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Seminar- Hymer and Prediction?

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Date 8 December 2021
Time 12:30-14:00 (Timezone: Europe/London)
Price Free
Venue Online
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You are cordially invited to attend a research seminar by Professor Chris Pitelis, University of Leeds. Please join us on Wednesday, 8th December at 12.30pm by following the link in your calendar email invitations (Join Microsoft Teams Meeting).

Confirmation as to whether there will be a face to face seminar is to follow.


The paper discusses the role of prediction in management scholarship. It then employs the contribution of Stephen Hymer in IB to first highlight instances where his perspective has helped predict future developments and the extent to which it is applicable, hence it could have been employed and should be employed to help explicate more recent developments such as platforms, Big Tech, the sharing economy, and unicorns. It concludes that by building in the shoulders of other giants, the Hymer perspective has been and can be successful in predicting and that prediction should be part and parcel of management scholarship, alongside analysis and prescription (that they already do).