Business History in Africa, Asia, and Latin America: Integrating Course Development and New Research

June 13-14, 2014

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Business History in Africa, Asia, and Latin America: Integrating Course Development and New Research

June 13-14, 2014
Cumnock Hall
Harvard Business School

Notes on locations: All classroom sessions, breakfast, lunch and breaks will take place in Cumnock 102. The Reception and Dinner will take place in the Williams Room of Spangler Hall.
Jun 13
11:45 -12:30 PM

Lunch

12:30-2:00 PM

Session 1: Putting History on the Agenda: How Institutions Have Built Successful Programs

Chair: Geoffrey Jones
  1. Walter Friedman, HBS: Tom McCraw and the growth of business history at HBS
  2. Martin Iversen, Copenhagen Business School: The experience of Copenhagen Business School
  3. Carlos Dávila, Universidad de los Andes: The experience of Universidad de los Andes
  4. Pavida Pananond, Thammasat Business School: Starting up in Thailand
2:00-2:25 PM

Break

2:25-3:45 PM

Session 2: Teaching the Business History of Emerging Markets Today

Chair: Walter Friedman
  1. Gareth Austin, The Graduate Institute of Geneva: Africa
  2. Andrea Lluch, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas: Latin America
  3. Kathleen Monteith, The University of the West Indies at Mona: Caribbean
  4. Sherman Cochran, Cornell University: China
3:45-4:45 PM

Session 3: Oral History as a Resource

Chair: Christina Lubinski
  1. Geoffrey Jones, HBS: The Creating Emerging Markets Project at HBS
  2. Andrea Lluch, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas: Oral history and Latin American business history
  3. Bianca Murillo, Willamette University: Oral history sources in African business history
4:45-5:00 PM

Break

5:00-6:15 PM

Session 4: New Sources for Course Development and Research

Chair: Laura Phillips Sawyer
  1. Gabriela Recio, Fomento Cultural Banamex: Lawyers and legal history sources
  2. Christina Lubinski, Copenhagen Business School: Multinational archives as a source for emerging market business history
  3. Shakila Yacob, University of Malaya: Incorporating small firms into the business history of Malaysia
  4. Tirthankar Roy, London School of Economics: Environmental history sources
6:15-6:35 PM

Contextual Intelligence and Emerging Markets

Tarun Khanna, HBS
6:40-7:15 PM

Reception

Spangler Hall, Williams Room
7:15-8:45 PM

Dinner

Spangler Hall, Williams Room

Jun 14
8:30-9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:30 AM

Emerging Economies: Some Macro Data and Micro Speculations

Pankaj Ghemawat, IESE Business School/NYU Stern
9:30-10:40 AM

Session 5: Key Research Themes: What Makes Emerging Markets Different?

Chair: Geoffrey Jones
  1. Gareth Austin, The Graduate Institute of Geneva: Key themes in African business history
  2. Roger Owen, Harvard: Theories of imperialism and business
  3. Asli M. Colpan, Graduate School of Management, Kyoto University: Business groups
10:40-11:00 AM

Break

11:00 AM-12:30 PM

Session 6: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Chair: Bianca Murillo
  1. Carolyn Biltoft, CIBER, Georgia State University: World History
  2. Arafaat Valiani, University of Oregon: Interdisciplinary Approaches to South Asia
  3. Pavida Pananond, Thammasat Business School: International Business
  4. Tirthankar Roy, London School of Economics: Urban history in emerging markets
12:30-1:00 PM

Lunch

1:00-2:00 PM

Session 7: Course Development and Teaching Materials

Chair: Carolyn Biltoft
  1. Kathleen Monteith, The University of the West Indies at Mona: West Indian Business History: Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
  2. Martin Iversen, Copenhagen Business School: Creating Nordic Capitalism
  3. Xavier Durán, Universidad de los Andes: Student Demand
2:00-3:00 PM

Session 8: Course Development and Teaching Materials in Business Schools

Chair: Walter Friedman
  1. Tony Mayo, HBS: Teaching History with the Case Method
  2. Aparajith Ramnath, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode: Prospects for Business History Education in India
  3. Geoffrey Jones, HBS: Entrepreneurship and Global Capitalism and the Historical Data Visualization Tool
3:00-3:15 PM

Session 9: Close: Building a Network

Carlos Dávila, Universidad de los Andes