Call for papers for an Economic History Network panel
ESSHC Vienna, Austria 23 – 26 April 2013
Workplace Knowledge and Management
This panel seeks to provide historical perspectives on the management of knowledge workers in the modern period.
Technological change plays an essential role in explanations of modern economic growth. While economic historians debate the extent to which formal knowledge contributed to the early stages of industrialization, by the nineteenth century, public and private interests were recognizing the importance of formal knowledge production to promote technological development. With the creation of industrial research laboratories, organizations became increasingly concerned with promoting and systematizing the production of “risky” as well as “useful” knowledge. The demand for formally educated workers, engineers, and scientists has not diminished over time and neither has the need of those organizations who employ knowledge workers to develop frameworks to recognize individual creative efforts while encouraging collaboration between the “idea-creators” and other workers involved in the practical realization, commercialization and marketing of creative ideas, on the one hand, and control the use and develop of this knowledge on the other.
We are seeking two additional participants for a session on historical perspectives of the management of knowledge production and knowledge workers broadly conceived.
Proposals for papers for this session should be sent to the corresponding organizer no later than on 06 May 2013. Proposals should contain a working title and an abstract of 100 - 500 words. Please include a brief CV. The participants will be notified of the panel selection after the 15th May 2014.
For further information about the European Social Science History Conference please visit: http://esshc.socialhistory.org/
Corresponding organizer: Andrea R. Maestrejuan, Metropolitan State University of Denver, firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrea R. Maestrejuan, PhD
Metropolitan State University of Denver
CN 211 Box 27
Denver, CO 80217
(303) 556-2671 Email: email@example.com
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