CfP EBHA 2017 in Vienna
The European Business History Association‘s 21st annual congress will be held in Vienna, Austria, on August 24-26, 2017, at the Vienna University for Economics and Business. The theme for the meeting will be “Transformation in Business and Society: An Historical Approach.”
According to the call for papers, Polanyi’s “Great Transformation” is just one, albeit prominent, example of how legal, organizational, technological, and political developments force broader socio-economic change. Managing dramatic changes in social patterns and modes of production, such as that entailed by the “fourth industrial revolution,” serve as both a challenge and opportunity for business. . . . Even financial crises, political revolutions and regime changes have served as catalysts for the transformation of business institutions and organizations. By changing incentives, legal frameworks, internal compliance and accountability, political upheaval refocuses business energies and structures. . . . [The historical perspective] should include political and social factors as well as technological and organizational innovations affecting businesses and the broad economy, both on national and international levels, into this century.
Proposals may be for single papers, full panels, or multiple sessions (tracks). Papers on topics outside the theme will be considered. Other formats, such as workshops, debates, discussions, and poster presentations, are also invited. The deadline for all proposals is January 15, 2017.
For much more information about the conference theme, submission instructions, and other details, please consult the full call for papers.