Welcome from the President

Welcome to the European Business History Association!
We are gathering people interested in understanding the history of organizations, markets and firms involved in business. Our association obviously welcomes researchers from the academic disciplines of history and management but also archivists, corporate practitioners, journalists and public historians from all social sciences and humanities irrespective of specific historical periodization.

EBHA has its roots in Europe and its members have a strong interest in the business history of the continent, however since its foundation it has always been opened to people and topics from outside Europe. Over the past two decades, EBHA has reached out to organize joint-congresses with sister associations in the USA and Japan and has sponsored the World Congress for Business History.

In addition to its annual congress, the association organizes a the doctoral summer school which provides every other year a fantastic development platform for young scholars willing to test their ideas and improve their professional skills in contact with international academics.

EBHA values academic excellence and congeniality, its membership is diverse and international. It is a very good place for young scholars to develop a strong international professional and personal network.

As president of the association, I would also like to invite current members who would like to develop new projects to be in touch with the council and run for elections.

Business history is a thriving discipline, seeking to investigate and better understand firms, the people who run them, those who work for them and the ways in which they affect and are affected by society, politics, and broader economy.

The EBHA is one of the key international organizations working to facilitate that process. Come and join us if you want to be part of that scholarly venture!

Ludovic Cailluet, EDHEC Business School, France