BHC/EBHA Workshop Program

PDW organized by the CBS Initiative “Rethinking History at Business Schools”

Historical Approaches to Entrepreneurship Theory & Research

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Hibiscus Room A - Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 SE Second Avenue Miami, Florida

12-12:15   Introduction

12:15-1pm  Theory & History

“Toward the New Entrepreneurial History”
(R. Daniel Wadhwani, Univ. of the Pacific, US & Christina Lubinski, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)

“Entrepreneurial Judgment in Historical Contexts”
(Andrew Godley, Henley School of Business, Reading, UK)

Commentator: Andrew Popp (Liverpool, UK)

1-1:45pm  Opportunity and Uncertainty

“Mrs. Penrose Presents: The Entrepreneurial Act and the Growth of the Firm over Time”
Ellen M. Korsager (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)

“The Opportunity of Inequality: Rise of African Business in the Twentieth Century”
Grietjie Verhoef (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)

Commentator: Daniel Raff (Wharton, US)

1:45-2:15pm  Coffee Break

2:15-3pm  Contextualizing Ressources

“Entrepreneurial Strategies: Independent Inventors and Corporate Innovation in Interwar Britain”
Anna Spadavecchia and John Cantwell (Univ. of Reading, UK and Rutgers University, US)

“The Father, the Better? Lloyds Bank’s Experience from Internationalization to Localization”
C. Edoardo Altamura (Univ. of Geneva, Switzerland and Uppsala Univ., Sweden)

Commentator: Alfred Reckendrees (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)

3-3:45pm  Industry Development

“Competing Channels, Diverse Constituents: The Construction of the Market for Beauty Products 1930s-1990s”
Ludovic Cailluet (Univ. of Toulouse, France)

“Innovative Beyond the Border of the Law: Structural Change, Entrepreneurship and Its Relation to Legal Conventions in German and American Retailing, 1950-1990”
Sebastian Teupe (Bayreuth Univ., Germany)

Commentator: David Kirsch (University of Maryland, US)

3:45-4:15  Coffee Break

4:15-5pm  Institutional Interactions

“Resisting Entrepreneurs: A Conceptual Framework of Entrepreneurial Imprinting”
Giovanni Favero, Vladi Finotto and Anna Moretti (University of Venice, Italy)

“The Creation of an Organization Through a Strong Tie Network: The Case of Seur”
Águeda Lopez Gil, Ricardo Zozimo, Elena San Román and Sarah L. Jack (Univ. Madrid, Spain and Lancaster Univ. UK)

Commentator: Howard Aldrich (Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, US)

5-5:45pm   Nation States and Global Contexts

“Theoretical Diversity in English-language Analysis of Entrepreneurship in China, 1842-1911"
Andrew Smith (University of Liverpool, UK)

“Entrepreneurship in the Historical Context of a Consolidating Nation-State: Construction Industry in Interwar Greece”
Orly Meron (Bar-Ilan University, Israel)

Commentator: Mads Mordhorst (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)

5:45-6pm  Concluding Discussion