EBHA 21st Annual Congress, Vienna, 2017

President: Teresa da Silva Lopes, University of York, UK (retires 2023)

Teresa da Silva Lopes is Professor of International Business and Business History, Director of the Centre for Evolution of Global Business and Institutions, at The York Management School, University of York.
Her research interests focus on the evolution and impact of entrepreneurs and enterprises with multinational activity on globalization.
She has published widely in the field of international business history in journals such as Business History Review, Business History, Enterprise & Society and Economic History Review. Her publications include the monographs Global Brands: The Evolution of Multinationals in Alcoholic Beverages (2007), and Internationalisation and Concentration in the Port Wine Industry, 1945-1995 (1999).

Vice-president: Adoración Álvaro-Moya, CUNEF, Spain (retires 2025)

Adoración Álvaro-Moya is Associate Professor of Economic History at CUNEF (Madrid). PhD in Economic History by Universidad Complutense of Madrid, she has been visiting fellow at Universities of Reading, York and Jinan. Her research has focused on the long term effects of foreign direct investment in late developing economies, being awarded twice by the Spanish Association of Economic Historians. Having published near twenty articles and book chapters, including at Business History and Business History Review, she serves on the board of Business History and is the General Secretary of the Spanish Economic History Association.


Treasurer: Marten Boon, NTNU, Norway (retires 2023)

Marten Boon is researcher at the Department for Archeology, Conservation and History at the University of Oslo. He received his PhD in economic and business history from Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2014. His thesis was awarded the dissertation prize of the European Business History Association in 2016. He is the author of Multinational Business and Transnational Regions and co-editor of Transnational Regions in Historical Perspective (both with Routledge). Currently, he is writing the history of the Norwegian state-owned oil company Equinor. His main interests are in the business, economic and transnational history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, comprising themes such as foreign direct investment, tax havens, political risk, business and war, the oil industry, commodity markets and trading companies.

Council member: Veronica Binda, Bocconi University, Italy (2020-2023)

Veronica Binda is a Lecturer in Business and Economic History at the Department of Institutional Analysis and Public Management, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy.
Her main research interests focus on business history in Southern European countries, global economic history, and the history of international business. Her main publications include the book The Dynamics of Big Business: Structure, Strategy, and Impact in Italy and Spain (Routledge, 2013) and articles in Business History, the Business History Review, the European Journal of International Management, the Journal of Evolutionary Studies in Business, Información Comercial Española, Revista de Historia Industrial, and Imprese e Storia, among others.
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Council member: Bram Bouwens, Utrecht University, Netherlands (2020-2023)

Bram Bouwens is researcher at the Department of History and Art History of Utrecht University. He published widely on competition and concentration especially on business interest associations, cartels, mergers and acquisitions. He participated in the Dutch business history project that focused on the Varieties of Capitalism during the 20th century. The results of this research project were published in several articles and books (see for example: K. Sluyterman (ed.), Varieties of Capitalism and Business History; Routledge 2015) In commissioned research projects Bram wrote studies on the history of the paper and board industry, Heineken, Tata Steel and very recently a book on Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM). In 2018 he co-edited (with Takafumi Kurosawa and Pierre-Yves Donzé the volume Industries and global competition; a history of business beyond borders (Routledge).

Secretary: Pierre-Yves Donzé, Osaka University, Japan (retires 2025)

Pierre-Yves Donzé is a professor of business history at Osaka University, Japan, and a visiting professor at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He studied history at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, where he received his PhD. in 2005, before doing research stints in Japan and in the US. He was appointed associate professor and hakubi scholar at Kyoto University in 2012, and moved to Osaka University in 2015. Since 2017, he his a member of the council of the Business History Society of Japan. His research focuses on the business and economic history of medicine, on the business history of luxury and fashion, and on the history of multinational enterprises. His recent publications include Industries and Global Competition: A History of Business Beyond Borders (Routledge, 2017, co-edited with Bram Bouwens and Takafumi Kurosawa) and articles in Business History, Business History Review, and Enterprise & Society.

Council member: Álvaro Ferreira da Silva, Nova School of Business and Economics, Portugal (2020-2023)

Álvaro Ferreira da Silva has a PhD in History from the European University Institute (Florence) and is an Associate Professor at Nova School of Business and Economics (Lisbon). He served as Associate Dean for Research (2012-15 and 2017-18) and University Pro-Rector (2005-07), as is currently an elected member of Nova SBE Supervisory Council. His current research focuses on business groups, international business, and financial crises in history. He published in journals such as Business History, Business History Review, Technology and Culture, Journal of Political Power. In partnership with Portuguese firms, he launched the Business Memory Initiative (Nova SBE) to promote the preservation of company archives.

Council member: Gelina Harlaftis, Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Foundation of Research and Technology – Hellas & University of Crete, Greece (2020-2023)

Gelina Harlaftis is Director of the Institute of Mediterranean Studies of the Foundation of Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH) and a Professor of Maritime History at the University of Crete. She has graduated from the University of Athens and has completed her graduate studies in the Universities of Cambridge (M.Phil.) and Oxford (D.Phil.). She was President of the International Maritime Economic History Αssociation (2004-2008). She was a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford University and an Alfred D. Chandler, Jr., International Visiting Scholar in the Business History Program, Harvard Business School. She has published 26 books in English, Canadian and Greek publishing houses and 60 articles in edited volumes and international peer-reviewed journals in Greek, English, French, Italian, German and Russian. Her last book is Creating Global Shipping: Aristotle Onassis, the Vagliano Brothers and the Business of Shipping, c.1820-1970, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2019.

Council member: Peter Miskell, University of Reading, UK (2020-2023)

Peter Miskell is Professor of International Business and Media History at the Henley Business School, University of Reading, where he is also Co-Director of the Centre for International Business History. His research focuses mainly on the international distribution of consumer products – and in particular the spread of cultural products across international borders. He has published quite widely on the global distribution of Hollywood films, and is currently interested in exploring the economic and business history of arts-based festivals.

He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the journal Management and Organizational History, and he is also Head of Undergraduate Programmes at Henley Business School.

Council member: Rolv Petter Amdam, Norwegian Business School, Norway (2022-2025)

Rolv Petter Amdam is Professor of Business History at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, where he also teaches global strategy. In 2015, he was the Alfred D. Chandler jr. visiting fellow at Harvard Business School, and in 2017 fellow at the Weatherhead Center at Harvard. His research focuses on the global expansion of executive education, and on developing bridges between business history and management/international business. In addition to the business history journals, Business History, Business History Review, Enterprise & Society, and Management & Organizational History, he has published in journals such as Journal of World Business, Management & Organization Review, and Academy of Management Learning & Education.


Council member: Maiju Wuokko, University of Turku, Finland (2022-2025)

Maiju Wuokko is University Teacher of Contemporary History at the University of Turku, Finland. She defended her PhD thesis at the University of Helsinki in 2016. Her research focuses on ‘political business history’ i.e. on the history of business and employer associations and business political activity, as well as on the history of industrial relations and the development of employer policies. She has published on these topics in journals such as Scandinavian Journal of History, Scandinavian Economic History Review, Business History, and Economic and Industrial Democracy. Her upcoming research project studies the issue of sustainability and environmental responsibility of business.