150 Years of Canadian Business History Conference

8 09 2017



On Tuesday, I will be presenting a paper at the 150 Years of Canadian Business History Conference at the Rotman School of Management in Toronto.  I have upload both the program/brochure for the whole event plus a draft of my own paper, “Business and Multiculturalism: a Possible Master Narrative for Canadian Business History

Abstract: Researchers from across the social sciences, and in several management disciplines, are now increasingly interested in the role of business in promoting the peaceful coexistence of ethnocultural groups. Today, Canada is an outstanding example of harmonious ethnic diversity. Business played an important role in the emergence of this successful society. The newly renascent field of Canadian business history is in need of theoretically informed master narratives if it is to continue to grow. This paper proposes that the study of the role of business in the emergence of multicultural Canada be one of the organizing themes for the field of Canadian business history.

I would like to thank the organizers for their very hard work in arranging this conference. A major thanks to the donors who made it possible to cover the costs of presenters.


Canadian Business History Speaker Series @ Rotman

24 01 2012

DISCUSSION TOPIC: Canada`s Entrepreneurs From the Fur Trade to the 1929 Stock Market Crash

Thursday, January 26, 2012
4:30-5:00 registration/book sale;
5:00 sharp to 6:15 discussion:
6:15-6:30 book sale/signing

Rotman School of Management
105 St. George Street, Toronto, CIBC Room (third ground)

J. Andrew Ross, Postdoctoral Fellow – History, University of Guelph; Co-Editor, Canada’s Entrepreneurs
John English, General Editor , Dictionary of Canadian Biography; Distinguished Senior Fellow, Massey College, U of Toronto
Marc Vallieres, Business Historian, Laval University
David Roberts, Editor Emeritus, Dictionary of Canadian Biography

MODERATOR:Joseph Martin, Director of Canadian Business History, Adjunct Professor of Business Strategy and Executive in Residence, Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto

BOOKSALE:additional copies of Canada’s Entrepreneurs will be available for sale at the event