The 28th Annual EAEPE Conference 2016

The 28th EAEPE Annual Conference will take place in Manchester on 3-5 November 2016. The conference theme is inspired by the historical legacy of the Industrial Revolution that has made Manchester a pre-eminent industrial metropolis of the world. The theme invites contributors to consider social and economic implications of industrialisation, deindustrialisation and transformation with particular attention to those institutions that flourish and decline around industries and manufacturing.

Abstract submission closes on the 31st of May 2016. Following the usual EAEPE format, prospective participants are invited to submit a paper on either the conference theme or one of the 22 EAEPE Research Areas. Abstracts (300-750 words) should include the following: the name(s), email address, affiliation of the authors, along with the name and code of the relevant Research Area. Following a notification of acceptance, a full paper will be invited.

The organisers intend to celebrate the legacy of Manchester’s status as a cradle of the Industrial Revolution that determined the global path for well-being creation by manufacturing and technologies, and later by services and creative industries. The conference theme also recognises how Manchester has shaped the people’s history and encouraged intellectual advancements on such important issues as workers’ rights, trade unions, co-operatives, civil rights, and liberal critique of the shortcomings of the capitalist system.

The North-West of England is specifically, known for experiencing the consequences of deindustrialisation as well as successful examples of recovery. Many problems have not yet been solved, but the prospects of further regeneration and sustainable progressive long-term development through the opportunities linked to the knowledge economy, creative industry, services and progressive business formats, it is believed, could provide footing for the successful future of the region. Participants are encouraged to engage in a relevant discussion from the angle of regional specificities and challenges through contributions that could shape political and economic discourse on sustainable solutions to socio-economic dynamics.

Sample topics related to the 2016 Conference Theme

De-manufacturing and economic policy; The economic policy and economic analysis related legacy of Marx and Engels; New industrialisation and growth; The use of historical lenses in Economics and Management; The sociology of management; Sustainable counteraction to socio-economic decline; Economic policy for urban regeneration; Industrial specialisation and imbalances within the European Union; Industrial excellence and the business-university ties; Future of Industrial Relations; Business history of manufacturing.

Among the 2016 special sessions: ‘Alliance Manchester Business School’ session on Precarious Work; Understanding complexity and uncertainty in coupled human-natural systems; Contributions to Institutional Analysis; Organizations, Markets and Inequality; ‘STOREP’ - Law, Economics and Institutions; ‘Manchester Industrial Relations-ADAPT’ session on Facilitating Sustainable Work; Institutional Credibility and Function; ‘The Northern business powerhouse’, ‘Co-operative business model for the future’, ‘Manchester Devolution and local economic policy’; Complexity and Evolutionary Political Economy.

Please find the list of Special Sessions and the corresponding calls here!

Early career researchers can apply to join the Pre-Conference that is planned for November 1-3.

De-manufacturing and economic policy; The economic policy related legacy of Marx and Engels’ economic analysis; New industrialisation and growth; The use of historical lenses in Economics and Management; The sociology of management; Sustainable solutions to socio-economic decline; Economic policy for urban regeneration; Industrial specialisation and imbalances within the European Union; Industrial excellence and the business-university ties; Industrial Relations and change; Manufacturing Business History.

Prof. Bill Cooke, University of York

Prof. Maureen Mc Kelvey, University of Gothenburg: Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship - Beyond the Schumpeterian entrepreneur

We are delighted to announce that we have secured a very exciting venue for our conference dinner, the People’s History Museum. The dinner will take place on Saturday 5th November 2016 in the historic Engine Hall.

Dr. Andrea Bernardi and Dr. Olga Kuznetsova (MMU).

  • January 31, 2016: abstract submission opens
  • May 31, 2016: abstract submission deadline
  • June 30, 2016: notification of acceptance; registration opens
  • July 31, 2016: early registration closes
  • September 14, 2016: late registration closes (for authors to be included in the scientific programme).
  • October 01, 2016: full papers submission deadline.

The conference fees and the EAEPE membership fees are denominated in Euros and are paid on the website of the association.

  • Members’ regular rate:

by 31st July 2016 - 190 €

after 31st July 2016 - 250 €

  • Non-members’ regular rate:

by 31st July 2016 - 270 €

after 31st July 2016 - 330 €

  • Members’ special rates:

PhD/Masters students  - 90 €

Subsidized fee[1] by 31st July 2016 - 100

[1] For participants from developing countries and regions particularly affected by crisis Please apply in advance to Pasquale Tridico ( and Oliver Kessler (

Students and early-career researchers are invited to participate at the pre-conference workshops before the main conference. Conference registration as a PhD/Master student entitles you to attend both the pre-conference workshops and the main conference. Please find detailed information about the workshops, lecturers, and the schedule here.

Fee Waiver Application

There is a fee waiver policy for a limited number of students and early-career researchers with papers accepted for presentation at the main conference. To be eligible for the fee waiver, you need to be a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD student and have an accepted abstract at the main conference.

Applications for fee waivers have to be made through the fee waiver application website between 30 June and 31 August. Please submit your full paper and a written statement from your supervisor or a faculty member of your study or PhD program (or similar), confirming that you do not receive financial support for participation at the conference. Decisions will be based upon the quality of your conference paper and be made in early September. You can make your conference (and pre-conference) registration after decisions have been made, there will be sufficient time. (Registering earlier, you would be asked to pay the conference fee upon registration.)

Please note that the fee waiver application is different from the annual EAEPE-Simon Young Scholar Prize. For more information concerning the latter, please see here:

Andrea Bernardi (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK); Charles Dannreuther (University of Leeds, UK);Wolfram Elsner (University of Bremen, Germany); Damian Grimshaw (University of Manchester, UK); Ismail Erturk (University of Manchester, UK); Hardy Hanappi (Vienna University of Technology, Austria); Olga Kuznetsova (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK); Natalie Lazaric (Sophie-Nice University, France); Lukasz Mamica (Krakow University of Economics, Poland); Salvatore Monni (University of Rome III, Italy); Jorge Muñoz (Université Bretagne Occidentale, France); Marco Raberto (University of Genoa, Italy); Michael Rowlinson (Queen Mary University of London, UK); Francesca Romagnoli (British Treasury – OECD, UK); Jill Rubery (University of Manchester, UK); Dimitrios Syrrakos (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK); Pasquale Tridico (University of Rome III, Italy); Caroline Vincensini (ENS de Cachan, France); Hugh Willmott (Cass Business School, UK).

Academic queries: Dr. Andrea Bernardi ( or Dr. Olga Kuznetsova ( Administrative queries: (

Download the Final Call for Papers