The Canadian Business History Association - l'association canadienne pour l'histoire des affaires (CBHA/ACHA), in partnership with Kent University and the Leverhulme Trust of England, is pleased to open registration for its first annual conference. The conference, being held May 5-6, 2016 at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, is titled From Public Interest to Private Property. It will focus on the history of the Corporation in Canada. The keynote speaker for the conference will be Mr. Justice Rothstein, who will present on The Canadian Supreme Court and the Redevelopment of Social Corporations.
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.
The CBHA/ACHA welcomes all interested parties to attend this complimentary conference. For more information, to see the Agenda, and to register for the conference, click here.