Clio in the business school : historical approaches in strategy, international business and entrepreneurship

Perchard, Andrew and MacKenzie, Niall G. and Decker, Stephanie and Favero, Giovanni (2017) Clio in the business school : historical approaches in strategy, international business and entrepreneurship. Business History. pp. 1-24. ISSN 0007-6791

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    Abstract

    On the back of recent and significant new debates on the use of history within business and management studies, we consider the perception of historians as being anti-theory and of having methodological shortcomings; and business and management scholars displaying insufficient attention to historical context and privileging of certain social science methods over others. These are explored through an examination of three subjects: strategy, international business and entrepreneurship. We propose a framework for advancing the use of history within business and management studies more generally through greater understanding of historical perspectives and methodologies.