Annual Meeting Program

This online meeting will be held in the Hopin virtual conferencing system. Click here to access the platform: Presenters in the Online Showcase sessions will be able to upload presentations which can be viewed at any time during the conference. Online networking tools will also be available, including text and video chat sessions.

All times listed are in Eastern Standard Time (UTC - 5).

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Multiday Events

Thursday, March 11th, 11:00am - Saturday, March 13th, 7:00pm

Online Showcases

Hopin Showcase Booths
Marc Adam, Forum for a New Economy
"Liquidating Bankers' Acceptances: International Crisis, Doctrinal Conflict and American Exceptionalism in the Federal Reserve 1913-1932" [View Abstract]
Araceli Almaraz, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte
"Empresas y empresarios en el sector agroindustrial de Baja California: circuitos comerciales y sucesiones" [View Abstract]
Adoración Álvaro-Moya, Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros (CUNEF)
"Contextualizing Organizational Imprinting. The Case of Spanish Engineering Consulting firms" [View Abstract]
Rolv Petter Amdam, BI Norwegian Business School
"The Growth of US Multinational Enterprises and the Birth of International Business as an Academic Discipline" [View Abstract]
Débora Ascencio, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)
"Desde los orígenes hacia el auge. Reconstrucción historiográfica de las empresas públicas argentinas antes del ciclo privatizador (1800-1975)" [View Abstract]
Kyle Barnett, Bellarmine University
"Convergence Cultures in the U.S. Recording Industry, 1925-1935" [View Abstract]
Gavin Benke, Boston University
"Multinational Corporations and Post-national Thinking in the 1970s" [View Abstract]
Timothy Blanton, University of Florida
"Bucket Shops and Business Progressivism" [View Abstract]
Bram Bouwens, Utrecht University and Eric Godelier, École Polytechnique
"Cross Border Alliances: An Opportunity or a Guarantee of Failure in Normal Business Life and Crisis? The Cases of Air France-KLM and Renault-Nissan Technology" [View Abstract]
Mary Bridges, Yale University
"Bankers’ Acceptances and Foreign Credit Information" [View Abstract]
Glenn Bugos, Moment LLC
"Bigness in Silicon Valley" [View Abstract]
Bárbara Burton, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Centro de Estudios CITECDE and Magdalena Garmendia, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), IHUCSO-Litoral
"“Sean eternos los emprendedores”: disputas en las narrativas históricas sobre el proceso de legitimación del paradigma emprendedor en Argentina (1980-2020) " [View Abstract]
Andrew Busch, Coastal Carolina University
"Turning to Texas: An Alternative Perspective on Business and Government in the 1970s" [View Abstract]
Gloria Calhoun, Georgia Institute of Technology
"Entrepreneurs and Technological Change: Inventing Underground Infrastructure (1871-1910)" [View Abstract]
Aida Calvo, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
"Entre cuentas y rankings: intersecciones entre la historia empresarial y la historia contable durante el proceso de apertura económica en Colombia. " [View Abstract]
Yeniffer Camargo , Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas
"El tejido productivo empresarial del Bajío: consolidación de industrias agroalimentarias y de inputs agropecuarios" [View Abstract]
Mark Carlson, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
"Domestic and International Crises in the Early 1930s and Their Effects on Conditions in New York City Money Markets and in the Market for Us Treasury Bonds" [View Abstract]
Leonardo Caruana, Universidad de Granada
"Publicaciones Recientes en Historia de la Empresa" [View Abstract]
Jiakai Jeremy Chua, University of Southern California
"Defying the Gravity of ‘Dominant Parent’ Sino-Foreign JVs: Nationalist Leadership and Control of Eurasia Aviation Corporation, 1931-1943" [View Abstract]
Joao Rafael Cunha, University of St Andrews
"The Financial Regulatory Cycle" [View Abstract]
Eric Daniels, SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology
"Design Thinking and the Business of Disruption" [View Abstract]
Simone Fari, Universidad de Granada
"Conceptualising Entrepreneur in the Fourth Industrial Revolution" [View Abstract]
Dylan Gottlieb, Princeton University
"Takeover: Finance and Proletarianization at Wall Street Law Firms" [View Abstract]
Rachel Gross, University of Colorado, Denver
"Bringing the Outdoor Experience Indoors" [View Abstract]
Carlos Abel Gutierrez, Universidad Nacional de Misiones
"El Boom de la Obra Pública en Misiones en los 2000’s: estrategia política y cambio estructural " [View Abstract]
Keith Harris, Purdue University
"“We must make known our case at Washington”: Trade, Tariffs, and Protective Liberalism, 1816-1820" [View Abstract]
Martin Johnson, University of North Carolina
"Letting Dynamite Do It: Du Pont’s Motion Pictures, 1910-1930" [View Abstract]
Harilaos Kitsikopoulos, New York University (retired) and Unbound Prometheus Program
"Comparative Costs of Leading British Steam Models in Relation to Water Power, 1800-70" [View Abstract]
Rob Konkel, Princeton University
"Caught in Webs of Credit: Corporations and Resource Interdependence after the First World War" [View Abstract]
Peter Labuza, University of Southern California
"Hard, Fast, and Capital: Ida Lupino and The Art-Business Divide of 1950s Hollywood" [View Abstract]
Dan Levinson Wilk, SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology
"Performing the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire" [View Abstract]
Alan Loeb, Alan P. Loeb & Associates
"The Use of Business History in Solving Climate Change" [View Abstract]
Chris Madsen, Canadian Forces College
"Shifting Integration from British to American Predominance in Canadian Munitions Production”" [View Abstract]
Bashar Malkawi, University of Arizona
"Sustainability and Trade: The EU Green Deal and Future Business" [View Abstract]
Juan Manuel Matés-Barco, Universidad de Jaén
"Publicaciones Recientes en Historia de la Empresa" [View Abstract]
Rachel Miller, College of Idaho
"Mass Culture Before Adorno: The US Theater Industry in the 1870s" [View Abstract]
Susan Ohmer, University of Notre Dame
"Constructing Production: The Walt Disney Studio’s Move to Burbank in 1940" [View Abstract]
Juanjuan Peng, Georgia Southern University
"Tecno Mobile in Africa: The Adventure of a Private Chinese Phone Manufacturer" [View Abstract]
Charles Petersen, Cornell University
"Employee Stock Options and the Origins of Neoliberalism" [View Abstract]
Daniela Pirani, University of Liverpool
"How Biscuits Became Italian: The Fleeting Nature of Country of Origin Effect" [View Abstract]
Richard Popp, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
"A Businessman’s Holiday: The Time Newstour and the Forging of a Multinational Mindset" [View Abstract]
Kyunghee Pyun, SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology
"Teaching Business History in Art Collecting: Industrialists of Fossil Fuels and Big Pharma" [View Abstract]
Kenneth Reilly, University of Western Ontario
"From Green Menace To Green Moneymaker: The Sakae Bio Inc. Kudzu Factory, 1990-1999" [View Abstract]
Mark Straver, Erasmus University Rotterdam
"Navigating between changing market conditions and rigid resources: Dutch shipbuilding companies’ strategies during the rise of Japanese competition, 1950-1983" [View Abstract]
Jesse Tarbert, Independent Scholar
"American Capitalism, American Government: The Business Roots of the Modern Administrative State" [View Abstract]
Karen Trivette, SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology
"Voices of Fashion Industry Decision-makers: The Oral History Program at the Fashion Institute of Technology-State University of New York" [View Abstract]
Maki Umemura, Cardiff University
"Paradox Adoption of Medical Technology? Reshaping Fertility in Japan, 1983-2018" [View Abstract]
María José Vargas-Machuca, Universidad de Jaén
"Publicaciones Recientes en Historia de la Empresa" [View Abstract]
Grietjie Verhoef, University of Johannesburg
"Fashion and Entrepreneur: Developing Home-Grown Fashion Retailing in South Africa, the case of Edgars Stores" [View Abstract]
Ramiro Villasana, Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas
"Nuevos aportes a la historia empresarial en México: inversionistas, agroindustria y sucesiones" [View Abstract]
Natalya Vinokurova, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
"Leaping Forward and Bridging Back: Understanding Cognitively Distant Opportunities" [View Abstract]
Jiemin Tina Wei, Harvard University
"Amazon Mechanical Turk: Methodological Innovation in an Evolving Labor Market" [View Abstract]
Johnathan Williams, Boston University
"A Green Compromise: Target and the EPA in the 1990s" [View Abstract]
Luca Zan, University of Bologna and Bulent Ari, Istanbul University
"Shipbuilding & Early Forms of Modern Management. Comparing Venice & The Ottomans after Lepanto (1571)" [View Abstract]
Luca Zan, University of Bologna and Qingmei Xue, Nanjing University
"The Chinese Accounting Profession in the People’s Republic. A Preliminary Understanding from an Oral History Perspective " [View Abstract]

Saturday, March 13th

Concurrent Sessions 5, 9:00am - 10:15am

Session a: Institutions of Family Capitalism
Hopin Session 5a
Chair: Andrew Popp, Copenhagen Business School
Victor Pegoraro, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata
"Capitalismo familiar en la industria de la construcción (1950-1990). Pequeñas y medianas empresas en Mar del Plata, Argentina" [View Abstract]
Nuria Puig, Universidad Complutense de Madrid and María Fernández-Moya, Colegio Universitario De Estudios Financieros
"Business Schools and Family Capitalism: An Insight into IESE Executive Program, 1958-1974" [View Abstract]
Lindsay Keiter, University in Altoona, Pennsylvania
"From Matrimonial Lottery to Marriage Market in Early America" [View Abstract]

Session b: Identity and Subjectivity in Business
Hopin Session 5b
Chair: William Foster, University of Alberta
Michael Bennedsen Hansen, Copenhagen Business School
"Identity Narratives of Danish Maersk Captains - Negotiating Self and Company Loyalty in the Age of Containerization" [View Abstract]
Amal Kumar, Harvard University
"The Organizational Self as a Historically Contingent Dialectic: The Case of the California Postsecondary Education Commission, 1974-2011" [View Abstract]
Ida Lunde Jørgensen, Copenhagen Business School
"Maintaining the Eskimo: Business and the Construction of Race" [View Abstract]

Session c: Publishing and Literature
Hopin Session 5c
Chair: Adoración Álvaro Moya, Colegio Universitario De Estudios Financieros
David Rahimi, University of Texas at Austin
"Publishing Consumerism: Franklin Book Programs in Iran, 1950s-1970s" [View Abstract]
Denise Sutton, New York City College of Technology
"Harlequin Mills & Boon in India: From the ‘Colonial Library’ to Marketing to Modern Indian Readers" [View Abstract]
Damian Clavel, University of Oxford
"Robert Southey’s Madoc Revisited: Excluding Indigenous Peoples from British Business Imperialism in the Early Decades of the Nineteenth Century" [View Abstract]
Sonia Jaimes-Penaloza, Universidad Icesi
"La noticia como empresa. El caso del periódico Relator- Diario liberal (Cali, 1918-1960)" [View Abstract]

Session d: Methodologies in Business History
Hopin Session 5d
Chair: Takafumi Kurosawa, Kyoto University
Oscar Montiel, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez
"The History of Entrepreneurship Backward: An Exploratory Approach From Industrial Archaeology" [View Abstract]
William Lazonick, Academic-Industry Research Network
"Is the Unproductive Firm the Foundation of the Most Efficient Economy? Penrosian Learning and the Neoclassical Fallacy" [View Abstract]
Claire-Lise Debluë, Swiss National Science Foundation
"What Can Business History Learn from Media History? Media Archaeology and the Challenge of Technological Determinism" [View Abstract]
Luise Elsaesser, European University Institute
"‘We Wiped the Tears Away and the Grease off the New Motors’: Changing Professions at the End of the Working Horses’ Life" [View Abstract]

Concurrent Sessions 6, 10:30am - 11:45am

Session a: Professions and Elites
Hopin Session 6a
Chair: Lou Galambos, Johns Hopkins University
Alina Marktanner, RWTH Aachen University
"Engineering Political Discourse: Business Consultants in the German Public Sector, 1950s to 1990s" [View Abstract]
Israel G. Solares, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and Ted Beatty, University of Notre Dame
"Engineers in Managerial Positions in the U.S. and Britain, 1870-1920: A Big Data Approach" [View Abstract]
Evangelia Matthopoulou, Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation
"The Recruitment of Business Elite in a Colonial Context: The Case of British Cyprus" [View Abstract]
Yun Wu, Tokuyama University
"Seeking Compatible and Embracing Differences: Management Transfer in China 1978-1990" [View Abstract]

Session b: Rules and Relationships
Hopin Session 6b
Chair: Edward Balleisen , Duke University
Laurent Beduneau-Wang, HEC Montreal
"The Evaluation of Public-Private Collaboration in Water Management in the Paris’ Suburb (1923-2017): from Discretion to Publicizing" [View Abstract]
Christopher McKenna, University of Oxford and Rebecca Orr, European University Institute
"Light Fingers and Visible Hands: Deploying Fidelity Guarantee Insurance to Curb Employee Theft" [View Abstract]
Eugenio Andrieu, University of Johannesburg and Grietjie Verhoef, University of Johannesburg
"Rule of Law versus Personal Relationships: a Clash of Cultures" [View Abstract]
Alexandra Greco, University of Georgia
"Vexed Interests: The Complex Relationship between the British General Post Office and the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company, Limited" [View Abstract]

Session c: El futuro de las empresas en tiempos de crisis: ¿qué nos enseñan los empresarios del siglo XX? El caso de España
Hopin Session 6c
Chair: Carlos Larrinaga Rodríguez, Universidad de Granada
Mercedes Fernández Paradas, Universidad de Malaga
"Las empresas de suministro de gas en el siglo XX" [View Abstract]
Carlos Larrinaga, Universidad de Granada
"De una empresa local a una empresa nacional en el sector turístico. Viajes Cafranga antes del boom turístico" [View Abstract]
Mariano Castro-Valdivia, Universidad de Jaén
"Empresas extranjeras en la industria de red española (1911-1920)" [View Abstract]
María Vázquez-Fariñas, Universidad de Jaén
"La Comercialización del Vino en el Marco del Jerez en el Siglo XX - The Commercialization of Wine in the Marco del Jerez Area through the 20th Century" [View Abstract]

Session d: State Enterprise and Technology
Hopin Session 6d
Chair: Manuel Bautista Gonzalez, Columbia University in the City of New York
Federico Ghibaudo, Universidad de Buenos Aires and Juan Odisio, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Universidad de Buenos Aires
"Empresa Pública y Desarrollo Científico en Argentina. Los Laboratorios de YPF, 1925-1994" [View Abstract]
Ewan Gibbs, University of Glasgow
"Long Waves in Energy History: Competing Fuel Policy Coalitions During Britain’s Long Movement out of Coal-Fired Electricity from the late 1940s to the early 1990s" [View Abstract]
Bernardo Batiz-Lazo, Northumbria University and Marybeth Rouse, University of Johannesburg
"From Redlining to M-Pesa: The Role of the Entrepreneurial State Behind Innovative Technology to Deliver an Inclusive Financial Sector " [View Abstract]

Concurrent Sessions 7, 2:00pm - 3:15pm

Session a: Enterprise, Politics, and the State
Hopin Session 7a
Chair: Benjamin Waterhouse, University of North Carolina
Christian Choe, University of Georgia
"Blurring the Lines between Public and Private: The Panama Canal and the U.S. Federal Government as a Firm" [View Abstract]
Vincent Dubé-Senécal, University of Oslo
"The Decoupling of the French Textile Industry and Haute Couture in the 1950s and 1960s" [View Abstract]
Mónica Farkas, Universidad de Buenos Aires
"La Configuración de la Cultura Postal Argentina como Agente Estatal de la Transformación Económica de los Imaginarios de Espacio y de Tiempo en el Siglo XIX y su Proyección en el Contexto de la Pandemia del Siglo XXI" [View Abstract]

Session b: Technology and Innovation
Hopin Session 7b
Chair: Kenneth Lipartito, Florida International University
Anne Heslinga, Erasmus University Rotterdam
"Toward a Business History of the Internet: Digital Games and Gaming as a Case Study Approach to ‘Big Tech’ Industries" [View Abstract]
Eric Hintz, Smithsonian Institution
"American Independent Inventors in an Era of Corporate R&D" [View Abstract]
Sarvnaz Lotfi, Virginia Tech
"The Space Age and the Stock Market: R&D Assetization and the Quest for Certainty" [View Abstract]

Session c: Transport and Travel
Hopin Session 7c
Chair: Albert Churella, Kennesaw State University
Jiakai Jeremy Chua, University of Southern California
"From Luxury Marketing to Precarious Futurities: The Speculative Economies of North American Frequent Flyer Programs" [View Abstract]

Session d: Uses of the Past
Hopin Session 7d
Daniela Pirani, University of Liverpool
"Inventing Marketplace Traditions: Memory and Materiality in the Case of Mulino Bianco and the Italian Breakfast (1975-1996)" [View Abstract]
Beatriz Rodriguez-Satizabal, Queen Mary University of London
"How to Commemorate Manuelita’s First Hundred Years? The Uses of the Past and the Historical Construction of Affective Events in Family Firms " [View Abstract]

Session e: Entrepreneurial Drivers in Time
Hopin Session 7e
Chair: Christina Lubinski, Copenhagen Business School
Juan Baños, Universidad Pablo de Olavide and Javier Fernández-Roca, Universidad Pablo de Olavide
"When a Woman Loves a Firm: Cándida Morand, an Institutional Entrepreneur in 19th-century Spain" [View Abstract]
Fabian Prieto-Ñañez, Virginia Tech
"Disrupting National Infrastructures: Satellite Television, Informal Trade, and Suitcase Entrepreneurs in the Caribbean in the 1980s" [View Abstract]
Jackie Wang, University of Hong Kong
"Engendered Entrepreneur: Women and the Politics of Business in Modern China" [View Abstract]

Presidential Address, 4:00pm - 5:15pm

Hopin Plenary Stage

Presidential Reception and Awards Ceremony, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Hopin Awards Ceremony Session