Our goals in writing this editorial are threefold. First, we contextualize the growing interest in matters of history, memory, and the past by management and organization scholars. Despite the increasing number of works in historical organization studies, functionalism and functional-interpretivism remain dominant approaches in management and organizational studies (MOS). Moreover, because European and North American scholars are overrepresented there has been limited analysis of the historical impact of global trade and multinational organizations in the relations between the global North and global South. Second, we map the literature connecting history, memory, and the past to organizations and organizing. We provide an overview of the initial efforts of MOS scholars to develop humanist approaches to organization studies and we discuss the role that history plays in illuminating epistemological, theoretical, methodological, and empirical conversations in the field. Third, we highlight the specific contribution of the articles in this special issue to the overall literature on historical organization studies.
|Translated title of the contribution||History, Memory, and the Past in Management and Organization Studies|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Revista de Administração de Empresas|
|Early online date||1 Feb 2021|
|Publication status||Published - 28 Feb 2021|