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2009 Annual Meeting
Milan, Italy
June 11-13, 2009

"Fashions: Business Practices in Historical Perspective"


Joint with the European Business History Association
PROGRAM


Wednesday, June 10

8:30am-4:15pm
Oxford Journals Doctoral Colloquium
Via Röntgen, Rooms 3-C4-SR01 and 3-D3-SR01 (3d floor)

3:00-6:00pm
Registration
Piazza Sraffa 13

4:00-8:00pm
BHC Trustees Meeting
Via Röntgen 1, Room 3-B3-SR01 (3d floor)

Thursday, June 11

8:00am-6:00pm
Registration
Piazza Sraffa 13

Book Exhibit
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-9

Fashion Institute of Technology Exhibit

"Beauty, Brains, Bergdorf's, and Bytes: The Collective Memory of Art, Design, Business, and Technology in FIT's Department of Special Collections and Archives"
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-9

Concurrent Sessions

9:00-10:30am
Concurrent Sessions 1
1.A Social Outsiders, Separate Economies, Crossover Markets: Two Centuries of Cultural Expressions in American Fashion
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-1

Chair: Roderick McDonald, Rider University
Discussant: Mary Yeager, University of California, Los Angeles
Lilia Raquel D. Rosas, University of Texas at Austin
Fashions in the Sex Industry in the Long Nineteenth Century: From Street Hooker to Brothels

Shennette Garrett-Scott, University of Texas at Austin
A Historiography of African American Business
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Juliet E. K. Walker, University of Texas at Austin
African American Hip Hop Fashion Industry Entrepreneurs: Commodifying Black Culture, Building Joint Venture Conglomerates

1.B Federalism in Business History
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-2

Chair: William Becker, George Washington University
Discussant: William Becker, George Washington University
William R. Childs, The Ohio State University
Pragmatic Federalism and Regulation in the Twentieth Century
    [Abstract]

David Brian Robertson, University of Missouri, St. Louis
American Federalism: Design and Impact on Public Policy toward Business

Colleen Dunlavy, University of Wisconsin
Corporations and Chain Stores: Understanding the Nuances of Federalism in the United States and Germany at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

William Hausman, College of William and Mary
John Kelly, American Public Power Association
John L. Neufeld, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
U.S. Electric Utility Rate Regulation and Competition at the Beginning of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries

1.C Innovation in the Business of Fashion, 1900-1940
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-3

Chair: Dilys Blum, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Discussant: Francesca Polese, Università Bocconi
Lourdes M. Font, Fashion Institute of Technology
International Couture: Expansion and Promotion in the Early Twentieth Century
    [Abstract]

Lewis Orchard, Independent Scholar
Retailing Innovation: The Origins of Contemporary Merchandising in an Edwardian Couture House
    [Abstract]

Rebecca Jumper Matheson, Independent Scholar
Making a Name for Themselves: Promotion and Self-Promotion of Designing Women
    [Abstract]

Molly Sorkin, Fashion Institute of Technology
The Limits of Expansion: Contraction and Collapse in the Haute Couture, 1920-1940
    [Abstract]

1.D From a Tool to a Marketplace: The Evolution of Company Benefit Fashions in Great Britain and the United States, 1802-1990s
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-4

Chair: Jonathan Russ, University of Delaware
Discussant: Janice Traflet, Bucknell University
Stephanie Holyfield, University of Delaware
Something More: Loyalty and Efficiency at Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co., 1905-1933

Emily Martz, University of Delaware
The Mutual Fund Industry and the Rise of the 401(k) Plan
    [Abstract]

Michael Smitka, Washington and Lee University
Labor's Love for Benefits Lost: The 1950s Battle Over Healthcare Provision in the US Auto Industry

Peter Wardley, University of the West of England
Co-operation à la Mode: Fashionability, Workers, and the Co-operative Movement in Britain

1.E Artifacts, Organizations and Institutions: Circulation, Preservation and Management of Embedded Corporate Resources
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-5

Chair: Donald C. Jackson, Lafayette College
Discussant: Michelle Craig McDonald, Stockton College
Davide Ravasi, Università Bocconi
Violina Rindova, University of Texas at Austin
Ileana Stigliani, Università Bocconi
Corporate Museums and Organizational Institutionalization

Ralph Maurer, Louisiana State University
Designing a Genre: An Organizational Perspective on the Rise of Comic-Book Films

David Kirsch, University of Maryland
All That Was Solid: Learning the Lessons of Corporate Cadavers in Silicon Valley

Mary B. Rose, Lancaster University
Lorraine Johnston, Lancaster University
"To Design for the Future You Must Leaf Through the Past": Museums as Part of Systems of Innovation
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

1.F The Essence of Fashion
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-6

Chair: Elisabetta Merlo, Università Bocconi
Discussant: Patricia A. Cunningham, The Ohio State University
Donna W. Reamy, Virginia Commonwealth University
The Economic Impact of the Catwalk: A Historical Perspective of the Fashion Show and Its Current Economic Value to Global Fashion Centers
    [Abstract]

Ariel Beaujot, Laurentian University
Xavier Jouvin: Fashioning the Glove, Fashioning the Female Hand
    [Abstract]

Elspeth H. Brown, University of Toronto
Modeling Blackness in Civil Rights America
    [Abstract]

10:30-11:00am
Coffee Break
Piazza Sraffa 13, Ground Floor

11:00am-12:30pm
Concurrent Sessions 2
2.A Roundtable: Business History Job Market (Sponsored by the BHC Emerging Scholars Committee/Organizers)
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-1

Chair: Anna Spadavecchia, University of Reading
Discussant: The Audience
Albert Carreras, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Alexander Engel, University of Göttingen
Sheldon Hochheiser, IEEE History Center/Rutgers University
Kurt Jacobsen, Copenhagen Business School
Christopher McKenna, Oxford University
Francesca Polese, Università Bocconi
Dan Wadwhani, University of the Pacific

2.B Making an Impression
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-2

Chair: Lesley Whitworth, Brighton University
Discussant: Emanuela Scarpellini, Università degli Studi di Milano
Andrew Popp, University of Liverpool
Michael French, University of Glasgow
"Practically the Uniform of the Tribe": Dress Codes among Commercial Travellers
    [Abstract]

M. Lynn Barnes, West Virginia University
"Gee! I Wish I Were a Man": The Christy Girl Joins the Navy
    [Abstract]

Howard Cox, University of Worcester
Simon Mowatt, University of Auckland
Creating Images of Fashion: Consumer Magazines and American Competition in Britain, 1910-1940
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Jill Fields, California State University, Fresno
The Business of Fashion on Film
    [Abstract]

2.C The Responsible Corporation: International Perspectives on the Business-Society Relationship
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-3

Chair: Jeffrey Fear, University of Redlands
Discussant: Jennifer Delton, Skidmore College
Jenna Feltey Alden, Columbia University
The Humanistic Side of Enterprise: Postwar Management Theory and the Dream of Collective Self-Actualization

Geoffrey Tweedale, Manchester Metropolitan University
"What Happens When the Money Runs Out?" The Corporate Veil and Multinational Liability for Industrial Disease
    [Abstract]

Kenneth Lipartito, Florida International University
Charting the History of Corporate Social Responsibility in America

2.D From Manufacturing to Fashion: Textile and Shoemaking Clusters in Spain
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-4

Chair: Franco Amatori, Università Bocconi
Discussant: John Wilson, University of Liverpool
Luis Alonso Álvarez, Universidad da Coruña
International Competitiveness and Technological Innovation in the Fashion Market: The Case of Inditex Holding, 1988-2007
    [Abstract]

Montserrat Llonch, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Fashion and Competitiveness in the Catalan Knitting Districts, 1961-2004
    [Abstract]

José Antonio Miranda, Universidad de Alicante
Competing in Fashion Goods: Firms and Industrial Districts in the Development of the Spanish Shoemaking Industry
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Jordi Catalan, Universitat de Barcelona
Ramon Ramon-Muñoz, Universitat de Barcelona
The Origins of "Made in Spain" Fashion: Hub-Firm Clusters and Industrial Districts in Textiles, Clothing, and Shoemaking since the Golden Age
    [Abstract]

2.E Fashion Marketing and Business Strategies
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-5

Chair: Adrienne Sockwell, University of Texas at Austin
Discussant: Ingrid Giertz-Mårtenson, Centre for Business History, Stockholm
Jillian Taylor Lerner, University of British Columbia
Nineteenth-Century Fashion Illustration: A Genealogical Approach to the Marketing of Lifestyle
    [Abstract]

Patricia A. Cunningham, The Ohio State University
Branding in the 1930s: The Case of B.V.D.
    [Abstract]

Gayle Strege, The Ohio State University
Influences of Two Midwestern American Department Stores on Retailing Practices, 1883-1941
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

2.F Entrepreneurs and Fashion
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-6

Chair: Lise Skov, Copenhagen Business School
Discussant: Valeria Pinchera, Università degli Studi di Pisa
Phyllis Dillon, Independent Scholar
German Jews as Nineteenth-Century Pioneers in the American Apparel Industry
    [Abstract]

Rebecca Arnold, Royal College of Art
The Fashion Group: Women and Business in 1930s New York
    [Abstract]

Yamauchi Yuki, Hitotsubashi University
The Fashion-Creation System in Japan, 1920-1930
    [Abstract]

Sarah Scaturro, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Perfumes, Pragmatism, and Princesses: Lucien Lelong, President of Paris Fashion
    [Abstract]

12:30-2:00pm
Lunch
Piazza Sraffa 13, Ground Floor

12:30-4:00pm
EBHA Council Meeting
Via Röntgen 1, Room 3-D3-SR01 (3d floor)

2:00-3:30pm
Concurrent Sessions 3
3.A L'Ideal et la Pensée: The Role of National Identity and "Thought" in Shaping French Multinational Enterprise Management and Practices
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-1

Chair: Matthias Kipping, York University
Discussant: Eric Godelier, École Polytechnique Paris
Muriel LeRoux, CNRS
A Chemists' Community as a Forerunner in Management Change and Innovation in France during the Second Part of the Twentieth Century? The Case of the Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles, a CNRS Laboratory
[Abstract]    [Paper]

Jacqueline McGlade, College of Saint Elizabeth
Advancing Camaraderie Through Chemistry: The Role of French Corporate Partnership in Du Pont's Development of Rayon

Caroline Piquet, Université Paris-Sorbonne
The Design of a Private Corporate Culture in a "Public Service" Activity: A Comparison of the French and British Approaches in the Suez Canal Company, 1869-1956

Pierre Jambard, université Paris-Sorbonne
Trends in the Building Industry: The Case of France after World War II

3.B Managing Intellectual Property in Europe and the United States in the Nineteenth Century
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-2

Chair: Marina Moskowitz, University of Glasgow
Discussant: W. Bernard Carlson, University of Virginia
Kristine Bruland, University of Geneva
Keeping Secrets: Profiting from Innovation at Mustad & Son, 1830-1920

Richard John, University of Illinois at Chicago
Professor Morse's Lightning: The Political Econmy of Innovation in the Nineteenth-Century U.S. Telegraph Business

Courtney Fullilove, Columbia Universitybr> A Wonderbook of Rubber: Anglo-American Claims to the Parã Rubber Tree

Anna Guagnini, Università di Bologna
Patenting Strategies in Nineteenth-Century Britain: The Battle over the Electrical Transformer

3.C Business in Hitler's Europe, 1940-1944
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-3

Chair: Hartmut Berghoff, German Historical Institute and University of Göttingen
Discussant: Stefan Schwarzkopf, Queen Mary University of London
Martin Horn, McMaster University
American Business and France, 1940-1941
    [Abstract]

Pamela E. Swett, McMaster University
Keeping the Brand Alive: BMW's Advertising Department during the Second World War

Ben Wubs, Erasmus University
The Growth of Dutch Multinationals in Germany: The Case of Philips, 1920-1960
    [Abstract]

3.D Can the Fashion Industry Sustain Ethical Fashion: Or Is It a Passing Trend?
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-4

Chair: Francesco Morace, Future Concept Lab
Discussant: Mo Tomaney, Central St. Martin's College of Art and Design
Efrat Tseëlon, University of Leeds
In Search of the "Ethics" of Ethical Fashion
    [Abstract]

Elisabeth Field, University of Leeds
Emma Hogg, University of Leeds
The Ethics of Promoting Skinny Fashion Models
    [Abstract]

Sybil Goldfiner, CEO, Comme-il-faut
Comme-il-Faut: A Gold Standard for an Ethical Agenda
    [Abstract]

Helen Lynn, Wildcard Research Communications
Toxic Beauty
    [Abstract]

3.E Internationalism before World War II
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-5

Chair: Mira Wilkins, Florida International University
Discussant: Peter Hertner, Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Manuel Llorca-Jaña, University of Leicester, Birkbeck College, and National Audit Office (London)
The Organization of British Textile Exports to the River Plate and Chile: The Case of Hodgson & Robinson, an "autonomous free-standing house," c.1817-1843
    [Abstract]

Kevin Tennent, London School of Economics
A Fashion for Investment or Management? Scottish Free-Standing Companies in the United States, 1880-1900
    [Abstract]

Rowena Olegario, Vanderbilt University/Said Business School, Oxford University
American Businesses Assess Foreign Merchants, 1890-1940
    [Abstract]

Christine Ruane, University of Tulsa
"A Spider's Web that Covered All of Russia": The Singer Sewing Machine Company and Imperial Russia's Economic War, 1914-1917

3.F Innovation, Fashion, and Modernity in the Management of Consumer Product Marketing in China
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-6

Chair: Hazel Clark, Parsons, The New School of Design
Discussant: Simona Segre Reinach, IULM University, Milan, and IUAV University, Venice
Brett Sheehan, University of Southern California
Selling Knitting as Modernity: The Dongya Corporation in Tianjin, China, 1932-1937
    [Abstract]

Ling-Ling Lien, Academia Sinica
"The Show Must Go On": Department Stores and the Making of Fashion in Shanghai during World War II
    [Abstract]

Stephen L. Morgan, University of Nottingham
Selling Chinese Dreams: Fashion, Culture, and Discourse in Advertising in China between the Two World Wars
    [Abstract]

Sabine Ichikawa, EHESS (Paris)
Licensing, Branding, and Cooperation in the Japanese and Chinese Fashion Industry
    [Abstract]

3.G Using Sources
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-7

Chair: Colin Divall, York University/National Railway Museum
Discussant: Laura Linard, Harvard Business School
Kim Hewitt, Empire State College
Mark Soderstrom, Empire State College
Dan Levinson Wilk, Fashion Institute of Technology
Teaching American History Through the Eye of the Needle

Ingrid Giertz-Mårtenson, Centre for Business History, Stockholm
H&M—Documenting the Story of the World's Largest Fashion Retailer
    [Abstract]

3:30-4:00pm
Coffee Break
Piazza Sraffa 13, Ground Floor

4:00-5:30pm
Concurrent Sessions 4
4.A Drink Up
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-1

Chair: Michelle Craig McDonald, Stockton College
Discussant: Alfred Reckendrees, Center for Business History, Copenhagen Business School
Lisa Jacobson, University of California, Santa Barbara
Domesticating Drink: Refashioning Beer and Social Drinking in 1940s and 1950s America
    [Abstract]

Graham D. Taylor, Trent University
Seagram Comes to Scotland: The Role of Local Players in the Overseas Expansion of a Canadian Multinational, 1949-1965
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Valerio Varini, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
A New Brand for a New Consumer: The Success of Campari between the Nineteenth and the Twentieth Century
    [Abstract]

Gerald Crompton, University of Kent Business School
Changing Fashions in Drinks, Pubs, and Management in the UK Brewing Industry since 1960

4.B Whither Enron, Worldcom, and Sarbanes-Oxley: Fraud in Twenty-First-Century American Business
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-2

Chair: Angel Kwolek-Folland, University of Florida
Discussant: Margaret B. W. Graham, McGill University
Virginia A. Maurer, University of Florida
The Criminal Sanction for Executive Fraud in the Post-Enron Period
    [Abstract]

Cindy A. Schipani, University of Michigan
The Corporate Attorney-Client and Work Product Privileges: Things of the Past?
    [Abstract]


Terry Morehead Dworkin, Indiana University
Whistleblowing and SOX: A Failure to Heed History

Chizu Nakajima, City University London
Corporate Scandals: A UK Perspective

4.C IT in Shaping Business Practices and Organizations
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-3

Chair: Kurt Jacobsen, Copenhagen Business School
Discussant: Lars Heide, Copenhagen Business School
Paul Thomes, RWTH Aachen University
Push and Pull: IT, Cashless Wage Payments, and Business Practices: The Case of the German Savings Banks and Mutual Banks in the 1950s and 1960s

Gustav Sjöblom, Chalmers University of Technology
Computers in Business:The Swedish Way?

Bernardo Bátiz-Lazo, University of Leicester
J. Carles Maixé-Altés, Universidad de Coruña
Managing Technological Change by Committee: Origins and Deployment of Data Processing Networks in Spanish and British Savings Banks, c. 1960-1988
    [Abstract]

4.D Collective Trademarks in Transnational Perspective, from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-4

Chair: Patrick Fridenson, EHESS (Paris)
Discussant:Philip B. Scranton, Rutgers University/Hagley Museum and Library
Kolleen M. Guy, University of Texas at San Antonio
Fashioning French Food: Marketing Terroir and Twentieth-Century Food Culture

Alessandro Stanziani, CNRS and EHESS (Paris)
French Collective Wine Branding in Comparative Perspective, Nineteenth-Twentieth Centuries
    [Abstract]

Karl Gerth, Merton College, Oxford University
Appearing Patriotic: The Application of Nationality to Chinese Men's Fashions
    [Abstract]

Corine Maitte, Université Paris-Est Marne la Vallée
Labels, Brands, and Market Integration in the Modern Era
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

4.E Entrepreneurship
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-5

Chair: Margaret Walsh, University of Nottingham
Discussant: Andrew Godley, University of Reading
R. Daniel Wadwhani, University of the Pacific
The Demise of Thomas W. Dyott: Personal Finance, Entrepreneurship, and Panic in Nineteenth-Century America

Tiffany Gill, University of Texas at Austin
Fashioning Black Cosmopolitanism: Freddye Henderson and the Creation of the Postwar African American Travel Industry

Villa Vilaithong, Chulalongkorn University
Fashioning Thai Silk: Queen Sirikit, Jim Thompson, and the Silk Business in Thailand, 1950s-1960s
    [Abstract]

4.F Internationalization in the Twentieth Century
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-6

Chair: Takeshi Ohtowa, Hiroshima City University
Discussant: Carlo Brambilla, Università degli Studi dell'Insubria
Maria Fernández Moya, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Old Empire's Revenues? The Internationalization of the Spanish Publishing Sector in Latin America

Rafael Castro Balaguer, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
The "Vending Machines": French Hypermarkets in Spain since the 1960s
    [Abstract]

4.G Fashion Cities
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-7

Chair: Michele Ruffat, CNRS
Discussant: Lou Taylor, Brighton University
Michelle Jones, University for the Creative Arts, Rochester, UK
The Evolution of London as a Fashion Center: Case Study of the Early Career of Victor Stiebel
    [Abstract]

Anne Peirson-Smith, City University of Hong Kong
Going to the Fair? A History of Fashion Fairs and Fashion Week Events in Hong Kong

Shauna Brail, University of Toronto
Deborah Leslie, University of Toronto
Fashioning an Antidote to Fast Fashion: Can Toronto's Fashion Designers Compete?
    [Abstract]

4.H Rags to Riches: Entrepreneurs and the Survival of Family Business in the Fabric, Clothing, and Fashion Industry
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-8

Chair: Kersti Ullenhag, Uppsala University
Discussant: Margrit Müller, University of Zurich
Hanlie dos Santos, University of Johannesburg
Fashion and Family Entrepreneurs: The Case of Jaff and Company on the Witwatersrand, 1930-1980
    [Abstract]

Grietjie Verhoef, University of Johannesburg
Entrepreneur, Social Capital, and the Survival of Poor Whites on the Witwatersrand, 1930-2000: The Case of Burgers Brothers Clothing Enterprise
    [Abstract]

Leandie Maritz, University of Johannesburg
Ingrid Thorius, University of Johannesburg
"Your Satisfaction, not mere profit is our aim": Colonial English Enterprise and the Textile Industry: Arthur Bales and Son, since 1902
    [Abstract]

Alper Kayhan, University of Sheffield
Fashions in Doing the Business of Fashion: Insights from Family Firms in Turkish Textile and Clothing Industries
    [Abstract]

5:45-7:00
Concurrent Sessions 5
5.A Fashioning Transportation: Creating and Challenging Gender Norms on Roads and Railroads in Britain and the United States
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-1

Chair: Mathieu Flonneau, Université Paris-I
Discussant: The Audience
Colin Divall, York University/National Railway Museum
"You see, my husband's so partial to a mantel-shelf": The Railways' Gendered Construction of Britain's Passenger Trains, 1920-1939
    [Abstract]

Albert Churella, Southern Polytechnic State University
The Clothes Make the Women: Skirts, Pants, and Railway Labor during World War II
    [Abstract]

Margaret Walsh, University of Nottingham
Women and the American Automobile Industry: Changing the Gendered Landscape of Car Consumption after 1945
    [Abstract]

5.B Culture, Institutions, and Overseas Investment: British Investment in the Dominions in the Age of High Imperialism
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-2

Chair: Harilaos Kitsikopoulos, New York University
Discussant: Duncan Ross, University of Glasgow
Andrew Smith, Laurentian University
The Dollars and Cents of British Imperialism: The Political Economy of the Investment in Canada, 1867-1914
    [Abstract]

Andrew Richard Dilley, University of Aberdeen
Empire and Risk: Edwardian Financiers, Australia, and Canada, c.1899-1914
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Gary Magee, La Trobe University, Bundoora
Investors, Information, and the British World, 1860-1913
    [Abstract]

5.C Individuals Who Influenced the Business of Fashion
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-3

Chair: Lisa Jacobson, University of California, Santa Barbara
Discussant: Paul Schmitz, Boston University
Judy K. Miler, Florida State University
Early Female Managers at Two Leading American Department Stores
    [Abstract]

Lisa Hayes, Drexel University
Changing Business Practices in Fashion: Liz Claiborne, An American Innovator: A New Era of American Design
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Cynthia Golembuski, Drexel University
Illustration in Fashion Publications and Retail Store Advertising in America: The Artist Behind the Look and the Resurrection of the Fashion Illustrator
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

5.D Unfashionable Topics in Business and Business History: Gender and Failure Studies Meet Ordinary Workers, Micro-Business Owners, and Business Historians
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-4

Chair: Pamela Walker Laird, University of Colorado at Denver
Comment: Pamela Walker Laird, University of Colorado at Denver
Susan Ingalls Lewis, State University of New York, New Paltz
"Plodding Along as Usual": Microentrepreneurs in Nineteenth-Century America
    [Abstract]

Jocelyn Wills, Brooklyn College, CUNY
"By June the Affair Was a Hopeless Tangle"; and Other Tales in the Failure of Personal and Business Relationships

Mary Yeager, University of California, Los Angeles
"The Personal is the Professional, or Is It?" Families, Friends, and Feminists at Harvard Business School, 1929-2000

5.E Black Men, White Women, and the Dark-Skinned Other: Fashioning Race and Business in Modern Japan
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-5

Chair: Steven Zdatny, University of Vermont
Discussant: Juliet E. K. Walker, University of Texas at Austin
Christienne L. Hinz, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
Situation the Dark-Skinned Other: Self-Colonization and Japanese Industrial Modernity in the Twentieth Century

J. Malia McAndrew, John Carroll University
Feminized Diplomacy: Japanese Fashion Magazines and U.S. Censorship in Occupied Japan
    [Abstract]

Douglas Bristol, University of Southern Mississippi
Japanese Soul Brothers? The Afro Meets the U.S. Military in Japan, 1970

5.F Data for Business
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-6

Chair: Paul J. Miranti, Rutgers University Business School
Discussant: Luca Zan, Bologna University
Riccardo Cella, University of Verona
Accounting in Pre-Industrial Venice: Balance Sheets, Law Suits, and Managerial Tools

Giovanni Favero, Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Business Attitudes toward Official Statistical Investigation: An Italian Wool Industrialist from Reticence to Influence, 1861-1895
    [Abstract]

Thierry Maillet, EHESS (Paris)
Fred Carlin: The Unknown Founder of the Oldest French Prediction Company

5.G What's New? Charitable Fashions in Business
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-7

Chair: Marsha Lynn Shapiro Rose, Florida Atlantic University
Discussant: Ellen Hartigan O'Connor, University of California, Davis
Amanda Moniz, Yale University
Fashions in Philanthropy, or International Trends as a Challenge for Charities' Managers in the Early National United States
    [Abstract]

Sharon Ann Murphy, Providence College
Making Charity Fashionable: Female Reformers and the Prevention of Pauperism in Antebellum America

Inga Barbara Nuhn, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität
Corporate Social Responsibility: A Current Fashion?
    [Abstract]

7:00-8:00pm
Grand Opening
Aula Magna, Via Gobbi 5

Guido Tabellini, Rector, Università Bocconi
Alessandro Benetton, Deputy Executive Chairman, Benetton Group
Franco Amatori, Director, Institute of Economic History, Università Bocconi
Francesca Polese, Chair of Program Committee, Università Bocconi
Regina Blaszczyk, Co-Chair of Program Committee, University of Pennsylvania/Hagley Museum and Library

Reception Sponsored by Campari

Friday, June 12

8:00am-6:00pm
Registration
Piazza Sraffa 13

Book Exhibit
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-9

Session 6
8:30-10:30am
Concurrent Sessions 6
6.A Business, Technology, and Infrastructure
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-1

Chair: Joost Dankers, University of Utrecht
Discussant: Takeshi Yuzawa, Gakushuin University
Dan Bogart, University of California, Irvine
John Majewski, University of California, Santa Barbara
Two Roads to the Transportation Revolution: Early Corporations in the U.K. and the United States
    [Abstract]

Camilla Brautaset, University of Bergen
Stig Tenold, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration
Lost in Calculation? Norwegian Merchant Shipping in Asia, 1870-1914
    [Abstract]

Leslie Hannah, London School of Economics
The Global Supply of Lighting in 1900
    [Abstract]

Kurt Jacobsen, Copenhagen Business School
Institutional Change and Path Dependency in Danish Telecom Development

6.B Family Firms: Comparative Perspectives on Management and Governance Styes
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-2

Chair: Harold James, Princeton University
Discussant: Guido Corbetta, Università Bocconi
Andrea Colli, Università Bocconi
Ownership, Governance, and Strategies in Large Italian Family Firms

Paloma Fernández Pérez, Universitat de Barcelona
Nuria Puig, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Entrepreneurial Dynasties and the Competitive Advantage of Regions: The Case of Catalonia in a Long-Run Perspective
    [Abstract]

Hans Sjögren, Linköping University
Dan Johannson, The Ratio Institute
Carl Magnus Bjuggren, The Ratio Institute
Family Business, Employment, and GDP
    [Abstract]

Margrit Müller, University of Zurich
Family Firms in Switzerland: Continuity and Change in the Context of Globalization
    [Abstract]

Abe de Jong, Rotterdam School of Management
Gerarda Westerhuis, Universiteit Utrecht
Governance Transitions in Family Firms: A Meta-Analysis

6.C Textile Fashions in Pre-Industrial Times: Products and Market
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-3

Chair: Paola Lanaro, University of Venice Ca' Foscari
Discussant: Miki Sugiura, Tokyo International University
Francesco Ammannati, Università degli Studi di Firenze
Florentine Woollen Manufacture in the Sixteenth Century: Crisis and New Entrepreneurial Strategies
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Edoardo Demo, Verona University
Wool and Silk: New Products and New Manufacture in the Venetian Mainland (15th and 16th Centuries)

Christof Jeggle, University of Bamberg
The Manufacture of Linen in Early Modern Westphalia: Fashions of Products, Fashions of Organizing Production
    [Abstract]

Daryl M. Hafter, Eastern Michigan University
Silk and Sales in Eighteenth-Century France

Sara Piccolo Paci, Fashion Institute of Technology, Florence
Dressing for God, Dressing for Men: Liturgical Vestments in the Christian Church as a Sign of Spiritual Richness and Political Strength
    [Abstract]

6.D Profits without Ethics
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-4

Chair: Ray Stokes, University of Glasgow
Discussant: Christopher Kobrak, ESCP-EAP
Jochen Streb, University of Hohenheim
Directing German Firms by Investment and Procurement Contracts in the Third Reich

Joachim Lund, Copenhagen Business School
Building Hitler's Europe: Forced Labor at Danish Cement Factories and Building Contractors in Germany and German-Occupied Territories, 1939-1945
    [Abstract]

Marcel Boldorf, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich
The Profits of Entrepreneurs in Occupied France, 1940-1944

Jonas Scherner, German Historical Institute
Profits and Ethics in Nazi Autarky

Neil Forbes, University of Coventry
Capitalism and the Fascist Challenge: British and American Multinational Enterprise in the 1930s
    [Abstract]

Steen Andersen, Copenhagen Business School
Between Imperative and Risk: The Case of Christiani & Nielsen's Market Entry in Norway, 1941-1945
    [Abstract]

6.E Regulating Business
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-5

Chair: Mark Rose, Florida Atlantic University
Discussant: William R. Childs, The Ohio State University
Christy Chapin, University of Virginia
Meeting the 1950s Consumer Ideal in Health Care
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Roman Koester, University of Glasgow
Stephen Sambrook, University of Glasgow
Learning to Cope with Consumerism: The Management of Domestic Waste in Britain and West Germany, 1945 to the mid-1970s

Eline Poelmans, Catholic University of Leuven
The Mixed Economy and the Concentration of the Coal Companies in the European Coal and Steel Community between 1952 and 1967
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Robert Denning, The Ohio State University
Water Pollution in the Creative Society: Industry and Environmental Regulation under California Governor Ronald Reagan

Marine Moguen-Toursel, Centre of Historical Research, EHESS
The Emergence of Safety Issues: Risk, Road Safety, and Expertise

6.F Corporate Governance
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-6

Chair: Ioanna Pepelasis Minoglou, Athens University of Economics and Business
Discussant: Hubert Bonin, Science Po Bordeaux
Janette Rutterford, Open University Business School
The Shareholder Voice: British and American Accents, 1890 to 1965
    [Abstract]

Mary O'Sullivan, The Wharton School
Merchants and Moguls on the US Securities Markets, 1885-1930

Muriel Petit-Konczyk, University of Lille 2
Multiple Voting Shares in France during the Interwar Period
    [Abstract]

Anton Ehlers, University of Stellenbosch
South African Trust Companies and Boards of Executors and the Bank Act, 1942: From Self-Regulating "Financial Aristocrats" to Statutorily Controlled Deposit-Receiving Institutions
    [Abstract]

Teresa A. Koncick, Florida State University
Mother Merrill: The Corporate Culture of Inclusion at Merrill Lynch & Co.

6.G Reassessing Americanization
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-7

Chair: Jacqueline McGlade, College of Saint Elizabeth
Discussant: Luciano Segreto, Università di Firenze
Jason Petrulis, Columbia University
Marketing the American Way: The Failed Campaign to Sell the American Economic System, 1946-1950

Michele Alacevich, Università degli Studi di Palermo
The Rise and Fall of the World Bank's Economic Department: Economic Research at the World Bank in the Early 1950s
    [Abstract]

Dominique Barjot, Université Paris-Sorbonne
The Americanization of the European Cement Industry: LaFarge in Comparative Perspective, from Fashion to a Structural Change
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Simone Selva, Università di Bologna
Industrial Modernization and Transatlantic Relations: Technological Drift and Resistance in the Case of the U.S. Military Assistance to Italy in the Early Cold War Years

Neil Rollings, University of Glasgow
The Internationalization of Production and the Balance of Payments in the 1960s: An Anglo-American Comparison
    [Abstract]

6.H Selling Beauty
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-8

Chair: Per Boje, University of Southern Denmark
Discussant: Sabine Ichikawa, EHESS (Paris)
Emanuela Scarpellini, Università degli Studi di Milano
Selling Fashion and Beauty: Avon International
    [Abstract]

Geoffrey Jones, Harvard Business School
Going Green: The Growth of Natural Beauty
    [Abstract]

Shakila Yacob, University of Malaya
Branding Beauty: Indigenous Knowledge to the Forefront
    [Abstract]

10:30-11:00am
Coffee Break
Foyer, Via Gobbi 5
Sponsored by Imprese e Storia

Fashion Institute of Technology Exhibit

"Beauty, Brains, Bergdorf's, and Bytes: The Collective Memory of Art, Design, Business, and Technology in FIT's Department of Special Collections and Archives"

11:00am-12:30pm
Krooss Prize Dissertation Session
Aula Magna, Via Gobbi 5

Chair: David Hancock, University of Michigan
Discussant: The audience
Michael Easterly, University of California, Los Angeles
Your Job is Your Credit: Creating a Market for Loans to Salaried Employees in New York City, 1885-1920 (UCLA)

Andrew Russell, Stevens Institute of Technology
"Industrial Legislatures": Consensus Standardization in the Second and Third Industrial Revolutions (Johns Hopkins University)

Dominique Tobbell, University of Minnesota
Pharmaceutical Networks: The Political Economy of Drug Development in the United States, 1945-1980 (University of Pennsylvania)

12:30-2:00pm
Lunch
Piazza Sraffa 13, Ground Floor

Business Historians at Business Schools Lunch
Via Röntgen 1, Floor -2

2:00-3:30pm
Concurrent Sessions 7
7.A From Vionnet to Dior: Strategies of Exclusivity and Dissemination of Paris Haute Couture
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-1

Chair: Mukti Khaire, Harvard Business School
Discussant: Dilys Blum, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Veronique Pouillard, Harvard Business School
Paris-New York: The Problem of Copyright and the Dissemination of Haute Couture, 1925-1955

Alexandra Palmer, Royal Ontario Museum
Christian Dior: Forging a Global Network in Postwar France
    [Abstract]

Florence Brachet Champsaur, EHESS (Paris)
Aux Galeries Lafayette and the Couture Industry, 1893-1952
    [Abstract]

Caroline Evans, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
The Mathematics of Fashion: Jean Patou's "Américainisme"

7.B Fashions in Management
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-2

Chair: Steve Tolliday, University of Leeds
Discusssant: Matthias Kipping, York University
Teresa da Silva Lopes, University of York
Is There Such Thing as Fashions in Branding?

Ludovic Cailluet, University of Toulouse Graduate School of Management
Fashion, Institutions, and Management Practices: Evidence from Strategic Planning at Air France from the 1960s to the 1990s

Anne Pezet, Université Paris-Dauphine
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), a Deeply Rooted Fashion? The Aluminium of Cameroon Company Case, 1954-2005
    [Abstract]

John Wilson, University of Liverpool
Simon Bishop, University of Nottingham
Management Fashions and Management Consultants: The Case of Trebor 1907-1989

7.C Intangible Assets in Capital-Intensive Industries
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-3

Chair: Geoffrey Jones, Harvard Business School
Discussant: Maria Inés Barbero, Universidad de San Andrés, Buenos Aires
Guillermo Guajardo, UNAM, Mexico
Human Capital in Hostile Environments: The Process of Slow Creation and Quick Loss of Talented Individuals in the Industrial Labor Markets of Mexico and Chile, 1850-1930—The Case of the Railways
    [Abstract]

Eugenio Torres, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Creation and Development of Intangible Assets in Large Spanish Construction Firms during Twentieth Century

Jesùs M. Valdaliso, Universidad del País Vasco
Santiago López, Universidad de Salamanca
Aitziber Elola, Orkestra—Basque Institute of Competitiveness
Mari Jose Aranguren, Orkestra—Basque Institute of Competitiveness
Social Capital, Competitiveness, and Internationalization: The Electronics and ICT Cluster of the Basque Country
    [Abstract]

Javier Vidal, Universidad de Alicante
Transport and Intangibles: The Spanish Airlines Sector, 1960-2008
    [Abstract]

7.D Banking Models
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-4

Chair: Tsuneo Sakamoto, Meiji University
Discussant: Youssef Cassis, University of Geneva
Hubert Bonin, Science Po Bordeaux
Fashion Trends in Banking Business Models, since the 1850s
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Lars Fredrik Øksendal, Norwegian School of Economics and Business
Great Expectations: Dividend Policy and Financial Fragility in Norwegian Banking before 1914
    [Abstract]

Giandomenico Piluso, University of Siena and Bocconi
Is a More Regulated Investment Banking Sector More Efficient? Tendencies in Regulatory Policies and the Italian Case, 1936-1993
    [Abstract]

Christine Zumello, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris 3
Starting a Fashion in the 1960s: First National City Bank, the "Everything Card," and the Consumer Movement in the United States

7.E Science and Business
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-5

Chair: Louis Galambos, Johns Hopkins University
Discussant: Knut Sogner, Norwegian School of Management
Maki Umemura, Cardiff Business School
Medical Fashions: The Traditional Medicines Industry in Modern Japan, 1868-2005
    [Abstract]

Vera Hierholzer, Goethe-Universität
Michael Schneider, Goethe-Universität
Science within Industry: A Fashionable Enterprise?

Roberto Mazzoleni, Hofstra University
Before Bayh-Dole: Interactions between NIH Grantees and Pharmaceutical Firms from 1945 to 1962
    [Abstract]

7.F Reinventing Tradition
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-6

Chair: Glenn Adamson, Victoria & Albert Museum
Discussant: Sara Piccolo Paci, Fashion Institute of Technology, Florence
Monika Værholm, Nowegian School of Economics and Business Administration
The Norwegian Selbu Mitten Industry

Benedita Câmara, University of Madeira
The Institutional Control of Innovation: The Case of Embroidery in Madeira
    [Abstract]

Janneken Smucker, University of Delaware
Crafting Fashion: The Niche Market for Amish Quilts
    [Abstract]

Fatma Ozturk, Gazi University
Esen Coruh, Gazi University
Usability of Our Historical Heritage: Buldan Woven Fabric in the Fashion Industry

7.G Refashioning Business Communities through Economic Regime Transitions: Entrepreneurs, Firms, and the Marketplace
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-7

Chair: Parks Coble, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Discussant: Parks Coble, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Elisabeth Köll, Harvard Business School
From Colonial Enterprise to Socialist Work Unit: Railroad Companies and the Transformation of Chinese Society and Economy
    [Abstract]

Regina Abrami, Harvard Business School
Get Some Class! Socialist Transformations of Commerce in Chengdu City, 1949-1960

Sergey A. Kizima, Academy of Public Administration, Belarus
Mary A. Kizima, Belarusian State University
The Development of Business Styles in Post-Soviet Russia and Belarus
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

3:30-4:00pm
Coffee Break
Foyer, Via Gobbi 5
Sponsored by Imprese e Storia

Fashion Institute of Technology Exhibit

"Beauty, Brains, Bergdorf's, and Bytes: The Collective Memory of Art, Design, Business, and Technology in FIT's Department of Special Collections and Archives"

4:00-5:30
EBHA Plenary: Fashion and Fashions between Business and Creativity
Aula Magna, Via Gobbi 5

Chair: Guido Corbetta, Bocconi University
Maurizio Borletti, Chairman of La Rinascente srl and Upim srl
Giancarlo Iliprandi, Iliprandi Associati
Carlo Rivetti, Sportswear Company SpA


5:45-7:00pm
Concurrent Sessions 8
8.A Automobile Industries and Auto Industry Historiography in Comparative Perspective
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-1

Chair: Richard John, University of Illinois at Chicago
Discussant: Sigfrido M. Ramírez Pérez, , Università Bocconi and Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve
Patrick Fridenson, EHESS (Paris)
Internalizing Finance in Industry: The Case of Simca, 1956-1962
    [Abstract]

Giuliano Maielli, Queen Mary University of London
Killing an Icon in the Name of Speed: Production Managers and the Decline of Lancia in the 1970s
    [Abstract]

8.B A Long-Run Approach to Intangible Assets Creation through Branding
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-2

Chair: Mary B. Rose, Lancaster University
Discussant: Teresa da Silva Lopes, University of York
Andrea Lluch, Harvard Business School
U.S. Companies in Argentina: Marketing Strategies and Trademark Protection, 1900-1930
    [Abstract]

Marěa Inés Barbero, Universidad de San Andrés, Buenos Aires
Intangible Assets in the Long Run: The Experience of the Grimoldi Brand in Argentina, 1895-2005

Paloma Fernández Pérez, Universitat de Barcelona
Patricio Sáiz, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Intangible Assets and Competitiveness in Spain: An Approach through Trademark Registration Data in Catalonia, 1850-1946
    [Abstract]

John Uggen, Willamette University
Decoding Cultural Values in Alcoholic Beverage Advertising: A Semiotic Analysis of a Century of Beer Advertising by the National Beer Company of Ecuador
    [Abstract]

8.C East-Asian Shopping: The Fashions of Buying and Scholarly Fashions
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-3

Chair: James Watson, Harvard University
Discussant: Hazel Clark, Parsons, The New School for Design
Peter A. Coclanis, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Everything Also I Want: Another Look at Consumer Culture in Contemporary Singapore
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Bryant Simon, Temple University
Up Close in the Flat World: Learning about the Global at a Local Starbucks in Singapore
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Tomoko Okawa, Tokyo Metropolitan University
Awareness and Penetration of European Luxury Goods in Japan, Especially in the Context of Postwar Mass Consumption
    [Abstract]

Chin-tao Wu, Academia Sinica
Hermès in Asia: Haute Couture, High Art, and the Marketplace
    [Abstract]

8.D Political Economy
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-4

Chair: Mark Rose, Florida Atlantic University
Discussant: Neil Rollings, University of Glasgow
Laura D. Phillips, University of Virginia
A Crisis in Economic Thought and the Rise of the Fair Trade Controversy: Changing Business Fashions, 1880-1940

John Cantwell, Rutgers University
Anna Spadavecchia, University of Reading
Innovation and British Regions in the Interwar Period: A Preliminary Discussion
    [Abstract]

Leah M. Wright, Princeton University
The Black Cabinet: Black Republicans, the Nixon Administration, and the Development of an Economic Civil Rights Movement
    [Abstract]

8.E Roundtable: Teaching Styles in Business History Cases: Problems, Experiences, and Perspectives
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-5

Chair: Richard Sylla, Stern School of Business, New York University
Discussant: Markus Venzin, Università Bocconi
Andrea Colli, Università Bocconi
Ludovic Cailluet, University of Toulouse Graduate School of Management
Martin Jes Iversen, Copenhagen Business School
Matthias Kipping, York University
Jeffrey Fear, University of Redlands
David Kirsch, University of Maryland

8.F European Fashions and Manufacturing Strategies in Pre-Industrial Times
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-6

Chair: Paola Lanaro, University of Venice Ca' Foscari
Discussant: Miki Sugiura, Tokyo International University
Barbara Bettoni, Brescia University
Fashionable Accessories: Tradition and Innovation in Button Manufacturing in Northern Italy, Seventeenth to Eighteenth Century
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Giovanni Favero, Ca' Foscari University of Venice
After Foreign Fashions: Ceramics Import Substitution and Privileged Manufactuers in the Venetian Republic, 17th-18th Centuries
    [Abstract]

Marion M.A. Huibrechts, Leuven University
Liége-Made Sport and Hunting Guns and Their Decoration, 17th-18th Centuries
    [Abstract]

Andrea Caracausi, Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Following the Fashions: Old Styles, New Styles in Textile Manufactures (North-Eastern Italy, 17th-18th Century)

8.G Fashionable Corporate Networks in Periods of Continuity and Change
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-7

Chair: Giandomenico Piluso, University of Siena and Bocconi
Discussant: Joep Schenk, Universiteit Utrecht
Gerarda Westerhuis, Universiteit Utrecht
Abe de Jong, Erasmus University
The Individual Manager and the Transfer of "Corporate Fashions": Measuring the Effects of the Dutch Corporate Network, 1948-2003

Thomas David, University of Lausanne
Martin Lüpold, University of Zurich
Gerhard Schnyder, Cambridge University
The Construction of the Fortress of the Alps: Business Networks in Switzerland, 1900-1938

Alberto Rinaldi, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia
Michelangelo Vasta, University of Siena
State-Owned Enterprises in the Italian Corporate Network, 1972-1983
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Paul Windolf, University of Trier
The German-Jewish Economic Elite, 1900-1933

7:30-9:00pm
Emerging Scholars Reception
Restaurant "Volo," Viale Beatrice d'Este, 40
Sponsored by the Fashion Institute of Technology

Saturday, June 13

8:00am-3:00pm
Registration
Piazza Sraffa 13

Book Exhibit
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-9

Fashion Institute of Technology Exhibit

"Beauty, Brains, Bergdorf's, and Bytes: The Collective Memory of Art, Design, Business, and Technology in FIT's Department of Special Collections and Archives"
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-9

8.30-10.30
Concurrent Sessions 9
9.A Transportation in the United States and France: Structural Factors in Railway Transport
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-1

Chair: Richard Vahrenkamp, University of Kassel
Discussant: André Straus, CHEFF
Jim Cohen, John Jay College, CUNY
Ownership of Railway Stock in France and the United States, 1840-1940: The Mystery of Missing Data and Why That Matters
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Benjamin Schwantes, Widener University
Regulating the Telegraph: Train Dispatching, Telephony, and the 1907 Hours of Service Act
    [Abstract]

Michèle Merger, CNRS
High-Speed Rail in France and in Italy in Comparative Perspective

Stéphanie Sauget, Université Rennes 2
Parisian Railway Stations as Place of Social Regulation

Maria Eugénia Mata, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Fashionable Pricing Systems for Railroad Services in Europe in the 1880s
    [Abstract]

9.B All in the Family
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-2

Chair: Daniela Felisini, University of Rome Tor Vergata
Discussant: Paloma Fernández Pérez, Universitat de Barcelona
Fermín Allende, University of the Basque Country
Poor Thomas Buddenbrook! Family Business in Literature
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Juha Kansikas, University of Jyväskylä
Tuomas Kuhmonen, University of Jyväskylä
Anne Laakkonen
Preparing for Family Business Succession: Evolutionary Selection and Variation in American and Finnish Family Firms
    [Abstract]

Eldon Bernstein, Lynn University
Fred Carstensen, University of Connecticut
An American Success Story—Keep It Simple: The Wiffle Ball®, Inc.
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Christina Lubinski, University of Göttingen
Family, Inc.—Fashions in Family Business Management and Corporate Culture, Germany ca. 1960 to 2005
    [Abstract]

9.C Exploring "the European Enterprise": Strategy, Structure, and Market Integration
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-3

Chair: John Wilson, University of Liverpool
Discussant: Harm Schröter, University of Bergen
Andrea Colli, Università Bocconi
Business Groups and Family Enterprises: Italy and the Strategy-Structure Responses to the Economic Integration Process, 1980-2005

Veronica Binda, Università Bocconi
The Transition from European Periphery to Mediterranean Core: The Largest Spanish Corporations and the Responses to Economic Integration, 1980-2005
    [Abstract]

Abe de Jong, Erasmus University
Strategic and Structural Responses to International Dynamics in the Open Dutch Economy, 1957-2007

Martin Jes Iversen, Copenhagen Business School
Gerarda Westerhuis, Utrecht University
Explaining the Transformation of the Banking Sector: An Analytical Model of Corporate Responses to European Integration

9.D Organizational Change
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-4

Chair: Renato Giannetti, Università degli Studi di Firenze
Discussant: Susanna Fellman, University of Helsinki
Marina Nicoli, Università Bocconi
Transplanting Trendy Organizational Forms: Does It Always Work?

Pierre E. Mounier-Kuhn, CNRS
Service Bureau: From "Local Processing" to Outsourcing, 1930s-1970s

Hugo van Driel, Rotterdam School of Management
Jeroen Kuilman, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Fashions in Business Names: The Demise of an Organizational Form in Dutch Warehousing, 1871-2007
    [Abstract]

Laura M. Milanes-Reyes, State University of New York, Albany
Media Influence in Corporate Organizational Processes: Business History Contributions to the Debate?
    [Abstract]

9.E Managing Big Business
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-5

Chair: Francesca Fauri, University of Bologna
Discussant: Adoración Álvaro Moya, University of Barcelona
Jan-Otmar Hesse, University of Göttingen
Studying the Absence of a Fashion: Entrepreneurship in Germany during the 1970s

Christian Reuber, Goethe-Universität
Management Development in Germany's Big Business
    [Abstract]

Benjamin Waterhouse, Harvard University
Making Business Fashionable: American Corporate Leaders and Their Discontents in the 1970s
    [Abstract]

Mary Quek, University of Hertfordshire
Growth of Four UK Hotel Companies with the Use of Merger and Acquisition Activities, 1979-2004
    [Abstract]

9.F Advertising
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-6

Chair: Paul Schmitz, Boston University
Discussant: Veronique Pouillard, Harvard Business School
Stefan Schwarzkopf, Queen Mary University of London
What Was Advertising? The Invention, Rise, Demise, and Disappearance of Advertising Concepts in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Europe and America
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Damayanthie Eluwawalage, State University of New York, Oneonta
The Function and Mission of Advertising in the Nineteenth Century
    [Abstract]

Monica Neve, University of Constance
Advertising and the Middle-Class Female Consumer in Munich, c. 1900-1914
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Peter Scott, University of Reading
James Walker, University of Reading
Marketing to the Masses: The Weekly Cycle of Working-Class Expenditure and the Growth of Mass Marketing Strategies in 1930s Britain

Sule Civitci, Gazi University
Basak Bogday Saygili, Gazi University
Advertisements Used in Fashion Products and Customer Perceptions Concerning Advertisements
    [Abstract]

9.G Synthetics
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-7

Chair: Andrew Popp, University of Liverpool
Discussant: Regina Blaszczyk, University of Pennsylvania/Hagley Museum and Library
Mary Rose, Lancaster University
Mike Parsons, Lancaster University
Lead-User Innovation and the UK Outdoor Trade since 1850
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Maria Bonadio, SENAC College
Synthetic Fibers and the "Clothing Revolution": Art, "Haute-Couture," and Popular Culture in Fashion Advertising in Brazil in the 1960s
    [Abstract]

Soojeong Kang, London School of Economics
Managing Technology to Achieve Industrialization: The Korean Nylon Chaebols in the 1960s-1970s

Alexander Engel, University of Göttingen
Coloring Markets: The Industrial Transformation of the Dyestuff Business Revisited
    [Abstract]

9.H Fashion, Production and Place
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-8

Chair: Norma Rantisi, Concordia University
Discussant: The Audience
Leonard N. Rosenband, Utah State University
Taste, Technique, and the Mechanization of Papermaking in Britain and France
    [Abstract]

Silvia Conca Messina, Università degli Studi di Milano
Manufacturing, Trade, Consumption. Firms and Goods in Lombardy between the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Monika Poettinger, Università Bocconi
Fashionable Productions: Cotton and the Industrialization of Milan
    [Abstract]

Francesca Carnevali, University of Birmingham
Lucy Newton, University of Reading
"Made in England": The Manufacturing and Marketing of English Household Goods, 1851-1914

Tomoko Hashino, Kobe University
Takafumi Kurosawa, Kyoto University
Competition and Cooperation for the Fashion Market: The Development of a Textile District in Japan Supported by the Functions of a Trade Association
    [Abstract]

10:30-11:00am
Coffee Break
Piazza Sraffa 13, Ground Floor
Sponsored by Routledge

11:00am-12:30pm
Concurrent Sessions 10
10.A Made in Italy
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-1

Chair: Louise Wallenberg, Stockholm University
Discussant: Lise Skov, Copenhagen Business School
Paola Varacca Capello, Università Bocconi
Davide Ravasi, Università Bocconi
The Variety and the Evolution of Business Models and Organizational Forms in the Italian Fashion Industry
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Valeria Pinchera, Università di Pisa
The Export Performance of the Italian Fashion System in the EU Context, Post-World War II Years
    [Abstract]

Michela Barbot, Università Bocconi
Gilding the Italian Design: The Compasso d'Oro Award as Institutional Support to the Design System, 1954-2008
    [Abstract]

John Potvin, University of Guelph
Emerging Markets: Giorgio Armani and the Designs of Expansion
    [Abstract]

10.B Nationalism and Development around the World
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-2

Chair: Pierangelo Toninelli, Bicocca University
Discussant: Stig Tenold, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Adminstration
Marcelo Bucheli, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Multinational Corporations, Business Groups, and Economic Nationalism: Standard Oil (New Jersey), Royal Dutch-Shell, and Energy Politics in Chile, 1913-2005
    [Abstract]

Neveen Abdelrehim, York Management School
Josephine Maltby, York Management School
Steven Toms, York Management School
Oil Nationalization and Managerial Response: The Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, 1951
    [Abstract]

Stephanie Decker, University of Liverpool
Kaiser, Nkrumah, and the Cold War: Negotiating an Integrated Development Project in Newly Independent Ghana, 1959-1966

10.C Striking a Bargain: State and Labor
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-3

Chair: Marc J. Stern, Bentley College
Discussant: Barbara Hahn, Texas Technological University
Bruce E. Baker, Royal Holloway, University of London
Supplying the Cheap Labor for the South's Postwar Textile Industry: A Case Study of Greenville County, South Carolina, 1860-1885

Morten Lind Larsen, Copenhagen Business School
The Confederation of Danish Industry and the Shaping of the Welfare State, 1945-1961
    [Abstract]

Ray Stokes, University of Glasgow
Ralf Banken, University of Frankfurt
"No Steel, No TV, and No Burgers": How Industrial Action in a Single Company Threatened to Bring the British Economy to a Standstill
    [Abstract]

Joseph Arena, The Ohio State University
The Little Car That Did Nothing Right: The 1972 Lordstown Assemble Strike, the Chevrolet Vega, and the Unraveling of Growth Economics

10.D Networking and News
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-4

Chair: Margaret B. W. Graham, McGill University
Discussant: Andrea Giuntini, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia
Gerben Bakker, London School of Economics
Trading Facts: Arrow's Fundamental Paradox and the Emergence of Global News Networks, 1750-1900
    [Abstract]

Jonathan Silberstein-Loeb, University of Oxford
Business, Politics, Technology, and the International Supply of News, 1850-1945

Christoffer Rydland, Stockholm School of Economics
Networking and Corporate Governance in the Regional Swedish Daily Newspaper Industry
    [Abstract]

10.E Merchants, Markets, and Stores
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-5

Chair: Ellen Hartigan O'Connor, University of California, Davis
Discussant: Andrea Caracausi, Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Isabella Cecchini, Ca' Foscari University of Venice
The Role of Mercers in Early Modern Venice

Elizabeth Currie, Victoria & Albert Museum
Taking on the Fashion Business: The Rising Fortunes of the Mercer in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Florence
    [Abstract]

Katalin Medvedev, University of Georgia
Trading Places: Women Offer a Different Take on Downtown St. Paul Business in 1939
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

10.F Cooperation and Cartels
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-6

Chair: Dominique Barjot, Université Paris-Sorbonne
Discussant: Margaret C. Levenstein, University of Michigan
Bram Bouwens, Universiteit Utrecht
Joost Dankers, Universiteit Utrecht
Competition on the Catwalk: Coordination and Concentration in Dutch Business: The Sequence of Collusive Practices, 1900-2000
    [Abstract]

Marco Bertilorenzi, Università degli Studi di Firenze
The "Aluminium-Rush": International Cartels and the Birth of the Japanese Aluminium Industry, 1926-1939
    [Abstract]

Michael Funke, Uppsala University
Swedish Business Associations and the Self-Regulation of Advertising, 1950-1971
    [Abstract]

10.G Piracy and Fraud
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-7

Chair: Corine Maitte, Université Paris-Est Marne la Vallée
Discussant: Alessandro Stanziani, CNRS and EHESS (Paris)
Marianne Dahlén, Uppsala University
A Nice Pair? Fashion and Piracy from a Legal and Business History Perspective
    [Abstract]

Christopher McKenna, Oxford University
Edward Balleisen, Duke University
Dodgy Business, After a Fashion: A Historical Framework for Understanding Fraud and White Collar Crime

Jean L. Parsons, Iowa State University
Sara B. Marcketti, Iowa State University
The Fashionable Business of Design Piracy in the Apparel Industry: The Historical Perspective
    [Abstract]

10.H Urban Business Politics
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-8

Chair: Stefania Licini, University of Bergamo
Discussant: Bryant Simon, Temple University
Frida Östman, Uppsala University
Regulatory Regime Change in the Swedish Residential Mortgage Market
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Loubna Bouamane, Université Paris VII and Louisiana State University
Ralph Maurer, Louisiana State University
Un-Learning Institutions: Louisiana Contractors' Response to the Post-Katrina Relaxation of Set-Aside Programs
    [Abstract]

12:30-2:00pm
Lunch
Piazza Sraffa 13, Ground Floor

Women in Business History Lunch
Via Röntgen 1, Floor -2

2:00-3:30pm
Concurrent Sessions 11
11.A Nordic Design
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-1

Chair: Louise Wallenberg, Stockholm University
Comment: Dirk Gindt, Stockholm University
Jaakko Autio, University of Helsinki
Finnish Design, Functionality, and Ease: Brand Management in the Finnish Household Product Industry from the 1960s to the 1980s
    [Abstract]

Kristoffer Jensen, University of Southern Denmark
Business Fashion and Change of Business Fashion in the Danish Fashion Industry
    [Abstract]

Birgit Lyngbye Pedersen, Copenhagen Business School
In the Wake of Scandianavian Modern: A Study of Danish Fashion Promotion, 1960s to 2008

11.B Women at Work
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-2

Chair: Susan Ingalls Lewis, State University of New York, New Paltz
Discussant: Lina Galvez Munoz, Universidad Pablo de Olavide
Kim Todt, Cornell University
An Early Modern Supply Chain: The Roles of Women in the Beaver Trade from Procurers to Consumers
    [Abstract]

Heinrich Hartmann, Free University of Berlin
When the Salesgirl Sniffs Perfume: Interference of Bourgeois and Corporate Culture in European Department Stores around 1900

Olga Vainshtein, Russian State University for the Humanities
Invisible Business: Private Dressmaking in Soviet Russia
    [Abstract]

Kajsa Holmberg, Lund University
Maria Stanfors, Lund University
Setting a Trend: Feminization of the Commercial Bank Sector in Sweden, 1864-1975
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

11.C Fast Cars
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-3

Chair: Jonathan Russ, University of Delaware
Discussant: Mathieu Flonneau, Université Paris-I
Alan Guido Mantoan, Università Bocconi
Motor Racing Competitions as Fashion: The Influence on Alfa Romeo's Image, 1924-1951
    [Abstract]

Ingo Köhler, Göttingen University
Car Design under a Marketing Paradigm: The German Automobile Industry and the Challenges of the Energy Price Crisis in the 1970s
    [Abstract]

11.D Brands and Trademarks: Views from the Periphery
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-4

Chair: John Wilson, University of Liverpool
Discussant: Kolleen M. Guy, University of Texas at San Antonio
David Hancock, University of Michigan
The Emergence of Brand: Transatlantic Markets for Wine, 1750-1820

Paul Duguid, University of California, Berkeley
Service Marks and Union Labels

Francisco J. Medina-Albaladejo, Universidad de Murcia
New Trends in World Wine Consumption and Their Impact on Spanish Wineries during the Second Half of the Twentieth Century
    [Abstract]

David M. Higgins, University of York
Who's Kidding Who? British Business and Merchandise Marks during the Interwar Years
    [Abstract]

11.E That's Entertainment!
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-5

Chair: Seiichiro Yonekura, Hitotsubashi University
Discussant: Gerben Bakker, London School of Economics
Andrew D. A. Bozanic, University of Delaware
Fashioning the Sounds of Hawaii: Roy Smeck and the Business of Hawaiian-Style Guitars
    [Abstract]

Peter Miskell, University of Reading
Global Firms and Local Tastes: U.S. Film Multinationals in Their Largest Foreign Market in the 1930s and 1940s

Richard Coopey, Aberystwyth University
Terry Gourvish, London School of Economics
Controlling Fashion: Enterprise and the Popular Music Industry in Britain, 1950-1980

Norma M. Rantisi, Concordia University
Deborah Leslie, University of Toronto
Creativity and Place in the Evolution of a Cultural Industry: The Case of Cirque du Soleil
    [Abstract]

11.F Reflections on Business History
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-6

Chair: Louis Galambos, Johns Hopkins University
Discussant: Franco Amatori, Università Bocconi
Dalit Baranoff, Johns Hopkins University
The Rediscovery of the Heroic Entrepreneur

Sigfrido Ramirez, European University Institute
Business History and European Integration: From Fashion to a New Research Agenda

Christopher Kobrak, ESCP-EAP
Business History and Economic Value Creation: A Discussion of the Problems and Opportunities
    [Abstract]

11.G Applying "Science"
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-7

Chair: Harm Schröter, University of Bergen
Discussant: Fabio Lavista, Università Bocconi
Jørgen Burchardt, National Museum of Science and Technology, Denmark
Introduction of New Management Concepts: When Scientific Management Came to Europe
    [Abstract]

Kyle Bruce, Aston Business School
Democracy or Seduction? The Demonization of Scientific Management and the Deification of Human Relations
    [Abstract]

Francesca Tesi, UniversitéParis IV-Sorbonne
The Application of Taylorism in France: The Role of the Michelin Family in the Rationalization of French Work
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Paul J. Miranti, Rutgers University Business School
Industrial Design and Organizational Learning: The Development of the Hand-Set Telephone at the Bell System in the 1920s

11.H Fashion Spread
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-8

Chair: Sarah Johnson, Carnegie Mellon University
Discussant: Diana Crane, University of Pennsylvania
Sheila Gies, Manchester Metropolitan University
In Europe and Abroad: Fashion Diffusion Theories in Differing Cultural Contexts
    [Abstract]

William Scott, University of Delaware
Fashion Spread: The Diffusion of California Men's Leisure Styles, 1930-1970

Mukti Khaire, Harvard Business School
Defining Fashion: The Role of Media in Constructing the Meaning of the Fashion Industry in India

Simona Segre Reinach, IULM University, Milan, and IUAV University, Venice
Fashion and National Identity: Interactions between Italians and Chinese in the Global Fashion Industry
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

3:30-4:00pm
Coffee Break
Piazza Sraffa 13, Ground Floor

4:00-4:30pm
Book Auction
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-9

4:30-5:30pm
BHC General Meeting
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-1

4:30-5:30
EBHA General Meeting
Piazza Sraffa 13, Room N.1-2

5:30-6:15pm
BHC Presidential Address
Via Röntgen 1, Aula Magna

Mark Rose, Florida Atlantic University
The Politics of Rescuing Financial Institutions, 2008-2009

6:30-7:45pm
Chandler Reception (BHC Award Ceremony)
Via Röntgen 1, Foyer

8:00pm
Gala Dinner
Via Röntgen 1, Foyer


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