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SCOS Update March

Spring celebrations may be just around the corner, but I see snow outside of my window. A beautiful oscillation between new growth and hibernation seems to be underway; so perhaps we too should be thinking about whether it's time to start emerging from the animal egg... and looking forward to these fabulous events and opportunities! Don't forget you can find details on all C&O forthcoming calls here and the deadline for contributions to the special issue on last summer's 'home' theme is 21st March.

Item 1: Globalization P3: People, Prosperity & Posterity [deadline March 31st 2016]
Item 2: Writing differently retreat 27th - 29th June 2016 [deadline for outline plans 18th March but places very limited!]
Item 3: Responsible Innovation: avenues for academics and practitioners [deadline to book 24th March]
Item 4: PhD opportunity in alternative organizing
Item 5: Scrawls from Scossy, watching the inbox!Read more…

Dr, Pippa Carter

Dr Pippa Carter

Dr. Pippa Carter, who passed away in Hull (UK) on 6th February 2016, was an inspirational academic, a founder of the Standing Conference for Organisational Symbolism (SCOS), and always a warm and supportive friend to all of her students and colleagues.Read more…

Extended deadline approaching

Since late November, abstracts and workshop proposals have been waddling, flocking and slithering in to SCOS 2016, on The Animal. While it looks to be a promising conference in Uppsala in July (11-14), we would gently like to remind all of you who have not yet prepared and shared your thoughts on the animal and/of/in organization that the extended deadline for abstract submissions is due in less than three weeks, February 5.

Check out the call for papers at, and submit your abstract (of 500 words, maximum) to

Please also check out the public Facebook group "Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism", as well as the SCOS page at the same social media platform (

All the best,

The organisers: Thomas Taro Lennerfors & David SköldRead more…

SCOS Update January

Have the January blues been kicked over yet? If not, perhaps these lovely events will perk you right up! We have three items for you today, plus a few motivating reminders that not only can the list of Culture and Organization special issues can be found here, but also that the deadline for abstract submission to SCOS 2016 is approaching very quickly on Feb 5th!

Item 1 – CfP 2nd Workshop on Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) 26-27 May, 2016

Item 2 – Getting deep… arts-based research methods for business and management studies 21-22 March, 2016

Item 3 – "corporate bodies: where film meets organization" Film Festival 11-13th Feb, 2016, The Hague

I'm getting to work on my SCOS abstract right away! where did I put my knitting?

Laura Read more…

SCOS 2016 in Uppsala – Abstract deadline extended

Please note that the deadline for the 34th Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism, which is to be held in Uppsala, Sweden, is being extended till February 5th, 2016. The theme is of course “The Animal”. And you can read more about the venue at

We are very much looking forward to seeing your abstracts submitted to

All the best,

Thomas Lennerfors & David SköldRead more…