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Call for papers: Quadrangular 2014

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May 30, 2014 11:50 PM to
Jun 30, 2014 11:55 PM


LSE, London, UK

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The Quadrangular Conference 2014 is the continuation of the yearly colloquia organized jointly by Lancaster University, University of Cambridge, University College Dublin, and London School of Economics and Political Science. This year’s colloquium will take place on September 25th-26th, 2014, and will be hosted by the Information Systems and Innovation Group at the LSE, Department of Management.

The Quad will be hosted in the beautiful new LSE Building in Lincoln's Inn fields. Seminar rooms have been booked for the plenary sessions and tracks - depending on the number of accepted submissions, we will decide on whether to have parallel sessions, or just one ongoing session for presentations. A Social Event, in which all faculty and participants will be invited to take part, will be hosted on the evening of the 25th.

The theme of the Conference for this year is Social Studies of Knowledge Practices. We suggest to focus, as a main topic, on how organizations absorb, elaborate, and at the same time generate knowledge, in response to the opportunities and challenges of an increasingly interconnected global context. In this domain, intercultural perspectives on organizational dynamics are particularly relevant to discussion, as well as reflections on how the very concepts of knowledge generation and learning processes evolve as a result of the new globalizing landscape.

Possible topics for contributions include, but are not limited to:

  • Intercultural perspectives on management, information systems and organizations
  • Theoretical innovation on learning and knowledge generation
  • New technologies as enabling/constraining organizational practices
  • Social dimensions of the development and use of ICTs in organisations
  • Developing countries vs. the opportunities/challenges of globalization
  • Public management vs. the new globalizing landscape
  • Sociological approaches to globalization and its consequences
  • Material practices, discourses and knowledge in organizational settings

Contributions can take the form of:

  • Extended abstracts, for early research plans and reviews of pertinent literature (max. 1000 words)
  • Short papers, for work in progress and early research findings (max. 2500 words)
  • Full papers, for accomplished research results or advanced theoretical discussions (max. 5000 words).

Authors of accepted abstracts and papers will be invited to present their work in the Conference. 45 minutes will be offered to each participant to present and discuss her/his research with faculty and colleagues from the participating institutions. To ensure that substantial time for presentation and feedback is granted to each presenter, the number of participants will be limited to 20.

Deadline for submission for PhD students: May 30th, 2014

Deadline for submission for the Post-Doctoral and Faculty Track: June 30th, 2014

Please send your contributions to, indicating your full name and institution in the subject.


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