History in Australian and New Zealand Business Schools

The First AAHANZBS Conference

Women’s College, The University of Sydney, 14-15 December 2009




Programme Day 1, 14 December 2009

8.30-9.00 Registration/Welcome Coffee
9.00-9.15 Welcome – Greg Patmore
9.15-10.00 Keynote Speaker – Sanford Jacoby (UCLA)
10.00-10.30 Morning Tea
10.30 -12.30 Session 1
Nikola Balnave (The University of Western Sydney) and Greg Patmore (The University of Sydney), ‘Competition in Retailing: Lessons from the History of Rochdale Consumer Co-operatives in Australia’
Linda Colley (University of Queensland), ‘The Whole Truth: How History can Inform Our Understanding of Ageing Workforces’
Lucy Taksa (Macquarie University) and Dimitria Groutsis (The University of Sydney), ‘Using Historical Perspective to Enhance Understanding of the Relationship between Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Diversity Management’
Michael Quinlan (The University of NSW), ‘We’ve Been Down this Road Before: Evidence on the Health Consequences of Precarious Employment in Industrial Societies 1840-1920’
12.30-1.30 Lunch
1.30-3.30 Session 2
Nigel Bairstow (University of Technology, Sydney) and Louise Young (The University of Western Sydney), ‘Exploring Channel Evolution with History’
Lis Kirkby (The University of Sydney), ‘Should Banking be Left to the Bankers? A Comparison of the Great Depression and the Great Financial Crisis’
Andrew Moore (The University of Western Sydney) and John Shields (The University of Sydney), ‘Collective Biography and Labour History: The Case of The Biographical Register of the Australian Labour Movement, 1788-1975
Ann-Marie Thompson (Auckland University of Technology), ‘The Concept of Socipe in Societal Planning: An Historical Approach’
3.30-4.00 Afternoon Tea
4.00-5.30 Inaugural General Meeting of the Association




Programme Day 2, 15 December 2009

 9.00-10.00 PhD Workshop
10.00-10.30 Morning Tea
10.30-12.30 Session 3
Cary Di Lernia (The University of Sydney), ‘The Deep Veins of the Sons of Gwalia Litigation’
Graeme Dean and Frank Clarke (The University of Sydney), ‘When History is Ignored: Business Black Swans and the Use and Abuse of a Notion’
Michael Paton (The University of Sydney), ‘Can Historical Research into Fengshui Tell Us Anything about Business in China?’
Jörg Sydow (Free University of Berlin/The University of NSW) & Georg Schreyögg (Free University of Berlin), ‘Organisational Paths: How History Matters in a Publishing Organisation’
12.30-1.30 Lunch
1.30-3.00 Session 4
Claudine Moutou (The University of Sydney), ‘Car Parking Matters to Small Retailers: An Historical Case Study of Three Town Centres in Marrickville’
Corinne Mulley (The University of Sydney), ‘Passenger Transport in the UK 1920-50: The Drive for ‘Co-ordination’ of Transport Modes’
Quintin Rares (The University of Sydney), ‘The History of the US Automobile Industry: A Psychological Inquiry’
3.30-4.00 Afternoon Tea
4.00-5.30 Session 5/Closure
Bernard Mees and Miranda Walker (RMIT), ‘The Use and Abuse of Business History’
Philip Colquhoun (Victoria University of Wellington), ‘Business History as Capstone Courses’
Christopher Wright (The University of Sydney), ‘The Benefits (and Limitations) of Business History to the Study of Management and Organisations: The Example of the Global Diffusion of Management Knowledge’