H-Business is the digital network for the Business History Conference, an international organization devoted to the study of business enterprise and organization and of all aspects of the interactions of business with society, government, and culture in a historical context.

Recent Content

Audio: Hagley History Hangout, New Episode: Dylan Gottlieb

Young urban professional (yuppies for short) emerged as an archetype close to the heart of transformations taking place in American society during the 1970s and 1980s. These highly educated individuals were products and architects of a new American economy geared toward financial services and willing cannibalize much of the rest of the economy for short-term profit.

Event: William Kirby (HBS), "Empires of Ideas: Creating the Modern University from Germany to America to China" (03 April)

On Monday, April 3, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EST), the Business History Initiative at Harvard Business School will host its next seminar. William Kirby, T.M. Chang Professor of China Studies and Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, will introduce his new book, Empires of Ideas: Creating the Modern University from Germany to America to China (Harvard University Press, 2022). The seminar will be held in person and online via Zoom.

CFP: Business History, Special Issue: Historical Perspectives on Business Power and Influence (Deadline 31 May)

The deadline for submissions for the Special Issue Historical perspectives on business power and influence has been extended to May 31, 2023.  In this video, guest editors Susanna Fellman and Maiju Wuokko explain what this call for submissions and Special Issue are expecting to accomplish.