FW: (Fwd) (Fwd) CFP Marx, Marxism and Global Management

From: Michael Williams (michaelj.williams@TISCALI.CO.UK)
Date: Wed Jan 21 2004 - 16:29:58 EST


Some of you, perhaps stuck as I am in Business/Management
Programmes/Schools, might like to work up a contribution in response to this
call for papers. 

Michael Williams
26 Glenwood Avenue
SO16 3QA
tel/fax: 02380768641
mobile: 07906 172655

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Michael Williams might be interested - don't have his email.

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Guest Editor: David McLellan Professor of Political Theory, Goldsmiths
College, University of London


Since their first gradual appearance the ideas of Karl Marx have been the
subject of debate, appropriation and successive attempts at revision.   The
Frankfurt School's work on technology and technocracy and the more recent
rational choice theory approach of analytical Marxism are just two cases of
attempts to 'apply' Marxist approaches to understanding the world since
Marx.  Now with management a global function, and global managed
organisations playing a shaping role, we invite fresh thinking about the
relevance of Marx and Marxism to the modern managed world.

Approaches may be critical or sympathetic, take a global perspective or
address issues within one region or culture, address theory or draw on
empirical findings.  All should seek to make an original contribution to our
understanding of Marxism and management theory and practice at the start of
the 21st century.  By 'Marxism' we mean the ideas of both Marx and those who
have sought to develop them.


Contributors need not address them directly but should bear in mind recent
themes in organisation and management such as the following:  the rise of
ecommerce, the internet and corporate intranets, the dotcom boom and bust;
corporate frauds and collapse; mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buy outs,
mezzanine financing, junk bonds and the phenomenon of financial engineering;
the talk of a new economic paradigm; the flatter organisation; the focus on
intellectual property and learning and on managing assets such as knowledge
and brands; the role of emotional labourers, knowledge workers and advisors
including consultants; new constructions of organisations as networks, teams
and communities; the phenomenon of management best sellers and management
gurus; the emergence of management as a profession, social group or class
and chief executives as heroes in some cultures; the rise of
'management-speak'; the search for a foundational discipline for management;
the growth of interest in corporate governance, social responsibility and
sustainability and stakeholder approaches;  the promotion of the shareholder
value model of business; workers as owners through pension fund investments;
the drive to privatise state enterprises and manage them as businesses; the
shift to 'New Public Management' practices in government and public sectors;
the movement of management into professional and healing services and 'the
creative industries'; the growth and diversity of management education and
training (including company 'universities' in some countries); changing
patterns of  work and employment; outsourcing; diversity, affirmative action
and workplace justice; the 'psychological contract' and the employment
contract; spirituality in the workplace; the growth in some cultures of
self-managed worker cooperatives; the varying fortunes of trades unions and
other employee bodies in different economies; the roles and responsibilities
of managers in global organisations (business and others); the shifting
relationships between managers and other interest groups on national and
international stages; the growth of activities in business ethics and the
emergence of 'business ethicists'.

Papers are called for offering fresh philosophical treatment with reference
to Marxism of areas such as the following:

o       Re-readings of Marx in the light of recent management theory and

o       Marxist readings of recent management literature

o       The possibility of a science of management

o       The influence of Marxism on management in different cultures

o       Management and 'the administration of things'

o       Is 'Marxist management' a contradiction in terms?

o       What would a Marxist textbook on management contain?

o       Ideology, superstructure and false consciousness in management

o       Marxist accounts of organisational learning and knowledge management

o       Knowledge workers and emotional labourers

o       Intellectuals and management

o       Class, types of work and the division of labour in the modern

o       Modes of production and current conceptions of the organisation

o       The hand mill society, the steam mill society and the internet

o       Alienation, identity and work

o       The relationship between management theory and practice

o       Histories of management and management thought

o       Experiences of presenting Marxist ideas to managers

o       The value of Marxist thought to practising managers

o       Treatments of Marx by management thinkers

o       The future of management in a Marxist perspective

The above list is purely illustrative.


Proposed contributions will be welcome in a range of forms including:

o       Papers
o       Short opinion pieces (500-2,000 words)
o       Case studies
o       Interviews
o       Translations of work new to English speaking audiences
o       Review essays of material in one or more of the following media:
and non-fiction writing                 including teaching materials), film,
television, drama, literature
o       Literature reviews

Contributions - other than opinion pieces - should be 4-7,000 words in


Proposals with abstracts        Due by Friday 20 February

Provisional acceptances         Notified by Thursday 8 April

Drafts for refereeing           Due by Friday 9 July

Referee reports                         Friday 8 October

Final drafts                    Due by Friday 26 November

Publication                             January 2005

Please send proposals, abstracts and any enquiries to:

Professor David McLellan
c/o Philosophy of Management
74a Station Road East
Surrey  RH8 0PG

Email:  DavidMcLellanIssue@managementphilosophers.com

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Please provide a separate brief resume of the author(s) and full address for
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It seeks to define and develop the field of philosophy of management. The
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Contributors have included some of the world's leading philosophers,
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David McLellan BA (Oxon) LLB (Kent) MA (Oxon) DPhil (Oxon) is Professor of
Political Theory at Goldsmiths College, University of London.  He was
educated at Merchant Taylors School and St. John's College, Oxford. He has
been Visiting Fellow at the State University of New York and at the Indian
Institute of Advanced Study, Simla.  He has also lectured widely in North
America, on the continent of Europe, and throughout Asia. His numerous books
on Marx and Marxism, on the French philosopher Simone Weil, and on the
influence of religion on politics have been translated into thirteen

Select bibliography

Marxism after Marx. An Introduction (1979, 2nd ed 1998) Ideology (1986, 2nd
ed 1995) Unto Caesar:  The Political Relevance of Christianity (1993)
Marxism and Religion:  A Description and Assessment of the Marxist Critique
of Christianity (1987)
Marx: The First Hundred Years (1983)
Karl Marx: The Legacy (1983)
Simone Weil: Utopian Pessimist (1990)
The Thought of Karl Marx (1971, 2nd ed 1980)
Engels (1977)
Karl Marx: His Life and Thought (1973, 3rd ed 1996)
Marx before Marxism (1970)
The Young Hegelians and Karl Marx (1969)

Edited texts and collections

Karl Marx: Selected Writings (latest ed 2000)
Marx & Engels: The Communist Manifesto (1998)
Political Christianity: A Reader (1997)
Marx: Capital (1995)
Marxism: Essential Writings (1995)
Engels: The Condition of the Working Class in England (1993) Religion in
Public Life  (ed with  Dan Cohn-Sherbok) (1992) Socialism and morality. (ed
with Sean Sayers) (1990) Marx. The First Hundred Years (1983) Marx's
'Grundrisse' (1980)


Nigel Laurie
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Philosophy of Management (formerly Reason in Practice)
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