Management and Social Justice Conference April 28-29, 2023, The New School, New York City & Online

Management and Social Justice Conference April 28-29, 2023, The New School, New York City & Online

 Co-conveners: Latha Poonamallee, The New School- NYC & Simy Joy, IIM – Kozhikode

We invite scholars, educators, practitioners, and students to submit abstracts of papers, proposals for workshops and practice panels to participate in the Management and Social Justice Conference – 2023 to be held in New York City. There will be a full day of online sessions via zoom for those who are unable to join in person. All keynotes will be live cast and recorded.

Scholarly submissions will be peer-reviewed.

Full papers are not necessary for inclusion in this conference. Full papers if submitted however will be fast-tracked for review in the Society for Advancement of Management Journal.

Scholars, teachers, students, and practitioners of management, in many parts of the world, today, face a peculiar situation. On one hand, the field of management studies is frequently demonized as a realm of oppressive ideas on how to impoverish the world further. On the other, there is widespread agreement on the necessity for such ideas to make the world we inhabit a slightly better place. In this sense, to be someone interested in using management ideas to generate social justice (whether ecological, economic, racial, sexual, or gender), inhabits a contradiction. But is this really the case? Is it possible to think of management in terms of larger questions of social justice, to create workplaces that are more democratic and inclusive?

The 2023 New York City conference continues the New School Management and Social Justice Conversation Series by bringing together those interested in critical, and generative approaches to management scholarship, teaching, and practice, based on relevant, topical, and invigorating social theories, focused on questions of racial, ecological, economic and gender injustice, and inclusion in workplaces, that involve going beyond the historical agendas of business schools, for-profit corporations, including profit maximization, and managerialist agendas. We are interested in themes such emancipatory management practices, forms of inclusion in workplaces, intersectional management practices, indigenous knowledge/politics, and ecological activism, new forms of management, organizations, and leadership, examples of such credible efforts to resist managerialism, whether from universities, corporations, non-profits, NGOs, social enterprises, urban governments, design labs or anywhere else. We are also particularly interested in how we teach students about the dignity of labor, especially in terms of an invisible workforce such as janitors, contingent labor, ‘low-skilled’ workers, and similar ‘cogs in the wheel.’

All submissions must be at least 750 words but not more than 1500 words. We invite the following types of submissions:

  • Scholarly submissions (750-1500 words): We will organize both traditional paper presentations and poster sessions.
  • Proposals for Teaching Demos/Workshops Must have details about the workshop or demo design; must have an experiential component.
  • Practice panels (maximum 1500 words). Practice panels should introduce the topic and list panelists who have agreed to participate and attend the conference and their expertise.

We encourage all proposals to consider implications for teaching and practice.

Please include a separate title page with names, affiliations, and email contact for all the submitters. Submit to with the subject line Management and Social Justice Conference Submission. Also let us know if you wish to present online or in person.

Important Dates:

Deadline for submission of abstracts: December 31, 2022

Acceptance Notification: Feb 15, 2022

Conference Early Bird registration: March 15, 2023

Conference dates: April 28-29, 2023

Email with questions.