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.
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Postdoctoral Fellow, Singapore University of Technology and Design and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Industrial Research, Material Culture, Higher Education, Fashion and Textiles
Ellan Spero studies innovation, with particular emphasis on academic-industrial partnerships, business and institutional history, and material culture of science and technology. Her dissertation project focused on the emergence of academic-industrial cooperation and production of “narratives of...(read more)