Management and organizational history has grown into an established field of research with competing and contrasting approaches and methods that are relevant for management and organization studies.
This shortform book provides readers with expert insights on intellectual interventions in management and organization history. The authors illuminate the central ideas, works and theorists involved in forming the link between history, management and organization studies, particularly focusing on the debates addressing the need for an `historic turn’ in management and organizational studies.
With coverage of nascent schools of thought in management historiography, such as ANTi-History, revisionist history, counter-history, rhetorical history, the Copenhagen School, microhistory, critical realist histories, alongside existing modernist and post-modernist approaches, as well as postcolonial, decolonial and feminist critiques, the book is essential reading for scholars and students of the role of history in management and organization studies.
This excellent publication addresses central topics on the making of Management and Organizational History as no book before. This well written and thought provoking work is a must read for all interested on the topic specifically and those interested on management and organizations in general. Rafael Alcadipani
Reflecting deeply on recent historical approaches to management and organization studies the authors have provided a uniquely reflexive account of the different histories, conceptions of histories and authors involved in recent scholarship that has sought to bring history back into focus in a largely ahistorical and instrumental field. The book will be a significant guide for those researchers seeking to disentangle the different approaches to histories involved in recent research, alerting them to the grounds and assumptions underlying various contributions.
Stewart Clegg| D.Phil (Umeå) D.Litt,(UTS) Ph.D (Bradford) BSc.Hons (Aston).Distinguished Professor
1. HISTORY AND AUTHORSHIP. 2. A STARTING POINT: THE HISTORIC TURN. 3. NOT A HISTORY: THE CALL FOR AN HISTORIC TURN IN MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION STUDIES. 4. PARADIGMS AND PROSPECTS IN MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY. 5. REVISITING THE HISTORIC TURN TEN YEARS ON. References.
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