New Editor for Journal of Historical Research in Marketing

Emerald is seeking a new Editor for Journal of Historical Research in Marketing to take over from the outgoing Editor, Professor Brian Jones, in January 2017.

JHRM publishes 4 issues per year and features many world class authors such as Shelby Hunt, Russell Belk, William Wilkie, Mark Tadajewski, Nick Alexander, and Jon Stobart. Full details of the journal are provided on the home page at The journal was launched in 2009, is included in Scopus and registers over 25,000 article downloads per year.

Please send expressions of interest in this role to the Publisher, Richard Whitfield, including a brief outline of your vision for development of the journal, your suitability for the role including any experience in Editing/Guest Editing. Please also include a copy of your CV. Don’t hesitate to ask any questions you may have and do forward this to anyone who you feel may be particularly interested in this opportunity.

The journal uses the ScholarOne submission system for which full training would be provided.

The closing date for expressions of interest is 22 August 2016.

Bread making and word making

It’s summer, students have largely stopped spamming our inboxes, so it’s time to do some writing… And as I am cleaning up my email inbox in one of those work avoidance moments, I came across this lovely blog about writing and bread-making. It’s really about the PhD, but realistically if you live in a country that has the REF, this never ends!

Research Degree Insiders

Bread making is fascinating–on the one hand, humans have been making bread for about 15,000 years when all they had was some coals and some ground up grains (Egyptians and Indigenous Australians were both making loaves that long ago)–and since then, for millennia, people made perfectly edible loaves with rudimentary tools all over the world. Bread making, anyone can do it.
On the other hand, bread making is extraordinarily technical. Modern bread production is highly technologised, with specialised ingredients, equipment and training. Even making a modern loaf at home for serious bakers involves a whole raft of equipment and techniques not used for any other kind of cooking.
The third thing, though, is regardless of whether you make ‘anyone can do it’ bread or a really impressive loaf, only a few people actually bother to make bread at all.

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Historical Perspectives on Org Studies: The End of an Era


The final meeting of Standing Working Group 8 (Historical Perspectives on Org Studies) took place at the European Group for Organization Studies Meeting in Naples, Italy this past week. SWG 8 was established by Lars Engwall, Matthias Kipping, and Behlul Usdiken six years ago and has served as an important institutional platform for the discussion and development of work related to historical approaches to management and organizational research over that time. Many of the articles, chapters, and books that have been produced in the last few years were born out of the working group. Though, by EGOS rules, the standing working group has a limited term, the bigger project on the development of historical approaches to organizational research will continue next year at the EGOS meeting in Copenhagen, thanks two new sub themes related to history and organization studies. These are Subtheme 43 (Theorizing the Past, Present, and Future of Organization Theory) and Subtheme 44 (Rethinking History, Rethinking Business Schools).

EGOS SWG8 Final Program

Sub-theme 08: (SWG) History and Organization Studies: The Ways Forward


Daniel Wadhwani, University of the Pacific, USA, and Copenhagen Business School, Denmark;

Matthias Kipping, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada;

Stephanie Decker, Aston Business School, UK;

Session I: Thursday, July 07, 11:00 to 12:30, T5

Organizational History: The Past and the Future
Chair: Matthias Kipping

Peter Miskell
Management historians and public perceptions of the past: A neglected area?
Presenter/Discussant: Talia Pfefferman

Michael Rowlinson, John Hassard and Stephanie Decker
Organizational memory, history, and forgetting
Presenter/Discussant: Mairi MacLean

 Session II: Thursday, July 07, 14:00 to 15:30
– Parallel Stream –

 Parallel Stream A: Contextualizing Sensemaking & Identity – Room: T5
Chair: Stephanie Decker

Christian Stutz
Elaborating the strategic cognition view of issue salience: A historical case study
Presenter/Discussant: Rasmus Nykvist

Lars Geschwind, Rómulo Pinheiro and Bjørn Stensaker
To be or not to be: Institutional complexity and identity formation in the organizational field of higher education
Presenter/Discussant: Ron Kerr

 Parallel Stream B: Entrepreneurial Dynamics – Room: T6
Chair: Dan Wadhwani

 Andrew Smith and Eugene Choi
A Constitutive Historicism Approach Towards Understanding Sensemaking and Sensegiving in Japanese FabLabs
Presenter/Discussant: Tristan May

Giovanni Favero, Vladi Finotto and Anna Moretti
Resisting entrepreneurs: A conceptual framework of entrepreneurial imprinting
Presenter/Discussant: Charles Harvey

Mirko Ernkvist and Rasmus Nykvist
History in the regulatory legitimation of novel organizational forms by new organization
Presenter/Discussant: Fanny Simon

 Session III: Thursday, July 07, 16:00 to 17:30, T5
Corporate Uses of History

Chair: Stephanie Decker

 Mairi Maclean, Charles Harvey, John Sillince and Benjamin Golant
Intertextuality in organizational transition
Presenter/Discussant: Joeri Mol

Jan Frederik de Groot and Nachoem Wijnberg
Corporate art collections and organizational history
Presenter/Discussant: Elena Giovannoni

Ihar Sahakiants, Marion Festing and Thomas Steger
Organizational continuity and founder narrative: The role of primary stakeholders in sustaining a socially responsible corporate culture
Presenter/Discussant: Diego Coraiola

 Session IV: Friday, July 08, 09:00 to 10:30
– Parallel Stream –

 Parallel Stream A: Historical Construction of Cultural Goods – Room: T5
Chair: Stephanie Decker

Shiona Chillas, Melinda A. Grewar and Barbara Townley
Capitalising on history: The case of Scottish textiles
Presenter/Discussant: Jan Frederik de Groot

Tristan May
If 6 was 9: Rhetorical history and the multimodal reissuing of a glorious past
Presenter/Discussant: Michelle Mielly

Michelle Mielly, Gazi Islam and Maria Laura Toraldo
Alliance française in India & rhetorical uses of history
Presenter/Discussant: Mirko Ernkvist

 Parallel Stream B: New Methods, New Frontiers – Room: T6
Chair: Matthias Kipping

Zoi Pittaki
Walking a tightrope: business, the tax system and tax conscience in Greece, 1955-1989
Presenter/Discussant: Christian Stutz

Diego M. Coraiola, William M. Foster and Roy Suddaby
What is a historical case study?
Presenter/Discussant: Giovanni Favero

Wim van Lent and Matthijs den Besten
The Multiple Faces of the Span of Control: a Multilevel Analysis of the Dutch East India Company
Presenter/Discussant: Stephan Leixnering

Session V: Friday, July 08, 14:00 to 15:30, T5
The Sociohistorical Construction of Value
Chair: Dan Wadhwani

Michal Frenkel and Talia Pfefferman
On gendered justifications: Resource acquisition and worlds of worth in establishing small enterprises in Palestine, 1930–1947
Presenter/Discussant: Liv Egholm

Elena Giovannoni and Christopher Napier
The making of material objects through accounting re-presentations: The Founder’s Building at Royal Holloway, 1887-1897
Presenter/Discussant: Karim Ben Slimane

Joeri Mol, Graham Sewell, Miya Tokumitsu and Gerhard Wiesenfeldt
The institutionalization of signs of value: Icons, indexes and symbols in art markets
Presenter/Discussant: Pamela A. Popielarz

Session VI: Saturday, July 09, 09:00 to 10:30
– Parallel Stream –

Parallel Stream A: Industry Dynamics – Room: T5
Chair: Dan Wadhwani

Karim Ben Slimane, Damien Chaney, Eero Vaara and Tao Wang
Between memories and market. Relegitimation of absinthe in France since 1980s
Presenter/Discussant: Shilo Hills

Fanny Simon and Albéric Tellier
Imitation game: How coopetition can lead to standardization
Presenter/Discussant: Wim Van Lent

Shilo Hills, Maxim Ganzin, Roy Suddaby and William M. Foster
Strategic deployment of history and myth in identity construction: A story of the global wine industry
Presenter/Discussant: Shiona Chillas

Parallel Stream B: Constructing & Crossing Sectoral Divides – Room: T6
Chair: Stephanie Decker

Stephan Leixnering and Renate E. Meyer
Re-discovering an organizational form: Public interest-orientation as corner stone of the modern corporation
Presenter/Discussant: Zoi Pittaki

Pamela A. Popielarz
Moral dividends: Transpositions between business and Freemasonry in nineteenth century America
Presenter/Discussant: Lars Geschwind

Liv Egholm
The messiness of common good. Translation of concepts and practices between non-civil and civil spheres: the Egmont Foundation 1920–2014
Presenter/Discussant: Ihar Sahakiants

Session VII: Saturday, July 09, 11:00 to 12:30, T5
New Directions
Chair: Stephanie Decker

Ron Kerr and Sarah Robinson
Women leaders in the political field in Scotland: Extending the ‘historical turn’ to leadership studies
Presenter/Discussant: Andrew Smith

Rasmus Nykvist, Robin Gustafsson, Mirko Ernkvist, Christian Sandström, Erik Lakomaa and Zeerim Cheung
Towards an integrative digital history approach in organization studies
Presenter/Discussant: Peter Miskell