Friday, August 17, 2012

Reminder: BHC Paper Proposals Due October 1

A reminder that the deadline for submission of paper proposals for the Business History Conference 2013 annual meeting, taking place March 21–23 in Columbus, Ohio, is October 1, 2012.
  The theme of the 2013 annual meeting is “The Cultures and Institutions of Business.” We are interested in all topics embracing the culture of business and the business of culture. Papers may engage the ways in which cultural beliefs, values, practices, institutions, meanings, language, identities, habits, and cognition shape business orientation, governance, behavior, and performance in different geographical, historical, or social settings. Papers may also address the ways in which business has acted upon cultural practices and institutions, both high and popular culture, or how the language of business has entered into wider public discourses. Works might cover such matters as the business of entertainment and the arts or cultural differences (or conformity) in ideas and practices of management, accounting, human resources, scientific and technological research, and innovation.
  In keeping with longstanding BHC policy, the program committee will also consider submissions not directly related to the conference theme. Proposals should be sent to BHC2013@Hagley.org.
   For more information, as well as details about BHC prizes and its doctoral colloquium, please see the full call for papers.