2005 BHC Meeting

General Information

"Reinvention and Renewal"

The theme for the conference is "Reinvention and Renewal." Throughout history, firms, industries, regions, and nations have demonstrated remarkable capacities to transform prevailing business practices and reorient economic activities. Minnesota’s own 3M is just one example of such reinvention, with its reorientation from mining to Post-It notes. On another level, the region surrounding Minneapolis has renewed itself by refocusing from flour and cereal milling to high tech. Longtime residents and immigrant entrepreneurs have also remade numerous neighborhoods in the city into shopping, restaurant, and theater districts. The program committee invites proposals aimed at elucidating all aspects of such phenomena. (In keeping with longstanding BHC policy, the committee will also entertain submissions not directly related to the conference theme.)

The program committee consists of Steven W. Usselman (chair), Georgia Institute of Technology; Tracey Deutsch, University of Minnesota; Helen Shapiro, University of California, Santa Cruz; Steven Tolliday, University of Leeds; and JoAnne Yates (BHC President-Elect), MIT.

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Ioanna Pepelasis Minoglou
2005 BHC Meeting
Ann Carlos and Larry Neal
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Anna Spadavecchia and Leslie Whitworth
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?, Richard John, and George Green
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Steve Tolliday and ?
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Trish Thomas and Roger Horowitz
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David Kirsch and Glenn Bugos
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Steve Usselman
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Austin Kerr
2005 BHC Meeting