8.1 / REVISITING SELF-MANAGEMENT


Lessons from its Past; Reflections on the future of social economy and self-managed work

18 – 22 April 2015   print this page

Conference organizers:

Nebojša Stojčić, University of Dubrovnik, Croatia

Henning Salling Olesen, Roskilde University, Denmark

Iraj Hashi, University of Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Elizabeth Bowman, Center for Global Justice, Mexico

Michael Howard, University of Maine, United States

Len Krimerman, University of Connecticut, United States


Conference description:

The conference will reconsider some of the main initiatives of worker and community self-management in the past, and reflect on the future potential of these and other emerging forms of self-management, including experiences from the former Yugoslavia self-management system, large scale cooperatives like Mondragon and those in Emilia Romagna, Italy, worker-owned enterprises, and new developments in social entrepreneurship. The conference shall enable discussions about the theoretical ground for social economy and self-managed work, and reflection on the potential of ongoing initiatives for economic reform in their different societal contexts. Reports from both practitioners and researchers from a variety of countries in Europe, USA and Latin America will be presented and discussed.


Conference lecturers:

Nebojša Stojčić, University of Dubrovnik, Croatia

Kirsten Weber, Roskilde University, Netherlands

Henning Salling Olesen, Roskilde University, Denmark

Dragutin Varga, Croatia

Vera Gjokaj, Croatia

Al Campbell, Switzerland

Len Krimerman, University of Connecticut, United States

Iraj Hashi, University of Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Daniel Jakopovich, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Goran Jeras, Croatia

Gabriele Herbert, International Institute for Selfmanagement, Frankfurt, Germany