A century of Harvard Business Review

In 2022 the Harvard Business Review celebrates 100 years of its first publication. In October 2022 the article: “Essential groundwork for a broad executive theory” by Wallace B. Donham started the publication of one of the most relevant management journals, which has remained extremely active over the last 100 years, exploring topics such as leadership, negotiation, strategy, operations, marketing, and finance.

Throughout 2022, Harvard Business Review has published a series of interesting articles that explore the history of the journal, and the way in which its publications have followed the changes in society.

In the article “Visualizing a Century of Management Ideas” authors Tejas Ramdas, Raffaella Sadun, and Nicholas Bloom present very interesting results about the journal coverage areas over the last 100 years. Based on machine learning techniques, the authors were able to identify, for example, that areas such as strategy and marketing, which at the beginning of the 20th century were the topics with the lowest coverage of articles, represent in 2021 the topics with the highest number of related articles in the journal.

The Harvard Business Review is one of the 50 Journals used in the Financial Times Research Rank and all issues are available in full text through NOVA Discovery. The Teresa e Alexandre Soares dos Santos Library still has all the physical copies of the journal on paper, since 1962.

You can consult the most recent issues in the featured journals area on the 1st floor of the library.