The CEGBI/CSWL Summer Conference

18 04 2013

AS:The Centre for Evolution of Global Business and Institutions at the University of York (UK) studies the evolution of business and institutions around the world. It is an important centre of business-historical research. In partnership with York’s Centre for the Study of Working Lives (CSWL), they are holding a conference in June. 

Here is the draft programme: 

The CEGBI/CSWL Summer Conference

The York Management School

13-14 June, 9.00 am to 6.00 pm


Thursday 13 June 2013

9.00 – 9.10 am Welcome from Teresa da Silva Lopes and Stephen Linstead

9.10-10.40 am Session 1 – Entrepreneurship and Marketing


‘Social Entreprise as hybrid organisational forms: A Review and Research Questions’Bob Doherty, University of York

‘Immigrant Entrepreneurs on World Successful Brands’ Nur Suhaili Ramli, University of York

‘How is marking implemented in social work social enterprises and with what effect does this impact upon their sustainability’ Madeline Osborne, University of York

‘The Impact of Strategic Airlines Alliances on Brand Management Practices’ Dana Kakeesh, University of York

10.40 – 11.00 am Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.30 pm Session 2 – Crisis and Inertia


‘Evaluation Marketing Strategies’ Doaa Amin Shohaieb, University of York

‘Suez Crisis 1956-57’ Neveen Abdelrehim, University of York


‘Why GAP has decreased its brand values: from a brand management perspective’ Susumu Harada, University of Hyogo, Japan, and University of York

‘Risk Management Strategies in High Risk International Environments’ Teresa da Silva Lopes, University of York and Mark Casson, University of Reading

12.30 – 1.30 pm Lunch

1.30 – 3.00 pm Session 3 – Humour in Organization


‘Visualising humour: Exploring jokes in virtual and material organisational space’ Carolyn Hunter, University of York

‘The Symbolic, the Imaginary and the Real – an Exploration of Zizek for Academia’ Lynne Baxter, University of York

‘Swarm Creativity and Relationship Marketing in Punk and Post-Punk: A Case Study of the Eruptörs’ Alex Gillett, University of York, and Gareth Dylan Smith, Institute of Contemporary Museum Performance

‘Laughter and Organization: An Initial Exploration’ Steve Linstead, University of York

3.00 – 3.30 pm Tea break

3.30 – 5.00 pm Session 4 – Management and Competitive Advantage


‘The Blind Men and the Elephant – what did managers ever do for the railway?’ Nicola Forsdike, University of York

‘Managing Technological and Cultural Change at HSBC between 1945 and 1975’ Andrew Smith, Coventry University, and Bernardo Batiz-Lazo, Bangor University

‘Inter-firm networks as longitudinal determinants of corporate change: evidence from the British overseas mining industry’ Simon Mollan, University of Liverpool, Philip Garnett, Durham University

‘Management and Competitive advantage in the public transport industry – York Corporation Tramways c. 1909 – 1934’ Kevin Tennent, University of York

5.00 pm Drinks Reception


Friday 14 June 2013

9.00 – 10.30 am Session 5 – Social Roles and Identities


‘Young men, family, and the breadwinner role: the place of work in the life course’ Sally Brown, University of Durham

‘It makes you make the time: An Ethnographic study of busy people on their allotments’ Abigail Schoneboom, University of York

‘Married women’s separate and joint savings bank accounts in the 19th century England’ Josephine Maltby, University of York

‘Women aiding the poor without almsgiving’ Josephine Maltby, University of York, Janette Rutterford, Open University

10.30 – 10.45 am Coffee Break

10.45 – 12.30 pm Session 6 – Capital Markets and Financial Services


‘Day-of-the-Week Effect: Evidences from Dhaka Stock Exchange’ Moshfique Uddin, University of York

‘The analysis of social, political and economic influences on accounting changes to the Companies Act 1956 in India from 1947 to 1997’ Shraddha Verma, University of York

‘R&D Expenditure and Capital Market: Evidence from Bangladesh’ Ashraful Alam, University of York

‘Adaption of building societies in the United Kingdom to the introduction of competitveness in the financial services sector – the effect of securitasation and demutualisation on the composition of the board of directors’ Matthias Hambach, University of York

‘Hedge funds’ Dimitrios Stafylas, University of York

12.30 – 13.30 pm Lunch


1.30 – 3.00 pm Session 7 Political Economy and FDI


‘The Evolution of an EU ‘institution’: Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP)’ Simon Sweeney, University of York

‘Institutions and state building’

Seb Bytyci, University of York ‘The Role of Formal Institution and FDI in Innovation – Evidence from China’s Manufacturing Firms’

Yi Qu, University of York

‘The Role of Institutional Distances in Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions – Evidence from Emerging Economies Firms’ Yaoan Wu, University of York

3.00 – 3.30 pm Tea Break

3.30 – 5.00 pm Session 8 – Employee


‘Re-thinking Employee Recognition: Understanding Employee Experiences of Recognition’ Charlotte Smith, University of York

‘Sectors or Countries? Typologies and Levels of Analysis in Comparative Industrial Relations’ Barbara Bechter, Bernd Brandl, University of York

‘Employee suggestions schemes’ Qin Zhou, University of York

‘Professionalisation of Medical Physics Experts in Europe: The Need for A Consistent and Positively Recognised Brand’ Alex Gillett, University of York



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