The last decade has witnessedan increasing interest in the use of history and histori-cal research methods in strategy research. We discusshow and why history and historical research methodscan enrich theoretical explanations of strategy phenom-ena. In addition, we introduce the notions of“history-informed strategy research,”distinguishing betweenthe dimensions of“history to theory”and“history intheory”and discussing various under-utilized methodsthat may further work on history-informed strategyresearch. We then discuss how contemporary researchcontributes to history-informed research within thestrategy field, examine key methodological and empiri-cal challenges associated with such research, anddevelop an agenda for future research.
Bibliografisk notePublished online: December 6, 2019
- Firm identity
- Historical research methods
- History-informed strategy research
- Small-N research
- The role of the past
Argyres, N. S., De Massis, A., Foss, N. J., Frattini, F., Jones, G., & Silverman, B. S. (2020). History-informed Strategy Research: The Promise of History and Historical Research Methods in Advancing Strategy Scholarship. Strategic Management Journal, 41(3), 343-368. https://doi.org/10.1002/smj.3118