Detailed program

Session 1. 23 August. 10.15 – 11.45

1 A. History of International patenting I. Room B 115

Chair: Mats Larsson (
Discussant: Ray Stokes ( and Björn L. Basberg (

David E. Andersson and Fredrik Tell, Linköping University. Patent Agencies and Patenting in Sweden 1885-1885-1914

John Cantwell, Rutgers University, Alexander Donges,University of Mannheim, Anna Spadavecchia, University of Reading and Jochen Streb, University of Mannheim. Foreign Patenting Strategies of British Firms in the Interwar Period

Alessandro Nuvolari, Saint Anna School of Advanced studies, Pisa and Michelangelo Vasta, University of Sienna. Independent Invention in Italy during the Liberal Age, 1861-1913.

Patricio Saiz, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid.Multinational patent management in backward economies. Spain (1880-1939)


1 B. Political Regulation of Natural Resources 1850-2000, a global perspective. Room B 153

Chair: Kevin Tennent (
Discussant: Ralf Banken (

Zdravka Brunkova & Martin Shanahan, Univ. of South Australia, Australia, Did democratic institutions help Australia avoid the resource curse?

Andreas Dugstad, Espen Storli and Pål Thonstad Sandvik, NTNU, Regulation of Natural Resources in the Nordic Countries 1890-1940

Andrew Perchard, Strathclyde University, UK, Energy as National Aspiration: The Politics of Power in Scotland, 1945- 2014


1 C. Corporate strategies in the Bretton Woods crisis. Room A 144

Chair/discussant: Jan-Otmar Hesse (

Chris Kobrak, University of Toronto. Changing contours of Transnational Banking

Sebastian Teupe, University of Bielefeld. Consumer Electronics in the Bretton Woods Crisis: US, Germany and Japan

Alexander Engel, University of Göttingen. Chicago to the rescue? Currency risk management in International Business after Bretton Woods

Jeff Fear, University of Glasgow. Structural Change in one Family Firm: How a Failing Textile Firm became a World Marker Leader 1960-2000.


1 D. Emerging scholars 1. Room A 138

Chair/discussant: Harm Schröter (

Malin Dahlström, University of Gothenburg. Mechanization in the Cement and Limestone industries. Cartels as a driving and hindering force

So Wai Ling Fion, School of Oriental and African Studies. German Nation-building and Business Innovations in the Era of Organized Capitalism 1871-1895

Olivia Béládi, Corvinus University of Budapest. The second generation as the source of innovation in Hungarian middle-sized family firms

Josef Lilljegren, Umeå University. Competing strategies for corporate governance in Swedish property insurance 1913-1939


1 E. The history of business groups. Room A 156

Chair: Andrea Colli (
Discussant: Abe de Jong (

John F. Wilson, Newcastle University. Adapting the business model: a study of The Co-operative Group, 1863-2013

Grietjie Verhoef, University of Johannesburg. Innovation and expansion: the product innovation and expansion in insurance in South Africa, the case of Sanlam, 1920-2012

Asli M. Colpan, Harvard University and Geoffrey Jones, Harvard Business School. Development of Business Groups in Emerging Markets: The making of Turkey's largest Business Group

Mustafa Kurt, Yalova University. Rise of Entrepreneurship and Characteristics of Economic Environment: The Emergence of Family Holdings during Republican Turkey


1 F. Business strategies. Room B 139

Chair: Takafumi Kurosawa (
Discussant: Peter Miskell (

Oscar Granados, Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano. The Cacao Way: European Food Innovation and South America economic growth, 1885-1914

Paulina Rytkönen, Södertörn University. Surviving globalization – a comparative study of the long term development of two dairy cooperatives – Arla Foods and Sancor – a pilot study

Valeriy Kerov, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia. Russian Old Believers: Traditionalism Promoting Economic Innovations

Alexandra Papadopoulou, Ionian University. Business strategies of the Greek and Jewish merchant houses in the Black Sea grain trade of the 19th Century


1 G. Entrepreneurship and innovation. Room B 159

Chair: Sabine Effosse (
Discussant: Stéphanie Ginalski (

Paul Thomes and Mathias Mutz, Aachen University. The Innovative Power of Continous Restarts. Scientist-entrepreneur Hugo Junkers and the Contradiction of Innovation and Growth

Neil Forbes, Coventry University. Organizational innovation in Britain´s aircraft industry and the coming of the Second World War

Hugo van Driel, Erasmus University, Rotterdam and Mark Greeven, Zhejiang University. Coping with institutional voids: Identity shaping and resource tapping by Zhejiang entrepreneurs in the Chinese reform era in historical perspective


Session 2, 23 August. 14.00 – 15.30

2 A. Business group as an organizational model in mature industrial economies: innovation or déjà vu? Room B 115

Chair: Franco Amatori (
Discussant: Geoffrey Jones (

Asli M. Colpan, Harvard University and Takashi Hikino, Kyoto University. Diversified Business Groups vs Chandlerian Multidivisional Enterprises: Characteristic Resources, Strategy Models and Structural Designs

Andrea Colli, Bocconi University and Michelangelo Vasta, University of Siena. Large and entangled: Italian business groups in the long-run

Mats Larsson and Tom Petersson, Uppsala University. Tradition and renewal – Business groups in Sweden from the late 19th century to the present day

Álvaro Ferreira da Silva and Pedro Neves, Nova School of Business and Economics, Lisabon. Business groups in Portugal 1900-2010


2 B. Emerging scholars 2. Room B 153

Chair/discussant: Mikael Lönnborg (

Edoardo Altamura, University of Geneva/Uppsala University. The Business of Debt: A Political and Economic History of the Recycling of Petrodollars in the 1970s

Anders Ravn Soerensen, Copenhagen Business School. Central Banks, National Community and identity 


2 C. State activities and company development. Room A 144

Chair: Ludovic Cailluet (
Discussant: Margrit Müller (

Ann-Kristin Bergquist, Umeå University and Kristina Söderholm, Luleå University of technology. Transition to chlorine free pulp: Experiences from the Swedish pulp and paper industry in contrast to the US.

Takashi Shimizu, University of Tokyo. Legal innovation for business: Introduction of legal forms of business in Japan before World War II

Neil Rollings, University of Glasgow. Government control of dividends and corporate dividends in post-war Britain


2 D. Financial regulations. Room A 138

Chair: Michel Lescure (
Discussant: Anders Ögren (

Gelina Harlaftis, Ionian University, Corfu. Developing the Financial Institutions of Merchant Banking in the City of London: The case of Vagliano Bros vs Bank of England

Eiji Hotori, Yokohama National University and Mikael Wendschlag, Uppsala University. Research on the history of banking supervision - A comparative analysis

Chris Kobrak, Joe Martin and Donald S. Brean, University of Toronto. Canada, the United States, and the European Union: Neglected Lessons in Building a Currency Zone out of Separate States

Andrea Schneider, GUG Gesellschaft für Unternehmensgeschichte. Innovation of sales? The emergence of the leasing business in Germany

2 E. Aspects of internationalization. Room A 156

Chair: Neil Forbes (
Discussant: Joost Jonker (

Shigehiro Nishimura, Kansai University. Networks of innovation: Reorganization of international patent management and the British electrical industry

Marten Boon and Ben Wubs, Erasmus University, Rotterdam. Hydrogenation and the Economic Geography of Foreign Direct Investment: the case of Royal Dutch Shell in Germany, 1926-1964

Patricio Sáiz and Rafael Castro. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Foreign Direct Investments and Intellectual Property Rights. International Intangible Assets in Spain circa 1820-1939


2 F. Cartels and innovation. Room B 139

Chair: Martin Shanahan (
Discussant: Susanna Fellman (

Pierre Eichenberger and Stéphanie Ginalski, University of Lausanne. Coordination as a condition for growth? Business Interest Associations and Interlocking Directorates in the Swiss Machine and Metallurgy Industry (1910s-1950s)

Pablo Del Hierro Lecea, University of Maastricht and Espen Storli, Norwegian Univ of Science and Technology. "Mercury rising": Spain, Italy and the US and the struggle for control over mercury, 1945-1954

Elina Kuorelahti, University of Helsinki. How and when to build a successful cartel? Swedish-Finnish timber export industry 1918-1921


2 G. Institutions, innovation and growth. Room B 159

Chair: Teresa da Silva Lopes (
Discussant: Valerio Cerretano (

Bernard Mees, RMIT University, Melbourne. Corporate governance and growth

Fabio Lavista, University of Bocconi. Institutions, Technology and Development. Italian SOEs from the 1950s to the 1990s, a case study

Rustem Nureev, National Research University, Moscow. Innovations Theory Development and Problems of Modern Russia Modernization

Mads Mordhorst, Copenhagen business school. Business, national narratives and path dependency - the cases ofdairy business in Demark and Sweden


Session 3, 23 August. 16.00 – 17.30

3 A. Structural change in the distributive trades in the long run: The impact of innovations and institutions I. Room B 115

Chair: Terrence Witkowski (
Discussant: Pernilla Jonsson (

Leigh Sparks and Neil Tyler, University of Stirling. Sanders Bros: Out of Time?

J. Carles Maixé-Altés, University of La Coruna and Rafael Castro Berlaguer, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. Structural Change in Distribution Markets in Peripheral Europe: Spanish Food Retailing from 1950 to 2010

Thierry Maillet, EHESS, Paris, and Ben Wubs, Erasmus University, Rotterdam. Building Competing Textile Fairs in Europe, 1970-2010: Première Vision (Lyon/Paris) vs. Interstoff (Frankfurt)


3 B. Markets, innovations, technology, and institutions: Long-term volution of the paper industry 1800-2010. Room B 153

Chair: Stig Tenold (
Discussant: Niklas Jensen-Eriksen (

Jari Ojala, University of Jyväskylä, Joonas Järvinen, Aalto University, Anders Melander, Jönköping International Business school, Hannes Toivanen, VTT-technical research Centre of Finland, Tomoko Hashino, Kobe University, Takafumi Kurosawa, Kyoto University and Mark Kuhlber, Laurentien University, Sudbury. Big players in paper and pulp industry: USA, Canada, Japan and Nordic countries

Olli Turunen, Timo Särkkä, University of Jyväskylä and Bram Bouwens, Utrecht University. Early entrants in paper and pulp industry: Germany, UK, Netherlands.

Miquel Gutiérrez-Poch, University of Barcelona and Mario Barbosa Lima-Toivanen, VTT-technical Research Centre of Finland. New entrants in paper and pulp industry: South-Europe and America

Mirva Peltoniemi, Aalto University and Juha-Antti Lamberg, Jyväskylä School of Business and Economics. Comparisons: what can be learned from the evolution of global paper and pulp industry?


3 C. History of international patenting II. Room A 144

Chair: Fredrik Tell (
Discussants: Alessandro Nuvolari ( and Patricio Saiz (

Björn L. Basberg, Norwegian School of Economics. Amateur or Professional? A new Look at 19th Century Patentees in Norway

Svante Lingärde, University of Lund. Patenting and Economic Growth in Sweden, 1885-1939

Ralf Banken, University of Cologne and Ray Stokes, University of Glasgow. The Role of Intellectual Property in the Construction of the Industral Gases Industry, 1886 to the present

Henrik Ericson and Mats Larsson, Uppsala University. The Military Industrial Complex and Patents of the Swedish Armament Industry - the case of Bofors


3 D. R & D in the medical/pharmaceutical industry. Room A 138

Chair: Stefan Schwarzkopf (
Discussant. Patrick Fridenson (

Margrit Müller, University of Zurich. The Internationalisation of R & D Activities of Swiss Chemical-Pharmaceutical Firms: Escaping the "national system of innovation" of a small country

Mar Cebrián and Santiago M. López, University of Salamanca. Does always the consumer profit from innovation? The American drug market in the 1950´s and early 1960´s and its lesson for current times.

Pierre-Yves Donzé, Kyoto University. R & D in a Science-Based Cluster: The Japanese Medical Instruments Industry (1880-1937)


3 E. Innovation in transportation I. Room A 156

Chair: James Quinn (
Discussant: Lars Heide (

Jan Ottosson, Uppsala University. New Technology, the role of the state and the innovation of air mail in civil aviation

Agueda Gil López and Elena San Roman, Complutense University, Madrid.Innovating in a hurry. Technological change, business response and innovation in express transport services

Carolyn Dougherty, University of York. The social consequences of innovation in freight transport technology in England, 1830-1855.


3 F. Financing and growth. Room B 139

Chair: Margarita Dritsas (
Discussant: Monika Poettinger (

Ilja Viktorov, Södertörn University. Informal Practices and Financial Intermediaries in the Russian Financial Market: 1990-2012

Mary Quek, University of Hertfordshire. Financing international hotel growth in the aftermath of the Second World War

Alberto Rinaldi, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and Michelangelo Vasta, University of Siena. From Hilferding to Hilferding? Finance-capital in Italian Capitalism, 1913-2010

Dominique Barjot, University of Paris-Sorbonne. Innovation and growth: The case of Alst(h)om (1928-2012)


3 G. Entrepreneurs and development. Room B 159

Chair: Fabio Lavista (
Discussant: Orzi Husz (

Alfred Reckendrees, Copenhagen Business School. Why did early industrial capitalists suggest minimum wages and social insurance?

Stéphanie Ginalski, Felix Buehlmann, Thomas David and André Mach, University of Lausanne. Swiss Business Elites in the first Half of the 20th century (1910-1957): from Cosmopolitan to National Elites

Ahmad Hussein, Umeå University. The role of trade-related authorities in spreading innovation: The Swedish comapny L.M Ericsson´s (LME) Telephone Projects in Lebanon in 1949-1975


Session 4, 24 August. 8.30 – 10.00

4 A. Structural change in the distributive trades in the long run: The impact of innovations and institutions II. Room B 115

Chair: Leigh Sparks (
Discussant: J Carles Maixe-Altés (

Jim Quinn, Trinity College, Dublin. The evolution of Irish Grocery Wholesaling 1946-2012. Linking Structure Evolution with Innovation. Entrepreneurship and Institutional Change

Bert Rosenblom, Drexel University. The Emergence and Evolution of Distributive Institutions: Theoretical Inferences from the Early Marketing Literature.

Fredrik Sandgren, Uppsala University.Towards another theory of structural change in the distributive trades: A Schönian approach


4 B. Banking problems and stock markets. Room B 153


4 C. Innovation, growth and competitivness: Regional dynamics of global industries. Room A 144

Chair: Ray Stokes (
Discussant: Matthias Kipping (

Takafumi Kurosawa, Kyoto University. Innovation, Growth and Competitiveness: Possibilities of Regional Perspective and Concepts of the Industry History

Jari Ojala, University of Jyväskylä. Evolution of Global Paper and Pulp Industry 1800-2000: Regional Sources for competitiveness

Takeo Kikkawa, Hitotsubashi University. Can the Japanese Petroleum Industry Make Innovation and Growth? Utilizing Competitive Advantage of East Asia Region

Arjan von Rooij, Radboud University, Nijmegen and Ernst Homburg, Maastricht University. Competition, Strategy and Geography: DSM and Ammonia, Solway and Soda Ash, 1970-2010


4 D. Internationalization and organization. Room A 138

Chair: Fredrik Tell (
Discussant: Pål Thonstad Sandvik (

Joep Schenk, Erasmus University, Rotterdam.Traders and the international iron ore supply. Mueller & Co, vs. the Ruhr Industry: a race for iron ore, 1880-1914

Kevin Tennent, University of York, Simon Mollan, University of Liverpool and Philip Garnett, Durham University.   Inter-firm networks as longitudinal determinants of Corporate change: evidence from the British overseas mining

Takeshi Abe, Osaka University. On the Roles of a Local Government for Innovation in the Regional Industrial Clusters of Prewar Japan: some cases in weaving industry


4 E. Internationalization and innovation. Room A 156

Chair: John Wilson (
Discussant: Keetie Sluyterman (

Tobias Cramer, University of Cologne. Internationalization joins innovation: Applying the Uppsala Internationalization Process Model to the German and Swiss Pharmaceutical Industry before 1939

Valerio Cerretano, University of Glasgow. Recessions, deflation and inward foreign direct investment: the case-study of the man-made fibers industry before the Second World War

Mark Casson, University of Reading and Teresa da Silva Lopes, University of York. Risk Management Strategies in International Business. A Historical Perspective

Volodymyr Kulikov, Karazin Kharkiv National University. Transfer of managerial models by foreign industrialists to South Russia in the late 19th- early 20th century)


4 F. Innovation in leisure. Room B 139

Chair: Gerarda Westerhuis (
Discussant: Alfred Reckendrees (

Elena San Román, Susana Blanco, Agueda Gil López and Mónica Pérez Jiménez, Complutense University, Madrid. Is Spain different? Innovation system in the long-term development of the tourism sector; The Iberostar case study

Margarita Dritsas, Hellenic Open University. Crisis and Innovation in tourism: State initiatives and private practices in the 19th and 20th c. Greece 

Yves Tesson, Freestanding. Technical and social innovations in the champange industry: the example of the Moêt &  & Chandon Champange House (1930-1970)

Peter Miskell, University of Reading and Marina Nicoli, Bocconi University. Euro-American interactions in business and Culture. the film distribution in Italy, c. 1957-1971


4 G. Innovations and large projects. Room B 159

Chair: Bram Bouwens (
Discussant: Nikolas Glover (

Etsuo Abe, Meiji University.Innovation in Japan after the 1990 Collapse of "the Bubble Economy": Can Japan Find a New Way to Innovate?

Dirk M. Koppenol, Erasmus University, Rotterdam. ´Megaprojekt Maasvlakte II: an offer you can´t refuse?`Path Creation and the Maasvlakte II expansion of the Port of Rotterdam (1993-2008)

Sunila Lobo, University of Reading. Learning across Megaprojects: Medieval Cathedrals to the Shard


Session 5, 24 August. 10.30 – 12.00

5 A. Co-operatives as organizational and institutional innovation. Room B 115

Chair: Youssef Cassis (
Discussant: John Wilson (

Jordi Planas, University of Barcelona. Incentives and constraints for early wine cooperatives: Catalonia, 1890-1936

Samuel Garrido, James I University, Castellón. Social capital, cooperation and state intervention. The case of Eastern Spain

Laurent Herment, EHESS, Paris. Cooperative structure and technical innovation in Morbihan at the beginning of the 20th century

Catherine Bregianni, Academy of Athens. Micro-regions, central agricultural policy and visual representations of agrarian change: Rural cooperatives and modernisation in the interwar Messinia (1926-1935).


5 B. Interpreting business history in emerging economies: The creation of Thai capitalism.
Room B 153

Chair: Julia S. Yongue (
Discussant: Andrea Colli (

Morten Pedersen, University of Southern Denmark. Like living on an island - Danish technology transfer and involvment in the creation of the Siam Cement Comapny.

Patnaree Srisuphaolarn, Thammasat University, Bangkok. The Influence of Japanese Management on the Organizational Strategy of Saha Group

Julia S. Yongue, Hosei University. Moving Up the Value Chain: Prospects for Upgrading the Thai Drug Industry using lessons from other Asian Latecomers


5 C. Financial innovation in modernising societies: How European banks reshaped their markets during the Golden Age and after. Room A 144

Chair: J. Carles Maixe-Altés (
Discussant: Michel Lescure (

Stuart Aveyard and Sean O´Connell, Queen´s University, Belfast. British political party responses to the evolving consumer credit market, 1970-92

Sabine Effosse, University of Paris Ouest. The Construction of the consumer credit market in France 1950 - 1960: a combination of credit Control and support for industry 

Orsi Husz, Uppsala University. From class identity to bank identity. Cheque account salaries and the problem of identification in Sweden, 1950s-1970s


5 D. Innovations in the textile industry. Room A 138


5 E. Innovation in transportation II. Room A 156

Chair: Jan Ottosson (
Discussant: Lena Andersson-Skog (

Klara Paardenkooper, Erasmus University, Rotterdam. The tale of two standrads. The American maritime container versus the European continental container 

Kevin Tennent, University of York. Management and Competitive Advantage in the public transport industry - York Corporation Tramways c. 1923-1934

Jari Ojala, University of Jyväskylä and Stig Tenhold, Norwegian School of Economics. Innovation in the maritime industries after 1800: A survey of the recent literature


5 F. Automotive industries and innovations. Room B 139

Chair:Tom Petersson (
Discussant: Ludovic Cailluet (

Valentina Fava, University of Helsinki and Ivan Tchalakov, University of Plovdiv. Chasing Corporate Entrepreneurship and Organizational Learning in Planned Economies: Bulgarian Electronics and Soviet Automotive Industry

Stefan Schwarzkopf, Copenhagen Business School. Consumer Research as Organizational Innovation and its Effects on New Product Development at the Ford Motor Company, 1948-1962

Giovanni Favero, Ca´Foscari University of Venice. The automobile unimagined: Technological scenarios on people’s mobility in Italian proto science fiction, 1861-1945

Eugene Choi, Ritsumeikan University. Managerial Innovations in the 19C and the 21C: A comparative study of East Asian Enterprises


Session 6, 24 August.15.30 – 17.00

6 A. Business in Europe and Asia in the 20th century: changing business systems and economic performance. Room B 115

Chair: Matthias Kipping (
Discussant: Jari Ojala (

Oral introduction by:Bram Bouwens

Jim Phillips, University of Glasgow, Shipbuilding in the UK in the Twentieth Century: international developments and comparisons

Keetie Sluyterman, Utrecht University. The rise of Asian countries as important producers of beer

Gerarda Westerhuis, Utrecht University, Toru Imajo, Hannan University and Friederike Sattler, Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Banking in Europe and Asia during the 20th century; the relation between banks, business and economic growth

Shigiro Nishimura. East Asia in the Global Market; and Analysis of the Electrical Equipmen t Industrias. 


6 B. Liner shipping cartels in long term perspective. Room B 153

Chair: Gelina Harlaftis (
Discussant: Harm Schröter (

Andreas Nybø, University of Oslo. Competitions policies and liner conferences, from the 19th to the 21st century

René Taudal Poulsen, Copenhagen business school and Andreas Nybø, University of Oslo. The evolution of shipping conferences and liver shipping, 1870-2008

Per Kristian Sebak, Bergen Maritime Museum. The transatlantic passenger conferences, 1850s-1940


6 C. Entrepreneuril migrations and industrialisation: a European perspective. Room A 144

Chair/discussant: Franco Amatori (

Margrit Schulte Beerbuehl, Heinrich Heine University. Secret Trading Networks during the Napoleonic Wars

Monika Poettinger, Bocconi University. Incentives, Investment Decisions and the Diffusion of Innovation through Entrepreneurial Migrations: German Merchant Networks in the 19th Century

Silvia A Conca Messina, University of Milan. Entrepreneurs and innovation in Lombardy (1796-1859)

Ezio Ritrovato, University of Bari. Foreign Entrepreneurs and the Industrialisation of Apulia in the Nineteenth Century

6 D. Financing, banking and trade. Room A 138

Chair: Anders Ögren (
Discussant: Alexander Engel ( and Håkan Lindgren (

Joost Jonker, University of Amsterdam. Wedged between the market and the world: The Amsterdam Haute Banque, 1650s-1914

Christopher Colvin, Queen's University, Belfast, Abe de Jong and Philip T Fliers, Erasmus University, Rotterdam. Predicting the Past: Understanding the Causes of Bank Distress in the Netherlands in the 1920s

Magnus Andersson, University of Gothenburg. Bills of Exchange as a Financial Innovation for expanded Trade


6 E. Innovation in production and market. Room A 156


6 F. Entrepreneurship and regional development. Room B 139

Chair: Björn L. Basberg (
Discussant: Ann-Kristin Bergquist (

Patnaree Srisuphaolarn, Thammasat University, Bangkok. The making of the king of consumer product in Thailand: how entrepreneur in the early industrialization period innovate his business

Gadilya Kornoukhova, People´s Friendship University of Russia. Did Islam Impede or Conduce the Development of Muslim Entrepreneurship in the Russian Empire in late 19th - early 20th Centuries?

Orly Meron, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan. Innovations, Ethnic Ownership and Industrial Growth: Jewish Entrepreneurship in Greece during the 1930s