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

Perchard, Andrew; MacKenzie, Niall G.; Decker, Stephanie; Favero, Giovanni


Andrew Perchard

Niall G. MacKenzie

Stephanie Decker

Giovanni Favero


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.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 19, 2017
Online Publication Date Feb 17, 2017
Publication Date 2017-08
Deposit Date Mar 2, 2022
Journal Business History
Print ISSN 0007-6791
Electronic ISSN 1743-7938
Publisher Routledge
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 59
Issue 6
Pages 904-927
Keywords History, strategy, international business, entrepreneurship, methodology
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