Name: Journal of Management History
Title: Honoring the Scientific Endeavor of James March
Editors: Matteo Cristofaro, Mario Hayek, Alex W. Williams, Christopher Hartt, Joyce T. Heames
The proposed Special Issue aims at more comprehensively honoring and commemorating the scientific endeavor of James March, calling for contributions that consider the historical evolution (i.e., ontology) of his scientific insights, also including important lessons lost by the Scholar (e.g., leading with ambiguity). The called commitment would help informing important future research in the light of a meaningful past, according to a ‘taking stock and moving forward’ rationale. Moreover, this would allow executives in learning how organizations and their processes evolved since March’s original conceptualizations and understanding, which are enduring assumptions and which ones have been reconsidered by the occurring historical advancements about the management of organizations.
January 30th, 2021