The theme of the 2002 annual meeting of the Business History Conference will be "Corporate Governance." We invite proposals for papers concerned with the historical evolution of corporate governance in all of its forms, including but not limited to: entrepreneurial and managerial styles and innovations; the historical construction of norms and formal rules of governance; relationships between governance systems and corporate strategies and structures; and the ideological and political dimensions of governance regimes. Submissions are invited on all chronological periods, and those on non-traditional and non-U.S. forms of corporate governance are especially encouraged. Submissions on topics beyond the theme are welcome as well.
Proposals may be submitted for individual papers or for entire panels. Each proposal should include a one-page abstract and one-page curriculum vitae or resumés for each participant. Panel proposals also should have a cover letter containing a title, a one-paragraph panel description, suggestions for a chair and commentator, and contact information for the panel organizer.
Graduate students in the early stages of writing dissertations may apply for inclusion in designated workshops intended to discuss preliminary conclusions and methodologies in an informed but informal environment. Interested students should submit a one-page abstract of their project and a one-page vita. These proposals should indicate they are intended for the Dissertations in Progress sessions.
Dissertations completed in the previous three years (1999-2001) are eligible for the conference's dissertation session. Proposals are welcome from Ph.D recipients in history, business administration, history of science and technology, economics, legal studies, and other fields whose work is on business history broadly defined. Presentations made at this session will be published in Enterprise & Society, the BHC journal. One dissertation will receive the Herman E. Krooss Prize for the best dissertation in business history, which includes a $500 award. Proposals should consist of a cover letter, the dissertation abstract, and the author's c.v., and indicate they are intended for the Krooss Prize Dissertation Session.
The deadline for receipt of submissions is October 15, 2001. All graduate students presenting papers are eligible for travel grants to defray costs associated with attending the annual meeting. Please send five copies of proposals to Roger Horowitz, Secretary-Treasurer, Business History Conference, P.O. Box 3630, Wilmington DE 19807, USA.
Presenters are expected to submit abstracts of their papers in electronic form for posting on the BHC web site. Authors also are encouraged to post electronic versions of their full papers in advance of the April meeting. All papers presented at the annual meeting are eligible for inclusion in the BHC’s on-line proceedings volume, Business and Economic History.
The Program Committee consists of David Sicilia (chair), Mark Mason, Mary O’Sullivan, and Jonathan Russ. Address questions about proposals to David Sicilia, Department of History, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 20742, USA. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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