Track 18: Critical Management Studies
Track Chairs

                       Prof. Ashish Malik

                          University of New Castle, Australia

                          E-mail: ashish.malik@newcastle.edu.au

   

                        Prof. Ashish Malik

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                         Prof. M K Nandakumar

                            IIM Kozhikode

                            E-mail: nandakumarmk@iimk.ac.in

                             

                             Dr. Shanti K Maji

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Brief Description of The Track

 

Business and society are not free from the neo-liberal ideology and agendas of business and government. Several business and societal decisions are made through a neo-liberal and neo-public management paradigms. As critical management scholars, we must question and propose sustainable business and social agendas and solutions for not only managing what is on the anvil but also create a legacy that we can responsibly pass on to our future generations. The challenges (and opportunities) for the present and future are plenty and as critical management scholars, reflective practitioners and public servants we must continue to engage with the thorny issues affecting work, employment and citizenry. This track is purposefully inclusive and welcomes provocative themes and topics that fit within the wider realm of critical management scholarship. Suggested themes and topics, though not in any way an exclusive list, are issues that have received recent attention in the academic, societal and policy discourses and include: Gender inequality, Sustainable social entrepreneurship, Family business sustainability, Tyranny of distance, language, culture and power in cross-border M&As, Intersectionality and multi-dimensionality as critical lenses studying minority workforce groups, Critical discourse analysis of Islamophobia at the workplace, Reclaiming workplace and workforce flexibility in times of digital disruption, Quality of work and life in the Gig Economy, Critical HRD: The performative orientation of human resource development, Neo-public management of academic workload and performance, & Deviant behaviours the at the workplace and in academia.