History in Management and Organization Research Seminar (HiMOS)

Source: Nyblin, Daniel. 1901. Finnish Heritage Agency photograph collection.

4th HiMOS Workshop

Date: Wednesday, Apr 27th, 2022
Time: 14:00–16:00 (Eastern European Summer Time, UTC+3, Finland)
Place: Zoom (you will receive the Zoom link after registration)

Senior Lecturer Grace Augustine (Bayes Business School, City, University of London): Capturing Voices, Experiences, and Identities Through Archival Data

Grace will provide a “behind-the-scene” presentation about her recent Organization Science article on abortion provision in the US. She will share her insights to publish historical research in a top management journal. We recommend reading the article before the workshop to get the most out of the presentation. 

Assistant Professor Sandeep Pillai (Bocconi University): The Role of Historical Methods in Strategy Research: Bridging the Gap between Loveliness and Likeliness

Sandeep will present his working paper that aims to enhance our methodological knowledge of doing history in the strategic management context. We will circulate his working paper one week before the event.

See below the programs of our past gatherings.

3rd HiMOS Workshop

Date: Wednesday, Dec 1st, 2021

Prof. Mairi Maclean (University of Bath, UK): Historical organization studies as a methodological paradigm (Watch Mairi’s keynote here)

Asst. Prof. Valeria Giacomin (Bocconi University): Oral history and business history research in emerging markets

2nd HiMOS Workshop

Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Time: 2pm-5pm (UTC+3, Finland)



Eero Vaara (Saïd Oxford): ”How to learn from unusual organizations?”

Watch Eero’s keynote here.

Working paper presentations:

Christina Lubinski (Copenhagen Business School): ”The Sound of Opportunity: Aural Temporality, Entrepreneurial Opportunity & the Evolution of Markets” (with Dan Wadhwani, University of Southern California)

Antti Sihvonen (Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics): ”Chance, Strategy and Change: The Structure of Contingency in the Evolution of the Nokia Corporation, 1986–2015” (with Jaakko Aspara, NEOMA; Juha-Antti Lamberg, JSBE; Henrikki Tikkanen, Aalto)

Discussion chaired by Juha-Antti Lamberg (Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics)

1st HiMOS Workshop

Date: Thursday, Nov 5, 2020
Time: 4pm–7pm (UTC+2, Finland)


Introduction: Christian and Zeerim (ppt slides)


Ryan L. Raffaelli (Harvard Business School): ”Theory Induction Using Historical and Qualitative Data: ‘Technology Reemergence’ and the Swiss Watch Industry”

Working paper presentations:

Aleksi Niittymies (Tampere University): “Capturing temporal embeddedness in international business research: Three historical approaches” (with Kalle Pajunen)

Stephanie Decker (University of Bristol): “Building Identity: Architextual Resources in the Identity Formation of the Bauhaus” (with Elena Giovannoni and Emmanuella Plakoyiannaki)

Santi Furnari (The Business School, City, University of London): “Unobtrusive action: Activating latent biographical contradictions in centralized organizations

Discussion chaired by Juha-Antti Lamberg (Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics)

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