Session Type: PDW Workshop
Submission: 12154 | Sponsor(s): (MH, CMS)
Historical Methods for Management and Organizational Research
Friday 12.15-2.45pm, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Embassy Hall E
Coordinator: Stephanie Decker, Aston Business School
Coordinator: Diego Coraiola, U. of Alberta
Participant: William Foster, U. of Alberta
Participant: Sarah Robinson, U. of Leicester
Participant: JoAnne Yates, MIT Sloan School of Management
Participant: Matthias Kipping, Schulich School of Bus, York U.
Participant: Michael Rowlinson, U. of Exeter
Presenter: Christina Lubinski, Copenhagen Business School
Historical approaches to management and organizations have seen many promising developments in recent years, with several articles, special issues and edited books highlighting the important contribution that historical research can make to our understanding of contemporary organizations. Theoretical debates on the status of historical approaches within management and organization studies have dominated so far. These are important as they determine what kind of historical methods align with scholars’ epistemological and theoretical approach. Hence this PDW has two aims: to introduce scholars interested in the more practical questions of how we can use historical methods for organizational research to a range of option, and by highlighting the methodological implications of using specific historical approaches. This PDW will bring together several scholars who have used historical methodologies in their research. Their presentations will introduce participants to a range of methodologies and offer them the opportunity to subsequently discuss the relevance of these approaches for participants’ research projects in small groups in the second half of the session.
Search Terms: Methodology | Historical Research | Management and Organization Research