Business History Studies Network Bulletin No. 18 – September 2014
The Business History Studies Network (REDHE, by its acronym in Spanish) is pleased to be publishing this eighteenth issue of its virtual bulletin. Debates brings a comment on the economics book that took the world by storm at the beginning of this year. Lavih Abraham review of ‘Capital in the Twenty First Century’ by Thomas Piketty, presents a future research agenda in political economy, which can include some of the discussions raised by Piketty. Three books are reviewed in this number. Javier Vidal comments on a compilation of country case studies on business groups and family firms in Latin America (Martin Monsalve, ed., 2014). María Inés Barbero deals with a book on the life of Cesare Civita, an Italian publisher that arrived in the late 1930s in Argentina (Eugenia Scarzanella, 2013). Daniel Moyano presents a recent state-of-the-art on the Colombian business history literature by Carlos Dávila, Joaquin Viloria and Jorge Elias Caro (2013).
Also in this issue, the section Call for papers and sessions shows a list of the events in 2015. The bulletin announces the new issue of the History, Business and Entrepreneurship Newsletter. In Resources, there is an invitation to browse the site of the Harvard initiative on creating emerging markets, the network of biographical studies in Latin America and European Historical Economic Society blog. The section on Doctoral and Master Theses, presents the summary of a doctoral thesis in history recently submitted by Grisele Lemiez on labour relations in the cemment industry (IEHS-FCH-UNCPBA, “Relaciones laborales paternalistas, identidad y clase obrera en la industria del cemento, Olavarría, 1940-1970”). A summary of two master dissertations is also presented. First, a dissertation in history by Elena Salerno on the railway’s technocracy between 1909 and 1948 in Argentina (Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, “El Estado empresario antes del Estado empresario: La burocracia técnica en los Ferrocarricales del Estado, 1909-148”). Second, a master dissertation in economic sociology on the internationalisation of the economic elites by Alejandro Dulitzky (Instituto de Altos Estudios Sociales, Universidad Nacional e General San Martín, “Extranjerización económica, ¿internacionalización de las elites? Empresas transnacionales, elite empresarial e internacionalización de las carreras directivas en la Argentina del último cuarto del siglo XX”). To close this bulletin, the section on archives for business history the SITRAC archive which contains the files of the Concord Union.