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3rd International Conference on Path Dependence 2014

February 17-18, 2014        Freie Universität Berlin        School of Business & Economics


Call for Submissions

Thanking everyone who submits a paper until October 15, 2013 - we wish you the best of luck and hope to see you in Berlin in February 2014!

Procedure and Deadlines

A maximum of 50 participants will be selected to guarantee a workshop atmosphere at the conference. The sessions combine paper presentations and discussions...

Cost and Conditions of Participation

There is no submission or attendance fee. The deadline for paper submission is October 15, 2013.

Conference Keynote Speaker

The Pfadkolleg at the Freie Universität Berlin is happy to welcome Warren Boeker as conference keynote speaker.

Registration Process

If you have been contacted by the organizers and received a positive feedback regarding your paper submission, then fill out the registration form...

Conference Program Overview

A detailed program overview for the two-day conference will be available online on November 15, 2013.

Location & Travel Information

The conference will take place at the Seminaris CampusHotel Berlin. A number of rooms have been set aside at a preferential rate for conference participants.

Contact Information

Feel free to contact us at any time with questions or concerns…


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, industrial relations, 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.