Taylor, S and Bell, E and Cooke, B (2009) Business history and the historiographical operation. Management and Organizational History, 4 (2). pp. 151-166. ISSN 1744-9359Full text not available from this repository.
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.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Management and Organizational History|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||business history ; epistemology ; historiography ; Ricoeur ; reflexivity|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions|
|Departments:||Lancaster University Management School > Organisation, Work & Technology|
|Deposited On:||11 Jul 2011 19:32|
|Last Modified:||14 Nov 2012 15:35|
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