2018 BHC Meeting Program

The Program Committee for the 2018 meeting consists of David Sicilia (chair), University of Maryland; Christy Ford Chapin, University of Maryland-Baltimore County; Per Hansen, Copenhagen Business School; Naomi Lamoreaux, Yale University; Rory Miller, University of Liverpool; Julia C. Ott, New School for Social Researchand Mary O’Sullivan (BHC president), University of Geneva. Local arrangements have been overseen by Joshua Davis, University of Baltimore.


"Money, Finance, and Capital"
 

Thursday, April 5th

9:00am-6:00pm    Workshops
All workshops require pre-registration and may entail payment of fees separate from conference registration.

9:00am-1:30pm   Classroom Frontiers: Business History Course Development Workshop
Sponsor: The Copenhagen Business School

9:00am-12:30pm    STS (Science, Technology, and Society) and Business History Workshop
Sponsor: Canadian Business History Association and University of Toronto Techno-Science Research Unit

1:00-2:30pm   Teaching through Adversity Workshop
Sharon Anne Murphy, Providence College, chair

2:45-4:15pm   Publishing Business History Workshop
Albert Churella, Kennesaw State University, chair

4:30-6:00pm   Teaching Capitalism Workshop
Jennifer Black, Misericordia University, and Eric Hintz, Lemelson Center, co-chairs

 

1:00-7:00pm   Registration
Location TBA

4:00-6:30pm   Trustee Meeting
Location TBA

6:45-7:15pm BHC Membership Meeting
Location TBA

7:30-9:00pm   Opening Plenary: Baltimore in Business History
Location TBA
     Chair: David B. Sicilia, University of Maryland
     Special guest speaker: TBC

 

Friday, April 6th

7:30-8:30am  Breakfast (for hotel guests)

7:30-8:30am   Emerging Scholars Networking Breakfast​
Location TBA

8:00-5:00   Registration
Location TBA

8:30-10:00am  Concurrent Sessions 1

1.A  Women in Finance
     Chair: Mary Yeager, University of California, Los Angeles
     Discussant: Jessica Burch, University of Utah

Christy Ford Chapin, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
“Banker in High Heels”: Mary G. Roebling and Economic Feminists

Allison Elias, Vanderbilt University
Women as Investors: The Promising But Paradoxical Results of the Business Case

Melissa S. Fisher, University of Copenhagen
The Rise of Transnational White Financial Women’s Feminist Networks and their Celebrity Leaders in the New Millennium

 

1.B  White Collar Crime
     Chair: Christopher McKenna, University of Oxford
     Discussant:  TBA

Hartmut Berghoff, Göttingen University
Shady Business: White-Collar Crime as a Topic of Business History
 
Damian L. Clavel, Graduate Institute, Geneva
The Real Fake Country of Poyais: Sovereign Debt as Legal Fiction, 1822-1823
 
Sarah Mass, University of Michigan
Opportunism and Alterity in the Wartime British Retail Economy

 

1.C  Controlling Flows of Capital
     Chair:  JoAnne Yates, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
     Discussant:  Richard R. John, Columbia University

Gerardo Con Diaz, University of California, Davis
Inventing Business Methods in American Patent Law
 
Devin Kennedy, Harvard University
Virtual Capital, Electronic Governance: Time-sharing and the Economic Imaginaries of Utility Computing, 1960-1969
 
Anne C. Fleming, Georgetown University Law Center
Outside the Shadow of the Poorhouse: Economic Regulation as Poverty Law

 

1.D  Globalization and Finance in Modern Scandinavia
     Chair: Kenneth Lipartito, Florida International University
     Discussant: TBA

Martin Eriksson, Lena Andersson-Skog, and Josefin Sabo, Umeå University
An Eternal Challenge? The State and Small Business Financing in Sweden, 1935-1970
 
Rolv Petter Amdam and Ragnhild Kvålshaugen, BI Norwegian Business School
Narratives and Financialization: The Narrative that Transformed Capitalism in Norway in the 1980s
 
Jeppe Nevers, University of Southern Denmark, and Kristoffer Jensen, Danish Museum of Industry
Globalization in Small Countries: Lessons from Danish Business History

 

1.E  Shared Work, Wages, and Strike Insurance
     Chair: Thomas Castillo, Coastal Carolina University
     Discussant: TBA

Mathieu Floquet and Anne Stévenot, Université de Lorraine
The French Origins of “Shared Capitalism at Work”
 
Sebastian Teupe, University of Bayreuth
Inflation and the Negotiation of Wages: Comparative Responses to Monetary Changes in Germany and the United States during the late Gold Standard Era, 1896-1922
 
Robert P. Kaminski, University of Chicago
The Labor Problem, the Insurance Idea, and American Employers’ Quest for Strike Insurance, 1900-1910

 

1.F  Dependence and Independence in Antebellum America
     Chair: Sharon Ann Murphy, Providence College
     Discussant:  Christopher Bonner, University of Maryland, College Park

Sarah Winsberg, University of Pennsylvania
"He Declared Himself to be Partner”: Legal Boundaries Between Owner and Worker, 1780-1860
 
Amanda White Gibson, College of William and Mary
The Borrower is Slave to the Lender: Free African Americans in Antebellum Virginia and the Role of Coerced Debt in Enslavement
 
Lindsay Keiter, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Family Fortunes: Marriage and the Management of Capital in Early America

 

1.G  Banking, Credit, and Civil Rights
     Chair: D.C. Jackson, Lafayette College
     Discussant: Martha Olney, University of California, Berkeley

Sean Vanatta, Princeton University
Supervising Social Policy
 
Samuel Milner, Yale University
Giving Credit Where It’s Due: The Civil Rights Coalition, the Federal Reserve, and Asset-Based Reserve Requirements
 
Rebecca Marchiel, University of Mississippi
Redlining by Class: How Paul Volcker’s Monetarist Experiment Shaped Working-Class Politics

 

10:30am-12:00pm Krooss Prize Plenary Session
     Chair: Juliette Levy, University of California, Riverside

Presenters TBA

 

12:00-1:30pm  Lunch
Location TBA

12:00-1:30pm  Business Historians in Business Schools Lunch
Location TBA

1:30-3:00pm Concurrent Sessions 2

 

2.A  Central Banking in International Perspective
 
     Chair/Discussant:  Tobias Straumann, University of Zurich

Eric Monnet, Banque de France
Gold Reserves, Central Banking, and the Bretton Woods System
 
Peter Conti-Brown, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Central Bank Subordination After Independence: The President and the Federal Reserve, 1960-1970
 
Catherine Schenk, University of Oxford
Banks and Central Banks in Times of Crisis: Forbearance and Moral Hazard in the Sovereign Debt Crisis of the 1980s

 

2.B  Advertising, Branding, and Merchandizing: European, U.S., and Trans-Atlantic
     Chair: Teresa da Silva Lopes, University of York

Patrick Hyder Patterson, University of California, San Diego
Brands as Capital, Branding without Capitalism: The Packaging of Prosperity in Communist Eastern Europe
 
Tristan Jacques, Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University
Postwar Americanization: The French Retail Trade and NCR's seminars on Modern Merchants Methods, 1957-1966
 
Jennifer M. Black, Misericordia University
“Shrewd Men of Small Capital”: Leveraging Cultural Capital in the Antebellum Advertising Trade
 
Mads Mordhorst, Copenhagen Business School
The Nordic Model as a US Constructed Brand: The Case of Scandinavian Democratic Design

 

2.C  Cold War Influences on U.S. Business
     Chair:  Shane Hamilton, University of York
     Discussant:  TBA

Kristen Shedd, Fullerton College
Defining Economic Ethics: The Role of the Protestant Mainline during the Cold War
 
Taylor Alexandra Currie, Queen’s University
“I sure don’t like this Socialism stuff”: Du Pont’s HOBSO Program and the American Way at Mid-Century
 
David Stebenne, The Ohio State University
IBM and the Cold War, 1948-1970

 

2.D  African-American Banking and Finance
     Chair: Shennette Garrett-Scott, University of Mississippi
     Discussant: TBA

Marcus Anthony Allen, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
“Upward, Even, Downward”: African-American Savings Trends in 19th Century Baltimore
 
Nicholas Gaffney, Northern Virginia Community College, and Keith Hollingsworth, Morehouse College
Funding Freedom: The Quest for Economic Self-Sufficiency within the Struggle for Civil Rights
 
Morris Speller, The Johns Hopkins University
Banking on Community: Community Development, Redlining, and Home Finance in 1970s St. Louis

 

2.E  Building Financial Systems in Spain and the Americas
     Chair: TBA

Juliette Levy, University of California, Riverside
Unexpected Interest: Credit Unions in Late Nineteenth Century Mexico, The Cajas de Ahorro under Mexico’s Limantour Finance Ministry
 
Manuel Bautista-González, Columbia University
Currency of the Caribbean World: The Impact of Mexican Dollars on the Balance Sheets of Banks in New Orleans, 1850-1860
 
J. Carles Maixé-Altés, University of A Coruña
Looking for New Perspectives on Globalization: The International Savings Banks Institute, 1960-1990
 
Gustavo A. Del Angel, CIDE, México
Development Banks and Their Relationship with Commercial Banks in México, 1940-1980

 

2.F  Competitive Strategy in Metals and Minerals in the Age of Global Environmental Protection
     Chair: Pal Thonstad Sandvik, NTNU-Trondheim
     Discussant: Kathryn Steen, Drexel University

Nathan Delaney, Case Western Reserve
Competitive Strategy in the Copper Industry after the EPA
 
Espen Storli, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Mercury Falling: The Demise of the International Mercury Industry in the 1970s
 
Nick Ostrum, Clark State Community College
Industry, Energy Flows, and Environmental Policy in early 1970s West Germany

 

2.G  International Influence of U.S. Business
     Chair:  Christina Lubinski, Copenhagen Business School
     Discussant:  Ted Fertik, Yale University

Jeffrey D. Brison, Queen’s University
The Rockefeller Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation, and the Political Economy of Canadian Culture

Eric Martell, University of Albany, State University of New York
“The people who brought you Haldeman, Chapin, and Watergate now proudly present General Pinochet and the Chilean Junta”: The J. Walter Thompson Company and the Illusion of Legitimacy”
 
Janick Marina Schaufelbuehl, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
US Business Elites and Foreign Policy: The Case of the US Capital Surge Toward the European Common Market (1950-1975)

 

 

3:30-5:00pm Concurrent Sessions 3
 
 

3.A  Shareholders and Stakeholders
     Chair: TBA
     Discussant: Louis Hyman, Cornell University

William Lazonick, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
The Functions of the Stock Market and the Fallacies of Shareholder Value
 
Kyle Williams, State University of New Jersey, Rutgers
Reforming Corporations from Within: Shareholder Activism and the New Left
 
Jocelyn Wills, Brooklyn College, City University of New York
Engineering the Eight-Day Week: Revisiting High-Tech’s Sweat-Equity Formula in an Era of Increasing Income Inequality

 

3.B  Techniques of the Corporation
     Chair:  Gavin Benke, Boston University

Justin Douglas, University of Toronto
People, Problems, Potential: Bank of America’s Corporate Strategy in the late 1960s
 
Grace Davie, Queens College, City University of New York
Corporate Research and Union Corporate Campaigns in Late-Twentieth Century America
 
Dan Guadagnolo, University of Wisconsin-Madison
“In English, I Understand. In Spanish, I Feel”: The Focus Group as a Technique of the Corporation
 
Kira Lussier, University of Toronto
Every Employee a Manager? Job Redesign and Motivational Psychology in Corporate America, 1960s-1980s”

 

3.C  Ideas of Progress in Nineteenth Century Latin America
     Chair: Rory Miller, University of Liverpool
     Discussant: Marcelo Bucheli, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Anne Gerard Hanley, Northern Illinois University
Who Counts, What Counts? The 1872 Brazilian Census and the Adoption of the Metric System

Jairo Campuzano-Hoyos, University of Notre Dame
The Race for Progress and Colombia’s Place in the World, 1848-1909

Karen Caplan, Rutgers University, Newark
New Nations, New Economies:  Mexico, Latin America, and the U.S. in the Early Nineteenth Century

 

3.D  Mortgage Lending, Race, and Class
     Chair: TBA
     Discussant: Judge Glock, West Virginia University

Paige Glotzer, Harvard University
Financing Baltimore’s Suburban Segregation in the 1890s
                                   
Todd M. Michney, Georgia Institute of Technology
The Atlanta Life Insurance Company’s Mortgage Lending Activities and Black Homeownership in the 1950s
 
Natalya D. Vinokurova, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
The Invention of Subprime: Construction of Specificity as a Rhetorical Strategy to Inhibit Learning

 

3.E  Twentieth-Century U.S. Political Economy
     Chair: William R. Childs, The Ohio State University

Philip D. Byers, University of Notre Dame
Capital, Influence, and the Ironies of Philanthropic Reform
 
Alexandra Greco, University of Georgia
“Proud to Call Atlanta Home:” The Private-Public Partnership between Delta Airlines, Inc. and the City of Atlanta, Georgia
 
Daniel Rowe, Lincoln College, UK
The End of the Auto Thrill Show: Assisting the U.S. Automobile Industry in the “Age of Reagan”
 
William D. Goldsmith, Duke University
The Southern Technology Council: Importing Flexible Specialization to the U.S. South, 1984-1993

 

3.F  Women Investors and the Stock Market
     Chair:  Melissa S. Fisher, University of Copenhagen
     Discussant: Janette Rutterford, Open University

Amy Froide, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Women Investors in the Early Stock Market: London, 1690-1750
 
George Robb, William Paterson University of New Jersey
“Turning Wall Street Inside Out”: Victorian Women Stockbrokers and the Women’s Rights Movement
 
Janice Traflet, Bucknell University, and Robert Wright, Augustana University
One Woman, One Vote:  Wilma Soss and the Rise of Shareholder Activism

 
 

3.G   Business History and the History of Emotions
     Chair: TBA
     Discussant: Mary Yeager, University of California, Los Angeles

Ludovic Cailluet, EDHEC Business School, France
Trying to catch soap bubbles: the challenges of tracing emotions in a family business history
 
Andrew Popp, University of Liverpool
“None But a Parent:” Parents, Emotions, and Family Business
 
Nicholas Wong, University of Northumbria, and Andrew Smith and Andrew Popp, University of Liverpool
Religion, Emotion, and Strategy in the Family Firm: Edm. Schluter & Co Ltd., 1953-1979

 
 

5:15-6:45pm Concurrent Sessions 4
 
 

4.A  Finance and Family Capitalism in the Indian Ocean World
     
Chair: Johan Mathew, Rutgers University

Sudev J. Sheth, University of Pennsylvania
Indigenous Bankers, Princely States, and Accumulating Debts in Colonial India
 
Hollian Wint, Northwestern University
Financial Friendships and Contractual Commensurability: Rethinking the Problem of Trust and Intimacy in the Nineteenth Century Indian Ocean
 
Mircea Raianu, University of Maryland
Global Financial Crises and the Transition from Mercantile to Industrial
Capitalism in South Asia: The Case of Tata
 
Nidhi Mahajan, University of California, Santa Cruz
Seasonality, Kinship and Exchange in the Contemporary Dhow Trade from India

 

4.B  Varieties of Early Capitalism
     
Chair: Laura Phillips Sawyer, Harvard Business School
     Discussant: Stephen Mihm, University of Georgia

Richard Yntema, Otterbein University
Financing Industrial Brewing in the Dutch Golden Age: Brewers, Merchants, and Bankers and the Family Firm
 
Kemal Demir, Yalova University, and Esra Dil, Sakarya University and Harvard Business School
Management Practices as Human Capital in Late Ottoman State Factories, 1720-1920
 
Erika M. Vause, Florida Southern College
Risky Business: Legitimating Life Insurance after the French Revolution

 

4.C  Capitalism, Finance, and the Environment
     
Chair: Xaq Frohlich, Auburn University
     Discussant:  Mark Stoll, Texas Tech University

Christine Meisner Rosen, University of California, Berkeley
Business Leadership in the Fight against Industrial and Excremental Water Pollution: Financing the Construction of Municipal Water and Sewage Treatment Systems in the Progressive Era
 
Betsy A. Beasley, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University
Contracted Responsibility: Oilfield Services Firms and Environmental Calamity
 
Bartow J. Elmore, The Ohio State University
Seeding a New Monsanto Empire in Vietnam: How an Agent Orange Maker Became a GMO Giant in Southeast Asia

 

4.D  Adventures in Financial Archives
     
Presenter and Moderator:  Andrew D. Smith, University of Liverpool
     Open Data and Business History: Promises and Pitfalls
   

      Discussants:

Niels Viggo Haueter, Head of Corporate History,  Swiss Re
Elisa Liberatori Prati, World Bank Group Chief Archivist
Kerri Ann Burke, Citibank Archives
Anne DiFabio and Brigette Kamsler, HSBC Archives

 

4.E  Mentalities of Money
     
Chair: Amy Froide, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
     Discussant: Angus Burgin, Johns Hopkins University

Andrew M. Odlyzko, University of Minnesota
The Demise of the South Sea Company and the Rise of Modern Corporate Capitalism
 
Kelly Goodman, Yale University
Parables and Political Economy: Interest in the Nineteenth Century
 
David M. P. Freund, University of Maryland
State-Building Safe for the Free Market: Depression-era Financial Reform and the Rise of Monetary Orthodoxy

 

4.F  Bubbles and Crises
     Chair:  TBA

Youssef Cassis, European University Institute, Florence
International Financial Centres after the Global Financial Crisis and Brexit
 
David Kirsch and Brent Goldfarb, University of Maryland, College Park
Explaining and Learning from Bubbles and Non-Bubbles
 
Åsa Malmström Rognes, Uppsala University
Crisis Resolution and the Asian Financial Crises:  Uses of the Past in the Resolution of Financial Crises in Emerging Markets
 
Martin Horn, McMaster University
“Reconstructing the world again”: J.P. Morgan & Co. and the Crisis of Capitalism 1929-33

 

4.G   Re-Personalizing Mass Consumption: Gender, Advertising, and Corporate Identity in Postwar America
     Chair: Sally Clarke, Independent Scholar
     Discussant:  TBA

Davor Mondom, Syracuse University
“An Enormous Worldwide Family”: Amway and the Gendered Selling of Free Enterprise
 
Jessica Burch, University of Utah
“Selling is Just Being Yourself”: Home Demonstration Parties and the Commercialization of Private Life in Postwar America
 
Derek Hoff, University of Utah
Dry Beer, Lively Contest: Crowning Miss Rheingold at the Crest the Consensus

 

6:45-8:00pm   Presidential Reception
Location TBA

9:30-11:00pm   Emerging Scholars Reception
Location TBA

 

Saturday, April 7th

7:30-8:30am  Breakfast (for hotel guests)
Location TBA

8:00am-12:00pm  Registration
Location TBA

 

8:30-10:00am  Concurrent Sessions 5

5.A  U.S. Regional Financial Cultures
     
Chair: Robert Wright, Augustana University

Amanda R. Mushal, The Citadel
A “Commercial Inquisition” or a “Necessary Evil”?: South Carolina Lawyers, Antebellum Sectionalism, and R.G. Dun’s Recruitment Efforts
 
Joseph Marin, Florida International University
Shadow Rivers of Capitalism: Counterfeiters, Fake Currency, and the Antebellum South
 
Richard Elliott, University of Illinois at Chicago
Alchemists of the Market: Comstock Mines, the San Francisco Stock & Exchange Board, and the Rise of Finance in the American West, 1860-1879
 
Erin Cully, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Branching Out: Interstate Banking in the American Southeast, 1984-1994 

 

5.B  Women, Credit, and Banking
     
Chair: TBA
     Discussant:  TBA

Susan Ingalls Lewis, State University of New York at New Paltz
Analyzing Credit Reports as Literary Narratives: The Case of Businesswomen in the R.G. Dun & Co. Ledgers
 
Joan V. Flores-Villalobos, New York University
“Cash fe’ sen’ back home:” Banks, Compensation, and Women’s Financial Exchanges in Panama and Barbados
 
Debra Michals, Merrimack College
The Buck Stops Where? 1970s Feminist Credit Unions, Women’s Banks and the Gendering of Money

 

5.C  Latin America and International Finance
     
Chair: TBA

Sebastian Alvarez, University of Geneva
Brazilian Banks and International Finance, 1973-1982
 
Felipe Ford Cole, Northwestern University
Sovereign Debt, Bondholders, and the Peruvian Corporation, 1820-1955
 
Rafael Davis Portela, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Transnational Capital and Public Services
 
Paula Vedoveli, Princeton University
A Lost Decade? The Baring Crisis and Financial Credibility in Argentina from the Early 1880s to the Late 1890s

 

5.D  Slave Trade and Capitalism
     
Chair: TBA
     Discussant:  Caitlin Rosenthal, University of California, Berkeley

Holly Brewer, University of Maryland, College Park
Property in People and the Complexities of Capitalism
 
Matthew David Mitchell, Sewanee: The University of the South
How Humphry Morice Directed his Slave Ship Captains
 
Carolyn Roberts, Yale University
Slave Trade Drugs and the Rise of British Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

 

5.E  Early Twentieth-Century Business and Law
     Chair: TBA
     Discussant:  Ed Balleisen, Duke University

Jesse Tarbert, Loyola University, Maryland
The Corporate Bar and the Modern American State: The Shifting Channels of Business Influence in American Politics
 
Laura Phillips Sawyer, Harvard Business School
Democratic Protest in an Age of Market Consolidation: A Case Study on the Chicago Gas Trust and the Illinois Antitrust Act of 1891
 
Stephen R. Leccese, Fordham University
Pro-Trust Thought Among American Progressive Economists, 1880-1900

 

5.F   Women and Business in the Antebellum United States
     Chair/Discussant:  Rachel Tamar Van, California State Polytechnic University at Pomona

Mandy L. Cooper, Duke University
“I am writing this moment with a small favor”: Women and Credit in Family Business Networks
 
Alexandra Finley, Mississippi State University
The Domestic Laborers of the Domestic Slave Trade
 
Ann Daly, Brown University
Women and the Business of Gold Mining in Antebellum America

 

5.G   Paper Money and its Discontents: Cash in the Early Republic
 
     Chair: TBA
     Discussant:  Christine Desan, Harvard Law School

Susan Gaunt Stearns, University of Mississippi
Tracking Inflation in Revolutionary Virginia: Stud Fees, Paper Money, and American Independence
 
Franklin Sammons, University of California, Berkeley
Yazoo’s Settlements: The Political Economy of Mississippi Stock
 
Joshua Greenberg, Common-Place: The Interactive Journal of Early American Life
Pen and Paper Money: Writing on Early Republic Bank Notes

 

 
10:30am-12:00pm  Concurrent Sessions 6
 

6.A  Commodities and Finance
     Chair: Masato Kimura, Keio University and Shibusawa Memorial Foundation
     Discussant:  TBA

Rosanne Currarino, Queen’s University
New Thinking about Markets in the Gilded Age
 
Michael Aldous and Christopher Coyle, Queen’s University, Belfast
The Crowning of King Cotton: Analyzing the Role of the Liverpool Cotton Brokers Association, 1840-1890
 
Dan Du, Wake Forest University
Money and Credit in China’s International Tea Trade

 

6.B  Patents, R&D, and Finance
     Chair:  Steven Usselman, Georgia Institute of Technology
     Discussant:  Eric S. Hintz, Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History

Stephen B. Adams, Salisbury University
A Diversified Portfolio: Resources Fueling Silicon Valley Before Venture Capital

Peter Scott and Anna Spadavecchia, University of Reading
Fundamental Patent Exploitation Strategies, National Intellectual Property Regimes, and the Development of New Industries during the “Second Industrial Revolution”
 
Shigehiro Nishimura, Kansai University
Financing the Laboratories: The Role of RCA’s Patent Management in the 1930s

 

6.C  A World of Currencies
     Chair: TBA

Seung Woo Kim, University of Cambridge
“[A] dollar is a dollar is a dollar?”: National Sovereignty, the Ambivalence of the US dollar, and the Emergence of the Eurodollar System, 1959-1973
 
Bamidélé Aly, Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Paris
The Biafran Sterling and the Operations of Currency Manipulations
 
Nixon Kahjum Takor, University of Bamenda
Coping with the Contradictions of Money: Currencies and Spheres of Circulation in the Bamenda Grassfields (Cameroon), c. 1850-1962
 
Miikka Voutilainen, Riina Turunen, and Jari Ojala,  University of Jyväskylä
Explaining Multiple Currency Regime in the 1800s Finland: Why Russia Failed to Eradicate Swedish Currency from a Conquered Region

 

6.D   Political Transition and Economic Transformation
     Chair:  TBA
     Discussant:  Philip Scranton, Rutgers University, Camden

Gregory H. Ferguson-Cradler, Max Planck Institute
Public Good to Commodity: The Rise of Electricity Markets and Exchanges in Central Europe, 1980-present
 
Saša Vejzagić, European University Institute, Florence
Banks in the Name of Socialism: Investment Management in Yugoslavia in the 1960s and 1970s
 
John D. Wong, The University of Hong Kong
Flexible Nationality of Capital: Cathay Pacific Transforming its Investor Profile for the Shifting Geopolitics of Hong Kong, 1940s-1990s

 

6.E  Women and Consumer Culture
     Chair: Pamela Laird, University of Colorado
     Discussant:  Vicki Howard, University of Essex

Lisa Jacobson, University of California, Santa Barbara
Selling the Invisible Woman Drinker: Liquor Retailing and Liquor Advertising in Postwar America
 
Anna Rachael Lebovic, University of Sydney
The Business of American Vogue: Balancing Culture and Commerce, 1960-1980
 
Emily Westkaemper, James Madison University
The Career Woman as Consumer: Charm Magazine in the 1950s

 

6.F  Twentieth Century Banking and the State
     Chair: Leslie Hannah, London School of Economics

Aki Kinjo, Gakushuin Women’s College
Financing Industrial Development in Early 20th Century Japan: Balancing State Intervention and Market Mechanism
 
Jamieson Gordon Myles, University of Geneva
The Political Economy of British Trade Finance: Coordination among Banks, Industry and the State, 1916-1931
 
Patrice Baubeau, Université Paris Nanterre, and Eric Monnet, Angelo Riva, and Stefano Ungaro, Paris School of Economics
A New History of the French Banking System during the Interwar Period
 
Victoria Barnes, Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Lucy Newton, University of Reading, and Neil Rollings, University of Glasgow
Carry on Banking: The Response of British Retail Banks to the Threat of Nationalisation during the 1970s

 

6.G  Working for Highs: The Business of Addiction
     Chair: Christy Ford Chapin, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
     Discussant:  Louis Galambos, Johns Hopkins University

Gregory Wood, Frostburg State University
The Smoking Cases: Nicotine Addiction and the NLRB in the Late-Twentieth Century
 
Will Cooley, Walsh University
The Killing of Sugarbear: Nixon’s Failed Anti-Crime Formula
 
Michael Stauch, University of Toledo
Becoming Scandalous: Organizing the Informal Economy During the War on Crime

 

12:00-1:30pm   Lunch
Location TBA

12:00-1:30pm   Women in Business History Lunch
Location TBA

 

1:30-3:00pm  Concurrent Sessions 7

 
7.A  Teaching Financial and Monetary History – What, Why, and How?  A Roundtable Discussion
     Moderator:  Edward Balleisen, Duke University
 
     Panel participants:

David Chambers, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
Per H. Hansen, Copenhagen Business School
Julia Ott, The New School
Richard Sylla, New York University

 

7.B  Varieties of Innovation: Technology, Patents, and Design in Transatlantic Perspective
     Chair: Hartmut Berghoff, University of Göttingen
     Discussants:  Mary Nolan, New York University

Joris Mercelis, Johns Hopkins University
Intellectual Property and the Emergence of Corporate Research and Development: A Transatlantic Analysis
 
Corinna Schlombs, Rochester Institute of Technology
German and US Labor Unions, Productivity, and Technological Innovation Before and After WWII
 
Jan Logemann, University of Göttingen
Engineered Design: Transatlantic Perspectives on Aesthetic Innovation at Midcentury

 

7.C  Business, Finance, and Politics in the United States since 1880
     Chair: Josh Lauer, University of New Hampshire
     Discussant: Eric Rauchway, University of California, Davis

Susie J. Pak, St. John’s University
The Depersonalization of North American Finance: The Family Brokerage in the late 20th Century
 
Daniel Scroop, University of Glasgow
From the Commoner to the Kingfish: Critiques of Money, Finance, Capital in the US Politics of Reform, 1890-1935
 
Richard R. John, Columbia University
Financial Speculation, Public Utility, and the Legitimation of Managerial Capitalism

 

7.D  Brands and Trademarks in the Evolution of Industries
     Chair: Walter Friedman, Harvard Business School
     Discussant: Per H. Hansen, Copenhagen Business School

Roger Horowitz, Hagley Museum and Library
Is Kosher a Brand? Exploring the Intersections of Religious and Secular Law in the 20th Century Marketplace
 
Andrea Lluch, National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Argentina, and Los Andes University, Colombia
Trademark Registration, Brands, and the Development of Marketing Knowledge in Colombia, 1890–1930
 
Teresa da Silva Lopes, University of York, and Shin Tomita, University of Tezukayama
Match Brands as Merchants of Culture: The Dynamics of the Japanese Match Industry, 1870-1930

 

7.E  Global Finance and the Cold War World
     Chair:  TBA

Jeannette Alden Estruth, New York University
Anti-Vietnam War Activism and the Business of Anti-Statism in California’s Silicon Valley, 1965-1980
 
Fritz Bartel, Yale University
Ideologies of Discipline: Exploring the Parallel Histories of Thatcherism and Perestroika
 
A.J. Murphy, Columbia University
Simulating Markets in the U.S. Military Bureaucracy
 
Lukas Dovern, Stanford University
Turning West: On Communist Poland’s Accession to the IMF in 1986

 

7.F  Exported Encounters: Japanese Exports in the US Since 1880
     Chair: Meghan Mettler, Upper Iowa University

William Chou, Ohio State University
Alternate Paths: The Japanese Camera’s Marketing and Technology for the US Market, 1955-1985
 
Keiji Fujimura, Osaka University
Exporting into a Different Regulatory Environment: A Case Study of the Japanese Auto Exports to the American Market, 1960-1980
 
Andrew McKevitt, Louisiana Tech University
Transplant Utopias: Nissan, Honda, and the U.S. Auto Industry in the 1980s" 
 
Wendy Woloson, Rutgers University, Camden
Ten-Cent Lines of Japanese Goods and the Perils and Promises of Cheap Stuff

 

7.G  Free Banking and American Democracy
     Chair:  Stephen Mihm, University of Georgia
     Discussant:  John Wallis, University of Maryland, College Park

Sharon Ann Murphy, Providence College
The Political Economy of Free Banking in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Louisiana
 
Howard Bodenhorn, Clemson University and NBER
Opening Access: Banks and Politics in New York from the Revolution to the Civil War
 
Eric Hilt, Wellesley College and NBER
“For the Separation of Bank and State”: Hard Money Democrats and Free Banking in the Jacksonian Era

 

3:30-5:00pm  Concurrent Sessions 8

 

8.A  British Banking: Networks, Varieties of Capitalism, and Financial Elites
     Chair: TBA
     Discussant:  Neil Rollings, University of Glasgow

Emily Buchnea, Northumbria University
Too Reputable to Fail? Anglo-American merchant bank networks in the Panic of 1837
 
Mark Billings, University of Exeter Business School, and Philip Garnett, University of York
Debating Banking in Britain: The Colwyn Committee, 1918
 
Simon Mollan and Chris Corker, University of York
The Court of the Bank of England: An Analysis of Cohort Characteristics and Change, 1910-2010

 

8.B  Fashion Futures: The History and Practice of Fashion and Trend Prediction
     Chair:  Lynn Catanese, Hagley Museum and Library
     Discussant:  Mads Mordshorst, Copenhagen Business School

Regina Lee Blaszczyk, University of Leeds
Mod in America: How British Trend Forecasters Exported the London Look
 
Véronique Pouillard, University of Oslo
Design Dissemination: A Comparative History of the Media, Forecasting, and Sketching Firms in Postwar Paris and New York
 
Ben Wubs, Erasmus University, Rotterdam
Fashion Forecasting at the World’s Leading Fabric Trade Fairs: Interstoff and Premiere Vision

 

8.C  Stockmarkets and Shareholders
     Chair: Susie Pak, St. John’s University

Leslie Hannah, London School of Economics
US Stock Exchanges, 1868-1950: Size, Composition, and the Role of Government
 
Jérémy Ducros, EHESS, Paris School of Economics and University of Geneva
The Determinants of Listing Decisions of Companies: Evidence from France during the Belle Époque (1898-1909)
 
Graeme G. Acheson, University of Stirling, Gareth Campbell, Áine Gallagher, and John D. Turner, Queen’s University Belfast
Were Women Investors from Venus? UK Railway Shareholders, 1870 - 1922
 
Alexia Yates, University of Manchester
Making the French Foreign Investor, 1870-1930

 

8.D   Reputation and Resilience in Emerging Markets
     Chair: Rory Miller, University of Liverpool
     Discussant: Christopher McKenna, University of Oxford

Valeria Giacomin, Harvard Business School
Reputation as Global Practice: Malaysian Agribusiness and the Conquest of the Global Vegetable Oil Market, 1960s-1990s
 
Christina Lubinski, Copenhagen Business School
The Non-Imperialists: German MNCs’ Image Work in Colonial and Post-Colonial India, 1900s-1970s
 
Marcelo Bucheli, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Erica Salvaj, Universidad del Desarrollo
Political Connections, the Liability of Foreignness, and Legitimacy: A Business Historical Analysis of Multinationals’ Strategies in Chile

 

8.E  New Perspectives on the Business History of the Cold War
     Chair: Philip Scranton, Rutgers University, Camden

Tom J. Cinq-Mars, Duke University
Building “Friendship”: From Soviet Oil to Varieties of Socialism in East-Central Europe, 1948-1989
 
Zhaojin Zeng, University of Texas at Austin
Between East and West: Factory Politics, Industrial Technology, and Cold War Diplomacy in Socialist China, 1945-1980
 
Ryan I. Haddad, University of Maryland, College Park
America’s Commercial Cold War: Trade, Security, and the Western Alliance”
 
Sven Kube, Florida International University
Making Records, Breaking Records: A Communist Music Industry and Cold War Business Opportunity

 

8.F  Exploring the Boundaries of Corporate Social Responsibility
     Chair:  Stephen B. Adams, Salisbury University
     Discussant: Kenneth Lipartito, Florida International University

Jonathon Free, Duke University
“We wholeheartedly agree with your desire to beautify our land”: Surface Mining Associations and Social Responsibility during the Environmental Decade
 
Jessica Ann Levy, Johns Hopkins University
“Enlightened Self-Interest”: American Business and Anti-Colonialism in Africa
 
Lauren Klaffke, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
The Pharmaceutical Industry and Medical Philanthropy in Project HOPE

 

8.G   Strategy: It’s History
     Chair: TBA

Martin Giraudeau, London School of Economics and Political Science
Management vs. Theory: Georges F. Doriot and the Pragmatics of Business, 1921-1973
 
Shane Hamilton and Beatrice D’Ippolito, University of York
Owning and Disowning History: Resource Ownership and Control and Strategic Transformations at Monsanto
 
Daniel Raff, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and NBER
Cooperative Game Theory and the Book-of-the-Month Club as Amazon avant la lettre
 
Dylan Boynton and William Ocasio, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Business Models: Toolkits for Sensemaking in a Post-Chandlerian Economy

 

5:00-5:20pm   Book auction – final call at 5:20
Location TBA

5:45-6:45pm  Presidential Address
Mary O'Sullivan, University of Geneva
Title TBC

6:45-8:00pm   Reception
Location TBA

8:00-10:00pm   Awards Banquet
Location TBA