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Volume 18, number 2, November 2005

Published by CHARM (Conference on Historical Analysis & Research in Marketing)

Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, USA


Volume 81, issue 2 (2005) of the Journal of Retailing included a dedication to Stanley C. Hollander, described as “one of the last century’s greatest retailing scholars” and we at CHARM would quickly add one of the last century’s greatest marketing historians.  This issue of the Journal of Retailing included four editorials in Stan’s honor, each paying homage to Stan’s seminal article “The Wheel of Retailing” that appeared in the Journal of Marketing in 1960. 

The JOHN W. HARTMAN CENTER FOR SALES, ADVERTISING, AND MARKETING HISTORY recently named Jacqueline Reid as its new director.  Jacqueline brings nine years of experience working with corporate archives to the position along with considerable knowledge of collections at the Hartman Center where she has been for the last seven years.  Jacqueline is also a member of the CHARM Association Board of Directors and is arrangements chair for the 2007 CHARM  which will be hosted by the Hartman Center in Durham, North Carolina.  For more details about the 2007 CHARM, see http://faculty.quinnipiac.edu/charm/2007_info.htm

FRIENDS OF BUSINESS HISTORY is dedicated to the development and promotion of the study of business, financial, and economic history.  The Friends maintain a web site featuring business history resources and publish a monthly newsletter, Friends of Business History News, distributed to interested persons via email free of charge.  To subscribe, visit http://www.friendsofbusinesshistory.com/ or contact the editor at editor@friendsofbusinesshistory.com

The AMERICAN COLLEGIATE RETAILING ASSOCIATION (ACRA) is an academic organization that fosters quality retail education at four-year college and graduate schools. It has important commitments to teaching of retailing, retail research, and administration of academic retail programs.  For over twenty years, ACRA members have presented cutting-edge research at their annual Spring and Winter Conferences.  ACRA is happy to announce that you may gain access to abstracts of those papers on the newly-renovated ACRA Web site, found at: http://www.acraretail.org/index.htm.

The direct link to their Archives is as follows:


To obtain full copies of any paper, please contact Carol Kaufman-Scarborough at ckaufman@camden.rutgers.edu. 

Professor Blaine Branchik of Quinnipiac University was recently interviewed on National Public Radio’s Marketplace program about his research on the history of market segments.  On June 7 Blaine was interviewed by host David Brown about the history of the US gay market segment, then on August 22 by host Kai Ryssdal about the history of the US senior market segment.  



The Business History Division of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) invites you to submit a paper or symposium proposal for the 2006 Annual Conference in Banff, Alberta, June 3 - 6, 2006. Papers on all aspects of business history, arising from any of the business disciplines are welcome. Corporate or industry histories, methodological, pedagogical and historiographic submissions are also invited. For more information on the conference and the ASAC Typing Style Guide, please see the ASAC 2006 website at: http://uleth.ca/asac. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2006.  Submissions should be sent electronically to the Academic Reviewer: Leighann Neilson, Department of Marketing and Consumer Studies, University of Guelph, at: lneilson@uoguelph.ca.  

There is a new business history journal being published, Management & Organizational History, which may be of interest to marketing historians.  You can find details at:


The Journal is planning a special issue on amnesia and the business school.  For details contact Mark Tadajewski at the University of Essex, tada@essex.ac.uk 

Assessing and Building upon Wroe Alderson’s Intellectual Legacy

As its contribution to a long overdue Alderson renaissance, the European Business Review will be publishing, in the Summer of 2007, a special issue containing original, peer reviewed, articles which assess and/or further build upon Wroe Alderson’s intellectual legacy. Submissions are welcome that explore Alderson’s thinking in the marketing management and ethics areas as well as his many theoretical contributions. The deadline for the submission of papers for this special issue is Sept 15, 2006. Contributions should be submitted electronically to either of the two Co-Editors of this special issue, Stanley J. Shapiro of Simon Fraser University, (sshapiro@sfu.ca) or  Goran Svensson of Halmstad University, (goran.svensson@set.hh.se). The format for submissions will be the same as for all other European Business Review manuscripts (www.emeraldinsight.com/ebr.htm). Those with questions about the acceptability of proposed topics are urged to contact either of the two editors as soon as possible.  The full Call for Papers is available at the CHARM website under the “News” link:


Pioneers in Business Education

This special issue of the European Business Review will include articles that celebrate the seminal contributions of pioneers in business education.  Submissions from all business disciplines are welcome including, but not limited to, Marketing, Management, Accounting, Finance, International Business, Information Systems Management, Entrepreneurship, and Management Science.   The emphasis will be on business educators rather than practitioners, although the two sometimes do overlap.  Biographical studies of scholars or practitioners who have contributed to the development of business research and education are most welcome, however, histories of schools of thought or significant theories within a discipline may be considered provided there is a focus on the scholars who led those schools of thought or developed those theories.  The deadline for submission of papers for this special issue is June 30, 2006.  Submissions should be sent electronically to either of the co-editors of this special issue: Goran Svensson of Halmstad University, Sweden at goran.svensson@set.hh.se or D.G. Brian Jones of Quinnipiac University, USA at bjones1@quinnipiac.edu

The full Call for Papers is available at the CHARM website under the “News” link:


The Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science will publish a special issue titled “Evolving to a New Dominant Logic for Marketing: Continuing the Debate and Dialog”, edited by Robert F. Lusch and Stephen L. Vargo.  The specific topics include historical analysis of the shifting and emerging paradigm(s) which may interest historians of marketing thought.  Submission guidelines can be found at www.j-ams.org and manuscripts should be submitted electronically in Word or PDF to either Robert Lusch at rlusch@eller.arizona.edu or Stephen Vargo at svargo@hawaii.edu The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2006.



In "The Man Everybody Knew," historian Richard M. Fried tells the story of advertising guru, politician and impresario Bruce Barton, whose 1925 book, "The Man Nobody Knows," catapulted onto the best-seller lists by arguing that Jesus was history's pre-eminent business executive, a man whose parables were like effective ad jingles, who "picked up twelve men from the bottom ranks of business and forged them into an organization that conquered the world."  Although "The Man Nobody Knows" gets a brief mention in history textbooks, Barton is little remembered today, especially compared with a motivational contemporary like Dale Carnegie. Mr. Fried sees his biography as a corrective, and indeed it is. (from the Wall Street Journal)

80’s All-American Ads  by Jim Heimann, Taschen Publishing - Social history comes in many forms: diaries, novels, newspapers, photographs and ... advertisements. In the ads of decades past we can see what people wore and what they drove, what attitudes they struck and what gestures they made. We can also see, of course, the goods that a consumer might covet and the strategies that companies might use to sell them.  In the past few years the publisher Taschen has offered by-the-decade collections of American advertising, starting with the 1920s. It arrives at the 1980s with "80s: All-American Ads," edited by Jim Heimann and beautifully printed on glossy, heavy stock. Like its predecessors, the book is a vivid snapshot of a decade's sense of style, not to mention its consumerist obsessions. (from the Wall Street Journal)



In this issue of the newsletter we’re featuring recent articles in Enterprise & Society: The International Journal of Business History, which is the journal of the Business History Conference

The December 2005 issue (Volume 6, number 4) of Enterprise & Society includes the following articles which will be of interest to many marketing historians:

“Solomon Heubner and the Development of Life Insurance Sales Professionalism, 1905 – 1927” by Drew Vande Creek, pp. 646-81.

“The Neglected Legacy of Lancashire Cotton: Industrial Clusters and the U.K. Outdoor Trade, 1960-1990”, pp. 682-709.

The September 2005 issue of Enterprise & Society is a special issue on business history in China and includes “The Business of Survival: Competition and Cooperation in the Shanghai Flour Milling Industry” by Daniel J. Meissner, pp. 364-94. 


Special thanks to Roger Dickinson who provided much of the material for this issue.  If you have news or other information relevant to readers of RIM, please contact Brian Jones.  If you wish to be removed from the RIM email distribution list, please notify Brian at bjones1@quinnipiac.edu 

Historically yours,

Brian Jones, PhD
School of Business / SB-DNF
Quinnipiac University
275 Mount Carmel Ave.
Hamden, CT  06518

phone: 203-582-3753
fax: 203-582-8664


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