Economic and Business Historical Society

Annual Conference

Hyatt on Capitol Square

Columbus, Ohio

April 14-16, 2011

 

Preliminary Conference Program [3.24.2011]

 

 

Registration and exhibits will be located in the foyer outside the Legislative Room.

 

About the panel numbers: Each panel has three identifiers:

·         session number (1-11), denoting the time slot

·         panel (A, B, or C) within the session

·         number of papers in the panel (2 or 3 except for the two roundtables)

 

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 14

 

 

Session 1: 8:30 - 10:00 A.M.

 

 

Panel 1A2

Room: Legislative A

 

Top Down or Bottom Up: Asian Development and Entrepreneurship

Chair: Luis Dopico, Macrometrix

 

Afghanistan from Within: A Look at Afghanistan’s Development Through Its Provinces

Wesley Oliphant, Department of Economics, University of California at Irvine

 

Origins of the Indian IT Sector: Multinationals, Diaspora, and Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy, 1960s-1990s

R. Daniel Wadwhani, Eberhardt School of Business, University of the Pacific

 

 

Panel 1B2

Room: Legislative B

 

House of Cards: Booms, Credit, and Debt

Chair: Mark Billings, Nottingham University Business School, UK

 

Credit: From Accelerator to Primary Means of Purchase

Kristen E. Broady, School of Business and Economics, Benedict College

 

The Housing Boom of the 1970s in California

Lynne Pierson Doti, Department of Economics, Chapman University

 

 

Session 2: 10:15 - 11:45 A.M.

 

Panel 2A3

Room: Legislative A

 

Britain in War and Peace

Chair: Wade Shilts, Department of Economics and Business, Luther College

 

A Historical Look at Application of Management Science on Warfare: The Case of the Battle of Trafalgar

Fatollah Salimian, Information and Decision Sciences Department, Salisbury University

Jerome J. DeRidder, Accounting and Legal Studies Department, Salisbury University

 

Democracy Disadvantaged? Rearmament and Industrial Reorganisation in Britain in the 1930s

Neil Forbes. Department of International Studies and Social Science, Coventry University, UK

 

“It Would Be Embarrassing From an Administrative Standpoint If Their Services Were Retained After the War, as They Could Not Be Fully Interchangeable With Men”: The “Indispensible” Position of Women Post Office Workers in Britain, 1939-1950

Mark Crowley, Wuhan University, China

 

 

Panel 2B3

Room: Legislative B

 

Oil on Troubled Waters: Energy, Business, and the Economy

Chair: Laurence Malone, Department of Economics, Hartwick College

 

Rocky Seas: The Dynamics of the Transition From Whale Oil to Petroleum

Brooks Kaiser, Department of Economics, Gettysburg College

 

Seeing the Industry Through a Glass Darkly: The Self Destruction of British Shipbuilding, 1960-1980

Duncan Philip Connors, Winton Centre for Financial History, Newnham College, Cambridge University, UK

 

Self-Sufficient Energy Policy and International Monetary Relations: The US and the West European Countries’ Search for Alternatives to Oil Between the Downfall of Bretton Woods and the New Floating Regime

Simone Selva, Harvard University

 

 

11:45 A.M. - 12:45 P.M.

Lunch Break              

 

 

Session 3: 12:45 - 2:15 P.M.

 

 

Panel 3A3

Room: Legislative A

 

20th Century Banks: Episodes and Developments in the USA, Britain, and Portugal

Chair: Eline Poelmans, Faculty of Economics and Management, Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel and Faculty of Business and Economics, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

 

Portuguese Banking During World War II (1939-1945)

Luciano Amaral, Faculty of Economics, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

 

Contested and Contestable Markets in British Retail Banking, 1945-70

Mark Billings, Nottingham University Business School, UK

 

Credit Union Conversions Into Banks

Luis Dopico, Macrometrix (presenting)

Stephanie Crofton, Department of Economics, High Point University (first author)

James A. Wilcox, Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley

 

 

Panel 3B3

Room: Legislative B

 

Between the Wars

Chair: Neil Forbes, Department of International Studies and Social Science, Coventry University, UK

 

Diagnoses and Therapies of Hungarian Economists After WWI

Virag Rab, Department of Modern History, University of Pécs, Hungary

 

Was the Therapy of Brussels Efficient?

Marianna Gergely, Department of History, University of Pécs, Hungary

 

Pro Bono Publico? Demand for Military Spending Between the World Wars

Jari Eloranta, Department of History, Appalachian State University

 

 

Session 4: 2:25 - 3:25 P.M.

 

 

Panel 4A2

Room: Legislative A

 

Military Industrialists

Chair: Mark Crowley, Department of History, Wuhan University, China

 

A Profile of Simeon North: America's First Federal Arms Contractor

Steven Stovall, Business Administration and Economics Program, Wilmington College

 

A Pragmatic Nationalist: The Problem of Ernst Heinkel

Robert Rennie, Department of History, Appalachian State University

 

 

Panel 4B2: Spirit of '76: Adam Smith and Ben Franklin

Room: Legislative B

 

Chair: Michael Landry, Department of Business Administration, Northeastern State University

 

Adam Smith’s History: Artifacts and Analytic

Laurence Malone, Department of Economics, Hartwick College

 

Ben Franklin: A Pioneering Social Entrepreneur? A Historical Analysis

Abhijit Roy, Arthur J. Kania School of Management, University of Scranton

 

 

Session 5: 3:35 - 4:35 P.M.

 

Panel 5A

Room: Legislative A

 

Roundtable on Research, With Refreshments

Chair: Jari Eloranta, Department of History, Appalachian State University

 

 

Panel 5B

Room: Legislative B

 

Roundtable on Teaching, With Refreshments

Chair: Wade Shilts, Department of Economics and Business, Luther College

 

 

4:35 - 5:45 P.M.

Room: House

Board of Trustees Meeting

 

                                                                                               

5:45 - 7:00 P.M.

Room: Executive

Reception                                                                               

 

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 15

 

 

Session 6: 8:30 - 10:00 A.M.

 

 

Panel 6A3

Room: Legislative A

 

African Economic and Political Development

Chair: Daniel C. Giedeman, Department of Economics, Grand Valley State University

 

Schemes to Develop French Africa: The Transsaharan Railway

John Perry, Department of History, The Ohio State University

 

Constitutions, Private Property, and Economic Growth in Africa: Decolonization Processes and Post-Colonial Reforms Matter

Dongwoo Yoo, Department of Economics, The Ohio State University

 

Media Freedom and Political (In) Stability in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA): A Panel Data Study

Stephen E. Armah, Department of Business Administration, Ashesi University, Ghana

Lloyd Amoah, Public Policy, Department of Arts and Science, Ashesi University, Ghana

 

 

Panel 6B3

Room: Legislative B

 

Big Business Histories

Chair: Janice Traflet, School of Management, Bucknell University    

 

ERMA: Automating Check Processing or a New Business Spatial Strategy for Bank of America, 1955-1966

Olga Pantelidou, School of Architectural Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

 

The Party's Own Advertising Company: The Business History of Förenade ARE-Bolagen 1947-1997

Erik Lakomaa, Department of Marketing and Strategy, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden

 

A Brief History of Dillard's, Inc.: A Modern Department Store In a Declining Industry

Mark L. Gardner, Department of Economics, Piedmont College

 

 

Panel 6C3

Room: Senate

 

Banking and Financial Panics

Chair: Lynne Pierson Doti, Department of Economics, Chapman University

 

Banking and Financial Crises in United States History: What Guidance Can History Offer Policymakers?

Ellis Tallman, Department of Economics, Oberlin College

 

German Economists and the American Panic of 1893

Gregory R. Zieren, Department of History and Philosophy, Austin Peay State University

 

The Case of Bank Micaelense and the Panic of 1935

Fernando Lopes, Department of Economics and Management, Universidade dos Açores, Portugal

 

 

Session 7: 10:15 - 11:45

 

 

Panel 7A3

Room: Legislative A

 

Business Adventures and Misadventures in Africa

Chair: Duncan Connors, Winton Centre for Financial History, Newnham College, Cambridge University, UK

 

Blood Stains on the Niger: An Analysis of the Conduct of Trading Business Activities of the Royal Niger Company in the Niger Area Between 1884 and 1900

Olusoji James George, School of Management, Bradford University, UK

Olusanmi C. Amujo, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations

Nelarine Cornelius, School of Management, Bradford University, UK

 

A History of Lloyd’s in South Africa

Agata Bartylak, School of Economic and Business Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

 

An Empirical Investigation of the Costs and Benefits from Moving Up the Supply Chain: The Case of Ghana Cocoa

Stephen E. Armah, Department of Business Administration, Ashesi University, Ghana

Adwoa Pinnmang-Tutu, Department of Business Administration, Ashesi University, Ghana

 

 

Panel 7B3

Room: Legislative B

 

Ancient and Medieval Economic History

Chair: Olli Turunen, Department of History and Ethnology, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

 

The Denomination of Interest Rates in Ancient Athens

P.V. Viswanath, Department of Finance and Economics, Pace University

 

The Calculus of Conquests: The Decline and Fall of the Returns to Roman Expansion

Gary M. Pecquet, Department of Economics, Central Michigan University

Morris Coats, Department of Finance and Economics, Nicholls State University

 

For the Whole Year: Methods and Issues Concerning the Portuguese Budgetary Problems in the Late Middle Ages

Rodrigo da Costa Dominguez, Department of History, University of Porto and Universidad de Valladoli

 

 

Panel 7C3

Room: Senate

 

The Cheatin' Kind: Collusion and Copying in Industry

Chair: Fatollah Salimian, Information and Decision Sciences Department, Salisbury University

 

Strategic Plagiarism in the Canadian Cast Iron Industry in the Early 20th Century

Lisa Baillargeon, Department of Accounting, Université du Québec en Outaouai, Canada

Patrice Gélinas, Department of Accounting, York University, Canada

 

Did the NRA Foster Collusion? Evidence from the Macaroni Industry

Nicolas Ziebarth, Department of Economics, Northwestern University

Chris Wickers, Department of Economics, Northwestern University

 

The Schuman Plan Declaration of 9th May 1950: A Concealed and Huge Cartel – Was  It Perceived That Way?

Eline Poelmans, Faculty of Economics and Management, Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel and Faculty of Business and Economics, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

 

 

11:45 A.M. - 1:20 P.M.

Lunch Break                          

 

 

1:20 - 4:30 P.M.

Ohio Historical Society Tour

 

 

4:45 - 6:00 P.M.

Room: House

Membership Meeting                                                

 

 

6:30 - 9:00 P.M.

Room: Congressional

Banquet and Keynote

 

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 16

 

 

Session 8: 8:30 - 9:30 A.M.

 

 

Panel 8A2

Room: Legislative A

 

Shut Out: Exclusion in the Baseball Business, and Its Effects

Chair: Scott Martin, Department of History, Wayne State University

 

The National Negro Business League

Michael Boston, Department of History, State University of New York at Brockport

 

Going, Going, Almost Gone: The Impact of the Embargo Against Cuba on Major League Baseball

Don Buerk, Department of History, Defiance College

 

 

Panel 8B2

Room: Legislative B

 

A Buckeye View: Labor and Capital Markets, as Seen From Ohio

Chair: Brooks Kaiser, Department of Economics, Gettysburg College

 

We've Been Here Before: Leverage, Speculation, and the Ohio Banking Disturbance of 1854

Patrick Van Horn, Department of Economics, The New College of Florida

 

A Study of the Wage Dispersion Across Sixty Years of Structural Change: 1877 to 1937

Marina Adshade, Department of Economics, Dalhousie University, Canada

 

 

Panel 8C2

Room: Senate

 

American Originals: La Guardia and Nixon

Chair: Thomas R. Winpenny, Department of History, Elizabethtown College

 

Good Government Insurgent: The Life of Fiorello H. La Guardia

Daniel S. Marrone, Department of Business Management, State University of New York at Farmingdale

 

Shock Treatment Was Needed, and That’s What We Got: American Business Reactions to Nixon's Wage and Price Controls

John Moore, Finance and Economics Department, Walsh College

 

 

Session 9: 9:40 - 10:40 A.M.

 

 

Panel 9A2

Room: Legislative A

 

Like a Ball Game on a Rainy Day: Baseball in Hard Times

Chair: Erik Benson, History and Social Science Division, Cornerstone University

 

Making Money in a Losing Cause: Harry Sinclair and the Newark Pepper of the Federal League

Michael V. Kennedy, Department of History, High Point University

 

Wages in Times of Crisis: Employing a Regime Switching Model to the Major League Baseball Labor Market

Michael Haupert, Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin at La Crosse

James Murray, Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin at La Crosse

 

 

Panel 9B2

Room: Legislative B

 

Banking and Economic Development in the 19th Century

Chair: Jerome DeRidder, Accounting and Legal Studies Department, Salisbury University

 

The Evolution of U.S. Banknote Redemption Networks, 1860-1874

Scott Redenius, Department of Economics, Brandeis University

 

Steam Engines of Credit: The Role of Banks in Switzerland’s Economic Development, 1850-1913

Daniel C. Giedeman, Department of Economics, Grand Valley State University

 

 

Panel 9C2

Room: Senate

 

Human Capital Accumulation in Comparative Perspective

Chair: Lisa Baillargeon, Department of Accounting, Université du Québec en Outaouai, Canada

 

Irregular Attendance and the Gender Literacy Gap of 1870

William Troost, Department of Economics, University of Southern California

 

Education and Return on Human Capital Investment in Japan and Finland, 1950–2010

Olli Turunen, Department of History and Ethnology, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Yasushi Tanaka, Faculty of Economics, Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan

 

 

Session 10: 10:50 - 11:50 A.M.

 

 

Panel 10A2

Room: Legislative A

 

The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat: Lottery Winners and an Olympic Also-Ran

Chair: Don Buerk, Department of History, Defiance College

 

The Olympics? What Olympics? Detroit’s Bid for the 1968 Olympic Games

Scott Martin, Department of History, Wayne State University

 

Windfalls to the Financially Challenged: What a Nasty and Dastardly Development

Thomas R. Winpenny, Department of History, Elizabethtown College

 

 

Panel 10B2

Room: Legislative B

 

Stock Markets in Historical Context: The USA and Portugal

Chair: Rodrigo da Costa Dominguez, Department of History, University of Porto and Universidad de Valladoli

 

The Juridical Model of the Lisbon Exchange in the Historical Context

Maria Eugenia Mata, Faculty of Economics,  Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

José Rodrigues da Costa, Faculty of Economics,  Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

David Justino, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

 

Democratizing the Stock Market: Charles Merrill Reevaluated

Janice Traflet, School of Management, Bucknell University

 

 

Panel 10C2

Room: Senate

 

Show Stoppers? Censorship and Regulation in Film and TV

Chair: Ranjit Dighe, Department of Economics, State University of New York at Oswego

 

Censorship as a Business Proposition: The American Film Industry From Mutual to Miracle, 1915-1952

Clayton Koppes, Department of History, Oberlin College

 

Nielsen and the Networks: Scientific Capitalism, Broadcasters and Congress, 1956-1959

Shawn Selby, Department of History, Kent State University at Stark

 

 

Noon - 1:00 P.M.: Session 11

 

 

Panel 11A2

Room: Legislative A

 

God and Mammon: Religious Capitalists and Workers

Chair: John S. Lyons, Department of Economics, Miami University of Ohio

 

Religion and Chocolate: The Pious Quaker Cadbury Family and the Renegade Mennonite Hershey

George Lehman, Division of Business Studies, Bluffton University

 

“It's Easy to Write a Paper, It's Not So Easy to Live”: North American Religious Institutions and Their Mennonite Employees

Janis Thiessen, Department of History, University of Winnipeg, Canada

 

 

Panel 11B2

Room: Legislative B

 

The Violent Bear It Away: War and Transportation

Chair: Douglas Karsner, Department of History, Bloomsburg University

 

The Price of Empire: Britain and Transportation during the Seven Years War

Jeremy Land, Department of History, Appalachian State University

 

Commerce in the Late Unpleasantness: Business Aspects of Civil War Railroads
Michael Landry, Department of Business Administration, Northeastern State University
Richard Stone, Management - Marketing Department, Shippensburg University

 

Panel 11C2

Room: Senate

 

Coming to America: Immigration as Seen at the South and the Frontier

Chair: Fred Gates, Department of History, Southwestern Oklahoma State University

 

Coming to America: Exploring Early Twentieth Century Migration to the United States through Southern Points of Entry

Edward Kosack, Department of Economics, University of Colorado at Boulder

Zachary Ward, Department of Economics, University of Colorado at Boulder

 

The Effect of Immigration Quotas on Immigrant Skill Composition: Evidence from the Frontier

Catherine Massey, Department of Economics, University of Colorado at Boulder

 

 

 

E-Mail Addresses

 

Marina Adshade                        marina.adshade@dal.ca

Luciano Amaral                         lamaral@fe.unl.pt

Stephen Armah                         searmah@ashesi.edu.gh

Lisa.Baillargeon                         lisa.baillargeon@uqo.ca

Agata Bartylak                           agata.bartylak@wits.ac.za

Erik Benson                              erik.benson@cornerstone.edu

Mark Billings                             mark.billings@nottingham.ac.uk

Michael Boston                         mboston@brockport.edu

Kristen E. Broady                      kristen.e.broady@gmail.com

Don Buerk                                 dbuerk@defiance.edu   

Duncan Philip Connors              duncanconnors@hotmail.com

Mark Crowley                            crowleymarkj@yahoo.com

Jerome J. DeRidder                  jjderidder@salisbury.edu

Ranjit Dighe                              ranjit.dighe@oswego.edu

Rodrigo da Costa Dominguez    rcdominguez@uol.com.br

Luis G. Dopico                          lgdopico@mindspring.com

Lynne Pierson Doti                    ldoti@chapman.edu

Jari Eloranta                              elorantaj@appstate.edu

Neil Forbes                               lsx143@coventry.ac.uk

Mark L. Gardner                         mgardner@piedmont.edu

Fred Gates                                fred.gates@swosu.edu

Patrice Gélinas                          gelinas@yorku.ca

Olusoji James George               eniolasojigeorge2@yahoo.com

Marianna Gergely                      gergely.mari@gmail.com

Daniel C. Giedeman                   giedemad@gvsu.edu

Michael Haupert                        haupert.mich@uwlax.edu

Brooks Kaiser                           bkaiser@gettysburg.edu

Douglas Karsner                       dkarsner@bloomu.edu

Michael V. Kennedy                   mkennedy@highpoint.edu

Clayton Koppes                        clayton.koppes@oberlin.edu

Edward Kosack                         edward.kosack@colorado.edu

Erik Lakomaa                            erik.lakomaa@hhs.se

Jeremy Land                             jl73318@appstate.edu

Michael Landry                          landry@nsuok.edu

George Lehman                         lehmang@bluffton.edu,

Fernando Lopes                        flopes@uac.pt

Laurence Malone                       malonel@hartwick.edu

Daniel S. Marrone                      marronds@farmingdale.edu

Scott Martin                              msmartinhst@yahoo.com

Catherine Massey                      catherine.massey@colorado.edu

Maria Eugenia Mata                   memata@fe.unl.pt

John Moore                              jmoore1@walshcollege.edu

Wesley Oliphant                        woliphan@uci.edu

Olga Pantelidou                        olga.pantelidou@gmail.com

Gary M. Pecquet                       gpecquet@aol.com

John Perry                                perry.1839@buckeyemail.osu.edu

Eline Poelmans                         eline.poelmans@econ.kuleuven.be

Virag Rab                                 virag.rab@gmail.com

Scott Redenius                         scott.redenius@gmail.com

Robert Rennie                           rennierw@appstate.edu

Abhijit Roy                                roya2@scranton.edu

Fatollah Salimian                       fxsalimian@salisbury.edu

Shawn Selby                             sselby@kent.edu

Simone Selva                            simoneselva01@fas.harvard.edu

Wade Shilts                              wade@thelisteningphd.com

Steven Stovall                           steven_stovall@wilmington.edu

Ellis Tallman                              etallman@oberlin.edu

Jason Taylor                             taylo2je@cmich.edu

Janis Thiessen                          ja.thiessen@uwinnipeg.ca

Janice Traflet                            jtraflet@bucknell.edu

William Troost                           troost@usc.edu

Olli Turunen                               olli.t.turunen@jyu.fi

Patrick Van Horn                       vanhorn.patrick@gmail.com

P.V. Viswanath                          pviswanath@pace.edu

R. Daniel Wadwhani                   dwadhwani@pacific.edu

Thomas R. Winpenny                 winpentr@etown.edu,

Silvano Wueschner                    silvano@wueschner.org

Dongwoo Yoo                          yoo.127@buckeyemail.osu.edu

Nicolas Ziebarth                        nicolaslehmannziebarth2010@u.northwestern.edu

Gregory R. Zieren                      ziereng@apsu.edu