Annotated TOC Business History 64-3, 2022

Business History (64)3: 2022

[Launched as an issue on May 10, 2022]

The article “German Economic Power in Southeastern Europe: The Case of Reemtsma and the Greek Tobacco Merchants (1923-1939),” by Juan Carmona-Zabala studies the strategies that Greek tobacco firms and manufacturers and the German tobacco giant Reemtsma developed during the interwar period. By showing how companies responded to state involvement and competition, Carmona Zabala offers new insights into the industry and management of the tobacco industry in twentieth-century Southeastern Europe. Access the article here:

Luis Chirosa-Cañavate, Juan A. Rubio-Mondéjar, and Josean Garrués-Irurzun present new research on how business schools like the Spanish Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa (IESE) and the Escuela Superior de Administración y Dirección de Empresas (ESADE) influenced the creation of unique models of business and entrepreneurship in the country. The article is titled “Business Schools and the Spanish Business Elite since the Mid-Twentieth Century” and can be accesed here

The article “A Return Ticket to the World Market? The Leipzig Fur Industry, Internationalism and the Case of the International Fur Exhibition (IPA) in 1930” by Robrecht Declercq [] explores how trade exhibitions serve “as vehicles of internationalism” for the fur industry in the postwar period.

Chantal S. Game, Lisa M. Cullen, and Alistair M. Brown draw important comparisons and transnational connections between three banking enactments Colombia Banking Act 1817 (CO) the Canadian Mauritius Regulations 1830 and the Joint Stock Banks Act 1844 (UK) in their article “Origins Resting behind Banking Financial Accountability of Paragraphs 78 to 82 of the First Schedule of the Companies Act 1862 (UK).” Read it here:

How have Spanish companies used (and invented) tradition and history as a branding strategy? José Antonio Miranda and Felipe Ruiz-Moreno explain this in their article “Selling the Past. The Use of History as a Marketing Strategy in Spain, 1900-1980,” accessible here:

Juan Ricardo Nazer and Manuel Llorca-Jaña explore “Succession in Large Nineteenth-Century Chilean Family Businesses” by looking at the cases of the Errázuriz-Urmeneta, the Cousiño-Goyenechea and the Edwards-MacClure groups. The article is available here:

“Between the Market and the State: Ibáñez, the Marquis of Sargadelos (1749–1809), a Spanish Businessman Sailing against the Tide” brings to light new findings on the transition economic Liberalism in Spain. Check out Joaquín Ocampo Suárez-Valdés and Patricia Suárez Cano’s article here:

[COMMENT] Pearson, Robin. 2022. “The Indigenous Origins of UK Corporate Financial Accountability: A Comment.” Business History 64 (3): 583–86.

Learn more about how Parisian couture businesses made it into London’s market and consumers at the turn of the twentieth century. Véronique Pouillard and Waleria Dorogova explore this process in their article “Couture Ltd: French Fashion’s Debut in London’s West End: