miércoles, 23 de febrero de 2011

CONFERENCE ON BIG FIRMS IN MONTERREY, MEXICO. Mario Cerutti, from Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in Monterrey, North of Mexico, is organizing for March 3rd 2011 a conference on big firms in Mexico in the 20th and 21rst centuries.

jueves, 10 de febrero de 2011

New books on family businesses in Mexico and India

Two new interesting books on family businesses, in Mexico and India during the 20th century:

1. India: Hamish Mc Donald (2010). Mahabharata in Polyester. The Making of the World´s richest brothers and their feud. New South. Conflicts in generational succession of a big corporation born in textiles and transformed in a diversified holding with petrochemicals, TICS and entertainment companies.

2. Mexico: Mario Cerutti, Maria del Carmen Hernández and Carlos Marichal coords. (2010), Grandes empresas y grupos empresariales en Mexico en el siglo XX. P y V. Seven essays diversified in sectors and regions which focus in the consolidation of dynamic firms during the ISI period and in their globalization after the 1980s.
Grants for research on Catalan family firms by Fundació Jaume Casademont:

Every year Fundació Jaume Casademont calls for proposals of manuscripts dealing with research on Catalan family firms. They grant cash and publish the awarded manuscript.

More information on the website of Fundació Jaume Casademont, "Beca Baròmetre de l´Empresa Familiar" (Enric Sucarrats)

jueves, 3 de febrero de 2011


Lluïsa Pla i Toldrà has just presented her doctoral dissertation on one of the most influential business family of Catalonia during the 19th century, the Gironas, a family which had a diversified portfolio of investments among which outstandingly shares of the first industrial bank of the first industrial region of Spain: the Banco de Barcelona. The title is "Els Girona: la formació de la gran burgesia catalana del segle XIX(1748-1905)". The advisor has been the prestigious historian Jordi Nadal i Oller. The thesis was presented at the Department of History and Economic Institutions of the Faculty of Economics and Business of Universitat de Barcelona in Spain, January 2011.
Amedeo Lepore has published Mercado y empresa en Europa. La empresa González de la Sierra en el comercio gaditano entre los siglos XVIII y XIX. It is a well-documented case study of a significant enduring company in the maritime trade of Cádiz during two centuries.

miércoles, 2 de febrero de 2011

New book by Martin Rodrigo, La familia Gil, empresarios catalanes en la Europa del siglo XIX. Madrid: LID Editorial, 2010.

martes, 1 de febrero de 2011

Award for research papers on family firms in Latin America from Centro de Empresas Familiares of Monterrey University in Mexico

Centro de Empresas Familiares of Monterrey University in Mexico has sent a call for papers for research papers on family firms in Latin America. Up to five papers will receive an award which includes cash and publication in a book. Please contact the Centro for further information