Association of Business Historians will hold its annual meeting in association with the Centre for International Business History, Henley Business School, at the University of Reading on July 1-2, 2011. The theme of the meeting is "Sustainability" (see the original call for papers for a fuller description). The draft conference program has now been posted. The program features an international group of business historians, including scholars from Italy, France, Spain, the United States, Japan, and Germany, for example, as well as from the UK.
Business History in Times of Disruption: Embracing Complexity and Diversity Annual Meeting of the Business History Conference Sheraton Mexico City María Isabel Hotel Ciudad de México, México April 7-9, 2022 [ bookmark the CFP ] The Covid-19 crisis arrived with little warning, disrupting global business and trade. Industries as different as tourism, retail, and manufacturing were plunged into disarray by travel restrictions, broken supply chains, and quarantines. The pandemic also underscored the growing dangers posed by economic inequality and environmental degradation, hinting at a more tumultuous future. We have, it seems, entered into a new age of uncertainty. Informed by these developments, the 2022 Business History Conference will explore the diverse ways that entrepreneurs, firms, and organizations coped with complexity, uncertainty, and disruption over the long run. The Program Committee welcomes individual papers and session proposals that explore this theme. Submissions can a