1st Edition

The Routledge Companion to Management and Organizational History

ISBN 9780415823715
Published May 29, 2015 by Routledge
414 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

USD $280.00

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Book Description

The field of management and organizational history has reached a level of maturity that means an overview is long overdue.

Written by a team of globally renowned scholars, this comprehensive companion analyses management and organizational history, reflecting on the most influential periods and highlighting gaps for future research. From the impact of the Cold War to Global Warming, it examines the field from a wide array of perspectives from humanities to the social sciences.

Covering the entire spectrum of the field, this volume provides an essential resource for researchers of business and management.

Table of Contents

Part I - The Historic Turn in Management and Organization Studies: Critical Responses  1. Introduction: The Historic Turn in Management and Organization Studies: A companion reading (Terrance Weatherbee, Patricia Genoe McLaren, Albert J. Mills) 2. Decentering Wren’s History of Management Thought (Milorad M. Novecivic, J. Logan Jones, Shawn Carraher) 3. Why Organization Theory Needs Historical Analyses – And how this should be performed (Alfred Kieser) 4. Twenty Years After: Why organization theory needs historical analyses (Alfred Kieser) 5. Management & Organizational History: Prospects (Charles Booth and Michael Rowlinson) 6. Revisiting the Historic Turn: A personal reflection (Michael Rowlinson)  Part II – Debates in Management and Organizational History 7. He Who May Not Be Mentioned: Marx, history, and American business schools (Richard Marens) 8. A History of Management Histories: Does the story of our past and the way we tell it matter? (Roy Jacques, Gabrielle Durepos) 9. History in Management Textbooks: Adding, transforming, or more? (Terrance Weatherbee)  Part III – Methods: Doing management and organizational history 10. ‘Managing the Past’ (Alun Munslow) 11. Critical Hermeneutics for Critical Organizational History (Scott Taylor) 12. ANTi-History: Toward Amodern history (Gabrielle Durepos) 13. Avec Frontieres: Postcolonialism and the discourse of humanitarianism (Adam Rostis) 14. The Future of History: Posthumanist entrepreneurial storytelling, global warming, and global capitalism (David Boje, Rhony Saylors) 15. Varieties of History in Organization Studies (Diego Coraiola, William M. Foster, Roy Suddaby) 16. Mothership Reconnection: Microhistory and institutional work compared (Stephanie Decker)  Part IV – Rewriting Management and Organizational History 17. History of Management Thought in Context: The case of Elton Mayo in Australia (Tuomo Peltonen) 18. Re-examining ‘Flexibility’ (Ali Mir, Raza Mir) 19. The New Deal for Management & Organizational Studies: Lessons, insights, and reflections (Albert J. Mills, Terrance Weatherbee, Jason Foster, Jean Helms Mills) 20. Capitalist Ideologues and the Cold War "Struggle for Men’s Minds" (Bert Spector) 21. A Critical Historiography of Public Relations in Canada: Rethinking an Ahistorical symmetry (Amy Thurlow)  Part V – Management and Organizational History at the Margins 22. History and the Absence of Canadian Management Theory (Patricia Genoe McLaren, Albert J. Mills) 23. Is There Any Future for Critical Management Studies in Latin America? Moving from epistemic colonialist to ‘trans-discipline’ (Eduardo Ibarra-Colado) 24. The Work of Eduardo Ibarra-Colado (Nidhi Srinivas, Ana Guedes, Alex Faria) 25. The Inner Circle: Towards a ‘Canadian’ Management History - Key Canadian contributors to new institution theory (Kristene Coller, Corinne McNally, Albert J. Mills)  Part VI – Commentaries on The Future of Management and Organizational History: Does it have a past? 26. Processing History: Bringing process-oriented research to management and organizational history (William M. Foster, Roy Suddaby) 27. Turning How and Where? The potential for history in management and organizational studies (Matthias Kipping, Behlul Usdiken) 28. Actors, Networks, Theory, and History – What are we producing? (Albert J. Mills, Terrance Weatherbee, Patricia Genoe McLaren)  Part VII – Endnote  29. Essaying History and Management (Stewart Clegg)

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Patricia Genoe McLaren is an Associate Professor in the School of Business & Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario, Canada.

Albert J. Mills is Professor of Management at Saint Mary's University, Canada and co-chair of the International Board for Critical Management Studies.

Terrance G. Weatherbee is Professor of Management at Acadia University, Canada.

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Author - Patricia Genoe McLaren

Patricia Genoe McLaren

Associate Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University
Brantford, ON, Canada

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'This book provides a much-needed critique of how we do management history and why. It offers a wide variety of perspectives on the subject, critiques existing methodologies and stimulates much-needed debate about historical purpose and practice. Scholars will argue over some of the views presented here for years to come; and that is a very good thing.' - Morgen Witzel, Fellow, Centre for Leadership Studies, University of Exeter and author of A History of Management Thought

'The editors and authors fulfilled a difficult task: tracing an arc on this topic to represent the ongoing process of thinking "history" in management and organization studies, as well as the intimate connection of history with thinking in our field altogether. An extraordinary collection and ‘must read’ for anyone in Management and Organizational Studies.' - Marta B. Calás, Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

'This much needed volume provides a critical foundation for the new historical turn in management research and scholarship. The authors have assembled a series of writers who provide both a substantive review of organizational theory through a historical lens but also provide a programmatic roadmap for the field.' - Rakesh Khurana, Professor, Harvard Business School, USA