Cold War Business History Symposium CFP (Stockholm, March 11, 2016)

Call for papers – Cold War Business History

The Institute for Economic and Business History Research at Stockholm School of Economics invites proposals for papers to be presented at the symposium on Cold War Business History, in Stockholm, Sweden March 11 2016.

The symposium focuses on the participation of businesses (outside the defense industry) in the defense effort (or in preparedness or contingency planning) during the cold war.

This includes, but is not limited to: war production (including preparations for war production), contingency storage of raw materials and foodstuffs, planning for evacuation or relocation, and participation in government planning committees and information services. Proposals dealing with any of these aspects or related fields, regardless of country, are welcome.

Proposals should include a one page vita and an abstract not exceeding 250 words which addresses the research plan and the original contribution to historical knowledge the final product is expected to make.

Proposal Deadline: November 30 2015

Submit all proposals by email to erik.lakomaa @ by November 30 2015. The program committee expects to finalize the program by December 15 2015; final versions of accepted papers are due to the symposium committee and panel chairs by February 15, 2016.

Further information on the symposium on Cold War Business History will be posted on

Erik Lakomaa, PhD
Executive Director
Institute for Economic and Business History Research (EHFF)

Department of Marketing and Strategy

Stockholm School of Economics
Box 6501, S-113 83 Stockholm, Sweden
Visiting address: Holländargatan 32, floor 5
Phone: + 46 8 736 96 04, Mobile: +46 709 307 599;