Examining Management History through the Lens of Critical Biography
International Journal of Management & Information Systems
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This paper builds a case for using the qualitative methodology of critical biography to illuminate the life, times, and contributions of pioneers in the field of management history. First the importance of management history is discussed and the critical biography methodology is described. Then, the methodology is applied to management history through examining several articles using the methodology including articles about Mary Parker Follett and Rhona Rapaport. Pros and cons of using the methodology are discussed including approachability and high interest level as pros and necessity to make inferences and the close interplay between researcher and research as cons. Implications for future research are presented.
Gibson, Jane Whitney, "Examining Management History through the Lens of Critical Biography" (2014). HCBE Faculty Articles. 199.