11th NeuroPsychoEconomics Conference 2015 - THE NEXT 10 YEARS

The NeuroPsychoEconomics Conference is the official annual event of the Association of NeuroPsychoEconomics and held in Copenhagen this summer. This 2015 conference "The Next 10 Years" will explore trends in neuromarketing, neuroeconomics, neurofinance and related disciplines to touch upon what the future of neuroscience and business will bring.

CBS Initiative ‘Re-thinking History': Mick Rowlinson (Queen Mary University of London) History and Organizations studies: Toward a creative synthesis

I will assess the prospects for deepening the dialogue between organization studies and history. Leading organization theorists from the dominant perspectives of new institutionalism and evolutionary theory, along with critical and interpretive studies, have identified exemplars of historical research. These exemplars illustrate the distinction between research that uses history to illustrate or advance theory, and research that draws on theory to contribute to historiography. There is a convergence of organization studies with history in relation to the topics of memory and historical responsibility. There are also methodological convergences, in relation to narrative interpretation and analysis, as well as the common interest in techniques such as topic modeling. History, no less than organization studies, is a diverse field, and the fields of business history and management history differ in their receptiveness to organization theory, and both remain relatively insulated from wider theoretical debates in history. Finally, the history of management theory itself needs be considered in the historical context of the rise of business schools.

CBS Initiative ‘Re-thinking History': Ludovic Cailluet (Toulouse). Entrepreneurship as organization-creation: who cares for your skin?

Entrepreneurship as organization-creation: who cares for your skin? The emergence of skin and haircare in France in the 20th century The paper aims to understand the way diverse constituents participate in the emergence of a new industry or market category. It is based on a historical empirical analysis of a central industry in the globalisation wave of the 20th and 21st centuries (Jones, 2010). It looks at the selective distribution of skin and hair care products in France in the 20th century. This novelty involved a discussion between customers, products, competing distributors, regulators and prescribers. The paper uses a multi-­‐level analysis (macro-­meso-micro) to understand the emergence of a new category skin and hair-care products.

Welcome to Prof. Stephanie Decker

Stephanie Decker is visiting from April 20 to May 5. Stephanie is Prof in the Economics and Strategy Group at Aston Business School in Birmingham. She is pursuing her research on qualitative approaches to international business & strategy.

A warm welcome to Prof. Ludovic Cailluet

Ludovic Cailluet, professor of strategy at University of Littoral and research fellow at Toulouse University CNRS management research center (CRM-CNRS) is a visiting scholar at the Business History Group in April and May 2015. During his stay, he will be working on entrepreneurship in the cosmetics industry. https://www.linkedin.com/in/cailluet

Welcome to Prof. Michael Rowlinson

A warm welcome to Guest Professor Mick Rowlinson, Prof. Organization Studies, from Queen Mary University of London has joined our research group for three months (April 5 - June 26, 2015). He is collaborating with the Center in the fields of the "use of history" and historical approaches to entrepreneurship.

Business History Seminar: Mario Daniels (German Historical Institute, Washington) Economic and Industrial Espionage in Germany, the U.S. and Great Britain 1880-1990

The project discusses the importance of economic espionage for corporations and their countermeasures to protect themselves against illegal knowledge transfer. Since the late 19th century, a technological "lead" has increasingly been regarded as one of the factors responsible for an uneven distribution of market and political opportunities of states in a global competition. Governments and corporations therefore cooperated closely in the area of a "knowledge policy," which included espionage by national intelligence agencies in favor of the national economy as well as concerted safety precautions by state and corporations against industrial espionage.