Sub-theme 49: Organizational Memory Studies: Toward an Inclusive Research Agenda

Hamid Foroughi, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Sébastien Mena, Hertie School, Berlin, Germany
William M. Foster, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Session Time Corridor 1: Thursday, July 08, 09:00 to 12:15, Virtual Conference (EventsAir)
Introduction & Overview of Organizational Memory Studies + Session 1 & Session 2
Break 1: 10:45 to 11:00
Chair: Hamid Foroughi & Sébastien Mena
Stefania Mariano and Savita Kumra
Collective remembering and gender diversity: Perpetuating a ceremonial representation of the past over time
Discussant(s): Garance Marechal
Leanne Cutcher and Graham Dwyer
Ten years on from Black Saturday: The mediating work of commemoration and memorialisation
Discussant(s): Stefania Mariano
Garance Maréchal
The re-organizing of a modern future memory: The early Paris Metro
Discussant(s): Graham Dwyer
Timo Fiorito and Michel L. Ehrenhard
Building character through adversity: Organizational work in response to integrity failure in a financial enterprise
Discussant(s): Dmitrijs Kravčenko
Dmitrijs Kravčenko and Jacky Swan
Structure, not content: The ‘invisible hand’ of organizational memory
Discussant(s): Ian Jones
Ian Jones
Organisational memory and the role of the archives at Barclays plc
Discussant(s): Timo Fiorito
09:00–09:25: Short Introduction Session
09:30–10:45: Session 1 = first 3 papers listed above
11:00–12:15: Session 2 = second 3 papers listed above
Session Time Corridor 2: Thursday, July 08, 16:00 to 17:15, Virtual Conference (EventsAir)
Session 3: Memories from the Global South
Chair: William M. Foster / Diego Coraiola
André Carlos Aquino and Diego M. Coraiola
Custodianship of religious festivals: Managing tradition and innovation
Discussant(s): Amon Barros
Amon Barros, Ana Diniz and Gabriela Lotta
Scorched-earth politics and the erasure of memory by far-right populists
Discussant(s): Jukka Rintamäki
Rajiv Maher, Hamid Foroughi and Jukka Rintamäki
Curated memories; sanitizing memories
Discussant(s): André Carlos Busanelli de Aquino
Session Time Corridor 3: Friday, July 09, 09:30 to 12:15, Virtual Conference (EventsAir)
Session 4 & Session 5: CSR & Narrative Memory
Break 1: 10:45 to 11:00
Chair: Hamid Foroughi & Sébastien Mena
Michael Rowlinson, D.S. Boughey and David Boughey
Suncor’s corporate history: Cultural imperative or strategic rhetoric?
Discussant(s): Sophie Gourevitch
John Wilson and Anna Tilba
Rhetorical history, temporal narratives and links in time: the case of pension fund investment short-termism
Discussant(s): Michael Rowlinson
Sophie Gourevitch
Digitization: a new (re)vision of heritage
Discussant(s): John WIlson
Giulio Nardella, Irina Surdu and Stephen Brammer
Selective social remembering: Corporate social irresponsibility, organizational salience and corporate reputation
Discussant(s): Emily Buchnea
Emily Buchnea, Andrew Smith and Jason Russell
Understanding Variations in the Responses of Companies for Demands That They Atone for Having Profited from the Historic Crime of African Slavery
Discussant(s): Wim van Lent
Wim van Lent, Volodymyr Kulikov, Dóra Mérai and Dora Merai
Towards a 360-degree perspective on stakeholder salience
Discussant(s): Giulio Nardella
09:30–10:45: Session 4 = first 3 papers listed above
11:00–12:15: Session 5 = second 3 papers listed above
Session Time Corridor 4: Friday, July 09, 16:00 to 17:30, Virtual Conference (EventsAir)
Session Time Corridor 5: Saturday, July 10, 07:00 to 12:30, Virtual Conference (EventsAir)