British Academy of Management (BAM) conference 2014 – Management and Business History Track

bam2014-flyerDear Colleagues,

The call is now open for papers for the British Academy of Management (BAM) conference, which will be held by the University of Ulster Business School on Belfast Waterfront from 9-11 September 2014. Once again we will seeking submissions for the Management and Business History Track – please see below for the Call for Papers. We will also be looking at forming a SIG this year. Submissions are now open and run until 26th February. Proposals for full papers (6-8,000 words), Developmental papers (1-2,000 words) and Workshop events are all welcome.

BAM positions itself as the UK’s premier management studies conference and is an excellent opportunity to showcase work under development.

Best Wishes,

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.

We also encourage cross-disciplinary papers that link different Tracks, while the main conference theme ought to feature prominently in all submissions. As a group we are inherently multi-disciplinary we believe in the application of theory to historical analysis, and there is no single epistemology for approaching this. We aim to encourage theoretically orientated social science history with a clear relationship to present day debates in the management discipline.

Kevin D. Tennent
Lecturer in Management
York Management School
University of York
Freboys Lane
YO10 5GD
Tel: +44 (0) 1904 325002


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