Skip to main content

March 2011 Enterprise & Society Now Available

The March 2011 Enterprise & Society is a special issue featuring "New Perspectives on the Military-Industrial Complex." In the introductory essay, Michael Bernstein and Mark R. Wilson write:
In this special issue of Enterprise and Society, we revisit the subject of the MIC [military-industrial complex] by featuring the work of a new generation of scholars. This more recent scholarship is distinguished by its focus on case studies, its broader perception of the complex patterns of cause-and-effect portrayed in the evidence, and its determination to generate a more systematic (and, at times thereby, more complicated) set of conclusions regarding the history and implications of the MIC.
Related articles include:
  • Mark R. Wilson, "Making 'Goop' Out of Lemons: The Permanente Metals Corporation, Magnesium Incendiary Bombs, and the Struggle for Profits during World War II"
  • Eugene Gholz, "Eisenhower versus the Spin-off Story: Did the Rise of the Military–Industrial Complex Hurt or Help America's Commercial Aircraft Industry?"
  • Edmund F. Wehrle, " 'Aid Where It Is Needed Most': American Labor's Military–Industrial Complex"
  • Jocelyn Wills, "Innovation in a Cold [War] Climate: Engineering Peace with the American Military–Industrial Complex"
  • Jeffrey A. Engel, "Not Yet A Garrison State: Reconsidering Eisenhower's Military–Industrial Complex" 
For  the full table of contents of the March issue, please visit the journal's "current issue" site.  Full access requires a subscription, but extracts of each article are accessible to all.

Popular posts from this blog

Call for Papers: #BHC2022MexicoCity

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

Call for Submissions: Business History Collective and the webinar series

Call for Submissions: Business History Collective and the webinar series The network aims to promote scholarship in the fields of business history, management history, organizational history, corporate history, and other related fields. The network will launch the Spring 2021 webinar series to provide a space for the presentation and discussion of works in progress, dissertation chapters, or R&R manuscripts. The webinars are open to scholars primarily from a qualitative perspective, willing to engage in productive conversations by providing supportive and constructive comments to peers. We are currently looking for presenters and attendees to get things moving forward. We especially welcome submissions from graduate students and early-career researchers. We strongly encourage women, people of color, members of minority groups, scholars based in or working on under-represented geographies (such as Latin America, the Mediterranean Basin, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia), and schola

AHA Virtual Seminar: Business History Today

Virtual AHA Seminar: Business History Today April 13th, 2021 2 pm  Colloquium--An assessment of the doing of business history at the beginning of the 21st century, sketching new trends and themes. Chair:  Philip B. Scranton , Rutgers University-Camden Presenters: Business History, Theory, and Globalization by Kenneth J. Lipartito , Florida International University Rethinking Chinese Economic Life and Business History by Philip Thai , Northeastern University Economic Life and the Margins of Business History by Alexia Yates , University of Manchester Histories of Business in Africa: Lessons from Ghana by Bianca Murillo , California State University, Dominguez Hills