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UKSS Conference 2019

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Executive Business Centre, Bournemouth University

89 Holdenhurst Rd

Bournemouth

BH8 8E

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Systems Thinking and the Circular Economy

Executive Business Centre, Bournemouth University

In a world where traditional conventions, business practices and modes of operation, and resources utilisation are being brought into question, how might businesses, institutes and organisations approach these things differently? The on-going problems around environmental sustainability, natural resources depletion and recycling, and alternative energy supply seem to be suggesting different approaches to business practices, modes of operation and resource usage are imperative. It is also resources in the broadest sense and approaches more than just corporate social responsibility in its various guises. Perhaps a further rethink of manufacturing and services management and logistics management is the order of the day?

If arguing a switch is necessary from the traditional linear economy to a circular economy, in what ways might systems thinking, and systems practice help business, institutions and organisations reconfigure their approaches. Is it an opportunity of positivist, interpretive and post-modernist systems academics and practitioners to deploy systems methodologies to help businesses, institutions and organisations to reconfigure their approaches? After all, skilled academics and practitioners are well versed in reconciling the environmental complexity and guiding system actors to design new models of operation. One thing is for sure though, the pressure on businesses, institutions and organisations is here to stay.

Thus, the theme of this year’s conference then is Systems Thinking and the Circular Economy. Contributions are invited that may facilitate conversations about the role of systems thinking and systems practice in operationalising different practices, modes and resources utilisation. These might come from (but are not limited to) soft systems approaches, critical systems thinking, cybernetics, complexity theory or operational research. Fields of application include banking, cybercrime, education, emergency planning, events, financial services, healthcare, hotels, information systems, leisure, logistics, manufacturing, services, sustainability and tourism.

We, of course, also welcome current or recent applications of systems methodologies such as AIM, IP, SSM, VSM and CSH, or emerging and virtual methodologies such as CVAM.

Conference structure and participation

The conference programme will follow the one-day format developed over the past four years and likely to include an evening event. The programme includes keynote addresses; formal presentations; salon-style discussion sessions, narratives about practice, poster demonstrations and workshops. The emphasis will be on participation, dialogue and knowledge exchange.

You are invited to submit a proposal or a contribution. This could take the form of:

  • An abstract (200 words or extended abstract 800 words). Chosen abstracts will appear in the conference proceedings;
  • Full academic paper for the International Journal of Systems and Society (IJSS) (up to a maximum of 6,000 words and due on the 31st October 2019);
  • An account of a practical application of systems ideas e.g. media file;
  • A poster display (200-800 words). You need not submit your poster(s) at this stage;
  • A proposal for a workshop, but please give as much detail as possible about the topic and proposed format.

In all cases, please indicate, from the list above, what form you would like your contribution to take.

Conference registration

For further information on submissions, or to download the flyer, please see our website – www.ukss.org.uk.

Conference enquiries and bookings through conference secretariat,

Gary Evans, Faculty of Management, D215 Dorset House, Bournemouth University

Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, Dorset BH12 5BB

Tel: 07732 187347

Email: gevans@bournemouth.ac.uk

Conference timeline and fees

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1st March to 30th May - Early bird registration

1st May - Final deadline for abstract, extended abstracts

24th May - Return of review information to authors

31st May - Final media-ready contributions

10th June - Deadline for registration if an abstract is to be published in the proceedings

24th June - Conference at the Executive Business Centre, BU.


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