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AOM PDW “Rediscovering family business history” Submission deadline June 30

  • 1.  AOM PDW “Rediscovering family business history” Submission deadline June 30

    Posted 17 days ago

    Dear colleagues,

    We would like to draw your attention to the following PDW at the Academy of Management Meeting 2019 in Boston on:

    Rediscovering family business history: Bridging the gaps in family business, business history, and organization theory, Friday, Aug 9 2019, 10:45AM - 12:45PM (Boston Marriott Copley Place/ Simmons)

    The second half of the PDW will be reserved to those participants who have pre-registered and submitted a summary of a paper they are working on. Proposal should be sent to the organizer at: i.sasaki@lancaster.ac.uk . The deadline to register online is June 30, 2019.

     

    Organizer: Roy R Suddaby, U. of Victoria

    Organizer: Innan Sasaki, Lancaster U. Management School

    Distinguished Speaker: Isabelle Le Breton-Miller, HEC Montréal

    Distinguished Speaker: Danny Miller, HEC Montreal

    Distinguished Speaker: Mattias Nordqvist, Jonkoping U.

    Distinguished Speaker: María Fernández-Moya, Colegio U. de Estudios Financieros

     

    The purpose of this PDW is to encourage conversation surrounding family business history and theories of the family business through bridging the gaps among researchers in family business, business history, and organization theory. More specifically, the first aim is to inspire the use of business history methodology to enrich theory building in family business studies, especially by investigating the explicit and implicit assumptions that are missing and may or may not apply to family firms. The other aim is to facilitate reinterpreting family business history with the rigor and discipline imposed by organizational theory. Introducing this PDW now is timely because there is a clear and emphatic resurgence of interest in using history as a lens to better understand organizations. For most of human economic history, business organizations have been mainly family businesses. One of the defining attributes of the family business is a shared history and commitment to a common future. Therefore, it is most natural for there to be a focus on the history of family businesses within this new development.

    This PDW encourages historically embedded family business scholarship that not only diligently re-constructs family business history, but also theorizes historically embedded organizational and strategic process and practices of family firms. As such, we believe this PDW contributes to a wider scope and a variety of theoretical and empirical insights in family business scholarship. In particular, it encourages submission of papers that:

    • Clearly use historical methodologies;

    • Are based on qualitative historical data;

    • Explicitly engage in theorizing organizational and strategic processes and practices; and

    • Contribute to advance family business scholarship

    This PDW is structured in two parts. The first half will be open to all participants interested in hearing our distinguished panelists discuss the topic of how a more historically informed theorization can be encouraged in the field of family business through the use of business history methodology and reinterprate family business history with the use of organization theory. Presentations will be followed by a short Q&A session.

    The second half of the PDW will be reserved to those participants who have pre-registered and submitted a summary of a paper they are working on. Please contact the session organizer to obtain the approval code. Proposals should be no longer than 5 pages (excluding references) and should describe a) the purpose of the study and the research question, b) the data collection and analysis, c) an executive summary of the findings outlining the main empirical findings of the study, and d) proposed theoretical contributions. Proposals should be no longer than 5 pages (excluding references) and should describe a) the purpose of the study and the research question, b) the data collection and analysis, c) an executive summary of the findings outlining the main empirical findings of the study, and d) proposed theoretical contributions. Proposal should be sent to the organizer at: i.sasaki@lancaster.ac.uk . The deadline to register online is June 30, 2019.

     

    Best wishes,

    Innan Sasaki