Sub-theme 33: Historical Organization Studies in Action: Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and Social Innovation

Mairi Maclean, University of Bath, United Kingdom
Roy Suddaby, University of Victoria, Canada
Stewart Clegg, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Session Time Corridor 1: Thursday, July 08, 08:00 to 11:30, Virtual Conference (EventsAir)
1. Historical Organization Studies; 2A Entrepreneurship; 2B Meaning and Values
Break 1: 09:30 to 10:00
Break 2: 11:30 to 12:00
Chair: Mairi Maclean; Anna Soulsby; Andrew Smith
John Hassard, Michael Rowlinson and Stephanie Decker
In defense of the historic turn in organization studies
Discussant(s): Mairi Maclean, Stewart Clegg, Charles Harvey.
David A. Kirsch, R. Daniel Wadhwani and Friederike Welter
Rediscovering Capitalism in Entrepreneurship
Discussant(s): Chair: Anna Soulsby
Henry E. Eze, Paul Lassalle and Katerina Nicolopoulou
Historical dynamics of public sector organizing and youth entrepreneurship programmes
Discussant(s): Chair: Anna Soulsby
Jianhua Ge and Fan Yang
Who becomes entrepreneurs: Institutional fonts and social origins of entrepreneurship in China, 1978–2010
Discussant(s): Chair: Anna Soulsby
Matthew Lyle, Ian J. Walsh and Diego M. Coraiola
What is NORML? Maintaining identity meanings amidst ambiguity
Discussant(s): Chair: Andrew Smith
Vincent P.J. Olivier
Historical organization studies and the social role of the enterprise: A reading through the Engie case
Discussant(s): Chair: Andrew Smith
Pilvikki Lantela
The case of evangelist Martta Kaukomaa – gendered spaces of power
Discussant(s): Chair: Andrew Smith
Robert Dawson Scott
Of God and Mammon: a role for religion in the historic success of a financial elite?
Discussant(s): Chair: Andrew Smith
We will hold a sub-theme Plenary in Session 1 (Thursday 07.00-08.30 CEST) on Historical Organization Studies and the Historic Turn. This will be followed by two parallel sessions in Session 2 (Thursday 09.00-10.30 CEST), Session 2A on Entrepreneurship; and Session 2B on Meaning and Values.
Session Time Corridor 2: Thursday, July 08, 16:00 to 20:00, Virtual Conference (EventsAir)
3A Managing Challenges; 3B Origins, Survival and Change; 4A The Politics of Rebuilding; 4B Tradition and Memory
Break 1: 17:30 to 18:00
Chair: Nicholas Wong; Mairi Maclean; Stewart Clegg; Dan Wadhwani (tbc)
Sylvia Grewatsch, Joel Gehman and Tima Bansal
Project Energy Breakthrough: How breaking, bridging, and building enable scalable impact for complex large-scale issues
Discussant(s): Chair: Nicholas Wong
Rohin Borpujari
Open secrecy and social capital in technological innovation: Managing collective secrecy in the making of the atomic bomb
Discussant(s): Chair: Nicholas Wong
Tuomas Henrik Pakarinen, Zeerim Cheung and Mirva Peltoniemi
Tech-visioning as a strategic practice: The case of Nokia 1967-1997
Discussant(s): Chair: Nicholas Wong
Susanne Koster and Pursey P.M.A.R. Heugens
Winning without a champion: Ecosystem emergence under distributed agency
Discussant(s): Chair: Nicholas Wong
Mirva Peltoniemi, Juha-Antti Lamberg and Mikko Ketokivi
Institutional environment, governance structures and scope of activity: Explaining the survival of an industry-funded laboratory for 93 years
Discussant(s): Chair: Mairi Maclean
Anna Soulsby
Historical organization studies: Methods for studying processes of change
Discussant(s): Chair: Mairi Maclean
Andrew Hardagon and R. Daniel Wadhwani
Structure within agency: The early origins of Yahoo!’s downfall
Discussant(s): Chair: Mairi Maclean
Yousaf Nishat-Botero
Economic planning and organization studies
Discussant(s): Chair: Mairi Maclean
Chris Carter, Andrew D. Burns and Ron Kerr
Creating the Scottish Parliament: Strategic-Action-Fields, Civil Society and Machine Politics.
Discussant(s): Chair: Stewart Clegg
Héctor O. Rocha and David B. Audretsch
Entrepreneurial ecosystems, regional clusters, and industrial districts: Historical transformation or rhetorical device?
Discussant(s): Chair: Dan Wadhwani
Christiane Chihadeh
Rebuilding a nation: The role of local and national NGOs in Lebanon
Discussant(s): Chair: Stewart Clegg (tbc)
Ines Kuric
Understanding multimodal theorisation: Imagining the modern city of the fin de siècle
Discussant(s): Chair: Stewart Clegg
Sophie Agulhon, Thomas Mueller and Thomas Mueller
Management in 1914 American society: From breakthrough innovation to social consensus towards fairness and modernity
Discussant(s): Chair: Stewart Clegg (tbc)
Ana Diniz, Rebecca Warren, David Bebbington and David Howarth
Rhetorical history and hegemony: (re)activating affective bonds to revive an industry
Discussant(s): Chair: Stewart Clegg (tbc)
Damiano Petrolo, Giulia Flamini, Luca Gnan and Luca Pareschi
Back to the future: What can we learn from Italian emigrants’ stories?
Discussant(s): Chair: Dan Wadwani (tbc)
Daniela Pirani
Inventing marketplace traditions: memory and materiality in Mulino Bianco and the Italian breakfast (1975-1996)
Discussant(s): Chair: Dan Wadhwani (tbc)
Horia Moasa, Miguel Pina e Cunha and Stewart Clegg
Vlad, voivode to vampire: The romancing of leadership
Discussant(s): Chair: Dan Wadhwani (tbc)
Erica Coslor, Wai Yeung Tang and Keita Kato
Japan to the world: categorical challenges in the Japanese sake industry
Discussant(s): Chair: Dan Wadhwani (tbc)
In Session 3 (Thursday 16.00-17.30 CEST), we will hold two parallel sessions: Session 3A on Managing Challenges; and Session 3B on Origins, Survival and Change. In Session 4 (Thursday 18.00-20.00 CEST), we will hold two parallel sessions: Session 4A on The Politics of Rebuilding; and Session 4B on Tradition and Memory.
Session Time Corridor 3: Friday, July 09, 11:00 to 12:30, Virtual Conference (EventsAir)
5A Strategy; 5B Education
Chair: Charles Harvey; Stephanie Decker
Sandeep Pillai, David A. Kirsch and Brent Goldfarb
Using Historical Methods to Improve Abduction and Inference to the Best Explanation in Strategy
Discussant(s): Chair: Charles Harvey
Marrisa Joseph
closing ranks: professional associations as a mechanism for strategic advantage
Discussant(s): Chair: Charles Harvey
Zahra Kashanizadeh, Saeed Khanagha and Henk W. Volberda
Invoking the past: The dynamics of framing organizational history during strategic transformation at Ericsson
Discussant(s): Chair: Charles Harvey
Eero Aalto and Zeerim Cheung
On becoming of a firm: Microhistorical analysis of strategy-making practices during radical strategic change
Discussant(s): Chair: Charles Harvey
John G.L. Millar, Andrew Smith and Suwen Chen
Effective strategies to promote the teaching of history in business schools: Lessons from the Practical History of Financial Markets course
Discussant(s): Chair: Stephanie Decker
Assaf Amit, Amalya L. Oliver and Gili S. Drori
The dynamics of exogenous shocks and entrepreneurial process in nascent industries: A case study of the education technology industry in Israel
Discussant(s): Chair: Stephanie Decker
Ken Sakai
Dynamic rhetorical history in a growing company: A case study of a Japanese toy company
Discussant(s): Chair: Stephanie Decker
Alexandre Faria and Jaeder Cunha
Decolonizing history in business and managementand organization studies: A case of Unilever historiography
Discussant(s): Chair: Stephanie Decker
In Session 5 (Friday 11.00-12.30 CEST), we will hold two parallel sessions: Session 5A on Strategy; and Session 5B on Education.
Session Time Corridor 4: Friday, July 09, 16:00 to 19:00, Virtual Conference (EventsAir)
6. Narrative; 7. Plenary Panel Session
Break 1: 17:30 to 18:00
Chair: Roy Suddaby; Chris Carter
Andrea Casey and Sonia Coman
Metahistories of microhistories: How organizations narrate their origin story at different points in their history
Discussant(s): Chair: Roy Suddaby
Andrew Smith and Nicholas D. Wong
Historical Narratives and Next-Generation Engagement in Family Firms: Using an Ecological Approach to Family Narratives
Discussant(s): Chair: Roy Suddaby
Stephanie Decker
History as Eventful Temporality in International Business Research
Discussant(s): Chair: Roy Suddaby
Martijn van Ooijen , marcel veenswijk and Antonie Van Nistelrooij
Tempo-narratives: A literature review on temporal narratives during processes of organisational change
Discussant(s): Chair: Roy Suddaby
In Session 6 (Friday 16.00-17.30 CEST), we will hold a session on Narrative. This will be followed by Session 7 (Friday 18.00-19.00 CEST), a concluding Panel Discussion provisionally titled 'Where now for historical organization studies and the historic turn?'
Session Time Corridor 5: Saturday, July 10, 07:00 to 12:30, Virtual Conference (EventsAir)