CfP: PDW on International Business and Civilizations

PDW Call for Papers

International Business and Civilizations

Deadline: Friday, January 15, 2017 for abstracts

Thursday, March 30, 2017
Embassy Suites Denver Downtown
1420 Stout Street, Denver, Colorado, 80202, USA

Organized under the auspice of the BHC workshop committee Contact: Teresa da Silva Lopes (, Heidi Tworek ( and Christina Lubinski ( 

In recent years, both business historians and international business scholars have grown increasingly interested in the promise of using historical sources, methods and reasoning in international business research. History, it has been argued, can be valuable in addressing a number of limitations in traditional approaches, including in accounting for contexts and institutions, in understanding the relationship between international entrepreneurship and economic change, in providing multi-­‐‑ level perspectives on international business and in showing connections between business and regional ways of life. Business historians have for long engaged with business behavior across borders and international opportunity recognition and are increasingly making their work pertinent to new audiences, in international business scholarship and at business schools.

With the Business History Conference devoting the 2017 annual conference to the theme of “civilizations,” the preceding one-­‐‑day Paper Development Workshop offers developmental feedback to papers explicitly targeting the double audience of international business and history scholars. The purpose of the workshop is to support the development of historical research on international business for publication in high-­‐‑quality outlets, including “The Routledge Companion to the Makers of Global Business.” In addition, workshop participants will discuss how to address the common challenge of writing for a dual audience of historians and international business scholars, including more explicitly presenting the engagement with theory and demonstrating the contribution historical methods and sources make to studying international business phenomena.

We invite papers that explore broad connections between international business and society, the mutual influences of business and culture, the impact of international business activities on home and host countries, the emergence of standards for moral and legitimate international business behavior, and the positive and negative effects of business activities across borders and over time. Authors are encouraged to address what “global” means in the context of their respective work, how the global nature of business changed over time and which actors contributed to this change. All papers should expand current thinking on international business by addressing long-­‐‑term developments based on historical sources and methodologies and by exploring arguments and methods capable of explaining change over time.

We welcome work-­‐‑in-­‐‑progress at all stages of development. Interested scholars may submit two types of submissions for discussion: full research papers (8,000 words) or paper ideas (1,000 to 3,000 words). The workshop will take place immediately before the BHC meeting and at the same location. Paper selection and registration is separate from the annual meeting; participation in both BHC meeting and workshop is possible. There will be a modest registration fee to recover catering costs.

If you are interested in participating, please submit an initial abstract of max. 300 words and a one-­‐‑page CV before Friday, January 15, 2017 to Teresa da Silva Lopes (, Heidi Tworek ( and Christina Lubinski ( Invitations to the PDW will be sent out before February 15, 2017. Full paper (8,000 to 12,000 words) or paper idea (1,000 to 3,000 words) submissions will be expected by Friday, March 3, 2017. Please feel free to contact the organizers with your paper ideas if you are interested in early feedback or want to inquire about the fit of your idea with this PDW.

ToC: BH 59, 1 January 2017

Business History, Volume 59, Issue 1, January 2017 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.

The stagflation crisis and the European automotive industry, 1973-1985

This new issue contains the following articles:


Perspectives articles for Business History
Pages: 1-3 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1254935


The stagflation crisis and the European automotive industry, 1973–85
Jordi Catalan Vidal
Pages: 4-34 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2016.1237505


Voluntary export restraints between Britain and Japan: The case of the UK car market (1971–2002)
James T. Walker
Pages: 35-55 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2015.1038519

The West Midlands automotive industry: the road downhill
Tom Donnelly, Jason Begley & Clive Collis
Pages: 56-74 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2016.1235559

Industrial policy and the British automotive industry under Margaret Thatcher
Tommaso Pardi
Pages: 75-100 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2016.1223049

Path-dependent product development and Fiat’s takeover of Lancia in 1969: meta-routines for design selection between synergies and brand autonomy
Giuliano Maielli
Pages: 101-120 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2015.1038520

Growth amid a storm: Renault in Spain during the stagflation crisis, 1974–1985
Tomàs Fernández-de-Sevilla
Pages: 121-140 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2016.1223050


Reversing gear: trade union responses to economic crises at Opel (1974–1985)
Thomas Fetzer
Pages: 141-157 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2016.1223627


Conf: Is there an accountability gap in archives?


Is there a democratic deficit in archives?

24th – 25th January 2017

Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

At Northumbria’s Threats to Openness in the Digital World conference in 2015 Professor Arthur Lucas raised the question Is there a democracy deficit in the way records are managed and selected for archives?   In the UK, there is public oversight of the process for releasing official records via the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Council and the Information Commissioner, but there is no statutory oversight of the creation, selection or disposition of records. The recommendation in the recent FOI Act review that the Information Commissioner’s prosecution powers be strengthened to make it easier for the IC “to prosecute offences relating to destroying information that has been requested under the Act, and to increase the penalty for this offence”, implies that public bodies will need to publish destruction schedules that are supervised as in Scotland under amendments to the Public Records Act (Scotland).

Does this mean there is an accountability gap in archives? How should the profession respond to these fundamental criticisms?

This follow-on 1.5 day conference will explore the issue and seek to learn from a variety of experiences and perspectives. The keynote speaker will be the new Information Commissioner, Ms Elizabeth Denham. Aimed at members of civil society and information sharing groups concerned with democratic access to the use of information, academics, archivists, records managers and users, it will provide a unique opportunity for delegates to listen to and actively engage in a discussion with leading UK and international figures at the most senior levels of government, academia and the profession. Sessions will focus on what future users want, government reviews and inquiries, the importance of recordkeeping in Africa in fighting corruption and developing the continent, and how tragedies have taught us new lessons about managing records both currently and in the long term.

Other speakers include Greg Falconer, Deputy Director, Digital Records and Information Management at the Cabinet Office; Bruno Longmore, Head of Government Records at the National Records Scotland; Sarah Tyacke, a member of the Hillsborough Independent Panel, Julia Jones who is Head of Information Management for the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse and Dr Nick Barrett, Associate Director Collections and Engagement at Senate House Library; and Dr Sinéad Ring, Co-Director of the Kent Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality.

Cost: £75, including refreshments and evening reception. For more information and to book a place please see

Sponsored by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, there are some free places available for charities.

The conference blog is and Twitter handle is @archivalgap


Ms Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner

Prof David Nicholas, Director, Ciber Research Ltd

Alison Diamond, Archivist, Duke of Argyll, Inverary Castle

Assoc. Prof William Merrin, Media & Communication, University of Swansea

Greg Falconer, Deputy Director, Digital Records and Information Management, Cabinet Office, The Government’s response to Sir Alex Allan’s Review of Government Digital Records

Julia Jones, Head of Information Management, Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

Bruno Longmore, Head of Government Records, National Records Scotland

Dr Alastair Tough, Senior Lecturer, University of Glasgow

Simon Gill, Project Director, Overseas Development Institute

Sarah Tyacke, former Keeper of Records, Public Record Office and member of the Hillsborough Independent Panel

Dr Nick Barrett, Associate Director Collections and Engagement, Senate House Library

Dr Sinéad Ring, Law School, University of Kent, Historical Child Sexual Abuse Inquiries and the Nation’s Duty to Remember: Reflections from Ireland

On behalf of the organisers: Profs Michael Moss & Julie Mcleod and Visiting Prof Dr David Thomas, Northumbria University

Julie McLeod (Prof)| iSchool, Dept. Computer & Information Sciences, Faculty of Engineering & Environment, Northumbria University, Room 117 Pandon Building | Camden Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1XE, UK| t: +44 (0)191 227 3764



Computer & Information Sciences

AOM 2017: Call for submission to MH division

Participate in the 
77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
August 4-8, 2017
Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Call for submissions

The Call for Submissions is now available! Please review the divisions’ and interest groups’ Calls for Submissions and the 2017 Annual Meeting Theme, “At the Interface,” prior to the opening of the submission system in mid-November.

Please note a few important dates:
Call for Submissions: Available NOW
Submission Opening: Mid-November
Submission Deadline: January 10, 2017 at 5:00 PM ET (New York time)

Submitters are advised to carefully review the submission guidelines and processes on the Submission Information website prior to submitting. Submissions that do not follow the guidelines or are incomplete will not be reviewed. If you have any questions about the submission guidelines and process, please contact the Program Staff at


Program Chair: Dr. James M. Wilson, University of Glasgow;

 2017 Management History Division Scholarly Program: Call for Submissions

The Management History (MH) Division invites you to submit empirical and conceptual papers, as well as proposals for symposia (including panel discussions, debates, and roundtables), for consideration for inclusion in the division’s scholarly program. We encourage submissions from practitioners and academic members who would like to take advantage of this opportunity to develop their work, sharing their latest research; as well as submissions of more fully developed original articles.

The MH Division is open to a variety of methodological approaches and focusses on themes ranging from historical events in management practice (empirical focus) to studies that engage with historiography, philosophies of history, and the history of ideas and management thought (theoretical orientation).  In this spirit, the MH Division welcomes scholarly contributions that generate meaningful and original contributions to research, teaching, and higher learning in management.

Since Management History examines the rich and interesting histories of leadership, entrepreneurship, organizations, and social issues in management -historical antecedents of all of the other divisions – submissions for sessions sponsored jointly with other Academy of Management divisions are regarded as particularly attractive, and highly encouraged.

The MH scholarly sessions in the 2017 Academy of Management conference will be held on August 7th and 8th in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to submissions addressing the MH domain, the MH Division we also encourage papers and symposia focused on the conference theme, “At the Interface”. This theme “is an invitation to reflect on the many ways that interfaces separate and connect people and organizations – and to consider the consequences of those separations and interconnections. Some questions to explore:  What kinds of dynamics (linear, fluctuating, punctuated equilibrium) characterize the development of new interfaces and the transformation of existing ones?  What institutions affect the emergence, location, and maintenance of interfaces within and across organizational systems?” and what is the role of historical accounts of the past in making sense of/creating interfaces (e.g., lending a sense of boundaries to an organization over time). Indeed, Management History often considers a variety of micro- and macro-level issues that reflect the interactions and interfaces within and between organizations; along with broader political, economic, social, cultural, environmental, and institutional interfaces, boundaries and interactions. These issues are particularly interesting to those conducting management research from a historical perspective.

As noted, the MH Division encourages submissions from doctoral students. Papers with a PhD student as the first or sole author should be clearly identified when submitted to allow identification of possible winners of the Best Graduate Student Paper (see below).

Management History Division Awards

The MH Division annually bestows multiple awards for excellence:

John F. Mee Award for Best Contribution to Management History

Journal of Management History Best International Paper Award

SAGE Publishers Award for Best MH Division Paper in Leadership

Ronald B. Shuman Award for Best Graduate Student Paper

MH Division Best Reviewer Awards

The MH Division also nominates a best paper on an international subject or theme for the Academy’s Carolyn Dexter Award, and a best student paper for their William H. Newman Award; consistent with the criteria for those honors. Authors that believe their papers are eligible for any of these awards should self-nominate when submitting to ensure they are included in that selection process.

All divisional awards will be presented at the MH business meeting held during the annual conference (see the Online Program for its date, time, and location).