EGOS2019: Historical Organization Studies

Historical Organizational Studies at EGOS 2019

Stewart Clegg, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Mairi Maclean, University of Bath, United Kingdom
Roy Suddaby, University of Victoria, Canada
Session I: Thursday, July 04, 11:00 to 12:30
– Parallel Stream –
Parallel Stream A: Theory 1 – Room: UEBS – LT 1A
Chair: Roy Suddaby
Gabrielle Durepos and Russ Vince
Toward (an) historical reflexivity: Potential and practice
François Bastien, William Foster and Diego M. Coraiola
Historicizing strategy: Exploring differences in three Indigenous communities across Canada
Parallel Stream B: Theory 2 – Room: UEBS – Auditorium
Chair: Mairi Maclean
Alistair Mutch
Historical explorations of practices
Richard J. Badham, Todd Bridgman and Stephen Cummings
The organisation-as-iceberg metaphor: A strong defence for historical re-surfacing
Session II: Thursday, July 04, 14:00 to 15:30
– Parallel Stream –
Parallel Stream A: Institutional Entrepreneurship – Room: UEBS – LT 1A
Chair: Stewart Clegg
Parisa I. Baig and Andrew Godley
A new perspective on the paradox of embedded agency: Legitimacy and its acquisition in institutional entrepreneurship
Micki Eisenman and Tal Simons
A rising tide lifts all boats: The origins of institutionalized aesthetic innovation
Mairi Maclean, Charles Harvey and Roy Suddaby
Entrepreneurial agency and institutional change in the co-creation of the global hotel industry
Parallel Stream B: Rhetorical History 1 – Room: UEBS – Auditorium
Chair: Roy Suddaby
Henrik Koll and Kim Esmark
Rhetorical history as managerial strategizing: The past as an object of struggles during organizational change in a Scandinavian telecom
Eugene Choi, Ikujiro Nonaka and R. Daniel Wadhwani
Selfless quest for corporate-level oneness: Application of rhetorical history as an essential organizational praxis of wise leadership
Çetin Önder, Meltem Özge Özcanli and Sükrü Özen
When competitors are co-narrators: Contested rhetorical organizational history
Session III: Friday, July 05, 09:00 to 10:30
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Parallel Stream A: Institutions – Room: UEBS – LT 1A
Chair: Charles Harvey
Pamela A. Popielarz
Organizational legacy and normativity in organizations
Natalia Korchagina
Disrupting oppressive institutions through memory: Interstitial events as catalysts of theofficial commemoration of alternative memories
Grégoire Croidieu, Birthe Soppe and Walter W. Powell
How contestation buttresses legitimacy: A historical analysis of the 1855 Bordeaux wine classification
Parallel Stream B: Rhetorical History 2 – Room: UEBS – Auditorium
Chair: Bill Foster
Simon Oertel, Franziska Hein, Karin Knorr and Kirsten Thommes
The application of rhetorical history in crafting an organizational identity
Stefanie Ruel, Linda Dyer and Albert J. Mills
Gendered rhetorical ‘histories’ and antenarratives: The women of the Canadian Alouette I and II satellites
John G.L. Millar
Rhetorical history and the competitive advantage of the Edinburgh fund management cluster
Session IV: Friday, July 05, 11:00 to 12:30
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Parallel Stream A: Sources and Methods – Room: UEBS – LT 1A
Chair: Charles Harvey
Adam Nix and Stephanie Decker
Between sources and stuff: Using digital historical sources
Guy Huber, Andrea Bernardi and Ioanna Iordanou
Critical discourse analysis: At the intersection of sociology and historiography
Andrew Smith
Corporate archives, history as sensemaking, and strategic decision-making at a multinational bank
Parallel Stream B: Applied Theory – Room: UEBS – Auditorium
Chair: Mairi Maclean
Thomas Davis
Two triangles: Putting Lefebvre’s ‘spatial triad’ to work in the Baltic Triangle, Liverpool
Garance Marechal and Stephen Linstead
Kitchen magic! Early media chefs’ reconfiguration of the field of cooking
Sonia Coman and Andrea Casey
The enduring presence of the founder in collection museums: A historical and interdisciplinary perspective
Session V: Friday, July 05, 14:00 to 15:30
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Parallel Stream A: Politics and Parliaments – Room: UEBS – LT 1A
Chair: Diego Coraiola
Sabina Siebert
‘The Churchill effect’: Parliaments and their history
Sarah Robinson and Ron Kerr
‘Remember Mackintosh!’ Historical homology in the design of the Scottish parliament
Priscila Almeida and Eduardo Davel
Connecting cultural history to organizational studies: Contributions from the political festivity of Dois de Julho in Salvador (Bahia, Brazil)
Parallel Stream B: Memory – Room: UEBS – Auditorium
Chair: Gabrielle Durepos
Karan Sonpar, Federica Pazzaglia, Matthew Lyle and Ian J. Walsh
Memory work in response to breaches of trust: The Irish Banking Inquiry
Michel W. Lander
Tainting memories: The impact of stigmatization and institutional legacies on the founding of Scotch Whisky distilleries, 1680–1914
Rohny Saylors
Using microstoria to study (re)membering in the context of (dis)enchantment: Empirical insights from the history of Sears and Walmart
Session VI: Saturday, July 06, 09:00 to 10:30
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Parallel Stream A: Processes and Boundaries – Room: UEBS – LT 1A
Chair: Anna Soulsby
Liv Egholm
Drawing the boundaries of the needy. Boundary objects and translation practices
Audrey-Anne Cyr
Deep rootedness: Institutionalization of reciprocity and trust in family firms
Vittoria Magrelli, Josip kotlar, Alfredo De Massis and emanuela rondi
Generations, evolution and rhythm in family firms: The role of mediators
Parallel Stream B: Entrepreneurship – Room: UEBS – Auditorium
Chair: Charles Harvey
Nicholas D. Wong and Tom Mcgovern
Entrepreneurial history and firm growth: A case study of Rushworths Music House
Trevor Israelsen, J. Robert Mitchell and Dominic Lim
Temporality and stakeholder enrollment: Memory, imagination, and rhetorical history in the context of entrepreneurship
Ken Sakai
Confluence of multiple histories in institutional change: A case study on the management of surgical needles in Japanese hospitals (1945–2000)
Session VII: Saturday, July 06, 11:00 to 12:30
Business and Public Sector Interface
 A: Business and Public Sector Interface – Room: UEBS – Auditorium
Chair: Stewart Clegg
Pilar Acosta and Julio Zuluaga
Rethinking the role of businesses in the provision of public goods: A historical perspective
Christiane Chihadeh
Critical grounded theory and an imagined history: Thatcherism and the privatisation of the British internal energy market, 1980–2010
Anna Soulsby
Studying the processes of managerial legitimacy and the control of former state-owned enterprises in post-communist societies: A longitudinal study
 B: Religion – Room: UEBS – LT 1A
Chair: Alistair Mutch
Lauri J. Laine and Ewald Kibler
Myth and organizational structure: The case of the Orthodox Christian Valaam monastery (~1200–2018)
Myleen Leary
Regulations, bricolage, and the development of the Jewish ghetto in 16th century Venice
Jose Bento da Silva and Paolo Quattrone
Inscribing ambiguity into procedural logics: Insights from the diffusion of the Jesuit Spiritual Exercises (1522–1992)

ABH Conference July 2019

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:, or alternatively go to the ABH website at: 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 on Radical Business

Radical Business?

SYMPOSIUM, 28 June 2019

Radical Business? Business and the Contest over Social Norms

Lecture Theatre, Weston Library
9 am to 4:30 pm

Conveners: David Chan Smith and Rowena Olegario

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.

David Smith is Associate Professor, Department of History, Wilfrid Laurier University, and is the Royal Bank of Canada-Bodleian Visiting Fellow at the Bodleian Libraries during Trinity Term 2019.

Presented in association with the Oxford Centre for Global History, Global History of Capitalism project, Faculty of History, University of Oxford

Confirmed speakers:

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

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CHORD workshop

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:

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:

Or contact Laura Ugolini, at:

Information about CHORD events can also be found here:

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, or Dr Daniel Menning,



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).

VIU Responsible Capitalism Workshop

CfP: Corley PDW for ECRs

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 ( by Monday 8th April.

Deadline approaching for the AIB-UKI doctoral colloquium!

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:

Any additional queries can be sent by email to the Convenor of Doctoral Colloquium, Dr Surender Munjal (

CfP: Capri Summer School in Qualitative Methods

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