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SCOS 2015: Abstract deadline extended to February 1st

The initial deadline for conference abstracts has passed, but as is customary for SCOS this deadline has been extended. You now have until February 1st to submit your abstracts to If you need further inspiration or details about abstract submission, see the conference call for papers.
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Nottingham explores the visual, tactile and sensory aspects of organisational experience at ESRC event

SCOS 2015 may be over nine months away, but there was more than a hint of SCOS at the ‘Our Workplace, Our Story‘ workshop held this weekend at the Nottingham Contemporary art gallery. The event was organised by Dr. Gwen Chen of Nottingham Business School, one of over 200 events taking place nationally during the ESRC Festival of Social Science.Read more…

SCOS Update October

In October, we have seven thrilling items for you:
1) A call for papers for a special issue of GWO – Bodies and Intimate Relations at Work
2) The Cranfield International Centre for Women Leaders (CICWL) is looking to recruit a Senior Research Fellow
3) EGOS Call for short papers: Sub-theme 29: Ethico-politics and Organization, Athens – 2-4 July 2015
4) EGOS Call for short papers: Sub-theme 41: Looking for thorns, paradoxes, and blind spots as triggers for reflection about research and practice – 2-4 July 2015
5) 9th International Critical Management Studies Conference, University of Leicester, Doctoral Workshop, 7th July 2015. Articulating the Alternatives: Writing Development Through Critical Friendship
6) 9th International Conference in Critical Management Studies, ‘Is there an alternative? Management after critique?’, University of Leicester, 8-10 July 2015. Taking management research beyond critique: An experiential drama workshop on Cultural Animation
7) Professor Heather Höpfl, 1948-2014: Eine Gedenkschrift, Call for papers for a special issue of Culture and Organization, Volume 23, issue 2, March 2017. This special issue of Culture and Organization will be a memorial publication for our much missed friend and colleague Heather Höpfl, who died on the 3rd of September 2014. Heather was Chair of the Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism from 1995 to 1998 and co-editor of Culture and Organization from 2002 to 2008Read more…

SCOS Update July

As July draws to a close, we have three thrilling items for you:

1) The SCOS conference is over for another year, but we have some thoughts and reflections from our lovely SCOS-Boss Ann Rippin on our time in Utrecht this year
2) An important update on our very own SCOS-IRONWOMAN, Dr Charlotte Smith…
3) Feminists of CMS, you are invited to a Professional Development Workshop on ‘The F word: Feminism and Business Schools’, supported by VIDA, the CMS Women’s Association

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SCOS Update June

We have five fab items in the SCOS news update this month:

1) The SCOS 2014 Utrecht Conference Countdown! Still a short time left to register online!
2) A call for Doctoral Students to register for a workshop with the lovely Ilaria Boncori and me – being run on the first day of the Utrecht Conference
3) Abstracts are invited for the workshop: ‘The Break Up of Modern Management’, at Copenhagen Business School in November 2014
4) Why not become SCOS's next Meetings Secretary! SCOS Board opportunity!
5) Super job vacancies at University College Dublin
6) And finally, a call for sub-theme proposals for the 9th International Conference in Critical Management Studies, ‘Is there an alternative? Management after Critique’, at the University of Leicester, July 2015Read more…