The Business History Conference announces its search for editor of Enterprise & Society: The International Journal of Business History. Applications are due by Nov. 1, 2012.
Published by Oxford University Press, Enterprise & Society is one of the world’s leading journals in business history. Interdisciplinary in approach and international in scope, it offers a forum for research on the historical relations between businesses and their larger political, cultural, institutional, social, and economic contexts.
The new Editor will succeed the current editor, Philip Scranton of Rutgers University, whose final issue will be December 2014. The new editor’s term starts in January 2015, runs for four years, and is renewable. For approximately six months prior to January 2015, the new editor can expect to work closely with the outgoing editor, in order to manage the transition process. The editor is supported by associate editors and an editorial board representative of a broad range of nations, methodologies, and areas of specialization. The editor also serves as an ex-officio BHC trustee. Given the prevalence of electronic publication and electronic data-transmission tools (including the ScholarOne journal publication management system), applications from individuals outside of the United States are encouraged. Prospective applicants are encouraged to review the Enterprise & Society information sheet, available by contacting the journals managing editor, Carol Lockman, at clockman@Hagley.org. Initial expressions of interest are welcome, and should be addressed to Albert Churella, Chair, Enterprise & Society Transition Committee, Social and International Studies Department, Southern Polytechnic State University, 1100 S. Marietta Pkwy., Marietta, GA, 30060-2896. Electronic submissions (.PDF format) are acceptable, and should be sent to . Formal applications should be submitted by 1 November 2012, and include a c.v. or resume and a statement of qualifications, including management plan, intellectual goals, and editorial philosophy. The Enterprise & Society Transition Committee will notify finalists no later than 1 January 2013. At that point, finalists will have until 1 May 2013 to provide a letter from the sponsoring institution on its commitment of support, which will generally include course release time and some level of administrative assistance. Interviews will take place during the summer or early fall of 2013, and the BHC Trustees will make the final appointment at their Spring 2014 meeting.