Handbook of Research on Management and Organizational History
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Handbook of Research on Management and Organizational History

Edited by Kyle Bruce

Emerging from what was a somewhat staid sub-discipline, there is currently a battle for the soul of Management and Organizational History (MOH), at the centre of which is a widespread concern that much recent work has been more about how one should or might do history rather than actually doing historical work. If ever there was a time for a new volume on MOH, this is certainly it.
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Chapter 13: Unpacking organizational re-membering

William M. Foster, Diego Coraiola, Chris Quinn-Trank and François Bastien

Abstract

There is an understanding that organizational identification is a process deeply embedded in the past. Yet, until recently, the historical mnemonic connection between people and organizations has been ignored. Organizational re-membering is the explicit connection between rhetorical history, organizational memory and organizational identification. Nevertheless, we know little about how this process works. In this chapter, the authors propose a theoretical model that explicates and identifies the components of organizational re-membering. Furthermore, they discuss the different boundary conditions that lead to the successful initiation of the process.

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