Toulouse, 12-13 September 2013
Toulouse Business School
20 Boulevard Lascrosses, 31000 TOULOUSE, France
Toulouse Business School (Work Employment and Health Research Group) is pleased to be hosting the 3rd International Conference on Vulnerable Workers and Precarious Work, in collaboration with ADAPT; Marco Biagi Centre for International and Comparative Studies; ANMIL, the Italian National Association for Injured and Disabled Workers; Middlesex University Business School; and Curtin University Business School.
This conference follows two successful conferences in London in 2010 on Vulnerable Workers, Health, Safety and Well-Being and in 2012 on Vulnerable Workers and Precarious Work in a Changing World. Each of these conferences resulted in edited collections, and for the 2013 conference we are also planning further books and special issues of academic journals.
We are interested in papers dealing with all aspects of vulnerability and precariousness at work, whether in terms of risk of labour market exclusion or exposure to occupational hazards. Papers that advance theory and understanding of these questions are as welcome as those with a strong empirical focus. In particular we seek contributions with an international comparative dimension and based on research grounded in the lived experience of those facing vulnerability and precariousness.
The conference will address themes such as: employment regulation (and deregulation); the role of trade unions and international organisations (ILO, OECD, EU…); labour market insecurity and restructuring; stakeholder perspectives on vulnerability and precariousness; decent work, exploitation and forced labour; discrimination on the basis of gender and ethnic origin; migrant workers and labour mobility; health, safety and dangerous work. This list is neither exhaustive nor exclusive: we encourage papers from diverse disciplines and research employing a variety of methodologies.
The working language of the conference and publications will be English.
Contributors are invited to submit an abstract of 500 words by 30 June 2013 with this form.
Abstracts will be refereed by members of the scientific committee of the conference and decisions will be sent to individuals by 7 July 2013.
Further details will be provided at the conference with regard to publication opportunities (academic journals and edited collections).
Please register and pay by 30 July using the hyperlink below.
John Burgess - People, Business and Strategy, Curtin University Business School
Julia Connell - People, Business and Strategy, Curtin University Business School
Tony Dundon - Management Discipline, National University of Ireland Galway
Chris Forde - Centre for Employment Relations Innovation and Change, Leeds University Business School
Maria Giovannone - ADAPT – CSMB, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Felicity Lamm - New Zealand Work Research Institute, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
Françoise Le Deist - Work Employment and Health Research Group, Toulouse Business School
Miguel Martinez-Lucio People, Management and Organisations, University of Manchester Business School
Malcolm Sargeant - Middlesex University Business School
Mark Stuart - Centre for Employment Relations Innovation and Change, Leeds University Business School
Michele Tiraboschi - ADAPT – CSMB, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Diane van Den Broek - Work and Organisational Studies, University of Sydney
Jonathan Winterton - Work Employment and Health Research Group, Toulouse Business School
Registration fee: €240 including coffee, lunches and documentation; conference gala dinner an additional €60.
[Total €300 if attending gala dinner.]
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For further information
Contact the conference organisers:
Françoise Le Deist