A symposium on "Business and Trade Organizations in Europe: Early Stages, Historic Forms and Structures, XIX-XXth Centuries" will be held June 9-10, 2011, at both the University of Paris 13 and the University of Paris 1 Sorbonne. The aims of the symposium are to study the genesis, historic forms, and structures of trade and business organizations in Europe.
Preferred topics or paper submission are expected to address the following themes:
Roots, early stages, and specific frameworks underlying business and trade organizations. What strategies have been adopted for the promotion and defense of entrepreneurs and managers (unions, professional societies, chambers and trade organizations, clubs, miscellaneous groups, etc.)? In what historical context, for what reasons, and where (local or nationwide)? Have these organizations been driven and/or curbed by ideological, social, political, or judicial actions? Speakers are encouraged to adopt a comparative perspective covering both time and space and to cover failures as well as successes.
Paper proposals, including the title and a summary accompanied by a short CV (in French or English), must be sent no later than November 10, 2010, to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
For complete information, please see the call for papers at the AFHé website.