CfP “Uses of the Past” PDW @CBS

Call for Papers – Paper Development Workshop

Uses of the Past: History and Memory in Organizations and Organizing

 Deadline for Abstracts: October 13, 2015

The Centre for Business History at Copenhagen Business School will host a paper development workshop (PDW) for scholars conducting research on the uses of history and memory in organizations and organizing on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. We welcome applications from scholars of all backgrounds conducting research on the question of why, how, and what affects the past is used by managers and organizations. The goal of the PDW is, in part, to support the development of research and foster dialogue among scholars who may be interested in submitting papers to the Special Issue of Organization Studies devoted to the same topic, though neither application nor attendance at the workshop is required for full consideration of papers submitted for the special issue. More information about the Special Issue can be found here: . Limited funds may be available on a competitive basis for applicants who are unable to get funding from their home institutions.

To apply, please email an abstract of between 300 and 500 words describing your research, along with a cv or bio to one the PDW organizers below. Applications should be sent by October 13, 2015 to receive full consideration. Please submit your paper to Mads Mordhorst ( and Dan Wadhwani (

Applicants will get a feedback October 19 and successful applicants will be asked to submit either short papers (approx. 3,000 words) or full papers (8-10,000 words) by December 1 in order for other participants to read them before the PDW.

PDW Organizers

Mads Mordhorst, Copenhagen Business School, Andrew Popp, University of Liverpool, Roy Suddaby, University of Victoria,

Dan Wadhwani, University of the Pacific,

For more information see the flyer: PDW_Uses of the Past