Annotated TOC (Business History 65-1, 2023)

Annotated TOC of Business History issue 65 Vol 1, published as issue last January 2023.

Catherine Jill Bamforth’s and Malcolm Abbott’s “Comparing Private and Public Approaches to State Megaproject Implementation: The R100-R101 Airship Development Case Study” studies the role of government in innovation in the case of Great Britain’s 1920s, publicly funded Imperial Airship Scheme. Read here, Business History 65, no. 1 (January 2, 2023): 131–56.

How do art galleries organize? The article “Art Dealers’ Inventory Strategy: The Case of Goupil, Boussod & Valadon from 1860 to 1914,” by Geraldine David, Christian Huemer, and Kim Oosterlinck shows the importance of inventory management in the evolution and success of art dealerships and galleries. Business History 65, no. 1 (January 2, 2023): 24–55, available here

Marie M. Fletcher, in “Death and Taxes: Estate Duty – a Neglected Factor in Changes to British Business Structure after World War Two,” discusses the importance and true complexity of death taxes in Great Britain and the impact of the Estate Duty, in place for over 80 years, in the British economy. Read in Business History 65, no. 1 (January 2, 2023): 187–209, This article is open access (OA).

“Collaborating Profitably? The Fundraising Practices of the Contemporary Art Society, 1919–1939,” focuses on the organization for fundraising in non-profit organizations. Marta Herrero and Thomas R. Buckley focus on how the Contemporary Art Society developed a for-profit subscription member scheme to raise funds in the Interwar years. Read more in Business History 65, no. 1 (January 2, 2023): 1–23.,

Benoît Maréchaux brings to light new research in early modern business history by studying how Genoese naval entrepreneurs manage distant commodity trade, labor, and capital within the Mediterranean activities of the Spanish Empire. Read more in the article “Business Organisation in the Mediterranean Sea: Genoese Galley Entrepreneurs in the Service of the Spanish Empire (Late Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Centuries).” Business History 65, no. 1 (January 2, 2023): 56–87.

Through the study of mining communities, Glenda Oskar, in “Assessable Stock and the Comstock Mining Companies,” sheds new light on the business and legal history of assessable shares. The article is available in, Business History 65, no. 1 (January 2, 2023): 157–85.

Who was Marcello Boldrini? Maurizio Romano, in “‘The Originator of Eni’s Ideas’. Marcello Boldrini at the Top of Agip/Eni (1948–1967),” explains Boldrini’s influence in the Italian state-owned oil company Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi (Eni) cultural practices after World War II. Read in Business History 65, no. 1 (January 2, 2023): 88–112.,

Because of their labor and state relations, the cases of the Gdynia and Uljanik shipyards show key elements of business practice and activities in twentieth-century Eastern European socialist and postsocialist systems. Read Peter Wegenschimmel’s and Andrew Hodges’ article “The Embeddedness of ‘Public’ Enterprises: The Case of the Gdynia (Poland) and Uljanik (Croatia) Shipyards.” Business History 65, no. 1 (January 2, 2023): 113–30.