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International Colloquium on the Future of Work

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Colloquium:

Does an understanding of the past enhance our understanding of the future?

University of Bath School of Management

Date: June 3rd, 2019

Managers and employees are two major, interdependent but often fundamentally opposed actors that coevolved over the past two centuries. From the very beginning of the First Industrial Revolution stories and studies abound about both conflict and cooperation centred on the core idea of management: ‘getting things done’. Nevertheless, the contemporary manager is considerably different from the pioneer industrialists of the eighteenth century. Arguably even more transformed are the descendants of the workers in those the early manufactories.

This colloquium will explore how manager-employee relations and individuals at work have evolved and changed since the First Industrial Revolution, and how this knowledge will help us anticipate what form of manager-employee relations, and what forms of managers and employees, may develop in what has been called the Fourth Industrial Revolution. We welcome papers focusing on employee-employer relations and individuals at work that take this long, historical and future-focused view. Those that fit within the scope of critical management, business history and philosophy of management are particularly welcome.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. The design of jobs and tasks in the near future.

2. The impact of new technologies and artificial intelligence on employee – manager interactions – what can we learn from the past?

3. The composition of future workforce and sources of employee – manager motivation to work: can history’s heritage of antagonistic relations be overcome?

4. Boundary management between work and family domains, in a culture of constant-hours availability: what are the lessons from history?

5. What will define employee engagement and commitment in the future?

6. What sorts of identities, or forms of the self, may become available in the future, and




Abstracts or Papers-in-Progress: For abstracts (500 words) and papers in progress; please submit at:

y.rofcanin@bath.ac.uk (Yasin Rofcanin) & f.mughal@bath.ac.uk (Farooq Mughal)




Deadline for submission of abstracts and work-in-progress papers: 5 May 2019

Notification of accepted submissions: 15 May 2019




Organised by:

Prof. Aykut Berber, Ph.D.

Visiting Professor at the School of Management, University of Bath

Professor of Management, Istanbul University School of Business


Farooq Mughal, Ph.D.

Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Strategy and Organisation Division

School of Management, University of Bath


Hosted by the Future of Work Research Centre


Prof. Nancy Harding, Ph.D.

Professor of Human Resource Management

Head of Strategy & Organisation Division

School of Management, University of Bath


Yasin Rofcanin, Ph.D.

Reader of Human Resource Management and Organisational Psychology

Deputy Director of the Future of Work Centre

School of Management, University of Bath


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8 West Building, Room: 2-19

School of Management

University of Bath

Claverton Down Road

Combe Down, BA2 7AY

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