Monday, October 14, 2013

Business History Publishes Special Issue on Family Business

The current issue (No. 6, 2013) of Business History is a special issue on "Long-Term Perspectives on Family Business." As guest editors Andrea Colli, Carole Howorth, and Mary Rose write, "for a long time business history and family business studies have developed on parallel tracks that have rarely crossed. . . . This special issue arose . . . with the aim of promoting an increased dialogue between business history and family business researchers." Contents include:
Hartmut Berghoff, "Blending personal and managerial capitalism: Bertelsmann's rise from medium-sized publisher to global media corporation and service provider, 1950–2010"
Geoffrey Tweedale, "Backstreet capitalism: An analysis of the family firm in the nineteenth-century Sheffield cutlery industry"
Robin Holt and Andrew Popp, "Emotion, succession, and the family firm: Josiah Wedgwood & Sons"
Oswald Jones, Abby Ghobadian, Nicolas O'Regan, and Valerie Antcliff, "Dynamic capabilities in a sixth-generation family firm: Entrepreneurship and the Bibby Line"
Nicolas Antheaume, Paulette Robic, and Dominique Barbelivien, "French family business and longevity: Have they been conducting sustainable development policies before it became a fashion?"
Neil Forbes, "Family banking in an era of crisis: N. M. Rothschild & Sons and business in central and eastern Europe between the World Wars"
Stéphanie Ginalski, "Can families resist managerial and financial revolutions? Swiss family firms in the twentieth century"
Christof Dejung, "Worldwide ties: The role of family business in global trade in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries"
Marta Rey-Garcia and Nuria Puig Raposo, "Globalisation and the organisation of family philanthropy: A case of isomorphism?"
Although access to the full text of the articles requires a subscription, abstracts may be viewed by all on the journal website.