Centre for Business History
The Centre for Business History at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) was established in 1999 in order to strengthen the historical dimension of CBS research and teaching. We are thus looking forward to our 25th anniversary in 2024 ... stay tuned!
The objectives of the Centre’s activities are:
- to contribute to the understanding of the modern enterprise as an actor and driving force in economic development;
- to afford greater insights into the dynamics of the modern enterprise in its interaction with its environment;
- to better understand the links between societal developments and modern business.
The Centre for Business History engages in a variety of editorial projects to advance research in our field. Members of the Centre serve as General Editors to two of the leading journals in business history: Enterprise & Society (Andrew Popp) and Management and Organizational History (Anders Ravn Sørensen and R. Daniel Wadhwani)
Enterprise & Society
General editor: Andrew Popp
Enterprise & Society (E&S) offers a forum for research on the historical relations between businesses and their larger political, cultural, institutional, social, and economic contexts. The journal aims to be truly international in scope. Studies focused on individual firms and industries and grounded in a broad historical framework are welcome, as are innovative applications of economic or management theories to business and its context.
General editors: Anders Ravn Sørensen and R. Daniel Wadhwani
|Management & Organizational History (MOH) is a peer-reviewed journal that aims to publish high quality, original, academic research concerning historical approaches to the study of management, organizations and organizing. It addresses issues from all areas of management, organization studies, and related fields. The unifying theme of MOH is its historical orientation. The Journal is both empirical and theoretical. It seeks to advance innovative historical methods and facilitates interdisciplinary dialogue. The ethos of MOH is reflective, ethical, imaginative, critical, inter-disciplinary, international, as well as historical in orientation.
MOH is published by Taylor & Francis. For further details see website.
We publish our historical research in management and history journals, monographs and edited volumes. A few research highlights are featured below. Feel free to reach out to us for more information and exchange about our work.
Working Paper Series
|Louise Karlskov Skyggebjerg, 2023||The impact, times, and resilience of objects, Working Paper.|
|A. Reckendrees, B. Gehlen & C. Marx, 2022||International Business, Multinational Enterprises and Nationality of the Company: A Constructive Review of Literature, Business History, Published online 14 Sept. 2022.|
|R. Daniel Wadhwani and Christoph Viebig, 2021||Social Imaginaries of Entrepreneurship Education: The United States and Germany, 1800–2020. Academy of Management Learning and Education, 20, 342–360.||
|Christina Lubinski and William B. Gartner, 2020||History as Source and Method for Family Business Research, In A Research Agenda for Family Business: A Way Ahead for the Field. A. Calabrò, ed., Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar: 29–59.|
We are proud to be engaging with academics from around the world and from various disciplinary backgrounds. Some of the universities with which we have collaborated in recent years include
- Helsinki University
- Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics
- KTH Royal Institute of Technology
- Södertörn University
- Linköbing University
- Lund University
- University of Oslo
- University of Liverpool
- University of Exter
- University of Bristol Management
- Northumbria University
- European University Institute
- University of Bayreuth
- Kozminski University
- University of Stirling
- EDHEC Business School
- Harvard Business School
- University of Alberta
- University of the Pacific
- Florida International University
- Victoria University of Wellington