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Tel Aviv
6,7,8 July 2015

Conference theme:

Dealing With Diverse Identities




8th Equality, Diversity and Inclusion International Conference

6-8 July, 2015, Recanati Business School, Tel-Aviv University  (Israel)


Call for Papers: March 1rst  

Conference Theme

Dealing with diverse identities

The EDI Conference welcomes a wide range of interventions about the complex relationship between equality, diversity and inclusion from different theoretical, empirical and methodological angles as well as across various trans/inter/national and disciplinary contexts. In 2015, we wish to draw particular attention to the problem of identity, to the various conceptions and misconceptions, to the enactment of identity by individuals, groups and out-groups; to the modes of construction, the borders, the stability as well as the evolutions, the homogeneity as well as the heterogeneities which are thus attributed to them. Those underlie the relations they maintain: power/privilege/hierarchy/equality; inclusion/ exclusion; solidarity/individualism; competition /cooperation…. And also the way in which the humans: workers, consumers, citizens, migrants… are treated, looked after, managed, controlled, trained. On which conceptions are institutions, laws, norms, standards, methods built? With which effects?  What transformations are possible?

11 streams (plus a general conference stream) and 3 workshops invite your presentations: classical academic papers as well as reflexive reports focused on your experience as policy maker or practitioner...

Parallel to the conference a doctoral colloquium.


Submissions - Please on the website:


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 March 1, 2015. All submissions will be subjected to peer review organized by stream and workshops chairs with two referees for each paper. See streams and workshops presentations for more details and contact the chairs or Julienne Brabet if you need more information.

Deadline for reviews: April 15, 2015 (acceptance/rejection).

Best paper nominations and submission of best papers to the relevant associated journal (as agreed by submitter): May 18, 2015.

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.




Streams and Workshops



-       Access, Inclusion and Equality in Education.

-       Dealing with diverse religious identities in the global workplace.

-       Exploring the experiences of LGBT employees in the workplace. The silencing of minority voices.

-       Identity and doctoral students: research cultures, supervisor influence and impact.

-       Making it Work beyond the Classroom: The Impact of Education and Training on Changes in Multicultural Identities, Diversity Beliefs and Attitudes.

-       Migrant Identity, Nationality and Work: Crossing Boundaries and Affiliating to Place.

-       Organizing Emancipation through, despite or against (Diversity) Management.

-       Privilege Sharing as Social Identity Enactment.

-       Promulgating diversity: the role of hybridity and international business students' and employees’ hybrid identities.

-       Race discrimination and the management of ethnic diversity at the workplace

-       Stories from the edge.

-       Women, conflict and resistance.

-       Conference General Stream (for those whose paper does not relate to one of the above streams)



-       Connecting Across Diverse Identities in Israel: Interactive Learning Dialogues.

-       Identity and doctoral students: research cultures, supervisor influence and impact.

-       Histories of Dealing with Diverse Identities from Antiquity to 1989.


Doctoral Colloquium


There will be a doctoral colloquium, under the supervision of Dr Joana Vassilopoulou and Dr Kate Sang, parallel to the conference. Information on deadlines and mode of submission are available on the EDI website.


Partnerships and publication partnerships of EDI 2015 Tel Aviv conference


Associated to this conference hosted by Recanati Business School are: EURAM Business for 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. Some streams or workshops are also proposing specific journals or books partnership.


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


Scientific committee


Bebbington, Diane, Director, Knowledge Perspectives

Belghiti-Mahut, Sophia, Université de Montpellier 2, France

Bender, Anne-Françoise, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris, France

Bendl, Regine, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria

Booysen, Lize, Antioch University, Greensboro, USA

Brabet, Julienne, Université Paris Est, Paris, France

Chanlat, Jean-François, Université Paris-Dauphine, France

Codello-Guijarro, Penelope, Université Paris Est, France

Combs, Gwendolyn M., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

Cornet, Annie, Université de Liège, Belgium

Dolan, Simon, ESADE, Barcelona, Spain

Falcoz, Christophe, IAE, Université Lyon III, France

Henda, Sana, Ecole Supérieure de Commerce d’Amiens, France

Jardat, Rémi, ISTEC, Paris, France

Karatas-Ozkan, Mine, University of Southampton, UK

Klarsfeld, Alain, Toulouse Business School, France

Kletz, Pierre, Mandel Foundation, Jerusalem, Israel

Kyriakidou, Olivia, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece

Laufer, Jacqueline,  HEC, Paris, France

Naschberger, Christine, Audencia, Nantes, France

Ng, Eddy, Dalehousie University, Halifax, Canada

Özbilgin, Mustafa Brunel University, UK and Universite Paris-Dauphine, France

Pigeyre, Frédérique, Université Paris Est, France

Pringle, Judith, AUT, Auckland, New-Zealand

Roper, Ian, Middlesex University, UK

Sang, Kate, Heriot-Watt University, UK

Showunmi, Victoria, University of London, UK

Tsouroufli, Maria, London Metropolitan University, UK

Vassilopoulou, Joana, University of Kent, UK 

Vercher, Corinne, Université Paris XIII, France

Wacker, Elisabeth, Technische Universität München, Germany