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)

Confirmed speakers: Dan Raff (Wharton), Mirva Peltoniemi (JSBE), Sandeep Pillai (Bocconi), Saara Matala (Chalmers), Rolv Petter Amdam (BI Norwegian) and Christopher Hartwell (ZHAW).

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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