Friday, September 23, 2011

Business and Management History at BAM2011

Kevin Tennant, on his Business History blog, has posted a report on the recent British Academy of Management (BAM) meeting and the success of his and John Wilson's attempt "to revive the Business and Management History track" at this annual conference. Participants in the track included Andrew Godley, Terry Gourvish, and Stephanie Decker. The full listing can be found on the BAM program, at page 61. One promising aspect, Tennent reports, is the interest among management scholars in undertaking archival research, as demonstrated at a workshop session in which he talked about "Business Archives: why they are relevant to management academics and how to use them."
   Tennent concludes that "the papers . . . , together with the workshop sessions, contributed to a healthy meeting of minds and a forging of many new networking opportunities for all involved."

Tip of the hat to Andrew Smith's blog.