“The Cultures and Institutions of Business”

The BHC program committee for 2013 consists of Kolleen Guy (chair), University of Texas, San Antonio; Morris Bian, Auburn University; Julia Ott, The New School; Susie Pak, St. John's University;and Kenneth Lipartito (BHC President), Florida International University. Local arrangements are in the care of William Childs and Joseph Arena, both of the Ohio State University. Please direct questions and corrections to Kenneth Lipartito.

Preliminary Program

wednesday, march 20

Oxford Journals Doctoral Colloquium Dinner

thursday, march 21
9:00 am—4:00 pm
Oxford Journals Doctoral Colloquium
The Ohio State University

1:30–3:00 pm
Workshop I: The Financial Crisis of 2008-2013: A Historical Perspective
Clark Room
Marc Levinson, Independent Scholar
Stephen Mihm, University of Georgia
3:15–5:00 pm
Workshop II: Business Historians in the Wild: Finding a Job beyond the Economics/History Department
Clark Room
Jennifer Armiger, Educational Testing Service
Dalit Baranoff, ProQuest
Teresa da Silva Lopes, University of York Management School
Josh Lauer, Department of Communication, University of New Hampshire

[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.]

5:00–7:00 pm
Registration
County Foyer
4:00–7:00 pm
Trustees Meeting
Champaign Room

7:00–8:30 pm
Presidential Plenary: Business and the Good Society
Union DE Room
   About the plenary
Chair: Kenneth Lipartito, Florida International University
Louis Galambos, Johns Hopkins University
Jennifer Klein, Yale University
Simon Johnson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
8:30 pm–12 midnight
Welcome Reception
Union AB Room
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friday, march 22
7:15-9:00 am
Continental Breakfast
Union AB Room

7:30-8:15 am
Breakfast Club for Emerging Scholars
Fairfield Room
The Breakfast Club is hosted by the BHC Emerging Scholars Committee and welcomes new members, students, and recent Ph.D.s to discuss ways that the BHC and networking may advance careers in business history. Please pick up food from the continental breakfast before joining us.

8:00 am–5:00 pm
Registration
County Foyer

9:00 am-5:00 pm
Book Exhibit
Union C Room

8:30–10:00 am
concurrent sessions 1

1.A    Running the Numbers
Clark Room
Chair: Christopher Kobrak, ESCP Europe
Discussant: The Audience
Victoria Barnes, University of Reading, and Peter Wardley, University of the West of England

Statistical Societies, Business Networks, and Academia
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Dale L. Flesher, University of Mississippi, and Gary J. Previts, Case Western Reserve University

The Railroad Influence on the Development of the American Accounting Profession
    [Abstract]

Mathieu Floquet, University of Lorraine, and Pierre Labardin, Paris Dauphine University

On the Origins, Nature, and Function of Internal Careers: A Case Study of Saint-Gobain Accounting Clerks in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
    [Abstract]

Grietjie Verhoef, University of Johannesburg

Accountants and Business Culture: The Agency of the Accounting Profession in Nineteenth-Century South African Business Culture
    [Abstract]

1.B    Who's the Boss? Race, Gender and the American Workplace in the Twentieth Century
Champaign Room
Chair and Discussant: Caroline Waldrop Merithew, University of Dayton
Will Cooley, Walsh University

White Collars to Whiteness: Immigrants and Corporate Careers, 1910-1930
    [Abstract]

Thomas Joyce, James Madison University

Manly after All: White-Collar Workers and the Defense of Corporate Manhood in the 1950s
    [Abstract]

Jason Kozlowski, West Virginia University

Masculinity and Industrial Conflict in the Era of Deindustrialization: The UAW-Caterpillar Disputes of the 1990s

1.C    The Sweet Taste of Success: German-American Entrepreneurs and the Transition from Artisan to Industrial Confectionery, 1860-1950
Knox Room
Chair: Uwe Spiekermann, German Historical Institute-DC
Discussant: Gabriella Petrick, George Mason University
Christina Bearden-White, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Gustav Goelitz: German-American Candy Maker
    [Abstract]

Leslie Goddard, Graue Mill and Museum

E. J. Brach: Confectionery Entrepreneur and Brand Pioneer
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Samantha Chmelik, Loyola University Chicago

From Rueckheim to Schnering: Subsuming German Cultural Identities into All-American Marketing Images
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

1.D    Money, Trade, and Financial Institutions in China and Hong Kong
Marion Room
Chair: Huei-Ying Kuo, Johns Hopkins University
Discussant: The Audience
Austin Dean, The Ohio State University

The Culture of Money in Nineteenth-Century China and the Coinage Act of 1873
    [Abstract]

Miriam Kaminishi, National University of Singapore

Comparative Analysis of the Culture of Financial Business in China in the Early Twentieth Century: The British and Japanese Experiences
    [Abstract]

George Zhijian Qiao, Stanford University

Dashengkui and Big Business in Qing Mongolia

Andrew D. Smith, Coventry University

Creating the Post-Colonial Bank: HSBC between 1945 and 1965
    [Abstract]

1.E    Persistence of the Past
Madison Room
Chair: Marc Levinson, Independent Scholar
Discussant: Daniel Amsterdam, The Ohio State University
Jason Jackson, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

"Ragged Bazaar Merchants" or "Captains of Industry"? Contesting Cultural Categories of Capitalist Legitimacy in India

Noel D. Johnson, George Mason University

Legacies of the Past: The Long-Term Effects of Internal Tariffs on Industry in France
    [Abstract]

Pamela W. Laird, University of Colorado Denver

Building a Canal and a Myth in the 1830s
    [Abstract]

1.F    Radio in Everyday Practice
Fairfield Room
Chair: James L. Baughman, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Discussant: Robert MacDougall, University of Western Ontario
Anne MacLennan, York University

Manufacturing and Marketing Technology for the Home: Radio Manufacturers' Advertising Design, Technology, and the Everyday Uses of Radio, 1922-1960, in Canada

Cynthia B. Meyers, College of Mount Saint Vincent

Salesmanship vs. Showmanship: Advertising Agencies in Radio during the 1930s-1940s
    [Abstract]

Aidan Moir, York University

Revealing Radio's Regality: Marketing Cultural Capital and Economic Democratization in Early Canadian Radio Advertising, 1929-1959

1.G    Explaining Change in Human Resources
Union DE Room
Chair: Caitlin Rosenthal, Harvard Business School
Discussant: Edith Sparks, University of the Pacific
Allison Elias, University of Virginia

Constructing Modern HR: A Bottom-Up View of Corporate Policy Change

Daniel L. Rust, University of Missouri, St. Louis

Built from Tragedy: The Emerging Safety Culture among U.S. Inland Waterways Operators
    [Abstract]

Corinna Schlombs, Rochester Institute of Technology

Negotiating Cultures of Capitalism: IBM's Human Relations in the United States and West Germany
    [Abstract]

10:00–10:30 am
Coffee Break
Union AB Room
10:30 am–12:00 noon
concurrent sessions 2

2.A    State, Market, and the IT Sector
Clark Room
Chair: David Weiman, Barnard College
Discussant: Jonathan Coopersmith, Texas A&M University
Stephen B. Adams, Salisbury University

America's Overseas Empire and the Beginnings of Silicon Valley
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Jo Ann Oravec, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater

Google's "Don't Be Evil" Motto: Implications for the Ethical Cultures of Internet Businesses
    [Abstract]

D. Rajeev Sibal, London School of Economics

Are Indian Markets Liberal? Firm-Level Reactions to Market Incentives in the Development of the IT Sector
    [Abstract]

2.B    Setting up Shop: Domesticating Global Business in the Age of Revolution
Champaign Room
Chair: Sharon Murphy, Providence College
Discussant: Joseph M. Adelman, Framingham State University
Hannah Farber, University of California, Berkeley

Domesticating the Financial Corporation: The Material Culture and Civic Practices of Marine Insurance Companies
    [Abstract]

Danielle Skeehan, Northeastern University

The Business of Domesticity: Women Shopkeepers and the Atlantic Textile Trade in the Age of Homespun
    [Abstract]

Steven Carl Smith, University of Missouri

"A rash, thoughtless, and imprudent young man": John Ward Fenno and the Federalist Literary Network in the Early Republic
    [Abstract]

2.C    From the Heartland to the High Rises: The Spatial Economy of Capitalism in Post-1945 America and the Eclipse of Liberalism
Knox Room
Chair: Terri Lonier, DePaul University
Discussant: Elizabeth Tandy Shermer, Loyola University Chicago
Alex Sayf Cummings, Georgia State University

Importing Ph.D.s: How the Research Triangle Recruited Tech Firms and Invented the Creative Class City, 1953-1980
    [Abstract]

Keith Orejel, Columbia University

The Rural Roots of Deindustrialization, 1945-1975
    [Abstract]

Joseph Arena, The Ohio State University

Building the Bankers' Metropolis: The Politics of Labor, Capital, and Space in New York City, 1977-1981
    [Abstract]

2.D    Selling the Sacred
Marion Room
Chair: David Sicilia, University of Maryland
Discussant: Michael Flamm, Ohio Wesleyan University
John C. Hardin, Independent Scholar

Selling the Sacred: American Christian Church Promotion in the 1940s

Daniel Vaca, Princeton University

Going Public: Evangelical Media and Identity after World War II
    [Abstract]

Timothy E. W. Gloege, Independent Scholar

Guaranteed Pure: Consumer Trust and the Making of Protestant Fundamentalism, 1880-1910
    [Abstract]

2.E    Political Economy and the Great Depression
Madison Room
Chair: Mansel Blackford, The Ohio State University
Discussant: David Stebenne, The Ohio State University
Ed Adams, Brigham Young University

Combating Economic Decline during the Great Depression: Newspaper Chain Scripps Howard's Steps to Financial Recovery
    [Abstract]

Jesse Tarbert, Case Western Reserve University

Spreading the Gospel of Efficiency in the New Era: Business Expertise and Administrative Reform in U.S. Federal Agencies, 1920-1933
    [Abstract]

Thomas Dorrance, University of Illinois at Chicago

The Conservative State in the New Deal: Public and Private Power in Los Angeles
    [Abstract]

2.F    Marketing Redefines the Public
Fairfield Room
Chair: Jennifer Delton, Skidmore College
Discussant: Stephanie Dyer, Sonoma State University
Stephanie Amerian, Irvine Valley College

"A store is a citizen": Civic Culture and Consumer Culture at Lord & Taylor Department Store, 1945-1959
    [Abstract]

Sandra L. Braun, Mount Royal University

Forgotten First Lady: The Life, Rise, and Success of Dorothy Shaver, President of Lord & Taylor Department Store and America's First Lady of Retailing
    [Abstract]

Andrew Case, University of Wisconsin, Madison

"Dear Friend": The Rodale Press and the Business Culture of Direct Mail Marketing in the Postwar United States
    [Abstract]

2.G    Comparative Approaches to Patent and Trademarks
Union DE Room
Chair: Anna Spadavecchia, University of Reading
Discussant: Mira Wilkins, Florida International University
Shigehiro Nishimura, Kansai University

The Making of Japanese Patent Culture: The Impact of MNEs' Local Patent Management
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Francesca Polese, Bocconi University

Labels between Technology and Culture

Teresa da Silva Lopes, University of York, and Paulo Guimarães, University of Porto

Trademarks and British Dominance in Consumer Goods, 1876-1914
    [Abstract]

12:00 noon-1:30 pm
Lunch
Union AB Room

12:00 noon-1:30 pm
Business Historians in Business Schools Lunch
Morrow Room

1:30–3:00 pm
concurrent sessions 3

3.A    Global Technologies of Commodification
Clark Room
Chair and Discussant: Roger Horowitz, Hagley Museum and Library
David Roth Singerman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Corruption and Control in the Nineteenth-Century Sugar Trade
    [Abstract]

Rebecca Woods, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

A "Successful Experiment": The Antipodean Frozen Meat Trade, 1870-1900
    [Abstract]

Joshua Specht, Harvard University

Hard Winters, International Capital, and the Rise and Fall of the Land and Cattle Company in the United States
    [Abstract]

3.B    Boys Will Be Boys: New Spaces of Entertainment
Union DE Room
Chair and Discussant: Katina Manko, Bard College
Angelika Hoelger, Indiana University, Southeast

The Impact of Commercial Freedom on Berlin's Entertainment Scene, 1830-1900
    [Abstract]

Marrisa Joseph, Queen Mary University of London

Gentlemanly Business: The Influences of the Gentlemen's Club on Literary Life in Victorian London
    [Abstract]

Stephanie Kolberg, University of South Florida

Cultivating Classiness: Trade Journal Instructions on Strip Club Upscaling
    [Abstract]

3.C    New Perspectives on the Institutions of Enterprise, Society, and State in Chinese Business and Economic History
Knox Room
Chair: Denggao Long, Tsinghua University
Discussant: Morris L. Bian, Auburn University
Tingting Chang, Tsinghua University

Institutional Changes, Social Networks, and the Development of Taiwan's Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturing Enterprises in the Postwar Period and from the 1950s to the 1990s
    [Abstract]

Juan Li, Nankai University

Assistance and Oppression by the Beiyang Government for the Jiuda Refined Salt Corporation,1914-1927
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Jianying Li, Nankai University

Redefining the Function of Government in the Development of Chemical Industrial Enterprises in Republican China, 1927-1937
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

3.D    Revisiting the Railway Roots of Progressive Era Regulatory Reform
Marion Room
Chair and Discussant: John L. Larson, Purdue University
Scott E. Randolph, University of Redlands

Per Diem, "The Graveyard of Freight Cars," and the Problem of the New Haven Railroad: The Perils of Private Regulation in the Progressive Era
    [Abstract]

John Hepp, Wilkes University

Trans-Atlantic Grade Crossings: The Influence of British Railway Regulation on America
    [Abstract]

Kevin L. Eades, North Central Texas College

The Shreveport Rates Case: Regulating Intrastate Commerce
    [Abstract]

3.E    New Trends in Business History
Madison Room
Chair: Sally Clarke, University of Texas Austin
Discussant: Kenneth Lipartito, Florida International University
Benjamin Gross, Chemical Heritage Foundation

Tough and Safe: Corporate Research and Social Responsibility at Eastman Chemical
    [Abstract]

Justene G. Hill, Princeton University

"To Repress This Evil": White Workingmen, Slave-Competition, and the Law in Antebellum South Carolina
    [Abstract]

Joseph P. Malherek, George Washington University

Masscult and Bizcult: The Origins of the Postwar Mass Culture Debate in Commercial Market Research
    [Abstract]

3.F    The Role of Socio-Cultural Perspectives, Historical Symbolization, Anthropological Transformations, and Philosophical Approaches in the Evolution of Modern Management
Fairfield Room
Chair: Jacqueline McGlade, Saint Elizabeth College
Discussant: Christopher McKenna, Said Business School, University of Oxford
Eric Godelier, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris

How to Describe and Understand Multicultural Management: From Essentialism to History and Anthropology of Business Cultures and Practices?
    [Abstract]

Albert David, Paris Dauphine University

Management Innovation, a Genealogical Perspective: The Case of Drucker's Management by Objectives and Self-Control
    [Abstract]

Sébastien Damart, University of Rouen, and Emilie Canet, Paris Dauphine University

Discourses on Management Concepts: A Study Based on Mary P. Follett's Concept of Integration
    [Abstract]

3.G    Capitalist Experiments in Social Welfare
Champaign Room
Chair and Discussant: Daniel Wadhwani, University of the Pacific
Susan Glanz, St. John's University

A Hungarian Bank in New York
    [Abstract]

Alfred Reckendrees, Copenhagen Business School

Why Did Early Industrial Capitalists Suggest Minimum Wages and Social Insurance?
    [Abstract]

3:00–3:15 pm
Coffee Break
Union AB Room
3:15–4:45 pm
concurrent sessions 4

4.A    Understanding the Dynamics of Political-Economic Change in the 1930s and 1940
Clark Room
Chair: William Childs, The Ohio State University
Discussant: Laura Phillips, Brown University
Philip Glende, Indiana State University

"What Are the Alternatives?" Organized Labor's Multimedia Campaign for Legitimacy in the 1940s
    [Abstract]

Tara H. Saunders, Indiana University

Dignified Transactions: Secondhand Business, Community Welfare, and Cross-Class Interaction in the United States, c. 1930-1950
    [Abstract]

4.B    Making Cents of Panic: How Americans Understood Financial Intermediaries in the Antebellum Era, 1819-1857
Union DE Room
Chair: Stephen Mihm, University of Georgia
Discussant: Brian Schoen, Ohio University
Stephen Campbell, University of California, Santa Barbara

"A Webb of Lies": How Business Decisions Shaped Public Opinion in the 1830s
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Sharon Murphy, Providence College

The Public Response to Commercial Banks during the Panic of 1819

Sean H. Vanatta, Princeton University

Accounting for Honor: Transparency, Financial Numeracy, and Masculine Identity in the Late Antebellum South
    [Abstract]

4.C    National Business Cultures
Knox Room
Chair: Christopher Otter, The Ohio State University
Discussant: Stephen Harp, University of Akron
Gerben Bakker, London School of Economics

Soft Power: The Media Industries in Britain since 1870
    [Abstract]

Mads Mordhorst, Copenhagen Business School

Business and the Construction of National Culture: The Cases of the Nordic Countries

Andrew Popp, University of Liverpool Management School

Enterprising Albion: Ideology, History, and Enterprise in 1980s Britain
    [Abstract]

4.D    International Comparison of Women Entrepreneurs
Marion Room
Chair: Mary Yeager, University of California, Los Angeles
Discussant: Wendy Gamber, Indiana University
Bernardita Escobar, University of Diego Portales

The Cultural and Economic Features of Businesses for Women: Chile in the 1870-1900s

Bethany Hopkins, University of California, Davis

"Plucky women engaged in obtaining a living from the soil": The Businesswomen of California Horticulture, 1870-1911
    [Abstract]

Shehu Tijani Yusuf, Bayero University, Kano

Women Entrepreneurs in Nigeria: Notes on the Yoruba "Adodoka" Traders in Colonial Northern Nigeria

4.E    Business of Art Collection
Madison Room
Chair: Regina Lee Blaszczyk, University of Leeds
Discussant: Melissa Renn, Harvard University
Anna Hjorth-Röntynen, University of Jyväskylä

Sell in Good Company: Social Capital as a Strategic Tool in the Fine Art Auction Business
    [Abstract]

Monica Jovanovich-Kelley, University of California, San Diego

Power and Patronage: Southern California Edison's Corporate Art Commissions
    [Abstract]

4.F    Business of Medicine
Fairfield Room
Chair and Discussant: Andrew Godley, University of Reading
Christy Ford Chapin, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

The Physician as Businessman: Professional Conceptions and Evolving Economic Institutions in Twentieth-Century America

Pierre-Yves Donzé, Kyoto University

Multinational Enterprises and the Globalization of Medicine: Siemens and the Business of X-ray Equipment in Emerging Markets, 1900-1939
    [Abstract]

Maki Umemura, Cardiff Business School

Stasis and Change: The Evolution of the Medical Devices Sector in Two Systems of Innovation, c. 1990-2010
    [Abstract]

4.G    Lead with Leadership
Champaign Room
Chair: David Suisman, University of Delaware
Discussant: Mark Wilson, University of North Carolina Charlotte
Ryan Acton, University of California, Berkeley

"We have the best—or we are dead": Harvard Business School and the Fashioning of a Meritocratic Class, 1945-1980

Karen Ward Mahar, Siena College

Definitely a Man's Man: Executive Culture at General Electric, 1945-1960

Randall L. Patton, Kennesaw State University

Managing Desegregation: The First African American Supervisor at Lockheed-Georgia, 1952-1961
    [Abstract]

5:00–6:30 pm
Krooss Dissertation Plenary
Union DE Room
Chair and Discussant: Regina Lee Blaszczyk, University of Leeds
Gavin Benke, University of South Florida

Ph.D.: University of Texas at Austin (2012)

Electronic Bits and Ten Gallon Hats: Enron, American Culture and the Postindustrial Political Economy

Bartow J. Elmore, University of California, Berkeley

Ph.D.: University of Virginia (2012)

Citizen Coke: An Environmental and Political History of the Coca-Cola Company

Caitlin Rosenthal, Harvard Business School

Ph.D.: Harvard University (2012)

From Memory to Mastery: Accounting for Control in America, 1740-1880

7:00–9:00 pm
Presidential Reception
Dock 580
Sponsored by
    The Department of History and College of Arts & Sciences, The Ohio State University
    The Winthrop Group

Getting to Dock 580
Shuttle

There will be a shuttle bus, provided by Cardinal Transportation, running from the north side of the hotel to Dock 580 and back from 6:45 to 9:45 p.m. A diagram showing the pick-up spot is here (marked "smoking area").
Walking Directions (c. .6 mile)
From the front of the hotel, turn right and go to High St. Turn Right. Walk over the interstate and down to Goodale St. Turn right. Cross 4th St at the light. Walk through the parking lot to Dock 580 in the back on the left (We strongly urge members NOT to take the 4th St. or Convention Center Dr. routes.) [See map on our Transportation page.]

9:30–12:00 pm
Emerging Scholars Reception
Union AB Room
All welcome!

saturday, march 23
7:15-9:00 am
Continental Breakfast
Union AB Room

7:30-8:15 am
BHC General Membership Meeting
Fairfield Room

8:00 am-12:00 noon
Registration
County Foyer

8:00 am-5:00 pm
Book Exhibit
Union C Room

8:30–10:00 am
concurrent sessions 5

5.A    Rethinking Bankruptcy in Early Modern Europe
Clark Room
Chair and Discussant: Clare Crowston, University of Illinois
Mary Lindemann, University of Miami

Bankruptcies and the Development of Structural Interpretations of Failure in the Eighteenth-Century Merchant Republics
    [Abstract]

Douglas Catterall, Cameron University

Credit, Bankruptcy, and Extrajudicial and Judicial Remedies in Eighteenth-Century Northern Europe: Tales of Bankruptcy by Various Means
    [Abstract]

5.B    Taxes, Capitalism, and the State in Modern U.S. Politics and Policy
Champaign Room
Chair and Discussant: William Becker, George Washington University
Josh Mound, University of Michigan

"Take the Rich off Welfare": Rising Taxes, Glaring Loopholes, and the Temporary Triumph of Left-Leaning Tax Populism
    [Abstract]

Andrew W. Kahrl, Marquette University

Profiting from Other People's Property: Tax Lien Speculation in 1960s and 1970s Chicago
    [Abstract]

5.C    Biography as Business History
Knox Room
Chair: Hartmut Berghoff, German Historical Institute-DC
Discussant: Edwin J. Perkins, University of Southern California
Franco Amatori, Bocconi University

The Weight of the Company: Leopoldo Pirelli's Years in the Family Business, 1965-1992
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Tim Schanetzky, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies

Henry J. Kaiser and the Semantics of Business Success
    [Abstract]

Bert Spector, Northeastern University

Lee Iacocca and the Romance of Transformational Leadership
    [Abstract]

5.D    Roundtable: Reimagining Business History: A New Book and a Resource for Business History Research
Union DE Room
Chair: Richard Sylla, New York University
Discussant: Christopher McKenna, Said Business School, University of Oxford
Philip Scranton, University of Rutgers, Camden
Patrick Fridenson, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
Naomi Lamoreaux, Yale University
Richard R. John, Columbia University
5.E    Brokering Finance, Information, and Trust in Agribusiness
Madison Room
Chair and Discussant: Jeremy Atack, Vanderbilt University
Ian Beamish, Chemical Heritage Foundation/Johns Hopkins University

Plantation Business Practice and Cotton Factors: Plantation Accounting in the American South
    [Abstract]

Uttam Bajwa, Johns Hopkins University

Notaries, Trust, and Professional Ethics: An Early Twentieth Century Forgery Scandal in Mendoza, Argentina

Alice Wiemers, Otterbein University

Agricultural Intermediaries and State Resources: Rethinking the "Failure" of a Green Revolution in Ghana, 1966-1984
    [Abstract]

5.F    The Culture of Speed in U.S. and French Railways
Fairfield Room
Chair: Mark H. Rose, Florida Atlantic University
Discussant: The Audience
James Cohen, City University of New York

Speed, Culture, and High-Speed Trains
    [Abstract]

Scott Huffard, University of Florida

"We'll be on time or we're leaving the rails": Railroad Speed and the Perils of the New South
    [Abstract]

Albert J. Churella, Southern Polytechnic State University

SEPTA to the Metroliner: From a Culture of Mobility to a Culture of Speed
    [Abstract]

10:00–10:30 am
Coffee Break
Union AB Room
10:30 am–12:00 noon
concurrent sessions 6

6.A    Liberalism, Business, and the State in Late Twentieth Century California
Clark Room
Chair and Discussant: Nikki Mandell, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
Alexander Gourse, Northwestern University

Fighting "Agribusiness's Law and Order": The Bracero Program and the Creation of the Public Interest Bar

Caitlin Parker, University of California, Los Angeles

Redeveloping Downtown Los Angeles in an Era of Fiscal Austerity

Kelly Kelleher Richter, Stanford University

Evolving Policy Debate over Latino Undocumented Workers In Metropolitan California, 1971-1986
    [Abstract]

6.B    Looking beyond Regulation
Champaign Room
Chair: Eric Hilt, Wellesley College
Discussant: John Heitmann, University of Dayton
John Lapidus, University of Gothenburg

Toward a Fragile Compromise: Political Left and Right on Swedish Cartel Legislation, 1925-1993
    [Abstract]

Samuel Milner, Harvard University

Apparel Price Control during World War II: How Uncle Sam Won the War, Battled Business, and Changed the Way America Dressed
    [Abstract]

Trevin S. Stratton, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

"Banker's Courtesy": Glass-Steagall and the Persistence of Relationship Banking in Security Underwriting in the United States, 1933-1939
    [Abstract]

6.C    Spaces of Finance and the Culture of Capitalism
Knox Room
Chair: Robert Wright, Augustana College
Discussant: Susie J. Pak, St. John's University
Bruce E. Baker, Royal Holloway, University of London, and Barbara Hahn, Texas Tech University

Rings of Trade in the Age of Futures: Cotton Exchanges in Liverpool, New York, and New Orleans, 1870-1914

Julia Ott, The New School

Securities Exchanges as Nodes of an Expanding Neoliberal Network, 1945-1990
    [Abstract]

6.D    Business Culture, Practice, and Institutions in Twentieth-Century China
Marion Room
Chair: Madeleine Zelin, Columbia University
Discussant: Linsun Cheng, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Juanjuan Peng, Georgia Southern University

Changes and Continuities: The Technological and Institutional Development of a Privatized State-Owned Enterprise in Late Qing China
    [Abstract]

Zinian Zhang, Durham University Law School

The History of Chinese Bankruptcy Law: Cultural or Institutional Resistance to Western Influence?
    [Abstract]

6.E    Selling Beauty: Cosmetics Cultures in Europe
Union DE Room
Chair: Geoff Jones, Harvard Business School
Discussant: Steven Zdatny, University of Vermont
Ludovic Cailluet, University of Toulouse, CRM-CNRS

Selling Cosmetics in Pharmacies: Intermediaries and Institutions, 1960-2010
    [Abstract]

Jessica P. Clark, McGill University

A Glimpse into France as She Is on a Foreign Soil: Eugène Rimmel and London's Manufacturing Perfumers, 1851-1891
    [Abstract]

Eugénie Briot, University of Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée

Quantity or Expensiveness? Fabrications of a Luxury Industry, the Parisian Perfumery in the Nineteenth Century
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

6.F    Business Collaboration, Competition, and Expansion
Fairfield Room
Chair: Marcelo Bucheli, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Discussant: William J. Hausman, College of William and Mary
Howard Cox, University of Worcester

The Anglo-American Tobacco War of 1901-1902: A Clash of Business Cultures and Strategies
    [Abstract]

Stacy Haberstroh, Miami University

"The Sun Never Sets on National Cash Registers": NCR Goes Abroad and Sells Itself as a Modern Company
    [Abstract]

Erik Lakomaa, Institute for Research in Economic and Business History, Stockholm School of Economics

The "Creative Revolution" and the Transformation of the Swedish Advertising Industry, 1962-1980: The Case of Ervaco and Arbmans
    [Abstract]

6.G    Self-Regulation and Ethical Boundaries
Madison Room
Chair: Rowena Olegario, Said Business School, University of Oxford
Discussant: Marc Stern, Bentley University
Cory A. Davis, University of Illinois at Chicago

Making Markets Moral: Merchants and the Culture of Business in Nineteenth-Century America
    [Abstract]

Daniel Simeone, McGill University

"Then what is the use of the Board of Trade?" Bankruptcy Regulation, Self-Regulation, and Politics in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Montreal

Alessandra Tessari, University of Salento/University of Reading

The Contested Governance of Food Safety Regulation: Italian Firms and the Dilemma between Market Promotion and Consumer Protection, 1960s-1990s
    [Abstract]

12:00 noon-1:30 pm
Lunch
Union AB Room

12:00 noon-1:30 pm
Women in Business History Lunch
Morrow Room

1:30–3:00 pm
concurrent sessions 7

7.A    The Business of Prediction
Clark Room
Chair: Josh Lauer, University of New Hampshire
Discussant: Edward Balleisen, Duke University
Caley Horan, Princeton University

The Stars Ascendant: Financial Astrology and Market Rationality in the United States, 1970-Present
    [Abstract]

Jamie Pietruska, Rutgers University

"A Tornado Is Coming!" Commodifying and Counterfeiting Weather Forecasts in the Gilded Age
    [Abstract]

Nate Holdren, University of Minnesota

Corporate Risk Management and the Making of Industrial Medicine in the Early Twentieth Century United States
    [Abstract]

7.B    Corporate Social Politics
Champaign Room
Chair: Louis Galambos, Johns Hopkins University
Discussant: Jeff Fear, University of Redlands
Daniel Amsterdam, The Ohio State University

The Cultural Promises of the State: A Reconsideration of Corporate Social Politics in 1920s America
    [Abstract]

Christina Lubinski, German Historical Institute-DC, and Geoff Jones, Harvard Business School

Culture of Greenness: Environmental Strategies, Regional Culture, and Social Responsibility in the German Chemical Industry, 1950 to 1980
    [Abstract]

Suzanne K. McCoskey, Frostburg State University

From Paternalism to Corporate Social Responsibility: Monopsony and Employer Benevolence in the U.S. Rubber Industry
    [Abstract]

7.C    Business, Commerce, and the Environment
Knox Room
Chair and Discussant: Christine M. Rosen, University of California, Berkeley
Richard Popp, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

A Consumers' Wilderness: REI, the Catalog Industry, and Direct Marketing, 1960-1985
    [Abstract]

Karen Senaga, Mississippi State University

The Pristine and Polluted: Marketing, Flavor, and the Environment in the Farm-Raised Catfish Industry
    [Abstract]

Ellen R. Wald, University of Georgia

Petroleum Pipelines and the Culture of Environmentalism: The Northern-Tier Pipeline in Puget Sound, 1977-1982
    [Abstract]

7.D    Local Cultures of Capitalism
Marion Room
Chair: James Genova, The Ohio State University
Discussant: The Audience
Jan M. Padios, University of Maryland, College Park

How Culture Matters: Global Business Process Outsourcing Meets Local Cultural Practices in the Philippines
    [Abstract]

Alicia Dewey, Biola University

Navigating Change in a Capitalist Economy: Ethnic Mexicans and Anglo-American Business Culture, 1880-1940
    [Abstract]

Anton Ehlers, Stellenbosch University

"Rainbow Medicine": People, Passion, and Politics—Cultural Ingredients of a Post-Apartheid Company Turnaround in South Africa
    [Abstract]

Nixon Kahjum Takor, University of Bamenda

Smugglers and Livelihood Strategies on the Southeastern Cameroon-Nigeria Border, 1961-1994: A Historical Study of Risk Navigation in the Margin of the State
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

7.E    Alternative Economic Institutions and Community
Madison Room
Chair: Morris L. Bian, Auburn University
Discussant: Margaret Levenstein, University of Michigan
Marcia Chatelain, Georgetown University

The Hero at the Drive Thru Window: Chicago's Black McDonald's Operators Association and the Redefinition of Community
    [Abstract]

Shennette Garrett-Scott, Case Western Reserve University

To Help Build Bigger and Better Negro Business: The National Negro Housewives League, 1930s-1950s
    [Abstract]

7.F    Presidential Roundtable: Business History beyond the Academy
Union DE Room
Chair: Wendy Woloson, Independent Scholar
Timothy Lavin, Bloomberg, Inc.
Margaret Graham, Winthrop Group
Terry Fife, History Works
3:00–3:30 pm
Coffee Break
Union AB Room
    Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University Press

3:30–5:00 pm
concurrent sessions 8

8.A    Thrift and Moral Order: Cultural Approaches to Working-Class Finance
Clark Room
Chair: Wendy Woloson, Independent Scholar
Discussant: The Audience
Nicholas Osborne, University of Nevada, Reno

The Thrift of Nations: Savings Institutions and National Progress in the Late Nineteenth Century United States

David Hochfelder, University at Albany

The Thrift and Civilization: Progressive Notions of Improvidence

Anne Fleming, Harvard Law School

The "very fibre of personal finance": Changing Beliefs about Regulation and the Small-Sum Lending Industry in New York, 1900-1940
    [Abstract]

Joel E. Black, University of Oregon

Commercialized Justice: Law and the Working Class in Progressive Era Chicago

8.B    You Are What You Drink
Champaign Room
Chair: Bartow J. Elmore, University of California, Berkeley
Discussant: Shane Hamilton, University of Georgia
Lisa Jacobson, University of California, Santa Barbara

Redefining Intoxication and Alcohol's Place in American Leisure
    [Abstract]

Sarah Sutton, Brandeis University

Stronger Bodies for a Stronger Nation: Marketing Milk from World War I to the Great Depression
    [Abstract]

8.C    The Peculiarities of Alfred Chandler's Business History and the Intellectual Origins of Managerial Capitalism
Union DE Room
Chair: Benjamin Waterhouse, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Discussant: David Sicilia, University of Maryland
Noam Maggor, Vanderbilt University

Henry V. Poor's Financial Journalism and the Intellectual Origins of Managerial Capitalism

Eli Cook, Harvard University

Beyond the Firm: Economic Indicators and the Visible Hand of Everyday Life
    [Abstract]

Stefan Link, European University Institute

Ford Motor Company and Alfred Chandler's Managerial Revolution: New Evidence, New Questions

8.D    The Rhetoric and Imagery of Business in the Cold War
Marion Room
Chair: Gavin Benke, University of South Florida
Discussant: Philip Scranton, Rutgers University, Camden
David Gray, Oklahoma State University

Motivation Goes Global: Selling Workplace Ideology in the Cold War
    [Abstract]

Diana Lemberg, Yale University

Technologizing Freedom: U.S. Media Industries and Human Rights, 1943-1950
    [Abstract]

8.E    Corporate Control and Culture
Madison Room
Chair: Daniel Raff, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Discussant: Colleen Dunlavy, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Graeme Acheson, University of Stirling, Gareth Campbell, John D. Turner, and Nadia Vanteeva, Queen's University Belfast

Corporate Ownership and Control in Victorian Britain
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Anna J. Murphy, Columbia University

Corporate Culture: Cold War Management Theory and the Revaluation of the White-Collar Workplace
    [Abstract]

Michael Winslow, University of Iowa

Monopoly on Stage: Show Business, Mass Media Industries, and the Redefinition of Commerce, 1907-1955
    [Abstract]

8.F    How Language Shapes Business Practice
Fairfield Room
Chair: Vicki Howard, Hartwick College
Discussant: Patrick Fridenson, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
Jennifer M. Black, University of Southern California

Speaking by the Pen: How Epistolary Etiquette Shaped Advertising Practices in the Gilded Age
    [Abstract]

Jackson B. Foote, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Stretching the Invisible Hand Across the Pond: The Global Shift, Academic Journalism, and the The Economist in North America

Megan Teague and Noel D. Johnson, George Mason University

Identity and Integration: Language Fractionalization and the Vote for the Eurozone in France
    [Abstract]

8.G    Explaining Business and Institutional Success and Failure
Knox Room
Chair: Daniel Levinson-Wilk, Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY
Discussant: Jonathan Bean, Southern Illinois University
Rémi Gilardin, European University Institute

The Arduous Rise of the Telephone in Postwar Europe: A View into, and beyond, the Inefficiency of the Bureaucratic State-Business Culture
    [Abstract]

Alan P. Loeb, Independent Scholar

The Theory of Institutional Failure: A New Framework
    [Abstract]

Megan Mullen, University of Wisconsin, Parkside

Communities and Practices: Accounting for the Development of the U.S. Cable Television Industry in Pennsylvania's Anthracite Coal Region
    [Abstract]

5:00–5:45 pm
Book Auction (final call, 5:20 pm)
Union C Room

6:00–7:00 pm
Presidential Address
Union DE Room
Kenneth Lipartito, Florida International University

Connecting the Cultural and the Material in Business History

7:00–8:00 pm
Reception
Franklin Room
Sponsored by
    The Center for Ethical Business Cultures, University of St. Thomas
    Studies in the History of U. S. Capitalism, a series published by Columbia University Press

8:00–10:00 pm
Awards Banquet
Franklin Room