Austrian Economics at the AoM

13 August 2007 at 12:45 pm Leave a comment

| Peter Klein |

Last week’s Academy of Management meeting featured a pre-conference workshop, “The Austrian School of Economics: Applications to Organization, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship,” organized by Nicolai and myself. I began with an overview of the Austrian approach and reviewed some of the key figures in its development. Panelists Joe Mahoney, Yasemin Kor, Dick Langlois, Nicolai, and Elaine Mosakowski each gave some prepared remarks about aspects of the Austrian tradition that apply to their work, followed by general discussion among the panelists and the audience. Here are copies of the prepared remarks and here are some photos (courtesy of Peter Hofherr).

mahoney_aom20072.jpgWe weren’t sure what to expect — a dozen or so participants, perhaps? — and were delighted when over 100 people showed up, leaving standing room only. This and other indicators suggest growing interest in Austrian economics among management scholars. Of course, a belief in the relevance of the Austrian approach to business administration is a core value here at O&M.

Entry filed under: - Klein -, Austrian Economics, Entrepreneurship, Management Theory, Methods/Methodology/Theory of Science, New Institutional Economics, Theory of the Firm.

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