Monday, January 20, 2014

CFP: BAM History Track 2014

The call is now open for papers for the 2014 British Academy of Management (BAM) conference, which will be held at the University of Ulster Business School on the Belfast waterfront on September 9-11, 2014. The theme of the meeting will be "The Role of the Business School in Supporting Economic and Social Development." Track chair Kevin Tennent has again sent out a call for submissions for the Management and Business History Track. Proposals for full papers (6-8,000 words), developmental papers (1-2,000 words), and workshop events are all welcome. Here is an excerpt from the specific call for "Management and Business History":
This track aims to encourage the growing number of management and business historians who work in business schools and social science departments to engage in constructive debate with other social scientists. In relation to the 2014 conference theme we draw attention to the potential for the wider impact of business and management history research within society. Longitudinal study has the particular advantage of highlighting the unexpected consequences of particular management decisions or practices, the nature of the decision making process and how organisations learn from the past (if at all). We would particularly welcome papers with an interest in the relationship between the study of management and business history and society, particularly in terms of creating a direct educational or policy impact. Papers looking at the history of the management and business school movement in Britain and around the world with a view to the long term economic, social and cultural effects of management education are also of interest. In addition, we welcome papers dealing with the legacy of the past in business and management more generally, and how it has shaped present day businesses, regions and communities.
The deadline for submissions is February 26, 2014. For full meeting information, please consult the BAM 2014 conference website.