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Constructing trustworthy historical narratives: criteria, principles, and techniques (2017)
Journal Article
Gill, M. J., Gill, D. J., & Roulet, T. J. (2018). Constructing trustworthy historical narratives: criteria, principles, and techniques. British Journal of Management, 29(1), doi:10.1111/1467-8551.12262. ISSN 1045-3172

Organizational scholars increasingly recognize the value of employing historical research. Yet the fields of history and organization studies struggle to reconcile. In this article, we contend that a closer connection between these two fields is poss... Read More

Reconsidering the value of covert research: the role of ambiguous consent in participant observation (2017)
Journal Article
Roulet, T., Gill, M., Stenger, S., & Gill, D. J. (2017). Reconsidering the value of covert research: the role of ambiguous consent in participant observation. Organizational Research Methods, 20(3), doi:10.1177/1094428117698745. ISSN 1094-4281

In this article, we provide a nuanced perspective on the benefits and costs of covert research. In particular, we illustrate the value of such an approach by focusing on covert participant observation. We posit that all observational studies sit alon... Read More

The ANZUS Treaty during the Cold War: a reinterpretation of U.S. diplomacy in the Southwest Pacific (2015)
Journal Article
Robb, T. K., & Gill, D. J. (2015). The ANZUS Treaty during the Cold War: a reinterpretation of U.S. diplomacy in the Southwest Pacific. Journal of Cold War Studies, 17(4), doi:10.1162/JCWS_a_00599

This article explains the origins of the Australia–New Zealand–United States (ANZUS) Treaty by highlighting U.S. ambitions in the Pacific region after World War II. Three clarifications to the historiography merit attention. First, an alliance with A... Read More

Rating the UK: the British government's sovereign credit ratings, 1976–8 (2015)
Journal Article
Gill, D. J. (2015). Rating the UK: the British government's sovereign credit ratings, 1976–8. Economic History Review, 68(3), 1016-1037. doi:10.1111/ehr.12095

The UK received its first sovereign credit ratings in 1978. Despite having required financial assistance from the International Monetary Fund only 18 months earlier, the British government managed to secure ‘triple-A’ ratings from both Standard and P... Read More