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Issue 65 – 1, 2023

Bamforth, Catherine Jill, and Malcolm Abbott. “Comparing Private and Public Approaches to State Megaproject Implementation: The R100-R101 Airship Development Case Study.” Business History 65, no. 1 (January 2, 2023): 131–56.

David, Geraldine, Christian Huemer, and Kim Oosterlinck. “Art Dealers’ Inventory Strategy: The Case of Goupil, Boussod & Valadon from 1860 to 1914.” Business History 65, no. 1 (January 2, 2023): 24–55.

Fletcher, Marie M. “Death and Taxes: Estate Duty – a Neglected Factor in Changes to British Business Structure after World War Two.” Business History 65, no. 1 (January 2, 2023): 187–209.

Herrero, Marta, and Thomas R. Buckley. “Collaborating Profitably? The Fundraising Practices of the Contemporary Art Society, 1919–1939.” Business History 65, no. 1 (January 2, 2023): 1–23.

Maréchaux, Benoît. “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.

[book review] Martínez-Rodríguez, Susana. “Gendered Capitalism. Sewing Machines and Multinational Business in Spain and Mexico (1850–1940).” Business History 65, no. 1 (January 2, 2023): 210–11.

[book review] Masrani, Swapnesh. “Tata: The Global Corporation That Built Indian Capitalism.” Business History 65, no. 1 (January 2, 2023): 212–13.

Oskar, Glenda. “Assessable Stock and the Comstock Mining Companies.” Business History 65, no. 1 (January 2, 2023): 157–85.

[book review] Raman, Alka. “The English East India Company’s Silk Enterprise in Bengal, 1750–1850.” Business History 65, no. 1 (January 2, 2023): 214–15.

Romano, Maurizio. “‘The Originator of Eni’s Ideas’. Marcello Boldrini at the Top of Agip/Eni (1948–1967).” Business History 65, no. 1 (January 2, 2023): 88–112.

[book review] Scott, Peter. “Canada, a Working History.” Business History 65, no. 1 (January 2, 2023): 216–17.

Wegenschimmel, Peter, and Andrew Hodges. “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.

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Business History – Special Issue The atomic business: structures and strategies

This issue includes five book reviews, six research articles, and three of them are open access.

TOC 64-8 2022; Key terms: nuclear energy, varieties of capitalism, Cold War, pulp and paper industry, Finland, Spain, multinationals, Italy, entrepreneurial state, technology, Great Britain, West Germany.

[book review] Bátiz-Lazo, Bernardo. “The Rise and Fall and Reinvention of a Global Icon.” Business History 64, no. 8 (November 17, 2022): 1564–65.

[book review] Bonin, Hubert. “China Bound. John Swire & Sons and Its World, 1816-1980.” Business History 64, no. 8 (November 17, 2022): 1560–63.

[book review] Davis, James. “Compassionate Capitalism: Business and Community in Medieval England.” Business History 64, no. 8 (November 17, 2022): 1556–57.

De la Torre, Joseba, Mar Rubio-Varas, Esther M. Sánchez-Sánchez, and Gloria Sanz Lafuente. “Nuclear Engineering and Technology Transfer: The Spanish Strategies to Deal with US, French and German Nuclear Manufacturers, 1955–1985.” Business History 64, no. 8 (November 17, 2022): 1435–59.

Jensen-Eriksen, Niklas. “Looking for Cheap and Abundant Power: Business, Government and Nuclear Energy in Finland.” Business History 64, no. 8 (November 17, 2022): 1413–34.

MacKenzie, Niall G., Stephen Knox, and Matthew Hannon. “Fast Breeder Reactor Technology and the Entrepreneurial State in the UK.” Business History 64, no. 8 (November 17, 2022): 1494–1509.

Mascolo, Rita. “Tennessee Valley in Southern Italy: How the ENSI Project Was the First and Only World Bank Loan for Nuclear Power.” Business History 64, no. 8 (November 17, 2022): 1460–93.

[book review] Merrett, David. “Managing the Marketplace: Reinventing Shopping Centres in Post-War Australia.” Business History 64, no. 8 (November 17, 2022): 1558–59.

[book review] Ravalli, Richard. “American Blockbuster: Movies, Technology, and Wonder.” Business History 64, no. 8 (November 17, 2022): 1554–55.

Roitto, Matti, Pasi Nevalainen, and Miina Kaarkoski. “Fuel for Commercial Politics: The Nucleus of Early Commercial Proliferation of Atomic Energy in Three Acts.” Business History 64, no. 8 (November 17, 2022): 1510–53. Rubio-Varas, M., J. De la Torre, and

D. P. Connors. “The Atomic Business: Structures and Strategies.” Business History 64, no. 8 (November 17, 2022): 1395–1412.

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


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

BH ToC 62,3

Our April copy features a special issue on:

Between Coercion and Private Initiative: Entrepreneurial Freedom of Action during the ‘Third Reich’

Special Issue Articles

Introduction: The room for manoeuvre for firms in the Third Reich
Ralf Banken
Pages: 375-392 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2020.1713105

Sewing for Hitler? The clothing industry during the ‘Third Reich’
Roman Köster & Julia Schnaus
Pages: 393-409 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2018.1502749

The Munich Re: an internationally-oriented reinsurer in the Nazi era
Christopher Kopper
Pages: 410-420 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2016.1259312

A hard-to-untangle business conglomerate: The economic empire of the German labour front
Rüdiger Hachtmann
Pages: 421-437 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2019.1691799

Between values orientation and economic logic: Bosch in the Third Reich
Johannes Bähr
Pages: 438-450 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2019.1691343

Commercial expansion in the steel industry of World War II: The case of Henry J. Kaiser and Friedrich Flick
Tim Schanetzky
Pages: 451-467 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2019.1691336

Property, control and room for manoeuvre: Royal Dutch Shell and Nazi Germany, 1933–1945
Marten Boon & Ben Wubs
Pages: 468-487 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2016.1205034

Original Articles

The country-of-origin effect and the international expansion of Spanish fashion companies, 1975–2015
José Antonio Miranda
Pages: 488-508 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1374370

Microfinances in the banking houses of Rio de Janeiro in 1864
Carlos Eduardo Valencia Villa
Pages: 509-535 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2018.1454432

Book Reviews

La sidérurgie française et la maison de Wendel pendant les Trente Glorieuses
Hubert Bonin
Pages: 536-538 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1326573

Policy signals and market responses: a 50-year history of Zambia’s relationship with foreign capital
Simone Halleen
Pages: 539-540 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2018.1483863

Small business, education, and management. The life and times of John Bolton
Silvia Milanesi
Pages: 541-542 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2018.1483866

Les bassins industriels des territoires occupés, 1914–1918. Des opérations militaires à la reconstruction
Hubert Bonin
Pages: 543-544 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1326575

BH ToC 62,2

I have gotten a little behind as I said before, so here are some updates on recent issues in Business History. Enjoy your Bank Holiday if you are in the UK, otherwise TGIF!

Original Articles

Multinational mining companies, employment and knowledge transfer: Chile and Norway from ca. 1870 to 1940
Kristin Ranestad
Pages: 197-221 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1407313

Managing policy lapse risk in Sweden’s life insurance market between 1915 and 1947
Mike Adams, Lars-Fredrik Andersson, Magnus Lindmark, Liselotte Eriksson & Elena Veprauskaite
Pages: 222-239 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1418331

Business failure in an age of globalisation: Interpreting the rise and fall of the LG project in Wales, 1995–2006
Leon Gooberman
Pages: 240-260 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2018.1426748

The professionalisation of selling and the transformation of a family business: Kenrick & Jefferson, 1878–1940
David Paulson
Pages: 261-291 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2018.1426749

Corporate social responsibility before CSR: Practices at Aluminium du Cameroun (Alucam) from the 1950s to the 1980s
Marie-Claire Loison, Celine Berrier-Lucas & Anne Pezet
Pages: 292-342 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2018.1427070

Extending William Baumol’s theory on entrepreneurship and institutions: lessons from post-Second World War Greece
Zoi Pittaki
Pages: 343-363 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2018.1451515

Book Review

Indochine années vingt. L’âge d’or de l’affairisme colonial (1918–1928). Banquiers, hommes d’affaires et patrons en réseaux
Hubert Bonin
Pages: 364-366 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2016.1269524

Equity capital. From ancient partnerships to modern exchange traded funds
Tim Kooijmans
Pages: 367-368 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2018.1480132

Baking powder wars: the cutthroat food fight that revolutionized cooking
Marco Marigliano
Pages: 369-370 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2018.1480575

The rise of the global company: multinationals and the making of the modern world
Julian Faust
Pages: 371-372 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2018.1482822

Green capitalism? Business and the environment in the twentieth century
Mattias Näsman
Pages: 373-374 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2018.1483301

TOCs BH 62,1 „The Brand & its history“

Business History, Volume 62, Issue 1, January 2020 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.

The Brand and its History, Part II: Branding, Culture, and National Identity


Cross-cultural factors in international branding
Rafael Castro & Patricio Sáiz
Pages: 1-25 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2019.1592157


The transformation of global luxury brands: The case of the Swiss watch company Longines, 1880–2010
Pierre-Yves Donzé
Pages: 26-41 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1291632

Making Italian fashion global: Brand building and management at Gruppo Finanziario Tessile (1950s‒1990s)
Elisabetta Merlo & Mario Perugini
Pages: 42-69 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1329299

Brand image, cultural association and marketing: ‘New Zealand’ butter and lamb exports to Britain, c. 1920–1938
Felicity Barnes & David M. Higgins
Pages: 70-97 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1344223

The expansion of branding in international marketing: The case of olive oil, 1870s–1930s
Ramon Ramon-Muñoz
Pages: 98-122 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1344224

The making of Labatt ‘Blue’: The quest for a national lager brand, 1959–1971
Matthew J. Bellamy
Pages: 123-150 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1310195

The emergence of Italy as a fashion country: Nation branding and collective meaning creation at Florence’s fashion shows (1951–1965)
Valeria Pinchera & Diego Rinallo
Pages: 151-178 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1332593

Dreaming of the West: The power of the brand in Soviet Lithuania, 1960s–1980s
Brigita Tranavičiūtė
Pages: 179-195 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1379505

ToCs for MOH 14, 2 March 2019


Members only: the Victorian gentlemen’s club as a space for doing business 1843–1900
Marrisa Joseph
Pages: 123-147 | DOI: 10.1080/17449359.2019.1580589

The problem with women: a feminist interrogation of management textbooks
Kristin S. Williams & Albert J. Mills
Pages: 148-166 | DOI: 10.1080/17449359.2019.1598436

From royal family-based ownership to state business management: Mangkunegara’s sugar industry in Java from the middle of the 19th to early 20th century
Wasino, Endah Sri Hartatik & Nawiyanto
Pages: 167-183 | DOI: 10.1080/17449359.2019.1614462

Strategy of a top agriculture co-operative in the central planned economy. The differentiation of the organization in perspective social system theory
Eva Šerá
Pages: 184-211 | DOI: 10.1080/17449359.2019.1660682

BH 61.6 September issue now out

Business History

Business History, Volume 61, Issue 6, September 2019 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.

Table of contents

Research articles

Open Access

Prospects for a transparency revolution in the field of business history |
Andrew Smith & Maki Umemura
Pages: 919-941 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2018.1439019

What’s in a price? The American raw cotton market in Liverpool and the Anglo-American War
Sheryllynne Haggerty
Pages: 942-970 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2018.1434146

Restructuring of the Danish pork industry: The role of mergers and takeovers, 1960–2010
Jesper Strandskov
Pages: 971-1004 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2018.1439020

Failure to learn from failure: The 2008 mortgage crisis as a déjà vu of the mortgage meltdown of 1994
Natalya Vinokurova
Pages: 1005-1050 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2018.1440548

The early emergence of European commercial education in the nineteenth century: Insights from higher engineering schools
Adrien Jean-Guy Passant
Pages: 1051-1082 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2018.1448063

Book reviews

Les Gillet de Lyon. Fortunes d’une grande dynastie industrielle (1838-2015)
Hubert Bonin
Pages: 1083-1085 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2016.1216506

La sfida internazionale della Comit
Giuseppe Telesca
Pages: 1086-1087 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2018.1443784

Aluminiumville: Government, global business, and the Scottish Highlands
Lachlan MacKinnon
Pages: 1088-1089 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2018.1446769

ToC: BH 61, 4

Business History

The June issue of Business History is out!

Original Articles

The virtues of dialogue between academics and businessmen
Lise Arena & Leonard Minkes
Pages: 581-602 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1382473

Directors and syndics in corporate networks: Argentina and Italy compared (1913–1990)
Andrea Lluch, Alberto Rinaldi, Erica Salvaj & Michelangelo Vasta
Pages: 603-628 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1382474

A French migrant business network in the period of export-led growth (ELG) in Mexico: The case of the Barcelonnettes
José Galindo
Pages: 629-658 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1394666

Cadbury and the rise of the supermarket: innovation in marketing 1953–1975
Adrian R. Bailey & Andrew Alexander
Pages: 659-680 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1400012

Technical self-sufficiency, pricing independence: a Penrosean perspective on China’s emergence as a major oil refiner since the 1960s
Damian Tobin
Pages: 681-702 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1413095

History of microfinance in Bangladesh: A life cycle theory approach
Md Aslam Mia, Hwok-Aun Lee, VGR Chandran, Rajah Rasiah & Mahfuzur Rahman
Pages: 703-733 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1413096

Book Reviews

Les Européens dans les ports en situation coloniale, xixe-xxe siècles: Espaces portuaires. L’Europe du Nord à l’interface des économies et des cultures, xixe-xxe siècles: Gouverner les ports de commerce à l’heure libérale. Regards sur les pays d’Europe du Sud
Hubert Bonin
Pages: 734-736 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2016.1191840

Geschichte und Gewinn. Der Umgang deutscher Konzerne mit ihrer NS-Vergangenheit
Simon Gogl
Pages: 737-738 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1403082

The Golden Passport: Harvard Business School, the Limits of Capitalism, and the Moral Failure of the MBA Elite
Jason Russell
Pages: 739-740 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2018.1426531

Foundations of managing sporting events: organising the 1966 FIFA World Cup
Alan Tomlinson
Pages: 741-742 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2018.1429087

Trade and technology networks in the Chinese textile industry. Opening up before the reforms
Valeria Zanier
Pages: 743-744 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2018.1430106

ToC: BH 61(3) – SI on Health Industries

Business History, Volume 61, Issue 3, April 2019 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.

Health Industries in the 20th century

This new issue contains the following articles:


Health Industries in the Twentieth Century
Pierre-Yves Donzé & Paloma Fernández Pérez
Pages: 385-403 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2019.1572116
Special issue on: Health industries in the 20th century

Learning from giants: Early exposure to advance markets in the growth and internationalisation of Spanish health care corporations in the twentieth century
Paloma Fernández Pérez, Nuria Puig, Esteban García-Canal & Mauro F. Guillén
Pages: 404-428 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1369528
Special issue in: Health industries in the 20th century

Thriving in the shadow of giants: The success of the Japanese surgical needle producer MANI, 1956–2016
Ken Sakai
Pages: 429-455 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2018.1424833
Special issue paper in: Health industries in the 20th century

Challenging the Problem of ‘Fit’: Advancing the Regenerative Medicine Industries in the United States, Britain and Japan
Maki Umemura
Pages: 456-480 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2018.1476496
Special issue in: Health industries in the 20th century

‘Importance of Germany to Countries around and to World Economy makes it impossible to ignore’ – The Rockefeller Foundation and Public Health in Germany after WWII
Sabine Schleiermacher
Pages: 481-497 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2018.1432597


Socialisation of healthcare demand and development of the French health system (1890–1938)
Jean-Paul Domin
Pages: 498-517 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2018.1454433
Special issue paper in: Health industries in the 20th century

China: The development of the health system during the Maoist period (1949–76)
Roser Alvarez-Klee
Pages: 518-537 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2018.1480611
Special issue on: Health industries in the 20th century

Architects and knowledge transfer in hospital systems: The introduction of Western hospital designs in Japan (1918–1970)
Pierre-Yves Donzé
Pages: 538-557 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1418859


The genesis, growth and organisational changes of private health insurance companies in Spain (1915–2015)
Jerònia Pons-Pons & Margarita Vilar-Rodríguez
Pages: 558-579 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1374371