This paper reflects upon the status of historical research in the contemporary accounting and management research literature, briefly revisits some of its fundamental methodological dimensions and considers the multiple potential roles which it has the capacity to fulfill. The author then selects a number of methodological and research subjects which show signs of maintaining their momentum or deserve experimentation or increased application. These include the historical narrative, “macro” literary style narrative histories, business history lessons for accounting and management history, critical theory informed research, emerging social history, and opportunities for research employing oral and visual history. The paper concludes with reflections on the dividends for the individual historian and the historical research community that may accrue from opportunities taken up in the new millennium
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