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An integrative approach to investigating longstanding organizational phenomena: Opportunities for practice theorists and historians

Jarzabkowski, P. ORCID: 0000-0001-8674-6628, Bednarek, R., Kilminster, W. and Spee, P. (2021). An integrative approach to investigating longstanding organizational phenomena: Opportunities for practice theorists and historians. Business History,

Abstract

We add to the ongoing call for greater integration between organizational and history scholarship. Specifically, we contribute by identifying reciprocal opportunities for practice theorists and historians interested in the unfolding of socio-historic patterns over space and time. Through contrasting two studies of ‘relationship’ in the international reinsurance industry - one an ethnographic, practice-based study, the other an archival, historic analysis – we illuminate the differences between but also complementarities of the two approaches. Understanding such differences provides the foundation for a more reflexive construction of future research design. Using the insights gained by contrasting the two studies we show how a more integrative approach allows the extension of organizational constructs and theories.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article to be published by Taylor & Francis in Business History , to be available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?journalCode=fbsh20
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Departments: Business School > Management
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2021 10:26
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/25807
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