Business History and the ‘Practical Turn’

Wilson, John F. and Tilba, Anna (2023) Business History and the ‘Practical Turn’. Management & Organizational History. ISSN 1744-9359 (In Press)

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In addressing the urgent need for business historians to think about enhancing their relationships with practitioners, we advocate what we term a 'Practical Turn' (as opposed to a 'historic turn' or a 'narrative turn', as proposed by other scholars). Although not entirely original, this 'Practical Turn' is essential if the discipline is to gain greater credibility, especially in management and business schools where most business historians reside. The article addresses some of the challenges faced by business historians, providing evidence to demonstrate that the discipline has much to offer the various worlds of practice.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Business history; practical turn; impact and engagement; research excellence framework
Subjects: N100 Business studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2023 11:15
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2023 11:15

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