Letters to the VC

This site contains the letters we have knowledge of and which were sent to the Vice Chancellor, to the Head of the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities or to the Dean and Deputy Dean of the School of Business.

  1. Public Letter to the University of Leicester Concerning the Proposed Redundancies in the School of Business, January 26, 2021 – signed by 3000 scholars
  2. Open Letter to the University of Leicester from Alumni Regarding Proposed Redundancies in the School of Business, January 27, 2021: 
  3. Statement from the Economic Sociology & Political Economy global community, January 28, 2021
  4. Statement from the British Academy of Management regarding the value of preserving pluralism within our discipline, January 29, 2021
  5. Letter of the Editors-in-Chief of Organization: The Critical Journal of Organization, Theory & Society, January 29, 2021
  6. Letter of support from The Board of International Critical Management Studies, February 2, 2021
  7. The Academy of Management CMS Executive stand in solidarity with colleagues affected and publishes a letter by Gibson Burrell and Simon Lilley, February 3, 2021
  8. Statement of solidarity by the British Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA), February 3, 2021
  9. Open letter by the editorial collective of ephemera: theory & politics in organization, February 8, 2021
  10. Letter by Kenneth Surin, Emeritus Professor, Duke University, February 9, 2021
  11. Joint Statement of the Board of the Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism (SCOS) and the Editorial Team of Culture and Organization, February 10, 2021
  12. Letter of the editors of Gender, Work & Organization, March 4, 2021
  13. Letter of the Editorial Board and Managing Editor of Review of Radical Political Economics, March 16, 2021
  14. Letter by Damian O’Doherty, Professor of Management and Organization, University of Manchester, March 18, 2021
  15. Letter by Jeff Hearn, Professor Emeritus, Management and Organisation, Hanken School of Economics, Finland, Honorary Doctor in Social Sciences, Lund University, Sweden, Professor Extraordinarius, Institute for Social and Health Sciences, University of South Africa, March 18, 2021
  16. Letter by Hugh Willmott, Professor of Management, Business School (formerly Cass), City University London, Research Professor in Organization Studies, Cardiff Business School, Fellow of the British Academy, Fellow of the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, March 19, 2021
  17. Letter of Fellows of the British Academy, March 24, 2021
  18. Open letter of the editors of Critical Perspectives on Accounting, March 25, 2021
  19. Letter of the editors of the Journal Competition and Change, March 31, 2021
  20. Open letter of the authors of the definitions used in the process, April 14, 2021
  21. Open Letter to the University of Leicester: Studies of Social Movements and Alternative Organizations belong to Business and Management Studies, May 2021 – signed by 250+ scholars
  22. Letter from the President of the British Sociological Association, May 11, 2021
  23. Letter of the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy, May 11, 2021
  24. British Association of Finance and Accounting (BAFA) – Open Letter on academic integrity and University of Leicester Business School (ULBS) redundancies, May 13, 2021