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Meeting of the Caltech Early Modern Group


Friday, April 8, 2016

Fate and Fortune in Enterprises


Sessions will be take place in 237 Baxter


8:30-9:00        Coffee


9:00 AM         Oscar Gelderblom & Francesca Trivellato, The Funding of Small-Scale Business in Pre-Industrial Europe


10-min break


10:10 AM       Veronica Santorosa, What can we learn about the embeddedness of commercial relationships from the study of powers of attorney? (France, 18th-19th centuries)


10-min break


11:20 PM        Amanda Gregg, Vertical Integration in Russian Cotton Textiles



12:20pm   Lunch – Athenaeum – East Patio



1:45 PM          Maura Dykstra, Contract, Partnership, and the Firm in Late Imperial Long-Distance Commerce


10-min break


2:55 PM          Michael Aldous, Reassessing the “absurd, hated and pernicious principle of managing agency”: The Role of Hybrid Ownership Forms in the 19th Century Anglo-Indian Trade


10-min break


4:05 PM          Dan Bogart, “There can be no partnership with the King”: Political Instability and the English East India Company


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