Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

Business History group

The group is organised within Centre for Business History, which was established in 1999 with the aim of strengthening the historical dimension of research and teaching at Copenhagen Business School.
At the Centre for Business History we study business along with other economic, social and cultural areas from a historical perspective. The research is conducted in close collaboration with private and public companies who want to have the history of their company written, or who have another interest in the area.

Mission
The history group is a cross-disciplinary collective of scholars dedicated to advancing the role of history in the business school. We situate the opportunities and dilemmas facing business and society today in a historical context integrating past experiences and future expectations.  We do this in the broadest possible sense and with an ideal of openness with respect to theoretical approaches and topics. We advance a variety of conceptual and methodological approaches to the relationship between past, present and future. We study the intersecting histories of capitalism, business enterprise, entrepreneurship, politics, and culture as they shape and transform the development of human societies over time. The history group wants to be regarded by its international peers as the leading major research environment in the field of Business History, with a reputation for experimentation, innovation, and creativity.

Vision
Our vision is to deepen historical awareness and reflexivity to grapple with and find solutions to the pressing challenges of human society today.

Main Research Areas/Centres
As a cross-disciplinary group of scholars focused on the role of history in a business school, we advance a variety of conceptual and methodological approaches to the relationship between past, present and future. We study the intersecting histories of capitalism, business enterprise, entrepreneurship, politics, and culture as they shape and transform the development of human societies over time. As a Centre, our aim is to deepen historical awareness and reflexivity to grapple with the pressing challenges of human society today.

MAIN FIELDS

  • Business History 
  • Economic History 
  • Entrepreneurial History 
  • European Histories of Capitalism 
  • Maritime History 
  • Nordic Models and Governance 
  • Museums and the Cultural Sector

CONCEPTUAL/METHODOLOGICAL

  • Temporality 
  • Uses of the Past 
  • Narrative 
  • Cultural/Anthropological  
  • Microhistory 
  • Materiality


 

Research Director:
Professor Christina Lubinski

 

See also Centre for Business History

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