Call for papers: EBHA congress in Paris in August 2012
Noticia publicada el 22-11-2011
La France a obtenu pour la seconde fois d'accueillir le Congrès annuel de
l'European Business History Association, cette fois en coopération avec la
Business History Society of Japan. Comme cela avait été fait en 2004 pour
la Business History Conference tenue au Creusot, un comité français
d'organisation sera prochainement constitué de manière à assurer la plus
large participation des universités et autres établissements
d'enseignement supérieur de France à ce que nous souhaitons être un grand
congrès international sur un sujet important. Je me permets donc de vous
inviter à proposer soit des sessions complètes soit des communications
Appel à communications
Date limite d'envoi des propositions : dimanche 15 janvier 2012
Business enterprises and the tensions between local and global
16th annual conference of the EBHA and first joint conference with the BHSJ
Call for papers for the Sixteenth annual Conference of the European
Business History Association (EBHA) and First joint conference with
Business History Society of Japan (BHSJ). The conference on "Business
enterprises and the tensions between local and global" will take place
from August 30th to September 1st 2012, at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en
Sciences Sociales in Paris.The deadline for submission of paper proposals
is January 15th 2012. For further details please see the conference
Texte de l'appel à communications
Over several centuries companies have pursued their business strategies on
several dimensions, from the local to the global. This can be seen in the
recruitment of personnel, their procurement, their financing, their R & D,
their production or services, and their relations with consumers, social
forces, intellectuals, public authorities, education and research systems.
However, the process of adapting to these multiple dimensions is not
straightforward, even for large and experienced multinationals, and often
results in tensions between global and local. How do firms, individually
or collectively, with or without the State, attempt to overcome these
tensions ? Do these tensions bring constraints or opportunities ? How do
they influence the ownership and management of firms ? What are their
consequences on society, on culture, on the environment, and on the
relations between public and private ? What are the effects of successive
regulations or deregulations ? How do tariff barriers impact these
tensions ? Are religions or scientific knowledge beyond these tensions ?
What is the part of actors other than firms (including non-governmental
organisations, trade-unions and foundations) ? How do regional
organisations such as the EU, NAFTA and ASEAN, or international
organisations such as the ILO, the OECD, the WTO, matter ? What models and
doctrines develop and are diffused ? What is the role of geography, i. e.
of locations where advantages can be developed locally with a world view ?
Are there lasting differences between sectors or regions ? What are the
characteristics and results of the successive waves of globalisation ?
These questions demand to be explored in a historical perspective, and
comparisons between regions and countries, branches of industry, single
enterprises, and, of course, over time, are encouraged.
Submission of Papers
Proposals for papers and or sessions related to the theme of the
conference are welcome, although paper and/or session proposals not
directly related to it will also be considered. For paper proposals,
please submit a title and abstract of no more than 400 words (one A4 page)
along with a one page CV to mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Session proposals should include a brief abstract of the session along
with a one-page abstract and a one-page CV for each participant.
Deadline for all proposals is the 15th of January 2012.
Conference Venue : École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, 105
Boulevard Raspail 75006 Paris
Conference Website : http://ebha-bhsj-paris.sciencesconf.org/