2nd International Colloquium on Epistemology and Sociology of Management Science
14 - 16 March 2012 – Florianópolis - SC - Brazil
“Management as Applied Social Science: challenges and prospects”
I. Epistemological Analysis of Management Science
II. Sociology of Management Science
III. Rationality in Organizations
IV. Epistemological Analysis of Specific Domains
Organizing Committee
Maurício Serva (Coordinator)
Carolina Andion
Sérgio Boeira
Marcos Bosquetti
Déris Caetano
Carlos Karam
Danilo Melo
Daniel Pinheiro
Laís Santos
Raphael Schlickmann
Gabriel Siqueira
Rogério Tonet
1. International Colloquium Purposes
Promote a breakthrough international conference dedicated to the study of epistemology and
sociology of management science;
Integrate researchers across different domains of science on an international network;
Stimulate discussions on the scientific rigor the problematic of epistemology and sociology of
management science and organizational studies.
2. Key Dates
May 30, 2011 – Start of call for papers
June 10, 2011 – Start of papers submission and registration for the event
November 1, 2011 - Deadline of papers submission
December 10, 2011 - Notification of papers acceptance/rejection for presentation
January 15, 2012 - Deadline of registration for authors of accepted papers
January 31, 2012 – Deadline of early registration discount
March 14 - 16, 2012 – Realization of the Colloquium
3. Subtopics
I. Epistemological Analysis of Management Science
- Studies of the epistemological basis of management and organization theories;
- New perspectives on ideology and science in management;
- Epistemology of management science status and development;
- Issues and trends in management as applied social science;
- Possibilities and limits of multi-paradigmatic analysis;
- Debate on the fragmentation of organizational theory;
- Trends and sophistication of the functionalist paradigm;
- Challenges to the critical paradigm: theoretical framework and application in management.
II. Sociology of Management Science
- Management approach, under the terms of its institutions;
- Role-play interactions among the actors in the management field: power, interest, symbolic exchanges,
strategies and rationality;
- Socio-historical conditions of the preparation and dissemination of scientific literature in this area;
- Interface between science history and sociology of management science.
III. Rationality in Organizations
- Impact of rationality studies on the advancement of the epistemology of management science;
- Management and rationality: proposals for the advancement of knowledge;
- Tension between rationalities in the practice of management;
- Consequences of Guerreiro Ramos approach.
IV. Epistemological Analysis of Specific Domains
- Epistemological analysis of scientific literature in areas related to management, with emphasis on
emerging issues, such as social economy endeavors, relationship between civil society, public and market
sectors; management as collective action; sustainable territorial development; public policies; among
4. Submission of articles:
Key information:
- Papers should be submitted via e-mail ([email protected] until September 10, 2011;
- Papers inconsistent with the characteristics and the technical criteria required by the Organizing
Committee will not be accepted;
- It is allowed to submit up to two papers per author or coauthor;
- We point out that each paper must be original and should remain so until the end of the conference;
- Authors are fully responsible for the paper’s originality and for correctness of its subject-matter, language
and formal attributes.
- The evaluation committee will judge the papers solely for their quality, limiting the selection to the
appropriate number for presentation in accordance with the available time;
- We accept papers submitted in Portuguese, Spanish, English and French;
- Upon submission, the inclusion of all authors must necessarily be made as described below:
 paper title;
 indication of the paper’s sub-theme;
 full name (s) of author(s) - Maximum of 4 authors per paper;
 ID number of author(s);
 home institution(s) of author(s) and their function (eg.: professor, Ph.D., coordinator, etc.).
 author(s) e-mail(s);
 institution(s) telephone number(s) and address(es) for author(s) contacting.
- The papers should identify their authors only on the first page (see item 5.2); make sure that your article
does not contain explicit or hidden identification along the text;
- The authors with papers accepted will be notified by the Organizing Committee by December 10, 2012
and should make their registration until January 15, 2012;
- Failure to submit the registration of at least one author until January 15, 2012 will result in the exclusion
of the article from the event;
- The presentation of papers accepted at the event is mandatory, considering the presence of at least one
author. Authors with approved paper that do not show for the presentation will not have papers
accepted in the 2013 event.
5. Formatting Rule
The spelling review and grammatical quality of the texts are sole responsibility of the authors. It is
important to notice that the Colloquium Proceedings will publish the submitted paper versions.
5.1. General Instructions:
- Paper: A4 (29.7 x 21 cm);
- Paper Orientation: Portrait;
Top: 3 cm
Bottom 2 cm
Right: 2 cm
Left: 3 cm
- Text Editor: Office Word 2003 or later;
- Font: Times New Roman, size 12;
- Spacing: single;
- Paragraph: justified;
- Pages: minimum should be 12 (twelve) pages and should not exceed 35 (thirty five), including the first
page (only title, abstract and key words), tables, figures, bibliography;
- Layout: insert number of pages in the bottom on the right side;
- Notes: must be placed at the foot of the corresponding page;
- Citations and references: citations should be inserted in the text, including the surname of the author of
the source, date of publication and page number (if any). Full bibliographical references of author(s)
quoted should be presented in alphabetical order at the end of the text.
5.2 Contents of first page:
- Title of the paper, centered, bold and with all the main words beginning with uppercase letters;
- Names of the authors, followed by their e-mails;
- Abstract (in the same language chosen for the text): - minimum of 15 lines (1,200 characters) and a
maximum of 30 lines (2,400 characters), single spaced and indication of three to five keywords;
- After the abstract, the main text should be initiated, separated by 3 (three) lines in simple spaces.
6. Registration
Registration for the II Colloquium on Epistemology and Sociology of Management Science will be made
exclusively through the website: link "Registration".
Authors of accepted abstracts
Value: R$100.00 until 01/15/12
Other participants
Values: R$100.00 until 01/31/12
R$130.00 from 02/01/12 to 03/14/12
7. Conference place
UFSC Campus - Trindade
Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
8. Further information
[email protected]