Calls for Papers

Details of current calls for papers relevant to the MHRG.

CfP Business History – Government-Business-Relations

Business and economic historians have undertaken a number of significant works on varieties of capitalism in the form of empirical transnational firm and sectoral case studies (Chandler 1990; McCraw, 1997; Musacchio and Lazzarini, 2015; Cassis, 2002; Fellman et al, 2008; Sluyterman, 2014). A special issue in Business History Review in 2010 sought to bring a number of prominent business historians together to offer their thoughts on how business history can contribute to the varieties of capitalism literature which has been described as “ahistorical, at least in its original formulation” (Friedman and Jones, 2010). This call for papers seeks to extend and complement the work produced in that issue to consider how varieties of capitalism evolve in relation to government business relations, building on and extending recent work by Thomas and Westerhuis on networks of firm governance and national economic models (2014), by elucidating how business-government relations affect the development and promulgation of different types of varieties of capitalism.

The SI editors welcome innovative submissions that combine empirical studies with conceptual literature both on business-government relations and national economic models (including different conceptualisations of national and regional economies). Submissions may adopt a local, regional, and/or national, foci. Whilst we welcome submissions focusing on any country, we particularly encourage those covering relatively under-researched regional models of capitalism (such as Eastern European, African and Latin American areas).

Abstracts of articles of up to 1,000 words should be submitted by 30 April 2018 via ScholarOne, using the drop down to select submission to the Special Issue on Business-government relations and national economic models: How do varieties of capitalism emerge and develop over time?