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Friday, March 4, 2016

Conference Announcement: From Public Interest to Private Profit: May 5-6, 2016, University of Toronto

(Via H-Canada)

The Canadian Business History Association/Association canadienne pour l'histoire des affaires (CBHA/ACHA) is proud to announce the following upcoming conference. Registration is FREE - please visit for more details.

FROM PUBLIC INTEREST TO PRIVATE PROFIT: The Changing Political and Social Legitimacy of International Business

Date:   May 5-6, 2016

L​ocation:  Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

​P​rincipal Sponsor:  Leverhulme Trust

Co-Presenters:  Centre for the Political Economies of International Commerce (PEIC), University of Kent; Business History Group, Rotman School of Management, University of Toront​o​

Cost:  Free to All Participants

Information:  Professor Chris Kobrak (, Professor Joe Martin (, Professor Will Pettigrew (

Synopsis:  This conference of historians, business historians, management scholars, and business practitioners will study the corporate entity as it has changed over the past four centuries. Corporations started their lives as social, political, as well as commercial entities. By the nineteenth century, corporations became less accountable to the societies and states and became more self-consciously economic, private, and financial organizations. Since then, many interests have attempted to reintroduce the social purpose of corporations. The conference will offer participants the opportunity to place present day corporate activity into an instructive historical context and to discuss how corporate actors in the past addressed challenges and problems parallel to those facing corporations today.

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