EBHA 2024

Annual Congress of the

European Business History Association


EBHA

2024


11 → 13

July


Carcavelos
& Lisbon

Portugal


EBHA
NOVA
ISEG

Key dates

Call for papers

1 Nov 2023 – 19 Feb 2024

Decision notifications

Mar 2024

Early-bird registration

23 Feb – 10 May 2024

Regular Registration

11 May – 10 Jun 2024

EBHA 2024 Congress

11-13 Jul 2024

Organising
Committee

Álvaro Ferreira da Silva · Nova SBE

Amélia Branco · ISEG

Lisbeth Rodrigues · Nova SBE

Luciano Amaral · Nova SBE

Pedro Neves · ISEG

Programme
Committee

Maria Eugénia Mata · Nova SBE

Adoración Álvaro-Moya · CUNEF

Álvaro Ferreira da Silva · Nova SBE

Bram Bouwens · Utrecht University

Neil Forbes · Coventry University

Partners
& Sponsors

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30th Anniversary of the European Business History Association

Call for papers
PDF

Guidelines
for submissions

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Celebrating business history as a multidisciplinary field: prospects, comparisons and contributions

Join us in Portugal to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the European Business History Association, a scholarly organisation dedicated to the promotion of research and teaching on business through history.

The organisers of the 2024 Congress invite scholars to reflect on the nature of business history as a multidisciplinary field. The call for papers echoes the diversity of theoretical and methodological approaches currently animating business history.

We encourage contributions of various types: narrative or quantitative, data-driven or predominantly interpretative, practice-oriented or theoretical. Individual papers or panel discussions focusing on national, regional, or sectoral differences are particularly welcome, with no restrictions on historical periods, geographical areas, or thematic approaches.

The Congress venues bring together, in a unique symbiosis, an urban historical setting and a stunning view of the Tagus River estuary. The EBHA Anniversary Celebration is set to place at ISEG, located in the heart of Lisbon, in a venue with a rich heritage. The keynote lecture and the Congress sessions will be held at the new Nova SBE campus, a short distance from the centre of Lisbon and offering a breathtaking view over the sea.

Online submission

Programme
at a glance

Full Programme
PDF

11 July・ISEG

— ISEG Campus, Lisbon

— Meet the Editor: Journal of Evolutionary Studies in Business (Room TBA)

— Room CGD

— Rooftop and Cloisters

12 July・Nova SBE

— A1: Business History with Big Data
Room B002

— A2: Innovations and transformations in healthcare
Room B003

— A3: Business Groups and Corporate Networks
Room B004

— A4: Companies as Fields of Social Action
Room B005

— A5: The Business History of Africa
Room B127

— A6: Organization and management knowledge
Room B128

— A7: Business and Charity in the Iberian Empires - 16th-18th Centuries
Room B129

— B1: European Integration and Corporate Risks?
Room B002

— B2: Industrialisation, Deindustrialisation and Legacies
Room B003

— B3: Political risk and business activities
Room B004

— B4: Labour and business history
Room B127

— B5: Imperialism, Colonisation and Business Activities
Room B128

— B6: Design and Business: Actors, Products, and Markets in the Twentieth Century
Room B005

— B7: Strategies of Corporate Tax Management
Room B129

— B8: Entrepreneurship around the world I
Room B130

— Stephanie Deckerl・Birmingham Business School
Fluid boundaries and the challenges of multi-disciplinarity: Being a business historian outside a history department

Amphitheatre D139

— C1: Deglobalisation from a business perspective
Room B002

— C2: Double session: Disruption, Transformation, Stability: Exploring Industry Dynamics from a Global Perspective
Room B003

— C3: Corporate Governance and Culture
Room B004

— C4: Roundtable - Leveraging archives from Tycoons like Aristotle Onassis to grasp challenges and trends in global business
Room B127

— C5: Natural resources and the development of the modern world
Room B005

— C6: Creative industries and tourism - Part I
Room B128

— C7: Banking industry and investment funds
Room B129

— C8: Women entrepreneurship
Room B130

— D1: Global Trade and International Business
Room B002

— D2: Double session: Disruption, Transformation, Stability: Exploring Industry Dynamics from a Global Perspective
Room B003

— D3: Regulation and Corporate Responsibility
Room B004

— D4: Bridging Management Theory and Business History as a route to strengthen research synergies
Room B005

— D5: Roundtable - Why should business historians be interested in climate change?
Room B127

— D6: Creative industries and tourism - Part II
Room B128

— D7: Credit from a comparative perspective
Room B129

— D8: Big Business and Economic Nationalism during the 1930s
Room B130

— Nova SBE Campus, Carvavelos

13 July・Nova SBE

— E1: Internationalization of Italian and Spanish Businesses to Central, Eastern Europe and China during the second half of the 20th century: Strategies and Comparisons
Room B002

— E2: Design Management and Global Competitiveness: The Japanese Experience, 1950-2020
Room B003

— E3: Cartels and Business Associations
Room B004

— E4: New Methodologies and the Role of Business History
Room B005

— E5: SMEs: going global and facing economic autarky
Room B127

— E6: Culture, Media and Organisational Innovation
Room B128

— E7: New actors and approaches in shipbuilding industry
Room B129

— Amphitheatre D139

— F1: New perspectives on MNEs historical expansion
Room B002

— F2: The economics of the department store in the 20th century
Room B003

— F3: State, Business, and Politics
Room B004

— F4: Uses of the Past I
Room B005

— F5: Entrepreneurship around the world II
Room B127

— F6: Transport and Tourism
Room B128

— F7: Memory, banking and financial crises
Room B130

— G1: MNEs face to host market risk
Room B002

— G2: Trading diasporas in the early modern Spanish Atlantic: The emergence of outsiders’ networks in Spain’s commercial hubs
Room B003

— G3: State-owned enterprises across Europe (1900s-2020s)
Room B004

— G4: Uses of the Past II
Room B005

— G5: Environment, natural resources and family business
Room B127

— G6: The Strength of Institutions in Silk Trade and Industry from the Eighteenth Century to the early Twentieth Century in a Global Perspective
Room B128

— G7: Success and Failure in Europe, 1870s-1970s
Room B129

— Amphitheatre D139

— Azure Restaurant (Nova SBE Campus)

Keynote
Speaker

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Stephanie Decker

“Fluid boundaries and the challenges of multi-disciplinarity: Being a business historian outside a history department”

(Nova SBE, Amphitheatre D-139)

Stephanie Decker is Deputy Dean and Professor of Strategy at Birmingham Business School. Her work focuses on historical approaches in Organisation Studies and Strategy, and she has published in journals such as Academy of Management Review, Human Relations, Journal of Management Studies, Organization, Business History Review, and Business History.

As a historian working at a management school, most of her work is concerned with the connection between the social sciences and history, specifically organization studies and history. Her historical research focuses on business, entrepreneurs and the wider political economy on the African continent. She is joint editor-in-chief of Business History, on the editorial board of Organization Studies, Journal of International Business Studies and Accounting History, and Co-Vice Chair for Research & Publications at the British Academy of Management.

 

Personal website

Registration

Early-bird

23 February – 10 May

EBHA members - €220
Non-EBHA members - €270

Regular

11 May – 10 June

EBHA members - €270
Non-EBHA members - €320

*
The congress fee includes participation in all events related to the Congress, including the welcome reception, coffee breaks, meals, and gala dinner.

**
The accompanying person must pay for the gala dinner.

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The final programme will include only papers for which one of the authors has paid the Congress fee.

If you have any difficulties, please contact us via ebha2024@novasbe.pt

EBHA Best Paper Prize

Since 2009, EBHA has awarded a price for the best paper on European business history, broadly understood, presented at its annual congress. The prize consists of a certificate and a cash prize of €250. The winner will be announced, and the prize presented, at the annual congress’ gala dinner. Those papers which want to be eligible must been uploaded by June 24, 2024. The term “European business history” is defined broadly, but it refers here to the topic of the paper, NOT to the author’s nationality or place of residence.

 

Best Paper Prize Committee: Jan-Otmar Hess (Chair), Valentina Fava and Rafael Castro.

 

Further information is available here.

 

EBHA Dissertation Prize

During the occasion of the 25th Annual Congress of the European Business History Association, the EBHA will award a prize for the best dissertation in business history submitted to a European university between January 30, 2022, and January 30, 2024. The prize consists of a certificate and a cash prize of €500. The dissertation can be written in English or another European language. The deadline for applying for the prize is February 19, 2024.

 

Dissertation Prize Committee: Marten Boon (Chair), Rolv Petter Amdam, Pierre-Yves Donzé and Maiju Wuokko.

 

You can find more information here.

Venues

The collaboration between ISEG and Nova SBE in the organisation of the Congress is expressed in the use of both campuses to host the event, taking advantage of the different characteristics of the two locations. ISEG is located in the heart of a cosmopolitan capital with a rich heritage.

As for the new Nova SBE campus, it is located by the sea, not far from Lisbon’s city centre, benefiting from a privileged view. The combination of the two venues creates a unique symbiosis between a city centre steeped in history and a sweeping view over the sea.

The first day of the Congress will take place at the ISEG campus in the centre of Lisbon, and will be occupied with workshops and the EBHA Anniversary Celebration. The keynote address and the Congress sessions will take place at Nova SBE on the second and third days. Nova SBE’s campus is located in Carcavelos (Cascais), 16 km from the centre of Lisbon.

Both locations are conveniently connected to public transportation, particularly to a train linking both campuses in about 20 minutes. Some hotels are within walking distance of Nova SBE or ISEG, so participants can choose to stay in Carcavelos or Lisbon.

 

 

 

 

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Nova SBE, Nova School of Business and Economics
Rua da Holanda, 1 – CARCAVELOS

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ISEG, Lisbon School of Economics and Management
Rua do Quelhas, 6 – LISBON

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ISEG Main Auditorium
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Quelhas Building - ISEG
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Auditorium - ISEG
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ISEG Campus
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NOVA SBE Library
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NOVA SBE Auditorium
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NOVA SBE Auditorium
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NOVA SBE Main entrance

Travel

Lisbon Airport (Humberto Delgado Airport) is well-served by international flights. The distance between the airport and the campuses is 24 km in the case of Carcavelos and 8 km in the case of ISEG.

Both campuses are easily accessible by public transportation.

How to reach
ISEG

From Humberto Delgado Airport: take the metro’s Red Line and change at Saldanha station to the Yellow Line (direction Rato). The trip takes around 30 minutes and costs €1.80.

From Rato’s metro station, you can walk to ISEG (a 15-minute walk) or take a bus (706: direction Cais Sodré; or 727: direction Restelo). If you take the bus, please get off at D. Carlos I stop (5th stop). It costs €2.10 if you buy the ticket on the bus, but you can save €0.30 if you use the metro card.

By Uber or Bolt services: approximately 20 minutes; between €10 and €20.

How to reach
NOVA SBE

From Humberto Delgado Airport: take the metro’s Red Line and change at Alameda station to the Green Line (direction Cais Sodré). The trip takes about 30 minutes and costs €1.80.

In Cais Sodré, take the train to Cascais or Oeiras and get off at Oeiras or Carcavelos station (20 minutes; €2.10). Shuttle buses run from Carcavelos train station to Nova SBE.

You can also reach the Nova SBE campus on foot, which will take about 20 minutes from Carcavelos station or 15 minutes from Oeiras station.

By Uber or Bolt services: approximately 20 minutes; between €15 and €25.

From ISEG
to NOVA SBE

ISEG is a 10-minute walk from Santos train station (650 m). Take the train to Cascais or Oeiras and get off at Oeiras or Carcavelos station (20 minutes; €1.95).

Shuttle buses run from Carcavelos train station to Nova SBE. You can also reach the Nova SBE campus on foot, which will take about 20 minutes from Carcavelos station or 15 minutes from Oeiras station.

By Uber or Bolt services: approximately 20 minutes; between €15 and €25.

Accommodation

All participants are strongly advised to book their rooms as early as possible, benefiting from the special rates offered to Congress attendees.

Given that Lisbon and Estoril/Cascais attract many tourists, they offer a wide range of hotels. Since the Congress is taking place during the high season, demand for accommodation will be high.

Participants are responsible for booking and paying for their accommodation with the hotels or the travel agency handling Congress registration. A few hotels are within walking distance of Nova SBE or ISEG.

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Carcavelos Student Residence

The Nova SBE campus accommodation is conveniently located on the Nova SBE campus, 100 meters from the main entrance.

MILESTONE, an experienced provider of premium student accommodation, operates the facility. The price is €248 for three nights, from Thursday, July 11, 2024, to Sunday, July 14, 2024. The stay can be shorter, but the full price will be charged.

Please note that:
– All rooms are for single use only.
– Breakfast is not included, but a café is open daily at the campus from 8 am onward.

To reserve accommodation on campus, complete this form as early as possible. Keep in mind that only a few rooms are available, and demand is very high in the summer due to the residence’s location near the beach.

Carcavelos Student Residence

Hotels with pre-booked rooms

The hotels below have a restricted number of pre-reserved rooms available. Kindly be aware that there is a limited window within which you can secure a booking.

To benefit from these unique conditions, you must book a room via the travel agency managing Congress registration, using this platform.

Carcavelos Beach Hotel ****
Rua Gurué 16, 2775-581 Carcavelos
1.6 km from Nova SBE
A 20-minute walk from Nova SBE
25 minutes by public transportation
Single standard (per night with breakfast): €110
Twin standard (per night with breakfast): €120
Single with a view over the ocean: €120
Twin with a view over the ocean: €130
Book before May 20, 2024

Hotel Londres ***
Avenida Fausto de Figueiredo 279, 2765-412 Estoril
8 km from Nova SBE
30 minutes by public transportation
Single room (per night with breakfast): €75
Twin room (per night with breakfast): €75
Book before May 31, 2024

Lisbon São Bento Hotel ***
Rua São Bento 347, 1269-084 Lisboa
1 km away from ISEG
10-minute walk to ISEG
53 minutes to Nova SBE by public transport
Single standard (per night): €135
Twin standard (per night): €145
Book before May 31, 2024

Hotel Holiday Inn Continental ****
Rua Laura Alves 9, 1069-169 Lisboa
5 km from ISEG
30 minutes by public transportation to ISEG
75 minutes by public transportation to Nova SBE
Single room (per night with breakfast): €145
Twin room (per night with breakfast): €155
Book before May 31, 2024

Other hotels with special conditions

Apart from the hotels offering pre-booked rooms, there are additional hotels providing special conditions. Below, you will find a list of hotels with unique terms.

Kindly reserve your room directly through the hotel platform and apply the designated promo codes for discounted rates.

Hotel Pestana Cidadela *****
Avenida Dom Carlos I, 2750-310 Cascais
11 km from Nova SBE
45 minutes by public transportation to Nova SBE
Promotional code to get 15% discount on BAR: NOVASBEJUL

Hotel Miragem *****
Avenida Marginal 8554, 2754-536 Cascais
9 km from Nova SBE
35 minutes by public transportation to Nova SBE
Promotional code to get 12% discount on BAR: EBHA2024
Please enter under “Rate Access/Corporate Code”

Hotel Palácio *****
Rua Particular 2769-504 Estoril
8 km from Nova SBE
30 minutes by public transportation to Nova SBE
Promotional code to get 20% discount on BAR: NovaSBE

Hotel Vila Galé Palácio dos Arcos *****
Largo Conde das Alcáçovas 3, 2770-031 Paço de Arcos
6 km from Nova SBE
20 minutes by public transportation to Nova SBE
Single standard (per night with breakfast): €252
Twin standard (per night with breakfast): €280
Promotional code: EBHA202407

Hotel Vila Galé Estoril ****
Avenida Marginal 49, 2766-901 Estoril
9 km from Nova SBE
30 minutes by public transportation to Nova SBE
Single standard: €138
Twin standard: €153
Single with a view over the ocean: €166
Twin with a view over the ocean: €184
Promotional code: EBHA202407

B&B Hotel Lisboa Oeiras
Rua José Malhoa 18, 2780-046 Lisboa
6 km from Nova SBE
30 minutes by public transportation to Nova SBE
Promotional code: EBHA202407

INATEL ***
Av. Marginal, 2780-267 Oeiras
700 meters from Nova SBE
10 minutes walk

Hotel da Estrela Lisboa ****
15 minutes by public transportation to ISEG
60 minutes by public transportation to Nova SBE
Promotional code to get 9% discount on BAR: NovaSBE