The theory of path dependence is attracting increasing attention. A considerable number of scholars have been using the theory for the study of historical imprints, escalating dynamics and organizational inertia in different fields and on different levels. The conference is organized by the Path Dependence Research Centre (Pfadkolleg) of the Freie Universität Berlin. It aims at providing a platform for the discussion of most recent path-related research. The discussions are expected to focus on issues of extending path theory as well as studies of path-dependent phenomena. Conceptual as well as empirical papers from different fields are welcome: organization theory, organizational behaviour, strategic management, human resource management, marketing, innovation and entrepreneurship. Apart from the field of business studies, the organizers encourage contributions from related disciplines, such as economics, geography, sociology or business history.
Format: This will be an intensive 2-day conference with concluding panels and key-note speakers. A maximum of 50 participants will be selected to guarantee a workshop atmosphere. The sessions combine paper presentations and discussions including interactive elements. The conference will take place on the campus of the Freie Universität Berlin. Accommodation at reasonable prices will be provided; we do not charge a conference fee. For the conference dinner we do charge an amount of 40 Euro.
The organizers invite you to submit a paper to the conference. Papers are due by November 15, 2010. Please email your submission to pfadkolleg @ wiwiss.fu-berlin.de. Proposals must be submitted in rich text (rtf) or portable document format (pdf) and should include:
Joe Lampel, City University London
Giovanni Dosi, Sant' Anna School of Advanced Studies Pisa
Evita Paraskevopoulou, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Georg Schreyögg, Freie Universität Berlin
Albrecht Söllner, Europa-Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt /Oder
Jörg Sydow, Freie Universität Berlin
You can view the Program here (Download, .pdf)
You find the conference papers and the pictures in the Download Center.
For all lecturers: Please carry your presentation with you on a memory stick.
Please book your accommodation at the following hotels using the Keyword: "Path conference"
For further practicalities and additional information send us an e-mail: pfadkolleg @ wiwiss.fu-berlin.de