Applications Now Open – The 2022 Desautels Research Fund in Private Enterprise, History & Law

The Marcel A. Desautels Centre for Private Enterprise and the Law offers support for a research project on private enterprise, law and history through the CBHA/ACHA. Applicants are encouraged to think creatively in developing proposals that will result in a scholarly article that takes an historical perspective on a Canadian

Nominations Open for 2021 CBHA Best Article in Canadian Business History Prize

The Canadian Business History Association, Canada’s leading organization for the study of business in Canada, invites submissions for its annual $1000 Award for Best Article in Canadian Business History. The prize committee encourages the submission of articles from all methodological perspectives, and from any journal or journalistic source (provided the

New Book Review Added

Sheilagh Ogilvie, The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis, Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, 2019, xvi + 645pp., figures, tables, bibliography, index. Cloth; ISBN: 9780691137544, US$39.95, Paper; ISBN: 9780691217024, US$29.95. Read the book review HERE.

Upcoming CBHA Talk: Fortunes & Family Feuds – The Chequered History of Family Controlled Public Companies in Canada

The recent Rogers Corporation public family feud has brought to light the unique aspects of family-controlled public companies in Canada. Join us for another informative CBHA Webinar Talk on Thursday December 16th at 2:00pm EST.  Professor Dimitry Anastakis, Chair of the CBHA/ACHA and Professor of Business History at the Rotman

CBHA Talk on the CP/KCS Railway Transaction and the History of the Rail Industry Now Available on YouTube

The CBHA/ACHA webinar panel discussion on the CP/KCS Railway Transaction and the history of the railroad industry is now available on the association’s YouTube channel. Moderated by broadcaster and author Howard Green, the talk included presentations by railway historian and author Tom Murray, academic Gordon Lovegrove of the University of

New Book Review Added

Barry E.C. Boothman, Corporate Cataclysm: Abitibi Power & Paper and the Collapse of the Newsprint Industry, 1912-1946, University of Toronto Press, 2020. xxviii + 645pp., figures, tables, photographs, appendices, notes, bibliography, index. Cloth; ISBN:  9781487505561, Cdn$95.00. Read the book review HERE.

CBHA/ACHA Talk Oct 28th: The CP-KCS Transaction and the History of the Railroad Industry

CP Rail announced on September 20th it has reached a deal to acquire Kansas City Southern (KCS) for approximately US$31 billion including debt. The announcement came the same day Canadian National Railway Co. said it is dropping its rival takeover bid for KCS. When completed, this transaction will create North

Two New Book Reviews Added

Gelina Harlaftis. Creating Global Shipping: Aristotle Onassis, the Vagliano Brothers, and the Business of Shipping, c.1820-1970. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press,  2019. xxiv + 375 pp., illustrations, maps, tables, notes, bibliography, appendices, indices.  Cloth: ISBN 9781108475396, £90.00, Cdn$137.50. Don Pillar and Aubrey Ferguson, The Golden Years: Bee Hive Golden Corn

New Book Review Added

Virginia Torrie, Reinventing Bankruptcy Law: A History of the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2020.xvi + 300pp., table, figures, appendices, notes, bibliography, index. Cloth; 9781487506421, $75.00. Read the book review HERE.

Canadian Business History Association Receives Endowment Funding Pledge of up to $3 Million

The study of business history in Canada has received a $2 million endowment from The Wilson Foundation. The endowment will support the Canadian Business History Association’s (CBHA/ACHA) mandate of encouraging the study of the country’s commercial history. The first $1 million of the endowment is immediate while the second $1

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