From: Michael Williams (michaelj.williams@TISCALI.CO.UK)
Date: Wed Jan 21 2004 - 16:29:58 EST
Comrades, 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 ------------------------------------ Michael Williams 26 Glenwood Avenue Southampton SO16 3QA tel/fax: 02380768641 firstname.lastname@example.org mobile: 07906 172655 http://www.wmin.ac.uk/mwilliams -----Original Message----- From: M.Patton@westminster.ac.uk [mailto:M.Patton@westminster.ac.uk] Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2004 2:08 PM To: email@example.com Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: (Fwd) (Fwd) CFP Marx, Marxism and Global Management ------- Forwarded message follows ------- From: "J R Shackleton" <email@example.com> Organization: University of Westminster To: M.Patton@westminster.ac.uk Date sent: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 16:50:31 -0000 Subject: (Fwd) CFP Marx, Marxism and Global Management Priority: normal Michael Williams might be interested - don't have his email. ------- Forwarded message follows ------- From: "Nigel Laurie" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <Noticeboard8.email@example.com> Subject: CFP Marx, Marxism and Global Management Date sent: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 16:47:14 -0000 [Apologies for any cross posting. To remove yourself from this list reply to this message with 'Delete' in the subject line.] PHILOSOPHY OF MANAGEMENT formerly Reason in Practice CALL FOR PAPERS SPECIAL ISSUE: MARX, MARXISM AND GLOBAL MANAGEMENT Guest Editor: David McLellan Professor of Political Theory, Goldsmiths College, University of London RATIONALE 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. SCOPE 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 practice 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 workplace o Modes of production and current conceptions of the organisation o The hand mill society, the steam mill society and the internet society 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. CONTRIBUTIONS 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: academic 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 length. TIMETABLE 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 Oxted Surrey RH8 0PG UK Email: DavidMcLellanIssue@managementphilosophers.com We prefer submissions by email attachment (Word or RTF format). Please paste a copy of any attachment in the body of the email in case the attachment is unreadable. If submitting on paper, please send three copies, anonymised for double-blind reviewing, typed double-spaced on one side of the paper with a floppy disk (in Word format if possible). Please provide a separate brief resume of the author(s) and full address for correspondence including phone, fax and email. Full author guidelines for paper layout and referencing are at: http://www.managementphilosophers.com/Getting%20Published.htm PHILOSOPHY OF MANAGEMENT (FORMERLY REASON IN PRACTICE) Now in its third year, Philosophy of Management is the established forum for philosophically informed thinking about management in theory and practice. It seeks to define and develop the field of philosophy of management. The Journal is read by thinkers, scholars, teachers, consultants and practitioners in 20 countries. It is for philosophers working in all traditions, for management thinkers concerned with the philosophical foundations and validity of their subject and practising managers seeking to engage with the philosophical issues raised by what they believe and do. Contributors have included some of the world's leading philosophers, management scholars, consultants and managers. It is independent, international, refereed and appears three times each year. Full details at www.managementphilosophers.com GUEST EDITOR: DAVID MCLELLAN 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 languages. 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. 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