Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Video Resource: “Management History Film of the Week”

Kevin Tennent, who teaches at the University of York Management School and chairs the Management and Business History track of the British Academy of Management, has set up a channel on YouTube called "Management History Film of the Week."  Although the name is somewhat of a misnomer, only a dozen items having been posted over the last few years, the videos available so far nevertheless provide insight into the companies featured and the contexts in which they operated. Titles include, for example, "Fairfield Ship Yard, Glasgow" (1960s); "Electronic Computers Improve Management Control" (1957); and "Silverwood Colliery" (1980s).
    Those interested in this type of resource might also like to check out the Research Guide for the "History and Forms" section of Movie Image Source, a web project of the Museum of the Moving Image.  It contains links to a number of sites that archive historical industrial film footage.