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 a wide range of management scholars. The 2016 conference theme, ‘Thriving in Turbulent Times’, is an ideal opportunity to explore the value of historical study for management research. Histories of organizations, industries and institutions give us the opportunity to understand how managers have responded to turbulent times in the past, whether it be through war, economic crisis, scandal or other disruptions to their activities. In this track we specialize in chronologically or longitudinally motivated research. This year we welcome papers either using new and innovative methodologies, or applying archival methodology to a new disciplinary context. We are also interested in context specific papers using more traditional historical methodology but which take innovative approaches to relate their findings to wider social science concerns. In addition, we appreciate papers dealing with the legacy of turbulence in the past in business and management more generally, and how it has influenced the diversity of experience in present day businesses, regions and communities.
Monday, February 8, 2016
British Academy of Management (BAM) "Management and Business History Track" will run again this year, at the BAM meeting in Newcastle on September 6-8, 2016. Track co-chairs are Kevin Tennent and Sasha Hodgson. Fully developed paper submissions, as well as shorter developmental papers (1-2,000 words) and workshop submissions, are welcome. The submission deadline is February 29, 2016. The track call says, in part:
For the full track summary, please see the BAM website. Readers can also find meeting information and submission instructions there.