Organizations in Time: History, Theory, Methods

Paperback | April 16, 2015

EditorMarcelo Bucheli, R. Daniel Wadhwani

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Why does history matter to our understanding of management, organizations, and markets? What theoretical insights can it offer into organizational processes? How can scholars use historical sources and methods to address research questions in management and organization studies? This book brings together leading organization scholars and business historians to examine the opportunities and challenges of incorporating historical research into the study of firms and markets. It examines the reasons for the growing interest in historically grounded research in managementdepartments and business schools, and considers both the intellectual and practical questions the endeavour faces. The volume is divided into three parts. The first part, History and Organization Theory, considers the relationship between historical reasoning and key theoretical schools oforganizational thought, including institutional theory, evolutionary theory, and critical theory. The second part, Actors and Markets, considers how historical perspective can provide researchers with insights into organizational change, entrepreneurial processes, industry emergence, and theco-evolution of states and markets. In the final section, Sources and Methods, the contributors explicate historical methodologies within the context of other approaches to studying organizations and provide concrete suggestions for researchers in the field. The introduction contextualizes theseissues within the broader context of developments in the fields of business history and organization studies, and orients readers to the "future of the past in management and organization studies."

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Why does history matter to our understanding of management, organizations, and markets? What theoretical insights can it offer into organizational processes? How can scholars use historical sources and methods to address research questions in management and organization studies? This book brings together leading organization scholars a...

Marcelo Bucheli is Associate Professor of Business and History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was a visiting scholar at the Ecole Polytechnique (Paris) in 2013 and held the Harvard-Newcomen fellowship in business history at Harvard Business School in 2004-2005. He earned his PhD in history at Stanford University...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:350 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.77 inPublished:April 16, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction1. R. Daniel Wadhwani and Marcelo Bucheli: The Future of the Past in Management and Organizational StudiesI. History and Theory2. Behlul Usdiken and Matthias Kipping: History and Organization Studies: A Long-term View3. Huseyin Leblebici: Organizational Research in History and Organization Theory in the First Decade of the 21st Century: Potential for a Transdisciplinary Convergence4. Roy Suddaby, William M. Foster, and Albert J. Mills: Historical Institutionalism5. Stephen Lippmann and Howard E. Aldrich: History and Evolutionary Theory6. Michael Rowlinson and John Hassard: History and the Cultural Turn in Organizational StudiesII. Actors and Markets7. Jeffrey Fear: Mining the Past: Historicizing Organizational Learning and Change8. R. Daniel Wadhwani and Geoffrey Jones: Schumpeter's Plea: Historical Reasoning in Entrepreneurship Research9. David Kirsch, Mahka Moeen, and R. Daniel Wadhwani: Historicism and Industry Emergence: Industry Knowledge and Interpretation from Pre-emergence to Stylized Fact10. Marcelo Bucheli and Jin Uk Kim: The State as a Historical Construct in Organizational StudiesIII. Sources and Methods11. JoAnne Yates: Understanding Historical Methods in Organizational Studies12. Kenneth Lipartito: Historical Sources and Data13. Matthias Kipping, R. Daniel Wadhwani, and Marcelo Bucheli: Analyzing and Interpreting Historical Sources: A Basic Methodology