“Business and the State”

The BHC program committee for 2012 consists of David Weiman (chair), Barnard College; Michele Alacevich, Columbia University; David Freund, University of Maryland; Elisabeth Koll, Harvard Business School; and Margaret Levenstein (BHC President), University of Michigan. Local arrangements will be chaired by Daniel Raff, the Wharton School, with Wendy Woloson, the Library Company of Philadelphia, and Michelle Craig McDonald, Stockton College. Ronald Brashear will manage arrangements with the Chemical Heritage Foundation. Please direct questions and corrections to David Weiman.

Program

wednesday, march 28

Oxford Journals Doctoral Colloquium Dinner

thursday, march 29

Oxford Journals Doctoral Colloquium
9:00 am—4:00 pm
Chemical Heritage Foundation

Registration
1:00—6:00 pm
Columbus Ballroom Foyer


1:00—4:00 pm
Publishing Workshops
    Sponsored by the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan
I. How To Publish in Academic Journals
USS New Jersey
Walter Friedman, Harvard Business School, Business History Review
Philip Scranton, Rutgers University, Enterprise & Society
II. How To Convert a Dissertation into a Book
USS Olympia
Mansel Blackford, The Ohio State University
Vicki Howard, Hartwick College
Robert Lockhart, University of Pennsylvania Press
4:00—7:00 pm
Trustees Meeting and Dinner
Columbus Ballroom A

7:00 pm
Columbus Ballroom B/C
Fred Bateman: In Memoriam
Jeremy Atack, Vanderbilt University

7:00—9:00 pm
Plenary Session: Whither the Corporation?
Columbus Ballroom B/C
Chair: Margaret C. Levenstein, University of Michigan
Discussant: David F. Weiman, Alena Wels Hirschorn '58 Professor of Economics, Barnard College
Gerald Davis, Wilbur K. Pierpont Collegiate Professor of Management, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
Margaret M. Blair, Milton R. Underwood Chair in Free Enterprise, Vanderbilt University Law School
9:00—11:00 pm
Welcome Reception
Riverview Room
    Sponsored by Bloomberg Opinion & Blogs: http://www.bloomberg.com/view/

friday, march 30
7:15-10:00 am
Continental Breakfast
Grand Ballroom Foyer

7:30-8:15 am
Breakfast Club for Emerging Scholars
Grand Ballroom D
The Breakfast Club is hosted by the BHC Emerging Scholars Committee and welcomes new members, students, and recent Ph.D.s to discuss ways that the BHC and networking may advance careers in business history. Please pick up food from the continental breakfast in the Grand Ballroom Foyer before joining us.

8:00 am-6:00 pm
Registration
Columbus Ballroom Foyer

8:00 am-6:00 pm
Book Exhibit
Columbus Ballroom Foyer

8:30—10:00 am
concurrent sessions a

A.1 Futures and Commodities Markets
USS New Jersey
Chair: Kenneth Lipartito, Florida International University
Discussant: Walter Friedman, Harvard Business School
Alexander Engel, Harvard University

Debating and Regulating Futures Trading in the Fin de siècle: International Comparisons
    [Abstract]

Bruce Baker, University of London, and Barbara Hahn, Texas Tech University

Regulating the Future: Conflicting Cotton Exchanges and Progressive Legislation
    [Abstract]

Christina Lubinski, German Historical Institute, and Julia Laura Rischbieter, Humboldt University of Berlin

The Good Gambler: State Regulation and Public Debates on Futures Trading in British India and Germany, 1880-1930
    [Abstract]

A.2 Roundtable: Toward a Global History of Consumption?
Grand Ballroom A
Chair: Gary S. Cross, Pennsylvania State University
Sheldon Marc Garon, Princeton University
Uwe Spiekermann, German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C.
Lawrence B. Glickman, University of South Carolina
Hans Peter Hahn, Goethe University Frankfurt
A.3 Corporatism
Columbus A
Chair: Daniel Raff, Wharton Business School
Discussant: Jacqueline McGlade, College of Saint Elizabeth
Thomas Scheiding, University of Wisconsin at Stout

The Incubation of Patronage in Interwar America
    [Abstract]

David Stebenne, The Ohio State University

The Business Advisory Council (BAC), 1933-1961

Heidi J.S. Tworek, Harvard University

Tuning in to the State: The Supply of Economic News in Weimar Germany
    [Abstract]

A.4 The Business of Design
USS Olympia
Chair and Discussant: Regina Blaszczyk, University of Pennsylvania and Journal of Design History
Stephen B. Adams, Salisbury University

Making a Virtue of Necessity: Herman Miller's Model for Innovation
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Eloise Moss, Magdalen College, University of Oxford

"Security without disfiguring the furniture": The Chubb Lock and Safe Business and the Aesthetics of the Burglar-Proof Home in Britain, 1860-1939
    [Abstract]

Marina Nicoli, Bocconi University

"Movies and Trade Wars": The Case of the Italian Motion Picture Industry from the 1920s to the 1960s
    [Abstract]

A.5 The Rise and Demise of State-Owned Enterprises
Columbus B
Chair: Rowena Olegario, Oxford University
Discussant: H. V. Nelles, McMaster University
Franco Amatori, Bocconi University, and Daniela Felisini, University of Rome

A Special Kind of Management: IRI, 1950-1980
    [Abstract]

Mattia Granata, Universita degli Studi di Milano

Politics and the Demise of the Entrepreneur State, Italy 1972-1992

Fabio Lavista, Bocconi University, and Giandomenico Piluso, University of Siena

Getting Unsustainable: Debts, Investments, and Losses of Italian State-Owned Enterprises from the Golden Age to Privatizations, 1951-1991
    [Abstract]

A.6 Innovation and Technology Transfer across Organizations and Space
Columbus C
Chair and Discussant: Margaret Graham, McGill University
Andrew Godley and David Leslie-Hughes, University of Reading

The Beginning of Pharmaceutical R&D in the USA: The Hidden Technology Transfer from E. Merck to Merck & Co.
    [Abstract]

Federico Barbiellini Amidei, Banca d'Italia, John Cantwell, Rutgers University, and Anna Spadavecchia, University of Reading

Innovation and Foreign Technology in Italy, 1861-2011
    [Abstract]

10:00-10:30 am
Coffee Break
Grand Ballroom Foyer

10:30 am—12:00 noon
concurrent sessions b


B.1 Banking and Credit Networks
USS New Jersey
Chair: Ranjit Dighe, SUNY-Oswego
Discussant: Paul Miranti, Rutgers University
Josh Lauer, University of New Hampshire

Database Panic: The Computerization of Consumer Credit Reporting in the United States
    [Abstract]

Olga Pantelidou, National Technical University of Athens

ERMA: Automating Check Processing, or a New Business Spatial Strategy for Bank of America, 1955-1966
    [Abstract]

Sean H. Vanatta, Princeton University

"Should I Stay or Should I Go?" Federalism and Banking Mobility in America's Age of Finance
    [Abstract]

B.2 Business-State Relations in Emerging Markets
Grand Ballroom B/C
Chair: Denis Simon, Arizona State University
Discussant: Stephen Kobrin, Wharton School
Marcelo Bucheli, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Stephanie Decker, Aston Business School

Economic Nationalism In Latin America and Africa in the Twentieth Century: A Comparison
    [Abstract]

Aldo Musacchio, Harvard Business School, Sergio G. Lazzarini, Insper Institute of Education and Research, and Cláudia Bruschi, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, FGV-EESP

Leviathan as a Manager in Brazil, 1973-1993: Does the Background of Managers of State-Owned Enterprises Matter?
    [Abstract]

Dan Breznitz and Michael Murphree, Georgia Institute of Technology

China's Run: Global Fragmentation and Structured Uncertainty in the World's Fastest-Growing Economy

B.3 Debt, Disability, and Criminality
Columbus A
Chair: John Kleeberg, Independent Scholar
Discussant: Jerry Drew, University of Pennsylvania
Adam Wolkoff, Rutgers University

Every Man His Own Avenger: Distress, Debt, and Landlord-Tenant Law in the Nineteenth Century
    [Abstract]

Fahad Ahmad Bishara, Duke University

A Malleable Instrument: Reading Writing in the Indian Ocean
    [Abstract]

Nate Holdren, University of Minnesota

"A serious handicap upon the defective workman in search of employment": Law, Liability, and Disability in the Early Twentieth-Century United States
    [Abstract]

B.4 Empire, State and Capitalism in Early Modern Britain
Columbus B
Chair: Thomas Safley, University of Pennsylvania
Discussant: Cathy Matson, University of Delaware
Matthew David Mitchell, University of Pennsylvania

The First Duke of Chandos and the Royal African Company
    [Abstract]

D'Maris Coffman, Newnham College, Cambridge

Anticipating the State: Reassessing the 'Old' English Excises and the Development of Brewing in England

Michael Wagner, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford

Managing to Compete: The Hudson's Bay, Levant, and Russia Companies, 1714-1763
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

B.5 Cooperative Enterprises and the State
Columbus C
Chair: Louis Galambos, Johns Hopkins University
Discussant: Patrizia Battilani, University of Bologna
Katarina Friberg, Södertörn University, Rachael Vorberg-Rugh and John Wilson, University of Liverpool Management School, and Tony Webster, Liverpool John Moores University

The Politics of Commercial Dynamics: Co-operative Adaptations to Post-War Consumerism in the U.K. and Sweden, 1950-2010
    [Abstract]

Tito Menzani, University of Bologna

The Italian Cooperative Movement and Its Legal Environment, 1945-2010
    [Abstract]

B.6 Cartels and Collusion
USS Olympia
Chair: William Hausman, College of William & Mary
Discussant: Jeffrey Fear, University of Redlands
Miguel A. López-Morell, Center for European Studies, Harvard University, and Universidad de Murcia, and Luciano Segreto, Università degli Studi di Firenze

The International Mercury Cartel, 1928-1949
    [Abstract]

Espen Storli, Harvard Business School

When Business Systems Collide: Alcoa and the International Aluminum Cartel in the Interwar Period
    [Abstract]

B.7 Roundtable: Regulation
Grand Ballroom A
Chair: Per Hansen, Copenhagen School of Business
Mark Rose, Florida Atlantic University
Edward Balleisen, Duke University
Benjamin Waterhouse, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
12:00 noon-1:30 pm
Lunch
Grand Ballroom D

12:00 noon-1:30 pm
Business Historians in Business Schools Lunch
Riverview B

1:30—3:00 pm
concurrent sessions c


C.1 Financial Markets and the Law in Modern America
Columbus A
Chair: David B. Sicilia, University of Maryland
Discussant: Jonathan Levy, Princeton University
Carola Frydman, Boston University, and Eric Hilt, Wellesley College

The Panic of 1907: Trust Companies and the Impact of the Financial Crisis
    [Abstract]

Steven A. Bank, UCLA, Brian R. Cheffins, University of Cambridge, and Harwell Wells, Temple University

Questioning "Law and Finance": U.S. Stock Market Development, 1930-1970
    [Abstract]

Daniel S. Holt, Federal Judicial Center

The Stock Market and the States: Securities Regulation, 1907-1933
    [Abstract]

C.2 Business and State in China
Columbus B
Chair: Brett Sheehan, University of Southern California
Discussant: Tuan-Hwee Sng, Princeton University
Luman Wang, University of Southern California

The Contingent Business Relationship That Soured: Shanxi Piaohao and the Qing Dynasty, 1850s-1911
    [Abstract]

Miriam Kaminishi, Federal University of Santa Catarina

Japanese Imperialism in Manchuria: An Approach to the Role of Japanese Currencies in Soybean Marketing during the 1920s
    [Abstract]

Chi Man Kwong, Hong Kong Baptist University

Elephants Are Killed for Their Ivory: Shenyang Arsenal and Its Subsidiaries, 1919-1931
    [Abstract]

C.3 Employers and State Power from the Gilded Age to the Postwar Era
Columbus C
Chair: Walter Licht, University of Pennsylvania
Discussant: Gerald Friedman, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Thomas Dorrance, University of Illinois, Chicago

The National Recovery Administration and Local Struggles for the New Deal Economy
    [Abstract]

Sam Mitrani, College of DuPage

Policing Upheaval: How Employer Responses to the Labor Movement Drove the Development of State Power in Chicago
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Vilja Hulden, University of Arizona

Sitting on the Lid: The National Association of Manufacturers and the Legislative Branch, 1902-1948
    [Abstract]

C.4 Roundtable: The 1%
Grand Ballroom A
Co-Chairs: Daniel Amsterdam, The Ohio State University, and Elizabeth Tandy Shermer, University of Cambridge and Loyola University Chicago
Discussant: The Audience
Daniel Amsterdam, The Ohio State University
Andrew Wender Cohen, Syracuse University
Richard R. John, Columbia University
Nelson Lichtenstein, University of California, Santa Barbara
Stephen Mihm, University of Georgia
Julia Ott, The New School
C.5 Supporting and Destroying Black Business
Grand Ballroom B/C
Chair: Robert Weems, Wichita State University
Discussant: Kimberley Johnson, Barnard College
Timothy Bates, Wayne State University

Constraints, Opportunities, and the Decision to Pursue Business Ownership: Analysis of Industry Choice among African American Owners of Small Businesses
    [Abstract]

Shennette Garrett-Scott, University of Texas at Austin

"All the Other Devils This Side of Hades": State Regulation of Negro Banks in Jim Crow Mississippi, 1900-1915
    [Abstract]

Crystal M. Moten, University of Wisconsin, Madison

"A Credit to our City as well as our State": African American Beauticians, the Pressley School of Beauty Culture, and the State of Wisconsin, 1945-1950
    [Abstract]

C.6 Business in Statist Regimes
USS New Jersey
Chair: Hartmut Berghoff, German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C.
Discussant: Volker Berghahn, Columbia University
Berti Kolbow, Göttingen University

Selling Photography to Hitler: Marketing Strategies of Kodak and Agfa in the Third Reich, 1933-1945
    [Abstract]

Martin Lutz, Heidelberg University

Siemens and the Soviet State: A Matter of Trust?
    [Abstract]

Hassan Malik, Harvard University

Reassessing "The Loan That Saved Russia": The Hidden Costs of the Imperial Russian Government 5% 1906 Loan
    [Abstract]

C.7 The Patenting of Innovation
USS Olympia
Chair: Naomi Lamoreaux, Yale University
Discussant: Eric Hintz, Smithsonian Institution
Tobias Cramer, University of Cologne

Patent Law, Research, and Competitiveness: The German Dye Industry during the German Empire, 1871-1914
    [Abstract]

Shigehiro Nishimura, London School of Economics and Kansai University

Patenting in the United Kingdom and Japan: Subsystems That Determined MNEs' Patent Policy
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Ross Thomson, University of Vermont

The Government and Innovation in the United States: Insights from Major Innovators
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

3:00-3:15 pm
Coffee Break
Grand Ballroom Foyer

3:15—4:45 pm
concurrent sessions d


D.1 Financial Crisis in Perspective
Grand Ballroom B/C
Chair: Jean-Jacques Dethier, The World Bank
Discussant: Tony O'Brien, Lehigh University
Alexander J. Field, Santa Clara University

The Interwar Housing Cycle in the Light of 2001-2011: A Comparative Historical Approach
    [Abstract]

Ellis Tallman, Oberlin College

Banking and Financial Crises in United States History: What Guidance Can History Offer Policymakers?
    [Abstract]

Marc Levinson, Independent Scholar

When Risk Regulation Creates Risk: Banks and Capital Standards

D.2 Political Economy of Development
USS New Jersey
Chair: Michele Alacevich, Columbia University
Discussant: Karen Caplan, Rutgers University, Newark
Henderson Carter, University of the West Indies

The Role of Government in the Development of the Electricity Service in Barbados, 1911-1980
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Jason Jackson, MIT

The Political Economy of Foreign Direct Investment: Constructing Economic Interests and Policy Preferences in Post-War India and Brazil
    [Abstract]

D.3 The Rights of Persons and the Rights of Labor
Grand Ballroom A
Chair: John Enyeart, Bucknell University
Discussant: Heather Ann Thompson, Temple University
Bradley A. Hansen, University of Mary Washington, and Mary Eschelbach Hansen, American University

Business and the Evolution of Debt Collection Laws: Garnishment and Wage Assignment in Illinois, 1880-1930
    [Abstract]

Shannan Clark, Montclair State University

The Freedom of the Press from Labor: The National War Labor Board, the First Amendment, and the Assertion of Managerial Prerogatives in the United States during the 1940s
    [Abstract]

Chad Pearson, Collin College

Organized Employers, Strikebreaking, and Individual Rights in Progressive Era Cleveland
    [Abstract]

Mathieu Floquet and Patrice Laroche, Université Nancy 2

The Impossible Transition from "Absolute Monarchy" toward Industrial Democracy in France: The Experience of Workers' Representatives at Schneider, 1899-1936
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

D.4 Business and Political Capital
Columbus A
Chair: William Childs, The Ohio State University
Discussant: George D. Smith, New York University
David M. Higgins, York Management School, and Mads Mordhorst, Copenhagen Business School

"Bringing Home the Bacon"? State Promotion of the Branding and Marketing of Danish Bacon in Britain during the Interwar Years
    [Abstract]

Mark Kuhlberg, Laurentian University

The Invisible Hand: International Paper Company's Conquest of Ontario, 1920-1930
    [Abstract]

Ellen R. Wald, Boston University

A Cooperative Venture: Aramco and the U.S. Government in the Desert Frontier, 1950-1955
    [Abstract]

D.5 Social Entrepreneurship
Columbus B
Chair: Elisabeth Koll, Harvard University
Discussant: Daniel Wadhwani, University of the Pacific
Stephanie Deutsch, Independent Scholar

Julius Rosenwald: Retail Merchant and Wholesale Philanthropist
    [Abstract]

Laura D. Phillips, Brown University

The Fair Trade Experiment in California: Edna Gleason and the Druggists' Campaign, 1929-1933
    [Abstract]

Heike Wieters, European University Viadrina

Of Heart-Felt Charity and Billion-Dollar Enterprise: Charitable Non-Profit Enterprises and the State: The Case of CARE, Inc.
    [Abstract]

D.6 Innovation and Change in the Post Office Business
USS Olympia
Chair: Mitchell Larson, University of Central Lancashire
Discussant: Mitchell Larson, University of Central Lancashire
Mark Billings, University of Exeter, and Alan Booth, University of Exeter

The "Working-Class Bank" That Never Was: Britain's Post Office in Financial Services, 1945-1975
    [Abstract]

Mark Crowley, Wuhan University

Technological Change and the Future of Post Office Communications, 1939-1945
    [Abstract]

Peter Sutton, King's College London

Mechanizing the Mail: Technological Change and Industrial Relations in the Post-War British Post Office
    [Abstract]

D.7 Roundtable: Teaching Business History
Columbus C
Chair: Christy Ford Chapin, University of Virginia
Discussant: The Audience
Christy Ford Chapin, University of Virginia
Louis Galambos, Johns Hopkins University
Edward J. Balleisen, Duke University
Per Hansen, Copenhagen Business School
4:45-5:00 pm
Coffee Break
Grand Ballroom Foyer

5:00-6:30 pm
Plenary: Krooss Dissertation Session
Columbus Ballroom
Chair: Shane Hamilton, University of Georgia
Alexia M. Yates, Harvard Center for History and Economics

Ph.D.: University of Chicago (2010)

Selling Paris: Real Estate and Commercial Culture in the Fin-de-Siècle Capital

Christy Ford Chapin, Johns Hopkins University Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise

Ph.D.: University of Virginia (2011)

Ensuring America's Health: Publicly Constructing the Private Health Insurance Industry, 1945-1970

Xaq Frolich, Independent Scholar

Ph.D.: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2011)

Accounting for Taste: Regulating Food Labeling in the "Affluent Society," 1945-1995

Noam Maggor, Vanderbilt University

Ph.D.: Harvard University (2010)

Politics of Property: Urban Democracy in the Age of Global Capital, Boston 1865-1900

6:30-8:00 pm
Presidential Reception
Chemical Heritage Foundation
    Sponsored by
The Chemical Heritage Foundation
The Wharton School
The Winthrop Group
Walking Directions
Exit at the main Hyatt entrance on South Columbus Blvd. Immediately turn right (west) to the traffic light at the corner of S. Columbus and Dock Street.
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Turn right (north) on South 2nd Street, and continue straight across Walnut Street to the second traffic light, which is Chestnut.
Turn left on Chestnut; the Chemical Heritage Foundation is 1 1/2 blocks down Chestnut on the right at 315 Chestnut.
Also please see the Walking Map.

9:30 pm-12:00 midnight
Emerging Scholars Reception
Grand Ballroom D
    Sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Press

saturday, march 31
7:15-10:00 am
Continental Breakfast
Grand Ballroom Foyer

7:30-8:15 am
BHC General Membership Meeting
Grand Ballroom B/C

8:00 am-12:00 noon
Registration
Columbus Ballroom Foyer

8:00 am-5:00 pm
Book Exhibit
Columbus Ballroom Foyer

8:30—10:00 am
concurrent sessions e

E.1 Roundtable: American and European Corporate Governance, 1790-1914
Grand Ballroom B/C
Chair: Richard Sylla, New York University
Discussant: The Audience
Caroline Fohlin, Johns Hopkins University
Leslie Hannah, London School of Economics

Whig Fables of Corporatization, 1776-1914
    [Abstract]

Robin Pearson, University of Hull
Robert E. Wright, Augustana College

Early U.S. Business Corporations as Republics
    [Abstract]

E.2 International Politics and Technological Innovation
Columbus A
Chair: Donald C. Jackson, Lafayette College
Discussant: Kathryn Steen, Drexel University
Kate Epstein, Rutgers University, Camden

Arms and the State: American Torpedoes, Intellectual Property Rights, and the Origins of the Military-Industrial Complex before World War I
    [Abstract]

William Lazonick, University of Massachusetts Lowell, and Yin Li, Georgia Institute of Technology

China's Path to Indigenous Innovation
    [Abstract]

Slawomir Lotysz, University of Zielona Gora, Poland

Think before You Ban: American Reactions to the Rise of an Independent Antibiotic Industry in Eastern Europe in the Late 1940s
    [Abstract]

E.3 Regulating Current Events: Crimes, Malfeasance, and Regulation
USS New Jersey
Chair and Discussant: Eduardo Canedo, University of Connecticut, Storrs
Jill S. Huerta, Michigan State University

Crises in the Making: The Regulation and Deregulation of the U.S. S&L Industry
    [Abstract]

Rosalie Genova, University of Pennsylvania

The "Appearance of Corruption" and "Pinstriped Crooks": Narratives of the Enron Scandal in 2002 Regulatory Reforms
    [Abstract]

E.4 Business and Political Elites
USS Olympia
Chair: Christopher McKenna, Oxford University
Discussant: Jerry Muller, Catholic University
Matthias Kipping, York University

Masters of the Universe After All? Consulting Alumni in Business and Politics
    [Abstract]

Neil Rollings, University of Glasgow

Networking between Businessmen and Government Officials in Post-War Britain
    [Abstract]

E.5 Women in Business and Politics
Grand Ballroom A
Chair: Katina Manko, Bard College
Discussant: Mary Yeager, UCLA
Kendra Boyd, Rutgers University

"A Group of Newark Women on Welfare Have Found a Novel Way to Cut Food Costs—They've Opened Their Own Grocery Store"
    [Abstract]

Bernardita Escobar Andrae, Universidad Diego Portales

Women in Business: Chile from the 1870s to the 1900s
    [Abstract]

Talia Pfefferman, Hebrew University

Nationalism, Entrepreneurship, and Gender in Palestine and Israel, 1930-1950
    [Abstract]

E.6 MNEs in Japan: Confronting the State and Local Barriers
Columbus B
Chair: Junko Watanabe, Kyoto University
Discussant: Geoffrey Jones, Harvard Business School
Pierre-Yves Donzé and Takafumi Kurosawa, Kyoto University

Nestlé Coping with Japanese Nationalism: The Establishment and Maintenance Strategy of a Foreign Multinational Enterprise in Japan, 1913-1945
    [Abstract]

Osamu Uda, Nihon University

IBM Japan as the Double-Faced Agent
    [Abstract]

Julia Yongue, Hosei University

The Establishment of Sanofi Pasteur Japon: Overcoming Japanese Entry Barriers in a New Era of Globalization for the Vaccine Industry
    [Abstract]

E.7 Emerging Technology: The Coevolution of Performances, Regulations, and Markets
Columbus C
Chair: Benjamin Gross, Chemical Heritage Foundation
Discussant: Cyrus C. M. Mody, Rice University
David C. Brock, Chemical Heritage Foundation

An Existential Entrepreneur: The U.S. Military and Microcircuitry, 1940-1965
    [Abstract]

Ann Johnson, University of South Carolina

Regulating and Re-regulating the Automobile: The Challenge of Emissions
    [Abstract]

W. Patrick McCray and Roger Eardley-Pryor, University of California at Santa Barbara

Take a Little Risk? Historical Analogies and the Regulation of Nanotechnology
    [Abstract]

10:00-10:30 am
Coffee Break
Grand Ballroom Foyer

10:30 am—12:00 noon
concurrent sessions f

F.1 Roundtable: Finance and the State
Grand Ballroom A
Chair: Jane Knodell, University of Vermont
David Freund, University of Maryland
Karen Ho, University of Minnesota
Jane Knodell, University of Vermont
Sarah Quinn, University of Michigan
F.2 Transnational Marketing
USS New Jersey
Chair: Mira Wilkins, Florida International University
Discussant: Francesca Polese, Bocconi University
Glenn Bugos, Moment LLC and NASA Ames Research Center

American Airmail as an Analogy for Commercial Space
    [Abstract]

Corinna Ludwig, German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C.

"It's ugly, but it gets you there": Volkswagen's Advertising Strategy in the United States, 1949-1968
    [Abstract]

Jason Petrulis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Selling Goodwill Overseas: How America Became a Brand in 1948
    [Abstract]

F.3 State Rule Setting
Grand Ballroom B/C
Chair: Madeline Zelin, Columbia University
Discussant: JoAnne Yates, MIT
Andrea Lluch, CONICET-Argentina and Universidad de San Andrés (CEHDE)

The Historical Evolution of Trademark Legal Frameworks and Registration in Latin America: The Argentine Experience
    [Abstract]

Gautham Rao, Rutgers/NJIT

The State of the Market: Commerce and the Transformation of Federal Governance in the Early American Republic
    [Abstract]

Philip Thai, Stanford University

Law, State-Building, and the War on Smuggling in Coastal China, 1927-1937
    [Abstract]

F.4 Business and Taxes
Columbus A
Chair: Mark R. Wilson, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Discussant: Benjamin Waterhouse, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Ajay K. Mehrotra, Indiana University

Corporate Capitalism and the Changing Constitution: The Legal Foundations of the Modern American Fiscal State
    [Abstract]

Romain Huret, University of Lyon

Low Taxes, High Times? Businessmen, Andrew W. Mellon, and Tax Policy, 1920-1932
    [Abstract]

Olivier Burtin, Princeton University

The "One-Woman Army": Vivien Kellems, Business, and the Tax Resistance Movement
    [Abstract]

F.5 Rural Worlds Remade
USS Olympia
Chair: Andrew Isenberg, Temple University
Discussant: Shane Hamilton, University of Georgia
Keith Orejel, Columbia University

Factories in the Fallows: Deindustrialization and the Making of Modern Rural Politics, 1945-1965
    [Abstract]

Betsy A. Beasley, Yale University

A New South and a New City: Race and Rural Modernization in Soul City, North Carolina, 1969-1980
    [Abstract]

Gabriel N. Rosenberg, Duke University

The Programa Interamericano para la Juventud Rural and the Cultivation of Agribusiness and U.S. Hegemony in Cold War Latin America
    [Abstract]

F.6 Feeding the War Machine
Columbus B
Chair: Jay Lockenour, Temple University
Discussant: Eugene Gholz, University of Texas at Austin
Alexander Donges, University of Mannheim

Economic Rationality and State-Owned Companies in Nazi Germany: The Formation of the Reichswerke "Hermann Göring"
    [Abstract]

Michael Miller, University of Miami

States at War and Global Supply
    [Abstract]

Mark Seddon, University of Sheffield

Incorporating the Corporate: Anglo-U.S. Oil Diplomacy during the Second World War
    [Abstract]

F.7 Alternative Industrial Policies
Columbus C
Chair: Andrew Popp, University of Liverpool
Discussant: The Audience
Dimitry Anastakis, Trent University

A Prisoner's Dilemma: Auto Investment Incentives and the Failure to Regulate Them in North America, 1975-1980
    [Abstract]

Alan Dye, Barnard College, Columbia University

Creative Destruction and Entrepreneurial Obstruction: Cuban Sugar, 1898-1939
    [Abstract]

Hanaan Marwah, University of Oxford

The "Cement Armada" and Other Nigerian Government Attempts to Ease Construction Bottlenecks during the 1970s Oil Boom
    [Abstract]

12:00 noon-1:30 pm
Lunch
Grand Ballroom D

12:00 noon-1:30 pm
Women in Business History Lunch
Riverview B

1:30—3:00 pm
concurrent sessions G

G.1 Financial Capitalism and the Limits of Government Regulation
Grand Ballroom B/C
Chair: Edwin Perkins, University of Southern California
Discussant: Mary O'Sullivan, University of Geneva
Susie Pak, St. John's University

The Limits of Government Regulation of Interlocking Directorates: The Social and Economic Ties of J. P. Morgan & Co., 1901-1914
    [Abstract]

Peter James Hudson, Vanderbilt University

Rogue Bankers and Gentlemanly Capitalists: American Foreign Banking, 1890-1913
    [Abstract]

Atiba Pertilla, New York University

The Interlocking Director Question: Lobbying for Wall Street in the Taft and Wilson Administrations
    [Abstract]

G.2 Regulating Market Access
USS New Jersey
Chair: Christopher Kobrak, ESCP Europe
Discussant: Michael S. Smith, University of South Carolina
Rafael Castro Balaguer, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Esther M. Sánchez Sánchez, Universidad de Salamanca

Foreign Assistance to a "Closed Economy": The Case of French Firms in Spain, c. 1941-1963
    [Abstract]

Laurence B. Mussio, McMaster University

A Clear and Present Danger? The State, Foreign Control, and the Canadian Life Insurance Industry, 1950-1962
    [Abstract]

Naci Yorulmaz, University of Washington

War Business and the State: German Arms Companies and Germany's "Foreign Economic Policy" toward the Ottoman Empire, 1880-1914
    [Abstract]

G.3 The American Civil War in Global Perspective
USS Olympia
Chair: Jeremy Atack, VanderbiltUniversity
Discussant: Jonathan Wells, Temple University
Tony Freyer and Daniel Thomas, University of Alabama School of Law

Reconsidering the Commerce Power in Trans-Atlantic Context: The Passenger Cases (1849)
    [Abstract]

Dael Norwood, Princeton University

"A Great Thoroughfare for All Mankind": Asian Trade and the Antebellum Business Case for Building a Transcontinental Railroad
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Evelyne Payen-Variéras, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris 3

Federal Bonds, Railroad Finance, and the American State of the Civil War Era
    [Abstract]

G.4 Marketing the Market
Columbus A
Chair: Eric Wakin, Columbia University
Discussant: David Farber, Temple University
Gavin Benke, University of Texas at Austin

"I Look Forward to Working With You": Enron's Government Affairs Efforts in the 1990s
   [Abstract]     [Paper]

Cory Davis, University of Illinois at Chicago

Commercial Republicanism: Merchant Thought on the Relationship between Business and Government in the Late Nineteenth-Century United States
    [Abstract]

Pamela Walker Laird, University of Colorado Denver

Narratives of Self-Made Men and the State in Antebellum America
   [Abstract]

G.5 The Political Economy of City Building
Grand Ballroom A
Chair: Michelle Craig McDonald, Stockton College
Discussant: Gergely Baics, Barnard College
Judith J. Friedman, Rutgers University

A Public-Private Partnership in Town Promotion: Elyria, Ohio, 1900-1910
    [Abstract]

Noam Maggor, Vanderbilt University

The Making of a Money Machine: Urban Public Policy in the Age of Global Capital

Dana Stefanelli, University of Virginia

Federal Capital Building: Construction Financing in Washington City, 1790-1802
    [Abstract]

G.6 The Cold War Business
Columbus B
Chair: William H. Becker, George Washington University
Discussant: Mary Tone Rodgers, University of South Florida Polytechnic
Karl-Erik Michelsen, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland

A Technocratic Matrimony: Collaboration between the State and Private and Public Enterprises during the War Reparation Era in Finland, 1945-1952
    [Abstract]

Steven Tolliday, University of Leeds

Crumbling Dream: Japan's Nuclear Quest, 1954-2011
   [Abstract]     [Paper]

Erik Lakomaa, Stockholm School of Economics

Corporatist Advertising in Cold War Sweden: War and Peace Time Cooperation between Swedish Advertising Companies and Psychological Defense Authorities, 1954-1975
   [Abstract]

G.7 Institutional Constraints on Innovation
Columbus C
Chair and Discussant: Steven Usselman, Georgia Institute of Technology
Benjamin Schwantes, German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C./Widener University

Strange Bedfellows: Federal Reformers, Organized Labor, Railroad Managers, and Technological Change in Progressive Era America
   [Abstract]

Peter Michael Scott, University of Reading

Patents, Antitrust, and the Evolution of the Early British and American Radio Equipment Industries
    [Abstract]

David Suisman, University of Delaware

The Great Boomdoggle: Sonic Booms and the Fight against the American SST Program
    [Abstract]

3:00-3:15 pm
Coffee Break
Grand Ballroom Foyer

3:15—4:45 pm
concurrent sessions H

H.1 State Policy and the Organization of Finance
Grand Ballroom B/C
Chair: Steve Meardon, Bowdoin College
Discussant: Martha L. Olney, University of California Berkeley and Siena College
Emily Martz, University of Delaware

The State's Assumptions about Mutual Funds: A Corrective History, 1929-1932
    [Abstract]

Scott A. Redenius, Brandeis University

The Origins of the U.S. Unit Banking System: A New Look at the Restrictions Imposed on Antebellum Branch Banking
    [Abstract]

Mary Tone Rodgers, University of South Florida Polytechnic

Did the 1906 Armstrong Regulation Promote Separation of Ownership and Control in American Corporate Governance?
    [Abstract]

H.2 Harnessing Capital's Flow: Divergent State Responses to Housing and Urban Crises
Columbus A
Chair: Nathan Connolly, Johns Hopkins University
Discussant: Kim Phillips-Fein, New York University
Robert Henderson, University of Maryland

To Regulate or Not to Regulate: Money Market Mutual Funds and the Soul of the New Deal System of Housing Finance, 1975-1982
    [Abstract]

Anthony Ross, University of Michigan

Forging a "New Era in Home Finance": Pat Brown, California Mortgage Bankers, and the Remaking of the U.S. Housing Market
    [Abstract]

Rebecca Marchiel, Northwestern University

"Communities Must be Vigilant": The Mixed Results of Grassroots Financial Regulation through the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977
    [Abstract]

Judge Glock, Rutgers University

The Federal Housing Administration: Did It Really Favor the Suburbs?
    [Abstract]

H.3 Whither Labor Rights?
Columbus B
Chair: Marjorie Murphy, Swarthmore College
Discussant: Linda Barrington, Cornell University
Jennifer Armiger, University at Albany, SUNY

"What was good enough in the 1960s is not good enough today": Sex, Race, and Business Opposition to Equal Opportunity Policy in 1970s America
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

Julia Gunn, University of Pennsylvania

"A Good Place to Make Money": Civil Rights, Labor, and the Evolution of Pro-Business Politics in Charlotte, North Carolina, 1958-1970

Benjamin L. Peterson, University of Illinois, Chicago

The Making of the Chicagoan Janitorial Class
    [Abstract]

H.4 Public-Private Welfare
Grand Ballroom A
Chair: Adam Cobb, Wharton Business School
Discussant: Dan Bouk, Colgate University
Beth Bates, Wayne State University

Henry Ford and the Inkster Project: Welfare Capitalism in Depression-Era Detroit
    [Abstract]

Christy Ford Chapin, University of Virginia

Insurance Companies and the Hidden Politics of Health Care, 1945 to 1965
    [Abstract]

Karen Ward Mahar and Tara E. Keough, Siena College

"The Fullback Is a Lady": Sports, Gender, and Post-War Welfare Capitalism
    [Abstract]

Chantel Rodriguez, University of Minnesota

Debating the Health Rights of Mexican Citizens Employed by the Pullman Company, 1920s-1930s
    [Abstract]

H.5 Business of Building
USS New Jersey
Chair: Jason Barr, Rutgers University, Newark
Discussant: Richardson Dilworth, Drexel University
Francesca Russello Ammon, Yale University

"A Dirt Moving War": How World War II Advanced the Business of Construction Equipment Manufacturers
    [Abstract]

Sara Stevens, Princeton University

Professionalization Meets Public Policy: How the Urban Land Institute Shaped Urban Renewal
    [Abstract]

Peter Wissoker, Cornell University

"Our success depends upon your able performance": Connecticut General Life Insurance Co., James Rouse, and the Character of the Institutions That Financed Metropolitan Growth, 1945-1970
    [Abstract]

H.6 Shipbuilding and the State in World War II
USS Olympia
Chair: Albert Churella, Southern Polytechnic State University
Discussant: Michael Reis, History Associates, Inc.
Thomas Heinrich, Baruch College

Industrial Mobilization of State-Owned Enterprise: U.S. Navy Yards during the New Deal and World War II
    [Abstract]

Chris Madsen, Canadian Forces College

Technology Adoption and Adaptation in Canada's West Coast Shipyards, 1918-1950
    [Abstract]     [Paper]

David F. Winkler, Naval Historical Foundation

The Construction of USS Atlanta and the Navy Seizure of Federal Shipbuilding
    [Abstract]

H.7 Business and the Public Health
Columbus C
Chair: Ian Greaves, Temple University
Discussant: Edward Berkowitz, George Washington University
Cynthia Connolly, University of Pennsylvania

Creating the "Therapeutic Orphan": Pediatric Pharmaceutical Policy in the United States, 1933-1979
    [Abstract]

Alan Derickson, Pennsylvania State University

Race and Cancer in the Steel Industry: The Battle over the OSHA Coke Oven Emission Standard, and Its Curious Conclusion
    [Abstract]

Martha N. Gardner, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

"Needlessly and Massively Exposed": The FDA, Industry, and the 1972 Ban on Hexachlorophene in Consumer Products
    [Abstract]

Chin Jou, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

When Uncle Sam Partnered with Ronald McDonald: How the Federal Government Helped the Fast Food Industry Expand into America's Inner Cities
    [Abstract]

5:00—5:30 pm
Book Auction (final call, 5:30)
Columbus Ballroom Foyer

6:00—7:00 pm
Presidential Address
Columbus Ballroom
Chair: Naomi Lamoreaux, Yale University
Margaret Levenstein, University of Michigan

Escape from Equilibrium: Thinking Historically about Business Responses to Competition

7:00—8:00 pm
Reception
Columbus Ballroom Foyer
    Reception sponsored by the Business History Initiative at Harvard Business School

8:00—10:00 pm
Awards Banquet
Columbus Ballroom