[Equal] EURAM 2006: CFP Gender and Management in the Public Sector Track

Katharina von Salis vonsalis at dplanet.ch
Fri Feb 3 09:43:59 CET 2006

allegra - so gruesst man hier im Enadin - und ein Gruss ins 
feinstaubgeplagte Unterland aus dem schneereichen, sonnigen Engadin 
(etwas Reklame darf nun auch mal aus dieser Ecke kommen....:-)
  und die Weiterleitung einer eq-uni Info von Liisa Husu
Katharina von Salis

>von  Liisa Husu <liisa.husu at helsinki.fi>
>Dear eq-uni,
>Please note that deadline for abstracts for the EURAM 2006 conference track
>on Gender and Management in Public Sector (information sent to the eq-uni
>list in December 2005) has been extended to *10th February*. The track
>organisers Jim Barry, Elisabeth Berg and John Chandler hope to interest
>many EQ-UNI list members since their own specialist area of research is
>gender and higher education. The publication of selected papers in a
>special issue of a journal is being considered. Below more detailed
>information on the EURAM 2006 event and the track.
>all the best from snowy Helsinki,
>  Liisa Husu * liisa.husu at helsinki.fi * eq-uni list moderator
>EURAM 2006
>Norwegian School of Management
>Oslo, Norway
>17th -20th May 2006
>Track Theme: Gender and Management in the Public Sector
>Extended Deadline for submissions: 10th February, 2006
>Convenors: Jim Barry, Elisabeth Berg and John Chandler
>The recent growth of a new managerialism in the public sector, following
>economic restructuring and political realignment in the wake of a
>pervasive neo-liberalism, is by now a well-documented phenomenon. Yet
>there is relatively little on gender and the new public management as a
>field of critical enquiry.
>Managerialism in the public sector, or the new public management as it has
>been dubbed, has played a pivotal role in recent changes in many public
>sectors around the world. Whether a new historicism, in the tradition of
>Burnham's managerialism, Kerr et al's industrialism, Fukuyama's political
>liberalism and even, in neo-institutionalist terms, DiMaggio and Powell's
>organisational isomorphism, the new managerialism has been in evidence;
>with recent research from a number of countries having identified
>shortcomings. Topics receiving critical attention have included
>performance management and managerial evangelism, with some
>acknowledgement of the importance of local and regional as well as
>national factors at work. All this suggests the need for critical post-new
>public management analysis and a questioning of the new managerial
>abstraction itself, to include perspectives that take account of gender.
>In addition, we note that there has been relatively little on the
>significance of resistance, both formally (for example through Trade
>Unionism) and informally (through networks, individual action and symbolic
>challenge), or of gender identity and the part it plays in propagating
>and/or mediating the new managerial regimes.
>In acknowledging new modes of social and political interaction, a number
>of authors have looked beyond the new public managerialism, pointing to
>the increasing significance of non-traditional, flexible, loosely
>connected networks, and the importance of governance. Yet little of this
>has explored the gender dimensions. There has also been little
>consideration given to the part played by civil society and those who
>operate outside recognised institutions, or bring women's movement values
>from civil society into the organisational arena. In this, external
>influences have affected organizational processes, calling into question
>the work/life balance and the significance of organizational boundaries,
>as well as drawing attention to the complex interplay of identities
>enacted and negotiated within public sector organisations.
>This Track focuses on developments such as these, in relation to gender,
>as they affect public sectors across Europe and worldwide. It is
>anticipated that a number of topics will be addressed, including identity,
>ethics, equal opportunities, diversity, sexuality, race and ethnicity,
>leadership, governance and resistance, although submissions are invited on
>any aspect of gender and managerialism in the public sector that helps to
>advance our understanding of this area of research.
>NB: Publication of selected papers in a special issue of a journal is
>being considered.
>Further information from EURAM web site at:  www.euram2006.no
>The 2006 Conference theme is 'Energizing European Management!'. The
>'Gender and Management in the Public Sector' track can be located by
>clicking on 'Tracks' (left side of screen), followed by 'Knowledge
>Management, Organization, Leadership' (middle), and finally 'Gender and
>Management in the Public sector' (middle).
>Deadline for submissions extended to: 10th February, 2006
>Authors are invited by the EURAM organisers to:
 submit papers with an abstract of no more than 200 words and maximum 5
>key words. Papers must be submitted in digital form (Microsoft Word .doc
>format).  For submissions use: www.euram2006.no EURAM 2006 will include
>traditional presentations, interactive sessions, and poster sessions. We
>seek papers in progress as well as full papers of publishable quality.'
>Extended abstracts are also acceptable.
>Contact details for convenors
>Authors are welcome to contact the Track Convenors if they have any
>Jim Barry University of East London
>Tel: 0044 (0)208 223 2207
>Fax: 0044 (0)208 223 2899
>E-mail: j.j.barry at uel.ac.uk
>Elisabeth Berg Luleå University of Technology
>Tel: 0046 (0)920 4916 63
>Fax: 0046 (0)920 4910 30
>E-mail: elisabeth.berg at ltu.se
>John Chandler University of East London
>Tel: 0044 (0)208 223 2211
>Fax: 0044 (0)208 223 2899
>E-mail: j.p.chandler at uel.ac.uk
>Jim Barry, Elisabeth Berg and John Chandler
>2nd February 2006
>Ref: EURAM2006ExtendedCall

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