Friday, May 5, 2017

CFP: Business History Issue on Health Industries

The journal Business History has published a call for submissions for a special issue on "Health Industries in the Twentieth Century." According to the guest editors, Pierre-Yves Donzé and Paloma Fernández Pérez,
the objective of this special issue is to contribute with a longitudinal, business history approach, to the analysis and understanding about the construction of health industries and services throughout the world since the 1900s. This volume will illustrate the role of path dependence and the diversity of models followed in different countries by which health was transformed, from local services, into a fast-growing business. Second, the articles to be included in the special issue will also emphasize the impact of the diverse institutional frameworks that contributed to define national health systems. Third, this special issue aims to shed new light about the emergence of new therapeutic agents and new frames of care and culture, and the influence of new actors and changing organizations.
Articles for consideration should be submitted by May 31, 2017, via the online system at the journal website. For a more detailed discussion of the aims of the issue, please consult the full call for papers.