Conference 2006 - Call for Papers


'Globalization and Business History'
16-17 June 2006, School for Business and Management Queen Mary, University of London

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On the 16-17 June 2006 the Association of Business Historians will hold their annual meeting at the School of Business and Management, Queen Mary, University of London.

The theme is 'Globalization and Business History'. The importance of the topic has made it a widely studied subject by scholars in many academic fields. The primary aim of this conference is to encourage specific business history contributions to the subject. Submissions of papers and sessions of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Multinationals and Globalization
  • Globalization and Imperialism
  • Globalization, Great Depression and World Wars
  • Internationalization, Brands and Trademarks
  • Technology Management and Globalization
  • Globalization and Trading Networks
  • Financial Institutions and Markets
  • Global Alliances
  • Globalization and Labour Markets
  • Growth and Diversification Strategies
  • The Rise of New Economic Powers: China and India
  • Knowledge Transfer Across Countries
  • Professionalisation of Management
  • Comparative Corporate Governance
  • The role of Entrepreneurial Firms in a Global World
  • Gender, Institutions and Globalization
  • Globalization and Ethnic Minorities
  • Globalization and Business in Developing Countries
  • Consumption and Globalization

Organizers also welcome papers on any topic related to business history, even where it does not focus on the conference theme, and on any time period or country.

Proposals are welcomed for either individual papers or entire sessions (each of normally one-and-a-half hours). Each paper proposal should include a one page abstract, a list of 3 to 5 keywords, and a brief CV. Proposals for sessions should also include a cover letter containing a title, and one-paragraph of session description. If you have any questions please contact the local organizers Teresa da Silva Lopes.