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).

Deadlines

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

Using Historical Methods in Management and Organization Research

For the first time, Aston’s summer programme is offering this course on historical methods in management & organization research.

Course information:

Aston Business School

9 July 2018

 

Management and organizational researchers are increasingly interested in the opportunities for historical research. Even though history as a discipline does not have a similar understanding of methodology to the management and organization studies, in recent years there have been a number of publications and workshops demystifying historical approaches and analytical techniques. This one-day workshop will introduce participants to basic techniques and recent developments, as well as providing worked examples and on-hand advice for ongoing research projects.

Course outline

9.45 – 10.00        Welcome and introduction

10.00 – 12.00      Introduction to basic research techniques

12.00 – 13.00      Focus on participants’ projects

13.00 – 14.00      Lunch  break

14.00 – 15.00      Recent developments in organization history, introduction to key debates

15.00 – 16.00      Worked example: researching organizational corruption at Enron

16.00 – 17.00      How to publish organizational history: journals, rationales and strategies

17.00 – 17.15      Summary and end of seminar

 

Presenters:

 Stephanie Decker, Professor in History and Organization Studies

Adam Nix, Researcher in Organization History and Organizational Corruption

More information on: http://www.aston.ac.uk/international/aston-summer-programme-2018/why-choose-using-historical-methods-in-management-and-organization-research/

 

Fees: One day workshop: £125. This includes University-wide wifi access; lunch and refreshments.

 

 

EBHA doctoral summer school

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
9th EBHA DOCTORAL SUMMER SCHOOL
BUSINESS HISTORY: DEBATES, CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES


Keynote Speakers
: Franco Amatori (Bocconi University), Harold James (Princeton
University), Grietjie Verhoef (University of Johannesburg)

Faculty Members: Marten Boon (Norwegian University of Science and Technology),
Ludovic Cailluet (EDHEC Business School), Andrea Colli (Bocconi University), Abe de
Jong (Rotterdam School of Management), Jeffrey Fear (University of Glasgow), Andrea
Schneider (Gesellschaft für Unternehmensgeschichte), Ben Wubs (Erasmus University)

The 9th edition of the EBHA (European Business History Association) Summer
School will take place in Ancona (Italy) from Monday, September 4th to Saturday,
September 9th, 2017. The school aims at providing doctoral students with an overview of
relevant research results and of innovative tools and methodologies in the field of Business History. It is organised jointly by the European Business History Association (EBHA), the Università Politecnica delle Marche and the Italian Association for Business History (ASSI). Students will be accommodated in the beautiful town of Ancona debating and discussing their research with leading international scholars. The title of the school will be Business History: Debates, challenges and opportunities. The school will focus on theoretical, methodological and practical issues which are of relevance for advanced research in business history. The main aim of the school is to provide students with a full understanding of the newest trends in research in the field and to provide a friendly atmosphere in which to discuss their preliminary findings with leading scholars as well as among their peers. In this respect, the program features both lectures and seminars given by faculty and student presentations of their research projects. Each student will have 20 minutes maximum to present her/his project, stressing especially: research questions and goals, methodology, sources, challenges and provisional outcomes. After her/his presentation, each student will receive questions and comments from other students and from faculty members (approx 15-20 minutes).

The organisers will cover all local costs (accommodation in a double or triple room
and food), but participants are expected to pay their own travel expenses. Participation
will be limited to 15-20 PhD students.
Those interested in attending the summer school should send the following
documents by e-mail to the academic organiser Dr. Veronica Binda
(veronica.binda@unibocconi.it):

1) a brief CV (not exceeding one page);
2) a summary of their dissertation project (not exceeding three pages);
3) (if possible) an example of their work in progress, e.g. a draft chapter or a working paper (in any language).

The deadline for applications is May 14th , 2017. A maximum of 20 participants will be selected from these applications and will be notified by June 4th, 2017.

Reminder! Deadline for Summer School approaching

Summer School
Responsible Capitalism:
Micro and Macroinstitutional Conditions of Transformation

May 29 – June 1, 2017

Deadline to apply:
February 28, 2017

In its second edition, the Summer School on Responsible Capitalism is an initiative of VIU in cooperation with the two member universities Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and University of Lausanne.

It aims at the development of ideas that promote a more sustainable future by bringing together young scholars from all over the world to discuss their ideas on the future of Capitalism from the microlevel of individual decision-making to the organizational and the societal level. It gives participants the opportunity to discuss with eminent scholars in management theory and to test their ideas and present their work. Participants will be made familiar with recent research from a broad set of disciplines. They will work on their ability to engage in the transdisciplinary discourse which is required for the development of innovative answers to grand sustainability challenges.

Who is it for?
Applications are welcome from current PhD students, post-doc researchers in Management, Strategy, Organization Theory, Finance, Economic Sociology, and related disciplines from universities worldwide.

Faculty
Guido Palazzo – University of Lausanne (Coordinator)
Francesco Zirpoli – Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia
Giovanni Favero – Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia
Marie-Laure Djelic – Sciences Po
Juliane Reinecke – University of Warwick
Fabrizio Ferraro – IESE Business School

Application procedure and costs
The Program will admit 15 student participants.
Fees: € 180 incl. VAT
The fees will cover tuition, course materials, accommodation in multiple rooms at the VIU campus, meals in the VIU cafeteria and Social events.

Deadlines
Application via the VIU website: January 16 – February 28, 2017
Admitted candidates will be notified by March 7.

Venue
Venice International University
Island of San Servolo, Venice

For further information visit the Summer School website
Contacts and info: summerschools@univiu.org

Brochure
Application form

Venice International University
Isola di San Servolo
30133 Venice, Italy
T. +39 041 2719511
F. +39 041 2719510
www.univiu.org

Summer School in Responsible Capitalism

Summer School
Responsible Capitalism:
Micro and Macroinstitutional Conditions of Transformation

May 29 – June 1, 2017

Deadline to apply:
February 28, 2017

In its second edition, the Summer School on Responsible Capitalism is an initiative of VIU in cooperation with the two member universities Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and University of Lausanne.

It aims at the development of ideas that promote a more sustainable future by bringing together young scholars from all over the world to discuss their ideas on the future of Capitalism from the microlevel of individual decision-making to the organizational and the societal level. It gives participants the opportunity to discuss with eminent scholars in management theory and to test their ideas and present their work. Participants will be made familiar with recent research from a broad set of disciplines. They will work on their ability to engage in the transdisciplinary discourse which is required for the development of innovative answers to grand sustainability challenges.

Who is it for?
Applications are welcome from current PhD students, post-doc researchers in Management, Strategy, Organization Theory, Finance, Economic Sociology, and related disciplines from universities worldwide.

Faculty
Guido Palazzo – University of Lausanne (Coordinator)
Francesco Zirpoli – Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia
Giovanni Favero – Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia
Marie-Laure Djelic – Sciences Po
Juliane Reinecke – University of Warwick
Fabrizio Ferraro – IESE Business School

Application procedure and costs
The Program will admit 15 student participants.
Fees: € 180 incl. VAT
The fees will cover tuition, course materials, accommodation in multiple rooms at the VIU campus, meals in the VIU cafeteria and Social events.

Deadlines
Application via the VIU website: January 16 – February 28, 2017
Admitted candidates will be notified by March 7.

Venue
Venice International University
Island of San Servolo, Venice

For further information visit the Summer School website
Contacts and info: summerschools@univiu.org

Brochure
Application form

Venice International University
Isola di San Servolo
30133 Venice, Italy
T. +39 041 2719511
F. +39 041 2719510
www.univiu.org

VIU Summer School Responsible Capitalism

VIU Summer School Responsible Capitalism: Strategy, Governance and Finance

Venice International University
June 6 – 10, 2016
Isola di San Servolo, Venice

 The school is organized by Venice International University with the participation of professors from Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Columbia University, Henley Business School, IESE Business School, University of Lausanne and University of Reading.
The program is designed to promote research and education on  the future of capitalism in the light of current research in economic sociology, strategy, organization theory, finance, history and philosophy. The school will provide a unique opportunity for researchers in their early stage of their carrier to interact with prominent scholars in the field and develop their own research program.

Who is it for:
Applications are welcome from current Ph.D. students, research master’s students (e.g. MPhil students), post-doc researchers in Management, Strategy, Organization Theory, Finance, Economic Sociology, and related disciplines from universities worldwide.

Program structure:
The 5 day program will combine lectures, seminars, and developmental workshops.
In the morning, the state of the art in research will be discussed along with selected articles, including the presentations of faculty’s own research work on the topics.
In the afternoon, participants will be invited to present their research ideas and, being guided by a senior scholar, they will develop their research projects.
The program starts on Sunday evening with a welcome reception and ends on Friday afternoon with a site visit in Venice.

Program theme:
The growing gap between rich and poor, the social and environmental side effects of production and a regulatory vacuum around multinational production networks have forced new critical debate  on our economic system. The School will therefore investigate sustainable capitalism from different angles: It will start by analyzing the ever more “postnational” constellation of capitalism, the potential roles and responsibilities of corporations in this changing societal context and sustainable corporate strategies. It will discuss the integration of environmental, social and governance factors (ESG) in traditional finance portfolio management and the concept of responsible investment. Finally, It will analyze one of the key complications of sustainability, namely the fact that it requires interdependent decisions and actions of multiple agents acting in a distributed environment. This circumstance alters both decision-making and the strategy implementation processes, and challenges the current governance and management conceptual toolkit available to scholars and practitioners.

Faculty

Giovanni Favero, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia
Fabrizio Ferraro, IESE Business School
Andreas Hoepner, Henley Business School
Guido Palazzo, University of Lausanne
Josh Whitford, Columbia University
Francesco Zirpoli, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia.

Application procedure and costs

The Program will admit 15 student participants.

There will be no participation fee and VIU will cover also accommodation at San Servolo Island campus and meals. Student participants will be responsible for covering their own travel expenses to and from Venice and local transportation. Complete information about the Program, credits, application procedures and form is available at  http://www.univiu.org/shss/seminars-summer-schools/  responsible-capitalism

For further information:

elisa.carlotto@univiu.org

Application deadline:

April 3rd 2016
admitted candidates will be notified by April 15, 2016.

Venice International University

Isola di San Servolo
30100 Venice
Italy
T +39 041 2719511
F +39 041 2719510
E www.univiu.org

Detailed Program

Sunday, June 5
Welcome dinner

Monday, June 6

Morning: Guido Palazzo, University of Lausanne

On the first day, we will set the scene with a discussion of some societal transformations that are currently changing the context of managerial decision-making. We move from a nation state world to a postnational constellation in which the roles of corporations and the conditions of their legitimacy get renegotiated. New strategic concepts from political Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to Creating Shared Value will be discussed.

Afternoon: workshop with Guido Palazzo

Tuesday, June 7

Morning: Andreas Hoepner, Henley Business School

Day two will explore responsible investing from a finance perspective. The discipline of finance has only recently started to study this investment practices closely, but recently many authors have started to engage with this challenge from both a theoretical and empirical point of view. We will provide an introduction to this topic from a finance perspective, and lead discussions on the most interesting recent papers on the topic.

Afternoon: workshop with Andreas Hoepner

Wednesday, June 8

Morning: Fabrizio Ferraro, ISE Business School and Laura Berry, Former Executive Director, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR).

On day three, we will continue to discuss the emergence of responsible investing, but from a different disciplinary perspective: organization theory and economic sociology. Organization theorists and economic sociologists have been studying the fi           sector for years, but in the last decade, perhaps due to the increasing centrality of fi

markets and the 2008 fi           crisis, the breadth and depth of our work in this area has grown exponentially. From this perspective, we will discuss the emergence and diffusion of novel forms of investing, practices, and organizational forms in the fi          sector, and their consequences for organizations outside of the fi           sector. Also we will focus on the practice of shareholder engagement, and its implications for social movement theory, corporate governance, and more broadly the role of corporations in society.

Afternoon: workshop with Fabrizio Ferraro

Thursday, June 9

Morning: Josh Whitford, Columbia University
and Francesco Zirpoli, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia

On day four, we will discuss the evolution of decision-making in global companies. We will give particular attention to the implication of the fact that decision makers are often “multiply embedded” in organizations, in places, in informal social

networks, in more formal associations, and so on. Interdependent decisions and actions of multiple agents acting in a distributed environment are profoundly altering both decision making and the strategy implementation processes in ways that demand some rethinking of the governance and management conceptual toolkit. Sociological and organization theories, including theories of organizational politics, social movements, relational embedding and cognitive framing will be presented, discussed and applied to understand the conditions under which global firms confront with environmental, social and governance decisions.

Afternoon: workshop with Josh Whitford and Francesco Zirpoli

Friday, June 10

Morning: Josh Whitford, Columbia University

The workshop will close with a discussion of the interplay between managerial decision-making and state policymaking with an

eye towards questions raised across discussions had during the week. Those discussions will have challenged participants to think critically about some of the limits to a reliance just on the state

to “fix” the gap between rich and poor, or to regulate the social and environmental side effects of production, given the mobility of capital, tax competition, and so on. This last day will turn the question around in a discussion that aims to force participants to think critically also about the limits that inhere in efforts to

“responsibilize” the corporate sector in the absence of efforts also to rethink and remake the regulatory strategies of state and/or supra-national governing bodies.

Afternoon: itinerant workshop with Giovanni Favero, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia

We will visit the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, using it as an occasion to confront the debate on the peculiarities of economic governance in the Republic of Venice. Some scholars have interpreted it as a model case of socially responsible capitalism, whilst others have highlighted its structural inequalities and inefficiencies. Putting such experience and its interpretations in time into an historical perspective allows shedding light on the transformations and variations of concepts as fairness, reciprocity and responsibility.