WORK MATTERS – Labour Process Conference in Stockholm March 27-29, 2012

ILPC2012 in the Aula Magna conference center at the Frescati Campus

 

The 30th International Labour Process Conference: Work Matters to take place at Stockholm University, 27th – 29th March 2012

The International Labour Process Conference (ILPC) is one of the longest established and best known forums for analysis of all aspects of work and employment, now celebrating its 30th anniversary. The 30th  conference will be organized by the Sociology Department at Stockholm university.

During its history, the conference has earned its reputation as a cornerstone of empirical research and cutting edge theoretical debate within the labour process and work organization tradition. Every year, the conference brings together academics and policy makers from the sociology of work and employment, business and management studies, industrial relations, human resource management, organizational analysis and a range of other disciplines to discuss developments in the field, present their research and initiate new collaborations. The primary focus of the ILPC conference is work and its organization in the context of the broader political economy.

We welcome not only researchers but also professionals and practitioners from working life, companies, and labour market organizations.

Call for papers and for arranging a symposium is now open. Submission deadline is 31st October 2011. A symposium is generally one session of 1,5 hours, and the slot may be used in various ways, with various formats like panels or debates etc. with different perspectives represented

Most abstracts will be submitted to the general conference. But besides that, special streams may be proposed and organized by conference participants. Special streams will relate to the ilpc tradition but at the same time bring in new perspectives and audiences. Streams will involve several sessions during the course of the conference. We have received several proposals for special streams, and those selected will be announced shortly, in a second and revised call for papers.

If you want to discuss ideas of a symposium you are most  welcome to contact me or my colleagues.  Have a look at the perspectives and background to the ilpc conferences, so that your proposal links up to those perspectives but at the same time is not limited by them.

As said , symposia may be proposed until October 31. After that date proposals will be further developed in dialogue with the organizers, so there is no need for a fully fledged proposal.

See also the conference event on facebook.

My two conference co-organizers are Fredrik Movitz (fredrik.movitz@sociology.su.se) and Lotta Stern (lotta.stern@sociology.su.se), all of us at the Sociology Department of Stockholm University.

We hope to hear from you, and to see you in Stockholm the week before easter next year.

At the Frescati Campus, Updated Sept. 19, 2011  / Åke S.

Aula Magna in winter. Aula Magna was created by British-Swedish architect Ralph Erskine. Photo: Orasis

Åke Sandberg

BIO: Åke Sandberg is a researcher and author within work, management, IT and media. Holds an MBA from Gotenburg and PhD in sociology (Uppsala). Emertius professor at Stockholm University, earlier at KTH the Royal Institute of Technology (School of Computer Science and Communication, and Inst. of industrial management) and Arbetslivsinstitutet (the National Institute for Working Life, NIWL). This is my private blog, but of course I am drawing om what I learn in my research and work.

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