- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- Notes on the Contributors
- Business History and History
- Economic Theory and Business History
- Business History and Economic Development
- Business History and Management Studie
- The Historical Alternatives Approac
- Big Business
- Family Business
- Industrial Districts and Regional Clusters
- Business Groups and Interfirm Networks
- Business Interest Associations
- Banking and Finance
- Technology and Innovation
- Design and Engineering
- Marketing and Distribution
- The Management of Labor and Human Resource
- Accounting, Information, and Communication Systems
- Corporate Governance
- Business And The State
- Skill Formation And Training
- Business Education
- Business Culture
Abstract and Keywords
The purpose of this article is to give an overview of the changing relationship between business history and management studies since the 1950s, with a particular focus on the contributions made by business historians to management research. It also assesses the potential for future collaboration among scholars from the two fields. The article's main argument is that while both were close at the beginning of the period, they subsequently moved apart. Most business historians are working in history or, less frequently, in economic-history departments rather than business schools or management departments. Business historians have their own academic associations, which are not affiliated with the major learned societies in the management field, such as the Academy of Management. The same is true for publications in academic journals, where there has been little crossover.
Matthias Kipping is Professor of Strategic Management and Chair in Business History at the Schulich School of Business, York University in Toronto, Canada. He obtained his doctorate from the University of Munich and additional degrees in France and the United States and held previous appointments in the United Kingdom and Spain. He has published widely on management consultancy and its evolution, and co-edited with Lars Engwall a volume on Management Consulting: Emergence and Dynamics of a Knowledge Industry (OUP, 2002).
Behlül Üsdiken is Professor at the School of Management, Sabancı University, Turkey. His interest areas include organization theory, history of management thought, and management education. He has published in such journals as Business History, Organization Studies, British Journal of Management, and Strategic Management Journal. He is the co‐editor (with Ayşe Buğra) of State, Market and Organizational Form (Walter de Gruyter, 1997), and co‐author (with Mattias Kipping) of “Business History and Management Studies,” in Geoffrey Jones and Jonathan Zeitlin (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Business History (Oxford University Press, 2008).
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