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*Call for Papers: **Paternalistic Work Regimes. Historical and Contemporary

*Guest Editors:*
Mikael Ottosson, Lund University (Sweden)
Simon Fietze, University of Southern Denmark
Wenzel Matiaske, Helmut-Schmidt-University/University of the Federal Armed
Forces Hamburg (Germany)

*Seminar at the IUC Dubrovnik (April 8-12, 2019) & **Special Issue*

Since several decades, researchers are giving more attention to
organizational culture – or more precisely the values, rituals, symbols and
heroes of the organizations. This is a development that has been
accelerated by the trend towards flexible organizations and men in the era
of new decentralization. This development is recently reinforced by the
digitization of working life. In relation to these concepts, we see a
renewed interest in the concept of (industrial) paternalism.

In organizational studies, a frequent interpretation of paternalism is the
analysis of the use of different social welfare benefits. This is also a
phenomenon with historical roots. In early industrial rural contexts, it
was common for workers to have access to corporate-owned housing, food
supply, healthcare etc. According to the research, these paternalistic
benefits – or management techniques – aimed to stabilize the workforce and
create an internal labour market. But many scholars in the field give the
term paternalism a significantly broader meaning that includes a moral
relationship between the employee and the employer. This position implies
that the organization is given a different meaning, in the sense that it is
based on a wider social relationship than a strict economic between the
employee and the employer. The social conditions of the paternalistic
organization are often compared to those in a family. The owner of the
company (represented by the director or manager) is analysed in terms of to
be the father – or the head – and the employees are like the children – or
the body of the organization.

Within the framework of an essentially social-historical discussion, the
British historian E. P. Thompson once noted that paternalism is a
problematic concept. Central to his criticism was that it is a loose,
unclear and descriptive term. Furthermore, he argued that using the concept
implies the risk of identifying patterns of consensus rather than patterns
of conflict in the social relations of production. This does not mean that
researchers should avoid the term in a historical and socio-economic
analysis, but rather that the concept is needed to be filled with content
and discussed theoretically as well as empirically.

Paternalism, in some contexts termed welfare capitalism, is a term used in
various academic disciplines, such as anthropology, history, sociology and
economics. The purpose of this seminar and the special issue of management
revue – Socio-Economic Studies is to highlight the historical and
contemporary relevance of the concept in cross-disciplinary discussions.
Some context to discuss in order to clarify the concept of paternalism are
listed below:

   - paternalism as a historical phenomenon
   - moral economy
   - management practices
   - labour market relations
   - the welfare state
   - paternalism in an international comparison

These are just some ideas and not an exhaustive list. The seminar welcomes
empirical studies as well as theoretical papers and provides sufficient
time for discussion and reflection.

Potential contributors to the seminar at the IUC Dubrovnik are encouraged
to submit an abstract of 5 pages *before December 31st, 2018*
electronically via the online submission system of *management revue –
Socio-Economic Studies* using ‘IUC Dubrovnik’ as article section:

All contributors to the seminar are invited to submit their paper for the
special issue of *management revue – Socio-Economic Studies*. Full papers
must be submitted by July 31st, 2019. All contributions will be subject to
a double-blind review. Papers invited to a ‘revise and resubmit’ are due
October 31st, 2019.

*Hoping to hear from you!*
Mikael Ottosson <[log in to unmask]>
Simon Fietze <[log in to unmask]>
Wenzel Matiaske <[log in to unmask]>

Med venlig hilsen/Kind regards
*Simon Fietze*
Associate Professor
Editor-in-Chief of management revue - Socio-Economic Studies
<> (listed in ESCI, Scopus, ABS 2018)
Programm Responsible for the Bachelor "International Economics and Business

T +45 6550 1748
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Syddansk Universitet/University of Southern Denmark
Institut for Entreprenørskab og Relationsledelse/Department of
Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management
Alsion 2, A2
6400 Sønderborg

*Latest publications:*

   - Kattenbach, R., & Fietze, S. (2018). Entrepreneurial orientation and
   the job demands-resources model. *Personnel Review, 47*(3), 745-764.
   DOI: 10.1108/PR-08-2016-0194
   - Gretzinger, S., Fietze, S., Brem, A., & Ogbonna, T. (2018).
   Small-scale entrepreneurship – understanding behaviors of aspiring
   entrepreneurs in a rural area. *Competitiveness Review: An International
   Business Journal*,* 28*(1), 22-42. DOI: 10.1108/CR-05-2017-0034
   - Matiaske, W., & Fietze, S. (Eds.) (2017). *Human Resources, Labour
   Relations and Organizations. A European Perspective.
   Edition of management revue - Socio-Economic Studies. Baden-Baden: Nomos
   Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG.
   - Fietze, S., & Boyd, B. (2017). Entrepreneurial intention of Danish
   students: A correspondence analysis. *International Journal of
   Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research*, 23(4). DOI:
   10.1108/IJEBR-08-2016-0241 <>

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