• Harvard University
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  • Library Notes
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  • September 2010
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  • No. 1355
New Online Resource from HBS: Latin American Business History Print
laoh image.jpgBacking the bunch, Colombia, 1924. United Fruit Company Photograph Collection, box 31, #399. Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School

The Business History Group in Harvard Business School's Entrepreneurial Management Unit and Baker Library Historical Collections have created a new online resource—Latin American Business History: Resources and Research.

The Business History Group has made the globalization of research and teaching of business history a high priority and has a strong interest in facilitating research on Latin American business history, especially within the Southern Cone of the continent, initially Chile and Argentina. Knowledge of Chilean and Argentinean business history over the last century remains limited, and policy makers and business practitioners have few places to look for guidance from the past—a substantial loss, since the region offers rich historical data. This ongoing research program seeks to help fill this gap.

Latin American Business History includes excerpts from oral histories with 21 leading business practitioners from Argentina and Chile, conducted by HBS research fellow Dr. Andrea Lluch. These interviews are a valuable resource for research on the business history of Argentina and Chile since the 1960s. In addition, the interview transcripts are available for academic and scholarly research upon request from Baker Library Historical CollectionsThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

This initiative was coordinated by Geoffrey Jones, the Isidor Straus Professor of Business History at Harvard Business School, and facilitated by Sven von Appen, an HBS alumnus and prominent Latin American businessman. The project is conducted in association with Harvard University's David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.