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Corporate Specialist Examines Entrepreneurship Then and Now at Berlin Conference

Gary Wilson, Reader in Law at Nottingham Law School, presents at Berlin conference, examining creative enterprise in the global economy; past and present.

Gary Wilson
Gary Wilson, Reader in Law at Nottingham Law School

Gary Wilson, a member of the Centre for Business and Insolvency Law at Nottingham Law School, was recently invited to present at the Joint Conference of the Association of Business Historians and the Gesellschaft für Unternehmensgeschichte at the premises of the Humboldt University in Berlin on 27-28 May 2016. The Association of Business Historians is a British learned society concerned with the study of all aspects of the historical development of enterprise, businesses and business activity generally, as well as the interrelationship of enterprise and entrepreneurship with the social, cultural, economic and political environment.

The event, which was very well attended, covered topics including the history of commodity trading, management education initiatives, case studies of big businesses internationally, corporate governance, globalisation and risk, as well as financial crises and scandals. Attention at the conference also focused on legal and regulatory issues, particularly in relation to entrepreneurship and innovation. Gary's contribution, co-presented with his wife, Dr Sarah Wilson (York Law School), titled 'Creativity and Enterprise in the Global Economy: Legitimacy in Enterprise and Managing the Limits of Competitiveness and Propriety, Past, Present and Future', sought to provide a historical understanding of how the law's approach to enterprise and entrepreneurial behaviour is informed by views of morality.

The Centre for Business and Insolvency Law, which has gained a reputation worldwide for the promotion of research and teaching in business and insolvency matters, sees it as part of its commitment to foster critical thinking on insolvency and business themes. Gary's work reflects a research theme being developed within the Centre, and that has also seen him present at the Australia and New Zealand Law and History Society Conference held at the University of Adelaide on 10 December 2015.

Corporate Specialist Examines Entrepreneurship Then and Now at Berlin Conference

Published on 20 June 2016
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