POM conference

Call for Submissions

Philosophy of Management 2022 is the 14th in a series of conferences open to all.

Philosophy of Management 2022 Call for Submissions:

Theme call: ‘Philosophy and managing contemporary challenges’

The call for submissions is now closed.

We can be certain that we live in uncertain times. In many ways, what could be taken for granted is now in turmoil. Humanity faces grand challenges - in relation to our natural environment and climate, health, economic growth, globalisation and geopolitics, gender divisions and demographic shifts, human and artificial intelligence - which we attempt to manage through organising at various levels. At the same time, business organisations attempt to navigate these grand challenges strategically and operationally.

Our 2022 conference, held at our familiar Oxford setting in the form of unhurried presentations and discussions, seeks to explore how philosophy can help to manage contemporary challenges.

We welcome submissions that undertake philosophical enquiry into the ontology, epistemology, axiology and aesthetics of both managing grand challenges as well as managing business organisations in the context of those contemporary challenges.

Possible themes include (but are not limited to):

1. Philosophy for managing (in the context of):

  • - Human-induced degradations of the natural environment
  • - The rise of anti-democratic and/or illiberal regimes
  • - Modern slavery
  • - Poverty / economic inequalities
  • - Trustworthy and human centred AI
  • - Health crises

2. Management solutions from philosophy:

  • - Political philosophy
  • - Rival theories dialogue
  • - History’s big thinkers
  • - Responsible innovation
  • - New directions for management education

3. Philosophising management itself:

  • - What is (business) management?
  • - Management as a science or an art?
  • - Can management be part of the humanities and if not what is it?
  • - What organisational values and which organisational conscience?
  • - Managing reality versus management as reality
The call for submissions is now closed.
Questions can be addressed to w.vandekerckhove@greenwich.ac.uk