AoM CMS Solidarity Statement

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Gibson Burrell and Simon Lilley write about the plans for compulsory redundancies at the University

[See statement attached]

Dear Colleagues,


The University of Leicester has proposed targeted redundancies of academics

working in Critical Management Studies and Political Economy. Amid the

COVID-19 pandemic which has led to millions of deaths and untold economic

and social damage and at a time when university staff are supporting their

students and communities in extraordinary ways, these proposed cuts

demonstrate in the most serious terms the precarity that university staff

find themselves in. And sadly, this is happening at a time when the two

areas targeted: critical management thinking and political-economic

education; are more central than ever to addressing the great challenges of

our time. The Academy of Management CMS Executive stand in solidarity with

colleagues affected. Gibson Burrell and Simon Lilley ex-heads of department

write about the proposal as attached.



The Academy of Management

CMS Division

Executive Team