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Friday, November 22, 2013

Call for Papers: World Business History Conference


Sunday 16 and Monday 17 March 2014 in Frankfurt/Main, Germany

The globalization of business has changed the landscape of academic inquiry into business activities. Business historians around the world engage in extensive research on the Business History of local economies, of regional economies and in many instances in the global operations of business. An initiative was launched in September 2012 to bring together Business Historians from around the world in a conference on  World Business History in 2014. The focus is the global scope of Business History as it is practiced around the world today. With attention on as many countries around the globe, the World Conference on Business History will focus on the exciting and new research in Business History as practiced in many countries of the world, in as many regions of the world and on all continents comprising the globe. The growing presence of Business History research in emerging economies and developing regions makes it imperative to bring all of those scholars together. The global integration of Business and Research call for academic engagement at a world conference dedicated to Business History. The multidisciplinary nature of Business History inquiry across time and place offers a unique opportunity to bring scholars from all over the world together to deliberate on the entire scope of Business History disciplinary inquiry. A variety of topics such as the following can lead to exciting new insights and future collaboration especially when comparative:

- Business across the wide scope of different stages of globalization.
- Varieties of capitalism and the nature of business.
- Business history and Economic development in different regions and across centuries.
- Varieties of the forms of business organizations, business groups, industrial districts, clusters, cartels and small and medium sized enterprises, coops, etc.
- Entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial families
- Enterprises in sectors such as finance, agriculture, transport, tourism, teaching, medical care etc.


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