Merry Christmas & a happy new year

And this is it for another year! We leave you with an interesting read from the BBC which draws on some local business history (well local to me at least!)

Is it possible to make some clients pay a premium for goods and sell them cheaply to a mass market? Josiah Wedgwood pioneered marketing practices that still annoy customers today:

Can you charge different customers different amounts?

In the meantime, from all of us at OHN,

Happy holidays & see you again in the new year!

We are taking a well-deserved break until January, and look forward to receiving any notices from you about your interesting initiatives and news.

The OHN Team

Re-thinking Female Entrepreneurship Conference

Re-thinking Female Entrepreneurship – How intersectionality shapes the experience of female entrepreneurs

14 – 15 January 2020

University of St Andrews School of Management

Building on the success of the first “Re-thinking Female Entrepreneurship” Conference which took place in June 2018, this two-day conference will continue to challenge the gendered discourse of entrepreneurship and to explore further the diversity of female entrepreneurs and their journeys.

The conference will bring together academics, entrepreneurs, consultants as well as community leaders and not for profit organisations. The conference will cover a broad range of topics including the intersectionality of gender and; age, race, class, sexuality and disability. The conference will also critically discuss the persistence of gender inequality, the challenges facing female entrepreneurs in male dominated industries, the agency of female entrepreneurs as well as the rhetoric of entrepreneurship as being a source of empowerment. In addition, the conference will present a case study on how academic can engage with non-academics to promote female entrepreneurship.

The conference is free of charge with lunch and refreshments included.

The conference is generously funded by the British Academy as part of Rising Star Engagement Award (BARSEA).

The conference aims to support Early Career Researchers who are interested in researching gender and entrepreneurship.

We will able to cover the travel and the accommodation expenses of Early Career Researchers. However, the fund will be limited to a certain number of applicants and will be offered on first come first served basis.

Due to the calibre of the speakers a high level of demand for conference places is expected so please book as soon as you can by sending an email to mmno@st-andrews.ac.uk and hd48@st-andrews.ac.uk

The Conference keynote speakers will be:

Dr Hannah Dean; Lecturer of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity – University of St Andrews

Prof. Jackie Ford; Professor of Leadership and Organisation Studies – Durham University 

Dr Sally Jones; Reader in Entrepreneurship and Gender Studies – Metropolitan Manchester University

Ms Sara Hawthorn; Managing Director – InFusion Comms

Dr Gretchen Larsen; Associate Professor of Marketing – Faculty Lead for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion – Durham University

Prof. Claire Leitch; Professor of Entrepreneurial Leadership – Lancaster University

Prof. Susan Marlow; (holder of the Queen Award for Enterprise) – Professor of Entrepreneurship – University of Birmingham

Ms Anne Meikle; Policy Manager – Women’s Enterprise Scotland (CIC)

Prof. Kiran Trehan; Professor of Leadership and Enterprise Development – Director of WE LEAD [Women’s Entrepreneurship, Leadership Economy and Diversity] – Head of Group – Entrepreneurship and Local Economy- University of Birmingham 

Prof. Fiona Wilson; Professor of Organisational Behaviour – University of Glasgow

Ms Terry Wragg; Director – Leeds Animation Workshop

Details of the presentations together with a brief bio of the speakers will be available very soon on the following link;

https://female-entrepreneur.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk

Looking forward to welcoming you to what promises to be an exciting event full of networking opportunities and fruitful debates.

Hannah Dean

Lecturer of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Creativity

University of St Andrews School of Management

VIU Summer School on Responsible Capitalism

Dear Faculty,

this is to inform you that the Application form of the VIU Summer School on Responsible Capitalism: Micro and Macro-institutional Conditions of Transformation (June 16-20, 2020) is now open and available at the VIU dedicated web-page:

http://www.univiu.org/study/summer-schools/responsible-capitalism

I take the occasion to attach here the printable brochure (“booklet” option) and the draft program available at the same web-page.

The Call is open until February 28 and the participation fees are:

  • Students of VIU member universities: € 200 incl. VAT.
  • Students of other universities: € 300 incl. VAT

The costs of accommodation on campus in shared multiple rooms (triple or quadruple) with other participants is 240,00 euro for 5 nights incl. taxes (check in June 15 – check out June 20).

I take the occasion to remind you that we will open the School with a Welcome Cocktailon Monday, June 15 in the evening (around 6:30 pmtbd).

Thank you for sharing the Call for application among your students and colleagues!

Looking forward to meeting you all at VIU next June.
With Kind regards,

Elisa

AOM2020 Management History Calls for submission

The Management History (MH) Division invites PDW, symposium, and paper submissions for the 80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from 7 – 11 August 2020. You may send us your submissions through the AOM Submission Center until it closes on Tuesday, 14 January 2020 at 5:00 PM ET (NY Time). The Submission Center opens in early December 2019.

Conference Theme: This year’s conference theme is “20/20: Broadening our Sight” and encourages us to widen our view when examining our domain, practice and organizational phenomena. We encourage you to make connections to the theme wherever possible in preparing your submission.

Our Domain: The Management History (MH) Division is a wide-ranging network of scholars interested in the antecedents of modern business practice and thought. We invite submissions of 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 all members of the academy interested in devoting or sharing their work in management history broadly defined.

As there is an element of history within every division in the Academy, the division is open to a variety of methodological approaches and 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 in history from across all AOM divisions’ interest groups. Submissions for sessions sponsored jointly with other Academy divisions are regarded as particularly attractive, and highly encouraged. 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 our call for PDWs: https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Faom.org%2Fannualmeeting%2Fsubmission%2Fcall%2Fmh%2Fpdw%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cs.decker%40aston.ac.uk%7C37d1deba710c4c7d5b2108d7736c83c2%7Ca085950c4c2544d5945ab852fa44a221%7C0%7C0%7C637104782223824129&sdata=2HRobwAYRgVxdUDAUHumsrId9Ce4IosuZeS6rSQbs8Y%3D&reserved=0

And our call for the scholarly program: https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Faom.org%2Fannualmeeting%2Fsubmission%2Fcall%2Fmh%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cs.decker%40aston.ac.uk%7C37d1deba710c4c7d5b2108d7736c83c2%7Ca085950c4c2544d5945ab852fa44a221%7C0%7C0%7C637104782223824129&sdata=x%2FYFjHP%2BN%2BV6ysqk9y7IdqEiJBgBebWVDuyur3DipIs%3D&reserved=0

We’re looking forward to seeing you in Vancouver,

Roy Suddaby, Program Chair (rsuddaby@uvic.ca) and Trish McLaren, PDW Chair (pmclaren@wlu.ca)

CfP: Crafting World-Leading Outputs from Qualitative Research

31st March & 1st April 2020

University of Liverpool Management School, in association with NARTI, SAMS and ESRC

Following the success of the 2017 PhD led conference, the doctoral community at the University of Liverpool Management School (ULMS) is organising a two-day event to take place in March 2020. The purpose of this workshop is to support PhD students and early career researchers (ECR) scholarly development by offering a space to assist in developing and refining research papers for publication in prominent journals and to facilitate academic socialisation. The theme for this year’s event is ‘Crafting World Leading Outputs for Qualitative Research’: to support PhD candidates and early career researchers in developing their ‘job market’ papers. We welcome submissions from a wide variety of topics in business, management and organization studies.

We expect around 30 participants from across the UK and Europe and an academic panel of ten to facilitate an intense, intellectually stimulating and socially enjoyable forum. The event commences on Tuesday, 31st March in the morning and ends on Wednesday, 1st of April, in the afternoon. All sessions will be held in the University of Liverpool Management School and an evening meal is also included.


Eligibility

The event will be open to all doctoral (from second year onwards) and early career researchers.


Academic panel

Professor Stephanie Decker (Aston Business School)
Professor Caroline Gatrell (University of Liverpool Management School)
Professor Charles Harvey (University of Newcastle)
Professor Daniel Hjorth (Copenhagen Business School & Nottingham Business School)
Professor Robin Holt (Copenhagen Business School & Nottingham Business School)
Professor Christian Garmann Johnsen (Copenhagen Business School)
Professor Martin Kornberger (University of Edinburgh Business School)
Professor Mairi Maclean (University of Bath)
Professor Roy Suddaby (University of Victoria & University of Liverpool Management School)
Professor Mike Zundel (University of Liverpool Management School & Copenhagen Business School)

Contact

Please submit extended abstracts to: t.davis@liverpool.ac.uk

More information: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/management/conferences-and-events/crafting-world-leading-outputs/2020/

CFP: Uses of the Past – Perspectives, Forms and Concepts in Business History

CBS Paper Development Workshop

Business History Conference, Charlotte, NC, March 12, 2020

Submission deadline: January 10, 2020

In thepast years, uses of the past hasbecome a prominent research theme for business historians and organizationscholars alike. Studies on the usefulness and appropriation of the past haveappeared across diverse fields such as business history, organization studies,marketing, learning & education, and CSR. Uses of history is fashionable. Butwhere will the field go in the future?

In the CBSPDW we seek to focus on questions that have yet to asked, and we would like toexplore the theories and methods that might take the field forward.

The workshop offers an opportunity to getfeedback and generate ideas of how to develop concrete paper drafts that deal,one way or the other, with uses of the past. In addition, the PDW will serve asa forum where we can discuss future directions and opportunities (and potentialdead ends) going forward with a ‘uses-of-the-past’ agenda. What are thequestions and research that are yet to be explored, and what are the role forbusiness historians in shaping a ‘uses-of the past’ research agenda?

Themes to be explored in the papers could include,amongst others:

  • Uses of the past for branding, strategy and identity purposes
  • Corporate and public museums
  • The use (andabuse?) of organizational anniversaries
  • Uses of historyin action
  • The role and practices of historical consultancies (e.g. WinthropGroup, The History Factory andothers)
  • Historical CSR
  • Theoretical andmethodological perspectives connected to uses of the past.
  • Criticalperspectives on uses of the past

Submitted texts could take form asextended abstracts or full paper drafts. The important thing is that readers canidentify the key arguments, theories and empirical material, for them toprovide useful feedback, suggestions and comments.

Depending on the submitted abstracts andfull papers, the participants and organizers could potentially explore theopportunity of a subsequent special issue on uses of the past in arelevant academic publication, such as, for example Business History. 

Participants are expected to read allcirculated papers. Please submit a paper draft or extended abstract before January10, 2020 to the workshop organizers.

Anders Ravn Sørensen, ars.mpp@cbs.dk

Morten Tinning, mti.mpp@cbs.dk

ToC QROM 14,4 (2019)

Just out, Volume 14, Issue 4 of Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management

Visualizing community pride: engaging community through photo- and video-voice methodsEric Ping Hung Li, Ajnesh Prasad, Cristalle Smith, Ana Gutierrez, Emily Lewis, Betty Brown

The purpose of this paper is to consider the potential of visual (i.e. non-textual) research methods in community-based participatory research.

Using template and matrix analysisNicholas Burton, Peter Galvin

The purpose of this paper is to present a qualitative research method using oral history interview data that may advance new types of methodological inquiry in management…

Challenges in accessing research sites in Ghana: a research noteTheophilus Azungah

Despite the crucial role of gaining access for successful research in social and management studies, very little has been written on issues and challenges associated with…

Sensemaking through a storytelling lensMichele Heath, Tracy Porter

Drawing from the extant literature on sensemaking theory, the purpose of this paper is to understand how physicians view health information exchange (HIE) implementation…

Positioning, conflict, and dialogue in management teamsPasi Hirvonen

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the dynamics of social positioning and interpersonal conflicts in management teams. This paper utilizes positioning theory to…

Empiricism, epistemology and modern postmodernism: a critiqueBradley G. Bowden

The purpose of this paper is twofold: first, it seeks to trace the origins of the various strands of postmodernism within German philosophic idealism; traditions of…

Phenomenal differencesSimon Mollan

The purpose of this paper is to explore issues related to a recent article by Bradley Bowden published in QROM titled “Empiricism, and modern postmodernism: a critique”…

Jean Helms Mills & Albert J. Mills

Co-editors, Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International Journalhttp://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=qrom