Developing historical consciousness in management learners

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This article argues and advocates strategies for the development of historical consciousness to stimulate
both first- and second-order critical reflexivity in management students with the goal of creating critical
management learners. The historic turn in management and organizational studies has demonstrated that
history is not the same as the past. This understanding has had implications for many areas of investigation
but has not been felt as significantly as it might be in management learning and education. To make our
argument, we discuss how archives can be used to stimulate the process of historical consciousness in
management learners and we provide an illustrative example of how this can be done, together with a
checklist to aid instructors in facilitating student use of archival material.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-88
Number of pages16
JournalManagement Learning
Issue number1
Early online date18 Sept 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2020

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  • Critical reflexivity, historic consciousness, history, management learning, uses of history

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