Bibliography: Business Historians at Business Schools
The following resources may prove useful for those teaching business history in business schools and for those wishing to increase the cross-fertilization of business history and management studies. Links are provided when available.
Articles and Essays
Journal of Management Studies 47, no. 5 (July 2010): special issue on business history, with guest editors Chris McKenna, Margaret Graham, and Mary O'Sullivan. The editors' introduction is available without subscription.
Single articles from the Journal of Management Studies:
Michael Rowlinson, "Strategy, Structure and Culture: Cadbury, Divisionalization and Merger in the 1960s," 32 (March 1995): 121-140.
Management & Organizational History 8, no.2 (2013): Special Issue: "Doing Historical Research in Management and Organizational Studies"; Stephanie Decker's contribution, "The silence of the archives: Business history, post-colonialism, and archival ethnography," is open access.
Management & Organizational History 6, no. 1 (February 2011): Special Issue: "Historical Perspectives on Organizational Stability and Change"; see especially Behlül Üsdiken, Matthias Kipping, and Lars Engwall, "Historical perspectives on organizational stability and change: Introduction to the special issue," 3-12.
A search for "business history" in Management & Organizational History in August 2013 returned 44 articles; the list is here.
Business History 46, no. 3 (2004): Special Issue on "History in Organisation Studies"; see especially Behlü Üsdiken and Alfred Kieser, "Introduction," 321-30.
Matthias Kipping and Behlül Üsdiken, "Business History and Management Studies," chap. 5 in The Oxford Handbook of Business History, ed. Geoffrey Jones and Jonathan Zeitlin (Oxford University Press, 2007)
Various authors, "Books That Made a Difference: Teaching Business History," Business History Review 81 (Spring 2007): 122-125
Andrea Colli, "Business History and Family Business Studies: From Neglect to Cooperation," Journal of Family Business Management 1, no. 1 (2011): 14-25 [abstract only]
Andrea Colli, "Contextualizing Performances of Family Firms: The Perspective of Business History," Family Business Review 25, no. 3 (2012): 243-257 [abstract only]
Geoffrey Jones and R. Daniel Wadhwani, "Schumpeter's Plea: Historical Methods in the Study of Entrepreneurship," Academy of Management Proceedings (August 2006)(Meeting Abstract Supplement), L1-L6 [abstract only]; an earlier, HBS Working Paper version is available here in full text.
Michael Rowlinson, John Hassard, and Stephanie Decker, "Strategies for Organizational History: A Dialogue between Historical Theory and Organization Theory," Academy of Management Review [online: Dec. 13, 2013]
Bruce R. Dalgaard, "The Contribution of Business History to the Business School Curriculum," Business and Economic History, 2d ser., 10 (1981): 31-35
Thomas K. McCraw, "Teaching History Courses to Harvard MBA Students: Building Enrollment from 21 to 1,300," Business and Economic History 28, no. 2 (Winter 1999): 153-62
Albro Martin, "The Teaching of Business History at Harvard," Business and Economic History, 2d ser., 10 (1981): 36-38
Jeffrey J. Matthews, "Teaching History and Leadership to Business Students," Essays in Economic and Business History 24 (2006): 102-117
Robert E. Wright, "Teaching History in Business Schools: An Insider's View," Academy of Management Learning & Education 9 (December 2010): 697-700 [abstract only]
Daniel Wren, "Management History: Issues and Ideas for Teaching and Research," Journal of Management 13 (1987): 339-350 [abstract only]
Herman E. Krooss, "Problems and Challenges in Teaching Business History in a School of Commerce," Business History Review 24 (Autumn 1950): 136-139 [abstract only]
John G. B. Hutchins, "Problems and Challenges in Teaching Business History in Professional Education for Business," Bulletin of the Business Historical Society 24, no. 3 (September 1950): 146-156
Harry Knowles, "Why Management and Business Studies Need History," University of Sydney Worksite
Kevin Tennent's review of the "Management and Business History Track" papers at the 2011 British Academy of Management Meeting; Tennent continues to serve as chair of the track. Track sessions presented in 2012 (p. 74) and to be presented in 2013 (pp. 40-41) can be found on the respective BAM programs.
Symposium: "Teaching History to Management and Business Students," European Academy of Management Meeting, 2011
Andrew Perchard, Niall MacKenzie, Stephanie Decker, and Giovanni Favero, "Clio in the business school: teaching history within business and management schools" (2013); paper presented at The Higher Education Academy's 15th annual Teaching and Learning Conference for Historians, London [no link available]
K. Kumar, et al., "Research on the Business and Entrepreneurship History of India: Reflections on the State of the Art and Future Directions," Working Paper no. 329 (Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, 2011)
Sources for Syllabi
Guide to Business History Courses Worldwide (Harvard Business School, 2012)
Syllabi Taught at Business Schools
David Moss, "Creating the Modern Financial System" (HBS)
Geoffrey Jones, "Entrepreneurship and Global Capitalism" (HBS)
Joe Martin and Chris Kobrak, "The Canadian and American Financial Systems: Comparisons and Contrasts" (Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto)
Joe Martin, "Using History to Make Strategic Choices" (Canadian Business History) (Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto)
Amity Shlaes, "The Great Depression" (Stern School of Business, New York University)
Richard Sylla, "The Development of Financial Institutions and Markets" (Stern School of Business, New York University)
George Smith, "Economic and Business History of the United States (Stern School of Business, New York University)