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2010 Annual Meeting
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia
March 25-27, 2010

"The Business History of Everything"


Program

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24
6:00—8:00 p.m.
BHC Dissertation Colloquium Dinner
The National
THURSDAY, MARCH 25
8:30 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
BHC Dissertation Colloquium
LeConte Hall
1:00-6:00 p.m.
Registration
Pecan Tree Galleria
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Opening Reception
Hill Atrium
7:00-9:30 p.m.
Trustees Meeting
Savannah Room Atrium
FRIDAY, MARCH 26
8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Registration
Pecan Tree Galleria
7:00-8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
Kellogg Concourse
8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Book Exhibit Open
Meeting Room L
8:30-10:00 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions A

A.1 The Business History of Sportscapes

Meeting Room F/G
Chair: J. Andrew Ross, University of Guelph
Discussant: Stephen Hardy, University of New Hampshire
Ari C. de Wilde, The Ohio State University
Battle for the Six-Day Sportscape: Floyd MacFarland and the Creation of the "Czar" of Bicycle Racing, 1899-1915
    [Abstract]

Dylan J. Esson, University of California, Berkeley
A New Deal for Recreation: The Forest Service and the Development of Sun Valley Ski Resort
    [Abstract]

Philip C. Suchma, St. John's University and Lehman College, CUNY
Pastures of Promise: Expansion Era Entrepreneurs and the New Sportscapes in Cleveland
A.2 Managing Regulation
Meeting Room K
Chair: Albert Churella, Southern Polytechnic State University
Discussant: Albert Churella, Southern Polytechnic State University
Christopher Jones, Harvard University
The Regulation of Muddling Through: Debating the Holtwood Dam, 1939-1954
    [Abstract]

Lee Vinsel, Carnegie Mellon University
Establishing the State of the Art: Firms, Regulation, and the Production of Knowledge, 1970-1977
    [Abstract]

David J. Clampin, Liverpool John Moores University
Ron Noon, Liverpool John Moores University
The End of Social Responsibility: Mr. Cube and of the Place of Business and Marketing in British Postwar Society
    [Abstract]
A.3 Integrating the Southern Workplace
Meeting Room Q
Chair: Douglas Bristol, University of Southern Mississippi
Discussant: Douglas Bristol, University of Southern Mississippi
Randall L. Patton, Kennesaw State University
Planning for Progress: Desegregation and Business Voluntarism in the 1960s
    [Abstract]

Thomas A. Scott, Kennesaw State University
Integrating the Southern Workplace: Lockheed and Cobb County, Georgia
    [Abstract]

Clive Muir, Winston-Salem State University
Not Working a Smile: A Sociohistorical Look at Black Men's Underemployment in American Service Businesses
    [Abstract]
A.4 Beyond Wages: Work and Benefits
Meeting Room R
Chair: Jason Scott Smith, University of New Mexico
Discussant: Jason Scott Smith, University of New Mexico
Michael Keane, University of Southern California
From Soldier to Salaryman: How Changes in Military Compensation Have Altered Conflict from the Middle Ages to the War on Terror
    [Abstract]

Mark Billings, Nottingham University Business School
Abolishing Retirement? The "Employer Covenant" and the Privatization of Pensions Liabilities in Major British Companies, c. 1980-2010
    [Abstract]

Tobias Alexander Jopp, University of Hohenheim
The Welfare State Evolves: German Knappschaften, 1854-1923
    [Abstract]     [Paper]
A.5 The Business of Women: Women, Work and Female Entrepreneurship
Meeting Room T/U
Chair: Mansel Blackford, The Ohio State University
Discussant: Pamela Nickless, University of North Carolina, Asheville
Susan Ingalls Lewis, State University of New York at New Paltz
"No Business Extant in Which Women are not Employed": Businesswomen in Cities Across the United States, 1840-1885
    [Abstract]

Laura D. Kelley, Tulane University
Erin's Enterprise: An Example of Social Entrepreneurship
    [Abstract]

Susan H. Gensemer, Syracuse University
Profile of an Early American Feminist Economist: The Life and Work of Virginia Penny
    [Abstract]

Jeffrey Yost, Charles Babbage Institute
Programming Enterprise: Women Entrepreneurs in Computer Services, 1965-1985
    [Abstract]
A.6 Bad Business: Dubious Business Practices in Nineteenth-Century America
Meeting Room V/W
Chair: Edward J. Balleisen, Duke University
Discussant: Edward J. Balleisen, Duke University
Wendy Woloson, Independent Scholar
Retail Premiums and the Promise of Nothing for Something
    [Abstract]

Paul J. Erickson, American Antiquarian Society
Honest Weights and Full Measures? or, Learning How to Cheat Customers in Antebellum America
    [Abstract]

Brian Luskey, West Virginia University
Central Intelligence Agencies: Negotiating Market Transactions and the Commodification of Labor in the Nineteenth-Century City
    [Abstract]
A.7 Supply Chains: Rubber, Ships, and Cars
Meeting Room Y/Z
Chair: Steve Usselman, Georgia Tech University
Discussant: Steve Usselman, Georgia Tech University
Felipe Tâmega Fernandes, Harvard Business School
Commodity Chains: What Can We Learn from a Business History of the Rubber Chain, 1870-1910?
    [Abstract]

Karen Jenks, University of California, Irvine
Accounts from the Waterfront: The Pacific Mail Steamship Company and Its Suppliers in 1850s California

Damon Yarnell, University of Pennsylvania
Hand-to-Mouth Inventory and the Model T: Outside Supply at the Ford Motor Company, 1908-1927
    [Abstract]
10:00-10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
Kellogg Concourse

10:30 a.m.-12:00 noon
Plenary: Krooss Dissertation Presentations

Mahler Auditorium
Chair: Kolleen Guy, University of Texas, San Antonio
Discussant: The Audience
Felipe Tâmega Fernandes, Harvard Business School
Ph.D.: London School of Economics, 2009
Institutions, Geography and Market Power: The Political Economy of Rubber in the Brazilian Amazon, c. 1870-1910

Josh Lauer, University of New Hampshire
Ph.D.: University of Pennsylvania, 2008
The Good Consumer: Credit Reporting and the Invention of Financial Identity in the United States, 1840-1940

Terri Lonier, New York University
Ph.D.: New York University, 2009
Alchemy in Eden: Entrepreneurialism, Branding, and Food Marketing in the United States, 1880-1920
12:00 noon-1:30 p.m.
Business School Network Lunch
Oak Room
12:00 noon-1:30 p.m.
Lunch
Magnolia Ballroom
1:30-3:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions B

B.1 Urban Enterprises: Finding the Business in Social Protest, Domestic Service, and Theatre

Meeting Room F/G
Chair: Mark Rose, Florida Atlantic University
Discussant: Matthew Lasner, Georgia State University
Timothy R. White, New Jersey City University
Show/Business: American Theatrical Enterprises before the Broadway Business Model

Jason D. Martinek, New Jersey City University
Business at the Margins of Capitalism: Charles H. Kerr and Company and the Progressive Era Socialist Movement
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Vanessa May, Seton Hall University
House/Work: Business-like Networks among Domestic Servants in New York, 1880-1940
    [Abstract]
B.2 Alternative Routes to Capital
Meeting Room K
Chair: R. Daniel Wadhwani, University of the Pacific
Discussant: R. Daniel Wadhwani, University of the Pacific
Gerben Bakker, London School of Economics
Money for Nothing: How Firms Financed R&D in Britain and the United States, 1870-1990
    [Abstract]

David Koistinen, William Paterson University
Development Credit Corporations: Not-for-Profit Development Finance Institutions in the Postwar United States
    [Abstract]

Edie Sparks, University of the Pacific
Tillie Lewis, Money Maven: Gendered Obstacles in Financing a Mega Business
    [Abstract]
B.3 African American Business in the Show-Me State: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
Meeting Room Q
Chair: Robert E. Weems, University of Missouri, Columbia
Discussant: Maceo C. Dailey, University of Texas, El Paso
Debra F. Greene, Lincoln University
New Age, People's Finance, and Gateway National: African American Banking in St. Louis, Missouri
    [Abstract]

De Anna Reese, California State University, Fresno
Gender and Entrepreneurship in the Gateway City: Exploring the Business Career of Annie Turnbo Malone, 1902-1930
    [Abstract]

Alisa Warren, University of Missouri, Columbia
A Sharp-End Renaissance: Growing Successful African American Entrepreneurs in Columbia, Missouri
    [Abstract]
B.4 Resilient Independents? Changing Forms of Small Retailing during the Twentieth Century
Meeting Room R
Chair: Uwe Spiekermann, German Historical Institute
Discussant: Jan Logemann, German Historical Institute
Susan Spellman, Miami University, Ohio
The "Go-Ahead" Independent: Rethinking the Nineteenth-Century Origins of Twentieth-Century Grocery Retailing

Patrick Patterson, University of California, San Diego
Resilient Dependents: Scale and Control in the Retail History of Socialist Eastern Europe
    [Abstract]

Michael Smitka, Washington and Lee University
Japan's Retail Revolution: Political Economy and Concept Innovation
    [Abstract]
B.5 High-Tech Networks
Meeting Room T/U
Chair: Philip Scranton, Rutgers University
Discussant: The Audience
Amol Joshi, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Mixed Signals: How the Recombination and Rediscovery of Mathematical, Material, and Architectural Innovations Shaped the Signal Processing Industry, 1948-2008
    [Abstract]

Hiroshi Shimizu, Hitotsubashi University
Pitfalls of Open Innovation: The Technological Trajectory in Laser Diodes in the United States and Japan
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

William W. McMillan, Eastern Michigan University
Barriers to Entry, Technical Momentum, and the Creation of the Jicamarca Radio Observatory
    [Abstract]
B.6 Regional Development Policy and Its Discontents
Meeting Room V/W
Chair: William J. Hausman, College of William & Mary
Discussant: Margaret C. Levenstein, University of Michigan
Michele Alacevich, Columbia University/Palermo University
The World Bank and the Reconstruction of Italy, 1947-1955
    [Abstract]

Jeffrey T. Manuel, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
The Business History of Economic Development: Economic Development Agencies and the Entrepreneurial Ethos in Modern Government
    [Abstract]
B.7 Fuzzy Boundaries: Labor-Management Entanglements
Meeting Room Y/Z
Chair: Howard Stanger, Canisius College
Discussant: Howard Stanger, Canisius College
Nikki Mandell, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
What Happened to the Company That Dix Made?
    [Abstract]

Philip Glende, University of Wisconsin, Madison
"We Used Every Effort to be Impartial": The Complicated Response of Newspaper Publishers to Unions, 1933-1955
    [Abstract]

J. Andrew Ross, University of Guelph
Trust and Antitrust: The Failure of the First National Hockey League Players' Association, 1957-1958
    [Abstract]     [Paper]
3:00-3:30 p.m. Coffee Break
Kellogg Concourse

3:30-5:00 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions C

C.1 Business and the Environment

Meeting Room F/G
Chair: Christine Rosen, Haas School of Business, Berkeley
Discussant: The Audience
Abigail Schade, Columbia University
Bringing Expertise for Water, Power, and Agribusiness to Khuzestan: The Development & Resources Corporation in Southwestern Iran, 1953-1974
    [Abstract]

Pierre Desrochers, University of Toronto
Industrial Symbiosis: Old Wine in Recycled Bottles? Some Perspective from the History of Economic and Geographical Thought
    [Abstract]

Bartow Elmore, University of Virginia
The Coca-Cola Company, Convenience Packaging, and the Limits of Corporate Environmental Stewardship in the 1970s
    [Abstract]

Franklin Noll, Noll Historical Consulting
Money as Industrial Waste: The Business of Recycling Greenbacks at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, 1870s-1970s
    [Abstract]
C.2 Banking on Change
Meeting Room K
Chair: Sharon Ann Murphy, Providence College
Discussant: Sharon Ann Murphy, Providence College
Dan Du, University of Georgia Illinois Free Banks, 1851-1865
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Catherine Page, University of Connecticut
Whiteness and Women Bankers: The Role of Women's Banking Departments at the Bank of Italy, 1921-1930
    [Abstract]

Mitchell Larson, University of Central Lancashire
John Wilson, University of Liverpool Management School
Strategic Responses to Economic Integration: The Case of Barclays Bank, 1973-2003
    [Abstract]

Sean A. Vanatta, University of Georgia
Investing in Masculinity: Gender Construction in the Banking Trade Press, 1945-1970
    [Abstract]
C.3 Immigrant Entrepreneurship
Meeting Room Q
Chair: Mark K. Bauman, Editor, Southern Jewish History
Discussant: The Audience
Hartmut Berghoff, German Historical Institute
Are Immigrant Entrepreneurs Different? Questions and Concepts of a New Research Initiative
    [Abstract]

Uwe Spiekermann, German Historical Institute
Claus Spreckels: A Biographical Case Study of Nineteenth-Century American Immigrant Entrepreneurship
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Hasia R. Diner, New York University
Peddlers: A New World Jewish History
    [Abstract]

Jason Lim, National University of Singapore
The China Trade for the Chinese Merchants in Malaya and Singapore during Decolonization, 1945-1965
    [Abstract]
C.4 The Business of Art and the Art of Business
Meeting Room R
Chair: Akela Reason, Georgia State University
Discussant: Richard Coopey, Business History Unit, London School of Economics
Thomas M. Bayer, Tulane University
Arthur Tooth: A London Art Dealer in the Spotlight, 1870-1871
    [Abstract]

Georgina E. Gajewski, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"Painting on the Most Reasonable Terms": The Business of Art in the Early Rural South
    [Abstract]

Caitlin Rosenthal, Harvard University
A Market for Specialties: Selling Art in Nineteenth-Century America
    [Abstract]
C.5 Cross-Border Knowledge Transfer
Meeting Room T/U
Chair: JoAnne Yates, MIT
Discussant: Jeff Fear, University of Redlands
Soojeong Kang, London School of Economics
Developing Technological Capabilities: Technology Transfers and the Korean Synthetic Fiber Chaebols in the 1960s-1970s
    [Abstract]

Eugene K. Choi, Hitotsubashi University
Reconsidering the Innovations in the Meiji Cotton Spinners' Growth Strategy for Global Competition
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Matthew Sargent, University of California, Berkeley
None of Their Business: Information Flows and Cultural Exchange in the Dutch East India Company
C.6 Whiskey, Duct Tape, and Railways: Business Regulation during Wartime
Meeting Room V/W
Chair: Walter Friedman, Harvard Business School
Discussant: Mark Wilson, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Natalia Starostina, Young Harris College
"Money was of no consideration": French Railway Companies and Sustaining Troops on the Battlefields during the Great War
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Tisha Hooks, Yale University
Fighting the Good Fight: Johnson & Johnson and the Origins of Duct Tape
    [Abstract]

Lisa Jacobson, University of California, Santa Barbara
War Alcohol and Liquor Holidays: American Whiskey Distillers and the State during World War II
    [Abstract]
C.7 The State That Could: The U.S. Government and the Politics of Economic Growth
Meeting Room Y/Z
Chair: Margaret C. Levenstein, University of Michigan
Discussant: Mark H. Rose, Florida Atlantic University
Stephen Mihm, University of Georgia
American Silver in China: Trade Dollars and the Money of Empire
    [Abstract]

Julia Ott, The New School
Supporting the Price of Patriotism: Federal Interventions in the Bond Market, 1917-1929
    [Abstract]

David M. P. Freund, University of Maryland
Socializing Risk: Depression-Era Policy and a New Market for Debt
    [Abstract]
5:30-7:00
Plenary: The State of African American and Ethnic Business History
Mahler Auditorium
Chair: Richard R. John, Columbia University
Discussant: The Audience John Sibley Butler, Gale Chair in Small Business and Business Management and Entrepreneurship; Herb Kelleher Chair in Entrepreneurship, Department of Management University of Texas, Austin

Timothy M. Bates, Distinguished Professor of Economics, Wayne State University

Juliet E. K. Walker, Professor of History; Founder/Director, Center for Black Business History, Entrepreneurship, Technology, University of Texas, Austin
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Reception
Hill Atrium
Sponsored by the Winthrop Group
9:00-11:00 p.m.
Emerging Scholars Reception
Hill Atrium
Sponsored by the Terry College of Business, University of Georgia
SATURDAY, MARCH 27
7:00-8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
Kellogg Concourse
Sponsored by the Center for Ethical Business Cultures, University of St. Thomas
7:00-8:15 a.m.
Breakfast Talk: About the History of Corporate Responsibility Project
Room J
8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Book Exhibit Open
Room L
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Registration
Pecan Tree Galleria
8:30-10:00 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions D

D.1 Property: Defining, Valuing, Protecting

Meeting Room F/G
Chair: Steve Usselman, Georgia Institute of Technology
Discussant: The Audience
Gamze Nazan Bedirhanoglu, State University of New York at Binghamton
Business Models and the History of Intellectual Property: Reification of the Intellect
    [Abstract]

Bernardita de los Angeles Escobar, Instituto de Políticas Públicas-Expansiva, Universidad Diego Portales
International Commitments on Intellectual Property Protection: When Countries Decide to Take Them on Board
    [Abstract]

Scott E. Randolph, Armstrong Atlantic State University
Railroads and the Value of Property: The Presidents' Commission on Interchange of Freight Cars, 1908-1909
    [Abstract]

D.2 From the City to Wall Street
Meeting Room K
Chair: Richard Sylla, Stern School of Business, New York University
Discussant: Karen Ho, University of Minnesota
William Lazonick, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Marketization, Globalization, Financialization: The Fragility of the U.S. Economy in an Era of Global Change
    [Abstract]

Janice Traflet, Bucknell University
Courting the "Little Fellow" on Wall Street: Advertising and the NYSE
    [Abstract]

John Turner, Queen's University Management School
Graeme G. Acheson, University of Ulster
Qing Ye, Queen's University Management School The Character and Denomination of Shares in the Victorian Equity Market
    [Abstract]

Natascha van der Zwan, The New School
In Search of the Double Dividend: American Labor and the Politics of Investment
    [Abstract]
D.3 The Business of Black Power
Meeting Room Q
Chair: Laura Warren Hill, Binghamton University
Discussant: Tiffany Gill, University of Texas, Austin
Laura Warren Hill, Binghamton University
Black Power's Confrontation with Kodak: The New Corporate Responsibility
    [Abstract]

Rob Goldberg, University of Pennsylvania
Black Power in the Dollhouse: Shindana Toys and the Business of Social Change
    [Abstract]

Nishani Frazier, Columbia University
Black Power Is Green Power: Black Power Protest and the Formation of Hough Area Development Corporation
    [Abstract]

Julia Rabig, Boston University
Always a Fight and a Question: Corporate Philanthropy, Community Activism, and Machine Politics in the Long Urban Crisis
    [Abstract]
D.4 The Business of Food in the Twentieth Century
Meeting Room R
Chair: Shane Hamilton, University of Georgia
Discussant: Gabriella M. Petrick, New York University
Laresh Jayasanker, University of Texas at Austin
The Paradox of Sameness in Diversity in the Modern American Supermarket
    [Abstract]

Audrey Russek, University of Texas at Austin
Queen of Trays: Representations of American Womanhood in Waitress Beauty Contests
    [Abstract]

Darren E. Grem, University of Georgia
Of Chicken Sandwiches and the Christian Right: The World of Chick-fil-A
    [Abstract]
D.5 The Business of Policymaking, the Policy of Business
Meeting Room T/U
Chair: David Sicilia, University of Maryland, College Park
Discussant: William Childs, The Ohio State University
Jonathan Stevenson Franklin, University of Maryland, College Park
Expendable Genius: Economists and Federal Politicians in the United States, 1921-1938
    [Abstract]

Paul Burnett, University of Pennsylvania
Expanding the Continental Empire: Agricultural Economists and Business Policy Associations in the United States, 1943-1962

Elizabeth Tandy Shermer, Claremont McKenna College
From Backwater to Sunbelt: Boosters, Economists, and Policymakers and Regional Economic Development
    [Abstract]

Andrew Meade McGee, University of Virginia
Confronting Automation: Enlisting Economists to Address Great Society Fears of Technology and Unemployment
    [Abstract]
D.6 Kinship and Its Complications
Meeting Room V/W
Chair: Hartmut Berghoff, German Historical Institute
Discussant: Ludovic Cailluet, University of Toulouse
Mehmet Erçek, Istanbul Technical University
Öner Günçavdi, Istanbul Technical University
Evolution of National and International Resource Constraints and Business Groups: The Historical Case of a Turkish Family Holding, 1950-1999
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Christina Lubinski, German Historical Institute
Selling the Family Silver: Ownership and Foreign Investment in German Family Firms in the Late Twentieth Century
    [Abstract]

Marta Rey, Universidade da Coruña
Nuria Puig, Universidad Complutense du Madrid
Understanding the Organized Philanthropic Activities of Entrepreneurial Families
    [Abstract]     [Paper]
D.7 Firms and Other Organizations: Defining the Social Responsibilities of Business in Twentieth-Century America
Meeting Room Y/Z
Chair: Louis Galambos, Johns Hopkins University
Discussant: Jeffrey Sturchio, President and CEO, Global Health Council
Kenneth Lipartito, Florida International University
Social Responsibility and Management Professionalization in America, 1910-1929
    [Abstract]

Christy Ford Chapin, University of Virginia
Social Responsibility and the Construction of Corporate Health Care, 1950-1965
    [Abstract]

Jennifer Delton, Skidmore College
Corporate Social Responsibility: The NAM and Equal Employment Opportunity, 1945-1985
    [Abstract]
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
Kellogg Concourse

10:30-12:00 Concurrent Sessions E

E.1 Politics of Advertising

Meeting Room F/G
Chair: Pamela Laird, University of Colorado, Denver
Discussant: Joe Perry, Georgia State University
Jason Petrulis, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Marketing the American Way: The Failed Campaign to Sell the American Economic System, 1946-1950
    [Abstract]

Karen Miller Russell, University of Georgia
Margot Opdycke Lamme, University of Alabama
Business Responses to the Civil Rights Movement: A Public Relations Perspective
    [Abstract]
E.2 The Challenge of State Intervention
Meeting Room K
Chair: Christopher Kobrak, ESCP, Paris
Discussant: The Audience
Matthew Bellamy, Carleton University
Rich By Nature, Poor by Policy: State Intervention and the Stillborn Birth of the Canadian Brewing Industry, 1668-1675
    [Abstract]

David J. Smith, Nottingham Trent University
Innovation, Industry Evolution and Shake-out: The Case of the Turboprop Engine Sector of the U.K. Aerospace Industry, 1945-1966
    [Abstract]

Don Nerbas, University of New Brunswick
The Politics of Business in Canada during the 1930s: Charles Avery Dunning and the Limits of the Party System
    [Abstract]
E.3 Failure
Meeting Room Q
Chair: Scott Sandage, Carnegie Mellon University
Discussant: David Kirsch, University of Maryland
Dimitry Anastakis, Trent University
Hubris, Nepotism, and Failure: The Bricklin Car Company and the Question of Inevitability
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Jonathan Coopersmith, Texas A&M University
The Elephant in the Room: The Normality of Failure in the History of Technology
    [Abstract]

John F. Uggen, Willamette University
The Day the Music Died: Rooney, Pace and the Hostile Takeover of the Norlin Corporation
    [Abstract]     [Paper]
E.4 Business on the Nineteenth-Century Landscape: Plants, Capital, and Value
Meeting Room R
Chair: Mark Finlay, Armstrong Atlantic University
Discussant: Mark Finlay, Armstrong Atlantic University
Marina Moskowitz, University of Glasgow
Profiting from the American Garden: The Value of Nineteenth-Century Produce
    [Abstract]

Emily Pawley, National Museum of American History
Coining Foliage into Gold: Speculation, Value, and the Mulberry Bubble, 1838-1839
    [Abstract]

Erica Hannickel, Northland College
Inventing California: Stanford's Industrial Wine
E.5 Immigration and Ideology: Racializing Labor
Meeting Room T/U
Chair: Bethany Moreton, University of Georgia
Discussant: Andrew J. Herod, University of Georgia
Neveen Abdelrehim, University of York
Josephine Maltby, University of York
Steven Toms, University of York
Imperialism, Employment and Racial Discrimination: The Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, 1933-1951
    [Abstract]

Elizabeth Lamoree, University of California, Santa Barbara
Gambling on Grapes: Management, Ideology and Politics in California Agribusiness
    [Abstract]

Philip H. Slaby, Guilford College
The Contradictions of Controlled Immigration: Mines, Foreign Labor, and the State in Interwar France
    [Abstract]     [Paper]
E.6 Reflections on Business History
Meeting Room V/W
Chair: Richard R. John, Columbia University
Discussant: The Audience
Eric Godelier, École Polytechnique
Alfred Chandler: Change in Business—Crisis or Evolution?
    [Abstract]

Michael Miller, University of Miami
Toward a Business History of Globalization
    [Abstract]

Heli Valtonen, University of Jyväskylä
Jari Ojala, University of Jyväskylä
Jari Eloranta, Appalachian State University
What Makes "Interesting" Business History? Evaluation of the Most-Cited Recent Business History Journal Articles
    [Abstract]

Harald Degner, University of Hohenheim
Large Sample Analysis and Firm-Level Business History: Understanding the Long-Term Relationship between Firm Size and Innovativeness
    [Abstract]
E.7 Fashion and Design History as Business History: Roundtable
Meeting Room Y/Z
Chair: Patrick Fridenson, EHESS, Paris
Discussant: The Audience
Francesca Polese, Università Bocconi
Per H. Hansen, Copenhagen Business School
Veronique Pouillard, University of Brussels
12:00 noon-1:30 p.m.
Women in Business History Lunch
Oak Room
12:00 noon-1:30 p.m.
Lunch
Magnolia Ballroom
1:30-3:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions F

F.1 Investing in Globalization

Meeting Room F/G
Chair: Mira Wilkins, Florida International University
Discussant: Craig N. Murphy, Wellesley College
Marcelo Bucheli, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Evolution of Political Strategies of Foreign Multinational Corporations in Latin America: General Trends during the Twentieth Century
    [Abstract]

Tommaso Pardi, EHESS-CNRS, Paris
Do State and Politics Matter? The Case of Nissan's Direct Investment in Great Britain and Its Implications for British Leyland
    [Abstract]     [Paper]
F.2 Borders of Crime
Meeting Room K
Chair: Stephen Mihm, University of Georgia
Discussant: Paul J. Miranti, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey
Robert W. Russ, Northern Kentucky University
Edward N. Coffman, Virginia Commonwealth University
Gary John Previts, Case Western Reserve University
Chester H. Brearey, Siena College
Enron's Leaking Bucket, or the Unintended Consequence of a Regulatory Change
    [Abstract]

Cristina Turdean, University of Delaware
From Catwalks to Video Cameras: Casinos and the Business of Surveillance, 1950-1980
    [Abstract]

Stefanie Werner, University of Hohenheim
The Tip of the Iceberg: Business-Related Crime in German Print Media, 1948-2008
    [Abstract]
F.3 Natural Capitalism in the Sunbelt: Business Histories of Southern Environments
Meeting Room Q
Chair: Monica Gisolfi, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Discussant: Monica Gisolfi, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Timothy Johnson, University of Georgia
Natural Limits and Public Interest: Fertilizer, Soil, and Regulation in Georgia, 1870-1900
    [Abstract]

Tom Okie, University of Georgia
Garden Spot of the Universe: The Commercial Transformation of the Georgia Peach
    [Abstract]

Robert M. Hutchings, Carnegie Mellon University
Ordering Nature: Capital's Victory over the Environment and the Creation of Frozen Concentrated Orange Juice
    [Abstract]
F.4 Twentieth-Century African American Entrepreneurship
Meeting Room R
Chair: Robert E. Weems, University of Missouri, Columbia
Discussant: Robert E. Weems, University of Missouri, Columbia
Will Cooley, Walsh University
From Robin Hoods to "just robbin'": Race, Violence, and Organized Crime in Chicago, 1945-1975
    [Abstract]

Keith Hollingsworth, Morehouse College
Cheryl Allen, Morehouse College
J. B. Blayton: An Overview of His Impact on Atlanta's Black Business Community
    [Abstract]

David L. Mason, The Ohio State University
Homeownership Is Colorblind: The Role of African-American Savings and Loans in Home Finance, 1880-1980
    [Abstract]     [Paper]
F.5 Capitalizing Space
Meeting Room T/U
Chair: Amy Ross, University of Georgia
Discussant: Joshua Barkan, University of Georgia
David Schley, The Johns Hopkins University
The B & O Railroad and the Geography of Commerce in Early Republic Baltimore
    [Abstract]

Caley Horan, University of Minnesota
The Post-World War II Insurance Industry and the Reshaping of the American Landscape
    [Abstract]
F.6 Learning from Crises
Meeting Room V/W
Chair: Per Hansen, Copenhagen Business School
Discussant: Jeff Fear, University of Redlands
Christian Barrère, University of Reims
A Strange Story: When Crisis Leads to Wealth—The Institution of Champagne Wine as a Luxury Good
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Ludovic Cailluet, University of Toulouse Graduate School of Management
Florence Brachet Champsaur, EHESS Paris and Galeries Lafayette Group
The Great Depression? Challenging the Periodization of French Business History in the Interwar Period
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Frida Östman, Uppsala University
A Residential Mortgage Market in Crisis: Something to Learn from the Swedish Case
    [Abstract]     [Paper]
F.7 Chinese Business History: Science, Structure, and the State
Meeting Room Y/Z
Chair: Morris Bian, Auburn University
Discussant: Morris Bian, Auburn University
Ryutaro Yamafuji, Yokohama City University
Organization and Credit Risk Management: A Study of Mitsui & Co. in Modern China
    [Abstract]

Yi-Wen Yu, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Rethinking the Kirby Puzzle: A Reassessment of Chinese Companies' Incorporation from the Public and Corporate Finance Perspectives, 1860-1949
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Chao He, Hunan University
Kang Xu, Hunan University
The Scientification of the Advertisement Industry in Business History Perspective in China, 1901-1950
    [Abstract]
3:00-3:30 Coffee Break
Kellogg Concourse

3:30-5:00 Concurrent Sessions G

G.1 Rhetoric of Liberalism

Meeting Room F/G
Chair: Ben Waterhouse, University of North Carolina
Discussant: The Audience
Andrew Smith, Laurentian University
Accepting Financial Globalization: The Canadian Debate on British Investment, 1836-1875
    [Abstract]

Thomas Finger, University of Virginia
A Natural Theology of Free Trade in the Nineteenth Century: The Corn Laws in Context
    [Abstract]

Stephen Gross, University of California, Berkeley
Information, Uncertainty, and Trust in German-Balkan Trade: A Case Study of the Leipzig Trade Fair, 1920-1930
    [Abstract]

Colin F. Wilder, University of Chicago
Before Law and Economics: What the Natural Law Tradition Had to Say about Commercial Affairs
    [Abstract]
G.2 Images of Commercial Empire
Meeting Room L
Chair: Michael Smith, University of South Carolina
Discussant: Mary Yeager, UCLA
Paula A. de la Cruz Fernandez, Florida International University
Patterning the "Other": Sewing Machines in the Age of the American Empire
    [Abstract]

Emma Robertson, Sheffield Hallam University
"From the land where the cocoa grows": Representing the Colonial Commodity Chain at the Rowntree Factory, York, c. 1900-1970
    [Abstract]
G.3 Refiguring Distribution: The Politics of Wholesale and Retail
Meeting Room Q
Chair: Stephanie Dyer, Sonoma State University
Discussant: The Audience
Marc Levinson, Council on Foreign Relations
Turning Crisis to Advantage: Depression, War, and the Attack on Chain Retailing
    [Abstract]

Fredrik Sandgren, Uppsala University
A New Quest for Efficiency: The Postwar Program of the Federation of Swedish Wholesalers
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Anton Ehlers, Stellenbosch University
Black Economic Empowerment, Apartheid Style: The Case of Pep Stores Peninsula, Limited, 1973-1974
    [Abstract]
G.4 Innovation in the Nineteenth Century
Meeting Room R
Chair: Howell J. Harris, University of Durham
Discussant: Howell J. Harris, University of Durham
Andrew Popp, University of Liverpool Management School
Robin Holt, University of Liverpool Management School
Entrepreneurship as Being: Phenomenological Approaches to the Historical Study of Entrepreneurship
    [Abstract]

Ross Thomson, University of Vermont
Understanding Machine Tool Development in the United States: Uniting Economic and Business History
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

William H. Phillips, University of South Carolina
The Democratization of Invention in the American South: Antebellum and Postbellum Technology Markets in the United States
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Benjamin Schwantes, Widener University
Foundry Fathers: Poole & Hunt, the United States Capitol Extension, and Baltimore's Antebellum Industrial Legacy
    [Abstract]
G.5 Culture Industries
Meeting Room T/U
Chair: Alex Cummings, Vassar College
Discussant: The Audience
Ryan Anderson, University of North Carolina, Pembroke
Dick Merriwell, the Problem of Generational Readers, and the Business of Making Boys
    [Abstract]

Joshua C. Davis, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
The Selling of Soul: African American Music Businesses and Commercial Public Life in North Carolina, 1968-1983
    [Abstract]

Edwin Perkins, University of Southern California
Writing the Script for Survival and Resurgence: RKO Studio and the Impact of the Great Depression
    [Abstract]

Kevin Tennent, London School of Economics
A Retail Revolution: Changes in Music Distribution and Retailing in the United Kingdom, 1950-1980
    [Abstract]
G.6 The Political Economy of Communications in Europe and the United States since 1700
Meeting Room V/W
Chair: JoAnne Yates, MIT
Discussant: Richard R. John, Columbia University
Gerben Bakker, London School of Economics
European Entry Strategies in Global Film Production and Distribution, 1895-2004
    [Abstract]

Michael Stamm, Michigan State University
The Use and Abuse of Business History in the Development of American Broadcasting
    [Abstract]

James L. Baughman, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The First Pitch: American TV Commercials in the 1950s
    [Abstract]

Jonathan Silberstein-Loeb, Oxford University
Taxing Knowledge: The Political Economy of the News in Great Britain, 1712-1861
G.7 Rhetoric and Corporate Identity
Meeting Room Y/Z
Chair: Pamela Walker Laird, University of Colorado, Denver
Discussant: Rowena Olegario, Said Business School, Oxford
Gavin Benke, University of Texas at Austin
Shifting Focus—Enron's Change in Corporate Rhetoric and Practice
    [Abstract]

Kelly Kilcrease, University of New Hampshire at Manchester
Religion and Managerial Decision Making: How the Oldest Company in the United States Survived for Over 300 Years through the Implementation of Quaker Principles in Its Mission
    [Abstract]

Richard B. Thau, Fidelity Investments Boston
Susan Keats, Fidelity Investments Boston
How Oral History Captured the Process of Disseminating a Corporate Culture: The Fidelity Investments Oral History Project
    [Abstract]
5:00-6:15 p.m.
Book Auction
Room L
6:15-6:45 p.m.
Membership Meeting
Mahler Auditorium
6:45-8:00 p.m.
Reception
Hill Atrium
8:00-10:00 p.m.
Banquet and Awards Ceremony
Magnolia Ballroom

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