Topic 1. Introduction: Enterprise and Society

The history of society through the history of enterprises. Business history as a research field. Recent trends in business history research and teaching. Research areas: the history of capitalism, innovations, corporate social responsibility. Business history in Eastern Europe and Russia. The business history of emergent economies.

Read: Friedman, Walter A. “Recent trends in business history research: Capitalism, democracy, and innovation.” Enterprise & Society 18, no. 4 (2017): 748-771.