This research group, "SHIMT (Studies of Historical Insight, Method, and Thinking)," explores empirical research from the perspective of historical organization studies (HOS), new business histories (NBHs) and other adjacent fields, develops methodologies for conducting historical studies, and discusses potential opportunities for collaboration between business history and other field such as management and organizational studies, economic history.



  • 酒井健・古瀬公博編(2022)『組織科学[特集号]組織論における歴史的アプローチのフロンティア』第55巻第4号。

The project has published as the (probably the first in Japan) special issue on historical organization studies of Soshiki kagaku / Organizational Science vol. 55 (4), an official journal of the Academic Association for Organizational Science (Print ISSN : 0286-9713), in Japanese.

  1. 酒井健・井澤龍「経営・組織論研究における歴史的転回:その軌跡と針路」/ Ken Sakai and Ryo Izawa "The trail of the 'historic turn' in management and organization studies, the path forward."

  2. 長谷部弘道「レトリカルヒストリーをめぐる闘争の回避:ソニーにおける『歴史的距離 の確保』に焦点をあてて / Hiromichi Hasebe "Avoiding Conflicts over Rhetorical History: Focusing on 'Historical Distancing' in Sony."

  3. 宮田憲一「企業ドメインの歴史性:ウェスチングハウス社の企業転換に関する事例研究」/ Kenichi Miyata "The historicity of corporate domain: A case study on corporate transformation of the Westinghouse Electric."

  4. 坪山雄樹「組織ファサードの下での組織内の議論の歪み:国鉄再建計画を事例として」/ Yuki Tuboyama "Organizational facades, distorted substantive discussion, and misinterpretation: A case study of the first restructuring plan of Japanese National Railways."

  • 組織学会2023年度年次大会(2022年10月1日予定)

  • 経営史学会2022年度関東部会大会(2022年11月12日予定


  • Sakai, Ken (Associate Professor, Tohoku University)

  • Hasebe, Hiromichi (Associate Professor, Kyorin University)

  • Izawa, Ryo (Associate Professor, Tokyo Metropolitan University)

  • Miyata, Kenichi (Associate Professor, Meiji University)

  • Tsuboyama, Yuki (Associate Professor, Hitotsubashi University)


  • 井澤龍(2022)「イギリスのビジネス・アーカイブズと企業史料: 何を残したのか、残されているのか」Research Paper Series(東京都立大学経済経営学部・経営学研究科) No. 35。here

  • Izawa, Ryo (2020). Corporate structural change for tax avoidance: British multinational enterprises and international double taxation between the First and Second World Wars. Business History, in press, 1-23. here

  • Sakai, Ken (2020). Institutional change as historical confluence: The development of the nursing profession in Japan," in Mairi Maclean, Stewart R. Clegg, Roy Suddaby, and Charles Harvey (eds.), Historical Organization Studies: Theory and Applications, London, Routledge. here