Updated Aims and Scope information for Business History

The Aims and Scope information for the peer-reviewed journal Business History was recently updated. For more information, visit https://www.tandfonline.com/journals/fbsh20

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


Peer Review Policy

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

Authors can choose to publish gold open access in this journal.

Read the Instructions for Authors for information on how to submit your article.

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: https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2020.1717472.

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 https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2020.1726893.

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 [https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2020.1736045] 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: https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2020.1718109.

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: https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2020.1717473.

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: https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2020.1717471.

“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: https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2020.1726892.

[COMMENT] Pearson, Robin. 2022. “The Indigenous Origins of UK Corporate Financial Accountability: A Comment.” Business History 64 (3): 583–86. https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2020.1769606.

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: https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2020.1724286.

Call for Co-Editor-in-Chief: Business History


Deadline: 31st August 2022

Apply here

About the Role with Business History

Applications are invited for the position of Co-Editor-in-Chief for Business History. The new Editor-in-Chief will work alongside Stephanie Decker from January 2023, following Neil Rollings’ departure from the role at the end of 2022. The role is for a three-year appointment, renewable by mutual consent for a second three-year term.

We are seeking an 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. Prior experience of editing an established journal is strongly preferred.

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.

Routledge provides administrative support and an annual contribution to expenses incurred by the Editorial team.

Role Responsibilities

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;
  • Coordinating peer review of submissions amongst the Editorial Team;
  • Commissioning topical special issues with active, well-respected Guest Editors;
  • 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.

Submitting your Application to Business History

Applications shall include:

  • A CV
  • A letter of interest, specifically referring to why you believe you are particularly qualified for the role of co-Editor-in-Chief, leading the Editorial Team for Business History, and how you see your role in the future development and direction of the Journal (maximum of one side of A4).

Anyone who wishes to discuss these positions informally with the Editors-in-Chief or the Portfolio Manager are welcome to contact Zoe Sternberg, Neil Rollings or Stephanie Decker.

Candidates who pass the initial screening stage will be invited for an interview with the current Editors-in-Chief and Routledge over a video call.

Become a peer reviewer and a book reviewer in Business History

Business History welcomes expressions of interest to become a peer reviewer and a book reviewer for the journal. If your research is connected in any way to business history and you would like to be contacted to evaluate submissions to the journal or to write a book review please get in touch with us. We especially encourage emerging scholars and doctoral students to become reviewers to be more involved in publishing in the field of business history and more familiar with the academic publishing world.

The following lines explain the main roles of peer reviewers and book reviewers in Business History;

A peer reviewer is contacted once a paper has been first accepted. The main role of the peer reviewer, selected based on research specialization and experience in a certain field, is to assess and ensure that a submission is suitable for the specific journal. Generally, a journal editor selects 2 or 3 reviewers per article. Each reviewer is expected to provide a structured, succinct assessment on whether the paper should continue the peer review process or be rejected. The editor may find that the reviewers disagree about the quality and revisions that a paper should undergo. The journal editors are ultimately the ones in charge of communicating to the author/s what changes are needed. If the paper will continue towards the publishing process, the author/s might be asked to either Review and Resubmit with minor corrections or Review and Resubmit with major changes. Once the paper has been reviewed and resubmitted, along with a letter addressing the reviewers’ comments, the editor can either track the paper toward the publishing pipeline or recommend that the previous reviewers, or new ones, check and confirm that the paper.

Book reviews editors receive requests from publishers and from authors for their books to be reviewed in Business History. Next, book reviewers reach out to researchers that work in the field or in related fields. If a reviewer agrees, he/she/they will receive a copy of the book. The book reviewer and the reviewer will then agree on a deadline within the next few months. The review, once submitted, goes through the usual copyediting process.

A good book review presents the main findings of the book and evaluates whether the book is successful in demonstrating the main argument. Book reviews are also welcomed when they do not simply summarize the book, but when they point out to the contributions and significance of the manuscript within the most recent debates.

Taylor & Francis Group offers an array of resources to guide you in the process of peer review and book review:

Becoming a book reviewer

5 tips on how to become a peer reviewer

The role of early career researchers in improving peer review diversity

Peer review is fundamental to the scientific process

If you are interested in becoming a reviewer, please create an account in Manuscript Central https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/fbsh and get in touch with the editors-in-chief and book review editors of the journal:

Veronica Binda – Università Bocconi, Italy

Stephanie Decker – University of Bristol, UK

Adam NixUniversity of Birmingham, UK

Neil Rollings – University of Glasgow, UK


Invitation to join the New Books Network en español [academic podcasting project]

The New Books Network is a consortium of author-interview podcast channels dedicated to raising the level of public discourse by introducing scholars and other serious writers to a wide public via new media. Covering 90+ subjects, disciplines, and genres, we publish 55 episodes every week and serve a large, worldwide audience. We are about to celebrate the first anniversary of a parallel platform for interviews conducted entirely in Spanish.

If you speak Spanish and are interested in being a host for New Books Network en español please send us an email: newbooksnetworkes@gmail.com

FAQ

What will I be doing?

Read books and record a conversation with your favorite authors and colleagues about the books they recently published.

What are the benefits?

This is a way to disseminate new ideas while promoting new books through conversations with their authors. The host can expand their network by connecting with researchers and readers, while also having the opportunity of talking in depth with colleagues about their new books. Our mission is the dissemination of knowledge through digital technologies.

It is time-consuming to collaborate?

No: you read a book that interests you, schedule and conduct the interview, and the post-production process is in the hands of the editors. When we publish the interview on New Books Network en español you can post the URL in your social media or on your academic/work webpage.

Check out some of the latest episodes:

Business History new published issue 64-4

TOC of issue 64-4 2022

Includes 9 original articles, 2 of them are #openaccess

Key terms: #women #business #filmindustry #entrepreneurship #familybusiness #Chinesecompanyhistory #banking history #mining #State

Barnes, Victoria, and Lucy Newton. 2022. “Women, Uniforms and Brand Identity in Barclays Bank.” Business History 64 (4): 801–30. https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2020.1791823. #openaccess

Doležalová, Antonie, and Hana Moravcová. 2022. “Czechoslovak Film Industry on the Way from Private Business to Public Good (1918-1945).” Business History 64 (4): 781–800. https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2020.1751822.

Eng, Pierre van der. 2022. “Chinese Entrepreneurship in Indonesia: A Business Demography Approach.” Business History 64 (4): 682–703. https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2020.1788542.

Izawa, Ryo. 2022. “Corporate Structural Change for Tax Avoidance: British Multinational Enterprises and International Double Taxation between the First and Second World Wars.” Business History 64 (4): 704–26. https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2020.1727890.

Kong, Lingyu, and Florian Ploeckl. 2022. “Modern Chinese Banking Networks during the Republican Era.” Business History 64 (4): 655–81. https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2020.1754801.

Ranestad, Kristin. 2022. “State Reforms in Early Modern Mining: Røros Copperworks and the Role of Workers Managers, Investors and the State in Business Development.” Business History 64 (4): 831–53. https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2020.1797681. #openaccess

Soulsby, Anna. 2022. “Foreign Direct Investment and the Undertow of History: Nationhood and the Influence of History on the Czech-German Relationship.” Business History 64 (4): 727–54. https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2020.1784878.

Wąsowska, Aleksandra. 2022. “Organisational Development in the Context of Radical Institutional Change: The Case Study of Poland’s Ursus.” Business History 64 (4): 755–80. https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2020.1743689.

Zheng, Victor, and Po-san Wan. 2022. “Chinese Culture and Banyan-Tree Style Family Businesses: The Enterprising Family of Lo Ying-Shek in Hong Kong.” Business History 64 (4): 633–54. https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2020.1727448.

New issue of Business History 64-3, 2022

The latest Business History (64)3: 2022 was launched as complete issue on May 10 2022

TOC

[BOOK REVIEW] Bonin, Hubert. 2022. “La Politique Pétrolière de La France de 1861 à 1974 à Travers Le Rôle de La Compagnie Privée Desmarais Frères.” Business History 64 (3): 629–30. https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2020.1763039.

[BOOK REVIEW] Burnard, Trevor. 2022. “The Overseers of Early American Slavery: Supervisors, Enslaved Labourers and the Plantation Enterprise.” Business History 64 (3): 631–32. https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2020.1823026.

Carmona-Zabala, Juan. 2022. “German Economic Power in Southeastern Europe: The Case of Reemtsma and the Greek Tobacco Merchants (1923-1939).” Business History 64 (3): 537–57. https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2020.1717472.

Chirosa-Cañavate, Luis, Juan A. Rubio-Mondéjar, and Josean Garrués-Irurzun. 2022. “Business Schools and the Spanish Business Elite since the Mid-Twentieth Century.” Business History 64 (3): 457–74. https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2020.1726893.

Declercq, Robrecht. 2022. “A Return Ticket to the World Market? The Leipzig Fur Industry, Internationalism and the Case of the International Fur Exhibition (IPA) in 1930.” Business History 64 (3): 610–25. https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2020.1736045.

[BOOK REVIEW] Fernández Pérez, Paloma. 2022. “X-Ray Contrast Agent Technology. A Revolutionary History, by Christoph de Haën,” Business History 64 (3): 628–628. https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2020.1821940.

Game, Chantal S., Lisa M. Cullen, and Alistair M. Brown. 2022. “Origins Resting behind Banking Financial Accountability of Paragraphs 78 to 82 of the First Schedule of the Companies Act 1862 (UK).” Business History 64 (3): 558–82. https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2020.1718109.

[BOOK REVIEW] Garavito, Martha Elizabeth. 2022. “La Industrialización En Bogotá Entre 1830 y 1930: Un Proceso Lento y Difícil.” Business History 64 (3): 626–27. https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2020.1812800.

Miranda, José Antonio, and Felipe Ruiz-Moreno. 2022. “Selling the Past. The Use of History as a Marketing Strategy in Spain, 1900-1980.” Business History 64 (3): 491–510. https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2020.1717473.

Nazer, Juan Ricardo, and Manuel Llorca-Jaña. 2022. “Succession in Large Nineteenth-Century Chilean Family Businesses.” Business History 64 (3): 511–36. https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2020.1717471.

Ocampo Suárez-Valdés, Joaquín, and Patricia Suárez Cano. 2022. “Between the Market and the State: Ibáñez, the Marquis of Sargadelos (1749–1809), a Spanish Businessman Sailing against the Tide.” Business History 64 (3): 475–90. https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2020.1726892.

[COMMENT] Pearson, Robin. 2022. “The Indigenous Origins of UK Corporate Financial Accountability: A Comment.” Business History 64 (3): 583–86. https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2020.1769606.

Pouillard, Véronique, and Waleria Dorogova. 2022. “Couture Ltd: French Fashion’s Debut in London’s West End.” Business History 64 (3): 587–609. https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2020.1724286.

CFP: 2023 Business History Conference Annual Meeting

2023 Business History Conference

Call For Papers

Detroit, Michigan

March 9th – March 11th, 2023

Reinvention

Reinvention has long been a central theme in our field. Business historians have examined how entrepreneurs introduce new products and services that replace old ones, considered how businesses recreate themselves, and explored how markets are transformed over time.

But this coming year – as we prepare for Detroit and forge plans for what an association like ours should look like in an era marked by pandemic, war, and climate change – the theme of reinvention takes on a variety of new and pressing meanings. How do places and people reinvent themselves? What should a scholarly association look like in the twenty-first century? What questions, methods, and forms should a field like business history embrace in order to grapple with the big questions we face today?

Reinvention, as these questions suggest, may be understood as very different from invention. Whereas invention focuses on the new, reinvention demands that we take into account the past to understand the future. It suggests that rethinking historiography is essential to effectively raising new questions and new methods. It insists on the capacity of history to be creative as well as analytical. Reinvention, one might say, raises fundamental questions about how we know something historically.

Informed by the theme of reinvention, the BHC Program Committee invites sessions and papers that consider reinvention from a variety of different perspectives. Reflecting the ongoing evolution of the BHC itself, we are especially interested in submissions that address diverse geographic locales and time periods; analyze the different ways that race, class, and gender have affected the ability of entrepreneurs, firms, and communities to reinvent themselves in times of uncertainty and change; address the role of governments, politics, and power in in the process of reinvention; and any number of similar subjects. Finally, the organizers welcome proposals with innovative formats that promote discussion on how to conduct research and teach business history in the so-called post-pandemic era.

Proposals and Submissions

While we encourage submissions to take up these themes, papers addressing all other topics will receive equal consideration by the program committee in accordance with BHC policy. Graduate students and emerging scholars in the field are particularly encouraged to attend. Graduate students and recent PhDs whose papers are accepted for the meeting may apply for funds to partially defray their travel costs; information will be sent out once the program has been set.

Proposals may be submitted for individual papers or entire sessions. Each presentation proposal should include a one-page (300 words) abstract and one-page curriculum vitae (CV) for each participant. Individual paper submissions will be combined into new sessions defined by themes chosen at the Program Committee’s discretion.

Session proposals (unless a roundtable) should include a maximum of four individual presentations. All session proposals should have a cover letter containing a title, a one-paragraph session description, and the names and affiliations of a recruited chair, as well as the contact information for the session organizer.

To submit a proposal, go to https://thebhc.org/proposal-instructions

The deadline for receipt of all paper and session proposals is November 1, 2022. Notification of acceptance will be given by December 1st, 2022. Information on registration and fees for participation and the provisional program will be announced at the beginning of February 2023. Everyone appearing on the program must register for the meeting. 

The Program Committee

The Program Committee includes Christina Lubinski (Copenhagen Business School) (chair); Heidi Tworek (University of British Columbia); John Wong (The University of Hong Kong); Marcelo Bucheli (University of (Illinois-Champaign); Amanda Gibson (Kenyon College); along with BHC President Dan Wadhwani (University of Southern California).

Hotel Venue

The 2023 Business History Conference will take place at

The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit, March 9th – March 11th

The room rate is $174 (USD) plus tax.  The cut-off date for hotel reservations at this conference rate is February 16, 2023.

Questions

General questions regarding meeting logistics, regarding the hotel for example, may be sent to conference coordinator and BHC Treasurer, Dr. Roger Horowitz, at rh@udel.edu.  Questions involving the conference program should go to the program committee chair, Professor Christina Lubinski, at cl.mpp@cbs.dk. Other questions might be directed to the BHC Secretary, Dr. Vicki Howard at vickihowardbhc@gmail.com.

Noblemen Entrepreneurs, Business History Special Issue 64-2 [annotated TOC]

Noblemen Entrepreneurs

This editorial introduces the 10 articles included in the special issue on ‘Noblemen-entrepreneurs in the Nineteenth Century. Investments, Innovation, Management and Networks’. The collected works focus on the business activities of noblemen in Europe and Asia, thus offering up opportunities for comparison in an age of economic expansion and globalisation. What was the contribution of the nobility to the economy? Can we consider noblemen to have been endowed with an entrepreneurial spirit? What differences or similarities can we draw between the European and Asian elites? In this introduction, we give a synthetic overview of the relevant issues in the broad topic of the collection and their importance to business history, and briefly present the accepted articles. As two of the articles deal with the Japanese case, while the others focus on Europe, we have dedicated specific sections to the European and Japanese nobilities.

For an overview of articles and research questions read guest editors’ Silvia A. Conca Messina and Takeshi Abe piece “Noblemen in Business in the Nineteenth Century: The Survival of an Economic Elite?” https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2021.1972974.

The article by Takeshi Abe (Special Issue guest editor), Izumi Shirai, and Takenobu Yuki (pages 405-33) focuses on the active role that daimyo (feudal lords) played in fueling business development during Japan’s early industrialization. Some important primary sources in this article are biographies and school records, showing how the elite’s investment in education was key to the country’s modernization. (“Socio-Economic Activities of Former Feudal Lords in Meiji Japan” in https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2020.1828354).

Far from static and passive, research shows that the nobility in Lombardy was involved in pushing forward key strategies and innovations toward modernizing land ownership and management during the nineteenth century. Silvia A. Conca Messina (also guest editor of this Special Issue) and Catia Brilli explain more in “Agriculture and Nobility in Lombardy. Land, Management and Innovation (1815-1861)” https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2019.1648435.

In “Far from the Passive Property. An Entrepreneurial Landowner in the Nineteenth Century Papal State” Daniela Felisini explores how Roman Prince Alessandro Torlonia positioned himself as a wealthy landowner in a region commonly labeled as backward. This article is fundamentally based on primary documents from Archivio Torlonia and other administrative sources about agricultural management (https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2019.1597853).

Although generational transitions may create limits for family businesses to thrive, the case of the Spanish firm Trenor y Cía shows that at least for up to three generations, innovation strategies were at the core of the company, hence making longevity an asset of this family enterprise. Read the article “Family Entrepreneurial Orientation as a Driver of Longevity in Family Firms: A Historic Analysis of the Ennobled Trenor Family and Trenor y Cía” by Begoña Giner and Amparo Ruiz here https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2020.1801645.

In “Nordic Noblemen in Business: The Ehrnrooth Family and the Modernisation of the Finnish Economy during the Late 19th Century” Niklas Jensen-Eriksen, Saara Hilpinen, and Annette Forsén explore the diversity of paths and strategies, some inherited through generations and other innovative and modern, though which Finland’s nobility participated in the country’s industrialization in the late nineteenth century (https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2020.1828868). This article is #OpenAccess.

Maria Eugenia Mata offers new findings that demonstrate the active participation and entrepreneurial drive of Portuguese aristocrats in leading enterprises to overseas operations in the article “Exemplifying Aristocratic Cross-Border Entrepreneurship before WWI, from a Portuguese Perspective” https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2020.1727447.

In “A Gateway to the Business World? The Analysis of Networks in Connecting the Modern Japanese Nobility to the Business Elite” Shunsuke Nakaoka shows the key role that personal connections and social networks played in business activities in 19th century Japan. This article argues that trust, at the heart of business activity and entrepreneurial opportunities, can be explored by looking at personal relationships and aristocratic marriages. https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2020.1828353.

Monika Poettinger presents new findings and documents regarding accounting practices, management of production and the implementation of inheritance norms within the Ginori Family and the manufacturing of porcelain in the eighteenth century that show how this aristocratic group pushed forward crucial financial and innovation startegies for the business to grow and modernize. The article is titled “An Aristocratic Enterprise: The Ginori Porcelain Manufactory (1735–1896)” and can be accessed herehttps://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2020.1801643.

“The Noble Entrepreneurs Coming from the Bourgeoisie: Counts Bettoni Cazzago during the Nineteenth Century” traces the history of the Bettoni-Cazzagos family in agriculture in the region of Lombardy. Rather than thinking of the noble group’s management and distribution methods as backward, Paolo Tedeschi demonstrates that the family’s strategies sought to advance, diversify, and modernize investment. https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2019.1653283.

Roberto Tolaini argues that Genoa’s modernization was the result of the collaboration between bourgeoise and aristocratic activities in finance, agricultural infrastructure, and management. “The Genoese Nobility: Land, Finance and Business from Restoration to the First World War” presents new fiscal sources and private records from aristocratic families to demonstrate the prevailing participation of the nobility throughout the nineteenth-century economic development of the region. https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2020.1801644.

#BHC2022MexicoCity and #BHC2022online program available

The #BHC2022MexicoCity and #BHC2022online program is now available. On April 6 participants will be able to attend virtual workshops and April 7 and 8 there will be concurrent sessions running from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm (all times are Mexico Daylight Time). The final day of the 2022 Business History Conference April 9 will focus on in-person activities at the Hotel Maria Isabel in the heart of Mexico City.  These include conventional events, such as the Krooss Prize Session and the Prize Ceremony. Some of these events will be hybrid and online registrants will be able to attend them from their computers.

The full program can be accessed here: https://thebhc.org/meeting-program/35684

You may register by selecting a full registration ticket or an online registration ticket here: https://thebhc.org/annual-meeting-registration

Please share the word, this is the most international program the Business History Conference has organized so far with participants representing more than 200 universities around the world. The broad range of topics is also impressive, from sessions on women in the world of finance to the history of business education around the world.

For questions please contact the Program Committee at ProgramCommittee@thebhc.org For technical questions please contact the Web Editor web-editor@thebhc.org.