News vom 25.04.2016
International Research Workshop/Call for Papers
29 – 31 March 2017, University of Graz, Austria
Judy Wajcman, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Mats Alvesson, Lund University, Sweden
DEADLINE FOR 1000 WORD ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS: October 31st, 2016
This international research workshop invites empirical and conceptual papers that examine and theorize organizational regimes of excessive working hours, their emergence, evolution, persistence, consequences for employee well-being and work-life balance, and, in particular, approaches to changing them. We aim to build and support the community of scholars who share common interest in understanding the dynamics of contemporary working time regimes and seek a forum for interdisciplinary exchange.
The purpose of the workshop is to examine the organizational, occupational, technological and institutional drivers underlying regimes of excessive working hours in an effort to deepen our knowledge of how to change them. We particularly invite empirical studies and other approaches that look at the emergence, evolution and change of organizational working time regimes. In terms of business sectors, we also welcome work on areas beyond the “classic” extreme work organisations, such as oil rigs, surgeries, IT start ups. Furthermore, we invite research that compares and contrasts working time regimes from an institutional perspective aiming to explain differences among countries and cultures.
For additional information, please refer to the attached PDF for the full Call for Papers.
The workshop will commence on Wednesday evening with an informal get-together. A plenary program of keynotes and paper sessions will take place on Thursday and Friday. We plan to conduct a panel sessionfeaturing prominent scholars of work and working time. Experienced scholars will be asked to provide detailed feedback to papers in each session as discussants. All participants will be invited to a conference dinner on Thursday night.
To apply, please send an abstract (1,000 words) to: firstname.lastname@example.org by October 30th, 2016. Applicants will receive a feedback by November 30th, 2016. Successful applicants will be asked to submit either short papers (approx. 3,000 words) or full papers (8-10,000 words) by February 28th, 2017 in order for other participants to read them before the workshop. All paper presentations will be commented by a discussant from the group. Session chairs will be asked to provide an open and encouraging atmosphere for discussion.
Further information on the program, travelling, accommodation etc. will be available from the conference website: http://time-workshop2017.uni-graz.at (as of June 2016).
CONFERENCE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE :
Renate Ortlieb, University of Graz, Austria (email@example.com)
Georg Schreyögg, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany/University of Graz, Austria (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sara Louise Muhr, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark (email@example.com)
Blagoy Blagoev, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany (firstname.lastname@example.org)