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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, doi: 10.1080/00076791.2021.1906227

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 published by Taylor & Francis in Business History, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2021.1906227
Publisher Keywords: Reinsurance, practice theory, narrative history, historiographic reflexivity
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Departments: Business School > Management
Date available in CRO: 17 Mar 2021 10:26
Date deposited: 17 March 2021
Date of acceptance: 17 March 2021
Date of first online publication: 12 April 2021
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/25807
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