New African Studies track at BAM2020

I am really pleased that BAM now has, in addition to the long-standing Business and Management History track, a new track for African Studies that is open to wide variety of approaches, including historical research.

We would like to bring to your attention a new track on African Studies for the BAM 2020 conference in Manchester. The African Studies track is committed to examining submissions that foster dialogue on contemporary African research which directly impacts BAM members and the wellbeing of the broader academic research community. We are especially keen to receive full and development papers (both conceptual and empirical based) as well as workshop styled interventions on the following topical areas:  

  • African entrepreneurial process & other spatial/temporal issues on African entrepreneurship.
  • African culture, alternative institutions and indigenous networks.
  • Policy & practice issues on African development and SMEs.
  • African development finance, including formal & informal sources of finance, financial bootstrapping, small business, venture capital, & bank credits. 
  • African leadership and leadership development.
  • African research on female & gender entrepreneurship.
  • African  research methodologies & methods

We have an open list for potential submissions but are interested in papers which explore an African theme. The BAM2020 submission site can be located via the following link:  https://www.conftool.pro/bam2020. We look forward to your submissions.

Track Chairs

Dr. Kingsley Omeihe, Edinburgh Napier University              k.omeihe@napier.ac.uk

Dr. Christian Harrison, University of the West of Scotland   Christian.Harrison@uws.ac.uk
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CfP for ABH extended until 10 Feb!

Please find the Call for Papers for the ABH 2020 conference below.  Please note the closing date for papers/sessions has been extended to 10.02.2020.  

Please encourage applicants for the Coleman Prize, which has also been extended to 10.02.2020. 

You can submit your papers by visiting the ABH website athttps://www.gla.ac.uk/external/ABH/index.html, then click on Please view here.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us, or the ABH 2020 conference organisers, email: Business-Historians2020@Nottingham.ac.uk.

BUBBLES AND CRISES; MAYHEM AND MISERY; CORRUPTION AND DISRUPTION

26–27 June 2020

Nottingham University Business School Jubilee Campus

As we continue to live with the worldwide fallout of the 2008 economic crisis, we have to wonder whether we have learned anything about business, bubbles, and crises over the centuries. This conference will address the historical consequences of bubbles and crises and their ramifications in terms of human and financial misery and the difficulties caused at national level (e.g., in respect of lower tax revenues and consequent reductions to public goods and services) and to businesses, communities and individuals.

The first bubble was famously that of the ‘Tulip Mania’ of 1636 followed by the crash of early 1637. In the British context, there was also the railway mania of the mid-19th century, and in the context of the United States, the great crash and depression of the 1930s, which had worldwide consequences. More recently we have seen various financial crises and stock market crashes e.g.: the UK in 1987; the 1997 financial crisis in Asia; the 1998 Russian financial crisis; the ‘dot.com’ bubble of the 1990s; the housing/property market bubbles in China, Japan and Australia in the early 2000s; the recent economic crises in Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain.

As we approach the tri-centenary of the British ‘South Sea Bubble’ and the French ‘Mississippi Bubble’, this conference aims to revisit various bubbles and crises around three themes with various sub-questions.:

Bubbles and Crises

What macro forces are at play? Are financial bubbles and crises historically and economically cyclical and inevitable? How do they affect businesses and the economy more widely?

Mayhem and Misery

Are there ever rational bubbles? Who wins? Who loses? What national and international social and economic public policy changes were proposed or made in response to alleviate the consequences? What were the consequences for businesses, communities and individuals?

Corruption and Disruption

Who is to blame? Whom do we blame? What is the relationship between business and individual behaviour and corruption? What were the outcomes from crises in terms of political and economic regulation? Who are the beneficiaries of crises? What can we learn about the persistence and circulation of business elites?

We will particularly welcome papers on businesses’ role and involvement, collectively or individually, in these or related themes, but will also consider papers that sit outside this framework.

How to submit a paper or session proposal

The programme committee will consider both individual papers and entire panels. Individual paper proposals should include a one-page (up to 300-word) abstract and one-page curriculum vitae (CV). Panel proposals should include a cover letter stating the rationale for the panel and the name of its contact person; one-page (300-word) abstract and author’s CV for each paper; and a list of preferred panel chairs and commentators with contact information. Note that each academic session lasts 90 minutes, allowing time for 3 or at a pinch 4 papers. The deadline for submissions is 10 February 2020.

If you have any questions please contact the Conference Organisers: Business- Historians2020@Nottingham.ac.uk.

Submissions must be made online at: https://unternehmensgeschichte.de/db/public/C1. Begin by selecting between uploading a single paper or a full panel. Have your abstract and CV ready. The software will guide you through the uploading and submission process.

Any other suggestions for the conference – workshops, poster sessions, panel discussions – should be made to the programme committee through Business- Historians2020@Nottingham.ac.uk.

Call for Tony Slaven Doctoral Workshop in Business History, 25th June 2020

The ABH will hold its eight annual Tony Slaven Doctoral Workshop on 25th June 2020. This event immediately precedes the 2020 ABH Annual Conference at Nottingham University Business School. Participants in the Workshop are encouraged to attend the main ABH Annual Conference following the Workshop. The Workshop is an excellent opportunity for doctoral students to discuss their work with other research students and established academics in business history in an informal and supportive environment. Students at any stage of their doctoral studies, whether in their first year or very close to submitting, are urged to apply. In addition to providing new researchers with an opportunity to discuss their work with experienced researchers in the discipline, the Workshop will also include at least one skills- related session. The Workshop interprets the term ‘business history’ broadly, and it is intended that students in areas such as (but not confined to) the history of international trade and investment, financial or economic history, agricultural history, the history of not-for- profit organisations, government-industry relations, accounting history, social studies of technology, and historians or management or labour will find it useful. Students undertaking topics with a significant business history element but in disciplines other than economic or business history are also welcome. We embrace students researching any era or region of history. Skills sessions are typically led by regular ABH members; in the past these have included ‘getting published’, ‘using historical sources’, and ‘preparing for your viva examination’ sessions. There will be ample time for discussion of each student’s work and the opportunity to gain feedback from active researchers in the field.

How to Apply for the Tony Slaven Workshop

Your application should be no more than 4 pages sent together in a single computer file: 1) a one page CV; 2) one page stating the name(s) of the student’s supervisor(s), the title of the theses (a proposed title is fine), the university and department where the student is registered and the date of commencement of thesis registration; 3) an abstract of the work to be presented.

You may apply via email to Dr Mitch Larson at mjlarson@uclan.ac.uk. Please use the subject line “Tony Slaven Workshop” and submit by the 10 February 2020.

Call for Coleman Prize for Best PhD Dissertation, Nottingham University Business School, 26–27 June 2020

Named in honour of the British business historian Donald Coleman (1920-1995), this prize is awarded annually by the Association of Business Historians to recognise excellence in new research in Britain. It is open to PhD dissertations in Business History (broadly defined) either having a British subject or completed at a British university. All dissertations completed in the previous calendar year to that of the Prize are eligible. In keeping with the ABH’s broad understanding of business history, applications are strongly encouraged from candidates in economic history, social history, labour history, intellectual history, cultural history, environmental history, the history of science and technology, the history of medicine, or any other subfield. The value of the prize is £500, sponsored by the Taylor & Francis Group, a scholarly publisher. To be eligible for the Prize, finalists must present their findings in person at the Association’s annual conference, held on 26–27 June 2020. A complete list of previous winners may be found at: http://www.gla.ac.uk/external/ABH/coleman.html

How to Apply for the Coleman Prize
Supervisors are encouraged to nominate recent PhDs, and self-nominations are also strongly welcomed. Please send a PDF including the title of your PhD dissertation and a brief abstract (up to 2 double-spaced pages) to christine.leslie@glasgow.ac.uk by 10 February 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be requested to submit electronic copies of their theses by 20 February 2020. Finalists will be notified by 19 March 2020.

Everyone appearing on the programme must register for the meeting. PhD students whose papers are accepted for the meeting may apply for funds to partially defray their travel costs by applying to the Francesca Carnevali Travel Grant for PhD Students. A limited number of scholarships are available from the Francesca Carnevali fund of the ABH to contribute towards the travel, accommodation and registration costs of students doing a PhD in the United Kingdom, who are presenting in the Slaven Workshop, the ABH conference or the Coleman Prize.

Further details can be found at – https://www.gla.ac.uk/external/ABH

WCBH application deadline extended

Good news for those who missed the application deadline for the Second World Congress of Business History (WCBH) at Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan (September 10th -12th, 2020). 

The program committee decided to extend the deadline for panel and paper proposals to January 29 (Wednesday), 2020.

WCBH 2020 is a world-wide congress jointly organized by EBHA and BHSJ, and it is positioned as the 24th Congress of the European Business History Association, and also as a specially organized international conference by BHSJ. Please visit:
http://bhs.ssoj.info/WCBH2020/index.html

Travel Support Information

The local organizers have secured funds for partial travel support for Young Scholars (PhD students are prioritized, but other young scholars eligible) and for participants from regions that do not usually have the chance to attend academic conferences in Japan. The exact amount of support is not yet determined, but the organizers hope to be able to offer between $300 to $1000 according to region. 
Applicants from the above categories whose papers have been selected for the Congress will be approached individually to apply for travel support. 
More details will follow, but in the meantime we encourage applications from the above categories.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Japan!

Program Committee of WCBH

ProgramCommittee@worldbhc.org

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

GDPR & Historical Archives

You have one more week for submitting your proposal!

The deadline for submissions for the upcoming workshop ‘GDPR & Historical Archives’ expires on 1 December 2019.

This workshop – a joint effort of eabh and the European Central Bank – aims to look at the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on historical archives, in particular, but not exclusively, in the financial sector. 

The full Call for Papers is available at  http://bankinghistory.org/wp-content/uploads/GDPRHistoricalArchives_CfP.pdf

The event will be held on 23 March 2020 at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Capri Summer School – Research Methods in Management

Aim

Capri Summer School was born on the impulse of AIDEA (the Italian Academy of Business Administration and Management). The overall aim of the summer school is to enhance participants’ research capabilities.

Capri Summer School provides a chance for doctoral students and early career researchers to develop their understanding of research methods in management studies, benefiting from an interdisciplinary setting, under the guidance of a panel of internationally renowned scholars.

The school is organized in cooperation with the British Academy of Management (BAM).

Audience and Method

The course is aimed at doctoral students and early stage researchers in the areas of management, interested in qualitative studies of accounting, management, finance, organization, etc. Candidates who are developing interesting ideas but who still have time to be influenced by participation in the summer school will receive the strongest consideration. Admission will be on a competitive basis.

About 30 participants will be admitted: in addition to overall quality of content, factors such as position within the doctoral process and institutional representation will be taken into account. Participants will be selected by the faculty together with the organizing committee. Lectures will cover epistemological issues, data collection methods and analytic techniques such as content and discourse analysis.

Venue

The summer school will be held on the Island of Capri at Villa Orlandi, a seventeenth century villa re-stored by the University of Napoli Federico II. The Villa, surrounded by a nice park, is particularly suited for study and  includes all essential facilities. Over ten desks equipped with PCs and Internet connections are available.

How to apply

Applicants are invited to submit a single PDF file consisting of:

  1. A 4-page extended abstract of their thesis project/research idea. Clearly specifying :
    1. Originality and importance of their intended topic;
    2. Contribution of the work (expected);
    3. Methodological perspectives or epistemological positions they would think as useful to discuss during the summer school.
  2. CV;
  3. motivation letter explaining the reasons behind the application.

All materials should be sent as a single PDF file by 2nd May 2020. An email receipt of the letter will be sent to acknowledge submissions.

Fees will be limited to Euro 460,00 for each participant (not including transports and accommodation).

Apply online at:  http://www.caprisummerschool.it/