Vintage trade card, Clark's Mile-End Spool Cotton, 1893

BHC members Mark Rose and Francesca Polese initiated the Workshops at the 2012 BHC meeting in Philadelphia. Funded by a nominal registration fee, which provides for light refreshments, the Workshops provide meeting attendees with professional information of interest outside the format of the general meeting. The Workshops generally take place in the afternoon preceding the first meeting sessions. Anna Spadavecchia replaced Francesca Polese as the co-director after the 2014 meeting, and in 2015 Anne Murphy and Albert Churella joined as co-coordinators. In 2016 Christina Lubinski took over Anna Spadavecchia's role.

For 2017, two workshops will be held the afternoon of Thurdsay, March 31, before the start of the regular proceedings. The cost of each workshop is $15.00; size is limited to 30 participants. Interested attendees may select and pay for workshops as part of the registration process.


How have Brexit and similar developments across Europe and in South and North America begun (or might yet begin) to shape the work and domestic lives of academics? This workshop and discussion will be led by:

Andrew Smith (Liverpool):  — Chair 
Mary O'Sullivan (Geneva)
Michael Aldous (Queens Belfast)
Veronique Pouillard (University of Oslo)
Andrea Lluch (NSTRC, Buenos Aires)

This workshop on publishing books and articles in business history will be led by:


Barbara Hahn, Texas Tech University--Chair       
Kenneth Lipartito, Florida International University
Stephen Mihm, University of Georgia
Lucy Newton, University of Reading
Andrew Popp, University of Liverpool
Bridget Flannery-McCoy, Columbia University Press

Paper Development Workshop for historical research papers on international business.
Organized under the auspice of the BHC workshop committee by Teresa da Silva Lopes, Heidi Tworek and Christina Lubinski; sponsored by Copenhagen Business School

International Business Concepts
Commentator: Heidi Tworek (Univ. of British Columbia)

R. Dan Wadhwani (Univ. of the Pacific) and Christina Lubinski (CBS): “International Entrepreneurship”
Andrew Smith (University of Liverpool Management School): “Connecting the Histories of Race and International Business: What Business History Can Offer International Business”
Teresa da Silva Lopes (Univ. of York), Andrea Lluch (CONICET and Los Andes) and Gaspar Martins Pereira (Univ. of Porto): “Imitation and Global Business”

Internationalization of Taste
Commentator: Neil Rollings (Univ. of Glasgow)

Pierre-Yves Donzé (Osaka University) and Véronique Pouillard (University of Oslo): “Luxury”
Peter Miskell (University of Reading): “Makers of Globalisation: The Film Industry”
Patrick Friedenson (L’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Social, Paris) and Kazoo Wada: “Automobiles”

Competitiveness and Dynamics of Emerging Markets
Commentator: Christina Lubinski (CBS)

Valeria Giacomin (CBS): “Clusters as Tools for Global Integration”
Chenxiao Xia (Kyoto Univ.): “The Rise of Chinese Big Business, 1990-2015"
Espen Storli (Norwegian University of Science and Technology): “Commodity Trading”

Institutions of Internationalization
Commentator: R. Dan Wadhwani (Univ. of the Pacific)

Niels Viggo Haueter (Swiss Re): “Chapter on Insurance and Reinsurance”
Michael Aldous (Queen’s University Belfast): “Trading Companies”
Marcelo Bucheli and Ishva Minefee (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign): “Corruption”

Internationalizing Knowledge and Practices
Commentator: Teresa da Silva Lopes (Univ. of York)
Robert Fitzgerald (University of London) “Trends in Multinational Management: Integration, Decentralization and Capabilities
Matthias Kipping (Schulich School of Business) “Masters of Global: Consultants and Business Internationalization”
Rolv Petter Amdam (BI Norwegian Business School): “The Globalization of Executive Education: 1945-1980”