Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

  • Centre for Business History
Visiting professor

E-mail: dw.mpp@cbs.dk

Dan is the Fletcher Jones Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at University of the Pacific, and a VELUX Visiting Professor in the MPP 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).
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R. Daniel Wadhwani; Stephanie Decker / Clio’s Toolkit : The Practice of Historical Methods in Organization Studies.
In: The Routledge Companion to Qualitative Research in Organization Studies. ed. /Raza Mir; Sanjay Jain. New York : Routledge 2018, p. 113-127 (Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting)
Book chapter > peer review
Gabriel Galvez-Behar; Anna Guagnini; Joris Mercelis; R. Daniel Wadhwani / Definitions, Interactions and Beyond : Response to Carlson, Galambos, Musselin and Wright.
In: Management & Organizational History, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2018, p. 106-112
Journal article > peer review
R. Daniel Wadhwani; Roy Suddaby; Mads Mordhorst; Andrew Popp / History as Organizing : Uses of the Past in Organization Studies.
In: Organization Studies, Vol. 39, No. 12, 2018, p. 1663–1683
Journal article > peer review
R. Daniel Wadhwani / Interfield Dynamics : Law and the Creation of New Organisational Fields in the Nineteenth-century United States .
In: Business History, Vol. 60, No. 5, 2018, p. 628-654
Journal article > peer review
R. Daniel Wadhwani / Poverty's Monument : Social Problems and Organizational Field Emergence in Historical Perspective.
In: Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 55, No. 3, 2018, p. 545-577
Journal article > peer review
R. Daniel Wadhwani; Christina Lubinski / Reinventing Entrepreneurial History
In: Business History Review, Vol. 91, No. 4, 2018, p. 767-799
Journal article > peer review
Matthias Kipping; Takafumi Kurosawa; Dan Wadhwani / A Revisionist Historiography of Business History : A Richer Past for a Richer Future.
In: The Routledge Companion to Business History. ed. /John F. Wilson; Steven Toms; Abe de Jong; Emily Buchnea. Abingdon : Routledge 2017, p. 19-35 (Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting)
Book chapter > peer review
R. Daniel Wadhwani; Gabriel Galvez-Behar; Joris Mercelis; Anna Guagnini / Academic Entrepreneurship and Institutional Change in Historical Perspective
In: Management & Organizational History, Vol. 12, No. 3, 2017, p. 175-198
Journal article > peer review
Christina Lubinski; R. Daniel Wadhwani / New Entrepreneurial History and International Entrepreneurship : Exploring the Intersections.
Paper presented at The 33rd EGOS Colloquium 2017, 2017
Paper > peer review
Bill Gartner; Bruce T. Teague; Ted Baker; R. Daniel Wadhwani / A Brief History of the Idea of Opportunity
In: Research Handbook on Entrepreneurial Opportunities: Reopening the Debate. . ed. /Catherine Leger-Jarniou; Silke Tegtmeier. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing 2016, p. 45-67 (Research Handbooks in Business and Management)
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