Call for Contributions: Gender Issues in Business Schools Network




Gender Issues in Business Schools Network
Inaugural Workshop for PhD students and Early Career Researchers
10-11 September 2018, Newcastle University
Newcastle, UK

Call for Contributions

Newcastle University Business School is launching the Gender Issues in Business School (GIBS) Network. The initiative responds to the pressing need for affirmative action in mainstreaming gendered perspectives across Business and Management Schools. This inaugural event, which is free to successful applicants and supported with bursaries for travel, is cosponsored by Newcastle University, the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies and the British Academy.

The two-day workshop will be on 10th– 11thof September 2018. The event will focus on the broad theme of “Gender Issues in Business and Management Schools” and will offer the opportunity for doctoral and early career researchers to engage in advanced dialogue and debate on gender issues in management, broadly defined.

The aim of the workshop is to assist with the professional development of ECRs and Research Students in Business and Management Schools, by enabling them to advance their academic skills and career interests.The workshop is open to all academic disciplines that can contribute to gender knowledge in the context of management, business, organisation, work and employment. During the two-day event, participants will:

  • Present their work in a safe and supportive environment
  • Engage with a unique network of scholars who are engaged with gender issues in Business and Management Schools
  • Receive constructive peer feedback and guidance on working in progress

Keynote Speakers include:

  1. Ruth Sealy, Associate Professor of Organisation Studies, Co-Director Exeter Centre for Leadership, University of Essex, UK
  1. Mustafa Ozbilgin, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Brunel Business School, Brunel University London, UK

Who should attend:

  • PhD students researching gendered topics, at any stage of study, in Business and Management schools, or allied social science disciplines, in the UK and overseas.
  • ECRs, who are within four years of the award of their PhD and who hold a full or part-time job in Higher Education, and who are also research-active. Successful applicants will be invited to act as Chairs in parallel streams and sit on a panel in which they will be invited to discuss their own thesis development.

Submitting your abstract (PhD students):

An abstract of 500 words should be submitted. There are no restrictions on the topic areas. We welcome qualitative and quantitative research-based abstracts as well as critical research reviews and analyses covering a broad range of topics around gender and management. They can range from initial research design to initial findings and/or theoretical contributions.

Submitting your application (ECRs):

A 1-2 page CV should be submitted, accompanied by a cover letter outlining research interest and doctoral research.

All abstracts and applications will be reviewed by members of the organising committee. Please submit your abstract/application to the GIBS organising committee by 17th of June 2018. Successful applicants will be notified by 29thof June 2018. Any questions should be directed to the same email address.

Attendance is FREE: bursaries will be offered to successful applicants to cover travel and accommodation costs. Some funding for travel from overseas is available. Bursaries may not cover the total cost of travel and accommodation. Successful applicants will be invited to submit a costed bursary request by the end of July.

Organisers:  The workshop is organised by Dr Ana Lopes, Dr. Elina Meliou, Professor Steve Vincent, Eve Ewington (ECR), Marina Yusupova (ECR), Kimberly Dillaby (PhD student), Nosheen Khan (PhD student), Julie Munroe (PhD student).


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