Learn more about the man who played a pioneering role in the emergence of the postwar entrepreneurial economy through his roles as an influential educator and venture capital innovator.
Trace the development of business education for women from Radcliffe College in 1937 to Harvard Business School, and discover how program directors, administrators, faculty prepared students to take their places in the business world.
The Heard papers, one of the largest collections of business records relating to the nineteenth-century China trade, present a look into momentous events of Sino-Western relations and the day-to-day activities of American traders in the treaty ports.
The Women, Enterprise & Society Web guide identifies materials in the Business Manuscripts Collection that document women's participation in American business and culture from the eighteenth through the twentieth century.
Credit is a new development in economic history, right? Wrong. As this new exhibit shows, while the institutions and instruments of twenty-first century credit are less than a century old, credit is as old as commerce.
In the 1920s HBS professors led a landmark study of worker behavior at Western Electric's Hawthorne Works plant. The experiments represented a milestone in the dawn of the human relations movement.
Financial crises have been a recurring feature of American history. From the 1830s to the 1930s, asset price bubbles inflated and burst multiple times, shattering public confidence and devastating markets in the U.S. and around the world.
Unprecedented in size and complexity, the nineteenth century railroad system of the United States made possible an unparalleled level of commerce and became one of the models on which the foundations of modern capitalism would be based.
Examine the ways in which an emerging advertising industry reached a national market with innovative printing technologies and marketing strategies that crossed the boundaries of art and commerce.