Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Accounting and Management History Conference Program Available

The Sixteenth Conference on Accounting and Management History will be held in Nantes on March 23-25, 2011. The 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.