Workshop on the History of Industrial Clusters in the UK

The British Academy of Management Management and Business History SIG and the Henley Business School, University of Reading, Centre for International Business History, are running an event on ‘A History of Industrial Clusters: Knowledge, Innovation Systems and Sustainability in the UK’ .

This workshop brings together some of the leading researchers across the field of business and economic history showcasing the breadth and depth of current work. At its core are the themes of innovation, knowledge and sustainability and a framework developed by David Charles bringing these together. This will allow new questions to be asked and provide a historical dimension to regional economic development in the UK. The research presented will also offer some contemporary insights into policy-making and industrial strategy.

The core research output arising from the workshop will be a new edited collection on industrial clusters (under the same title as the workshop and edited by Chris Corker, Joe Lane and John Wilson). This is currently under contract with Routledge for publication in 2021 and will form part of their ‘International Studies in Business History’ series.

Date:  4th and 5th of March 2020 (full day on the 4th and half day on the 5th of March)

Location: Henley Business School, University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus

Speakers: 

  • Professor John Wilson
  • Dr Joe Lane
  • Dr Chris Corker
  • Dr Harry Smith
  • Professor David Charles
  • Dr Emily Buchnea

Registration deadline: 28 February 2020

For more information on this event and to register, please access the following link:  event link

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

Introduction

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

Articles

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

CFP: Uses of the Past – Perspectives, Forms and Concepts in Business History

CBS Paper Development Workshop

Business History Conference, Charlotte, NC, March 12, 2020

Submission deadline: January 10, 2020

In thepast years, uses of the past hasbecome a prominent research theme for business historians and organizationscholars alike. Studies on the usefulness and appropriation of the past haveappeared across diverse fields such as business history, organization studies,marketing, learning & education, and CSR. Uses of history is fashionable. Butwhere will the field go in the future?

In the CBSPDW we seek to focus on questions that have yet to asked, and we would like toexplore the theories and methods that might take the field forward.

The workshop offers an opportunity to getfeedback and generate ideas of how to develop concrete paper drafts that deal,one way or the other, with uses of the past. In addition, the PDW will serve asa forum where we can discuss future directions and opportunities (and potentialdead ends) going forward with a ‘uses-of-the-past’ agenda. What are thequestions and research that are yet to be explored, and what are the role forbusiness historians in shaping a ‘uses-of the past’ research agenda?

Themes to be explored in the papers could include,amongst others:

  • Uses of the past for branding, strategy and identity purposes
  • Corporate and public museums
  • The use (andabuse?) of organizational anniversaries
  • Uses of historyin action
  • The role and practices of historical consultancies (e.g. WinthropGroup, The History Factory andothers)
  • Historical CSR
  • Theoretical andmethodological perspectives connected to uses of the past.
  • Criticalperspectives on uses of the past

Submitted texts could take form asextended abstracts or full paper drafts. The important thing is that readers canidentify the key arguments, theories and empirical material, for them toprovide useful feedback, suggestions and comments.

Depending on the submitted abstracts andfull papers, the participants and organizers could potentially explore theopportunity of a subsequent special issue on uses of the past in arelevant academic publication, such as, for example Business History. 

Participants are expected to read allcirculated papers. Please submit a paper draft or extended abstract before January10, 2020 to the workshop organizers.

Anders Ravn Sørensen, ars.mpp@cbs.dk

Morten Tinning, mti.mpp@cbs.dk

AAHANZBS Conference “Institutions and change”

The Association of Academic Historians in Australian and New Zealand Business Schools (AAHANZBS) 11th Annual Conference, 7-8 November 2019, AUT Business School, Auckland, New Zealand

Call for Papers

The Business and Labour History Group (B&LHG) of the Work Research Institute, AUT University Business School, New Zealand, will be hosting the 11th Annual Conference of AAHANZBS on 7-8 November 2019.

You are invited to submit papers addressing the conference theme, including papers relating to accounting history, business history, economic history, labour history, management history, marketing history, tourism history, transport history and other areas of interest relating to historical research in business schools. We also invite papers / panel suggestions around teaching and pedagogy relating to business and labour history.

We welcome papers from researchers outside business schools who have an interest in these fields of study.

Both abstracts and full papers may be submitted for review. Abstracts will be published, and full papers delivered at the conference potentially be reviewed for possible inclusion in journal special issues (details tbc.)

Please submit either a 1000 word abstract or a 6,000 word maximum paper for refereeing by 2 August 2019 to Simon Mowatt at simon.mowatt@aut.ac.nz

The abstract will provide:
(i) A summary of the argument of the paper
(ii) A summary of the findings of the paper
(iii) A selected list of references for the paper

Papers should follow the Labour History style guide – http://asslh.org.au/journal/style-guide/. All authors of the abstracts will be notified by 30 August 2019 at the latest whether their abstracts or papers have been accepted for the conference. Registration and other details will be circulated shortly.

Co-Editors for Business History

Business History

Applications are invited for three Co-Editors to join the Editorial Team for
Business History. The positions are for terms of three years starting in January 2020, 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 http://www.tandfonline.com/fbsh for additional information about the Journal and Publisher.

Job Description

We are seeking three Co-Editors to join the Editorial Team to drive the strategy for Business History, working to enhance the impact and reputation of the Journal. The Co-Editors 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 three outstanding and professional academics who are 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 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. Applicants should have clear employer or institutional support for this activity.

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:

  • Neil Rollings, incoming Executive Editor, Business History, Neil.Rollings@glasgow.ac.uk
  • Stephanie Decker, incoming Executive Editor, Business History, s.decker@aston.ac.uk
  • James Cleaver, Portfolio Manager for Business, Management & Accounting Journals, Routledge, James.Cleaver@tandf.co.uk.

Anyone who wishes to discuss these positions informally with the Executive Editors are welcome to contact Neil Rollings or Stephanie Decker at the email addresses given above. Neil Rollings and James Cleaver will also be attending the European Business History Association conference in Rotterdam, August 2019. Stephanie Decker and James Cleaver will be at the British Academy of Management Conference in Birmingham, September 2019.

The deadline for applications is Friday 13th September 2019.

Candidates who pass the initial screening stage will be invited for an interview with the incoming Executive Editors and Routledge, which will be in person or 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.

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(5) July 2019 is now out!

The new issue of Business History is a guest edited special issue on Rhenish Capitalism

Abstract of introduction

This article examines the emergence and development of the comparative analysis of capitalism and recent debates about Varieties of Capitalism (VoC). We argue that the VoC-approach should pay more attention to change over time, and only claim to put the firm in the centre of analysis. Hence, we propose another, more historical, analytic framework, which is based on the VoC-approach and historical institutionalism, and which fits better to an analysis of Rhenish Capitalism, i.e. the German case, from a business history perspective. Keeping in mind this research agenda, we outline the history of the German economy in the second half of the 20th century.

The introduction is freely available from the publishers – please follow the link for your copy.

Introduction: Rhenish capitalism and business history
Christian Marx & Morten Reitmayer
Pages: 745-784 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2019.1583211


Articles

The concept of social fields and the productive models: Two examples from the European automobile industry
Morten Reitmayer
Pages: 785-809 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1379504

Corporate law and corporate control in West Germany after 1945
Boris Gehlen
Pages: 810-832 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1319939

Between national governance and the internationalisation of business. The case of four major West German producers of chemicals, pharmaceuticals and fibres, 1945–2000
Christian Marx
Pages: 833-862 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1284201

Financing Rhenish capitalism: ‘bank power’ and the business of crisis management in the 1960s and 1970s
Ralf Ahrens
Pages: 863-878 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2016.1259313

Supplier relations within the German automobile industry. The case of Daimler-Benz, 1950–1980
Stephanie Tilly
Pages: 879-897 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2016.1267143

Confrontational coordination: The rearrangement of public relations in the automotive industry during the 1970s
Ingo Köhler
Pages: 898-917 | DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2016.1257001

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:

Introduction

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

 

New book: Engineering Rules

Dear all

this post is on behalf of JoAnne Yates:

I’m happy to announce that Engineering Rules: Global Standard Setting Since 1880, by JoAnne Yates and Craig N. Murphy, is now available through Johns Hopkins University Press (it will be available on Amazon in early June). This book chronicles the engineers and organizations who have created the voluntary standards we depend on to make our world work. For a 20% discount, go to https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/title/engineering-rules and use the code HTWN at checkout.

Best,

JoAnne