War and Peace in Organizational Memory workshop

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Date of event: 12 December 2017
Event ends: 12 December 2017
Start time: 10:00
End time: 17:30
War and Peace in Organizational Memory workshop

War and Peace in Organizational Memory

The workshop will be devoted to a special issue of Management and Organizational History that will be timed to coincide with 11 November 2018 as the 100th year anniversary of Armistice Day. The special issue will focus on the examining the impact that war, as a social and political event, had upon organizational identity.

Individuals interested in submitting a paper for the special issue of Management and Organisational History journal should click here

Organizations are known for marking their own centennial, bicentennial and other anniversaries. These celebrations are good opportunities for organizations to reflect on their past. The commissioned corporate history that often stems from these events helps the organization to understand its past. This work can then be used externally to form part of its marketing strategy or internally as a way to firm up its identity. The past and longevity also confers legitimacy upon the organization. Other commemorative dates and remembrance ceremonies are of similar importance. While not the traditional focus of business historians, these dates are nevertheless observed by organizations as they participate in the social process of remembering events. This is especially apparent in the experience of war and, as we have seen more recently, terrorist attacks.

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