PhD & Post-Doc event: Crisis, Resilience & Risk

The Centre for Business History in Scotland (CBHS), at the University of Glasgow are holding a three-day event aimed at PhD students and early career Post-Docs on 26-28 August 2019.  The event is being organised by CBHS, Glasgow, with assistance from the department of Modern History at the University of Tuebingen, Germany.  The theme of the Summer School is, “Business beyond the Business Cycle:  Crises, Resilience and Risk Management, c.1850-2000.

Please circulate the attached Call for Papers to any PhD students or Post Docs you think might be interested in presenting a paper at the Summer School.  The deadline for applications is Monday, 10 June 2019.

Also, if you wish to attend and/or participate, please email the organisers, Dr Christopher Miller, Christopher.Miller@glasgow.ac.uk or Dr Daniel Menning, Daniel.Menning@uni-tuebingen.de.

 

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BH SI CfP: Gender, Feminism, and Business History

Business History Special Issue Call for Papers

Gender, Feminism, and Business History: From periphery to centre

 

Guest editors:

Hannah Dean, University of St Andrews, UK

Linda Perriton, University of Stirling, UK

Scott Taylor, University of Birmingham, UK

Mary Yeager, University of California Los Angeles, USA

 

Submission deadline: 15 January 2020.

 

Gender relations represent one of the most significant social issues of modernity, profoundly affecting both women and men’s educational, economic, and political lives. Feminist theory and activism during the last two centuries is the highest profile marker of this, shaping our understanding of gender relations by focusing on equality, social justice, discrmination, inclusion/exclusion, and latterly the intersection of gender with race and ethnicity. The established territory of business history is the global north, after the mid-19th century, focusing on industrial production companies. Despite the changes provoked by feminism and greater recognition of the material and symbolic importance of gender relations, business history as a field maintains a largely gender-free and feminism-free centre. This special issue is designed to change that, by bringing both gender and feminism from the periphery of business history to its centre.

 

Gendered analysis of business history is a considerable field, but perhaps the most prominent challenge it has mounted to date is to the straightforward narratives of great men founding and building large organizations. The simple ‘great man’ narrative may still be a significant staple of the research undertaken in the field, but it is only one possible approach among many. There is empirical and conceptual space for other, very different, narratives of business history and the history of business.

 

This special issue is the first in this field for almost a decade to be dedicated to gender and business and/or organizational history. With it, we want to create a space for research that brings gender and feminism to business history’s centre, to provoke further dialogue and debate about alternative frameworks for research within and beyond the issue itself. We expect contributions to accomplish either or both of the following  aims:

 

  1. To explore the significance of feminist theories and gender in advancing the analysis and understanding of women in particular as business owners, entrepreneurs, or as funders, silent partners, and designers supporting more visible business activity by men;
  2. To advance understanding of women and men working or living on the margins of the established territory of business history – i.e. outside of the global north, before the mid-19th century, outside of established industries, and as critics of masculinised ways of doing business.

 

In order to develop these broad aims, and in keeping with the aims of Business History, contributions to the Special Issue might explore (but is not limited to) the following topics:

 

  • What source materials and archives might offer a more complete understanding of women and feminism in business history?
  • What are the implications of changes occuring in the archive profession, and other developments such as the increase in feminist archiving?
  • How can gender and feminist perspecitves shed new light on the historical analysis of social strucutures inlcuding social, economic and politics systems as well as power?
  • How can gender and feminist perspectives inform business history not only from a Western perspectives but also from other perspectives inlcuding outside of the Anglo-American bubble i,e, Latin America, Africa and Asia?
  • How can gender and feminist perspectives inform business history before the 19th century?
  • How should the corporate archive and the firm in particular be interpreted when thinking about gender, feminism, and business history?
  • What changes to research questions, methods, or narratives, are necessary to enable women and feminism to be more effectively written into business histories as full participants?
  • How can we account for the role that women played in creating the opportunities e.g. as funders, silent partners, or as designers for ‘great men’ to dominate business histories?
  • How can business history contribute to the conceptual development of key feminist analytics such as sexism, patriarchy, or misogyny?
  • How would a gendered analysis of business history classics contribute to our understanding of them? For example, what would a feminist re-reading of Alfred Chandler’s work tell us?

 

Contributions are expected to build on the rich empirical, analytical, and methodological traditions in this journal and in the field more generally. We would very much welcome contributions from scholars located beyond business and management Schools, interdisciplinary work, and from scholars geographically located outside the global north.

 

Submission Instructions

  • This call is open and competitive. All submissions will be peer reviewed following the standard practice of the journal.
  • To be considered for this special issue, submissions must fit with the Aims and Scope of Business History, as well as this call for papers.
  • The guest editors will select a limited number of papers to be included in the special issue. Other papers submitted to the special issue may be considered for publication in other issues of the journal at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief.
  • This special issue welcomes all contributions that address the broad themes described above. All submissions should be based on original research and innovative analysis.
  • For empirical papers based on sources or data sets from which multiple papers have been generated, authors must provide the Guest Editors with copies of all other papers based on the same data or sources.
  • The maximum submission length is 10,000 words (including graphs and tables).
  • Submissions must not be under consideration with another journal.
  • The submission deadline is 15 January 2020 via ScholarOne, using the drop-down menu to indicate that the submission is to the Special Issue on Gender, Feminism, and Business History.
  • Please ensure that your manuscript fully complies with the publishing style of formatting regulation of Business Historyas per their ‘Instructions for authors’
  • Authors may be asked to use an English language copyeditor before final acceptance.

 

Please direct questions about the submission process, or any administrative matter, to the Editorial Office: [email address].

 

The guest editors of this special issue would be happy to be contacted directly with queries relating to potential submissions:

 

Hannah Dean hd48@st-andrews.ac.uk

Linda Perriton linda.perriton@stir.ac.uk

Scott Taylor s.taylor@bham.ac.uk

Mary Yeager yeager@ucla.edu

 

 

BH ToC 61,2

The new edition of BH is here:

Business History, Volume 61, Issue 2, March 2019 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.

Perspective

The business history of the preindustrial world: Towards a comparative historical analysis |
Oscar Gelderblom & Francesca Trivellato
Pages: 225-259 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2018.1426750
Original Articles

When union strategy meets business strategy: The union voucher at Axa
Rémi Bourguignon & Mathieu Floquet
Pages: 260-280 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1368491

Guilds, authority and the individual: The Company of Mercers prosecution of Dorothy Gretton in early eighteenth-century Derby
Peter Collinge
Pages: 281-298 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1368492

Big business in the Russian empire: A European perspective
Volodymyr Kulikov & Martin Kragh
Pages: 299-321 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1374369

Sober business: Shared value creation between the insurance industry and the temperance movement
Ann-Kristin Bergquist & Liselotte Eriksson
Pages: 322-342 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1380627

Competitive advantage and the transformation of value chains over time: The example of a South Korean diversified business group, 1953–2013
In Woo Jun & Chris Rowley
Pages: 343-370 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2018.1430141
Book Review

Bordeaux et les États-Unis, 1776–1815. Politique et stratégie négociantes dans la genèse d’un réseau commercial
Hubert Bonin
Pages: 371-373 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2016.1191839

The business of sports agents
Alex G. Gillett
Pages: 374-375 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1388037

World market transformation: Inside the German fur capital Leipzig, 1870–1939
Alice Janssens
Pages: 376-377 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1393904

Dutch enterprise in the twentieth century. Business strategies in a small open economy
Marten Boon
Pages: 378-379 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1393905

Sport in Urban England: Middlesbrough, 1870–1914
Alex G. Gillett
Pages: 380-381 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1394654

Revolutions from Grub Street: A history of magazine publishing in Britain
Catherine Armstrong
Pages: 382-383 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2018.1423756

Reblogged from the ever brilliant Patter

Reblogged from Pat Thomson’s brilliant blog ‘Patter’:

revise and resubmit

Yep. Those dreaded words when you get the email back from the journal. R and R. Anything but Rest and Relaxation. Groan. In essence, the message says We have considered your paper and we have decided that – well it’s just not going to cut it. At this point. However, we see enough in it to give you another shot. But only oneAnd (to steal Ru Paul’s words) Don’t **** it up.

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BAM PDW CfP

BAM2019: Call for PDW Submissions Officially Announced

The British Academy of Management is pleased to formally announce the call for Professional Development Workshops (PDWs), to be presented at the BAM2019 Conference at Aston University. BAM dedicates the first morning of the Annual Conference to the Professional Development Workshops. The PDWs are open to all delegates and since 2012 have become amongst the well-attended and widely supported events at the BAM Annual Conference. 29 PDWs were accepted for the BAM2018 Conference and we are inviting you to submit workshop proposals on any aspect of business and management scholarship including research, teaching and engagement with practice. If successful, your proposal will play an important role in helping to update fellow academics and providing research leadership in your  discipline.If you have presented a successful PDW at other conferences, we would encourage you to submit this to the BAM Conference too.

The deadline to submit PDWs is Friday 26th April 2019 at 17:00 (GMT).