Globalization, Industrialization Are Topics

08/03/2007
By Used with permission from the Lowell Sun Online.

By SUSAN McMAHON
Sun Staff

 

LOWELL - Industrialization and globalization will be the topics of a first-ever history conference between an American and a European group, which will be held in Lowell.

For the first time, the American-based Business History Conference and the European Business History Association will hold a joint meeting this year. The conference is scheduled for June 26 through 28 at UMass Lowell.

The conference, titled 'Regions, Nations, Globalization,' is expected to attract nearly 400 attendees from all over the world. One hundred forty papers will be presented by researchers, policy makers and scholars from 27 countries.

UMass Lowell Prof. Bill Mass initiated the effort to bring the joint conference to Lowell after he was elected trustee of the Business History Conference.

'The themes of the conference are central to the mission of (the center for) Regional Economic and Social Development and UMass Lowell,' he said.

The topics will be vast, including the impact of 'Americanization' of international business institutions and indigenous industrial development in less-developed economies. The majority of papers will range from the post-World War II era to the present.

More information is available at the conference's website, www.thebhc.org

Susan McMahon's e-mail address is smcmahon@lowellsun.com .