Monday, October 17, 2011

CFP: ABH 2012 Meeting

The Association of Business Historians has issued a call for papers for its 2012 meeting, which will be held at the Aston Business School, Birmingham, U.K., on July 6-7, 2012. The theme of the meeting is "Decision-Makers and Decision-Making." As the call for papers states,
Business history has frequently focused on the role of strategy and decision-makers, and its long-term impact on the organisation and its wider environment, both nationally or internationally. Conversely, the potential to make decisions is often limited, and constrained by economic, political and social factors, while recent shocks to the economy have been seen as politicians and business leaders taking the wrong strategic decisions when trying to manage risks.
This gives rise to a number of possible topics, which are detailed in the full call for papers. The ABH will also welcome papers on any topic related to business history, even those that do not focus on the conference theme, and on any time period or country. Proposals are welcome for either individual papers or entire sessions (normally of one-and-a-half hours). Each paper proposal should include a short (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 session title and a brief description of or rationale for the proposed sessions. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2012. Proposals should be sent electronically to abhconference@aston.ac.uk or by mail to:
Dr. Stephanie Decker
Aston Business School
Aston Triangle
Birmingham B4 7ET
United Kingdom
Questions should be directed to Stephanie Decker, who is serving as the local organizer.