September 4-7th 2012
University of York UK
Hosted by the Centre for the Study of Working Lives and The York Management School
Conference Convenors: Stephen Linstead and Jenna Ward
Conference Administrator: Helen Geddes
September 2002 saw the birth of The Art of Management and Organization Conference on London’s legendary South Bank. Its aim was, and continues to be, the exploration and promotion of the arts (in the most inclusive sense) as a means of understanding management and organizational life and its contexts. Since then the conference has continued its collaborative and open ethos in Paris (2004), Krakow (2006), Banff (2008) and Istanbul (2010) and has given rise to a vibrant global community of praxis – including both scholars and practitioners. Although it is primarily a refereed academic conference, it is also a place for integration – and here, we encourage new links, relationships and explorations. Previous keynotes and featured events have included rock stars, comedians, actors, poets, musicians, artists, storytellers, dancers, photographers, calligraphers and philosophers.
This year for the tenth anniversary of the series the conference returns to the UK and we will be hosted by The York Management School in one of Britain’s most historic cities. York is a mecca for archaeologists, historians and divinity scholars renowned for its exquisite architecture, tangle of quaint cobbled streets and the iconic York Minster. A city of contrasts and exciting discoveries, York is a stylish city where the old encompasses the new and the commonplace meets with the unexpected - a fast developing cutting edge scene with world class museums, some of the country’s most talented street entertainers, annual Festival of Ideas and one of the UK's oldest working picture houses (The City Screen) a traditional riverside picture house showing both mainstream and 'art-house' films.
The new RIBA Award-winning Heslington East campus is a perfect site for the conference, having flexible spaces and a state of the art Theatre, Film and Television Department, complemented by the facilities of a World Top 100 university. The University is a national centre for training in theatre, television, film, music, performance and arts management. It offers a combination of formal and informal spaces that characterise the versatility necessary for such a diverse conference, and offers the potential for a very exciting Sixth (and Tenth Anniversary) Art of Management and Organization Conference. We hope you will join us in this ongoing art and aesthetic adventure to explore this year’s theme of Creativity & Critique!
Daved Barry (Copenhagen Business School), Peter Case (Bristol Business School), Vincent Degot (École Polytechnique), Pierre Guillet de Monthoux (Copenhagen Business School), Louise Grisoni (Bristol Business School), Philip Hancock (University of Essex), Hans Hansen (Texas Tech University), Miguel Imas (Kingston University), Ian King (University of the Arts, London), Garance Maréchal (University of Liverpool), Chris Poulson (Putera Sampoerna School of Business, Jakarta), Antonio Strati (University of Siena), Steve Taylor (Worcester Polytechnic Institute), Samantha Warren (University of Essex), Ceri Watkins (University of Essex), Martin Wood (RMIT, Melbourne)
You may also wish to check out the Awards and Competitions (PDF , 339kb) that will be available at the conference.
We look forward to seeing you all in York.
The Art of Management Team