TITLE: Business in History
SPEAKER: Louis Galambos
EVENT DATE: 06/14/2006
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 37 minutes
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Louis Galambos, holder of the Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History at the John W. Kluge Center, discussed "Business in History."
In light of Enron and other recent corporate scandals, there is a heightened awareness today of ethical business practices. In his lecture, Galambos places in historical perspective society's concern for business ethics, ranging from the early 20th century to the present day, sweeping through periods of prosperity and depression. He explains why Americans have been so concerned and yet have done so little about corporate accountability during the past century.
Speaker Biography: Louis Galambos is a professor of history and editor of "The Papers of Dwight D. Eisenhower" at Johns Hopkins University. He has written extensively on U.S. business history, business-government relations, the economic aspects of modern institutional development in America and the rise of the bureaucratic state. Galambos received his Ph.D. from Yale University. He was a senior fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities and business history fellow at Harvard University's Graduate School of Business Administration. In addition, he has held fellowships at the Woodrow Wilson Center and at Princeton University.