preliminary program of the conference, which has the theme of "Perception, Representations, and Measures of Profit," has now been posted. The original call for papers explains the goals of the conference: participants will consider how Old Regime merchants, bankers, industrialists, or financiers understood profit, how these perceptions were formed, what information was important, what instruments for observing, measuring, and predicting were used to support decisions. The sponsors include the Laboratoire d'économie et de management de Nantes (LEMNA), in association with the researchers of the Project MARPROF (Comptes et profits marchands d'Europe et d'Amérique, 1750-1815) and the technical support of the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme Ange-Guépin, where the conference will take place.
Business History in Times of Disruption: Embracing Complexity and Diversity Annual Meeting of the Business History Conference Sheraton Mexico City María Isabel Hotel Ciudad de México, México April 7-9, 2022 [ bookmark the CFP ] The Covid-19 crisis arrived with little warning, disrupting global business and trade. Industries as different as tourism, retail, and manufacturing were plunged into disarray by travel restrictions, broken supply chains, and quarantines. The pandemic also underscored the growing dangers posed by economic inequality and environmental degradation, hinting at a more tumultuous future. We have, it seems, entered into a new age of uncertainty. Informed by these developments, the 2022 Business History Conference will explore the diverse ways that entrepreneurs, firms, and organizations coped with complexity, uncertainty, and disruption over the long run. The Program Committee welcomes individual papers and session proposals that explore this theme. Submissions can a