Program 2014


Program

“The Virtues and Vices of Business—A Historical Perspective”

Wednesday, March 12
6:00 pm
Oxford Journals Doctoral Colloquium Dinner

Thursday, March 13
8:30 am—4:00 pm
Oxford Journals Doctoral Colloquium

1:00–5:00 pm
Registration
Lobby

1:00–2:30 pm
Workshop I: Multilingual Business History: Past, Present, and Future
Room 254

Patrick Fridenson, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales; Editor, Entreprises et Histoire
Andrew Popp, University of Liverpool; Incoming Editor, Enterprise & Society
Philip Scranton, Rutgers University; Editor, Enterprise & Society
Ray Stokes, University of Glasgow; former editor of the Zeitschrift für Unternehmensgeschichte/Executive Editor of Business History

3:00–4:30 pm
Workshop II: The Promise and Perils of the Euro
Room 254

Youssef Cassis, European University Institute
Jeffrey Fear, University of Glasgow
Mary O'Sullivan, Université de Genève
Karin Sagner-Kaiser, Banking and Financial Supervision, Deutsche Bundesbank

[The cost of each workshop is $20.00; size is limited to 25 participants. Interested attendees may select and pay for either or both workshops as part of the on-line registration process.]

3:00—6:00 pm
BHC Trustees Meeting
Room 454

GUG Academic Advisory Board Meeting
Archiv der Commerzbank, Moselstraße

6:30—8:30 pm
Römer, Kaisersaal
Welcome Address

Uwe Becker, City Treasurer, Frankfurt am Main

Keynote Address

Frank Partnoy, University of San Diego
Financial Scandals through the Lens of Probability and the Law

Presidential Reception

9:00 pm
Joint Dinner of BHC Trustees and GUG Beirat
Locanda della Torre, Oeder Weg 14

Friday, March 14
8:00 am–5:00 pm
Registration
Lobby

8:00 am–6:00 pm
Book Exhibit
Lobby

8:30–10:00 am: Concurrent Sessions 1

1.A    Reconsidering Deregulation
Room 0.457

Chair and Discussant: Margaret Levenstein, University of Michigan

William R. Childs, The Ohio State University
Bringing Economics Back In: Business History, Political History, and the Natural Gas Industry
    [Abstract]

William H. Becker, George Washington University
Theory and Empiricism: Economics and Business History
    [Abstract]

Marc Levinson, Independent Scholar
1973 and the Roots of Deregulation
    [Abstract]

1.B    Transatlantic R&D
Room 251

Chair: Sabine Bernschneider-Reif, Merck Group
Discussant: Eric Hintz, Smithsonian Institution

David Leslie-Hughes, Huck Foundation, and Andrew Godley, Henley Business School, University of Reading
E. Merck of Darmstadt and the Origins of Industrial Research Capabilities in U.S. Pharmaceuticals at Merck & Company
    [Abstract]

Ellan Spero, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Institutes for Innovation: Bridging Industry and Academy at Mellon and MIT

Margaret Graham, McGill University
German Scientific Connections in Early U.S. Materials R&D
    [Abstract]

1.C    Queer Business in Postwar Britain and America
Room 254

Chair and Discussant: Daniel Rivers, The Ohio State University

Justin Bengry, McGill University and Birkbeck College, University of London
A Tale of Two Markets: Accessing the Queer Consumer in Pre-Decriminalization Britain
    [Abstract]

David K. Johnson, University of South Florida
DSI: The 1960s Gay Consumer Culture Revolution
    [Abstract]

Christopher Mitchell, Rutgers University
The Greater Gotham Business Council and "The Gay Market": Entrepreneurial Strategies and the Political Economy of Queer Life in New York City, 1976-1980
    [Abstract]

1.D    National Industrial Policies I
Room 454

Chair and Discussant: Alfred Reckendrees, Copenhagen Business School

Michael Heller, Brunel University
"For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?" The General Post Office and the Birth of a British Brand Icon, 1930-1939
    [Abstract]

Sarah Dietz, University of Bradford
The Temptation to Advance Private Interests at the Expense of Public Duty: The Role of the British Consul in Facilitating FDI in the Nineteenth Century
    [Abstract]

Joyman Lee, University of Missouri, St. Louis
Chinese Debates on Industrial Policy and the Influence of Japan, 1900-1940
    [Abstract]

1.E    Corporate Social Responsibility and Its Antecedents
Room 457

Chair and Discussant: Kenneth Lipartito, Florida International University

Teresa da Silva Lopes, University of York
British Responsibility and the First Forms of Fair Trade
    [Abstract]

Jeffrey Yost, University of Minnesota
Access Control Software, Corporate Responsibility, and the Origin and Early History of the Computer Security Industry
    [Abstract]

Kristoffer Jensen, Danmarks Industrimuseum and Syddansk Universitet
Conflicting Interests? Danish Manufacturing in China Today and the Challenge to Be Both Competitive and True to Company Tradition
    [Abstract]

1.F    Failed Boosterism
Room 0.251

Chair and Discussant: Shane Hamilton, University of Georgia

Robrecht Declercq, European University Institute
The Risks and Benefits of Local Business Entrenchment: The Fur Industry as a Local Production System in Leipzig, 1918-1933
    [Abstract]

Francesca Fauri, Università di Bologna
The "Mussolini Hometown Effect" on Local Industrial Development: The Case of Forlì
    [Abstract]

David Koistinen, William Paterson University
Business and Regional Economic Decline: The Political Economy of Deindustrialization in Twentieth-Century New England
    [Abstract]

1.G    Policy and the Structure of Markets
Room 0.254

Chair and Discussant: Richard R. John, Columbia University

Torsten Feys, Universiteit Gent
The Battle for the Migrants: The Introduction of Steamshipping on the North Atlantic and Its Impact on the European Exodus
    [Abstract]

Laura Phillips Sawyer, Harvard Business School
Institutionalist Economics and Managed Competition: The U.S. Experiment with a Coordinated Market Economy, 1920-1940
    [Abstract]

Simone Selva, Università degli Studi di Napoli L'Orientale
Money Market, Industrial Credit, Foreign Trade: American Assistance Policies and the Shaping of West European Consumer Societies from Bretton Woods through the 1970s Recession
    [Abstract]

1.H    Business Scandals
Room 0.454

Chair and Discussant: Christopher McKenna, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

M. Stephen Salmon, Independent Scholar
". . . she cannot earn anything in Europe": Insider Networks, Marine Investments, and the Failure of the Home Bank of Canada, 1916-1923
    [Abstract]

William J. Hausman, College of William & Mary
Howard Hopson's Billion-Dollar Fraud: The Rise and Fall of Associated Gas and Electric, 1921-1940
    [Abstract]

Alessandra Tessari, Università del Salento, and Giambattista Rossi, University of East London
From Calciomercato to Calciopoli: Illegal Practices in the Italian Football Industry, 1950-2006
    [Abstract]

10:00–10:30 am
Coffee Break
Foyer, Room 311
 

10:30–12:00 noon: Concurrent Sessions 2

2.A    The "Multinational Dilemma" in the 1970s
Room 0.457

Chair and Discussant: Christian Kleinschmidt, Philipps-Universität Marburg

Thomas Hajduk, Universität St. Gallen
"An Instrument of Moral Persuasion"? Multinational Enterprises and International Codes of Conduct in the 1970s
    [Abstract]

Alex Gertschen, Philipps-Universität Marburg
Mexico and the "Multinational Dilemma" in the 1970s: Views from the Global Periphery
    [Abstract]

Francesco Petrini, Università degli Studi di Padova
Public Interest, Private Profits: Multinationals, Governments, and the Coming of the First Oil Crisis
    [Abstract]   [Paper]

2.B    R&D Networks
Room 251

Chair and Discussant: Philip Scranton, Rutgers University, Camden

Phillip Bradford, Independent Scholar, and Paul Miranti, Rutgers University Business School
Prelude to Statistical Quality Control at the Bell System: Walter Shewhart, Millikan's Oil Drop Experiment, and the Problem of Telephonic Interference

Eric Godelier, École Polytechnique, Paris
Innovation and Research in the Steel Industry: A Collaborative Project? (1950-1990s)
    [Abstract]

Michael Schneider, Universität Düsseldorf
Systems of Values in Conflict? Scientific Research in a Pharmaceutical Firm
    [Abstract]

2.C    Evolution of a Global Supply Chain
Room 254

Chair and Discussant: Neil Forbes, Coventry University

Oscar Granados, Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano
Bankers, Entrepreneurs, and Bolivian Tin in the International Economy, 1900-1932
    [Abstract]

Mats Ingulstad, Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet
Banging the Tin Drum: The United States and the Quest for Strategic Self-Sufficiency in Tin, 1840-1945
    [Abstract]

Nick White, Liverpool John Moores University
The Trouble with Tin: Governments and Businesses in Decolonizing Malaya
    [Abstract]

2.D    Business and Wartime Patriotism
Room 454

Chair: Uwe Spiekermann, German Historical Institute-DC
Discussant: Stephanie van de Kerkhof, Universität Mannheim

Christina Ziegler-McPherson, Empire State College
Keuffel & Esser: German-American Entrepreneurship and Opportunity in Wartime
    [Abstract]

Lars Heide, Copenhagen Business School
Virtues and Vices of IBM's Subsidiary in Nazi Germany

Marten Boon and Ben Wubs, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
Property, Control, and Room for Maneuver: Royal Dutch Shell and Nazi Germany, 1933-1945
    [Abstract]

Corinna Ludwig, German Historical Institute-DC
"Confiscation is always a dirty business": Wartime Expropriations of German Companies in the United States
    [Abstract]

2.E    Responding to Gender Discrimination in America
Room 457

Chair and Discussant: Mark Rose, Florida Atlantic University

Johannes Steffens, Universität Heidelberg
The Virtue of Corporate Citizenship: Equal Employment Opportunity Activism of American Business Elites in the 1960s
    [Abstract]

Susan Yohn, Hofstra University
Cooperation over Confrontation? Working Collectively or Individually? Debating the Problems of Women in the Corporation
    [Abstract]

Pamela Walker Laird, University of Colorado Denver
Where the Legislative Model Failed: Civil Rights Enforcement and the Glass Ceiling
    [Abstract]

2.F    The Business of Health
Room 0.251

Chair and Discussant: Dominique Tobbell, University of Minnesota

Liselotte Eriksson and Lars Fredrik Andersson, Umeå Universitet
Exploring the Mechanisms of Gender Discrimination: Swedish Mutual Health Insurance, 1901-1910
    [Abstract]

Kevin Moos, University of California, San Francisco
Is Good Health "Good Business"? Perspectives from the History of Medicine on the Virtues of Business, Profits, and Public Health
    [Abstract]

Elizabeth Ann Semler, University of Minnesota
Public Health or Industry Health? U.S. Government Responses to the 1970s Dietary Cholesterol–Heart Disease Controversy
    [Abstract]

2.G    Investors, Creditors, and Information
Room 0.254

Chair and Discussant: Susie J. Pak, St. Johns University

B. Zorina Khan, Bowdoin College
Related Investing: Corporate Ownership and the Dynamics of Capital Mobilization during Early Industrialization
    [Abstract]

Claire Brennecke, Yale University
Strategies of Information Acquisition: Evidence from Nineteenth-Century U.S. Credit Reports
    [Abstract]

Janette Rutterford, Open University Business School, David Green, King's College London, Carry van Lieshout, University of Nottingham, and Dimitris Sotiropoulos, Open University Business School
Spreading the Net: Distance, Shareholding, and the Geography of Risk in England and Wales, 1870-1935
    [Abstract]

2.H    "Piracy" on Sea and Land
Room 0.454

Chair and Discussant: Mark Jakob, Universität Marburg

Fei-Hsien Wang, University of Cambridge
Protecting Private Interests under the Shadow of the Law: Shanghai Booksellers' "Copyright" Regime, 1905-1949
    [Abstract]

Karen Cannell, Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY
Fashion Copying as Virtue or Vice: An Examination of André Studios as a Case Study
    [Abstract]

Noon–1:30 pm
Lunch
Mensa, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt (Casino Building)

Noon–1:30 pm
Business Historians at Business Schools Lunch
Sturm und Drang Café, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

1:00–1:30 pm
BHC Members Meeting
Room 454
 

1:30–3:00 pm: Concurrent Sessions 3

3.A    Transnational PR and Marketing after World War II
Room 0.457

Chair and Discussant: Ingo Koehler, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

David B. Sicilia, University of Maryland, College Park
Public Relations Revolution after World War II: Counter-Organization and Transnationalism
    [Abstract]

Fabio Lavista, Università Bocconi
Public Relations, National Development, and Foreign Policy: Italian State-Owned Enterprises in the 1950s
    [Abstract]

Shawn Moura, University of Maryland, College Park
Try It at Home: Avon and Gender in Brazil, 1958-1975
    [Abstract]

3.B    Historicizing "Open Source"
Room 251

Chair and Discussant: Alessandro Nuvolari, Università degli Studi di Pisa

Joris Mercelis, Universiteit Gent
Stages of Openness in the Development of Photographic Technology in Nineteenth-Century America
    [Abstract]

Gabriel Galvez-Béhar, Université Lille 3
Knowledge Sharing in War and Peace: Patents, Inventors, and the Arms Industry in France, 1816-1914
    [Abstract]

Ann Johnson, University of South Carolina
Subversion or Cooperation? The Exchange of Proprietary and Patentable Knowledge among Corporate Engineers
    [Abstract]

3.C    Financial Markets in the Early Twentieth Century
Room 254

Chair and Discussant: Janice Traflet, Bucknell University

David Hochfelder, University at Albany, SUNY
Microfinance: A Transatlantic Progressive Reform
    [Abstract]

Natacha Postel-Vinay, London School of Economics
Debt Dilution in 1920s America: Lighting the Fuse of a Mortgage Crisis
    [Abstract]

3.D    Cartels and Competition Policy
Room 454

Chair and Discussant: Martha Olney, University of California, Berkeley

Josef Lilljegren, Umeå Universitet
Head-on Harmful Cooperation—Why Firms Cooperate When It's Bad for Them: The Case of Swedish Property Insurance, 1855-1949
    [Abstract]

Howard Cox, Worcester Business School, and Simon Mowatt, Auckland University of Technology
Monopoly, Power, and Politics in Fleet Street: The Controversial Birth of IPC Magazines, 1958-1963
    [Abstract]   [Paper]

Malin Dahlström, Göteborgs Universitet
Why Did the Swedish State Regard the Cement Monopoly as Beneficial?
    [Abstract]

3.E    Going Green
Room 457

Chair and Discussant: Ole Sparenberg, Universität des Saarlandes

Frank Oberholzner, Allianz SE Munich
Insurance as a Successful Adaption Strategy against Natural Hazards: The Development of German Crop Insurance, 1800-1914
    [Abstract]

Ann Kristin Bergquist, Umeå Universitet, and Kristina Söderholm, Luleå Tekniska Universitet
Industry Strategies for Energy Transition in the Wake of the Oil Crisis
    [Abstract]   [Paper]

Yin Li, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Matt Hopkins, University of Massachusetts Lowell
The Rise of the Chinese Solar Photovoltaic Industry: Firm, Government, and Global Industry
    [Abstract]

3.F    Labor Relations
Room 0.251

Chair and Discussant: Karl Lauschke, Technische Universität Dortmund

Irina V. Shilnikova, Higher School of Economics, Moscow
Labor Conflicts in Russian Industries at the End of the Nineteenth and Beginning of the Twentieth Century: Entrepreneurs' Strategies
    [Abstract]

James Wolfinger, DePaul University
Humanizing the Capitalistic System: Thomas Mitten, the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company, and the Labor Question in the Early Twentieth Century United States
    [Abstract]

Allison Elias, University of Virginia
A Cooperative Approach to Employee Relations: Office Automation, Worker Alienation, and Human Resources in the 1970s and 1980s
    [Abstract]

3.G    Technology Transfers
Room 0.254

Chair and Discussant: Simone Müller-Pohl, Universität Freiburg

Nathan D. Delaney, Case Western Reserve University
Transnational Liberalism: Two German Mining Firms in Nineteenth-Century Mexico
    [Abstract]

Nadia Fernández de Pinedo, Rafael Castro, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, and David Pretel, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
An Earlier Experience of Transfer of Knowledge and Technology: The Case of Derosne & Cail in Cuba in the Nineteenth Century
    [Abstract]

Korinna Schönhärl, Universität Duisburg-Essen
The Lake Copais Company: Risky Foreign Investment in Greek Agriculture in the Nineteenth Century
    [Abstract]

3.H    Exploiting the Information Revolution
Room 0.454

Chair and Discussant: Bernardo Bátiz-Lazo, Bangor Business School

Richard K. Popp, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Telephone Exchange: WATS, Direct-Response Selling, and the Marketization of the American Telephone, 1960-1973
    [Abstract]

Benjamin Schwantes, German Historical Institute-DC
Selling E-Mail to America: MCI Mail and the Commercialization of Computer-Based Electronic Communication
    [Abstract]

Mirko Ernkvist, Ratio: Näringslivets Forskningsinstitut
The Discontinuous Shift to Digital Exchanges in Sweden, 1985-1992
    [Abstract]

3:00–3:15 pm
Coffee Break
Foyer Room 311
 

3:15–4:45 pm: Concurrent Sessions 4

4.A    Intellectual Property Regimes
Room 0.457

Chair and Discussant: Margaret Graham, McGill University

Gerben Bakker, London School of Economics
Public Goods or Business Opportunities? Ideas, Intellectual Property Rights, and Business History
    [Abstract]

Steven Wilf, University of Connecticut Law School
Patents, Markets, and Discontent in Late Nineteenth Century America
    [Abstract]

Patricio Sáiz, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, and Rubén Amengual, Independent Scholar
Invention, Imitation, Patent Practices, and the Four-Stroke Engine Business
    [Abstract]

4.B    Race and Plantation Management
Room 251

Chair and Discussant: Caitlin Rosenthal, University of California, Berkeley

Justene G. Hill, Princeton University
Slave Economies and the Paternalist Ideal in Antebellum South Carolina
    [Abstract]

Ferry de Goey, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
Consul General Ferguson and the Ethics of the Chinese Coolie Trade, 1850s-1890s
    [Abstract]

Henderson Carter, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill
Business Practices and the 1937 Revolt in Barbados
    [Abstract]

 

4.C    Shaping the Welfare State
Room 254

Chair and Discussant: Francesco Boldizzoni, Università degli Studi di Torino

Carol-Ann Hudson, McMaster University
Business and Poverty: A Modern History of Business and Social (Liberal) Reform in Canada

Natascha van der Zwan, Amsterdams Instituut voor Arbeids Studies
Capital Scarcity, Ideational Change, and the Pension Free-for-All
    [Abstract]

Michael McCarthy, Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung
Neoliberalism from Below: Evidence from the Rise of 401(k)s
    [Abstract]

Thomas Paster, Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung
Business and the Welfare State: Bringing Power Back In—A Literature Review
    [Abstract]

4.D    Reevaluating FDI
Room 454

Chair and Discussant: Kristoffer Jensen, Danmarks Industrimuseum and Syddansk Universitet

Adoración Álvaro-Moya, Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros, and Núria Puig, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Did Inward FDI Promote Spanish Managerial Talent? A Study of Two Companies, Bayer and ITT, 1880-1975
    [Abstract]

Pierre-Yves Donzé, Kyoto University
Multinational Enterprises and the Globalization of Medicine: Siemens and the Construction of Hospitals in Emerging Markets in the 1950s and 1960s
    [Abstract]

Duncan Ross, University of Glasgow
Electronics in Scotland: Savior or Villain?
    [Abstract]

4.E    Environmental Challenges
Room 457

Chair and Discussant: Ray Stokes, University of Glasgow

Matthias Mutz, RWTH Aachen Universität
The Ecological Basis of the Industrial Enterprise: Resource Management in the German Pulp and Paper Industry, 1850-1930
    [Abstract]

Thilo Jungkind, Universität des Saarlandes
Becoming Evil: The Seveso Chemical Incident and Hoffmann-La Roche, 1976-1996
    [Abstract]

David Celetti, Università degli Studi di Padova
Industrial Growth, Management Strategies, and Death in the Workplace: The Case of the Officine Meccaniche Stanga

4.F    Varieties of Corporate Philanthropy
Room 0.251

Chair: Peter Miskell, Henley Business School, University of Reading
Discussion: The Audience

Elizabeth Harmon, University of Michigan
The Commercialization of Charity: Progressive Era Debates about Philanthropic Foundations
    [Abstract]

Kenneth Bertrams, Université Libre de Bruxelles
The Circulation of Corporate-Based "Scientific" Philanthropy in Europe and the United States, 1880-1940
    [Abstract]

Lauren Klaffke, University of Minnesota
The Changing Nature of Corporate Philanthropy in Response to Growth and Conflict: A Case Study of Alcon Laboratories
    [Abstract]

4.G    Structuring Credit Markets
Room 0.254

Chair and Discussant: Andreas Fahrmeir, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

Patrice Baubeau, IDHE, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
The Banque de France's Privilege as a Balancing Tool between Private Vices and Public Virtues, and Vice Versa
    [Abstract]

Riina Turunen, University of Jyväskylä
Bankrupts' Destinies: The Social and Economic Effects of Business Failure in a Small Finnish Urban Community at the End of the 1870s
    [Abstract]

Rowena Olegario, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
In Credit We Trust: Lending, Borrowing, and the Building of America
    [Abstract]

4.H    National Industrial Policies II
Room 0.454

Chair: Torsten Riotte, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
Discussant: Takafumi Kurosawa, Kyoto University

Mustafa Erdem Sakinç, Université Montesquieu-Bordeaux IV
The Discord between Strong Government Presence and Contrasting Business Practices in the Commercial Aircraft Industry
    [Abstract]

Andrés Cárdenas O'Farrill, Universität Bremen
State and Innovative Enterprises: The Case of the Cuban Biopharmaceutical Industry
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Sabine Chretien-Ichikawa, Shanghai Normal University
The Chinese Fashion Industry, an Industry under Control: How to Develop a Creative Industry in a Planned Economy
    [Abstract]

5:00–6:30 pm: Concurrent Sessions 5

5.A    Beer Migrations: Business, Technology, and Brewing
Room 0.457

Chair: Eline Poelmans, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Discussant: The Audience

Malcolm Purinton, Northeastern University
A Golden Flood: The Spread of the Pilsner in the Late Nineteenth Century
    [Abstract]

Susan Gauss, University at Albany, SUNY
The Business of Consumption: Beer in Early Twentieth Century Mexico

Jeffrey Pilcher, University of Minnesota
The Brewery as Laboratory: Asians in the Beer Brewing Profession, Early Twentieth Century
    [Abstract]

5.B    Fraud and Corruption in the Neo-Liberal Age
Room 251

Chair: Rowena Olegario, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Discussant: The Audience

Hartmut Berghoff, German Historical Institute-DC
From the Watergate Scandal to the Compliance Revolution: The Fight against Corporate Corruption in the United States and Germany, 1972-2012

Christopher McKenna, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
The International Origins of the American Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977

Edward Balleisen, Duke University
American Fraud Policy in the Age of Deregulation

5.C    Transnational Ethical Challenges
Room 254

Chair and Discussant: Andrew Popp University of Liverpool

Timo Särkkä, University of Jyväskylä
The Birth of the Copper-Mining Economy in Northern Rhodesia and Katanga, 1899-1914
    [Abstract]

Pablo del Hierro, Universiteit Maastricht
"The Bank Job": La Banca Nazionale del Lavoro and Its Activities in Spain, 1941-1946
    [Abstract]

Kristoffer Lund Langlie, Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet
Pushing the Boundaries of Integrity? Det Norske Veritas and South Korean Shipbuilding, 1976-1986
    [Abstract]

5.D    Making Global Environmental Policy
Room 454

Chair and Discussant: Gerhard Fuchs, Universität Stuttgart

Christian Marx, Universität Trier
Environmental Responsibility and Industrial Production: German Chemical Enterprises and the Discovery of the Ozone Depletion, 1974-1995
    [Abstract]

Yda Schreuder, University of Delaware
Enron and the Kyoto Protocol: U.S. Climate Change Policy in the Making in the 1990s
    [Abstract]

Khalid Hossain, RMIT University, Melbourne
From GCC's Skepticism to WBCSD's Advocacy: The History of Corporate Response to Climate Change
    [Abstract]

5.E    Business Lobbying and Public Relations
Room 457

Chair and Discussant: Benjamin Waterhouse, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Marcelo Bucheli, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Xavier Durán, Universidad de los Andes
The Colony Strikes Back: Colombia, Jersey Standard, and the American Payment of Reparations for the Loss of Panama
    [Abstract]

Caroline Jack, Cornell University
Sponsored Film and Subtle Salesmanship: John Sutherland Productions' Cartoon Films for Economic Education
    [Abstract]

Erik Lakomaa, Handelshögskolan i Stockholm
The Advertising Industry and the State: The Case of Sweden
    [Abstract]

5.F    Challenges of Banking Expansion
Room 0.251

Chair and Discussant: Youssef Cassis, European University Institute

Victoria Barnes and Lucy Newton, Henley Business School, University of Reading
The Virtues and Vices of Branch Banking: Joint-Stock Banks and the Spread of Banking in England and Wales, 1826-1880
    [Abstract]

Laurence B. Mussio, McMaster University
Canada's "Reputational Capitalists": Virtue, Vice, and Reputation at the Bank of Montreal, 1817-1840
    [Abstract]

Christopher Kopper, Universität Bielefeld
The German Banks and the Europeanization of Banking during the 1980s

5.G    Coping with War
Room 0.254

Chair and Discussant: Mark Wilson, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Lindsay Schakenbach, Brown University
The Origins of the Military-Industrial Complex: The Federal Government, Diplomacy, and the Origins of American Industry, 1790-1840
    [Abstract]

Mark Billings, University of Exeter Business School
Managing Risk or Appeasing the Nazis? British Banks and Standstill Debt in the 1930s
    [Abstract]

Espen Storli, Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet
The Cold War as a Business Opportunity: Metal Traders and PL480
    [Abstract]

Jocelyn Wills, Brooklyn College, CUNY
The "Proper Meshing": Geopolitics and the Commercialization of Space
    [Abstract]

6:30–8:00 pm
Reception
Historisches Museum
    Sponsored by Verlagsgruppe Random House

Welcoming Remarks

Jan Gerchow, Director, Historisches Museum Frankfurt
Jeffrey M. Hill, U.S. Consul
Werner Plumpe, Goethe-Universität and GUG
Roger Horowitz, BHC

7:15 pm: Guided Museum Tours

7:30–9:00 pm
Emerging Scholars Reception
Helaba Tower
    Sponsored by Helaba

8:00 pm

Welcoming Remarks

Detlef Hosemann, Member of the Board, HelabaLandesbank Hessen-Thüringen
Dominique Tobbell, Co-Chair, BHC Emerging Scholars Committee

 

Saturday, March 15
8:00 am–12:00 noon
Registration
Lobby

8:00 am–3:00 pm
Book Exhibit
Lobby

8:30–10:30 am: Concurrent Sessions 6

6.A    Post–World War II Fashion
Room 311

Chair and Discussant: Regina Lee Blaszczyk, University of Leeds

Véronique Pouillard-Maliks, Universitetet i Oslo
Innovation and the Role of the State in French Postwar Fashion Industries, 1946-1960
    [Abstract]

Ingrid Giertz-Mårtenson, Centrum för Näringslivshistoria, Stockholm

From Fast Fashion to Luxury in the Fashion Business: The History of the H&M Designer Collections, 2004-2013
    [Abstract]

Thierry Maillet and Ben Wubs, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
Building Competing Textile Fashion Fairs in Europe, 1970-2010: Première Vision (Lyon/Paris) vs. Interstoff (Frankfurt)
    [Abstract]

Mariangela Lavanga, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
The Changing Role of International Fashion Fairs: The Case of Pitti Immagine in Florence
    [Abstract]

6.B    IBM and the Evolution of Corporate Virtue
Room 251

Chair and Discussant: Walter Friedman, Harvard Business School

Thomas Haigh, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

IBM as the Very Model of a Modern Major Corporation
    [Abstract]

Steven Usselman, Georgia Institute of Technology
In Good Times and in Bad: IBM and the Federal Government
    [Abstract]

Andrew Meade McGee, Washington & Lee University
Combating the Urban Crisis, One Computer Technician at a Time: IBM, the Urban League, and the Business of Social Responsibility through Job Training
    [Abstract]

Corinna Schlombs, Rochester Institute of Technology
"World Peace through World Trade": IBM's Corporate Diplomacy before and after World War II
    [Abstract]

6.C    Reassessing Shareholder Value
Room 254

Chair and Discussant: Jonathan Levy, Princeton University

Neil Rollings, University of Glasgow
The Dividend Prejudice in Postwar Britain

Marie Carpenter, Télécom School of Management, Bob Bell, University of California, Berkeley, Henrik Glimstedt, Handelshögskolan i Stockholm, and William Lazonick, University of Massachusetts Center for Industrial Competitiveness
Cisco Systems and the Virtues and Vices of the New Economy Business Model
    [Abstract]

Daniel Raff, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and NBER
What Became of Borders?
    [Abstract]

William Lazonick, University of Massachusetts Center for Industrial Competitiveness
Innovative Enterprise and Shareholder Value
    [Abstract]

6.D    Business of Empire
Room 454

Chair and Discussant: Erik Grimmer-Solem, Wesleyan University

Philip J. Stern, Duke University
Corporate Responsibilities: Company, City, and Colony in the Early Modern British Empire
    [Abstract]

Michael Aldous, London School of Economics
Avoiding "Negligence and Profusion": The Failure of the Joint-Stock Form in Anglo-Indian Trade, 1813-1870
    [Abstract]

Laird Jones, Lock Haven University
White Privilege or Transactions Costs? Early Colonial Attempts to Regulate the Lake Victoria Rice Trade
    [Abstract]

6.E    Entrepreneurial Freedom in the Third Reich
Room 457

Chair and Discussant: Harold James, Princeton University

Ralf Banken, Goethe-Universitä Frankfurt
The Room for Maneuver for Firms in the Third Reich
    [Abstract]

Roman Köster, Universität der Bundeswehr München
Sewing for Hitler? The Clothing Business during the Third Reich
    [Abstract]

Tim Schanetzky, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Big Steel and World War II: German-American Perspectives
    [Abstract]

Pål Thonstad Sandvik and Jonas Scherner, Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet
Why Germany Did Not Fully Exploit the Nickel Industry in Occupied Norway: IG Farben and the Political Economy of Nickel in the Third Reich
    [Abstract]

6.F    Gambling and Gaming
Room 0.251

Chair and Discussant: Ann Fabian, Rutgers University

Jan-Otmar Hesse, Bielefeld Universität, and Ralf Nohr, Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig
Playing Business: Strategic Computer Games in Management Education

Carolyn Biltoft, Georgia State University
The Risk of Noise: "Talkies," Market Speculation, and Dangerous Animal Spirits
    [Abstract]

6.G    The Culture of Savings
Room 0.254

Chair and Discussant: Sharon Murphy, Providence College

Tiina Hemminki, University of Jyväskylä
Saving without Banks? Rural Creditors on Both Sides of the Gulf of Bothnia, 1796-1830
    [Abstract]

Eoin McLaughlin, University of Edinburgh
Philanthropy, Fraud, and Contagion: Microfinance in Ireland, 1836-1860

Linda Perriton and Josephine Maltby, University of York
Working-Class Households and Savings in England, 1850-1920
    [Abstract]

Dan Bäcklund and Kristina Lilja, Uppsala Universitet
Changing Savings Behavior in Relation to Market Changes, Sweden c. 1900
    [Abstract]

10:30–11:00 am
Coffee Break

11:00 am–12:30 pm
Krooss Dissertation Plenary Session
Room 311

Chair and Discussant: Duncan Ross, University of Glasgow

Fahad Ahmad Bishara, College of William & Mary
Ph.D.: Duke University, 2012; advisor: Edward Balleisen
A Sea of Debt: Histories of Commerce and Obligation in the Indian Ocean, c. 1850-1940
    [Abstract]

Joyman Lee, University of Missouri, St. Louis
Ph.D.: Yale University, 2013; advisor: Jonathan Spence
Where Imperialism Could Not Reach: Chinese Industrial Policy and Japan, 1900-1940
    [Abstract]

Heidi Tworek, Harvard University
Ph.D.: Harvard University, 2012; advisor: Charles Maier
Magic Connections: German News Agencies and Global News Networks, 1905-1945
    [Abstract]

Noon–1:30 pm
Lunch
Rotunda of the Poelzig Building, Goethe Universität Frankfurt
Drinks sponsored by Gerolsteiner Brunnen

Noon–1:30 pm
Women in Business History Lunch
Sturm und Drang

1:30–3:00 pm: Concurrent Sessions 7

7.A    Standardization and Its Discontents
Room 311

Chair and Discussant: Sigrid Quack, Universität Duisburg-Essen

Stephen Mihm, University of Georgia
The Nuts and Bolts of Modernity: Standard Screw Threads and the Industrial Economy of the United States
    [Abstract]

JoAnne Yates, MIT Sloan School of Management, and Craig Murphy, Wellesley College
The Role of Firms in Industrial Standards Setting: Virtue and Vice
    [Abstract]

Lee Vinsel, Stevens Institute of Technology
Virtue via Association: The National Bureau of Standards, Automobiles, and Political Economy, 1919-1940
    [Abstract]

Andrew Russell, Stevens Institute of Technology
Accreditation and the Boundaries of Computer Science, 1984-1999
    [Abstract]

7.B    Personal Capitalism
Room 251

Chair and Discussant: Andrea Colli, Università Bocconi

Monika Poettinger, Università Bocconi
Business Forms, Capital Democratization and Innovation: Milan in the 1850s
    [Abstract]

Changkeun Lee, University of Michigan
Elite Family Business and Southern Capitalism in the North Carolina Cotton Textile Industry, 1900-1935
    [Abstract]

Juanjuan Peng, Georgia Southern University
A Big Business in China: The Wartime Expansion of the Yudahua Business Group
    [Abstract]

7.C    Moral Economies in Employee-Controlled Enterprise
Room 254

Chair and Discussant: Patrick Fridenson, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales

Anne Sudrow, Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam
"To Fit Industry to Human Needs": The Scott Bader Commonwealth and the Creation of an "Industrial Common Ownership Movement" in Britain
    [Abstract]

Uwe Sonnenberg, Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam
Radical Politics Versus a "Mindset of Economic Survival": The Left Book Trade Association in West Germany
    [Abstract]

Jens Beckmann, Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam
The Case of LIP in Besançon, France: From Industrial Work-in to a Set of Worker Cooperatives
    [Abstract]

Christiane Mende, Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam
More Than a Phenomenon of Economic Crisis? Impact, Practice, and Meaning of "Workers' Control" in the Glass Factory Süßmuth, West Germany
    [Abstract]

7.D    Social Identity and American Business
Room 454

Chair and Discussant: Mary Yeager, University of California, Los Angeles

Nancy Marie Robertson, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Capitalism with a Woman's Face: Women's Departments in American Banks at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
    [Abstract]

Crystal Moten, Dickinson College
"Jobs to Fit My People": Saint Charles Lockett, Ethnic Enterprises, and the Meaning of Economic Justice in 1970s Milwaukee
    [Abstract]

Simone Drake, The Ohio State University
Hip Hop Genealogies and Black Entrepreneurship in the Worlds That Marcus Garvey and Jay-Z Made
    [Abstract]

7.E    Reconsidering Credit, Currency, and Reputation
Room 457

Chair and Discussant: Anders Ravn Sørensen, Copenhagen Business School

Richard Yntema, Otterbein University
Balancing Private and Public Interests: Trade Credit and Collective Action in Holland's Early Modern Brewing Industry
    [Abstract]

Manuel Bautista González, Columbia University
Making Monies in the Global South: Foreign and Domestic Currencies and Monetary Circuits in Antebellum New Orleans
    [Abstract]

7.F    Forms of Corporate Governance
Room 0.251

Chair and Discussant: Mary O'Sullivan, Université de Genève

Sebastian Demel, Universität Mannheim
In Good Company? How to Introduce Morals into Business: A Case Study of the Carl Zeiss Foundation
    [Abstract]

Arun Kumar, Lancaster University
Building the Modern Nation? Tata's Philanthropy and Development in India
    [Abstract]

Andrew Linden, RMIT University, Melbourne
Can Democratizing the Firm Strengthen Democracy? How History Can Help the Anglosphere Better Understand What Has Happened on the Other Side of the Participation Rubicon in Germany and Why It Is Important to Us Now
    [Abstract]

7.G    Legitimating "Vice"
Room 0.254

Chair and Discussant: Mara Keire, Oxford University

Matthew J. Bellamy, Carleton University
The Public Relations Committee of the Ontario Brewers and the Defence of Brewing and Beer-Drinking during the Second World War
    [Abstract]

Jo Ann Oravec, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
"A Cesspool of Crime" and "Robbery by Appointment": Craigslist and the Ethics of Internet Advertisements
    [Abstract]

Devin McGeehan Muchmore, Yale University
"I object to the term smut": "Adult-Type" Businessmen and the Commission on Obscenity and Pornography, 1969-1970
    [Abstract]

3:00–3:45 pm
Coffee Break and Book Auction
Foyer, Room 311

3:45–5:15 pm: Concurrent Sessions 8

8.A    IBM and Technological Nationalism
Room 311

Chair and Discussant: Barbara Hahn, Texas Tech University

Pierre Mounier-Kuhn, Université Paris-Sorbonne
Staying with IBM, Shunning National Champions: Users' Choice in Major French Organizations
    [Abstract]

Petri Paju, University of Turku
The Virtue of Flexibility: IBM World Trade's Multifaceted Identity
    [Abstract]

Ross Bassett, North Carolina State University
Foreign Computers in 1960s India: Job Eaters, Consumers of Foreign Exchange, or Export Creators?
    [Abstract]

8.B    The Problem of Money and Finance in America
Room 251

Chair: David F. Weiman Barnard College
Discussant: Scott Nelson, College of William & Mary

Andrew David Edwards, Princeton University
Money and Crisis: Rethinking the Transition to Capitalism with the Stamp Act Crisis
    [Abstract]

Judge Glock, Rutgers University
The Long-Term Interest Rate, John Maynard Keynes, and the Creation of U.S. Housing Policy
    [Abstract]

Sean Vanatta, Princeton University
Protecting Plastic: Credit Card Fraud and the Defense of America's Credit Currency
    [Abstract]

8.C    The Rise and Fall of Non-Profit Businesses
Room 254

Chair and Discussant: John Wilson, University of Liverpool

Alexia Blin, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales
Cooperation: A Virtuous Business Model? The Case of Wisconsin Cooperators, 1870s-1930s
    [Abstract]

Christy Ford Chapin, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Virtue and Vice? Non-Profit and For-Profit Healthcare Companies
    [Abstract]

Anitra Komulainen and Sakari Siltala, University of Helsinki
Business, Politics, and Ideology in the Age of Extremes: A Case Study of the Finnish Consumer Co-Op HOK-Elanto, 1905-2004
    [Abstract]

8.D    Colonial Intermediaries
Room 454

Chair and Discussant: Jeffrey Fear, University of Glasgow

Christina Lubinski, German Historical Institute-DC
Politics, Race, and Nationalism: German Multinationals' HR Policy in India, 1920s-1940s
    [Abstract]

Elisabeth Koll, Harvard Business School
The Scarcest Resource: Strategic Competition among Foreign and Multinational Companies for Managerial Talent in China, 1890s to 1930s
    [Abstract]

Stephanie Decker, Aston Business School
The Impact of Colonial Development Debates on the HR Policies of Imperial Business in Ghana and Nigeria, 1940-1960
    [Abstract]

Andrew Smith, University of Liverpool
The 1946 Outlook and the Reconstruction of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation
    [Abstract]

8.E    Management and the Uses of History
Room 457

Chair and Discussant: Mads Mordhorst, Copenhagen Business School

Anna Soulsby, Nottingham University Business School
The Construction of Management History in Post-Communist Organizations
    [Abstract]

R. Daniel Wadhwani, University of the Pacific and Copenhagen Business School
The Uses of History in the Entrepreneurial Process

Elizabeth Brake, Duke University
Historical Methods and the Study of Innovation in Action: A Collaborative Research Project on Innovation Management
    [Abstract]

8.F    Varieties of Governance
Room 0.251

Chair and Discussant: Boris Gehlen, Universität Bonn

Hiroshi Shimizu, Hitotsubashi University, and Yusuke Hoshino, Musashino University
Exploration Needs Stable Shareholders? Ownership Structure and R&D Strategy: The Case of the Electronics, Steel and Iron, and Pharmaceutical Industries in Japan
    [Abstract]

Gail Triner, Rutgers University, and Huancheng Du, American University
Capitalizing Petroleum in Brazil
    [Abstract]

Gerarda Westerhuis, Universiteit Utrecht, Abe de Jong, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, and Joost Jonker, Universiteit Utrecht
Origins, Adaptation, and Diffusion of Anti-Takeover Defenses in the Netherlands

8.G    Business in the Age of Neoliberalism and Financialization
Room 0.254

Chair and Discussant: Christine Zumello, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3

Rémi Gilardin, European University Institute
A Policy (Still) in Search of a Rationale? Accounting for British Telecom's Privatisation
    [Abstract]

Natalya Vinokurova, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
When Analogies Fail the Test of Time: The 2008 Mortgage Crisis as a Case of Analogical Lock-In
    [Abstract]

Melih Yesilbag, Binghamton University
Ideological Accumulation by Dispossession: Changing Hegemonic Strategies of Business in Turkey before and after the Neoliberal Era
    [Abstract]

5:30–6:45 pm
Presidential Address
Room 311

Per H. Hansen, Copenhagen Business School
From Master to Servant and Back Again: A Cultural Perspective on 150 Years of Financial History

7:30–8:00 pm
Welcome Drink
Hotel Steigenberger Salon 3-5

8:00-11:00 pm
Awards Banquet
Hotel Steigenberger