History in Management and Organization Research Seminar (HiMOS)

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

6th HiMOS Workshop

Date: Friday, March 3, 2023
Time: Full day
On-site seminar @ Suomenlinna, Helsinki (Finland)

See below the programs of our past gatherings.

5th HiMOS Workshop

Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Associate Professor María Fernández Moya (CUNEF Madrid): Keynote

María provided a ”behind-the-scene” presentation about her recent Journal of International Business Studies article that offers a long-term approach to internationalization scholarship.

Senior Lecturer Andrew Smith (Liverpool): Working Paper Discussion

We workshopped a recent working paper on historic responsibilities of business.

4th HiMOS Workshop

Date: Wednesday, Apr 27th, 2022

Senior Lecturer Grace Augustine (University of Bath): Capturing Voices, Experiences, and Identities Through Archival Data

Grace provided a “behind-the-scene” presentation about her recent Organization Science article on abortion provision in the US. Watch Grace’s keynote here

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

Sandeep presented a working paper that aims to enhance our methodological knowledge of doing history in the strategic management context.

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



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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