We invite paper stream proposals for the 14th Asia-Pacific Researchers in Organization Studies (APROS) Conference to be held in Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand, from November 28-December 1, 2011.
Content: In the first instance please consider proposing a stream that addresses some feature of the overall conference theme: ‘Local Organizing/Organizations On Location’.
Such stream proposals might:
§ Explore Asia-Pacific traditions of organizational theorizing,
§ Investigate local and regional organizing practice and relations,
§ Examine local value chains/relations, contexts, identities, imaginaries in work and organizing processes.
§ Address relations between local organizing/organizations and their fields, sectors, authorities, ‘parents’, partners, users and customers.
Alternatively, please consider proposing a stream that addresses a current research theme, issue or problem in the organization studies literature. Such proposals might address:
§ Organizational dynamics of power, control, resistance, identity, diversity, gender, minorities, indigeneity, ethics, emotions or networks.
§ Contemporary issues such as the poverty, recession, financial crisis, new technologies, environmental sustainably, governance, branding, supply chain processes, risk and security as these relate to organizing and organizations.
Alternatively, stream proposals might critically engage with:
§ Traditional or classical management or organizational theory.
§ A domain of organizational practice e.g. consulting, accounting, information systems, marketing, operations management, industrial relations, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Format: Please set out your stream proposal as follows:
2) The name, institution, email address, and phone number of three or four international stream co-organisers (for administrative purposes please identify one of the convenors as the lead convenor)
3) A description of the proposed stream (maximum 800 words) including key references.
4) Four key words that capture its essence
5) A short biographical sketch (up to 100 words) of each stream co-organizer.
Submission: Stream proposals should be submitted by Monday September 30, 2010 to:APROS14.NewZealand@massey.ac.nz
Decisions: Decisions on stream proposals will be made by the APROS 14 organizing committee and communicated to proposers by October 15, 2010. Stream proposals will be published on the conference website: http://www.apros.org as ‘Calls for Conference Papers’ as soon as these are accepted.
Expectations: Stream coordinators are expected to promote their streams and to close off submissions on March 30, 2011. A list of all accepted paper abstracts is to be submitted to the organizing committee by April 15, 2011. The length of these abstracts and the process of their evaluation is delegated to the stream co-organizers. Full papers for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings are due by October 30, 2011.
As in previous APROS conferences, convenors are encouraged to pursue publication of selections of papers from streams in journal special issues and edited collections.
Conference Location: The conference will be at on the Auckland University of Technology’s central city campus: http://alturl.com/v89cc
Conference Organizer: Craig Prichard (School of Management, Massey University)
Organizing committee: Todd Bridgeman (Victoria), Ella Henry (AUT), Deborah Jones (Victoria), Kate Kearins (AUT), Damian Ruth (Massey), Wayne Pihema (Victoria), Janet Sayers (Massey).
APROS14 is supported by the APROS Board currently comprising: Stewart Clegg (Honorary President), Subir Verma (India Pacific), Alicia Leung (China), Eduardo Ibarra & Anabella Davilla (Americas), Craig Prichard (Aotearoa), Michael Muetzelfeldt & Edward Wray-Bliss (Australasia), Stephen Little (at large).
More details: If you have any enquires please contact us at:APROS14.NewZealand@massey.ac.nz
Related Conferences: APROS14 will be followed by the 2011 ANZAM (Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management) Conference to be held in Christchurch, December 6-9.