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London
28 - 30 June 2017

Conference theme:

Borders

 

 

           10th anniversary

Indicative framework for the processing of papers by stream chairs

Submissions to the conference can be in the form of long abstracts (5 pages minimum: length to be specified by stream and workshop chairs) and full papers by the deadline of April 28th 2017.

 

All submissions will be subjected to peer review organized by stream chairs with two referees for each paper. Deadline for reviews: May 15th 2017 (acceptance/rejection).

 

Best paper nominations and submission of best papers to the relevant associated journal (as agreed by submitter): May 30th 2017.

 

The review process of the best papers by partner journals remains under the complete supervision of the respective journals’ chief-editors and is independent from the conference dates.

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10th Equality, Diversity and Inclusion International Conference

28-29-30 June, Brunel Business School, Brunel University London, UK

 

 

Conference theme

BORDERS

 

During this EDI conference we will discuss borders from a transdisciplinary perspective. We are going through a phase globally where borders are scrutinised, problematised, rebuilt, closed and renegotiated. The nature of such borders can be physical, but also psychological and social.

 

Economic, social and political instability, war in different parts of the world and the widening gap between haves and have nots have rendered migration a global challenge that brings borders at the national and organisational level under scrutiny. Various countries have reinstated borders as a reaction to large refugee streams over the last couple of years. The incoming US president has pledged to build a wall at the Mexican border, and in the UK some people voted for Brexit in order to get back 'control over their borders’. On the other hand, countries such as Germany have opened their borders to refugees during the last summer, which could be seen as a positive move. However, this is now followed by a backlash, which is currently destabilising German politics. These are just a few examples.

 

While migration provides one macro issue for us to explore borders, organisations also provide fertile ground for the study of borders in regards to equality, diversity and inclusion. For example, studies on glass ceiling, segregation, discrimination, exclusion and inclusion help us understand border conditions at work.

 

At the individual level, psychological and social boundaries and levels of comfort with difference and diversity can be framed as micro level borders.

 

Borders as the conference theme for 2017 provides us a broad lens through which to investigate global, national, organisational and individual challenges for equality, diversity and inclusion.

 

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of EDI, there will be a special issue under the same topic of the conference in the Journal Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Edited by Prof Eddy NG, Dr Joana Vassilopoulou and Prof Mustafa Ozbilgin.

 

Streams are designed in a traditional academic format, whereas workshops are more open to unconventional and informal procedures. There will be a doctoral colloquium under the supervision of Dr Victoria Showunmi v.showunmi@ucl.ac.uk parallel to the conference. Information on deadlines and mode of submission will be available on the EDI website.


 

Partnerships and publication partnerships of EDI 2017 London conference

Associated to this conference hosted by Brunel Business School are: EURAM Business & Society Special Interest Group and Publishing Partners: Cross-Cultural Management: An International Journal; Equality, Diversity, Inclusion: An International Journal; and European Management Review. Pre-selected best papers of the conference will be submitted to these journals, which will process them according to their usual standards.


 

Stream organizers are also advised that the book series Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Work (Book series by Emerald) headed by Prof Mustafa Ozbilgin is associated to the conference and relevant stream proposals will be eligible for this book series subject to acceptance decision by Prof Ozbilgin who will attend the conference.


 

Deadlines for stream and workshop proposals

Stream and workshop proposals should be send to Dr Joana Vassilopoulou, j.vassilopoulou@gmail.com no later than February 10th 2017. Decisions regarding streams/workshops and launch of call for papers: February 16th 2017. The call for papers will be circulated thereafter.



Indicative framework for the processing of papers by stream chairs

Submissions to the conference can be in the form of long abstracts (5 pages minimum: length to be specified by stream and workshop chairs) and full papers by the deadline of April 28th 2017. All submissions will be subjected to peer review organized by stream chairs with two referees for each paper. Deadline for reviews: May 15th 2017 (acceptance/rejection).

Best paper nominations and submission of best papers to the relevant associated journal (as agreed by submitter): May 30th 2017.

The review process of the best papers by partner journals remains under the complete supervision of the respective journals’ chief-editors and is independent from the conference dates.