(p. xii) Notes on the Contributors
(p. xii) Notes on the Contributors
Rolv Petter Amdam is Professor of Business History at BI Norwegian School of Management in Norway. He has a Ph.D. in History from the University of Oslo. His research interests include the history of business education, and globalization since the 1980s, with a special focus on emerging economies and cross‐cultural management. He is the author of several monographs as well as numerous articles.
Trevor Boyns is Professor of Accounting and Business History at Cardiff Business School at Cardiff University, UK, where he is also Assistant Director of the Accounting and Business History Research Unit and Director of Postgraduate Studies. A former President of the Association of Business Historians, he has a Ph.D. from the University of Wales. His research interests include the economic and business history of Wales and the history of the development of cost and management accounting in Europe (especially France, the UK, Italy, and Spain). He has published widely in journals and was the founding assistant editor and currently the joint editor of Accounting, Business & Financial History.
Youssef Cassis is Professor of Economic and Social History at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His publications include City Bankers 1890–1914 (Cambridge, 1994), Big Business: The European Experience in the Twentieth Century (Oxford, 1997), and Capitals of Capital: A History of International Financial Centres 1780–2005 (Cambridge, 2006). He was the co‐founder, in 1994, of Financial History Review, which he co‐edited until 2005. He is currently President of the European Business History Association.
Andrea Colli is Associate Professor in Economic History at Bocconi University, Italy, where he is the Director of the undergraduate studies program in International Markets and New Technologies and Deputy Director of EntER, a research center on entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs. He has a Ph.D. in Economic and Social History from the same university. His research interests range from family firms to the history of multinationals. He has published several books and articles on the history of the Italian industrial enterprise, the history of family capitalism, and the dynamics of small and medium‐sized enterprises. He is currently a member of the Board of the European Business History Association.
Jeffrey Fear is an Associate Professor at the University of Redlands in the United States. He previously taught at Harvard Business School and the University of Pennsylvania. He has a Ph.D. in history from Stanford University. His research interests include the study of organizational capabilities and learning, German and European history, and specializes in German business history. His book, entitled Organizing Control: August Thyssen and the Construction of German Management (Cambridge, Mass., 2005) combines each of these interests. He has published widely in journals.
Robert Fitzgerald is Reader in Business History and International Management at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. He has a Ph.D. from the University of London. He is the author of books and numerous journal articles on labor management, business organization, and comparative and international business, as well as marketing.
Patrick Fridenson is Professor of International Business History at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France. He previously taught at the University Paris X‐Nanterre, and has been Visiting Professor at the University of Tokyo. He is the author, co‐author, or editor of several boks, including The Automobile Revolution (Chapel Hill, NC, 1982), The French Home Front, 1914–1918 (Oxford, 1992), Thomson's First Century (Jouy‐en‐Josas, 1995), Histoire des usines Renault, vol. I (Paris, 1998), and the author of many articles. He is a former President of the Business History Conference of the United States and a former member of the Executive Committee of the International Economic History Association. He is editor of the journal Entreprises et Histoire.
W. Mark Fruin is Professor of Corporate and Global Strategy in the College of Business at San Jose State University in the United States. Currently, he is researching governance, functional and performance differences relating to hierarchical and scale‐free network organizations. He is also interested in the emergence of organizational and knowledge management practices in different industry and national environments, including China, Japan, and the United States.
Howard Gospel is Professor of Management at King's College, University of London; a Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics; and a Fellow of the Said Business School, University of Oxford, all in the UK. His research interests include the development of employer labor policy, corporate governance and human resource management, forms of employee representation, and training and development. He has published widely on these topics in historical and contemporary contexts, often with an international and comparative perspective.
Margaret B. W. Graham is Associate Professor of Strategy and Organization at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, Canada. She holds a Ph.D. (p. xiv) in History and an MBA from Harvard University. She has published RCA and the VideoDisc: The Business of Research (1986), R&D for Industry: A Century of Technical Innovation at Alcoa (co‐authored by Bettye H. Pruitt) (1990), and Corning and the Craft of Innovation (co‐authored by Alec T. Shuldiner) (2001). She is a founding director of the Winthrop Group, Inc., a group of consulting historians and archivists, and for several years in the 1990s she was an executive at Xerox PARC (The Palo Alto Research Center).
Gary Herrigel is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, United States. He received his Ph.D. from the Political Science Department and the Program in Science Technology and Society, MIT. His research interests include comparative business history, comparative industrial analysis, political economy, economic sociology, and economic geography. Herrigel has published Industrial Constructions: The Sources of German Industrial Power (Cambridge, 1996) and co‐edited Americanizaiton and its Limits: Reworking US Technology and Management in Postwar Europe and Japan (Oxford, 2000) with Jonathan Zeitlin, in addition to many scholarly articles dealing with business and industrial governance matters both historical and contemporary.
Geoffrey Jones is Isidor Straus Professor of Business History, Harvard Business School, United States. He previously taught at the universities of Cambridge and Reading, and at the London School of Economics, in the UK. He is the author and editor of many books and articles on the history of international business, including British Multinational Banking 1830–1990 (Oxford, 1993), Merchants to Multinationals (Oxford, 2000), Multinationals and Global Capitalism (Oxford, 2005), and Renewing Unilever (Oxford, 2005). He is a former President of both the European Business History Association and the Business History Conference of the United States, and is co‐editor of the journal Business History Review.
Matthias Kipping is Professor of Strategic Management and Chair in Business History at the Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Canada. He has degrees in history and public administration from Germany, the United States, and France, and held previous appointments at the University of Reading, UK and Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain. His main research interest is the international transfer of management knowledge, in particular the evolution and role of management consultants and management education. He has published widely on these topics in business history and management journals. A book on The Management Consultancy Business in Historical and Comparative Perspective is forthcoming with Oxford University Press.
Wolfgang König is Professor of the History of Technology at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany. He earned distinctions at the Verein Deutscher Ingenieure and the Verband der Elektrotechnik, Elektronik, Informationstechnik (VDE) for his contributions on the history of technology and electrical engineering and on (p. xv) technology assessment. His interests include the history of education, the engineering profession, and mechanical and electrical engineering, the historiography of technology, technology assessment, and the philosophy of technology. He is currently working on technology in consumer society and is finishing a book on the technical interests of Emperor Wilhelm II.
Naomi R. Lamoreaux is Professor of Economics and History at the University of California, Los Angeles in the United States and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. She received her Ph.D. in 1979 from the Johns Hopkins University. She has written The Great Merger Movement in American Business, 1895–1904 (Cambridge, 1985) and Insider Lending: Banks, Personal Connections and Economic Development in Industrial New England (Cambridge, 1994), as well as a number of articles on various topics in business history, financial history, and the history of technology. Her current research interests include projects on the organization of invention in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century United States, corporate governance and business's choice of organizational form in the United States and France in the same period, and the emergence of the public/private distinction in American history.
Luca Lanzalaco teaches Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Macerata, Italy. He is the author of numerous books and articles in Italian and English on political institutions and the organization of business interests, including Dall'impresa all'associazione. Le organizzazioni degli imprenditori: La Confindustria in prospettiva comparata (Milan, 1990); Le politiche istituzionali (Bologna, 1995); Istituzioni, organizzazioni, potere: Introduzione all'analisi istituzionale della politica (Rome, 1995); and Istituzioni, amministrazioni, politica: Analisi delle istituzioni e ruolo degli apparati amministrativi (Naples, 2000).
William Lazonick is University Professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, United States, and Distinguished Research Professor at INSEAD, France. His research seeks to understand how institutions and organizations support innovative enterprise, and the implications for income distribution and employment stability.
Michel Lescure is Professor of Economic and Social History at the University of Paris X‐Nanterre, France. His publications on business and financial history include Les banques, l'Etat et le marché immobilier en France à l'époque contemporaine (Paris, 1982), PME et croissance économique en France dans les années 1920 (Paris, 1996), Banques locales et banques régionales en Europe au XXe siècle, edited with Alain Plessis (Paris, 2004). He is currently the manager of the research center Institutions et Dynamiques Historiques de l'Economie.
Kenneth Lipartito is Professor of History at Florida International University, United States, and editor of Enterprise & Society: The International Journal of (p. xvi) Business History. A specialist on technology, business, and culture, he is the author or editor of five books, including Constructing Corporate America: History, Politics, Culture (Oxford, 2004), Investing for Middle America: John Elliott Tappan and the Origins of American Express Financial Advisors (NewYork, 2001), and The Bell System and Regional Business: The Telephone in the South, 1877–1920 (Baltimore, 1989). His articles have appeared in numerous journals.
Robert Millward has been Professor of Economic History at the University of Manchester in the UK since 1989, having previously held the Chair in Economics at the University of Salford. His research interests are in economic organization, including the history and economics of industry and the public sector. He has published widely in journals. His latest book is Private and Public Enterprise in Europe: Energy, Telecommunications and Transport: c 1830–1990 (Cambridge, 2005).
Daniel M. G. Raff is Associate Professor of Management at the Wharton School and Associate Professor of History in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania in the United States. He is also a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He previously held teaching appointments at the business and law schools of Columbia University, the Harvard Business School, and Oxford University. He has published widely in journals such as American Economic Review, American Historical Review, Business History Review, Journal of Economic History, and Journal of Political Economy.
Mary Rose is Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in the Management School at Lancaster University, UK. She specializes in business history, especially international perspectives on family business and also the history of textiles. Throughout, her work has linked business history methodology with the study of entrepreneurship and her most recent work explores these links to the field of innovation. She has published numerous books, edited collections, and journal articles. She is Director of the Pasold Research Fund and was President of the European Business History Association 2003–5.
Peter Temin is Elisha Gray II Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States. He was a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows and has a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT. He was Head of the Economics Department and currently is its Director of Graduate Studies. His research interests include the development of American business and industry in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He has written books on the iron and steel and pharmaceutical industries, edited books on business history more generally, and written many articles on business and economic history.
Kathleen Thelen is the Payson S. Wild Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University in the United States, and a Permanent External Scientific Member of (p. xvii) the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, Germany. Her most recent single‐authored book, How Institutions Evolve: The Political Economy of Skills in Germany, Britain, the United States and Japan (Cambridge, 2004) was selected as winner of the 2006 Mattei Dogan Award of the Society for Comparative Research and co‐winner of the 2005 Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award of the American Political Science Association. Other recent publications include Beyond Continuity: Institutional Change in Advanced Political Economies (co‐edited with Wolfgang Streeck, Oxford, 2005).
Behlül Üsdiken is Professor of Management and Organization at Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey. He has previously taught at Bogaziçi University and Koç University. His research has appeared in numerous journals. He was co‐editor of Organization Studies 1996–2001. His research interests are in organization theory, history of managerial thought, and history of management education.
R. Daniel Wadhwani is Assistant Professor of Management and Fletcher Jones Professor of Entrepreneurship, University of the Pacific in the United States. He previously taught at Harvard Business School and the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include entrepreneurship and financial system development in historical perspective. His co‐authored paper with Geoffrey Jones, “Schumpeter's Plea: Historical Approaches to the Study of Entrepreneurship”, won the Best Conceptual Paper Prize from the American Academy of Management's Entrepreneurship Division in 2006.
Jonathan Zeitlin is Professor of Sociology, Public Affairs, Political Science, and History at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the United States where he is also Director of the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE) and the European Union Center of Excellence. He previously taught at Birkbeck College, London, and was Research Fellow at King's College, Cambridge, in the UK. He is the author and editor of numerous books and articles on the comparative and historical analysis of business organization, employment relations, and socio‐economic governance, including Local Players in Global Games: The Strategic Constitution of a Multinational Corporation (Oxford, 2005), Governing Work and Welfare in a New Economy: European and American Experiments (Oxford, 2003), Americanization and its Limits: Reworking US Technology and Management in Post‐War Europe and Japan (Oxford, 2000), and World of Possibilities: Flexibility and Mass Production in Western Industrialization (Cambridge, 1997). He is co‐editor of the journal Socio‐Economic Review, a member of the editorial board of Enterprise & Society, and a former Trustee of the Business History Conference.