DW_SWG 08: Using Historical Methods in Organizational Research
Call for Applications
The main objective of this Development Workshop is to introduce participants to the use of historical
sources and methods in organizational research. Those involved will learn about historical methods from a faculty that has
used such methods to address theoretical questions about organizations. The workshop is aimed at both early and mid-career
scholars who see the potential of using historical methods and perspectives in their research and seek guidance on how best
to do so.
The workshop will be broken down into two parts:
- The first part will focus on the range of ways in which scholars have used historical methods and perspectives in published research. The emphasis here will be on examining published work and considering how the authors used historical research and reasoning to address questions about organization(s).
- In the second part, we will examine the working papers of participants in small groups with the aim of improving and sharpening the papers with regards to their use and interpretation of his-torical sources and their explanations of historical methods.
Participants will also learn about the journals that can be considered when it comes to publishing historically oriented organization research. More broadly, participants will learn more about the range of historically oriented scholarship being produced in organizational studies today.
Participants will be expected to read the papers of their fellow session presenters, attend both parts of the workshop, and engage actively in discussions.
The workshop will take place on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 9:00am–14:00pm.
All scholars interested in developing their papers towards publishable articles are invited to apply. However, preference
will be given to PhD and early career scholars. To be considered as an early career scholar, the applicant needs to have
completed her/his doctoral thesis within the last three years.
Please submit – via the EGOS website! – a single document of application that includes:
- On the first page: a short letter of application containing full details of name, address (postal address, phone and email), affiliation (date of PhD completion for early career scholars), a statement of why the applicant considers it valuable to attend the workshop as well as an indication of what journal(s) the paper is likely to be submitted to.
- A full draft paper that you want to be develop to a publishable stage.