The History Project: bringing historical understanding to the study of entrepreneurship

With my students & co-authors, I have embarked on a long-term project to bring concepts from historiography into research & writing on entrepreneurship. Papers are now available via Research Gate.

Stephen Lippmann and Howard E. Aldrich.  2003.  “The Rationalization of Everything?  Using Ritzer’s McDonaldization Thesis to Teach Weber.”  Teaching Sociology, 31, 2 (April): 134-145

Howard E. Aldrich. 2009. “Lost in space, out of time: how and why we should study organizations comparatively.” Pp. 21-44 in Brayden King, Teppo Felin, and David Whetten, editors, Studying Differences Between Organizations: Comparative Approaches to Organizational Research. Volume 26 in Research in the Sociology of Organizations. Series Editor: Michael Lounsbury.Bingley, UK: Emerald Group.

Howard E. Aldrich. 2012. “The Emergence of Entrepreneurship as an Academic Field: A Personal Essay on Institutional Entrepreneurship.” Research Policy, 41 (7): 1240-1248.

Tyler Wright, J. Adam Cobb, and Howard E Aldrich. 2013. “More Than a Metaphor: Assessing the Historical Legacy of Resource Dependence and Its Contemporary Promise as a Theory of Environmental Complexity.” Pp. 439-486 in Royston Greenwood, editor, The Annals of the Academy of Management, Volume 7, Number 1.

Stephen Lippmann and Howard E Aldrich. 2014. “History and evolutionary theory.”  Pp 124 – 146 in Marcelo Bucheli and R. Daniel Wadhwani, editors, Organizations in Time: History, Theory, Methods. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Howard E. Aldrich. 2015. “Perpetually on the Eve of Destruction? Understanding Exits in Capitalist Societies at Multiple Levels of Analysis.” Pages 11 – 41 in Dawn R. DeTienne and Karl Wennberg, editors, Research Handbook of Entrepreneurial Exit. Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar publishing

Stephen Lippmann and Howard E. Aldrich. 2016. “A Rolling Stone Gathers Momentum:  Generational Units, Collective Memory, and Entrepreneurship,” Academy of Management Review. 41, 4 (October): 658-675.

Stephen Lippmann and Howard E. Aldrich. 2016. “The Temporal Dimension of Context,” Pp. 54-64 in In Friederike Welter & William B. Gartner, Eds. A Research Agenda for Entrepreneurship and Context. Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Howard E Aldrich. 2018. “Trade Associations Matter as Units of Selections, as Actors within Comparative and Historical Institutional Frameworks, and as Potential Impediments to Societal Wide Collective Action.” Journal of Management Inquiry, 27, 1 (January): 21-25.

Russell Browder, Howard E. Aldrich, and Steven W. Bradley. 2019. “The Emergence of the Maker Movement: Implications for Entrepreneurship Research.” Journal of Business Venturing. 34, 3 (May): 459-476.

Akram Al-Turk and Howard E. Aldrich. 2019. “Revisiting “Traits to Rates” After 25 Years: Organizational Ecology’s Limited Impact on Entrepreneurship Research,” Pp. 99-114 in Jerome A. Katz, Andrew C. Corbet (ed.) Seminal Ideas for the Next Twenty-Five Years of Advances (Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence and Growth, Volume 21). Bingley, UK:Emerald Publishing Limited.

Howard E. Aldrich, Mara Brumana, Giovana Campopiano, and Tommaso Minola. 2021. “Embedded but not asleep: Entrepreneurship and family business research in the 21st Century.” Journal of Family Business Strategy.  12, 1 (March).

Fatima Touma and Howard E. Aldrich. 2023. “Forty Years of Reflection, Sixty Years of Solitude: Promising Early Pedagogical Initiatives in Social Forces That Were Unsustainable.” Social Forces, Volume 101, Issue 3, March 2023, Pages 1060–1068.

Martin Ruef, Colin Birkhead, and Howard E. Aldrich. 2023. “What can outliers teach us about entrepreneurial success?”, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Vol. 30 No. 3, pp. 427-447.