30 March 2020 to 3 April 2020

Eu-SPRI Early Career Research and PhD Training School

Falmer, United Kingdom

Call for applications: EU SPRI Spring School 2020

Transformative Innovation for Sustainability and Post-industrial Industrial Policy



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1 April 2020 to 3 April 2020

Journal of Management Studies Conference 2020

Birmingham, United Kingdom

The Future of Work: conference sponsored by Journal of Management Studies & Society for Advancement of Management Studies.

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4 June 2020 to 6 June 2020

Monash Business School Symposium

Prato, Italy

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18 July 2020 to 20 July 2020

SASE Conference 2020

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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2 September 2020 to 4 September 2020

Work, Employment and Society Conference 2020

Cardiff, Wales

Connectedness, activism and dignity at work

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, North Rd, Cardiff CF10 3ER

Tuesday 01.09.2020 – Pre-conference doctoral workshop

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, 20 March 2020 *extended deadline*– click here
  • Abstract Decision emails: no later than Friday, 3 April 2020
  • Presenter booking deadline: Friday, 12 June 2020
  • Early bird registration fee ends: Friday, 31 July 2020

Technology has altered all our lives, as well as labour markets and employment possibilities. Studies of flexible work, gig work, working across platforms, and working-at-home are thriving. Multi-tasking and multi-jobbing now coincide routinely. At the same time, algorithms ‘manage’, gamification makes a ‘game’ of work and Big Data are, apparently, getting bigger. Thus, technological innovation is often accompanied by changes in work organisation and employment relationships that increase non-standard forms of work. In this climate, competition for jobs can be fierce and the work isolating; yet workers are seeking solidarity to push back against exploitation in new ways. Is technology enabling new forms of activism? Is technology changing what matters at work? Do instances of solidarity and resistance by workers in the gig economy, creative industries, service sector and elsewhere represent new forms of organising that challenge the deregulation and fragmentation of work?

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14 September 2020 to 18 September 2020

10th Marie Jahoda Summer School of Sociology: “Research and Activism”

1010 Wien, Austria

To mark its 10th anniversary in 2020, the content of the summer school will be related more closely to the life and work of Marie Jahoda.

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