ABH Conference 2014 « Crisis, Accountability, and Institutions. »

Newcastle University Business School
The Association of Business Historians will hold its next annual meeting on June 27-28, 2014, at the Newcastle University Business School. The theme of the meeting will be « Crisis, Accountability, and Institutions. » The call for papers states:

The global financial crisis which began in 2007 was the most severe since the Great Depression. In the immediate aftermath of the financial crisis and the global recession that followed, questions have been raised concerning issues of accountability and governance in international financial institutions, investment banks, credit rating agencies, and amongst top management teams. To reflect the zeitgeist, we welcome in particular papers that are framed around the historical theme of: accounting for crisis; escalation/de-escalation of a crisis; organisational/ industry decline and failure; strategic responses/turnaround strategies; the social consequences of a crisis; labour’s response to a crisis; accountability of decision-makers; accountability and elites; institutional arrangements; regulation of institutions; governance systems; governance and reform of institutions; strategy and governance within national/international organisations; strategy and the media.

The conference committee welcomes proposals for individual papers or complete research tracks of 90 minutes in length. Each individual paper proposal should include a short abstract, a list of 3 to 5 key words, and a brief CV of the presenter. Proposals for research tracks should include a cover letter containing a session title and the rationale for the research track. The conference organizers also welcome research papers on any topic related to business history outside the conference theme.

Questions and proposals should be directed to Tom McGovern at: abh.conf@newcastle.ac.uk. Proposals may also be submitted by post to: Tom McGovern, Newcastle University Business School, 5 Barrack Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SE, United Kingdom. The deadline for submissions is February 21, 2014.

For additional information, please see the ABH conference website.

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