chapter  22
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History and the absence of Canadian management theory

WithPatricia Genoe McLaren and Albert J. Mills

As we follow the historic turn (Booth and Rowlinson, 2006 ; Kieser, 1994 ) within management and organizational studies (MOS), we can explore not only what has happened and why (or what we can know of it), but also what has not happened and why. In particular, we are interested in the fact that historical accounts of MOS tend to largely focus on American (i.e. US-born and/or based scholars) contributions (Wren & Bedeian, 2009 ), with occasional references to European (largely UK) contributions (Urwick,  1963 ).