Maria Rita Micheli, IESEG School of Management
Mario Campana, School of Management, University of Bristol
The interest of management scholars in LBGBTQ+ themes has increased over time. In particular, research has highlighted the relevance of discussing these themes within organization studies, exploring how more inclusive workplaces and leadership styles can be enhanced. In addition, marketing research has focused on the need to focus on LBGTQ+ themes when exploring consumers’ needs and behaviors. On the one side, there is increased awareness of the need to discuss these topics in academic research, recognizing their relevance for the society. On the other side, there are constant discussions on the interrelations, differences, and similarities across different lines of research. In this two-day virtual conference, several esteemed scholars will lead conversation on LGBTQ+ themes across organization studies and marketing, through eight paper presentations and one keynote speech. In the second day, in the concluding Panel, we will also involve representatives from the industry, with whom we will discuss how to leverage the bridge between academia and industry, aimed to find fruitful ways to advance the focus on LGBTQ+ themes within organizations. Overall, we will stimulate discussion around the following questions: What is the current research landscape around LGBTQ+ themes and what are the areas that require deeper attention? What are promising areas of inquiry? How can overlaps and differences across topics be leveraged to advance the extant literature and enhance relevance for society? This two-day conference is intended to discuss the state-of-the-science, provide collective insights from the intersection of different research fields, and offer future research opportunities with high societal relevance.
Link for registration https://ieseg.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpd-ygrTgrGdwliS0hgH3N7DHzyTrOB2kY
The detailed program is available below.
The Keynote Speech by Bryant Hudson, IESEG School of Management, will lead to discuss the challenges of doing research on LGBTQ+ themes.
The Panel, moderated by Matteo Winkler, will be an opportunity for academics and industry representatives to discuss LBGTQ+ themes within and across organizations. Michael Brown from UM UK will discuss opportunities and challenges for research on LGBTQ+ themes presenting some of the initiatives of MRSpride. Lisa Buchter from emlyon will discuss diversity policies. Aharon Cohen Mohliver will present the new LGBTQ+ Executive Leadership Programme at London Business School. Nicci Take from Mercer will discuss how to increase the relevance of research on LGBTQ+ for organizations.
The titles of each presentation is below. The presentations will feature nine speakers from different disciplines (in alphabetical order): Robyn Berkley, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Shona Bettany, Huddersfield Business School, Jack Coffin, The University of Manchester, Christian Eichert, Goldsmiths, University of London, Stefano Osella, Max Planck Institute, Shaun Pichler, Mihaylo College of Business & Economics, Rohan Venkatraman, The University of Melbourne, Matteo Winkler, HEC Paris.
The discussants for the presentations will be (in alphabetical order): Federica De Stefano, HEC Paris, Katherine Duffy, Adam Smith Business School, Maria Rita Micheli, IESEG School of Management, Astrid Van den Bossche, Goldsmiths, University of London.
For questions and clarifications please contact the organizers. Maria Rita Micheli, IESEG School of Management (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Mario Campana, University of Bristol (email@example.com)
June 15th- GMT+2 (PM)
June 16th- GMT+2 (PM)