28th EAEPE Annual Conference & PhD Pre-Conference


The 28th EAEPE Annual Conference will take place in Manchester on 3-5 November 2016.&##160; The Royal Economic Society has agreed to support the Conference and the Young Scholars Pre-Conference taking place on 1-3 November.

The conference theme is inspired by the historical legacy of the Industrial Revolution that has made Manchester a pre-eminent industrial metropolis of the world. The theme invites contributors to consider social and economic implications of industrialisation, deindustrialisation and transformation with particular attention to those institutions that flourish and decline around industries and manufacturing.

The call for abstract submissions is now closed, but registration opens on June 30&##160; (see below).

Students and early-career researchers are invited to participate at the pre-conference workshops before the main conference. Conference registration as a PhD/Master student entitles you to attend both the pre-conference workshops and the main conference. Please find detailed information about the workshops, lecturers, and the schedule here.

Background to the 2016 Conference Theme

The organisers intend to celebrate the legacy of Manchester''s status as a cradle of the Industrial Revolution that determined the global path for well-being creation by manufacturing and technologies, and later by services and creative industries. The conference theme also recognises how Manchester has shaped the people''s history and encouraged intellectual advancements on such important issues as workers'' rights, trade unions, co-operatives, civil rights, and liberal critique of the shortcomings of the capitalist system.
The North-West of England is specifically, known for experiencing the consequences of deindustrialisation as well as successful examples of recovery. Many problems have not yet been solved, but the prospects of further regeneration and sustainable progressive long-term development through the opportunities linked to the knowledge economy, creative industry, services and progressive business formats, it is believed, could provide footing for the successful future of the region. Participants are encouraged to engage in a relevant discussion from the angle of regional specificities and challenges through contributions that could shape political and economic discourse on sustainable solutions to socio-economic dynamics.

Sample topics related to the 2016 Conference Theme
De-manufacturing and economic policy; The economic policy and economic analysis related legacy of Marx and Engels; New industrialisation and growth; The use of historical lenses in Economics and Management; The sociology of management; Sustainable counteraction to socio-economic decline; Economic policy for urban regeneration; Industrial specialisation and imbalances within the European Union; Industrial excellence and the business-university ties; Future of Industrial Relations; Business history of manufacturing.
Special Sessions

Among the 2016 special sessions: ''Alliance Manchester Business School'' session on Precarious Work; Understanding complexity and uncertainty in coupled human-natural systems; Contributions to Institutional Analysis; Organizations, Markets and Inequality; ''STOREP'' – Law, Economics and Institutions; ''Manchester Industrial Relations-ADAPT'' session on Facilitating Sustainable Work; Institutional Credibility and Function; ''The Northern business powerhouse'', ''Co-operative business model for the future'', ''Manchester Devolution and local economic policy''; Complexity and Evolutionary Political Economy.

Early career researchers can apply to join the Pre-Conference that is planned for November 1-3. Details here.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Bill Cooke, University of York
Prof. Mariana Mazzucato, University of Sussex (TBC)

Local Organizers and Co-chairs

Dr. Andrea Bernardi and Dr. Olga Kuznetsova (MMU).
Important Dates
June 30, 2016: notification of acceptance; registration opens
July 31, 2016: early registration closes
September 14, 2016: late registration closes (for authors to be included in the scientific programme).
October 01, 2016: full papers submission deadline.


Details of how to register can be found on the event website.&##160; For participants from developing countries and regions particularly affected by crisis Please apply in advance to Pasquale Tridico (tridico@uniroma3.it) and Oliver Kessler (oliver.kessler@uni-erfurt.de).

Academic queries: Dr. Andrea Bernardi (a.bernardi@mmu.ac.uk) or Dr. Olga Kuznetsova (o.kuznetsova@mmu.ac.uk). Administrative queries: (eaepe2016@mmu.ac.uk).