Editors' Introduction: Business History and the Middle East: Local Contexts, Multinational Responses-A Special Section of Enterprise & Society Academic Article uri icon


  • The 2003 publication Business History around the World contains area chapters summarizing business history research that essentially cover the world, reflecting the enormous growth in the discipline in Europe, Asia, and Latin America in recent years. 2 Moreover, this global spread of coverage has coincided with a thematic maturing, as scholars have diverted their attention from the technologically innovative and managerially intensive, large-scale firm. Big businesses remain a key topic today, but the particular focus is more likely to be their multinationality rather than managerial capabilities.

publication date

  • January 1, 2008