Accounting History Symposium

Dear Accounting History supporters and friends,

The 16th Accounting History Symposium is fast approaching and will be held on Friday, December 3rd, 2021 from 8:00 am (AEST)to 11 am (AEST).

Registrations for the event are now open.

Attendance to the event is free and open to both members and non-members of the AH-SIG. Only pay attention to the TIME ZONE*

You can register at this link.

https://forms.gle/pXuLfeZKNNXbA8p99

Best wishes

Giulia Leoni Accounting History SIG convenor

*Friday, December 3rd, 2021 10:00am NZ 

*Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 9:00pm London 

*Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 10:00pm Rome

Hagley History Hangout: US supermarkets

In this episode,  Gregory Hargreaves interviews James McElroy about his dissertation project “Racial Segmentation & Market Segregation: The Late-Twentieth-Century History of the American City Supermarket, 1960-1990.” In support of his research, McElroy, PhD candidate at the University of Minnesota, received an exploratory research grant from the Hagley Center for the History of Business, Technology, & Society. In “Racial Segmentation & Market Segregation,” McElroy offers a social and busines history of supermarkets that links the production and distribution of marketing knowledge with the shaping of urban spaces and communities in the latter half of the twentieth century. The process revealed is one in which market segmentation based upon racialized stereotypes informed the segregation of American cities we live with today.

The audio only version of this program is available on our podcast.

 Interview available at  https://www.hagley.org/research/history-hangout-james-mcelroy.

Recorded on Zoom and available anywhere once they are released, our History Hangouts include interviews with authors of books and other researchers who have use of our collections, and members of Hagley staff with their special knowledge of what we have in our stacks. We began the History Hangouts earlier this summer and now are releasing programs every two weeks on alternate Mondays. Our series is part of the Hagley from Home initiative by the Hagley Museum and Library. The schedule for upcoming episodes, as well as those already released, is available at  https://www.hagley.org/hagley-history-hangout

AMLE SI: New Histories of Business Schools

AMLE’s September issue features an exciting special issue on the History of Business Schools and Business School education.

Special Issue on New Histories of Business Schools

From the Editors—New Times, New Histories of the Business School
Patricia Genoe McLaren, Todd Bridgman, Stephen Cummings, Christina Lubinski, Ellen O’Connor, J.-C. Spender, and Gabrielle Durepos

Research & Reviews

Business Schools and the Role of the Executives’ Wives
Rolv Petter Amdam and Allison Louise Elias
Teaching (Cooperative) Business: The “Bluefield Experiment” and the Future of Black Business Schools
Leon Prieto, Simone Phipps, Neil Stott, and Lilia Giugni
Social Imaginaries of Entrepreneurship Education: The United States and Germany, 1800–2020
R. Daniel Wadhwani and Christoph Viebig
Recentering the Global South in the Making of Business School Histories: Dependency Ambiguity in Action
Sergio Wanderley, Rafael Alcadipani, and Amon Barros
Historicizing Management and Organization in Africa
Baniyelme D. Zoogah

Essays

Business Education in the U.K. Polytechnic Tradition: Uncovering Alternative Approaches through Historical Investigation
Alistair Mutch
Feeling Left Out: Revising Business School History and Inserting Lyrical Sociology
Renee M. Rottner

Exemplary Contributions

Professional School Obsession: An Enduring Yet Shifting Rhetoric by U.S. Business Schools
Behlül Üsdiken, Matthias Kipping, and Lars Engwall
The Future of the Business School: Finding Hope in Alternative Pasts
André Spicer, Zahira Jaser, and Caroline Wiertz
Reckoning with Slavery: How Revisiting Management’s Uncomfortable Past Can Help Us Confront Challenges Today
Caitlin Rosenthal
Indigenous Conversational Approach to History and Business Education
Mary Beth Doucette, Joseph Scott Gladstone, and Teddy Carter

Book & Resource Reviews

Business School Archives: The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) Archives
Tumbe Chinmay
African American Management History: Insights on Gaining a Cooperative Advantage
François Bastien
Nothing Succeeds Like Failure: The Sad History of American Business Schools
O’Doherty Damian

CFP: Businesses, banks and the making of Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), 1957-1992

The aim of this conference is to explore the contribution of businesses and banks to the debates about Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) from the 1960s to the 1990s. 
While there is an increasing number of studies on business and European integration, the role and involvement of businesses in the making of EMU remain little researched. Business history mostly focuses on business attitudes to European integration in general, as well as businesses’ reaction to European integration and the adaptation of corporate strategies. Most studies look at the history of the Single Market neglecting economic and monetary coordination.
This conference overcomes the division for business and financial history by including banks in the umbrella term of ‘business’. In case of the EMU, banks relevance was critical. First, they had an obvious interest in monetary affairs in the EEC/EU for the conduct of their business activities. Second, policymakers considered that EMU necessitated a high degree of financial integration for a proper functioning, which implied an increase in the cross-border activities of banks and other financial services. Third, banks were, like other companies in the EEC/EU, very active in trying to influence the Commission and European policymakers in order to shape European integration to their perceived interests.
The conference thus proposes to further connect business and financial history with European integration history. Were businesses and banks supportive, indifferent to, or against EMU, and why? Did they share the same attitudes, concerns, and objectives? What was their actual contribution to policy discussions, and did they participate through lobbying broadly speaking, or the co-production of norms? How did they try to coordinate their views to increase their influence? Did they push for proposals that were alternative to those being designed among governments? And what challenges does the influence of businesses and banks raise in terms of democratic legitimacy? Answers to these questions are likely to reveal just how diverse, complex, and multi-faceted the debates were around economic and monetary integration in Europe. They equally open new lines of economic historical research on the power of non-state actors to shape intergovernmental macro-economic coordination. 

We are particularly interested in contributions looking at:

  • case studies on individual businesses and banks, 
  • broader approaches addressing one country, 
  • studies on business and banking associations and groupings,
  • analyses focusing on specific sub-sectors of business (industry, services, small and medium-sized enterprises, multinationals) and banking (cooperative banks, investment banks, commercial banks, small- or medium-sized banks), or other financial institutions (insurance and stock exchanges, for instance) 
  • comparative approaches across states and sectors
  • the *absence* of specific reflections on EMU (or the misperception, misconception of what EMU entails),
  • dialogue of businesses and banks with the EEC institutions and national governments,
  • contextualisation of EMU in business perceptions of European integration: to what extent was EMU on the agenda, and if not, what topics were? Where did EMU fit in business and banks perceptions of the European project?
  • The view of business and banks elsewhere in the world (criticism against ‘Fortress Europe’)

The conference focuses on a period running from the creation of the European Economic Community (EEC) in 1957 until the decision to create an EMU in 1991 with the Treaty of Maastricht in 1991. Contributions can focus on shorter, more specific periods, in particular the 1980s, or span this entire time frame.

The conference will take place on 25-26 April 2022. We hope to hold it in person in Glasgow, but if the coronavirus-related restrictions are too onerous for the participants, we will revert to a hybrid format.

Eligibility and how to apply:

PhD students, early career researchers, and confirmed researchers are invited to submit proposals. We encourage submissions on any aspect of business.

Applicants should submit an abstract of no more than 500 words outlining their proposal, and a short CV by 15 December 2021 to EURECON Project Administrator Diana Mardare, rso-admin-eurecon@glasgow.ac.uk, mentioning ‘Business and EMU Conference’ in the headline. Selected applicants will be informed by early January 2022.

Please note that should your institution be unable to do so, there are limited funds available to support your accommodation and travel expenses. 

For further information please contact the EURECON Project’s administrator Diana Mardare: rso-admin-eurecon@glasgow.ac.uk

Scientific committee:

Dr Alexis Drach (University of Paris VIII)
Dr Aleksandra Komornicka (University of Glasgow)
Professor Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol (University of Glasgow)
Professor Neil Rollings (University of Glasgow)

Organisation:

The conference is initiated by the ERC-funded research project EURECON: The Making of a Lopsided Union: Economic Integration in the European Economic Community, 1957-1992 led by Professor Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol (grant agreement No 716849).

Social Media Editor at Business History

Business History

Applications are invited for one Social Media Editor to join the Editorial Team for Busines History

The positions are for terms of three years starting in January 2022, renewable by mutual consent for further terms at Routledge’s discretion.

About the Journal

Business History is an international journal concerned with the long-run evolution and contemporary operation of business systems and enterprises. Its primary purpose is to make available the findings of advanced research, empirical and conceptual, into matters of global significance, such as corporate organization and growth, multinational enterprise, business efficiency, entrepreneurship, technological change, finance, marketing, human resource management, professionalization and business culture.

The Journal has won a reputation for academic excellence and has a wide readership amongst management specialists, economists and other social scientists and economic, social, labour and business historians.

Business History: The emerging agenda

The core strategy of Business History is to promote business history as a sui generis scholarly discipline, engaging on an equal footing with mainstream history and the wider social sciences. To achieve this, the Journal will continue to be international, comparative, thematic and theoretically informed. In the post-Chandler world, the agenda for business history is to extend its scale and scope specifically to:

  • widen its international scope: business activities in underrepresented regions, for example Latin America, Africa and Asia
  • go back beyond the 19th and 20th centuries to include ancient, medieval and early modern eras
  • inform the policy agenda; historical examples of regulatory success and failure, nationalisations and privatisations
  • engage with the business and management agendas; entrepreneurship, competitive advantage, corporate governance
  • theoretical development; independent theory or theories of business history

All research articles in this journal are rigorously peer reviewed, based on initial editor screening and anonymized reviewing by at least two referees.

The Journal is indexed in the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus and numerous business journal quality lists, such as the CABS and ABDC lists. Please visit www.tandfonline.com/fbsh for additional information about the Journal and Publisher.

Job Description

The journal Business History is looking to build on its recent promotion to a 4 -ranked journal on the 2021 Academic Journal Guide, published by Chartered Association of Business Schools. We wish to appoint a Social Media Editor to promote the journal and its publications on relevant social media. Key tasks include: developing a social media strategy; implementing campaigns and regular updates on relevant social media platforms; reporting back to the editorial team on the effectiveness of these campaigns and regular postings; advising the editorial team on best practice and new approaches to developing the journal’s social media presence. The Social Media Editor will be part of the editorial team of the journal and will be expected to attend the editorial team meetings.

Responsibilities:

  • Designing social media marketing strategies and campaigns and develop a social medial plan.
  • Reviewing and interpreting social analytics to measure and guide the effectiveness of marketing strategies.
  • Generating analytic reports and social media feedback for presentation and review for editorial team meetings.
  • Set up and monitor social media accounts on key platforms (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, ResearchGate)
  • Solicit content from authors, editorial team members, and editorial board members to be posted and prepare suitable content for posts.
  • Liaise with authors to promote content and other social media-friendly formats (e.g., video abstracts, visual abstracts) that can be distributed online.

Application process:

Please send a letter outlining your motivation, qualifications, and preliminary plans together with your CV to businesshistoryeic@gmail.com by 1 December 2021.

The editorial team will review all applications and will be in touch about the outcome of your application, and next steps, in due course.

The journal will offer a small honorarium to the successful candidate.

Applicants should be actively involved in networks within the field. Key qualities sought for the positions include energy, enthusiasm, managerial skills to oversee the editorial cycle, an understanding of research and publishing ethics, and the ability to meet deadlines and work effectively with Editorial Team members and a major publisher.

Application Procedure

Applications must include a letter of interest, specifically referring to why you believe you are particularly qualified for the role of Co-Editor as part of an Editorial Team for Business History, and how you see your role in the future development and direction of the Journal (maximum of 1 side of A4). CVs should also be submitted.

To submit your application, or for further details, please contact:

Anyone who wishes to discuss this position informally with the Editors-in-Chief are welcome to contact Neil Rollings or Stephanie Decker at the email addresses given above.

The deadline for applications is Monday 1 December 2021.

Candidates who pass the initial screening stage may be invited for an interview with the Executive Editors and Routledge, over video link.

All applications will be treated as strictly confidential. Routledge will judge each on its merits without regard to the race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the candidate.


Co-editor position at Business History

Business History

Applications are invited for one Co-Editor to join the Editorial Team

The positions are for terms of three years starting in January 2022, renewable by mutual consent for further terms at Routledge’s discretion.

About the Journal

Business History is an international journal concerned with the long-run evolution and contemporary operation of business systems and enterprises. Its primary purpose is to make available the findings of advanced research, empirical and conceptual, into matters of global significance, such as corporate organization and growth, multinational enterprise, business efficiency, entrepreneurship, technological change, finance, marketing, human resource management, professionalization and business culture.

The Journal has won a reputation for academic excellence and has a wide readership amongst management specialists, economists and other social scientists and economic, social, labour and business historians.

Business History: The emerging agenda

The core strategy of Business History is to promote business history as a sui generis scholarly discipline, engaging on an equal footing with mainstream history and the wider social sciences. To achieve this, the Journal will continue to be international, comparative, thematic and theoretically informed. In the post-Chandler world, the agenda for business history is to extend its scale and scope specifically to:

  • widen its international scope: business activities in underrepresented regions, for example Latin America, Africa and Asia
  • go back beyond the 19th and 20th centuries to include ancient, medieval and early modern eras
  • inform the policy agenda; historical examples of regulatory success and failure, nationalisations and privatisations
  • engage with the business and management agendas; entrepreneurship, competitive advantage, corporate governance
  • theoretical development; independent theory or theories of business history

All research articles in this journal are rigorously peer reviewed, based on initial editor screening and anonymized reviewing by at least two referees.

The Journal is indexed in the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus and numerous business journal quality lists, such as the CABS and ABDC lists. Please visit www.tandfonline.com/fbsh for additional information about the Journal and Publisher.

Job Description

We are seeking one Co-Editor to join the Editorial Team to drive the strategy for Business History, working to enhance the impact and reputation of the Journal. The Co-Editor will manage the peer review process for papers assigned to them, recommending high quality papers to publish.

Routledge provide an annual contribution to expenses incurred by the Editorial team.

Key Tasks

The tasks to be undertaken will include but will not be limited to:

  • Working with the Editorial Team, Routledge and the Editorial Board to develop the editorial strategy and direction of Business History and acting as an ambassador for the Journal;
  • Attendance and networking at international conferences and events to promote Business History and solicit submissions, invited contributions, and special issue proposals;
  • Responsibility for enhancing the quality and reputation of Business History, particularly in relation to the quantity, quality and timeliness of published research;
  • Commissioning topical special issues with active, well-respected Guest Editors;
  • Day-to-day manuscript and peer review management including selecting and managing peer reviewers and making recommendations for the final decision on papers assigned to you;
  • Ensuring that all reviewers and authors uphold the Journal’s code of publishing ethics;
  • Working with the Editorial Team to refresh the Editorial Board and pool of reviewers as necessary in terms of subject specialisms and geographical representation;
  • Attending Editorial Team / Editorial Board meetings annually.

Candidate Experience

We are seeking one outstanding and professional academic who is actively involved in the disciplines covered by Business History, with an international reputation for research excellence, and a passion for communication. We particularly encourage applications from business historians working on topics, including the methodology of business history, regions and time periods currently underrepresented in the field. Prior experience of editing an established journal is preferred, but not essential.

Applicants should be actively involved in networks within the field. Key qualities sought for the positions include energy, enthusiasm, managerial skills to oversee the editorial cycle, an understanding of research and publishing ethics, and the ability to meet deadlines and work effectively with Editorial Team members and a major publisher.

Application Procedure

Applications must include a letter of interest, specifically referring to why you believe you are particularly qualified for the role of Co-Editor as part of an Editorial Team for Business History, and how you see your role in the future development and direction of the Journal (maximum of 1 side of A4). CVs should also be submitted.

To submit your application, or for further details, please contact:

Anyone who wishes to discuss this position informally with the Executive Editors are welcome to contact Neil Rollings or Stephanie Decker at the email addresses given above.

The deadline for applications is Monday 29th November 2021.

Candidates who pass the initial screening stage may be invited for an interview with the Executive Editors and Routledge, over video link.

All applications will be treated as strictly confidential. Routledge will judge each on its merits without regard to the race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the candidate.

Hagley offers Oral History Project Grant

The Hagley Center for the History of Business Technology and Society at the Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington Delaware is proud to announce its Oral History Project Grant.   Grant awards can be up to $5,000. Funds can be used to cover the costs associated with conducting oral history interviews including mileage, trains, air fare, food, lodging, and equipment. Interviews must be conducted in English in accordance with the Oral History Association’s standards as well as Hagley’s own. Projects must augment the Library’s collecting priorities in business history; details may be found at https://www.hagley.org/donate-hagley-library

Our current grant recipient, Kevin Bunch, is conducting research on RCA and the early history of video games.

Applications are due on June 1 and December 1. More information and application procedures can be found here: https://www.hagley.org/research/grants-fellowships/oral-history-project-grant   For questions, and to make sure their projects fall within Hagley’s collecting scope, applicants are encouraged to reach out to Hagley Oral History Program Manager Ben Spohn, bspohn@hagley.org before applying.

Carol Ressler Lockman

Manager, Hagley Center

clockman@hagley.org

Chinese Business History Workshop – BHC Annual Meeting 2022


Sponsored by the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong

Chinese Business History – the study of the historical development of business and entrepreneurship in China – saw its beginnings as a field during the 1980s when scholars in China and abroad started to probe the historical origins of the rapid rise of Chinese entrepreneurs and businesses after China’s Reform and Opening Up. Between the 1980s and early 2000s, the field grew steadily and produced several important research monographs and collaborative research projects. While individual scholars of Chinese history have continued to work on matters relating to business, entrepreneurship and commerce, collaborative research in the field has become largely dormant during the past two decades. This not only reduced interactions among scholars working on Chinese business history but also resulted in a dearth in efforts to answer collaboratively larger questions about the historical development of Chinese entrepreneurship and synthesize individual studies to move the larger field forward. Moreover, too little interaction exists between scholars of Chinese business history and business historians working on other regions of the world.
This one-day pre-meeting workshop aims to both bring together Chinese business historians and facilitate discussion between business historians working on China and those working on other regions. We particularly encourage graduate students and early career scholars to submit their papers. Proposals should include a 250-words abstract and a bio of no more than 200 words and should be sent to hkihsscbhworkshop@hku.hk by 7 November 2021. This proposal process is separate from the proposal process of the annual meeting and papers should be distinct from those submitted to the annual meeting (though submitting a separate paper to the annual meeting is not a requirement). 

HiMOS webinar returns

The HiMOS webinar series (www.historymos.com) aims to generate hands-on insights for those interested in applying historical methods within management and organization studies. Previous issues included keynote speakers such as Eero Vaara (Oxford Saïd Business School) and Ryan Raffaelli (Harvard Business School).

We are delighted to host Mairi Maclean (University of Bath) and Valeria Giacomin (Bocconi University) at the next webinar. Mairi will share her take on the current state and future of historical organization studies. Valeria will provide insights into the challenges and opportunities of applying a specific historical method (i.e., oral history) in the management research context. 

Date: Wednesday, Dec 1st, 2021
Time: 14.15-16.00 (EET; UTC+2, Finland) [12.15-14.00 (UK) / 13.15-15.00 (Italy)]

Register here (https://link.webropolsurveys.com/EP/55A94B9F60D09029) to get your Zoom link 

Speakers:
Prof. Mairi Maclean (University of Bath): Historical organization studies as a methodological paradigm
Asst. Prof. Valeria Giacomin (Bocconi University): Oral history and business history research in emerging markets

Organizers: 

Dr. Christian Stutz, Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Zeerim Cheung, JSBE