Pre-Colloquium Development Workshop DW_SWG 08?

Using Historical Methods in Organizational Research

Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 09:0017:00

Location/rooms: tba

  • Lars Engwall, Dept. of Business Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden,
  • Michael Rowlinson, Queen Mary University of London, UK,
  • R. Daniel Wadhwani, Eberhardt School of Business, Pacific University, USA,


  • Stephanie Decker, Aston Business School, UK
  • Eric Godelier, Senior Editorial Board Member of Organization Studies
  • Bill Foster, Member of the AMR Editorial Board
  • Albert Mills, Director of the PhD Programme in Business Administration at Sobey School of Business, Saint Marys University, Halifax, Canada
  • Michael Rowlinson, Guest Editor the AMR special topic forum "History and Organization Studies"
  • Roy Suddaby, Editor of AMR


Program DW_SWG 08: Wednesday, July 3, 2013
09:00 09:15 Welcome and introduction by the convenors
09:15 10:00

Stephanie Decker:

Discovering and analyzing relevant sources

10:00 10:30

Coffee break

10:30 11:15

R. Daniel Wadhwani:
Historical interpretation: A basic methodology

11:15 12:00

Parallel Group Discussions of papers in development


Group 1, convened by Lars Engwall & R. Daniel Wadhwani:

Gwyneth Edwards: CEO narratives and strategic lock-in

Group 2, convened by Stephanie Decker & Michael Rowlinson:

Maki Umemura: Challenging stasis: The medical devices sector in Japan's system of innovation

12:00 13:00


13:00 14:30

Continued Parallel Group Discussions of papers in development

13:00 13:45

Group 1:

Junichi Hiramatsu: Discourse and security organization: Processual understanding of American propaganda organizing

Group 2:

Xuanwei Cao: Entrepreneurial opportunity, path dependence and industry-institution co-evolution: The Chinese nutrition and health food industry, 19842010

13:45 14:30

Group 1:

Jacqueline McGlade: Leading risk and innovation: The entrepreneurial role of the French syndicate Comptoir des Textiles Artificiels (CTA) in rayon and cellophane development

Group 2:

Diego Maganhotto Coraiola: Rhetoric of inquiry: A framework for studying history in organizations

14:30 15:15

Albert Mills:

Historical studies in doctoral programs

15:15 15:45? ?Coffee break
15:45 17:00

Panel Discussion led by Lars Engwall:

Developing historical papers for submission to leading journals in management and organization theory

Panelists: Bill Foster, Eric Godelier, Michael Rowlinson & Roy Suddaby