The Executive Summary - 4/5 - 4/9

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A weekly feature with a roundup of articles and other materials of interest to scholars of business and economic history.


Mark your calendars for two great events coming up next Tuesday, April 13:


"If you’re studying capitalism—in any of its variations across time and space—then [the BHC] is the place to be.”

- Interview with Laura Philips Sawyer, Over the Counter No. 58.

Check out the full interview here. "Over the Counter" is a monthly newsletter from the Business History Conference, and includes a roundup of newly published articles, books, and other media.


"Corporations maximize shareholder returns—or so goes the conventional wisdom. It was not always so."

Read more in Richard John's latest review essay, "After Managerial Capitalism," now out in Business History Review. (h/t @nmaggor)


New episode of the Executive Summary drops next week. As always, send comments, suggestions, leads, or ideas for this section to Associate Editor Ashton Merck (@awmerck).
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