The Oxford Handbook of Business History
AbstractThis Handbook provides a state-of-the-art survey of research in business history. Business historians study the historical evolution of business systems, entrepreneurs and firms, as well as their interaction with their political, economic, and social environment. They address issues of central concern to researchers in management studies and business administration, as well as economics, sociology and political science, and to historians. They employ a range of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, but all share a belief in the importance of understanding change over time. The Oxford Handbook of Business History has brought together leading scholars to provide a comprehensive, critical, and interdisciplinary examination of business history, organized into four parts: Approaches and Debates; Forms of Business Organization; Functions of Enterprise; and Enterprise and Society. The Handbook shows that business history is a wide-ranging and dynamic area of study, generating compelling empirical data, which has sometimes confirmed and sometimes contested widely-held views in management and the social sciences. The Oxford Handbook of Business History is a key reference work for scholars and advanced students of Business History, and a fascinating resource for social scientists in general. Contributors to this volume - Rolv Petter Amdam, Professor of Business History, BI Norwegian School of Management, Trevor Boyns, Professor of Accounting and Business History, Cardiff Business School at Cardiff, United Kingdom, Youssef Cassis, Professor of Economic and Social History, University of Geneva, Switzerland, Andrea Colli, Associate Professor in Economic History, Bocconi University, Italy, Jeffrey Fear, Associate Professor, University of Redlands in California, United States, Robert Fitzgerald, Reader in Business History and International Management, Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom, Patrick Fridenson, Professor of International Business History, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, W. Mark Fruin, Professor of Corporate and Global Strategy, College of Business at San Jose State University, United States, Howard Gospel, Professor of Management, King's College, University of London, United Kingdom, Margaret B.W. Graham, Associate Professor of Strategy and Organization, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, Canada, Gary Herrigel, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago, United States, Geoffrey Jones, Isidor Straus Professor of Business History, Harvard Business School, United States, Matthias Kipping, Professor of Strategic Management and Chair in Business History, Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Canada, Wolfgang Konig, Professor of the History of Technology, Technical University of Berlin, Germany, Naomi R. Lamoreaux, Professor of Economics and History, University of California, Los Angeles, United States, Luca Lanzalaco, lecturer in Political Science and Public Policy, University of Macerata, Italy, William Lazonick, University Professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell, United States, Michel Lescure, Professor of Economic and Social History, University of Paris X-Nanterre, France, Kenneth J. Lipartito, Professor of History, Florida International University, United States, Robert Millward, Professor of Economic History, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, Daniel Raff, Associate Professor of Management, Wharton School, and Associate Professor of History, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, United States, Mary Rose, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Institute of Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development, Management School, Lancaster University, United Kingdom, Peter Temin, Elisha Gray II Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States, Kathleen Thelen, Behlul Usdiken, Professor of Management and Organization, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey, R. Daniel Wadhwani, Assistant Professor of Management and Fletcher Jones Professor of Entrepreneurship, University of the Pacific, California, United States, Jonathan Zeitlin, Professor of Sociology, Public Affairs, Political Science, and History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States.
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