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Accounting, Information, and Communication Systems  

Trevor Boyns

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Jan 2008
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Sep 2009
The purpose of this article is to examine the relationship between the historical development of accounting, information, and communication systems and business organizations since the ... More

Alfred Chandler's Managerial Revolution: Developing and Utilizing Productive Resources  

William Lazonick

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Feb 2013
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Apr 2013
This article discusses Alfred Chandler’s intellectual journey, in which he dedicated himself to understanding the role of management in developing and utilizing productive resources. During the first ... More

Alfred North Whitehead (1861–1947)  

Tor Hernes

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May 2014
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Oct 2014
Born in England in 1861, Alfred North Whitehead turned to philosophy after a brilliant career in mathematics, where he developed a philosophical scheme based on experience as the ultimate ... More

An American Historical Perspective on Employee Ownership  

Joseph R. Blasi and Douglas L. Kruse

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Mar 2017
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Nov 2017
Worker ownership plays a significant role in the US economy today. This worker ownership takes on different forms. A large proportion of the US population (close to a fifth) owns stock in ... More

Arne Naess (1912–2009)  

Carien de Jonge and Gail Whiteman

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May 2014
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Oct 2014
Arne Naess, a Norwegian philosopher known for his work on semantics and philosophy of science, was committed to Gandhian, non-violent enquiry. As an ecophilosopher and the father of the ... More

The Aston Studies: A Journey Towards a Science of Administration?  

Ray Loveridge

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Feb 2013
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Apr 2013
This article examines the Aston Studies, a series of comparative investigations into the sources of organizational structure carried out over the 1960s and 1970s. They were essentially designed to ... More

At Home from Mars to Somalia: Recounting Organization Studies  

Marta B. Calás and Linda Smircich

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Mar 2005
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Sep 2009
This article makes a long detour by taking multidisciplinary understandings of ‘development’ and ‘technology’ via Ethiopia and Somalia. It discusses several news items that illustrate the ... More

Banking and Finance  

Michel Lescure

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Jan 2008
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Sep 2009
This article examines the contributions of business historians to the analysis of comparative financial systems. It begins with the responses of historical research to questions raised by ... More

Baruch Spinoza (1632–1677)  

Daniel Hjorth and Robin Holt

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May 2014
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Oct 2014
Baruch Spinoza is rarely read in organization studies and figures in discussions on process philosophy or process thinking only occasionally. However, he becomes a most apposite thinker of ... More

Big Business  

Youssef Cassis

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Jan 2008
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Sep 2009
Big business has been at the heart of business history from its very beginnings, whether as a mere literary genre; or, more seriously in the last half century, as an academic discipline. ... More

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