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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

A Brief History of Project Management  

Peter W. G. Morris

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Feb 2011
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May 2011
Project Management is a social construct. Our understanding of what it entails has evolved over the years, and is continuing to do so. This article traces the history of this evolution. It ... More

Bureaucratic Theory and Intellectual Renewal in Contemporary Organization Studies  

Michael Reed

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Mar 2009
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Sep 2009
This article aims to revisit the classical body of theoretical and empirical work on the dynamics of bureaucratic power and control and to reassess its significance for the intellectual ... More

Business And The State  

Robert Millward

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Jan 2008
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Sep 2009
Although there is a huge literature relevant to the history of relations between the state and business, this article's emphasis on international comparisons (Western Europe, Japan, and ... More

Business Culture  

Kenneth Lipartito

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Jan 2008
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Sep 2009
Scholarship has been moving toward the reintegration of business and cultural history, in ways that offer payoffs for both. The best of this work avoids much of the determinism and ... More

Business Education  

Rolv Petter Amdam

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Jan 2008
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Sep 2009
In recent years, there has been a steady expansion in the literature on the history of business education. This article presents the main contributions to the existing knowledge of the ... More

Business Groups and Interfirm Networks  

W. Mark Fruin

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Jan 2008
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Sep 2009
Business groups and interfirm networks, the subjects of this article, along with cartels, consortia, industrial districts, innovation clusters, joint ventures, strategic alliances, unions, ... More

Business Groups in Historical Perspectives  

Geoffrey G. Jones and Asli M. Colpan

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2010
This article explores the evolutionary dynamics and organizational characteristics of the diversified business groups built up by the UK-based trading companies from their ... More

Business History and Economic Development  

William Lazonick

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Jan 2008
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Sep 2009
An innovative enterprise develops productive resources to differentiate itself from its rivals, and utilizes the productive resources which it has developed to generate the higher-quality, ... More

Business History and History  

Patrick Fridenson

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Jan 2008
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Sep 2009
Business history as a specific field was not born inside the historical profession. It first appeared in the United States at Harvard Business School, in 1927. N. S. B. Gras held the first ... More

Business History and Management Studie  

Matthias Kipping and Behlül Üsdiken

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Jan 2008
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Sep 2009
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 ... More

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