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Business history and the historiographical operation

Taylor, Scott; Bell, Emma and Cooke, Bill (2009). Business history and the historiographical operation. Management & Organizational History, 4(2) pp. 151–166.

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Abstract

In this article we explore the implications of the epistemological position taken by writers of business history through a critical hermeneutic reading of recent key statements within this field. Using the theoretical lens provided by Ricoeur in Memory, History, Forgetting, we concentrate on the potentially reflexive nature of the historiographical operation that is involved in transforming memory into history. We argue that there is little sign of reflexive historiography within business history and suggest that this reluctance goes some way towards explaining the sub-discipline's relative isolation from the rest of organization and management studies.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2009 SAGE
ISSN: 1744-9359
Keywords: business history; epistemology; historiography; Ricoeur; reflexivity
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for People and Organisations
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Item ID: 48615
Depositing User: Emma Bell
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2017 15:51
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2019 04:22
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/48615
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