Registration is now open for the ABH conference at Sheffield Hallam University on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 July 2019. Please click on this link: https://store.shu.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/social-sciences-humanities/ssh-conferences/association-of-business-historians-conference-2019, or alternatively go to the ABH website at: https://www.gla.ac.uk/external/ABH/ and click on “registration”.
Please note that early-bird prices end on 4 June. The broad conference theme is Business Transformation in an Uncertain World. The Keynote Lecture, ‘Dealing with Uncertainty: Multinationals in Sub-Saharan Africa from Decolonization to Structural Adjustment’, will be delivered by Professor Stephanie Decker (Aston Business School)
The conference venue is SHU’s City Campus which is a 5-10 minute walk from Sheffield railway station.
If you are arriving early on Thursday 4 July, you are welcome to attend the Slaven PhD Workshop (starting at 2 pm in the conference venue) and join us for an informal evening meal (pay a deposit with registration)
On Friday 5th candidates for the Coleman Prize for best PhD in business history will make their presentations, and the prize will be awarded at the reception preceding the conference dinner later in the evening.
On the afternoon of Saturday 6th there will be an invited workshop (the Corley Workshop) for early career researchers. There will also be an optional trip to Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, an 18th century iron and steel works with a crucible furnace.
SYMPOSIUM, 28 June 2019
Radical Business? Business and the Contest over Social Norms
Lecture Theatre, Weston Library
9 am to 4:30 pm
This one-day symposium at the Weston Library brings together an interdisciplinary group of speakers to offer insights into how business has acted as a radical force to upset and replace social norms over time. Whether seeking to normalize new products and services, such as autonomous vehicles, or reacting to environmental or safety concerns, business is engaged in a constant negotiation with larger cultural codes. Speakers will discuss the consequences of this contest over social norms, including ethical as well as strategic implications. By bringing together researchers from across disciplines, the symposium will also explore common conceptual ground to understand the significance of this problem for the history of capitalism and management.
All are welcome to attend, but please RSVP.
Presented in association with the Oxford Centre for Global History, Global History of Capitalism project, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Aled Davies, University of Oxford
Stephanie Decker, Aston University
Neil Forbes, Coventry University
James Hollis, University of Oxford
Mary Johnstone-Louise, University of Oxford
Alan Morrison, University of Oxford
Anne Murphy, University of Hertfordshire
Adam Nix, De Montfort University
Will Pettigrew, University of Lancaster
David Chan Smith, Wilfrid Laurier University
Heidi Tworek, University of British Columbia
Michael Weatherburn, Imperial College London
Lola Wilhelm, University of Oxford
The CHORD (Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution) workshop on: ‘Retailing and Community: The Social Dimensions of Commerce in Historical Perspective’ will take place at the University of Wolverhampton, UK on May 9, 2019.
The programme, together with abstracts, registration details and further information, can be found here: https://retailhistory.wordpress.com/2019/03/07/community/
The programme includes:
Alistair Kefford, University of Leicester, UK
Civic Visions of Consumerism? Post-1945 British Planning and the Reorganisation of Urban Retailing
Grace Millar, University of Wolverhampton, UK
‘The grocer carried me for three months’: Understanding shop credit during extended strikes and lockouts
Pierre Botcherby, University of Warwick, UK
Representing local interests in post-industrial town centre regeneration: a case study of St. Helens, Merseyside
Marjorie Gehrhardt, University of Reading, UK
Salvation Army stores, 1890-1914: charitable or commercial ventures?
George Gosling, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Charity shops and commercial traders: a history of rivalry or collaboration?
Triona Fitton, University of Kent, UK
Blurring boundaries: ‘The Gift’ reimagined in the contemporary British charity shop
Ian Mitchell, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Much more than a Store: Co-ops in northern and midland England, 1870-1914
Cath Feely, University of Derby, UK
‘Certainly nothing half so revealing exists in documentary form’: The Local Newsagent in Interwar Britain
Tim Alen, Plunkett Foundation, UK
A proposal from Plunkett Foundation on the story of community shops
The workshop will take place in room Room MH108-9, Mary Seacole (MH) Building, City Campus, University of Wolverhampton.
The fee is £20
For further information and to register, please see the workshop web-pages, at: https://retailhistory.wordpress.com/2019/03/07/community/
Or contact Laura Ugolini, at: L.Ugolini@wlv.ac.uk
Information about CHORD events can also be found here: www.wlv.ac.uk/chord
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.
|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).
Responsible Capitalism: Micro and Macro-institutional Conditions of Transformation
Call for Papers
Corley Paper Development Workshop for Early Career Researchers Sheffield, 6th July 2019
In memory of the business historian Tony Corley who died last year, the Association of Business Historians have decided to inaugurate a new venture in the form of a Paper Development Workshop for Early Career Researchers (ECRs). This will take place on Saturday 6th July and be linked to the Association’s annual conference at Sheffield. Spaces have been reserved in the conference programme should any of those selected wish to present there as well.
Applications are welcome from any ECR working on a paper in the broad field of business history which they would like to develop with a view to publication. Up to five papers will be selected and will be developed at the workshop with leading business history scholars, including journal editors. The Association will cover the expenses of the presenters up to a maximum of £150 each. Those selected would be expected to join the Association if not already members.
Those interested should submit a 2-page application setting out an abstract of the proposed paper, a brief CV and an explanation of why they would benefit from the workshop. Applications should be sent to Professor Neil Rollings (Neil.Rollings@glasgow.ac.uk) by Monday 8th April.
Paper submission to the AIB – UKI Doctoral Colloquium
On 25 April 2019, as part of the AIB-UKI 2019 conference, we are organising the Doctoral Colloquium for PhD students doing research in the area of International Business. The Doctoral Colloquium provides doctoral researchers in international business with the opportunity to present and discuss their research with a panel of distinguished scholars in interactive sessions that are open to all conference delegates. Deadline: Friday, 15 February 2019
- The Michael Z. Brooke Doctoral Prize (£200 and a certificate): for the best doctoral paper.
- The Neil Hood and Stephen Young Prize (£200 and a certificate): for the most original new work.
AIB-UKI – Adam Smith Best Doctoral Dissertation Award
In addition, there is a competition for candidates who have obtained their doctoral degrees from a UK or Ireland based institution. To be eligible candidates must have successfully graduated within the last two academic years, i.e. after 31st August 2016. Deadline: Friday, 15th February 2018
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to make presentations at the 46th AIB-UKI conference to be hosted by the University of Sussex Business School on 25-27 April 2019.
- The Adam Smith Best Doctoral Dissertation Award (£500 and a certificate)
For more details about the AIB-UKI 2019 conference, please visit: https://www.aib-uki.org/conference.html
Any additional queries can be sent by email to the Convenor of Doctoral Colloquium, Dr Surender Munjal (S.Munjal@lubs.leeds.ac.uk)
|The Call for Participation for the Capri Summer School on Research Methods in Management Studies 2019, 9-13 September (VII Edition) is open!
The Capri Summer School is co-organized by Cardiff Business School, University of Naples Federico II, HEC Paris, Grenoble Ecole de Management, Open University, SciencesPo, Stockholm School of Economics and Aalto Business School, Cass Business School, Hasselt University.
The Capri Summer School was born on the impulse of Italian Academy of Management and Business Administration to foster knowledge and methodologies among young scholars settling a challenging and stimulating context in one of most charming places in the world: The Island of Capri.
This International Summer School is supported by a number of leading faculty members belonging to a network of both promoting and external universities. Among those who have already confirmed their availability, there are: Hugh Willmott (Cass Business School & Cardiff Business School), Emma Bell (Open University), Marie-Laure Djelic (SciencesPo), Afshin Mehrpouya (HEC Paris), Islam Gazi, Amanda Peticca-Harris & Marcos Barros (Grenoble Ecole de Management), Roberto Di Pietra (Universiy of Siena), Staffan Furusten (Stockholm University), Rebecca Piekkari (Aalto Business School), Patrizia Zanoni (Hasselt Unversity).
The submission must be done by 2nd May 2019.
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. We would be delighted to welcome some participants from your group/institution.
Please for further information visit the Capri Summer School Website