CfP: Seminar on Exploring Indian Business History from Ancient to Modern Times @ HR College, Mumbai [Sep 20-21]: Submit by July 15: Expired

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exploring indian business seminarAbout:

After the death of Dr. Mani Kamerkar, a committed historian, on October 11, 2004, an eponymous trust was established by some of her friends, colleagues, students, and family as a tribute to her seminal contribution to the field of history.

In order to encourage research, the Trust not only sponsors seminars in Mumbai colleges annually but also prize money for the best research papers. LJNJ Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Vile Parle had the honor of organizing the first in the series of this prestigious seminar.

The trend continues to date. The two day National Seminar on “Complex Narratives: Exploring Indian Business History From Ancient To Modern Times” will be held on 20th and 21st September 2019 at H R College of Commerce and economics, Churchgate, Mumbai.

  1. Evolution, Growth, and Development of Business from Ancient to Modern Times
  2. Explorations, Discovery, and Business
  3. Business Environment and Institutions
  4. Rise of Modern State and Business
  5. Labour Movements
  6. Hidden History
  7. The Evolution of Entrepreneurship
  8. Swadeshi Enterprises
  9. Business in the Global Economy
  10. Travel and Business
  11. History in Management: Past, Present, and Future.
  12. Business, Culture, and Literature
Call for Papers:

Papers are called in the following sub-themes:

  1. Evolution, Growth, and Development of Business from Ancient to Modern Times
    • Sources of business history
    • Evolution of mercantile structure in India
    • Fairs, Bazaars, haats
    • Indian diaspora and trade in ancient and medieval times
    • Local, national and international trade
    • Piracy
  2. Explorations, Discovery, and Business
    • Growth of geographical knowledge
    • Business and trade routes
    • Improvement in the means and methods of navigation
    • Maritime and shipping business enterprises in the Indian Ocean
    • Labour issues and migration.
  3. Business Environment and Institutions
    • Banking and business
    • History of money and banking
    • Legal systems in aid of business –guilds, law and regulations
    • Regional business
  4. Rise of Modern State and Business
    • Histories of foreign firms in India/ overseas business
    • Merchant communities
    • The modern State and business
    • Industrial revolution
    • Technological innovation
    • Rise of corporate capitalism in the Industrial Era and implications
    • Railways, shipping, automobiles
    • Nationalism and business history
    • Business centres in the country
    • Liberal education and business
    • Business and the Cold War
    • Panics and depressions
  5. Labour Movements
    • The emergence of organized labor
    • Mill workers
    • Labour leaders
    • Trade Unionism and communism
    • socialist thinkers
    • Labour and gender relations
  6. Hidden History
    • Commodities of everyday life
    • Jute, coal, cotton, pearls, sugar, paper, chemicals, planting, manufacturing, oil companies, food and cloth, sanitary ware.
    • Selling and social impact
    • Resource procurement and mobilization
    • Cultural impact.
  7. The Evolution of Entrepreneurship
    • Histories of firms, Communities, personalities in business
    • Destructive and productive entrepreneurship
    • “Managing/management agency” system
    • Entrepreneurship- Families, Migrants and Gender
    • Business groups- and their roles as cultural agents
    • Indian and British entrepreneurs in nineteenth and twentieth century/ syndicates/ consortiums
    • Fashion industry
  8. Swadeshi Enterprises
    • Strategies of the Movement
    • Architects of the Movement
    • Swadeshi Movement in post-independence India
  9. Business in the Global Economy
    • Impact of globalization
    • History of emerging markets
    • Social entrepreneurship
    • The business of insurance
    • Business and technology
    • Biotechnology
    • Sustainability and green business
    • Emerging economies and the BRICS
    • Role of private sector in banking
    • Policy changes and business
    • Changing role of the State
    • Media moghuls
  10. Travel and Business
    • Development of the Hotel industry
    • Business of tourism in colonial India
    • Tourism and the business of transportation
    • Environmental impacts of tourism
    • Medical tourism
  11. History in Management: Past, Present, and Future
    • Evolution of management education
    • Developing a doctoral track in business history
    • Strategies for promotion of business history
    • Corporate social responsibility,
    • Corporatocracy in contemporary India
  12. Business, Culture, and Literature
    • Corporate commitment/ engagement with culture
    • Cultural funding by business houses
    • In-house Magazines
    • Culture labs, Theatres, programmes among other.
  13. Other topics on Indian Business and Business in Maharashtra
    • Modern India
    • Markets for Processed Food
    • Modern Advertising
    • Development of the Department Store/ Malls in India
    • Soulless Corporations?
    • The Indian Consumer Society
    • Branding and Marketing-  the twin souls of business
    • Corporate Law
    • Business, Government, and War
    • Business and New Media
    • Our own Silicon Valley
Registration for the Conference:

Registration can be done online by clicking here.

Registration Fee:

Teachers and Researchers: Rs.1000/-

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Students: Rs. 500/-

(Includes meals & stationery kit for both the days)

Payments should be made in Cash/DD/Cheque. DD or Cheque should be drawn in favour of ‘H.R. College of Commerce & Economics’.

How to Apply:

For Abstract:
Each proposal should include title of the relevant theme, an abstract of 500 words and brief Curriculum vitae (CV) of the participant in 150 words.

The deadline for the receipt of the abstract is now extended to July 15, 2019.

Abstracts must be mailed to hrcollegeseminar@gmail.com. Speakers will be notified by July 30, 2019.

For paper:
Papers should be in MS Word with Times New Roman Font, 12 Point Size, 1.5 Line on A4 paper with 2.54 cm margins on all sides following latest MLA style with 2500 to 3000 word limit.

Medium: English, Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati

Last date of registration of full paper: August 30, 2019.

The papers should be sent to hrcollegeseminar@gmail.com. Papers will be published as seminar proceedings with ISBN.


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