Before we take a break for the holidays, I thought I share some potential Christmas reading with you. I am proud to announce that Business History published advance online a new Perspectives Article that I had the pleasure to edit:
History in corporate social responsibility: Reviewing and setting an agenda
Pages: 1-30 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2018.1543661
This piece reviews and evaluates both the research on history by CSR scholars, and the historical research on CSR issues (mostly by business historians) and draws a number of important issues. Its a great piece and it makes some important observations about the future opportunities for research in the field.
Here is the abstract:
The integration of historical reasoning and corporate social responsibility (CSR) theorising has recently received remarkable cross-disciplinary attention by business historians and CSR scholars. But has there been a meaningful interdisciplinary conversation? Motivated by this question that presumes significant limitations in the current integration, I survey existing research for the purpose of sketching and shaping historical CSR studies, ie an umbrella that brings together diverse approaches to history and CSR theorising. Drawing from the recent efforts to establish historical methodologies in organisation studies, I first reconcile discrepant disciplinary and field-level traditions to create a meaningful intellectual space for both camps. Secondly, I provide a synthesis of the history of CSR from three different meta-theoretical perspectives in the context of three maturing knowledge clusters. To bridge past and future work, I finally set a research agenda arising from current research and drawing on different sets of assumptions about history and CSR.
Happy holidays and see you bright and fresh in the New Year!
Please register for the AOM PDW!
Special Issue Paper Development Workshops
Historic Corporate Responsibility:
Its Extent, Limits, and Consequences
The guest editors of the Journal of Business Ethics Special Issue on Historic Corporate Social Responsibility will arrange paper development workshops at the following conferences:
- Academy of Management (10-14 August in Chicago),
- International Association for Business & Society (7-10 June in Hong Kong), and
- European Business History Association (6-8 September in Ancona, Italy)
During the workshops, authors will present and discuss their papers and receive feedback from discussants and peers.
Attendance at these workshops is NOT a precondition for submission to the Journal of Business Ethics Special Issue.
Confirmed discussants at the Academy of Management in Chicago include Stephanie Decker (Aston Business School), Gabrielle Durepos (Mount Saint Vincent University), Paul C. Godfrey (Brigham Young University), Stefan Hielscher (University of Bath), Michael Rowlinson (University of Exeter), Sébastien Mena (Cass Business School), and Roy R. Suddaby (University of Victoria and Newcastle University).
Submission Information and Deadlines
Scholars interested in one of the workshops are asked to contact the guest editors according to requirements for each conference. Please see the following table for the key dates and contact information.
||Elevator pitch format. Interested authors might wish to contact Rob Phillips prior to the conference.
||To be considered for a PDW at either AoM or EBHA, an abstract (no more than 2’000 words or 8 pages all in) should be submitted to the responsible guest editor. The guest editors will then select promising abstracts and notify the authors. After acceptance, the authors are asked to submit a full paper (8’000-10’000 words).
|Submission of abstracts
||May 15, 2018
||June 17, 2018
|Submission of full paper
||July 1, 2018
||August 1, 2018
|Date and location of workshop
||June 7-10, 2018
|August 10-14, 2018
|September 6-8, 2018
 The workshop proposal at the EBHA is currently under evaluation—to be confirmed.