Wednesday, January 6, 2016

CFP: “Historical Approaches to Entrepreneurship Theory and Research”

A paper development workshop (PDW) on "Historical Approaches to Entrepreneurship Theory and Research" will take place on March 31, 2016, in Portland, Oregon, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Downtown Portland. The workshop will take place immediately before the BHC annual meeting and at the same location but is managed separately. Participation in both the BHC meeting and the workshop is possible.
    According to the organizers,
The purpose of this workshop is to provide scholars with developmental feedback on work-in-progress related to historical approaches to entrepreneurship and strategy, broadly construed. Our aim is support the development of historical research on entrepreneurship for publication in leading journals, including for the special issue of Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. In addition to providing feedback and suggestions for specific topics, the workshop will address the commonly faced challenges of writing for a double audience of historians and entrepreneurship/management scholars, engaging entrepreneurship theory and constructs, and identifying the most valuable historical sources and methods in studying entrepreneurial phenomena. 
Work-in-progress at all stages of development is welcome. Interested scholars may submit two types of submissions for discussion: full research papers (8,000 to 12,000 words) or paper ideas (1,000 to 3,000 words).  Those interested in participating should submit an initial abstract of max. 300 words and a one-page CV by January 22, 2016, to David Kirsch (, Christina Lubinski ( or Dan Wadhwani ( Invitations will be sent out before February 1, 2016. Full paper (8,000 to 12,000 words) and paper idea (1,000 to 3,000 words) submissions will be expected by March 11, 2015. Please feel free to contact the organizers with paper ideas to receive early feedback or to inquire about the fit of an idea with this PDW.
      For more information about the broader project of which the Workshop is a part, please see the full call for papers.