Business History: A Cultural and Narrative Approach

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Abstract

This article argues that a cultural and narrative perspective can enrich the business history field, encourage new and different questions and answers, and provide new ways of thinking about methods and empirical material. It discusses what culture is and how it relates to narratives. Taking a cultural and narrative approach may affect questions, sources, and methodologies, as well as the status of our results. Finally, a narrative approach may contribute to our historical understanding of entrepreneurship and globalization.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBusiness History Review
Volume86
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)693-717
ISSN0007-6805
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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