Aston Summer Programme 2018 Using Historical Methods

9 July

Why choose Using Historical Methods in Management and Organization Research?

Course information

Management and organizational researchers are increasingly interested in the opportunities for historical research. Even though history as a discipline does not have a similar understanding of methodology to the management and organization studies, in recent years there have been a number of publications and workshops demystifying historical approaches and analytical techniques. This one-day workshop will introduce participants to basic techniques and recent developments, as well provide worked examples and on-hand advice for ongoing research projects.


Learn from our expert,  Professor Stephanie Decker

  • To provide an overview of basic historical research techniques, such as archival research, source analysis, historical theory

  • To introduce recent developments in organizational history research

  • To present a tool box for participants to apply to their own research projects

9.45 – 10.00        Welcome and introduction

10.00 – 12.00      Introduction to basic research techniques

12.00 – 13.00      Focus on participants’ projects

13.00 – 14.00      Lunch  break

14.00 – 15.00      Recent developments in organization history, introduction to key debates

15.00 – 16.00      Worked example: researching organizational corruption at Enron

16.00 – 17.00      How to publish organizational history: journals, rationales and strategies

17.00 – 17.15      Summary and end of seminar

One-day workshop: £125

This includes University-wide wifi access;  lunch and refreshments.

IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in writing, speaking, reading and listening; or 

TOEFL (iBT) score of 93 with a minimum score of 23 in writing, 19 in speaking and listening  and 18 in reading; or 

Pearson: 63 overall, with no less than 57 in reading, writing, listening and speaking.


  • Please register by submitting your details in the short form below. You will then be directed to the payments page.
  • Spaces on this course are limited. 

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