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2008 Annual Meeting
Sacramento, California
April 10-12, 2008

"Expanding Connections for Business History"

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9
2:00 p.m.—5:30 p.m.
BHC Newcomen Dissertation Colloquium
California State Railroad Museum
6:00 p.m.
BHC Newcomen Dissertation Colloquium Dinner
restaurant
THURSDAY, APRIL 10
8:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
BHC Newcomen Dissertation Colloquium
California State Railroad Museum
1:00 p.m.—6:30 p.m.
Registration
Hallway 2 (Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza)
2:00 p.m.—4:30 p.m.
Trustees' Meeting
Fresno Room
(Lunch available at 1:30 p.m.)
4:30 p.m.—5:45 p.m.
Reception
River City View (Hotel, 16th Floor)
6:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m.
Plenary: Making Connections with the Press: A Conversation

Fresno Room
Judith Dobrzynski, formerly Deputy Business Editor for the New York Times, Senior Editor for Business Week, and Executive Editor for CNBC
Chair: Austin Kerr, Ohio State University

FRIDAY, APRIL 11
8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Registration
Hotel Hallway 2

Book Exhibit
Hermosa Room
8:00 a.m.—10:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
Hotel Hallway
8:30 a.m.—10:00 a.m.
Plenary: Krooss Dissertation Session

California Room
Chair: Mark Wilson, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Christopher Beauchamp, New York University School of Law
Ph.D.: Cambridge University, 2007
The Telephone Patents: Intellectual Property, Business, and the Law in the United States and Britain, 1876-1900
    [Abstract]

Stephanie Decker, Harvard Business School
Ph.D.: University of Liverpool, 2006
Building Up Goodwill: British Business, Development and Economic Nationalism in Ghana and Nigeria, 1945 to 1977
    [Abstract]

Louis Hyman, Harvard University
Ph.D.: Harvard University, 2007
Debtor Nation: How Consumer Credit Built Postwar America

Julia Ott, The New School University
Ph.D.: Yale University, 2007
When Wall Street Met Main Street, 1890-1932
    [Abstract]
10:00 a.m.—10:30 a.m.
Refreshments
Hotel Hallway
10:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions A
1. Energy

El Dorado Room
Chair: Robert MacDougall, University of Western Ontario
Joe Pratt, University of Houston
Tom McKinney, Historical Research Associates
Big Oil's Search for Alternative Fuels in the 1970s and 1980s
    [Abstract]

David Raley, University of Houston
The Origins of a Corporate Giant: Tennessee Gas and Transmission's Wartime Pipeline
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Jason P. Theriot, University of Houston
The Development and Demise of the Agrifuels Ethanol Plant, 1978-1988: A Case Study in Business Development and Energy Policy
    [Abstract]

Gavin Benke, University of Texas at Austin
Where Is Enron? Changing Perceptions of Geographic Relationships in the Deregulation of California's Energy Market
    [Abstract]     [Paper]
Discussant: Michael Adamson, California State University, Sacramento
2. Regulating the Environment of Agribusiness
Granada Room
Chair: Peter Coclanis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Joseph L. Anderson, University of West Georgia
Farmers under Siege: Regulating Drugs, Manure, and Pesticides in the Postwar Midwest
    [Abstract]

Monica R. Gisolfi, University of North Carolina
Farms or Factories? Chickens, Agribusiness, and Environmental Contamination
    [Abstract]
Discussant: Shane Hamilton, University of Georgia
3. Cultural Authority in the Workplace
Calaveras Room
Chair: Wendy Gamber, Indiana University, Bloomington
Jennifer Malia McAndrew, University of Maryland College Park
Why Working Women Became Pin-up Girls: The Construction and Representation of Female Bodies in U.S. Factories during World War II
    [Abstract]

Elizabeth Fones-Wolf, West Virginia University
Kenneth Fones-Wolf, West Virginia University
Bringing God to the Shopfloor: The Industrial Chaplain Movement in Postwar America
    [Abstract]
Discussant: Douglas Bristol, Jr., University of Southern Mississippi
4. Regional Planning
Balboa Room
Chair: Joshua Salzmann, University of Illinois, Chicago
Greg Hise, University of Southern California
Municipal Enterprise in Los Angeles, 1890-1930
    [Abstract]

William Mass, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Strategic Organization Building, Synergy, and Rivalry in Regional Planning: NERCOM, 1967-1980
    [Abstract]

Carlton Basmajian, University of Michigan
The Atlanta Regional Commission and the Production of Sprawl, 1971-2001
Discussant: The Audience
5. War
Diablo Room
Chair: Phil Scranton, Rutgers University
Ross Thomson, University of Vermont
The Continuity of Wartime Innovation: The Civil War Experience
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Elizabeth Cafer du Plessis, Indiana University-Bloomington
"Plant more wheat!" World War I and the Sustainability Ideal in U.S. Agriculture
    [Abstract]

Mark R. Wilson, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
A War Baby With Colic: Jack & Heintz, Inc., and the Politics of Profit Control during World War II
    [Abstract]
Discussant: John Majewski, University of California, Santa Barbara
6. Entrepreneurship
Fresno Room
Chair: Susan Ingalls Lewis, State University of New York at New Paltz
Michael Møller, Copenhagen Business School
Niels-Henrik Topp, University of Copenhagen
Carl Frederik Tietgen and Privatbanken in Copenhagen, 1857-1896
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

W. Bernard Carlson, University of Virginia
Promotion, not Manufacturing: Nikola Tesla's Business Strategy, 1885-1905
    [Abstract]

Will Cooley, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
The Hustler's Ethic: Alternative Routes to Business Success in Black Chicago, 1916-1940
    [Abstract]

Cheng-Hua Tzeng, Fudan University
The State, the Social Sector, and the Market in the Making of China's First Entrepreneurial Venture
    [Abstract]     [Paper]
Discussant: Edith Sparks, University of the Pacific
12:00 p.m.—1:30 p.m.
Members' Lunch
California Room

Business Historians at Business Schools Lunch
Monterey Room (2d Floor)
1:30 p.m.—3:00 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions B
1. Environmental Policy

Granada Room
Chair: Donald C. Jackson, Lafayette College
Christine Meisner Rosen, University of California, Berkeley
Business Leadership and Environmental Reform: Connecting the Nineteenth and Twenty-First Centuries
    [Abstract]

Mansel G. Blackford, Ohio State University
Business Historians and the Global Over-Fishing Crisis: Opportunities for Research
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Sally Clarke, University of Texas at Austin
"More Clean Air for the Buck"*: Law, Economics, and Acid Rain
* Title from an Environmental Defense publication
    [Abstract]
Discussant: David Sicilia, University of Maryland
2. Intellectual Property in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century
El Dorado Room
Chair: Mary O'Sullivan, The Wharton School
Paul Duguid, University of California, Berkeley
Ross Housewright, University of California, Berkeley
Andrew McDiarmid, University of California, Berkeley
Call This Progress? The Uncertain Path of U.S. Trademark Law and Practice in the Nineteenth Century
    [Abstract]

David Higgins, University of York
Dev Gangjee, London School of Economics
Trick or Treat? American and Canadian Meat Exports to Britain in the Late Nineteenth Century and the Misuse of Geographical Appellations
    [Abstract]

Christopher Beauchamp, New York University
Technology's Trials: Patent Litigation in the United States Courts, 1865-1900
    [Abstract]

Petra Moser, Stanford University
Why Don't Inventors Patent?
    [Abstract]
Discussant: Margaret Graham, McGill University
3. Outside the Academy: Other Venues, Other Audiences
Diablo Room
Chair: Stephen Salmon, Libraries and Archives Canada
Sheldon Hochheiser, Consulting Historian
Reaching Varied Audiences from within a Corporation: Practicing History at AT&T
    [Abstract]

Ted Buswick, The Boston Consulting Group
Ideas for Developing Corporate History—From Inside
    [Abstract]

Alex Magoun, David Sarnoff Library
Engaging and Enlightening Audiences beyond the Academy on the Business of Innovation
    [Abstract]
Discussant: David Kirsch, University of Maryland
4. Performing Ethics
Calaveras Room
Chair: Mark Rose, Florida Atlantic University
Martin Forster, University of York
Sue Bowden, University of York
Martin Walsh, University of York
Mark Rodgers, University of York
Steven Duffy, University of York
Public Relations, Science, and Tobacco Harm: The Tobacco Industry Research Committee's Reviews of the Scientific Literature, 1954-1964
    [Abstract]

Gavin Wright, Stanford University
Southern Business and Public Accommodations: An Economic-Historical Paradox
    [Abstract]
Discussant: Daniel Pope, University of Oregon
5. Leadership
Fresno Room
Chair: Margaret Levenstein, University of Michigan
Melissa S. Fisher, Georgetown University
Wall Street Women: Constructing Genealogies of Business Women's Present
    [Abstract]

Angel Kwolek-Folland, University of Florida
Terry M. Dworkin, Indiana University
Cindy Schipani, University of Michigan
Virginia Maurer, University of Florida
Women and Organizational Leadership: International Dimensions
    [Abstract]

Ernie Englander, George Washington University
The Business Roundtable and Corporate Governance, 1977-2007
    [Abstract]
Discussant: Margaret Levenstein, University of Michigan
6. Crisis
Balboa Room
Chair: Dalit Baranoff, Independent Scholar
Gordon Boyce, University of Newcastle, Australia
Paul Barnes, Queensland University of Technology
Anticipatory Risk and Crisis Management Systems: Conceptual Issues Derived from Historical Experience
    [Abstract]

Terence R. Gourvish, London School of Economics
Risk and Responsibility: The Commerical Union's U.S. Business in the 1980s
    [Abstract]

Discussant: Per Hansen, Copenhagen Business School
3:00 p.m.—3:30 p.m.
Refreshments
North Lobby
Sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Press
3:30 p.m.—5:00 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions C
1. ROUNDTABLE: Connecting with the Public and Management

Fresno Room
Moderator: Barbara O’Connor, Professor of Communications and Director of the Institute for the Study of Politics and Media, California State University, Sacramento
John Landry, Editor for Business Development, Harvard Business Review

Tom Standage, Business Editor for The Economist and author

Randall Stross, San Jose State University, columnist on Technology and Business for the New York Times

Howard Weaver, Vice-President for News, the McClatchy Company
2. Fashionable Farming: New Perspectives on Agricultural Marketing in California
Calaveras Room
Chair: Peter Miskell, University of Reading
Lisa Jacobson, University of California, Santa Barbara
Refashioning Wine Drinkers and Wine Producers: California Wine Promotion during World War II
    [Abstract]

Louise Nelson Dyble, University of Southern California
California's Exceptional Farmers' Markets: A Story of Regulation and Its Consequences
    [Abstract]

Jeff Charles, California State University, San Marcos
Flowers, Fruits, and Furs: Marketing Luxury in California Farming, 1890-1990
    [Abstract]
Discussant: Tracey Deutsch, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
3. Fashion Connections
El Dorado Room
Chair: Andrew K. Sandoval-Strausz, University of New Mexico
Matthias Kipping, York University
Francesca Polese, Bocconi University
Pioneers of "Fashion" Businesses: Comparing the Origins of Haute Couture and Management Consulting
    [Abstract]

William Scott
Elements of Style: Changing Business Practices and the California Menswear Industry, 1930-1960
    [Abstract]

Elisabetta Merlo, Bocconi University
"Suiting Up for Easy Street": Armani and the Emergence of Milan as the Capital of Ready-to-Wear
    [Abstract]
Discussant: Regina Lee Blaszczyk, Independent Scholar
4. Industry Dynamics
Diablo Room
Chair: Kazuo Wada, University of Tokyo
Matthew J. Bellamy, Carleton University
The Dynamics of the Canadian Brewing Industry, 1786-1918

Felipe Tâmega Fernandes, London School of Economics
Comparative Advantage and Productivity Gap under Scarce Resources: The British and American Rubber Manufacture Industries Compared, 1870-1910
    [Abstract]

Jonathan Rees, Colorado State University-Pueblo
The "Natural" Price of Natural Ice in America, 1880-1910
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Hiroyuki Okamuro, Hitotsubashi University
Survival of New Firms in an Industry Agglomeration: An Empirical Analysis Using Tokyo Telephone Directories from the 1980s
    [Abstract]     [Paper]
Discussant: Stephen B. Adams, Salisbury University
5. Laboring Decisions
Balboa Room
Chair: Robert Weems, University of Missouri
Janet Greenlees, Glasgow Caledonian University
"We had to be careful": Factory Women's Views of Workplace Hazards, c. 1900-1950
    [Abstract]

Maggie Walsh, University of Nottingham
On the Road to Increased Female Labor Participation in the United States after World War II
    [Abstract]

Laura J. Owen, DePaul University
Part-time Employment in the United States and Canada: Post-World War II Trends
    [Abstract]
Discussant: Beth Slutsky, University of California, Davis
6. Multinationals and Local Politics
Granada Room
Chair: Albert Carreras, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Yavuz Koese, Institut für Geschichte und Kultur
Doing Business in a Fractioned Market: Nestlé in the Ottoman Empire, 1870-1923
    [Abstract]

Marcelo Bucheli, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Canadian Multinational Corporations and Latin American Nationalism: New Sources and Interpretations for the Imperial Oil Company
    [Abstract]

John F. Uggen, Willamette University
The Emergence of Multinational Enterprise in Ecuador: A Case Study of the Ecuadorian Corporation
    [Abstract]     [Paper]
Discussant: Jacqueline McGlade, Pennsylvania State University Shenango
5:00 p.m.—5:15 p.m.
Break
5:15 p.m.—6:15 p.m.
Presidential Plenary: Putting Business Back in History

California Room
Chair: Naomi Lamoreaux, University of California, Los Angeles
Lizabeth Cohen, Harvard University
Richard White, Stanford University
6:15 p.m.—6:30 p.m.
Break (walk to Railroad Museum)
6:30 p.m.—8:00 p.m.
Reception
Railroad Museum Roundhouse
Sponsored by The Business History Group and
Oxford Journals/Oxford University Press
9:00 p.m.—11:00 p.m.
Emerging Scholars Reception: EVERYONE WELCOME!
River City View (Hotel, 16th Floor)
Sponsored by the History Department, California State University, Sacramento, and the
History Department, University of Colorado Denver
SATURDAY APRIL 12
8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Registration
Hotel Hallway 2

Book Exhibit
Hermosa Room
8:00 a.m.—10:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
Hotel Hallway
8:30 a.m.—10:00 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions D
1. Pests, Fungi, and Fertilizers in North American Commodity Chains

Granada Room
Chair: Anna Spadavecchia, University of Reading
Joshua D. MacFadyen, University of Guelph
Sodbusting and Trust Building: Flax and Linseed Oil in Canada and the United States, 1860-1930
    [Abstract]

Barbara Hahn, Texas Tech University
Some Technological Consequences of Emancipation: Fertilizer, Credit, and the Changing Calendar of Tobacco Agriculture
    [Abstract]

Paul W. Rhode, University of Arizona
Fabian Lange, Yale University
Alan Olmstead, University of California, Davis
The Impact of the Boll Weevil, 1892-1932
    [Abstract]
Discussant: Gavin Wright, Stanford University
2. Art & Entertainment
El Dorado Room
Chair: Walter Friedman, Harvard Business School
Richard Coopey, University of Aberytswyth
Enterprise and Enterprising Artists: Toward a Business History of Art in Britain, 1850-1990
    [Abstract]

David Suisman, University of Delaware
Selling through the Ear: Tin Pan Alley, Song Plugging, and the Formation of the Modern American Soundscape
    [Abstract]

Nicholas Gaffney, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Meaning, Marketing, and Race: Duke Ellington’s Cotton Club Orchestra and the Harlem Jazz Community, 1927-1933

Andrew Dawson, University of Greenwich
Hollywood Studios and the Demand for Racial Equality in the Motion Picture Industry, 1963-1974
    [Abstract]
Discussant: Patrick Fridenson, EHESS
3. Retail Stock Investing
Balboa Room
Chair: Ellen Hartigan-O’Connor, University of California, Davis
Janette Rutterford, The Open University Business School
David Green, King's College, London
Alastair Owens, Queen Mary University, London
Josephine Maltby, University of York
Women Investors in England and Wales: A Class on Their Own?
    [Abstract]

Janice Traflet, Bucknell University
Mom, Apple Pie, and the Market: How the NYSE Came to Court Women Investors
    [Abstract]

Paula Gajewski, Vanderbilt University
Expanding Connections between the New York Stock Exchange and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act
    [Abstract]     [Paper]
Discussant: Martha Olney, University of California, Berkeley
4. Mass Retailing
Diablo Room
Chair: Vicki Howard, Hartwick College
James Walker, University of Reading
Peter Scott, University of Reading
The "Managerial Revolution" in Department Store Retailing: An Anglo-American Comparison
    [Abstract]

Stephanie Dyer, Sonoma State University
Making Community Connections in the Department Store: The Role of Political Economy in Local Consumption
    [Abstract]

Paul Schmitz, Babson College
The Marketing of History: The Case of D'Agostino Supermarkets
    [Abstract]
Discussant: Sarah Elvins, University of Manitoba
5. Regulation
Calaveras Room
Chair: Wyatt Wells, Auburn University at Montgomery
Christopher McKenna, University of Oxford
The Death of Ivar Krueger and the Birth of Modern Securities Regulation

Mike Esbester, University of Reading
Persuasive Information: British Business and the Educative Campaign, 1913-2008
    [Abstract]

Eduardo Canedo, Columbia University
Airline Deregulation and the Political Economy of Consumerism in the 1970s
Discussant: Edward J. Balleisen, Duke University
6. Business Ideologies
Fresno Room
Chair: Kenneth Lipartito, Florida International University
Charles Postel, California State University, Sacramento
Populist Incorporation: Reform Movements and Business Models in the Gilded Age
    [Abstract]

Peter Hohn, University of California, Davis
Constructing Business, Constructing Utopia: Historical Perspectives
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Heinrich Hartmann, Free University of Berlin
Selling the Organizational Knowledge Field: Personal Networks and the Construction of Management Press in France and Germany before World War I
    [Abstract]

Richard Marens, California State University, Sacramento
Surfing the Long Wave: The Academic Construction and Transformation of the Concept of Corporate Social Responsibility
    [Abstract]
Discussant: Michael Smith, University of South Carolina
10:00 a.m.—10:30 a.m.
Refreshments
Hotel Hallway
10:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions E
1. Business Failures

Calaveras Room
Chair: Richard John, University of Illinois, Chicago
Benjamin Schwantes, University of Delaware
"Can All Be As Safe By Any Other System?": The Failure of Managerial Reform Efforts in the Post-Civil War American Railroad Industry
    [Abstract]

Howard R. Stanger, Canisius College
Failing at Retailing (and Other Things): The Decline of the Larkin Company, 1918-1941
    [Abstract]

Albert J. Churella, Southern Polytechnic State University
Does the Man Make the Railroad or Does the Railroad Make the Man?: The Pennsylvania Railroad's Connections to Professional Management and the Failure of the Penn Central, 1920-1970
    [Abstract]     [Paper]
Discussant: David Hochfelder, SUNY at Albany
2. Culture Shifts: Business in Africa since 1940
Balboa Room
Chair: Jessie Ruth Gaston, California State University Sacramento
Tokunbo Aderemi Ayoola, Ohio State University
Examination of the Impact of the Second World War on the Nigerian Railway, 1939-1955
    [Abstract]

Stephanie Decker, Harvard Business School
The Colonial Legacy in African Management? West Africa (1950s-1970s) and South Africa (1990s-2000s)
    [Abstract]

Bianca Murillo, University of California, Santa Barbara
"The African Native Is a Keen Buyer": Advertising, Market Research, and Imagining Consumers in Ghana, 1930-1960
    [Abstract]
Discussant: Alusine Jalloh, University of Texas, Arlington
3. Mechanization and Automation in Britain, Spain, and the United States, 1885-2005
Diablo Room
Chair: JoAnne Yates, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Charles W. Wootton, Eastern Illinois University
The Comptometer and the Burroughs: Two Early Office Machines and Their Influence on Accounting and the Workplace in the United States, 1885-1915
    [Abstract]

Mark Billings, Nottingham University
Alan Booth, University of Exeter
Britain's National Giro, 1965-1977: Computerized Nationalism?
    [Abstract]

Bernardo Bátiz-Lazo, University of Leicester
J. Carles Maixé-Altés, Universidade da Coruña
Organizational Change and the Computerization of British and Spanish Savings Banks, circa 1950-1985
    [Abstract]
Discussant: Thomas Haigh, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
4. Bodies and Business
Monterey Room
Chair: William J. Hausman, College of William & Mary
Blaine J. Branchik, Quinnipiac University
It's All about the Man: Advertising and the Changing Male Market
    [Abstract]

Marc Stern, Bentley College
The Fitness Movement and the Fitness Center Industry, 1960-2000
    [Abstract]     [Paper]
Discussant: Daniel A. Clark, Indiana State University
5. Employers and Employees
Granada Room
Chair: Sanford Jacoby, University of California
Natascha van der Zwan, New School for Social Research
The Politics of Ownership and Work in an Employee-Owned Firm: A Case Study of the Weirton Steel Corporation, 1983-1991
    [Abstract]

Tami J. Friedman, Brock University
"If We are Pushed We Will Have to Leave": Capital Flight as a Corporate Anti-Labor Strategy in Postwar New York State
    [Abstract]

Susanna Fellman, University of Helsinki
Enforcing and Re-Enforcing Trust: Employers and Upper White-Collar Employees in Finnish Manufacturing, 1920-1980
    [Abstract]
Discussant: Jennifer Armiger, University of Delaware
6. International Investment
El Dorado Room
Chair: Adriana Castagnoli, University of Turin
Claire Swan, University of Dundee
Scottish-American Business Networks: The Development of the Dundee Investment Trust Industry, c. 1873-1914
    [Abstract]

Andrea Lluch, Harvard Business School
Norma Lanciotti, UNR, CONICET, Argentina
Foreign Direct Investment and the Business Environment: The Argentine Experience, 1862-1950
    [Abstract]

Veronica Binda, Bocconi University
National Business Systems and Foreign Multinationals: The Changing Connections among the State, Entrepreneurs, and Foreign Investors in Italy and Spain during the Second Half of the Twentieth Century
    [Abstract]
Discussant: Per Boje, Syddansk Universitet
12:00 p.m.—1:30 p.m.
Women in Business History Lunch (with ticket)
Fresno Room
Members' Lunch (with ticket)
California Room
1:30 p.m.—3:00 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions F
1. State Transitions: Connecting the State and Business in the 1970s and 1980s

Monterey Room (2nd Floor)
Chair: Julia Ott, New School University
Duncan Philip Connors, University of Glasgow
Harland and Wolff Shipbuilding, Limited, and the British Government, 1964-1975

Louis Hyman, Harvard University
Ending Discrimination: Race, Gender, and the Expansion of Consumer Debt, 1968-1979

Bethany Moreton, University of Georgia, Athens
From Arkansas to Nicaragua: Wal-Mart's Private Sector Foreign Policy
    [Abstract]
Discussant: Richard Abrams, University of California, Berkeley
2. Images of Business
Diablo Room
Chair: Steve Mihm, University of Georgia
Hubert Bonin, Sciences Po Bordeaux
Bankers and Banks as Evil in Literature, Newspapers, and Movies: The French Case from the 1830s till Today
    [Abstract]

Deborah Breen, Boston University
An Artful Business: Interpreting Business Development through the Eyes of Colonial Artists in Australia, 1850-1890
    [Abstract]

Glenn G. Willumson, University of Florida
Iron Muse: The Pictorial Legacy of the Transcontinental Railroad
    [Abstract]
Discussant: Mary Yeager, University of California, Los Angeles
3. Organizational Imprinting
Granada Room
Chair: Richard Sylla, New York University
Bradley A. Hansen, University of Mary Washington
Institutional Entrepreneurship and the Origins of the Farmers' Loan and Trust Company
    [Abstract]

Christopher Marquis, Harvard Business School
The Dynamics of Organizational Imprinting: Capabilities and Acquisitions in the U.S. Banking Industry
    [Abstract]

David Stearns, University of Edinburgh
Networks, Boundaries, and Gateways: The Visa Payment System as a Source of Industry Change
    [Abstract]
Discussant: Edwin J. Perkins, University of Southern California
4. Institutional Locus of Invention
El Dorado Room
Chair: Andrew Rusell, Duke University
Thorsten Lübbers, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
Incentives and Innovation: Working Contracts of Researchers in Germany's High-Tech Industries, 1877-1913
    [Abstract]

Jeffrey T. Manuel, University of Minnesota
A Techno-Political-Economic-Legal-Environmental History of the Taconite Industry
    [Abstract]

Lisa D. Cook, Michigan State University
The Anomaly of Private Property in the Soviet Union: Evidence from Soviet Patenting Abroad, 1921-1991
    [Abstract]

Hiroshi Shimizu, Eindhoven University of Technology
Takashi Hirao, Tokyo University of Science Suwa
Collaborative Research Networks in Semiconductor Laser Technology, 1960-2000: A Comparative Perspective on Networks and Breakthroughs in the United States and Japan
    [Abstract]     [Paper]
Discussant: Eric Chaney, University of California, Berkeley
5. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Networks and Associations
Balboa Room
Chair: Daniel Wadhwani, University of the Pacific
Susie J. Pak, St. John's University
The Social Nature of Economic Interests: The Network of J. P. Morgan & Co.
    [Abstract]

Jonathan Silberstein-Loeb, University of Cambridge
Industrial Policy and the Manufacture of News in Britain, 1870-1940
    [Abstract]

James Reveley, University of Wollongong
Simon Ville, University of Wollongong
Bridging Organizations, Bridging Disciplines: A Comparative Study of New Zealand Industry Associations
    [Abstract]
Discussant: Glenn Bugos, Moment LLC
6. Crossing National Boundaries
Calaveras Room
Chair: Mira Wilkins, Florida International University
Harry Knowles, University of Sydney
Greg Patmore, University of Sydney
John Shields, University of Sydney
Backdoor Bankers: The Origins of Citigroup's Australia Operations
    [Abstract]

Lindsey Feitz, University of Kansas
Manufacturing Marlboro Country: Transnational Advertising Connections in Marlboro's Hong Kong Advertising Campaign, 1971-1985
    [Abstract]

Dimitry Anastakis, Trent University
A Cross-Border Investment War: States, Firms, and Japanese Automotive FDI in North America, 1980-1988
    [Abstract]
Discussant: Steve Tolliday, University of Leeds
3:00 p.m.—3:30 p.m.
Refreshments
North Lobby
Sponsored by the Harvard University Press
3:30 p.m.—5:00 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions G
1. Terminus and Troubleshooting: Railroad Problems in Western North America

Calaveras Room
Chair: Don Hofsommer, St. Cloud State University
Frank Leonard, Douglas College
Deconstructing the Railroad Creation Myth of Vancouver
    [Abstract]

Richard Orsi, California State University, East Bay
Hear That (Police) Whistle Blow: New Railroad Crime and Violence, Corporate Responses, and the Southern Pacific Company, 1860s-1900s
    [Abstract]

Xavier Duran
The Relationship between Private Incentives and Subsidies in Large Infrastructure Projects: Insights from the Case of the Pacific Railroad
    [Abstract]
Discussant: William Childs, Ohio State University
2. Pharmaceuticals
Granada Room
Chair: Dominique Tobbell, University of Pennsylvania
Maki Umemura, London School of Economics
The Hidden Peril of Foreign Connections: Banyu Pharmaceutical Becomes Merck Japan, 1915-2003
    [Abstract]

William Lazonick, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Öner Tulum, National University of Ireland
U.S. Biopharmaceutical Finance and the Sustainability of the Biotech Boom
    [Abstract]

Lucas Richert, University of London
Voluntary Compliance as Regulatory Policy: Inside the Food and Drug Administration in 1981-1982
    [Abstract]
Discussant: Lou Galambos, Johns Hopkins University
3. Elite Ideologies
Fresno Room
Chair: T. J. Stiles, Independent Historian
Clifton Hood, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Wealth against Wealth: Responses of New York City Elites to the Commercial Reorganization of Manhattan in the Early Nineteenth Century
    [Abstract]

Noam Maggor, Harvard University
Gilded-Age Tax Reform and Boston's Politics of Property, 1865-1885
    [Abstract]

Jeff Haydu, University of California, San Diego
Public Identities and Social Boundaries among Cincinnati and San Francisco Businessmen, 1880-1910
    [Abstract]
Discussant: Robin Einhorn, University of California, Berkeley
4. History of Management Theory
Balboa Room
Chair: Richard Marens, California State University, Sacramento
Ludovic Cailluet, University of Toulouse
The Changing Portrait of the Strategist: Skills, Qualities, and Qualifications in France and the United Kingdom, 1965-2000s
    [Abstract]

Eric Godelier, Ecole Polytechnique
History, a Useful "Science" for Management? From Polemics to Controversies
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Terrence H. Witkowski, California State University, Long Beach
D. G. Brian Jones, Quinnipiac University
Historiography in Marketing: Its Growth, Structure of Inquiry, and Disciplinary Status
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Daniel Raff, The Wharton School
History as Explanation, Explanation in Business History, and Paid Employment in Business Schools
    [Abstract]
Discussant: Mark Fruin, San Jose State University
5. Selling Reputation
El Dorado Room
Chair: Rowena Olegario, Vanderbilt University
Christiane Diehl Taylor, Eastern Kentucky University
The "Business" of Art: The Painter's Wife
    [Abstract]

Ta-Chen Wang, California State University, Sacramento
Paying Back to Borrow More: Reputation and Bank Credit Access in Early America
    [Abstract]

Lucy Newton, University of Reading
"Touting for business": British Banks and Their Customers, 1920-1970
    [Abstract]
Discussant: Francesca Carnevali, University of Birmingham
6. Finance and Governance
Diablo Room
Chair: Lynne Doti, Chapman University
Christopher Kobrak, European School of Management
Jeffrey Fear, University of Redlands
Banks on Board: Banks in German and American Corporate Governance, 1870-1914
    [Abstract]

Kevin Tennent, London School of Economics
Management and Networks: To What Extent Were Free-Standing Companies Controlled from the Home Country? Four Scottish Examples, 1865-1885
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Leslie Berlin, Stanford University
Draper, Gaither, and Anderson: First Venture Capital Firm in Silicon Valley
    [Abstract]
Discussant: Caroline Fohlin, Johns Hopkins University
5:00 p.m.—5:30 p.m.
Book Auction
Hermosa Room


5:30 p.m.—6:00 p.m.
Presidential Address

California Room
Pamela W. Laird, University of Colorado Denver
How Can Historians Predict the Future?
Expanding Connections for Business History
6:00 p.m.—6:30 p.m.
Membership Meeting
California Room
6:30 p.m.—8:00 p.m.
Reception
River City View (16th Floor)
Sponsored by The Winthrop Group

8:00 p.m.—10:00 p.m.
Banquet and Awards Ceremony
California Room

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