Call for Papers: BAM Management and Business History Track 2018

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


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 2018 conference theme, ‘Driving Productivity in uncertain and challenging 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 uncertain and challenging times in the past, whether it be through war, economic crisis, scandal or other disruptions to their activities. Inspired by Fayol, Ford and Taylor managers also attempted to boost productivity, often with mixed results. In this track we specialize in chronologically or longitudinally motivated research. We welcome papers, symposia or workshop proposals 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 uncertainty 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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBritish Academy of Management Call for Papers
PublisherBritish Academy of Management
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jan 2018
EventBritish Academy of Management Conference - University of West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Sept 20186 Sept 2018


ConferenceBritish Academy of Management Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • management history
  • Business History
  • organizational history

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