EGOS 2020 Hamburg Call for Short Papers

“Call for Short Papers” for the sub-themes at the upcoming 36th EGOS Colloquium in Hamburg, Germany, July 2-4, 2020.

To view the Call for each sub-theme, please go to the EGOS website.

DEADLINE for submission of short papers:

Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 23:59 Central European Time (CET)

Like this year, there are a lot of opportunities to submit historical and retrospective research to EGOS – see for example the following tracks:

Convenors: David Chandler, Majken Schultz, Roy Suddaby
Convenors: Christopher Marquis, Georg Schreyögg, Jörg Sydow
Convenors: Hugh Gunz, Nathalie Louisgrand, Wolfgang Mayrhofer

Further helpful information:

Please follow the instructions given in the “Guidelines and criteria for the submission of short papers at EGOS Colloquia”:

Please take note of “Short Paper Submission: Important Information” at:

CHORD conference

CHORD Conference: ‘Retailing and Distribution in the Nineteenth Century’

by Laura Ugolini

The 2019 CHORD conference on ‘Retailing and Distribution in the Nineteenth Century’ will take place at the University of Wolverhampton on September 10, 2019

The programme, together with abstracts, registration details and further information, can be found at:

The programme includes:

Patricia Lara-Betancourt, Kingston University
Retailing the Modern Home: The Large Furniture and Furnishing Firm in London West End, 1890-1914

Judith Davies, University of Birmingham
A large family of small shopkeepers: the Wood family of Dudley in the middle decades of the nineteenth century

Massimiliano Papini, Northumbria University
‘Veritable fairyland’: Mikado Bazaar in Sunderland and the commodification of Japanese culture in the North-East of England, 1873-1903

Nick Gray, University of Wolverhampton
Retail credit in the late nineteenth century: the case of Hall and Spindler of Leamington Spa

Lorenzo Avellino, University of Geneva
Discipline of Trade, Discipline of Work: Embezzling and Middlemen in the Silk Fabrics of Lombardy (1800-1810)

Johanna Wassholm and Anna Sundelin, Åbo Akademi University
Practices and morality in the late nineteenth century human hair trade. Finland as part of transnational flows of goods

James Inglis, The University of St Andrews & National Museums Scotland
‘A Machine to Supersede the Pen?’ Typewriter Retail in Scotland, 1875 to 1900

Simon Constantine, University of Wolverhampton
Licensing Itinerant trade and the fight against ‘Gypsies’ in Germany (1871-1914)

Ruth Macdonald, Salvation Army International Heritage Centre
Retail therapy? The role of trade in Salvation Army rescue work for women

Lesley Steinitz, University of Cambridge
Creating a national brand: advertising Dr Tibbles Vi-Cocoa to consumers and retailers

Sophie Clapp, Boots Archive
“What’s in a name?” – The significance of brand positioning in the early development of Boots the Chemists, 1880-1900

Nicholas Alexander, Lancaster University, Anne Marie Doherty, University of Strathclyde, James Cronin, Lancaster University
Market-Mediated Authenticity and the Emergence of Modern Branding Practices: Liberty of London, 1875-1900

The conference will be held at the University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton City Campus.

The fee is £20.

Registration is via the University of Wolverhampton’s e-store, at:

Or see the conference web-pages, at:

Or contact Laura Ugolini, at:

Prof. Laura Ugolini
Professor of History

Dept. of History, Politics, War Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences
Room MH124
Mary Seacole (MH) Building
University of Wolverhampton

Find out more about CHORD events:

PDW AOM on Organizational Mnemonics

There are still some spots available for the paper development workshop roundtables on Organizational Mnemonics at AOM Aug 9 2019 10:15AM – 12:15PM

  If you have an extended abstract (up to 750-words) that you would like to receive feedback from some leading researchers in the field, please let us know asap so we can include your submission in one of the roundtables.

  The details of the PDW are as follows.

Organizational Mnemonics: The ‘Historical Turn’ and the Research on Learning, Memory, and Ignorance

Friday, Aug 9 2019 
10:15AM – 12:15PM
Boston Marriott Copley Place, Grand Ballroom Salon CD


  • Diego M. Coraiola, University of Alberta
  • Maria Jose (Majo) Murcia, IAE Universidad Austral
  • François Bastien, University of Alberta
  • Fernanda Tsuguichi, University of Victoria


  • Mary Crossan, Western University
  • Pablo Martin de Holan, Prince Mohammad Bin Salman College
  • Jukka Rintamäki, Loughborough University London
  • William M. Foster, University of Alberta
  • Gabrielle Durepos, Mount Saint Vincent University
  • Marcos Barros, Grenoble Ecole de Management


  • Michael Rowlinson, University of Exeter

 Aims and Scope

The goal of this PDW is twofold. First, we want to bring together scholars from the three main traditions of thought within the field of organizational mnemonics. We use the concept of mnemonics as a reference to a broader field of inquiry than what is usually included within the research on organizational learning and knowledge management. We argue that the field organizational mnemonics focuses on theorizing about the past as an integral part of organizational life. In addition to the research on organizational learning and knowledge, we include as part of the field the communities interested in the study of collective memory and the uses of the past in organizations, as well as the research on ignorance, stupidity, forgetting-work, and ANTi-history.

So far, however, these communities have been as separate epistemic communities and have rarely engaged directly with one another. This PDW will provide an important forum to display the range of approaches that constitute the field of organizational mnemonics and presenting some of the multiple possibilities of research within and between approaches.

Format of the PDW

The PDW will comprise two parts:

 In the first part, a group of seasoned researchers will share their experience working in the field and present a view about the future of the research on organizational mnemonics. Pre-registration for the first part will not be required.

The second part will focus on providing feedback and career advice to PhD students and Early Career scholars. Participation in the second part of the PDW will require the pre-submission of an extended abstract (750 words). The participants will be assigned to roundtables with the panelists and other participants. They will all read each other abstracts in advance and will receive feedback from one another as well as from the panelists during the roundtables.

PDW Submission Requirements

Scholars interested in participating in the second part of the PDW and get feedback on their research should submit an extended abstract (up to 750-words) to be read in advance by members of the roundtable.

Please direct all inquiries regarding the PDW to Diego Coraiola or Majo Murcia

Entrepreneurship and History PDW at the AOM

We are excited to announce a PDW on Entrepreneurship and History on Friday, Aug 9 2019 12:00PM – 2:00PM at Boston Marriott Copley Place in Grand Ballroom Salon IJK.

History and entrepreneurship are intertwined in multiple, fundamental ways. Recent scholarship–including a forthcoming special issue of SEJ on historical approaches to entrepreneurship research–has established this connection across a range of topics, modes of inquiry, and as a means for contribution to theory. The purpose of the PDW is to open a door for increased interdisciplinary work on entrepreneurship and history.

Here we draw attention to two critical questions requiring additional exploration at the intersection of entrepreneurship and history. First, what constitutes rigorous historical explanation in the context of entrepreneurship? And second, what is the relationship between history and ongoing entrepreneurial processes?

To facilitate a collective discussion of these two topics, we bring together leading scholars from a variety of traditions ranging from economics to cultural history and from the history of technological innovation to historical cognition to help stimulate a dialogue with workshop attendees regarding these two critical questions at the intersection between the historiographic tradition and modern social-science-based entrepreneurial studies.

The PDW culminates in an activity in which attendees generate and refine research questions and ideas and receive feedback from renowned entrepreneurship scholars and historians of entrepreneurship. I am especially excited about the PDW given the calibre and depth of experience of the facilitators which include:

David A. Kirsch, U. of Maryland
Christina Lubinski, U. of Southern California -Marshall School of Business
Rob Mitchell, Colorado State U.
Daniel Raff, The Wharton School, U. of Pennsylvania
Andrew D A Smith, U. of Liverpool
Daniel Wadhwani, U. of the Pacific
Ricardo Zozimo, Lancaster U.

I look forward to seeing you in a few weeks in Boston!


Trevor Israelsen
University of Victoria
PhD Student

Interesting Session on Historical Research at the Academy of Management

Reblogged from The Past Speaks:

The Past Speaks

Session Type: Symposium
Program Session: 1675 | Submission: 11526 | Sponsor(s): (OMT)
Scheduled: Tuesday, Aug 13 2019 8:00AM – 9:30AM at Boston Hynes Convention Center in 103

Advancing New Understandings of History in the Management Field
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Kunyuan Qiao, Cornell U.
Christopher Marquis, Cornell U.
Joerg Sydow, Freie U. Berlin
Florian Stache, Freie U. Berlin
Christopher W. J. Steele, U. of Alberta
Milo Shaoqing Wang, U. of Alberta
Paul Ingram, Columbia U.
Brian Silverman, U. of Toronto
Rodolphe Durand, HEC Paris
Andrew Sarta, Ivey Business School
Jean-Philippe Vergne, Ivey Business School
Howard Aldrich, U. of North Carolina

Scholars in the management field have been increasingly interested in how historical factors and processes affect current organizational behaviors and have called for a fuller integration of a historical perspective into organization and management theory. This symposium brings together a diverse set of papers that explore…

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ToC: BH 61(5) July 2019 is now out!

The new issue of Business History is a guest edited special issue on Rhenish Capitalism

Abstract of introduction

This article examines the emergence and development of the comparative analysis of capitalism and recent debates about Varieties of Capitalism (VoC). We argue that the VoC-approach should pay more attention to change over time, and only claim to put the firm in the centre of analysis. Hence, we propose another, more historical, analytic framework, which is based on the VoC-approach and historical institutionalism, and which fits better to an analysis of Rhenish Capitalism, i.e. the German case, from a business history perspective. Keeping in mind this research agenda, we outline the history of the German economy in the second half of the 20th century.

The introduction is freely available from the publishers – please follow the link for your copy.

Introduction: Rhenish capitalism and business history
Christian Marx & Morten Reitmayer
Pages: 745-784 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2019.1583211


The concept of social fields and the productive models: Two examples from the European automobile industry
Morten Reitmayer
Pages: 785-809 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1379504

Corporate law and corporate control in West Germany after 1945
Boris Gehlen
Pages: 810-832 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1319939

Between national governance and the internationalisation of business. The case of four major West German producers of chemicals, pharmaceuticals and fibres, 1945–2000
Christian Marx
Pages: 833-862 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1284201

Financing Rhenish capitalism: ‘bank power’ and the business of crisis management in the 1960s and 1970s
Ralf Ahrens
Pages: 863-878 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2016.1259313

Supplier relations within the German automobile industry. The case of Daimler-Benz, 1950–1980
Stephanie Tilly
Pages: 879-897 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2016.1267143

Confrontational coordination: The rearrangement of public relations in the automotive industry during the 1970s
Ingo Köhler
Pages: 898-917 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2016.1257001

AOM MH division election results

The election results from the Academy of Management, Management History Division are in. It’s with great pleasure that I read that the following three colleagues were elected. Congratulations!!

Patricia McLaren, Wilfrid Laurier University—PDW Chair

Andrew Smith, University of Liverpool—Division Representative-at-Large

Nicholous (Nick) Deal, Saint Mary’s University—Division Graduate Student/Junior Faculty Representative-at-Large

Thank you to all who ran on the ballot this year. I greatly appreciate your willingness to serve. I hope to see everyone in Boston!

Stephanie Pane Haden

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Past Division Chair

Tenure-track Assistant Professorship in History at CBS

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant tenure-track assistant professorship in History at the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy (MPP).

We seek applicants with excellent qualifications and expertise in business and/or economic history. The Assistant Professor will be affiliated with the Department’s Centre for Business History.

For more information, please see the CBS website here.

MOH accepted into the SSCI

I’m delighted to announce that the journal Management and Organizational History has been accepted for inclusion in the Social Sciences Citation Index.
The journal is indexed from Volume 12, Issue 1 (2017), so we expect to see it receive its first official impact factor score in 2020.
While journal impact factors provide only a crude measure of journal quality, these types of metrics are becoming increasingly important in influencing where scholars choose to publish their work. Inclusion in the SSCI is therefore a welcome indication of the esteem in which the journal is held, as well as being good news for the wider discipline of business and organizational history.

Peter Miskell (on behalf of the Editorial Team at MOH)

History and the Micro-foundations of Dynamic Capabilities

Reblogged from the Past Speaks:

The Past Speaks

janus_coin The Roman god Janus faced both forward and backward in time. In addition to being the god of time, he was also associated with gateways and doors.

Presentation: 20 February, 15:30 and 16:30 at University of Liverpool Management School Seminar Room 4

“History and the Micro-foundations of Dynamic Capabilities” by Roy Suddaby, University of Victoria.
Abstract. The capacity to manage history is an important but undertheorized component of dynamic capabilities. Following Teece (2007), we observe that the micro-foundations of strategic action, particularly in rapidly changing environments, are premised on the ability of the firm to enact change by sensing opportunity in the future, seizing that opportunity in the present and reconfigure organizations by overcoming the historical constraints of their past. To accomplish this, firms must acquire a historical consciousness – an awareness of history as an objective, interpretive and imaginative cognitive skill. In order to fully exploit dynamic capabilities, firms must acquire the ability to manage…

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