Friday, October 26, 2012

GHI November Workshop Program Now Available

The program for "Translating Potential into Profits: Foreign Multinationals in Emerging Markets since the 19th Century," a workshop to be held at the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C. (1607 New Hampshire Ave. NW), on November 2-3, 2012, is now available. The convenors are Matthias Kipping (Schulich School of Business, Toronto) and Christina Lubinski (GHI). According to the call for papers, "The purpose of this workshop is to provide historical perspectives on the operations of multinationals in emerging markets, which present significant opportunities but also a range of serious challenges for foreign investors. The intention is to provide some general insights about how these multinationals managed to adapt to these conditions and establish a successful and lasting presence in these markets." The international list of speakers includes scholars from the Netherlands, the UK, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Chile, Argentina, and Japan, in addition to the United States and Canada. Further information may be obtained at