CALL FOR PAPERS: Philosophy of Management 2018

London – 25-28 June 2018

Philosophy of Management 2018 is the 13th in a series of conferences open to all. It will be of special interest to philosophers, management researchers and teachers, consultants and practicing managers.

The conference is linked to the journal Philosophy of Management


In accordance with our well-established model we are designing an event to offer opportunities for unhurried presentation of papers and discussion, high quality supportive interaction and feedback, ample opportunity for networking and a gathering in which all participants can pursue informal, rich conversations and the continuing exploration of shared concerns.

Papers presented and discussed at the conference can cover various aspects of philosophy of management. Contributions explore the relationship between philosophy and management practice from within different cultural or philosophical traditions.

Tracks at the 2018 conference:

The 2018 Philosophy of Management Conference at the University of Greenwich will be shaped around a number of standing tracks and a range of special tracks. The standing tracks spring from the ongoing Springer Handbook of Philosophy of Management project. They are intended to help shape the way in which Philosophy of Management is seen as a field of inquiry in an enduring sense. The special tracks are intended to offer participants the opportunity to explore applied topics that are very much contemporary in nature.

The standing tracks for Philosophy of Management are as follows:

– Aesthetics of Management

– Epistemology of Management

– Metaphysics of Management

– Moral Philosophy and Normative Ethics in Management

– Philosophical Reflection on Management Science

– Philosophy of Management Education and Research Methodology

– Social and Political Philosophy in Management

The special tracks for this year’s conference include:

– Philosophy of Innovation

– Ancient Philosophies and Management

– Philosophies of Diversity

– Dialogue

– Ecological Management

– Philosophy of leadership and coaching

Keynote speaker: Dr. Kai Alhanen (Aretai, Finland) – Dewey, Foucault and Dialogue

Important dates

5 February 2018: submission short paper (1,500 words)
5 March 2018: notification of acceptance
14 May 2018: full paper
25-28 June 2018: conference

Short paper submissions

Word, RTF, or PDF format to: w.vandekerckhove

Deadline: 5 February 2018


University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, London SE10 9LS.

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