissions is Monday 30th March 2018.
We are excited to announce that the call for papers for our Storytelling Conference is now open. We invite papers that theoretically and empirically engage with a broad range of disciplines reflecting the diverse nature of storytelling and stories substantively and methodologically.
The conference aims to bring together established academics, early career researchers, PhD candidates and students. Topics covered by this call could include but are not limited to:
Stories as a research method(ology)
Storytelling in the workplace
Stories of place, space, movement and migration
Archaeological and historical stories
Children, stories and storytelling
Health and wellbeing
Stories in and of education
The organisation of story
The storytelling business
Sex and sexuality
Disability and activism
Cultures and communities
Stories and popular culture
We welcome traditional presentations of 20 minutes with additional time for questions, pre-formed panels of speakers, and posters; as well as alternative modes of presentation including performance, film, photography etc.
Please send 250 word abstracts for a 20 minute presentation, 500 word abstracts for panels and 150 word abstracts for posters: firstname.lastname@example.org
The 10th International Conference in Critical Management Studies Edge Hill University, July 3–5, 2017
Abstracts of no more than 500 words are requested for papers in this stream. Abstracts should be emailed to Dr Will Thomas email@example.com by 31 January 2017.
The aim of this stream is to enhance the development of innovative and multidisciplinary research in the field of health and social care management. The stream tempts researchers to re-imagine, re-think and re-shape the understanding of care organizations and management through critical orientation. We welcome discussions of challenges, innovations or insights that are particular to individual contexts or systems or those which apply more widely.
The paradoxical problems of managing health and social care challenge scholars to investigate and call into question the conventional research practices of the domain (Barry & Hansen 2008; Alvesson & Sköldberg 2009). Critical insights and innovative research methods must be developed in order to be able to define and solve these problems in collaboration with political actors and practitioners. We claim that conventional evidence-based thinking drawing on the rationality can benefit from the application of critical, art-related and other multidisciplinary insights.
We welcome theoretical, methodological or empirical papers calling into question the conventional wisdom in health and social care. Topics may include (but are not restricted to):
integration of health and social services
multiprofessional and inter-organizational collaboration
unbalanced power positions and relationships between managers and workers
the political and ethical implications of new forms of organizing (e.g. co-production and social enterprise)
the change in the position of clients ‘from patients to consumer citizens’, patient-centredness
volunteers and other informal carers as active partners of official care systems
material and aesthetic aspects of healthcare management
historical breakthroughs in the field of care
Dr Sanna Laulainen, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Dr Will Thomas, University of Suffolk, UK
Dr Anneli Hujala University of Eastern Finland, Finland