2016 Program

The Program Committee for the 2016 meeting consisted of Rowena Olegario (chair), University of Oxford; Margaret Graham (BHC president), McGill University; Marcelo Bucheli, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Peter Coclanis, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; and Julia Yongue, Hosei University.



Thursday, March 31

8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  BHC Doctoral Colloquium
Portland State University

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Historical Approaches to Entrepreneurship Professional Development Workshop
Roy Yates

1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.  Registration and Book Exhibit Setup

1:30-3:15 p.m.:  BHC Workshop 1: Promoting Business History, Promoting Ourselves: Mastering the Techniques of Media Relations
Marshall Joffre

Chair: Rowena Olegario, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Albert Churella, Kennesaw State University; Per Hansen, Copenhagen Business School; Richard Sylla, New York University and Chairman, Museum of American Finance; Natalya Vinokurova, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania


3:30-5:00 p.m.:  BHC Workshop 2: "What They Didn¹t Tell Us In Graduate School: Navigating To Tenure or to a Permanent Contract in Europe and the U.S.
Marshall Joffre

Chair: Steve Usselman, Georgia Tech
Stephanie Dyer, Sonoma State University; Anne-Kristen Bergquist, Umeå University; Eric Godelier, École Polytechnique; Pamela W. Laird, University of Colorado Denver 


4:00-7:00 p.m.  BHC Trustee Meeting
Gevurtz Ceremonial Room

7:15-8:30 p.m.: Opening Plenary
Colonel Lindberg Ballroom
     Geoffrey Jones, Harvard Business School, "Making Business History Matter"

8:30-10:00 p.m.: Reception
Queen Marie Ballroom
Sponsored by Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation


Friday, April 1


8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Coffee and Tea

8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Exhibits

8:30-10:00 a.m.  Concurrent Sessions 1

1.A  Sinews of Connection: Capitalism and Technology Transfer within and to East Asia
Sam Hill
    Chair: David Sicilia, University of Maryland
Discussant: Julia Yongue, Hosei University 

David G. WittnerUtica College
When It Comes to Being Modern, Size Matters: Technology Transfer and Modernity in Meiji Japan

Jeffer DaykinPortland Community College
The Adoption – and Adaptation – of International Expositions by Japan and China

Elizabeth Ingleson, University of Sydney
Cold War Development: American Technology Sales to China During Rapprochement

1.B Reinterpreting American Money and Finance from the Revolutionary War to the 1920s: International, Transnational, and Global Perspectives
Gevurtz Ceremonial Room
     Chair:  David Weiman, Barnard College
     Discussant:  Jeffrey Sklansky, University of Illinois at Chicago

Manuel Alejandro Bautista GonzalezColumbia University
The Circulation of Mexican Pesos in Antebellum America, 1792-1860: Some Empirical Evidence from Both Sides of the Border

Andrew Edwards, Princeton University
Sovereignty v. Commonwealth: Money and Empire from British North America

Edward Fertik, Yale University
Banking Competition, Foreign Policy, and Contested Sovereignties: Dillon, Read & Co. and American Money around the World in the 1920s


1.C  Regions and Networks
Roy Yates
     Chair: Eric Hintz, National Museum of American History
     Discussant:  Maggie Levenstein, University of Michigan

Anna Spadavecchia, Henley Business School, and Maksim Belitsky, Henley Business School
Externalities and Innovation in British Regions, 1998-2008

Andrea Lluch, National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (Argentina) and Los Andes University (Colombia), and Erica Salvaj, Universidad del Desarrollo
Reinterpreting Corporate Change in Latin America from a Social Network Perspective, 1901-2010


1.D  Privatizing Public Goods
Marshall Joffre
     Chair:  Andrew Russell, Stevens Institute of Technology
     Discussant: Heidi Tworek, University of British Columbia

Mark Billings, University of Exeter Business School, and John Wilson, Newcastle University Business School
Ferranti and the Pre-History of Privatization, 1979-80

Gregory Ferguson-Cradler, Princeton University
Soviet For-Profit Science: State Funding and Privatization of Scientific Institutions in Russia, 1980-2000

Demian Larry, Temple University
From Municipal to International: Modernizing Philadelphia’s Airport, 1940-1953


1.E  Proto-technologies
Chief Poker Jim
     Chair:  David Suisman, University of Delaware
     Discussant: Jonathan Coopersmith, Texas A&M University 

Justin Douglas, University of Toronto
Rethinking the Credit Card: Cold War Discourse and the Technological Hatching of Visa Inc.

D.G. Brian Jones, Quinnipiac University, and Alan Richardson, University of Windsor
A Reinterpretation of the Rise and Demise of Cyclecars

Orville Butler, Dragon Eagle LLC
Reinterpreting the Washing Machine Industry in Nineteenth-Century America


1.F  Retail Matters  
Eric Hauser
     Chair: Marc Levinson, Independent Scholar
Discussant: Vicki Howard, Hartwick College

Mitchell J. Larson, University of Central Lancashire, and John Wilson, Newcastle University Business School
Big Banking in Britain, 1973-2010

Thomas Buckley, Henley Business School
Weighting the Scale: Store Size and the Performance of Retail Organisations in the United States and Britain, 1950-1973


1.G  Business and the Rise of Environmental Regulation
Colonel Lindbergh Ballroom
     Chair: Lee Vinsel, Stevens Institute of Technology
     Discussant: Paul Sabin, Yale University  

Erik M. Erlandson, University of Virginia
Regulatory Reform Reconsidered: Business, Inflation, and the Emergence of Anti-Statist State Building in the 1970s

Charles Halvorson, Columbia University
Pricing Human Health: EPA’s Ozone Standard in the Era of Regulatory Review  

Jonathon Free, Duke University
Making Coal Mining ‘Safe’: Business Response to the 1969 Coal Mine Health and Safety Act


10:00-10:15 a.m. Coffee Break

10:15 a.m.-11:45am  Concurrent Sessions 2 (Mini-Plenaries)

2.A  What and For Whom Are We Researching, Thinking, and Writing?
Sam Hill

Per HansenCopenhagen Business School
What Should Business Historians Do?

George David SmithNew York University
Inform, Instruct, Inspire:  The Role of History in the Firm

Natalya VinokurovaThe Wharton School
Lessons Not Learned: The Cost of Forgetting Analogies

Richard Hobbs, The Winthrop Group
Reinterpreting Corporate Identity:  History and Innovation at Pendleton Woolen Mills


2.B  Reinterpreting Postwar Businesses Outside of the Developed West
Fireside Room
     Chair: Nicolaas StrydomUniversity of Johannesburg
     Discussant: Gerry BerkUniversity of Oregon

Philip ScrantonRutgers University
Managing Communist Enterprises: Poland, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia, 1945-1970

Patrick FridensonÉcole des Hautes Études en  Sciences Sociales
What Did Postwar Japanese Enterprises Actually Do?

Marcelo BucheliUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Reinterpreting the Dichotomy Between the Private Sector and the State: The Coffee Exporters Association and Columbia’s Economic Policy


2.C   New Takes on Entrepreneurship
Colonel Lindberg Ballroom
     Chair:  Sabine RauKing’s College London
     Discussant: Mary YeagerUniversity of California, Los Angeles

Mark Casson, University of Reading, Teresa da Silva Lopes, University of York, and Geoffrey JonesHarvard Business School
International Business Theory and Expatriate Entrepreneurship: Why Explaining the Unconventional Matters

Henderson CarterUniversity of the West Indies
Resisting Hegemony: Black Entrepreneurship in Colonial Barbados

Miriam Kaminishi, Macau University of Science and Technology, and Andrew D. Smith, University of Liverpool
A Postcolonial Reading of Western Representations of Chinese Entrepreneurship in the Treaty Port Period, 1841-1911


11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.  Lunch
Queen Marie Ballroom

11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Business Historians at Business Schools Lunch
Gevurtz Ceremonial Ballroom

1:15 – 2:00 p.m.  Presidential Address: Margaret Graham, McGill University, "When the Corporation Almost Displaced the Entrepreneur"
Colonel Lindberg Ballroom

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Digital Business History Plenary
Colonel Lindbergh Ballroom

3:15 – 4:45 p.m.  Concurrent Sessions 3

3.A  Around the Pacific Rim
Sam Hill
    Chair:  Brendan Goff, New College of Florida
     Discussant:  Marcelo Bucheli, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Mila Davids, Technical University Eindhoven
The Impact of Multinational Enterprises on Taiwan, 1960s-2010

Bill Kelson, University of Georgia
The Imperial Origins of Reform: American Postal Savings, 1871-1913

Oscar Granados, Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano
Business Dynamics in the Amazon Basin, 1890-1919: Banking, Diplomacy, and Regulation

Raul Bringas-Nostti, Universidad de las Americas Puebla
A Forgotten Pioneer in the Pacific Rim Trade: Mexico’s Efforts to ‘Open’ Japan (1876-1910)


3.B  The Rothschild House as a Window on Connecting Global Commodities and Finance
​Gevurtz Ceremonial Room
     Chair: Melanie Aspey, N.M. Rothschild and Sons
     Discussant: Susie Pak, St. John’s University

Gail D. Triner, Rutgers University
Paying for Independence, Brazil 1822-1850: Family Squabbles, Sovereign Debt, and Commodities

Michele Blagg, King’s College London
N M Rothschild & Sons: The Royal Mint Refinery, A Golden Opportunity

Alma Parra Campos, National Institute of Anthropology and History (Mexico)
The Rothschild Network of Quicksilver and the Mexican Market


3.C  Drugs and Disease
Roy Yates
     Chair: Rowena Olegario, University of Oxford
     Discussant: Arafaat Valiani, University of Oregon

Julia Yongue, Hosei University
Business Models without Borders: French Connections to the Japanese Vaccine Industry

Ana Maria Otero-Cleves, Universidad de los Andes
‘Pioneers of the Latin American Trade’: Selling Pills, Toiletries, and Foreign Patent Medicines to the Colombian Market (1880-1920)

Lauren Klaffke, University of Minnesota
Market Makers: The Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing in Nigeria, 1957-1962

Elizabeth Ann Semler, University of Minnesota
Distortions of Science in Advertising? The American Egg Industry and the Roots of the Diet-Heart Disease Controversy


3.D    Communal Capitalism
Marshall Joffre
     Chair: Ellen Korsager, Copenhagen Business School
     Discussant:  Pamela W. Laird, University of Colorado Denver

Joseph Slaughter, University of Maryland
Communal Capitalism in Early America: George Rapp’s Harmony Society

Rahima Schwenkbeck, George Washington University
Doubly Green: Communal Businesses and Environmentalism

William Goldsmith, Duke University
Failures of Cooperative Capitalism in the North Carolina Black Belt, 1983-1989



3.E  TIL Death Do Us Part: Contested Histories of Consumer Credit Regulation
Chief Poker Jim
     Chair: Walter Licht, University of Pennsylvania
     Discussant:  Walter Licht

Sean Vanatta, Princeton University
Prices are Political: Credit Card Interest in the Age of Inflation, 1968-1980

Anne Fleming, Georgetown University Law Center
Before APR: The Long History of Mandatory Disclosure

Eduardo Canedo, University of Connecticut
The End of Usury: The Truth-in-Lending Act and the Campaign to Abolish Interest-Rate Ceilings


3.F  Slavery, Capitalism, and Business History
Colonel Lindberg Ballroom
     Chair:  Nancy Davis, National Museum of American History
     Discussant:  David Carlton, Vanderbilt University

John Majewski, University of California, Santa Barbara
Slavery and Schumpeterian Capitalism

Caitlin Rosenthal, University of California, Berkeley
Accounting for Mastery: Slavery, Quantitative Business Practices, and American Capitalism

Calvin Schermerhorn, Arizona State University
American Slavery’s Financial Chains and the “New” History of Capitalism


3.G  Reckoning with the Environment
​Eric Hauser
     Chair:  Charles Halvorson, Columbia University
     Discussant:  William Childs, Ohio State University

David Bennett Cohen, Brandeis University
Accounting for Externalities: Great Northern Paper Company and the Crisis of Maine’s Rivers

Jon Corey Hazlett, Case Western Reserve University
Transmutation of the ‘Urban Ore’: The Business of Recycling, 1970-1995

Ann-Kristin Bergquist, Umea University, and Mattias Nasman, Umea University
Safe Before Green: Environmental Strategies in Volvo Car Corporation and the Importance of the U.S. market, 1970s-1990s


5:00 – 6:30 p.m.  Concurrent Sessions 4

4.A Non-Scientific Management in a Turbulent World, 1960-1990
Sam Hill
     Chair:  Chris McKenna, University of Oxford
     Discussant:  Walter Friedman, Harvard Business School

Kira Lussier, University of Toronto
Managing Intuition

Samuel Franklin, Brown University
Dependable Creativity:  Synectics, Inc. and the Innovation Imperative, 1960-1980

Matthew Hoffarth, University of Pennsylvania
The Making of Burnout: Self-Help and Self-Assessment in American Management

Bretton Fosbrook, York University
Evolution through Heterarchical Organization in 1980s Strategic Management


4.B New Directions in Gendering Business History
Colonel Lindbergh Ballroom
     Chair:  Ellen Hartigan O’Connor, University of California, Davis
     Discussant:  Susan Spellman, Miami University

Susan Ingalls Lewis, State University of New York at New Paltz
Agents, Victims, or Survivors? Interpreting Female Microentrepreneurship in Mid-Nineteenth Century American Cities

Alisha Cromwell, University of Georgia
Complicating the Patriarchy: Elite and Enslaved Business Women in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World

Lisa Furchtgott, Yale University
Women and Work in the United States Strategic Bombing Survey  


4.C  Measuring Nature: Commodities and Standards
Gevurtz Ceremonial Room
     Chair and Discussant: Stephen Mihm, University of Georgia

David Roth Singerman, Harvard Business School
Local Laboratories and Global Standards in the Sugar Trade, 1907-1930

Michael (Mookie) Kideckel, Columbia University
Nature’s Endorsement of Breakfast Cereal:  The Value of the Natural World at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Nadia Berenstein, University of Pennsylvania
Pure and Modern Flavors: Making Flavor Standards in the Progressive Era

Elizabeth Heath, Baruch College-CUNY
Standardizing French Wine in an Age of Global Competition


4.D  Reinterpreting Early Twentieth-Century U.S. Financial Markets
Roy Yates
     Chair:  Edward Fertik, Yale University
     Discussant:  David Weiman, Barnard College

Leslie Hannah, London School of Economics
Reinterpreting Corporate Finance: Did the U.S. Really Lag Europe Before 1914?

Mary O’Sullivan, Université de Genève
A Failed Revolution: The U.S. Securities Markets, the Call Market, and the Federal Reserve Act

Eric Hilt, Wellesley College, and Carola Frydman, Kellogg School of Management
Investment Banks as Corporate Monitors in the Early Twentieth Century


4.E  Emerging National Business Histories
Marshall Joffre
     Chair:  Philip Scranton, Rutgers University
     Discussant:  Joseph Bohling, Portland State University

Nicolaas Strydom, University of Johannesburg
About Africa or from Africa? A New Look at Business History in an African Context

Anna Pikos, Kozminski University, and Tomasz Olejniczak, Kozminski University
In Search of Identity: Reinterpretations of Polish Business History


4.F  Reinterpreting the Business of Civil War
Chief Poker Jim
     Chair:  Manuel Alejandro Bautista Gonzalez, Columbia University
     Discussant: Kathryn Boodry, University of Oregon

Franklin Noll, Noll Historical Consulting, LLC
The Business of Making Money: Technology, Competition, and the Transformation of the Civil War Currency System

Michael T. Caires, University of Virginia
Greenbacks and the Transformation of Exchange in Nineteenth Century America

Sharon Ann Murphy, Providence College
Banks, Slavery, and the Civil War


4.G  Private Benefits and Public Goods
Eric Hauser
     Chair and Discussant:  Peter CoclanisUniversity of North Carolina

Michael Adamson, FTI Consulting
Commercial Real Estate Development During the Great Depression: The Experience of Southern California Oilman Ralph B. Lloyd  

Chenxiao Xia, Kyoto University
Electrifying Kyoto: Business and Politics of Lighting, 1889-1915

Akmal Osman, Kyoto University
Reinterpretation of State-Owned Enterprise: Transformation of SOE in Malaysia

Aaron R. Hall, University of California, Berkeley
Public Hands: Internal Improvement and State Slavery in the Antebellum South


6:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Presidential Reception
Queen Marie Ballroom
Sponsored by the Canadian Business History Association

9:30 - 11:30 p.m.  Emerging Scholars Reception and Digital Showcase
Queen Marie Ballroom
Sponsored by the Hagley Library; Chemical Heritage Foundation; Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, Smithsonian Institution; Baker Library, Harvard Business School



Saturday, April 2

7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Membership Meeting

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Coffee and Tea

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Exhibits

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Registration

8:30-10:00 a.m.  Concurrent Sessions 5

5.A  Service Industries and Small-Scale Capitalism
Fireside Room
     Chair and Discussant: Douglas Bristol, University of Southern Mississippi

Daniel Levinson Wilk, Fashion Institute of Technology

Wendy Gamber, Indiana University

Quincy Mills, Vassar College
Barber Shops

Reiko Hillyer, Lewis and Clark College
Tourism:  Serving Jim Crow


5.B New Perspectives on Canadian Business History
Sam Hill
     Chair: Matthias Kipping, York University
     Discussant: Andrew Smith, University of Liverpool

Laurence B. Mussio, McMaster University
The Canadian Banking Ascendancy: Power, Authority and Reputation in Canadian Banking, 1895-1929

Thomas Foth, University of Ottawa, and Cheryl S. McWatters, University of Ottawa
Making the Case for Investment in Mental Health in the First Half of the Twentieth Century: Scientific Administration of the Canadian Mental Hospital

Matthew J. Bellamy, Carleton University
From ‘Pilsener’ to ‘Blue’: The Rebranding of Labatt’s Lager, 1962-1970


5.C  Early Industrialization Reinterpreted
Roy Yates
     Chair: Christopher Magra, University of Tennesee
     Discussant:  The Audience

Barbara Hahn, Texas Tech University
Reinterpreting the Guilds

Lindsay Schakenbach Regele, Miami University
Managing New Markets: A Reinterpretation of the Rise of American Industrial Capitalism

Shaun S. Nichols, Harvard University
Economies in Motion: Rethinking the ‘Industrial Revolution’ in Massachusetts, 1813-1873


5.D  The Cold War Business Order
Marshall Joffre
     Chair:  Heidi Tworek, University of British Columbia
     Discussant:  David Sicilia, University of Maryland

Sebastian Huempfer, University of Oxford
Mind the Dollar Gap: A Business History of U.S. Trade Policy, 1940-1952

Ben Zdencanovic, Yale University
European Welfare States and American Free Enterprise: Towards a Transnational Reframing of Postwar U.S. Business Conservatism
Steven Bank, UCLA School of Law, Brian Cheffins, University of Cambridge, and Harwell Wells, Temple University School of Law
Executive Compensation: What Worked?


5.E  Managing Risk and Uncertainty in the Agricultural Marketplace
Chief Poker Jim
     Chair:  Marina Moskowitz, University of Glasgow
     Discussant:  Sharon Ann Murphy, Providence College

Shane Hamilton, University of York
Precisely How Risky is Agriculture?  The Fall and Rise of Crop Insurance

Rasheed Saleuddin, University of Cambridge
Did Grain Futures Benefit Grain Farmers? A Historical Perspective on the Hedging Motive for the Existence of Agricultural Futures Markets, 1920-1930

Benjamin Davison, University of Virginia
The Chicken of Tomorrow: The Poultry Industry Conquers Nature, 1950-1980  


5.F  Business, Honor, and Morality
Colonel Lindbergh Ballroom
     Chair: Gavin Benke, Boston University
     Discussant:  Ed Balleisen, Duke University

Daniel Wadhwani, University of the Pacific
Moral Economy in Business History: The Question of Value and the Evolution of Firms and Markets

Amanda Mushal, The Citadel
Scamps, Scoundrels, and Chivalrous Retailers: The Rhetoric of Honor in Antebellum Southern Commercialization

Ishva Minefee, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Legitimizing Corporate Resistance to Anti-Apartheid Divestment Pressure: The Role of Home Governments

Lin Liqiang, Fujian Normal University, and Lei HuangFujian Normal University
The Impact of Christianity on Enterprise Spirit During the Republican Period of China: The Case of Tianjin Dongya


5.G   The Diversified and Multi-Dimensional Introduction of a Bank and Banking System to East Asia in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
Eric Hauser
     Chair: Janet Hunter, London School of Economics
     Discussant: Mark Metzler, University of Texas at Austin

Masato Kimura, Shibusawa Eiichi Memorial Foundation
The Banking System in East Asia in the Late Nineteenth Century: The Establishment of the National Bank in Japan  

Myungsoo Kim, Keimyung University
A Study of the Transfer Process of the Western Banking System to Korea via Japan: Hansung Bank and Daiichi Bank

Chen Yu, Yokohama National University
Zhang Jian’s Business Management from the Perspective of Shibusawa Eiichi’s Gapponshugi


10:30 a.m.-12:00 noon:  Concurrent Sessions 6

6.A  Varieties of Corporate Governance
     Chair: William HausmanCollege of William & Mary
     Discussant:  Chris Kobrak, Rotman School of Management

Sakari Siltala, University of Helsinki
Spheres of Influence: The Finnish Forest Industries Association and the Birth of Pillarisation in Finnish Society at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century

Nandini Chandar, Rider University, Paul Miranti, Rutgers Business School, and Deirdre Collier, Fairrleigh  Dickinson University
Finance, Organization, and Democracy at the Bell System: The Case of Bell Telephone Securities, 1921-1935

Andrew Smith, University of Liverpool, Jason Russell, SUNY – Empire State College, and Kevin Tennent, University of York
Rediscovering the Radical Stakeholder Theory of Corporate Governance of Berle and Means


6.B  Speculation Institutionalized
Sam Hill
     Chair: Rasheed Saleuddin, University of Cambridge
     Discussant: Naomi Lamoreaux, Yale University

Bryan Turo, Universidad de La Salle, Bogotá
The Waddingham Affair: International Speculation and the Local Business of Land Grants in New Mexico, 1870-1910

Espen Storli, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Making Markets: From Listed Prices to Spot Markets in International Commodity Markets in the 1970s

Roni Hirsch, University of California, Los Angeles
Regulation or Speculation: Clearing the Market for Risk

Nathan Delaney, Case Western Reserve University
Rethinking the Role of the Speculator:  Metal Traders and the London Metal Exchange Before World War I


6.C   Slavery in the Atlantic World
Colonel Lindbergh Ballroom
     Chair:  Caitlin Rosenthal, University of California, Berkeley
     Discussant:  James Campbell, Stanford University

Christopher Magra, University of Tennessee
Caleb Davis’s Chocolate Mill: Reinterpreting Early American Manufacturing

Serika Nagasawa, Doshisha University
Was London the Center of Finance for the Transatlantic Slave Trade?

Matthew David Mitchell, Sewanee: The University of the South
Managing Risk in the Deregulated British Slave Trade: The Early Ventures of Humphrey Morice, 1705-1712


6.D  Business Practices in the Age of Fracture
Roy Yates
     Chair:  Marc Levinson, Independent Scholar
     Discussant: Louis Hyman, Cornell University

Martha Poon, Data & Society Research Institute
What Can Business History Tell Us About the Roots of Big Data?

Dan Bouk, Colgate University
In Search of Neoliberalism: How Business Practices Supported State Expansion Before Dismantling It

Greta Krippner, University of Michigan, and Daniel Hirschman, University of Michigan
Undoing Difference: Risk Classification and Gender Discrimination in Consumer Financial Markets


6.E  When Advertising Works -- and When It Doesn’t
Marshall Joffre
     Chair: Stephanie Kolberg, Boston University
     Discussant: Lisa Jacobson, University of California, Santa Barbara

Shannan Clark, Montclair State University
Media Without Advertising? Reinterpreting the History of the Advertising-Based Business Model in the Modern United States: Two Cases from the 1940s

Stephanie Dyer, Sonoma State University
From ‘Village in a Vineyard’ to Beautiful Wine Country: The Rise and Fall of Italian Swiss Colony in California Wine Tourism

Sam Duncan, Case Western Reserve University
The Business of Bottled Water, 1973-1995

Mary Schramm, Quinnipiac University, and Erika Paulson, Quinnipiac University
Better Living through Electricity: How Electric Appliance Advertising Leveraged Social Trends in Early Twentieth-Century America


6.F  Reinterpreting the Railroad in Politics
Chief Poker Jim
     Chair: Steven Usselman, Georgia Tech
DiscussantDavid L. Carlton, Vanderbilt University

R. Scott Huffard, Lees-McRae College
Anti-Monopolism in the New South:  The Southern Railway and the 1898 White Supremacy Campaign

Scott E. Randolph, University of Redlands
Accounting for Regulation: Unearthing and Understanding the Origins of the Federal Valuation Act of 1913

Katherine Rye Jewell, Fitchburg State University
Freight Rates and Free Enterprise: Southern Industry’s Campaign Against Cheaper Rates, 1937-1947


6.G  Educating Managers and Entrepreneurs
Eric Hauser
     Chair:  Rowena Olegario, University of Oxford
     Discussant:  Rowena Olegario

Leon Prieto, Clayton State University, and Simone Phipps, Middle Georgia State University
Integrating Black Business History into the Curriculum: A Critical Pedagogical Approach to Management and Entrepreneurship Education

Rolv Petter Amdam, BI Norwegian Business School
Reinterpretation of Business Schools’ Role in the Formation of the Professional Manager: The Birth of the Executive Education Programs at Harvard Business School



12:00 – 1:30 p.m.  Lunch
Queen Marie Ballroom

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.  Women in Business History Lunch
Gevurz Ceremonial Room

1:30-3:00 p.m.  Krooss Dissertation Prize Plenary Session
Colonel Lindbergh Ballroom
     Chair: Douglas BristolUniversity of Southern Mississippi

Michael Aldous, Queens University Belfast
“Avoiding 'negligence and profusion':  The ownership and oranization of Anglo-Indian trading firms, 1813 to 1870”
(London School of Economics and Political Science, 2015: chair: Gerben Bakker)

Jessica Burch, Harvard Business School
“Soap and Hope:  Direct Sales and the Culture of Work and Capitalism in Postwar America”
(Vanderbilt University, 2015: chair: Sara Igo)

Anne Fleming, Georgetown Law
“City of Debtors:  Law, Loan Sharks, and the Shadow Economy of Urban Poverty, 1900-1970”
(University of Pennsylvania, 2014: chair: Sarah Barringer Gordon)

Lindsay Schakenbach Regele, Miami University
“Manufacturing Advantage:  War, the State, and the Origins of American Industry 1790-1840”
(Brown University, 2015: chair: Seth Rockman)


3:15 – 4:45 p.m.  Concurrent Sessions 7 (Mini-Plenaries)

7.A Uses of History in Family Business
Eric Hauser
     Chair: Mads Mordhorst, Copenhagen Business School
     Discussant: Andrew Popp, University of Liverpool

Christina Lubinski, Copenhagen Business School
The Material Foundations of Continuity in Family Businesses: A Uses of History Study  

Peter Jaskiewicz, Concordia University, and Sabine Rau, King’s College London
Can Family Business History Nurture the Next Generation’s Entrepreneurial Behavior?

Ida Lunde JørgensenCopenhagen Business School, and Roy Suddaby, University of Victoria 
Strategic and Institutional uses of the Past by Family Philanthropic Foundations


7.B Patent Pending: The Strange Career of Intellectual Property Rights in Twentieth-Century America
Fireside Room
     Chair and Discussant: Daniel KevlesYale University

Richard R. JohnColumbia University
Patents and ‘Free Enterprise’: The TNEC Reconsidered

Kathryn SteenDrexel University
Inventing Policy: RCA’s Patenting and Licensing in the Interwar Years

Gerardo Con DiazYale University
The Gospel of Software Patenting, 1964-1970

Shigehiro NishimuraKansai University
Measuring Innovation: What Do Patent Statistics Represent?

7.C  Business History as Public History
Colonel Lindbergh Ballroom
     Chair:  Jennifer Black, Misericordia University
     Discussant: The audience

Peter Liebhold, National Museum of American History
Business History: A Layered Approach

Nancy Davis, National Museum of American History
The Business of Slavery in the ‘American Enterprise’ Exhibition

Eric Hintz, National Museum of American History
Places of Invention: Regional Clusters on Display at the National Museum of American History


7.D Reinterpreting the Post-New Deal Order: Competition, Collaboration, and Governance in the United States
Roy Yates
     Chair and Discussant: Dominique Tobbell, University of Minnesota

Lee Vinsel, Stevens Institute of Technology
From Global Competitiveness to Negative Externalities: Changing Conceptions and Roles of Research Consortia in the U.S. Auto Industry, 1978-2010

David A. Hounshell, Carnegie Mellon University, Hassan Khan, Carnegie Mellon University, and Erica Fuchs, Carnegie Mellon University
Meeting the Challenge (or Not): The Dynamics of Cooperative Research in the U.S. Semiconductor Industry, 1975-2015

Andrew Russell, Stevens Institute of Technology
The Entrepreneurs Take Command: Commercial Foundations of Computer Networking, 1968-1988



5:00 – 6:30 p.m.  Concurrent Sessions 8

8.A  Money, Credit and Standards in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century China
Fireside Room
     Chair:  Stephen Mihm, University of Georgia
     Discussant:  Brett Sheehan, University of Southern California  

Austin Dean, Ohio State University
The Shanghai Mint, the Elimination of the Tael, and the Financial Politics of 1920s China

Robert Cole, New York University
‘Making Immovable Wealth Movable’: Land Finance and Rural Money in 1930s Shanxi

Weiwei Luo, Columbia University
The Social Problem of Money:  Accounting for Collective Funds in Nineteenth-Century China

Zhijian Qiao, Stanford University
‘The Pivot of All Industries’: The Rise of the Bankers’ Guild in Qing Hohhot


8.B   The Value of Outsiders
Sam Hill
     Chair: Lisa Furchtgott, Yale University
     Discussant: The Audience

Ashley Johnson, Binghamton University
Automobiles Across the Border: Reinterpreting Free Trade on America’s Northern Border Before World War II

Daniel Simeone, McGill University
Debt Imprisonment in a Liberal Economy: Commercial Trust, Communities of Credit, and the Law in Nineteenth-Century Canada

Nicole Greer Golda, University of Michigan
‘Mr. Ford’s Business is the Making of Men’: The Gendered Dimensions of American Automobiles in Early Twentieth Century Detroit


8.C   The Business of Ideals
Roy Yates
     Chair: William Goldsmith, Duke University
     Discussant:  Ken Lipartito, Florida International University

Kristoffer Jensen, Danish Museum of Industry, and Ellen M. Korsager, Copenhagen Business School
A Market for Doing Good:  Narratives of the Market in the History of a Danish Consumer Cooperative, 1866 to the Present

Anders Ravn Sørensen, Copenhagen Business School
A Brand Entwined in National History: Brand Heritage Between Asset and Liability


8.D   Business and the State
Marshall Joffre
     Chair: Tom Scheiding, University of Hawaii
     Discussant: Mark Rose, Florida Atlantic University

Joel E. Black, School of Law, University of Oregon
The Small State: Poverty and Authority in Chicago, 1870-1930

Jesse T. Tarbert, Case Western Reserve University
Corporate Elites and the Interwar Anti-Lynching Movement: Reinterpreting the Role of Big Business in American Political Development

Andrew Perchard, Coventry University
This Thing Called Goodwill: Corporate Political Strategy and Business-Politics Networks in U.S. Metals

Youn Ki, Miami University
The Origins of the Rise of Finance in the United States


8.E  Business History in Theory
Colonel Lindbergh Ballroom
     Chair:  Christina Lubinski, Copenhagen Business School
     Discussant:  Matthias Kipping, York University

Eric Godelier, Ecole Polytechnique
Reinterpreting and Revisiting the ‘Use’ of Business History: An Interdisciplinary Debate

Peter Conti-Brown, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
The New Institutional Synthesis:  Organizations, Rules, and History

Daniel Raff, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Business History Among the Social Sciences

Takafumi Kurosawa, Kyoto University
Reinterpretation of the Nature of Industry: Methodology and Concepts of the History of Industries


8.F  New Perspectives on the Business of Imperialism
Chief Poker Jim
     Chair: Shane Hamilton, University of York
     Discussant: Thomas M. Luckett, Portland State University

Malcolm Purinton, Northeastern University
Broadening our Focus: The Beer Trade Networks of New Imperialism, c. 1870-1914

Maha Rafi Atal, University of Cambridge
Company Rule: Corporations as Political Authorities

Kris Alexanderson, University of the Pacific
Imperial Businesses and the Interwar Struggle for Empire: Reflections from the Dutch Maritime World


8.G  Reinterpreting the Entrepreneurial University
Eric Hauser
     Chair: David Hounshell, Carnegie Mellon University
     Discussant:  The Audience  

Christopher D. McKenna, University of Oxford
A Perfect Union that was Nott: The Rise and (Scandalous) Fall of Union College, 1800-1860

Stephen B. Adams, Salisbury University
A Garage, an Idea, and an Ecosystem: Reinterpreting the Hewlett-Packard Story

Catherine A. Conner, North Carolina State University
The Big Business of Academic Healthcare: Reinterpreting Decline in 1970s Birmingham, Alabama


6:30 – 6:45 p.m.  Book Auction
Bidding ends at 6:45

6:45 – 8:00 p.m.  Reception
Queen Marie Ballroom
Sponsored by The Winthrop Group and the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation

8:00 – 9:30 p.m.  Awards Banquet
Colonel Lindbergh Ballroom

9:30 p.m. - Midnight Musical Performance by Na Rósaí
Colonel Lindbergh Ballroom