Second Annual Conference of AAHANZBS

16th Dec 2010  09:00 am - The Women's College, University of Sydney

16-17 December 2010
Conference Organiser - Greg Patmore
Keynote Speaker - Professor Geoffrey G. Jones (Harvard University)

The second annual conference of AAHANZBS will provide an opportunity for researchers to present papers across the wide range of interests covered by the Association. We are interested in focussing on three themes:

  1. The role of historical research in developing theoretical perspectives in business and management;
  2. How historical research aids our understanding of contemporary issues in business and management; and
  3. Teaching history in business and management schools.

For membership details of AAHANZBS, which is currently free, please contact the conference organiser.

The symposium is organised by the Business and Labour History Group, the University of Sydney on behalf AAHANZBS and we acknowledge the financial support of the University of Sydney Business School.

All enquiries regarding the conference, should be addressed to the conference organiser at

Geoffrey Jones

Geoffrey Jones is the Isidor Straus Professor of Business History and Director of Research at the Harvard Business School. He holds degrees of BA, MA and PhD from Cambridge University, UK, and an honorary Doctorate in Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School. He taught previously at the London School of Economics, and Cambridge and Reading Universities in the UK, and has held Visiting Professorships at Gakushuin University, Tokyo, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, and Universidad de los Andes, Bogota. He was recently elected a Fellow of the Academy of International Business. Professor Jones has written extensively on the history of global business, and his recent books include Multinationals and Global Capitalism (2005), Renewing Unilever (2005) and Beauty Imagined: A History of the Global Beauty Industry (2010). He is also co-editor of the journal Business History Review.