Call for papers for the 2nd Workshop on Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion
Call for papers
2nd Workshop on Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion
at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) 26-27 May 2016
To follow up on the successful Workshop on Leadership, Diversity, and Inclusion held at CBS in December 2014, CBS Public-Private Platform research cluster on Diversity & Difference invites you to the 2nd Workshop to be held at CBS in May 2016. This time the focus will be on inclusive leadership.
Inclusive leadership has become the new buzz word in diversity management as recent diversity studies suggests that managing diversity is not enough: companies must also become inclusive (Oswick and Noon 2012) if they want to retain and develop a diverse workforce. Burnett (2005) and Roberson (2006) argue that whereas diversity concerns the value of differences within the workforce and how to manage these differences for commercial advantage, inclusion stresses the need to understand the processes that incorporate differences into business practices and thereby realize the value of a diverse workforce (Oswick and Noon 2012). In the same vein, diversity management has been criticized for being nothing but a phantasmagoria (Schwabenland and Tomlinson 2015) that at best is bewildering, and at worst is directly dehumanizing – turning employees with minority backgrounds into objectified resources for exploitation rather than dignified subjects of exploration (Zanoni and Janssens 2004, Hunter and Swan 2007).
But what does this mean in connection to equality and promoting diversity and acceptance of differences in organisations? The notion behind the 2nd Workshop on Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion is to theoretically and empirically explore the meanings and implications of adopting an ontology of inclusion. Is inclusion just a new way to manage diversity or does it actually leave the inhuman notions of diversity behind in search of possible pathways towards more open and equal organizations? Can inclusion change practice? May inclusive leadership provide new opportunities not only for acceptance of the other, but also for rethinking and reshaping organizations in the image of the other? In the workshop we welcome papers exploring topics and themes such as, but not limited to:
- The role of leadership in developing an inclusive work culture
- The practice of inclusion
- How can inclusive leadership be studied?
- Critical analysis of inclusion discourses in organisations
- Critical analysis of inclusion practices in organisations
- What does it mean to be inclusive?
- Inclusiveness as a personal leadership skill
- Inclusive work environments
- The dynamics of inclusion / exclusion
- The rights to be included / the right to remain excluded
- Who includes whom?
- Is inclusion a prerequisite for difference?
- What does it mean to be included?
- The meanings of difference, diversity or inclusion in an organisational setting
- When and how are leaders included / excluded?
Yvonne Benchop, Nijmegen School of Management, Radboud University and Scott Taylor, University of Birmingham
Abstracts of approximately 1500 words (Times New Roman 12, single spaced, no header, footers or track changes) are invited by 1 February 2016 with decisions on acceptance to be made by workshop organizers within a month. All abstracts will be peer reviewed. Contributors may choose to draw on material from a wide range of empirical spheres, theoretical perspectives and methodological orientations. Papers can be theoretical or theoretically-informed empirical work.
We welcome papers from any national context. New and young scholars with 'work in progress' are also welcome. In the case of co-authored papers, one person should be identified as the corresponding author. Abstracts should be emailed to: Annette Risberg (firstname.lastname@example.org), Sine N Just (email@example.com) and Sara L Muhr (firstname.lastname@example.org). The document should include contact details including author names, institutional affiliation, and e-mail address. We acknowledge the explorative nature of the workshop but at the same time wish to emphasize the importance of taking the papers forward to make the planned research outputs a reality. We therefore welcome full papers to be submitted before 15 May; however, this is not a prerequisite for taking part in the workshop.
Workshop registration is subjected to a small fee of 500 DKK
Note that no funding, fee waiver, travel or other bursaries are offered for attendance of the workshop.
Abstract submission: 1 February 2016 (to email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com)
Notice of acceptance: 1 March 2016
Registration to the workshop closes: 1 May 2016
Full paper submission (encouraged): 15 May 2016