Call for ICMS17 streams extended

The 10th International Critical Management Conference – CMS 2017
Edge Hill University, Liverpool, UK
3-5 July 2017

Call for Stream Proposals

The 10th International Critical Management Conference is to be held in Liverpool, UK. We are inviting stream proposals including but not limited to the following areas:

  • Traditional management functions: accounting, information systems, marketing, industrial relations, etc.
  • Long standing organisational dynamics regarding power, gender, resistance, sexuality, identity, space, emotions, etc.
  • Contemporary issues: precarity, globalisation, development, new technologies, governance, (in)security, climate change, poverty, inequality, etc.

CMS explores alternatives to the ubiquity of neoliberal market managerialism as a dominant frame in business education and as a pre-supposed framing of other social sciences. Such alternatives could be understood in practical terms of specific organisational forms and practices, or theoretical developments including in feminism, anarchism, communism, localism, fraternalism, green thinking and the implications of advances in neuro-science, exaptative innovation, interoperability and big data-driven theoretical opportunism among other re-framings.

Some of these may inspire the generation of new forms of resistance to neoliberalism or indeed any other hegemonic discourse that presumes there can be ‘one best way’ of doing things or indeed one preferred mode of pedagogy. Hedge Hill University welcomes the opportunity to host the International Critical Management Conference and to mark its 10th anniversary as well as the centenary of 1917, the “year of crisis” as Michael Howard termed it. This was a year that saw two Russian revolutions, one in China, the USA entered the war in Europe, Mexico consolidated its revolution, the Indian National Congress demanded self-government and the British government acknowledged that its policy was for gradual development of self-governing institutions and the progressive realization of responsible government.” In 1917 there were two enormous explosions, one in Silvertown destroyed 70,00 homes in London’s East End, the other destroyed the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia. In the revolution of ideas, TS Eliot’s Prufrock came out to expand the boundaries of poetry, Einstein published his paper on cosmology that inaugurated the Space Age, Edward Tylor the founder of ethnography died and the Converse Rubber Shoe was born. What a year!

At the CMS 2017 three groundbreaking critical scholars have agreed to be the keynote speakers: Prof. Stewart Clegg, Prof. Barbara Townley and Prof. Prem Sikka.

Please note that stream proposals should be submitted by October 20th, 2016 at Proposals must be no longer than 1500 words, excluding references, short profiles and contact details for each of the expected three international convenors of each stream (one of whom should be identified as the lead convenor for administrative purposes). Acceptance decisions will be communicated by October 30th

Further information regarding the conference is available at

We are working closely with the International Critical Management Board that includes the organisers of the past CMS conferences (see Together we aim to provide an inclusive and welcoming enviroment for all. If you have any concerns, enquires or suggestions please do not hesitate to contact us at: or

We look forward to your streams proposals and welcoming you in Liverpool.

Prof. David Weir and Prof. Paresh Wankhade

International CMS Conference Co-Chairs of the Organizing Committee