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.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 414
Weight: 930 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 x 30 mm
'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. Calas, 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