Globalizing Actors: Creating, Diffusing and Contesting the norms of International Management

TBC, Loughborough University London

On Thursday 4 April and Friday 5 April, Loughborough University London are hosting a conference on 'Globalizing Actors: Creating, Diffusing And Contesting The Norms of International Management'.

Conference Theme 

In a globalized economic and business context, the norms that shape organisational practices travel internationally. This is perhaps most obviously the case within the multinational company, where individuals are responsible for the creation, diffusion, interpretation and negotiation of norms – which may be rules, principles or guidelines – across international operations. At the same time, individual actors in a range of other settings – consultancies, trade unions, NGOs, advocacy groups, etc – also aim to shape global norms affecting the management of organisations, work and employment. We refer to these individuals as globalizing actors.

You can find out more about the conference theme here.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided on both days of the conference. The conference dinner on Thursday evening is open to all, but we ask to indicate your attendance on the registration form


An outline conference programme is available below. A detailed programme listing session themes and presenters will be available nearer the time. 

Thursday 4 April 2019

Time  Details 
9am-9.30am Arrival and refreshments
9.30am-10am Welcome 
10am-11.30am Sessions 1
11.30am-11.45am Break and refreshments 
11.45am-1.15pm Session 2
1.15pm-2pm Lunch
2pm-3.30pm Session 3
3.30pm-3.45pm Break and refreshments 
3.45pm-5.15pm Session 4
5.15pm-7pm Drinks reception
7pm Dinner

Friday 5 April 2019

Time Details
8.30am-9am Arrival and refreshments 
9am-10.30am Session 5
10.30am-10.45am Break and refreshments 
10.45am-12.15pm Session 6
12.15pm-1pm Lunch
1pm-2.30pm Reflection panel
2.30pm-2.45pm Closing remarks 


Getting to campus 

Loughborough University London is located on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, within a new innovation quarter known as Here East. 

The closest station to HereEast is Hackney wick Overground station.

HereEast also provides a shuttle bus service with two pickup points from Stratford:

  • Stratford International stop E
  • Stratford City stop X

The bus rides take no longer than 10 minutes and it’s free of charge.

Please call reception if you have any problems on the day: 020 3818 0777

You can also look at our how to find us page for more directions to our campus.


Please register to attend this conference using the link below by Friday 8 March 2019


Register here