Department of Business Humanities and Law

  • Centre for Business History
  • Entrepreneurship, Ethics & Leadership Unit

Room: POR/18.B-3.23
E-mail: dw.bhl@cbs.dk

Dan is the Fletcher Jones Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at University of the Pacific, and a 50% Professor in the BHL Department at CBS. A business historian by training, he uses historical approaches to study entrepreneurship, organizations, and industries.  His publications have used historical sources and methods to examine the emergence of new industries, the evolution of organizational forms, and the creation of novel market categories and valuation systems. Most recently, he has co-edited Organizations in Time: History, Theory, Methods (Oxford University Press), which examines the epistemic, theoretical, and methodological opportunities and challenges of using historical approaches in management and organizational research.  While at CBS, he will be engaged in a collaborative project on historical and historicist perspectives on entrepreneurship.

Primary research areas
  • Business History
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Organization Studies
  • Strategy
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Historical Approaches to Management and Organizational Research (PhD seminar)


Selected publications
  • Organizations in Time: History, Theory, Methods (co-edited with Marcelo Bucheli), New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.
  • ”Changing Landscapes: The Construction of Meaning and Value in a New Market Category—Modern Indian Art” (with Mukti Khaire), Academy of Management Journal. (December 2010).
  • “Schumpeter’s Plea: Historical Methods in the Study of Entrepreneurship,” (with Geoffrey Jones) Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings (2006). Revised and republished in M. Bucheli and R.D. Wadhwani, Organizations in Time: History, Theory, Methods (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014).
  • “Historical Reasoning and the Development of Entrepreneurship Theory,” The Historical Foundations of Entrepreneurship Research (Hans Landstrom and Franz Lohrke, eds.), Cheltemham: Edward Elgar, October, 2010.
  • “Institutional Foundations of Personal Finance: Innovation in the in U.S. Savings Banks,” Business History Review  (Fall 2011).
Publications sorted by:
R. Daniel Wadhwani; Christina Lubinski / Concepts of Entrepreneurialism : An Exploration of Hype.
Paper presented at 7th Annual Reversing the Arrow Conference 
on Entrepreneurship and Society, 2024
Paper > peer review
Christina Lubinski; R. Daniel Wadhwani; William B. Gartner; Renee Rottner / Humanistic Approaches to Change : Entrepreneurship and Transformation.
In: Business History, Vol. 66, No. 2, 2024, p. 347-363
Journal article > peer review
R. Daniel Wadhwani; Christina Lubinski / Hype : Marker and Maker of Entrepreneurial Culture.
Paper presented at Hype and Entrepreneurship Academic Conference, 2024
Paper > peer review
R. Daniel Wadhwani / Critical Hermeneutics : Deriving Meaning from Historical Sources.
In: Handbook of Historical Methods for Management. ed. /Stephanie Decker; William M. Foster; Elena Giovannoni. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing 2023, p. 218–231 (Handbooks of Research Methods in Management series)
Book chapter > peer review
R. Daniel Wadhwani; Anders Ravn Sørensen / Methods of Musement : Cultivating Serious Play in Research on Business and Organization.
In: Management & Organizational History, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2023, p. 1-15
Journal article > peer review
Andrew B. Hargadon; R. Daniel Wadhwani / Theorizing with Microhistory
In: Academy of Management Review, Vol. 48, No. 4, 10.2023, p. 681-696
Journal article > peer review
R. Daniel Wadhwani; Christoph Viebig / Social Imaginaries of Entrepreneurship Education : The United States and Germany, 1800-2020.
In: Academy of Management Learning and Education, Vol. 20, No. 3, 9.2021, p. 342-360
Journal article > peer review
R. Daniel Wadhwani; David Kirsch; Friederike Welter; William B. Gartner; Geoffrey G. Jones / Context, Time, and Change : Historical Approaches to Entrepreneurship Research.
In: Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Vol. 14, No. 1, 3.2020, p. 3-19
Journal article > peer review
Mads Mordhorst; Dan Wadhwani / Form and Performativity in Organizational History Time and Space in Organizations
In: Proceedings of the Eightieth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Guclu Atinc. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2020, 1 p. (Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal)
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
R. Daniel Wadhwani / Gales, Streams, and Multipliers : Conceptual Metaphors and Theory Development in Business History.
In: Enterprise & Society, Vol. 21, No. 2, 6.2020, p. 320-339
Review article > peer review
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