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Posts up for election

Dear Scossers

The following posts are up for election, Treasurer, Board Secretary, Meeting Secretary. Please read the notes below on what the roles entail. Remember, there are three Board Meetings a year, and you need to attend at least two of them. If you want to apply for a role, send an email to Lynne Baxter,, with a nominator and seconder by Friday the 26th of June.


Role: Treasurer
Responsibility: Managing income and expenditure (mainly conference and journal monies), preparing annual accounts and reporting to the Board on SCOS finances.

Role: Board Secretary
Responsibility: Taking and distributing minutes, formal correspondence, maintaining archive of minutes and correspondence. Elections officer

Role: Membership/Database Secretary
Responsibility: Notifications to SCOS members via the mailing list, keeping membership records up-to-date, communicating with other Board members concerning membership data (e.g. election officer).
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SCOS Update June

We have three great items this month:

1) A Call for Contributions for the next volume of DIALOGUES IN CMS
2) A seminar on new directions in Gender Theory in Bradford in September
3) A call for papers for the Keele University CASIC Working Paper SeriesRead more…

SCOS Update March

Just one lovely item this week:

APROS/EGOS conference, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, 9-11 December 2015Read more…

SCOS Update February

We have a fabulous, jam-packed bumper issue this month, with eight exciting items that include:

1. 9th International Critical Management Studies Conference, University of Leicester Doctoral Workshop, 7th July 2015: Articulating the Alternatives: Writing Development Through Critical Friendship
2. The 10th Annual Liverpool Symposium on Current Developments in Ethnographic Research in the Social and Management Sciences in association with the Journal of Organizational Ethnography. CFP - Key theme: Reflection in Action: Taking Stock of 10 Years of Ethnography Symposia
3. Fully-funded Phd studentship at Queen’s University Belfast, starting Sept 2015
4. Call for Contributions: Dignity and organizations
5. Writing Organization: Disruption and Difference Through Experimental, Embodied and Non-Written Texts: SYMPOSIUM II - A symposium organised by Nancy Harding, Mary Phillips and Alison Pullen
6. De Montfort University PhD Scholarship - Project Title: Desistance, Emotion and Employment
7. CFP – The 6th Australasian Caucus of the Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism (ACSCOS) - Theme: Anxiety and Organization
8. CFP – The Liminality of Organizational Spaces (APROS/EGOS 2015 stream 19)

…as always, details below. Enjoy!Read more…

SCOS Update Janaury

For those of you celebrating – may we wish you a happy and healthy 2015!

In January’s edition of the SCOS email update, please find three thrilling items:
1) A reminder that there is still time to send in your abstracts for the SCOS conference in Nottingham, UK, this coming July – the deadline is February 1st
2) Cranfield is seeking a strong PhD candidate to engage in a comparative study of leadership practices…
3) And a fabulous (I’m biased!) call for papers for APROS/ EGOS 2015 in Sydney, Australia – Stream 19 — The Liminality of Organizational Spaces

…as always, details below, enjoy!Read more…