Friday, April 20, 2012

NEP-HIS Blog on "Linking History and Management Discourse"

The NEP-HIS blog, edited by Bernardo Bátiz-Lazo, professor of business history and bank management at Bangor Business School (Wales), selects papers recently abstracted in NEP-HIS (Report on Business, Economic and Financial History papers posted on RePEc) as a springboard for debate on topics of current interest. Bátiz-Lazo has published an interesting post on "Linking History and Management Discourse." He explores two recent papers, "Seizing the Opportunity: Towards a Historiography of Information Systems," by Nathalie Mitev and François-Xavier de Vaujany ( http://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00671690), and "The Silence of the Archive: Post-Colonialism and the Practice of Historical Reconstruction from Archival Evidence," by Stephanie Decker (http://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:pra:mprapa:37280). Short reviews of these papers provide the basis for a discussion of business historians' interaction (or lack thereof) with management researchers. The post also includes links to and discussion of other relevant materials.