Reflections on the history of
Human Relations

Reflections on the history of
Human Relations

Free access to articles marking 70 years of Human Relations


9 October 2017

Human Relations is one of the oldest social science journals.

Human Relations was established in 1947, ahead of journals such as the British Journal of Sociology (1950), and long before other leading management journals such as those published by the Academy of Management (the Journal, 1958, and the Review, 1976) and journals of work, organization and employment (e.g. Organization Studies, 1980 and Work, Employment and Society, 1987).

For the 70th anniversary of the journal’s foundation, Professor Paul Edwards, FBA, looks back over its development and contents and offers a series of reflections.

All the articles in these collections have been made free to access during October:

Human Relations: The first 10 years, 1947–1956
Human Relations, 1957–1966
Human Relations, 1967–1986
Human Relations, 1987–1996 and beyond

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