Business History Review

Business History Review is a quarterly published by Cambridge University Press and headquartered, since its origin in 1926, at Harvard Business School. As stated at its founding, it aims to encourage and aid the study of the evolution of business in all periods and in all countries.

Harvard Studies in Business History

Harvard Studies in Business History is a series of scholarly books published by Harvard University Press. The series dates back to 1931. The most recent additions are Ai Hisano, Visualizing Taste: How Business Changed the Look of What You Eat and Veronique Pouillard, Paris to New York: The Transatlantic Fashion Industry in the Twentieth Century. The series editors are Walter Friedman and Geoffrey Jones.

Baker Library Collecting Areas

Baker Library at Harvard Business School holds a large collection of archival materials dating from the 1400s to the present. Highlights include the Medici Collection of Renaissance account books, the nineteenth century R.G. Dun & Co. Credit Report Collection, the Kress Collection on European Economic History and Philosophy, and more.

Highlights

Creating Emerging Markets

Creating Emerging Markets explores the evolution of business leadership in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. At its core are over 150 interviews conducted by Harvard Business School faculty members with leaders or former leaders of businesses and NGOs. These interviews, with men and women of diverse backgrounds, address pivotal moments of transition in countries around the world. They contain compelling insights on entrepreneurship, innovation, family business, and the globalization of firms and brands. Emphasizing ways that businesses can create value for their societies, the project provides a unique resource for research and teaching. Along with the interviews, the site contains video clips for classroom teaching, and a wealth of relevant resources to allow for further research.

The Medici and the Origins of Global Capitalism Project

BHI supports Baker Library to promote the use of the school’s Italian, and especially Medici, manuscripts. The multi-year effort to digitize the archive will make one of HBS’s most valuable and distinctive collections more readily accessible for research.

The Case Method Project

The Case Method Project brings the core pedagogy of HBS to the teaching of American history and civics in high schools throughout the country.

The Way to Wealth Project

The “Way to Wealth” project, directed by Sophus A. Reinert, is based on a bibliography of Benjamin Franklin's Way to Wealth compiled by Kenneth E. Carpenter. It provides an array of unique research tools and contextual essays on Franklin's seminal essay on work ethic and frugality.