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Clio in the business school: Historical approaches in strategy, international business and entrepreneurship
Abstract On the back of recent and significant new debates on the use of history within business and management studies, we consider the perception of historians as being anti-theory and of having
“Buying brains and experts”: British coal owners, regulatory capture and miners’ health, 1918 – 1946
This article examines British coal owners’ use of medical and scientific knowledge of occupational lung diseases in the mining industry to resist regulatory changes between 1918 and 1946. It explores
Clio in the business school : historical approaches in strategy, international business, entrepreneurship and quantitative research
This conference presentation looks at the historical approaches in strategy, international business, entrepreneurship and quantitative research
“Broken Men” and “Thatcher's Children”: Memory and Legacy in Scotland's Coalfields
  • Andrew Perchard
  • Sociology
    International Labor and Working-Class History
  • 1 September 2013
Abstract This article explores the legacy of the demise of the deep coal mining industry in Scotland. It places particular emphasis on the cultural scars of this process as witnessed through miners'
Aligning to disadvantage: How corporate political activity and strategic homophily create path dependence in the firm
To what extent should firms get close to government for competitive advantage? What happens if they get too close? In this article we explore how corporate political activity inculcated strategic
‘Too much on the Highlands?’ Recasting the Economic History of the Highlands and Islands
This article seeks to open a new debate on the history of the evolution of the economies of the Highlands and Islands. In the process, it explores the underlying reasons for the neglect of this area
The deindustrialized world: confronting ruination in postindustrial places
"Since the 1970s, the closure of mines, mills, and factories has marked a rupture in working-class lives. The Deindustrialized World interrogates the process of industrial ruination, from the first
‘The salvation of this district and far beyond’: Aluminium Production and the Politics of Highland Development
Giving evidence before the House of Commons sub-committee considering the Lochaber Water Power Bill of 1921 – the statutory instrument for the establishment of the British Aluminium Company Ltd’s
Transgressing the Moral Economy: Wheelerism and Management of the Nationalised Coal Industry in Scotland
This article illuminates the links between managerial style and political economy in post-1945 Britain, and explores the origins of the 1984–1985 miners' strike, by examining in longer historical