The field of business history focuses on the creation, evolution, and emergence of industries and business entities, including nonprofit organizations. The Business History and Nonprofit Organizations Research Network on SSRN is an open access preprint server that provides a venue for authors to showcase their research papers in our digital library, speeding up the dissemination and providing the scholarly community access to groundbreaking working papers and early-stage research. SSRN provides the opportunity to share different outputs of research such as preliminary or exploratory investigations, book chapters, PhD dissertations, course and teaching materials, presentations, and posters among others. SSRN also helps Business History scholars discover the latest research in their own and other fields of interest, while providing a platform for the early sharing of their own work, making it available for subsequent work to be built upon more quickly.
To move forward, organizations must understand the origin, development, and progression of events that contribute to the success or failure of industries and business entities. Research included in this network draws from finance, accounting, and economics, among other areas. The related area of nonprofit organizations includes research on best practices and forward-thinking advice on the special needs, challenges, and opportunities of nonprofit organizations.