Friday, November 4, 2011

Program and Publications: Latin American Business History

The Grupo Cuatrinacional de Estudios Empresariales e Historia Económica and the Coloquio de Historia de Empresas will hold a joint business history symposium on November 10-11, 2011, at the Universidad de San Andrés in Buenos Aires. The program has now been posted. Sessions are organized around three themes: "Economic Fluctuations and Business Strategies in the Twentieth Century," "The Internationalization of Business," and "Agroindustries and Business." More information and registration materials are available on the conference website. Questions may be addressed to Andrea Lluch.
     As part of the "Internationalization of Business" topic, there will be a presentation of the book El impacto histórico de la globalización en Argentina y Chile: empresas y empresarios, edited by Geoffrey Jones and Andrea Lluch (Buenos Aires, Temas, 2011). The book represents an early product of the "Latin American Business Initiative" of the Harvard Business School, which aims to "facilitat[e] research on Latin American business history, especially the Southern Cone countries."
    The Grupo Cuatrinacional de Estudios Empresariales e Historia Económica was founded in 2006 by researchers in Mexico, Spain, Argentina, and Colombia, in order to produce new and comparative knowledge in entrepreneurial studies and economic history. The Coloquio de Historia de Empresas at the Universidad de San Andrés has been meeting since 2002 to promote the comparative study of business history.
    Readers may also be interested in the History, Business, and Entrepreneurship Newsletter, published twice annually by the Historia y Empresariado group at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotà, Colombia. The March and September 2011 newsletters are available (in both English and Spanish). The second contains, among other items, an essay by Marcelo Bucheli and Daniel Wadhwani on "Toward a Reintegration of History in Organization Studies," and summaries of the contents of the special issue of Entreprises et Histoire on Latin America (April 2009).