Emerging Scholars

Emerging Scholars

The Emerging Scholars Committee (ESC) of the Business History Conference focuses on introducing junior scholars to the possibilities for researching and teaching in the field of business history. The committee works to integrate new talent into the BHC community. 

The ESC prior to each annual meeting invites junior scholars to the various events that provide a space for engaging with business history and meeting members of the BHC community. These events include  a mentoring program ahead of the annual meeting and an evening reception at the conference, both of which are opportunities for new scholars to network with BHC-affiliated members with a wide range of experiences within the field. Following the conference the committee also follows up with attendees to gauge their experience in order to improve future events and to continue to expand the network of historians of business.

The ESC committee organized both an in-person networking reception at the Detroit conference and a virtual mentoring program that paired emerging scholars with established community members based on shared research interests and professional goals. Learn more about it here.

Dr. Ashton Merck's interviews with emerging scholars are available on H-Business. Check out the first season here:

Interview with Peter Labuza || Interviews with Daniel Rowe || Interview with Elizabeth O'Brien Ingleson || Interview with Ann Daly || Interview with Ghassan Moazzin || Interview with Mircea Raianu || Interview with Zhaojin Zeng || Interview with Dylan Gottlieb || Interview with Grace Ballor || Interview with Dan Du || Interview with Mandy Cooper || Interview with Sabine Pitteloud || Interview with Mary Bridges || Interview with Sven Kube || Interview with Ashton Merck


University of California, Santa Barbara
African business history, Commodities, consumption
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Economic History, Economic and Business History, Financial history
Brown University
History of Capitalism, Labor History, environmental history
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Kyoto University

Ghent University, Université Libre de Bruxelles
law, Legal History, international trade law
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Rutgers Business School, Rutgers University
African-American Management History, African-American History, Black Business
Universidad Catolica Andres Bello, Caracas, Venezuela, PhD Student History
Latin America, Oil Multinationals, Energy
Graduate Student, Georgia Institute of Technology
infrastructure, invention, 19th c. US
Princeton University
Business and Economic History, Labor-Management Relations, Industrialization
Graduate student, Kyoto University
Maritime industry, East Asia, Transportation
Stanford University

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University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Edinburgh Business School
Financial history
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Geneva Graduate Institute

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University of Massachusetts

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University of Manchester
Business History, 19th century finance, Finance
Copenhagen Business School
entrepreneurship, Business History, Management
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University of Hong Kong

Princeton University

Brown University
History of Science-Medicine-Technology, History of Capitalism, Women
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Graduate Student, Kyoto University, University of Glasgow

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
19th c. US, History of Capitalism, History of Beer and Brewing
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University of Zürich
Brazil, Latin America, Corporate Social Responsibility
University of Oxford, Universidad de Santiago, Chile
Financial history, Latin America, Political Economy
Wharton School, Management Department
Strategy, Political Economy, Corporate Politics
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University of Maryland College Park

University of Bristol
Business and Economic History, Chinese economy and business, Modern China
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University of California, San Diego

Centre for History and Economics, Sciences Po Paris
antimonopoly, European Common Market, Corporate Governance
Ph.D. received 2023
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Brown University
Business and social history of socialist systems, 20th century, History of technology
Graduate Institute, Geneva
History of Capitalism, Financial history, World War II
Ph.D. received 2022
California State University, East Bay
Accounting, Sport & Business, Early Modern Europe
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University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Liberty University
Early America, Early Modern Europe, Early Republic United States
Duke University

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Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany, Fudan University, Shanghai China
Banking, Chinese economy and business, Financial history
University of Reading (Henley Business School)
Business History, Banking, political economy and social responsibility.
McGill University

Ivey Business School, Western University

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Northwestern University, Department of History, University of Minnesota, Dakota Language Program
Racial Capitalism
University of Georgia
Political Economy, political history, the New Deal
University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Gothenburg University
Economic Development, geopolitics, Risk
Binghamton University
Latin America, History of Capitalism, Political Economy
Ph.D. Candidate, Johns Hopkins University
History of Science-Medicine-Technology, History of Capitalism, Public policy and regulation
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University of Virginia

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Columbia University
Design, United States, information
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Business
Entrepreneurial History, Small Business, Public policy and regulation
New York University
American History, 20th c. US., Business Management
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New York University

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University of Geneva

Queen's University Belfast
Business History, Colonial India, Institutional Change
Duke University
Commodity Chains, standardization, regulation
UC San Diego
19th century, Europe, Modern, Social and Cultural
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University of Maryland

Northwestern University
business and consumption, media, entertainment
Ted Rogers School of Management
gender and work, Auto Industry, entrepreneurship
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Brown University, Former B&O Railroad Museum

Harvard University
History of Science and Technology, History of Science-Medicine-Technology, Management theory and history; Leadership; Science and technology studies; History of science; Marketing history; Consumer culture; Organizational Behavior;
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Material Culture, History of technology, Early America
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University of Massachusetts – Amherst

University of Edinburgh
East Asia, History of Science and Technology, East Asian modern business history
University of Essex
Business and Culture, Corporate Social Responsibility, Modern Britain
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University of California, Berkeley

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Graduate Student

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University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Toronto
Modern China, Accounting, Political Economy
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Ph.D. candidate, Osaka University
Fashion and Textiles
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