Cousins once removed? Revisiting the relationship between oral history and business history

Crawford, R and Bailey, M 2019, 'Cousins once removed? Revisiting the relationship between oral history and business history', Enterprise and Society, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 4-18.


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Collection: Journal Articles

Title Cousins once removed? Revisiting the relationship between oral history and business history
Author(s) Crawford, R
Bailey, M
Year 2019
Journal name Enterprise and Society
Volume number 20
Issue number 1
Start page 4
End page 18
Total pages 15
Publisher Cambridge
Abstract This article analyses the evolving relationship between mainstream oral history and business oral history, and explores the ways in which the latter has been deployed and discussed in business history journals. Business historians have, until relatively recently, tended to utilize oral history as a means to fill gaps in the archive. Interviews thus made important contributions to business history studies, but much of their potential remained untapped. Recent critical engagement with issues of methodology and interpretation has seen a discernible shift in the ways that oral history is being understood by business historians. This article outlines this evolution and the possibilities that it raises for both business and oral history.
Subject Business and Labour History
Historical Studies not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) women
bank
reflections
accountancy
perspective
management
evolution
industry
creation
step
DOI - identifier 10.1017/eso.2018.111
Copyright notice © The Author 2019. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the Business History Conference.
ISSN 1467-2227
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