Reminder: Final ESRC seminar

Seminar 6:

Organizations as heritage and history as a useful resource
Wednesday 5th April 2017

ESRC Seminar Series
Organizations and Society:
Historicising the theory and practice of organization analysis

University of Exeter Business School
Building One: Constantine Leventis Teaching Room
Reception: Xfi Building

10:15-10.30 Refreshments and welcome by seminar series organizers Michael Rowlinson, Stephanie Decker and John Hassard

10.30-11.30 Albert J. Mills (Saint Mary University and University of Eastern Finland), “Insights and Research on the study of Gender and Intersectionality in International Airline Cultures Over Time.”

11:30-11:45 Coffee and biscuits 11:45-12:30 Gabrielle Durepos (Mount Saint Vincent University) “Mobilizing Critical Management History: the example of ANTi-History”

12:30-13:15 Michael Rowlinson & David Boughey (University of Exeter) “Suncor’s Corporate History: Strategic Rhetoric or Cultural Imperative?”

13.15-14:00 Buffet lunch

14:00-14.45 Sara Kinsey (Head of Historical Archives, Nationwide Building Society) “Lights, camera, action: reflections on organizational remembering in practice.”

14:45-15.30 Michael Weatherburn (Imperial College London) “The emerging corporate knowledge gap: why we need our dark archives and ghost data more than we realize.”

15:30-15:45 Tea and biscuits 15:45-16:30 Alan Booth and Morgen Witzel (University of Exeter) “The Rowntree business ‘archives’: uncovering British management in the inter -war period”

16:30-17:15 Roundtable
Speakers: Charles Booth (University of the West of England) Peter Miskell (University of Reading) Anna Soulsby (University of Nottingham)

17:15-19:00 Reception

Please contact Kate Henderson if you plan on attending.

Registration: A limited number of ESRC sponsored free places (including refreshments, buffet lunch and evening reception) will be allocated on a “first come first served” basis to those who contact Kate Henderson asking to attend. A fee of £35.00 will be charged on additional places.

Travel & accommodation: Exeter St. Davids is the nearest train station and is a 5min drive from the university. If needed, Kate Henderson can help with your travel and accommodation arrangements, but cost will need to be covered by participants.

For further enquiries please contact: Professor Mick Rowlinson (University of Exeter Business School) or Kate Henderson.

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ESRC final seminar: Organizations as heritage and history as a useful resource

Final event in the ESRC research seminar series “Historicising the theory and practice of organization analysis”

Seminar 6

Organizations as heritage and history as a useful resource

Wednesday 5th April 2017
University of Exeter Business School
Building One: Constantine Leventis Teaching Room
Reception: Xfi Building
Programme:

10:15-10.30 Refreshments and welcome by seminar series organizers Michael Rowlinson, Stephanie Decker and John Hassard

10.30-11.30 Albert J. Mills (Saint Mary University and University of Eastern Finland), “Insights and Research on the study of Gender and Intersectionality in International Airline Cultures Over Time.”

11:30-11:45 Coffee and biscuits 11:45-12:30 Gabrielle Durepos (Mount Saint Vincent University) “Mobilizing Critical Management History: the example of ANTi-History”

12:30-13:15 Michael Rowlinson & David Boughey (University of Exeter) “Suncor’s Corporate History: Strategic Rhetoric or Cultural Imperative?”

13.15-14:00 Buffet lunch

14:00-14.45 Sara Kinsey (Head of Historical Archives, Nationwide Building Society) “Lights, camera, action: reflections on organizational remembering in practice.”

14:45-15.30 Michael Weatherburn (Imperial College London) “The emerging corporate knowledge gap: why we need our dark archives and ghost data more than we realize.”

15:30-15:45 Tea and biscuits 

15:45-16:30 Alan Booth and Morgen Witzel (University of Exeter) “The Rowntree business ‘archives’: uncovering British management in the inter -war period”

16:30-17:15 RoundtableSpeakers: Charles Booth (University of the West of England) Peter Miskell (University of Reading) Anna Soulsby (University of Nottingham)

17:15-19:00 Reception

Please contact Kate Henderson (r.henderson2@exeter.ac.uk) if you plan on attending. 

Registration: A limited number of ESRC sponsored free places (including refreshments, buffet lunch and evening reception) will be allocated on a “first come first served” basis to those who contact Kate Henderson asking to attend. A fee of £35.00 will be charged on additional places. 

Travel & accommodation: Exeter St. Davids is the nearest train station and is a 5min drive from the university. If needed, Kate Henderson can help with your travel and accommodation arrangements, but cost will need to be covered by participants.   

For further enquiries please contact: Professor Mick Rowlinson (University of Exeter Business School) or Kate Henderson.  

Final ESRC seminar in Organization History

The final ESRC seminar will take place at Exeter University, Wednesday 5 April 2017.

Speakers will include Albert Mills (Saint Mary’s University, Canada), Gabie Durepos (Mount Saint Vincent University, Canada), and Sarah Kinsey (Corporate Archivist, Nationwide Building Society), among others.

The programme and joining instructions will follow shortly. Any inquiries should go to Mick Rowlinson (m.c.rowlinson@exeter.ac.uk).

ESRC Nostalgia Seminar Report

The fifth seminar in ESRC funded series on organizational history took place in a rather damp Birmingham on Wednesday 15th June. With the key theme of the day being Nostalgia, one might have forgiven the delegates a wistful look back to the June days of their past. Nonetheless, sprits were high despite the weather and our off-campus location alongside the canals of post-industrial Digbeth provided a fitting setting for the day’s programme.

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The first speaker for the day, Yannis Gabriel (University of Bath), initiated proceedings with a fascinating look at the role of nostalgia as a supporting feature of right-wing ideology. Moving away from his previous perspectives on nostalgia as a relatively benign phenomenon, the research instead focuses on those times where its existence can be leveraged for the aggressive promotion of a return to a past seen as better. Based on this, Yannis argues that nostalgia fuels authoritarian ideologies and movements by constructing the past in mythical terms that is free from the features of modern society that such groups see as undesirable.

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Following on from this, Constantine Sedikides (University of Southampton) shared his studies on the relevance of organizational nostalgia in work meaning. These looked at nostalgia as a factor in the reduction of employee turnover as well as observing the benefits it can provide to those suffering from burnout. Constantine goes on to suggest that where there are high levels of burnout, organizational nostalgia gives a rich source of meaning that is of benefit to employees work experience.

IMG_20160615_135434After lunch, Agnès Delahaye (Université Lumière Lyon II) started the afternoon session off with her presentation on usable pasts and the role nostalgia plays as a device for promoting an author’s version of a given history. The research centred on the writings and historiography  relating to the founding and development of New England. It is ultimately suggested that at times, history as a practice of caring about the truth, rather than a discourse, is idealistic.

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Eva Heesen’s (Leibniz Universität Hannover) followed with her research on the role of nostalgia within museum exhibitions and the
vistors’ use of such exhibitions as a form of mental escape. The talk highlighted the importance of balancing the educational role of museums with the need to provide an emotional experience to visitors. Her paper argues for nostalgia as escapism, which is seen as an indistinct longing for a recognizable but notably different version of reality.

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The final session by Marie MacLean (University of Bath) and Charles Harvey (Newcastle University Business School) focused on the uses of oral history and narrative interview techniques within business history. The research explores the use of such methods as way to capture subjective experience and in doing so looks at nostalgia of East Germans for the time before reunification with West Germany.

Thank you to all the speakers, session chairs and the delegates for the engaging and lively imput throughout the day. Announcements regarding the sixth seminar in this series will be published shortly and will be posted here on the Organizational History Network. For further information on the above presentations please follow this link – Fifth ESRC seminar series in Organizational History – Abstracts

ESRC seminar on “Nostalgia & History”

Nostalgia, Emotions & Organizational History

Wednesday 15 June 2016

The fifth seminar in our series will take place in Birmingham, hosted by Aston Business School at the Bond in Digbeth. Digbeth is a fitting place to consider the subject of nostalgia, as it is Birmingham’s post-industrial urban regeneration zone between the Bullring and the future HS2 station. It’s many empty warehouses and buildings have become venues for clubs featuring Northern Soul Dancing Classes, the Digbeth Dining Club, and alternative shops at the Custard Factory. Nearby is Birmingham’s oldest pub, the Old Crown, dating back to 1368.

If you would like to attend, please register for free here and enter the code ABS1.

The preliminary program so far:

0930-1000      Arrival and Refreshments

1000-1015       Welcome and Introduction

1015-1130        Yiannis Gabriel (Bath): “Organizational Nostalgia”

1130-1145       Coffee/Tea

1145-1230       Constantine Sedikides (Southampton): “Organizational Nostalgia Increases Work Meaning: The Moderating Role of Burnout”

1230-1330       Italian Buffet Lunch

1330-1415       Agnes Delahaye (Lyon 2): “Usable pasts and the anxieties of nostalgia: colonization and historiography in New England”

1415-1500       Eva C Heesen (Hannover): “Nostalgia and Museums: Invaluable Tool or Curse?”

1500-1530       Coffee/Tea and cake

1530-1615       Marie MacLean (Bath) & Charles Harvey (Newcastle): “Nostalgia, metaphor and the subjective understanding of historic identity transition”

1615-1645      Discussion and Closing Remarks

1645-1830      Drinks reception

As an ESRC funded seminar, attendance is free. Please register here and enter the code ABS1. If you have any questions, please contact the organizers: Prof Stephanie Decker (s.decker[at]aston.ac.uk) or Mr Adam Nix (nixaj[at]aston.ac.uk).

Full program ESRC seminar 17 February 2016

ESRC Seminar Series: Historicising the theory and practice of organizational analysis

Seminar 4: Ethnography and Phenomenological Approaches

 17 February 2016, Alumni Club Room, Alliance Manchester Business School, Booth Street West, Manchester M15 6PB

Final programme and arrangements

0930-1000       Arrival and Refreshments

1000-1015       Welcome and Introduction

1015-1100       Alan McKinlay (Newcastle U): “Foucault and the archive”

1100-1145       Bill Cooke (York U): “The affect of the archive”

1145-1200       Coffee/Tea

1200-1245       Andrea Whittle (Newcastle U): “History-in-action”

1245-1330       Buffet Lunch

1330-1415       Andrea Bernardi (Manchester Metropolitan U): “Auto-ethnography”

1415-1500       Stephanie Decker (Aston U) “Archival ethnography”

1500-1515       Coffee/Tea

1515-1600       Lucy Newton (Reading U): “Corporate identity”

1600-               Discussion and Closing Remarks

Registration and attendance:  The workshop is basically “full” but we have been allocated a few extra free places and these will be allocated on a “first come first served” basis. A conference registration fee of £30.00 will be charged on additional places and this will include refreshments and buffet lunch.

Travel & accommodation: Expenses should be covered by participants (except speakers, whose travel and accommodation costs will be covered). Accommodation for speakers (for night of 16 February) is at the Pendulum Hotel, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3BB (note: the Pendulm Hotel is approximately 10 minutes’ walk from Manchester Piccadilly station and 10 minutes walk from Alliance Manchester Business School).  Workshop organisers will be in the lobby of the Pendulum Hotel at 0900-0915  on 17 February to walk delegates to AMBS (West Building).

Pre-conference dinner: A preconference dinner will be held for speakers and organisers at Evuna NQ, 79 Thomas Street, Manchester M4 1LQ.   The dinner is scheduled to start at 8pm.  The restaurant is in the “Northern Quarter” district of the city. Speakers and organisers will meet at 1930 in the lobby of the Pendulum Hotel and walk to the restaurant (weather permitting). Can anyone who has specific dietary requirements (vegetarian, vegan, diabetic, etc) please advise Nighat Din in advance.

Venue: The workshop will be held in the Alumni Club Room, Alliance Manchester Business School, Booth Street West, Manchester M15 6PB.  Alliance Manchester Business School is approximately 15 minutes walk from Manchester Oxford Road station (20 minutes from Manchester Piccadilly). See University of Manchester website for details. The entrance to AMBS is the main door (West Building) on Booth Street West (note: there is currently current building work in operation connected with the refurbishment of the School but this does not affected access from Booth Street West).

For further enquiries: Please contact the conference administrator (Nighat Din: nighat.din@mbs.ac.uk] or members of the organizing team: John Hassard (john.hassard@mbs.ac.uk) and Damian O’Doherty (damian.odoherty@mbs.ac.uk), both at Manchester Business School); Stephanie Decker (s.decker@aston.ac.uk) at Aston Business School; or Mick Rowlinson (m.rowlinson@qmul.ac.uk) at Queen Mary University London.

 

 

ERSC seminar: Ethnography & phenomenological approaches

The next ESRC seminar will take place at Alliance Manchester Business School, 17 February 2016.

Program

0930-1000       Arrival and Refreshments

1000-1015       Welcome and Introduction

1015-1100       Alan McKinlay (Newcastle U): “Foucault and the archive”

1100-1145       Bill Cooke (York U): “The affect of the archive”

1145-1200       Coffee/Tea

1200-1245       Andrea Whittle (Newcastle U): “History-in-action”

1245-1330       Buffet Lunch

1330-1415       Andrea Bernardi (Manchester Metropolitan U): “Auto-ethnography”

1415-1500       Stephanie Decker (Aston U) “Archival ethnography”

1500-1515       Coffee/Tea

1515-1600       Lucy Newton (Reading U): “Corporate identity”

1600-               Discussion and Closing Remarks

ESRC seminar 4

esrc-logoESRC Seminar Series: Historicising the theory and practice of organizational analysis

Seminar 4: Ethnography and Phenomenological Approaches

17 February 2016, Alliance Manchester Business School, Oxford Road, Manchester

Our next event in the ESRC seminar series will be hosted by Alliance Manchester Business School on Wednesday 17 February 2016. The programme is as follows:

0900-0930       Arrival and Refreshments
0930-0945       Welcome and Introduction
0945-1030       Alan McKinlay (Newcastle U): “Foucault and the archive”
1030-1115         Bill Cooke (York U): “The affect of the archive”
1115-1130         Coffee/Tea
1130-1215       Andrea Bernardi (Manchester Metropolitan U): “Auto-ethnography”
1215-1300       Andrea Whittle & John Wilson (Newcastle U): “History-in-action”
1300-1345       Buffet Lunch
1345-1430      Stephanie Decker (Aston U): “Archival ethnography”
1430-1515       Lucy Newton (Reading U): “Corporate identity”
1515-1530       Coffee/Tea
1530-1615       Daniel Mai (Consultant: Berlin): “Cultures of remembrance”
1615                Discussion and Closing Remarks

Registration: There are 25 free (ESRC-sponsored) places that will be allocated on a “first come first served” basis. A conference registration fee of £30.00 will be charged on additional places and this will include refreshments and buffet lunch.

Travel & accommodation: Expenses should be covered by participants (except speakers, whose travel and accommodation costs will be covered).

The workshop will be held in Alliance Manchester Business School, Booth Street West, Manchester M15 6PB. Alliance Manchester Business School is approximately 15 minutes walk from Manchester Oxford Road station. See University of Manchester website for details.

For further enquiries please contact the conference administrator (Nighat Din: nighat.din@mbs.ac.uk] or members of the organizing team: John Hassard (john.hassard@mbs.ac.uk) and Damian O’Doherty (damian.odoherty@mbs.ac.uk), both at Manchester Business School); Stephanie Decker (s.decker@aston.ac.uk) at Aston Business School; or Mick Rowlinson (m.rowlinson@qmul.ac.uk) at Queen Mary University London.

ESRC seminar 3: Narrative Construction of Memory

On December 10, 2015 CBS hosted the ESRC workshop on the Narrative Construction of Memory. The program and pictures are below.

Speakers

9.00 – 9.30 Welcome & Introduction

9.30 – 10.15 Tor Hernes, Copenhagen Business School: Temporal Trajectory and Organizational Narrative

10.15 – 11.00 Robin Holt, Copenhagen Business School: Memory and Mnemosyne

11.00 – 11.15 Coffee

11.15 – 12.00 Dan Wadhwani, University of the Pacific: Creating Histories without a Past: Uses of History in the Entrepreneurial Processes

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch

13.00 – 14.15 Ronald Kroeze, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam: The Use of History and Narratives by Dutch Top Managers and Companies

14.15 – 14.30 Coffee

14.30 – 15.15 Roy Suddaby, University of Victoria: Rhetorical History and Narrative History

15.15 – 16.00 Per Hansen, Copenhagen Business School: Narratives as the Basis of Memory and History

16.00 – 16:30 Discussion & Conclusion

 

Seminar Program ‘The Narrative Construction of Memory’

Program for the ESRC Seminar ‘The Narrative Construction of Memory’

December 10, 2015 – Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

 9.00 – 9.30           Welcome & Introduction

9.30 – 10.15         Tor Hernes, CBS: “Temporal Trajectory and Organizational Narrative”

10.15 – 11.00       Robin Holt, CBS: “Memory and Mnemosyne”

11.00 – 11.15       Coffee

11.15 – 12.00       Dan Wadhwani, University of the Pacific: “Projecting Plausible Futures: Uses of Historical Narratives in the Entrepreneurial Process”

12.00 – 13.00       Lunch

13.00 – 14.15       Ronald Kroeze, Free University of Amsterdam: “The Use of History and Narratives by Dutch Top Managers and Companies”

14.15 – 14.30       Coffee

14.30 – 15.15       Roy Suddaby, University of Victoria: “Rhetorical History and Narrative History”

15.15 – 16.00       Per Hansen, CBS: “Narratives as the Basis of Memory and History”

16.00 – 16.15       Coffee

16.15 – 17.00       Discussion & Conclusion

For further information, please see the poster.