Oxford Brookes Business School

Call for contributions - Gender Issues in Business Schools (GIBS) Network - Workshop

9:00, Monday, 09 September 2019 to 17:00, Tuesday, 10 September 2019

GIBS Network event

Who this event is for

  • Academic community


Gipsy Lane, Headington Campus, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site


In 2018, Newcastle University Business School launched the Gender Issues in Business School (GIBS) Network. This initiative responded to the pressing need for affirmative action in mainstreaming gendered perspectives across business and management schools. Sponsored by Newcastle University, the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies and the British Academy, this two-day workshop brought together doctoral and early-career researchers to present and discuss their work and engage with a unique network of scholars.

Building on the success of this inaugural workshop, a second event will be run by the Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice based at Oxford Brookes Business School (Headington Campus) on 9th and 10th September, offering similar opportunities for dissemination and networking. The workshop is aimed at doctoral students, early career researchers and others with an interest in this area. It is open to all academic disciplines that can contribute to gender knowledge in the context of management, business, organisation, work and employment. During the event, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Present their work in a safe and supportive environment;
  • Engage with a unique network of scholars working on gender issues in business and management;
  • Receive constructive peer feedback and guidance on work in progress.

There will also be a keynote speaker and workshop discussions (further details to follow) which will provide an opportunity to understand and address the issues facing gender scholars in business and management and explore these in more depth.

Who should attend?

Scholars researching gendered topics in business and management schools or allied disciplines, in the UK and overseas. PhD students (at any stage of study), and early career researchers are particularly encouraged to apply. If you would like to attend, it is essential that you express your interest via email to: gibsnetwork@gmail.com.

Submitting your abstract

If you wish to present your work during the workshop, please submit an abstract of 500 words. There are no restrictions on the topic areas. We welcome qualitative and quantitative research-based abstracts as well as critical research reviews and analyses covering a broad range of topics around gender within management, business, organisation, work or employment.

All abstracts will be reviewed by members of the organising committee. Please submit your abstract to gibsnetwork@gmail.com by the end of Wednesday 3rd July 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by Wednesday 31st July. All queries should be directed to the same email address.

Attendance is FREE, and meals/refreshments will be provided. Some funding for travel bursaries may be available and would be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact gibsnetwork@gmail.com for further details.

Organisers: The workshop is organised by Nancy Aumais, Dr Kate Clayton-Hathway, Eve Ewington, Nosheen Khan, Dr Ana Lopes and Diane McGiffen.

More information and how to book

Email: gibsnetwork@gmail.com