Academic Association of Historians in Australian and New Zealand Business Schools (AAHANZBS)

The Academic Association of Historians in Australian and New Zealand Business Schools (AAHANZBS) was launched in 2009 with the support of the Business and Labour History Group, and the University of Sydney Business School. It aims to bring business historians, labour historians, economic historians, accounting historians, mining historians, transport historians and other historians in business and management schools in Australia and New Zealand together in one umbrella organisation to promote historical research and teaching. Each year there has been an annual conference with sessions on research and teaching, and a postgraduate forum. The organisation will also lobby governments for greater recognition in government research grants and in journal rankings.

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8th AAHANZBS Conference

“Alternative Business Histories”

3-4 November, 2016

Macquarie University, Australia

The Department of Marketing and Management, Macquarie University, is hosting the 8th Annual Conference of AAHANZBS on 3-4 November 2016. Presenters will explore a range of topics related to the conference theme of “Alternative Business Histories” including alternative business models, fresh and novel methodological approaches, cross-disciplinary studies and new directions for research. The Plenary Speaker is Cheryl S. McWatters, Father Edgar Thivierge Chair in Business History and Professor of Accounting, University of Ottawa.

The second day of the conference will incorporate a symposium on “Co-operatives, Mutuals and Labour” sponsored by the Business and Labour History Group, The University of Sydney. If you wish attend this event and not the whole conference you can register for Friday only on the conference website.

Full details for the conference can be found at the AAHANZBS Conference website.