Edge Hill Business School hosted the very prestigious 10th International Critical Management Studies (CMS) Conference from 3-5 July 2017 in Liverpool after being chosen as a host from a competitive selection process.  This conference built on the traditions of recent CMS conferences by aiming to engage scholarly thinking and analysis as well as provocations leading to proposed action.  At the CMS 2017, three critical management doyens namely Prof. Stewart Clegg, Prof. Barbara Townley and Prof. Prem Sikka gave their key note addresses.

The conference provided an avenue for the Edge Hill Business School staff and students to meet and listen to the leading scholars in the field of critical management studies and develop key networks.  More than 500 delegates attended the conference from around the world. There were more than 30 streams examining the different facets of critical management studies. The conference dinner was held at the St. George’s Hall in Liverpool. The artwork from the three day conference has been installed in the Business School for the benefit of the students.

The Conference created a significant economic impact of £700,000 to the Liverpool City region. The contribution of the University was acknowledged in a recognition event organised recently. A certificate to this effect was also presented to Professor Wankhade, on behalf of the University by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool at the Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool.

Presentation Ceremony

Professor Paresh Wankhade, CMS 2017 Conference Chair said, “It is a great honour and mark of the growing recognition of the University that Edge Hill University Business School was chosen to host this prestigious event. The three days of the conference focussed on scholarly and critical discussion about the state of management studies.”

Professor Helen Woodruffe-Burton, Director of the School said, “We are justly proud of our fine city, the city where Edge Hill University opened on 24 January 1885 as Edge Hill College – another first – this time, the first non-denominational teacher training college for women in England.”

Further details about the Conference and other activities of the Business School are available here.