Nostalgia and Brexit

Reblogged from The Past Speaks

The Past Speaks

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Three professors of strategy at EDHEC in France (Ludovic Cailluet, Emmanuel Métais and Philippe Véry), have published an interesting paper on one of the motives for Brexit, namely nostalgia for the economic golden age that allegedly existed before the UK joined the Common Market in 1973. There is something to be said for this argument, as I do think that there is a tendency among some older people to romanticize their youth.

Management academics are increasingly interested in the usage of the past and social memory and their research speaks to this theme.

You can download the document that contains their report here.

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