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AoM Symposium on Historiomtery

  • 1.  AoM Symposium on Historiomtery

    Posted 12-15-2021 06:31

    Are you interested in using historical data for your research? Does the quantitative analysis of archival information excite you? We (Varun Sharma, Alka Gupta, Vishal Gupta, and Nishant Uppal) are preparing a proposal for a presenter symposium on " Historiometric Approach to Management Research" (refer to the abstract below for the Academy of Management Annual Meeting to be held on August 5- 9, 2022 in Seattle, Washington, USA.

    We would like to invite you to submit a paper to this symposium. If you believe that you have a working paper that fits within the symposium's theme, please email us at fpm20023@iiml.ac.in expressing your interest before 18th  December 2021.


    Other deadlines to remember:

    • December 26th Detailed Abstract (3-to-4-page summary of your paper)
    • January 4th: Revised Detailed Abstract incorporating reviewer feedback
    •     January 13th: Symposium submission by organizers
    • End of March: Notification of Decision by AOM
    • July 10th:  Paper to be emailed to fpm20023@iiml.ac.in to allow time for symposium discussants to read before the conference.








    Rich archival and historical data can help management researchers understand the contextual factors along with the phenomenon of interest by converting historical data into numbers. The organized set of content analytic technique which transforms historical data into numbers is called Historiometry (Crayne & Hunter, 2018). Although the use of  hitoriometric methodology in the social sciences dates back to 1869 where Sir Francis Galton employed biological narratives to understand heredity, however, it is still scarce in the management and organizational sciences (Crayne & Hunter, 2018). The historiometry can help to uncover particular research questions regarding the past and important historical events to advance the literature in meaningful ways. Even if some studies in management and organizational sciences are employing historical data, the awareness regarding this methodology is at a nascent stage which warrants scholarly attention. In this presenter symposium, we call for papers focussing on the role of historiometry or studies which have adopted historiometry (by quantifying the historical data) in the management and organizational literature. The proposed symposium should be a timely endeavour to take a stock of the use of historical information and different research questions that could employ historiometry along with the different ways historiometry could be employed. We hope the symposium will help showcase historiometry as an alternative methodology for addressing essential research questions along with answering the calls for diversification of research methods in organizational sciences (Bansal & Corley, 2011).

    We look forward to receiving your contribution to the symposium.


    Varun Sharma

    (with Alka Gupta, Vishal Gupta, and Nishant Uppal)

    Varun Sharma
    Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.