Program
First World Conference of Business History
Monday 17 March 2014



Concurrent Sessions A & B, 9:00 - 12:30 AM



Sessions A1 & B1 (2 slots): Business groups in mature industrial economies of Europe: a comparative analysis

Chair: Asli M.Colpan, Kyoto University
Discussant: Maria Ines Barbero, Universidad de Buenos Aires and
Universidad de San Andres, Argentina/Abe de Jong, Erasmus University, Rotterdam

Asli M. Colpan, Kyoto University
Takashi Hikino, Kyoto University
The resilience of business group organization in competitive markets

Abe de Jong, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Business Groups in the Netherlands

Hans Sjögren, EHFF, Stockholm School of Economics
Miki Kishida, Setsuan University
Lihua Zhang, Tongji University
Organizational Persistency: A Comparison of Business Groups in China, Japan and Sweden

Andrea Colli, Bocconi University
Michelangelo Vasta, University of Siena
Business groups in Italy

Youssef Cassis, EUI
Business groups in France

Harm Schröter, University of Bergen
Business groups in Germany

Álvaro Ferreira da Silva, Nova School of Business and Economics Lisbon
Pedro Neves, University of Lisbon
Business groups in Portugal


Sessions A2 & B2 (2 slots): Revisiting imperialism

Sessions Part I: Revisiting imperialism

Chair: Xavier Duran, University of los Andes
Discussant: Monika Poettinger, Bocconi University

Alejandra Irigoin, London School of Economics
The Manila galleon: why was there only one?

Leigh Gardner, London School of Economics
Principals, agents and the origins of Africa`s national boundaries: chartered companies and the expansion of the British Empire, 1880-1924

Jose Rodrigues da Costa
Maria Eugenia Mata, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Entrepreneurship and capital returns in the Portugese Colonial Empire

Sessions Part II: Revisiting imperialism

Chair: Xavier Duran, University of los Andes
Discussant: Thilo Jungkind, University of Saarland

Marcelo Bucheli, University of Illinois
Xavier Duran, University of los Andes
The colony strikes back: the case of Colombia, Jersey Standard and the United States

Carlos Gabriel Guimaraes, University Federal Fluminense
Foreign Direct Investment in Imperial Brazil: Banking and Coffee Trade, 1862-1870

Marcelo Bucheli, Univeristy of Illinois
Stephanie Decker, Aston Business School
Economic Nationalism In Latin America And Africa In The Twentieth Century: A Comparison


Sessions A3 & B3 (2 slots): Markets, politics and specialization of family business in an international perspective, 18th-20th centuries

Session Part I: Pathways of change in the evolution of family businesses in the 20th century

Chair: Jeffrey Fear, University of Glasgow
Discussant: Susanna Fellman, University of Gothenburg

Martin A. Monsalve, Universidad del Pacífico
Change and continuity in big Peruvian family firms from 1890 to 2010

Shunsuke Nakaoka, Kokushikan University
Child adoption as an inheritance strategy in the case of modern Japanese family business

Paloma Fernández, Universitat de Barcelona
Specialization and territorial concentration of big Spanish dynasties, from 1964 to 2010

Maria Ines Barbero, Universidad de Buenos Aires and Universidad de San Andres
Andrea Lluch, CONICET
Family capitalism in Argentina: models and long-term dynamics

Session Part II: Strategies of Endurance of Large Family Businesses in Changing Environments: Politics, Philanthropy, and Internationalization

Chair: Jörg Leszenski, University of Frankfurt
Discussant: Jeffrey Fear, University of Glasgow

Nuria Puig, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Understanding the emergence of modern family philanthropy in the Spanish-speaking world

Carlos Dávila, Universidad de los Andes
Politics and endurance of entrepreneurial families in historical perspective: the case of "presidential families" in an emerging, Latin American economy (Colombia, 1850-2010)

Hartmut Berghoff, German Historical Institute Washington DC
Becoming global, staying local: the internationalization of Bertelsmann, 1962-2010

Javier Vidal, Universidad de Alicante
The rise of family firms in the construction sector in Spain and their internationalization 1970-2012: a case of born global?


Sessions A4 & B4 (2 slots):
Session part I: Latin American bank history: yesterday and today


Chair: Carlos Davila, Universidad de los Andes
Discussant: Adolfo Meisel, Central Bank of Columbia

Carlos Marichal, El Colegio de Mexico
The Political Economy of Early Banking in Latin America (1850-1873): Reflections on the Dominant Role of Domestic Banks linked to the State

Juan H.Flores, University of Geneva
The squeaky wheel gets the grease: gains and losses in the aftermath of the baring crisis

Aurora Gómez-Galvarriato, CIDE
Banks and enterprise during the Mexican revolution, 1910-1920

Session part II: Latin American bank history: yesterday and today

Chair: Gerald Braunberger, FAZ
Discussant: Carlos Marichal, El Colegio de Mexico/Juan H.Flores, University of Geneva

C. Edoardo Altamura, University of Geneva
Recycling oil wealth: European banks, the eurodollar market and the Latin American debt boom of the 1970s

Jose L.Garcia-Ruiz, Complutense University of Madrid
The fall of the Madrid big banks (1960-1993): the role of innovation (technological and financial)

Bernardo Bátiz-Lazo, Bangor University
Gustavo Del Angel, CIDE
Comparative evolution of systems of payments in Latin America and Europe. Towards a cashless society?


Sessions A5 & B5 (2 slots): Transnational currents in East Asian & Indian business: entrepreneurs and knowhow transfer in the 19th and early 20th centuries

Sessions Part I: Transnational currents in East Asian & Indian business

Chair: Masato Kimura, Shibusawa Ei'iche Foundation, Japan
Discussant: Tze-ki Hon, Suny Geneseo

Yu Chen, Yokohama National University
Zhan Jian and the transfer of Western business methods through Japan into China

Myungsoo Kim, Keimyung University
Sangryong Han, Shubusawa Ei`chi, and the transfer of banking expertise from Japan to Korea

Jeffer Daykin, Portland Community College
The transfer of the exposition form from Europe to Japan and China

Sessions Part II: Transnational currents in East Asian & Indian business

Chair: Masato Kimura, Shibusawa Ei'iche Foundation, Japan
Discussant: David Sicilia, University of Maryland

David G Wittner, Utica College
From Public to Private: Technology Transfer in Meiji Japan`s Silk Reeling Industry

Munehiro Miwa, Kyushu University
Aviation Gasoline Technology Transfer during the Second World War

Aparajith Ramnath, Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode
Extra-imperial influences in Indian industralization: the technical experts of the Tata stell works, c. 1900-40


Sessions A6 & B6 (2 slots): Cartels

Chair: Bram Bouwens, Utrecht University
Discussant: Miguel A.López-Morell, Universidad de Murcia

Takahiro Ohata, Kyoto University
Takafumi Kurosawa, Kyoto University
Authorized cartels in post-war Japan: cartel registration and business structure from an international comparison

Miguel A.López-Morell, Universidad de Murcia
Inmaculada Navarro-López, Universidad de Murcia
Concentration and international markets in big mining industry, 1850-2013

Toshitaka Nagahiro, Wakayama University
Japan`s coal cartels in the interwar period

Niklas Jensen-Eriksen, University of Helsinki
Elina Kuorelahti, University of Helsinki
Free press, regulated competition. Cartels and collaboration in the 20th century Finnish newspaper business

Giambattista Rossi, University of East London
Alessandra Tessari, University of Salento
The professionalization of the sport agents: cartels, networks and enterprises within the football industry in a comparative perspective, 1950s-2010

Timo Särkkä, University of Jyväskylä
The British paper trade and market regulation: from free trade empire to the common market, 1861-1960


Sessions A7 & B7 (2 slots): Recent research on Rhine capitalism

Chair: Christian Marx, University of Trier
Discussant: Eric Godelier, École Polytechnique Paris

Morten Reitmayer, University of Trier
Concept of field and production models

Boris Gehlen, University of Vienna
Corporate law and corporate control in West Germany after 1945

Ralf Ahrens, Centre for Contemporary History
Financing Rhenish capitalism: "bank power" and the business of crisis management

Christian Marx, University of Trier
Between national governance and internationalization of business. West German chemical industry after 1945.

Johannes Platz, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
New research on German trade unions and the Rhenish capitalism



Session A8 & B8 (2 slots): Impacts of Capitalist Developments

Session Part I: Impacts of Capitalist Developments

Chair: Andreas Fahrmeir, Goethe University, Frankfurt
Discussant: Oscar Granados, Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano

Roberto Rossi, University of Salerno
A family business between proto-industrialization and capitalist development: the indianine manufacture J.B. Sires y Cia. in 18th century Barcelona

Korinna Schönharl, University of Duisburg-Essen
Decision making, risk management and trust in the "periphery": London City bankers and their investments in Greece (1850-1910)

Session Part II: Impacts of Capitalist Developments

Chair: Andreas Fahrmeir, Goethe University, Frankfurt
Discussant: Christopher Kopper, University of Bielefeld

Monika Poettinger, Bocconi University
Business forms, capital democratization and innovation: Milan in the 1850s
(Downlaod of Tables)


Howard Kahm, Yonsei University
Jin-seok Oh, Paichai University
Colonial consumerism: capitalist development and the internal management of department stores in late colonial Korea

Maria Carmela Schisani, University of Naples "Federico II"
Francesca Caiazzo, University of Naples "Federico II"
Networks of powers and networks of capital: evidence from a peripheral area of the first globalization. The energy sector: from gas to electricity (1862-1919)


Concurrent Sessions C, 2:00 - 4:00 PM



Session C1 (2 hours): Weber revisited: Christianity and entrepreneurship in the global economy

Chair: Janette Rutterford, Open University Business School
Discussant: Andrew Godley, University of Reading

Andrew Godley, University of Reading
Introduction: Weber Revisited: Christianity in the Global Economy

Janette Rutterford, Open University Business School
Investing in companies in the nineteenth century: the financialisation of philanthropy

Grietjie Verhoef, University of Johannesburg
Work ethic, education and Afrikaner empowerment: Sanlam and the mobilization of Afrikaner savings, entreperneurship and work ethic, 1918-1950

Peter Heslam, University of Cambridge
Eric Wood, University of Cape Town
Christianity and entrepreneurship in the global economy


Session C2 (2 hours): Financial history and business history

Chair: Cassis Youssef, EUI
Discussant: Hans Sjögren, EHFF, Stockholm School of Economics

Youssef Cassis, EUI
Introduction: financial history and business history

Juan H. Flores, University of Geneva
Sovereign debt defaults

Gerarda Westerhuis, University of Utrecht
Commercial banks

Catherine Schenk, University of Glasgow
Financial regulation


Sessions C3 (2 hours): Business and Ideology

Chair: Ralf Banken, University of Cologne
Discussants: Ralf Ahrens, Centre for Contemporary History/ Anna Soulsby, Nottingham University

Sang-Cheol Lee, SungKongHoe University Seoul
Telephone switchboard manufacturing industry and industrial policy in Korea (1961-1979)

Anitra Komulainen, University of Helsinki
Sakari Siltala, University of Helsinki
Business and ideology in the age of extremes: Finnish retail Co-Op HOK-Elanto in the making, 1905-2014

Volodymyr Kulikov, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University
Transfer and adaptation of managerial models by foreign industrialists to South Russia in the late 19th - early 20th century

Valeria Zanier, LSE IDEAS, London
The role of ENI group in China-Italy "non-governmental diplomacy" during Cold War


Session C4 (2 hours): Economic and business history of railroads in the Iberian countries

Chair: María Teresa Ramírez, Central Bank of Colombia

Vincent Bignon, Banque de France
Rui Esteves, University of Oxford
Alfonso Herranz-Loncán, University of Barcelona
Big push or big grab?: Railways, government activism and export growth in Latin America, 1865-193

Maria Eugenia Mata, Universidad Nova de Lisboa
Connecting disconnections: the international Porto-Salamanca railway line

Juan Santiago Correa, Colegio de Estudios Superiores de Administración
Railroads and souvereignty in Colombia: the case of Panama Railroad Company

Xavier Duran, Universidad de los Andes
Why not using the wheel? Evidence from Colombia? Cambao wagon road, 1850-1900

Adolfo Meisel, Central Bank of Colombia
María Teresa Ramírez, Central Bank of Colombia
To late but profitable: railroads in Colombia, 1925-1950


Session C5 (2 hours): Internationalisation: markets and institutions

Chair: Christian Kleinschmidt, University of Marburg
Discussant: Peter Miskell, Henley Business School, University of Reading

Matthias Kipping, Schulich School of Business, Toronto
M. Stephen Salmon, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa
Staying power: confederation life in Latin America, 1902-1975

Christina Lubinski, German Historical Institute Washington DC
Nationalistic tunes: Western gramophone companies and Bengal nationalism before World War I

Christopher Kopper, Universität Bielefeld
Knowledge and (re)insurance: the Munich Re and the shifting limits of reinsurance after 1945

Fabio Lavista, Bocconi University
Elisabette Merlo, Bocconi University
International aids, local policies and entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa. A new research agenda


Session C6 (2 hours): From regional to global business

Chair: Miyajima Hideaki, Waseda University
Discussants: Vittoria Ferrandino, University of Sannio, Luiss Guido Carli/ Valentina Sgro, Universtiy of Sannio

Pierre-Yves Donze, Kyoto University
From nation-based to global competition in the watch industry (1945-2010)

Harm Schröter, Universitet I Bergen
The world truck-market - a regional issue?

Inman Yeo, Wonju National University, Gangneung
The characteristic of Japanese automobile market structure during the high speed economic growth period - focusing on the three-wheeler sector

Dong-Woon Kim, Dong-Eui University
The British multinational enterprise in Japan before 1945: the case of J. & P. Coats


Sessions C7 & D7 (2 slots): Foreign investment and the development of entrepreneurial and managerial capabilites in host economies

Sessions Part I: Foreign investment and the development of entrepreneurial and managerial capabilites in host economies

Chair: Nuria Puig, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Discussant: Takafumi Kurosawa, Kyoto University

Andrea Lluch, CONICET
Norma S.Lanciotti, CONICET
Foreign firms and managerial capabilities in Argentina: development and changes (1890c-1950c)

Ben Wubs, Erasmus University of Rotterdam
Restrictions on human capital transfer: AKU versus Glanzstoff, 1929-1969

Paloma Fernández, Universitit de Barcelona
A neglected factor in the history of multinationals of emerging economies: the management of cultural diversity. The case of Acerinox

Sessions Part II: Foreign investment and the development of entrepreneurial and managerial capabilites in host economies

Chair: Nuria Puig, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Discussant: Adoración Álvaro, CUNEF Business School Madrid

Andrea Colli, Bocconi University
Nurturing local capabilities? Joint ventures and foreign capitals in the Italian economic history

Susanna Fellmann, University of Gothenburg
Between foreign influences and local traditions - effects from
internationalization and multinational firms on managerial recruitment
and managerial profile in Finland in the 20th century


Manuel Montás Betances, Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra
Business History of the Dominican Republic: the Role of Immigration (1844-2000)

Session C8: Ownership, Management & Globalisation

Chair: Ed Balleisen, Duke University
Discussant: Reynaldo Frausto Mena, IPN

Hideaki Miyajima, Waseda University
Does ownership matter? The Causes and consequence of changing ownership structure in Japan under the Globalization

Takeshi Shimizu, University of Tokyo
Management and Control in Small and Medium-sized Enteprises: The Case of Private Limited Liability Companies in Japan before World War II

Nathalie Champroux, University of Paris 3 - La Sorbonne Nouvelle
Richard Branson, Virgin's Embedded Entrepreneur

Muriel Le Roux, CNRS-ENS Paris
Eric Godelier, École Polytechnique Paris
Gilles Garel, CNAM Paris
Albert David, Paris Dauphine University
Going forward with the history of French management models and practices


Concurrent Sessions D, 4:30 - 6:00 PM



Session D1: Business history of industrial cluster

Chair: Takeshi Abe, Osaka University
Discussant: Andrea Colli, Bocconi University

Takeshi Abe, Osaka University
Yoshiyuki Takeuchi, Osaka University
International comparison of industrial clusters: the case of cotton industries in the prewar Japan and the United Kingdom

Changmin Lee, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Cession, succession and business continuation of Edo merchants

Hua Jin, Hitotsubashi University
International university-industry collaboration and development of high-tech industries in China: the cases of Northeastern University and Peking University, 1980s-2000s


Session D2: Global strategies and divergent patterns of electrification in late industrializing countries: electricity companies in Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula, 19th and 20th centuries

Chair: Peter Hertner, University Halle-Wittenberg
Discussant: Hanaan Marwah, LSE

Peter Hertner, Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Multinational companies and their host countries, a relationship between integration and reciprocal resistance. The case of the CompañiaAlemanaTransatlántica de Electricidad in Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile, 1898 - 1920

Norma S.Lanciotti, National University of Rosario
Alexandre Saes, University of São Paulo
US electricity companies in Argentina & Brazil: Some notes on the case of American & Foreign Power, 1926-1955

Isabel Bartolome-Rodriguez, Universidad de Sevilla
"An atmosphere of mutual distrust". Foreign and domestic actors in the elctrification of the peripheries: North Portugal in the mirror of Spain during the interwar period


Session D3: Public vs. private: Shibusawa Eiichi`s entrepreneurial activities in the late 19th century and the early 20th century

Chair: Takeo Kikkawa, Hitotsubashi University
Discussant: Peter van Staden, SolBridge International School of Business

John Sagers, Linfield College
Shibusawa Eiichi`s ideological entrepreneurship

Kazuhiro Tanaka, Hitotsubashi University
Prioritising public interest: the essence of Shibusawa`s doctrine and its implications for the re-invention of capitalism

Ryutaro Yamafui, Yokohama Municipal University
Private business and public commercial education in early-modern Japan: Eiichi Shibusawa and public senior commercial schools


Session D4: Business enterprises in the electrical equipment industry

Chair: Shigehiro Nishimura, Kansai University
Discussant: Joost Dankers, Utrecht University

Akitake Taniguchi, Chuo University
Marketing operations in the Apparatus Division of General Electric Company

Yves Bouvier, University Paris-Sorbonne
Without and with the state. The French electrical manufactures in a global economy

Shigehiro Nishimura, Kansai University
Reorganizing manufacturing capabilities: globalization and East Asian electrical companies



Session D5: Method or madness: does business history have a research methodology?

Chair: Dan Wadhwani, University of the Pacific, Stockton
Discussant: Jan-Otmar Hesse, University of Bielefeld

JoAnne Yates, MIT Sloan School of Management
Historical and qualitative methods for studying organizations

Matthias Kipping, Schulich School of Business, Toronto
Dan Wadhwani, University of the Pacific and Copenhagen Business School
Stephanie Decker, Aston Business School
Clio's Toolkit: Reengaging Historical Methods in Business History

David B.Sicilia, University of Maryland
Capitalism and Causality: Historical Analysis and Its Rivals


Session D6: Trademarks, Brands & Marketing

Chair: Takashi Hikino, University of Kyote
Discussant: Patrick Fridenson, EHESS-CRH, Paris

Teresa da Silva Lopes, University of York
Trademarks and the evolution of capitalism: a global perspective

Matthew J.Bellamy, Carleston University
Brands, licensing agreements, and the globalization of the Canadian brewing industry since 1960


Session D8: Impacts on Business: Tax, Audit & Law

Chair: Hartmut Berghoff, DHI
Discussant: Boris Gehlen, University of Vienna

Roubaa Chantiri-Chaudemanche, University of Paris Dauphine
Beatrice Touchelay, University of Lille3-IRHiS
Accounting normalization in France since the First World War and in Great-Britain during the 1970-1980`s, a first step to a comparative analysis

Ryo Izawa, Kyoto University
Business and tax: the relationship between UK multinationals and double income tax, 1914-1939

Hideto Matsubara, Hitotsubashi University
The impact of trade liberalization on producing regions in an importing country and an example of successful region: the case of the Japanese orange industry and Mikkabi-town in the 1970s and 80s







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