From the Expertise Database

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JoAnne Yates
Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests: history of communication, standardization, information technology

JoAnne Yates is the Sloan Distinguished Professor of Management and a Professor of Managerial Communication and Work and Organization Studies at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Her most recent single-authored historical book, Structuring the Information Age: Life Insurance and...

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Interest Groups of the BHC

In recent years, the Business History Conference has sprouted several interest groups that have coalesced around perceived needs. The first two, "Women in Business History" and "Business Historians at Business Schools," meet informally over lunch at the annual meeting to discuss issues in the profession and to network. The "Emerging Scholars" group began informally, but its leadership now constitutes one of the BHC standing committees.