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Chris Kobrak

Chris Kobrak

Former Professor & Wilson/Currie Chair of Canadian Business & Financial History

Bio

Christopher Kobrak was formerly a Professor and the Wilson/Currie Chair of Canadian Business and Financial History at Rotman and a professor of finance at ESCP Europe, Paris.  He was a CPA with ten-years of business experience and held an MBA and PhD degree from Columbia University in NYC.  An International Fellow at the Centre for Corporate Reputation, Oxford University, he served on the editorial boards of several business history journals.  His research interests were in the history of foreign investment, financial services, regulation, corporate governance, and political risk. Please visit Dean Tiff Macklem's announcement and tribute to Professor Kobrak. He will be deeply missed.

Selected Publications - Papers

  • The Concept of Reputation in Business History; C. Kobrak, Ed. by C McKenna & R. Olegario; Business History Review; Issue: Winter; 2013
  • Banks on Board: Banks in German and American Corporate Governance, 1870-1914; C. Kobrak & J. Fear; Business History Review; Issue: Special Issue on Varieties of Capitalism, Winter; 2011
  • The '2008 Crisis' in an Economic History Perspective: Looking at the Twentieth Century; C. Kobrak with Introduction by Mira Wilkins; Business History; Issue: Special Issue, April; 2011
  • Varieties of Business History; C. Kobrak & A. Schneider; Business History; Issue: June; 2011
  • Banking on Governance: UK and US Financial Markets and Management in the 20th Century; C. Kobrak; Bankhistorisches Archiv; Issue: 37.2; 2011
  • The Use and Abuse of History as a Management Tool: Comments on Eric Godelier's View of the French Connection; C. Kobrak; Enterprise and Society; Issue: March; 2010
  • Family Finance: Value Creation and the Democratization of Cross-border Governance; C. Kobrak; Enterprise and Society; Issue: March; 2009
  • The Politics of Globalization: Deutsche Bank, German Property and Political Risk in the United States after World War II; C. Kobrak & J. Wustenhagen; Enterprises et Histoire; Issue: December; 2007
  • Diverging Paths: Accounting for Corporate Governance in America and Germany; C. Kobrak & J. Fear; Business History Review; Issue: Spring; 2006
  • International Investment and Nazi Politics: The Cloaking of German Assets Abroad: 1936-1945; C. Kobrak & J Wustenhagen; Business History; Issue: Summer; 2006
  • The Foreign-Exchange Dimension of Corporate Control in the Third Reich; C. Kobrak; Journal of Contemporary European History; Issue: June; 2003
  • Foreign-Currency Transactions and the Recovery of German Industry in the Aftermath of World War I; C. Kobrak; Accounting, Business & Financial History; Issue: March; 2002
  • The Politics of Corporate Governance in the Third Reich: The Case of Schering AG; C. Kobrak; Enterprise and Society; Issue: September; 2002

Selected Publications - Books and Chapters

  • "Finance and Family-Ness: An Historical Assessment," The Endurance of Family Business; C. Kobrak & P. Bunkanwanicha; Eds. P. Fernandez Perez & A. Colli; Cambridge University Press; 2013
  • "USA: The International Attraction of the US Insurance Market," World Insurance: The Evolution of a Global Risk Network; C. Kobrak; Eds. P. Borscheid and N. Viggo Haueter; Oxford University Press; 2012
  • German title for Banking on Global Markets: Deutsche Bank und die USA: Gesschaft und Politik von 1870 bis heute; C. Kobrak; C.H. Beck; 2008
  • Banking on Global Markets: Deutsche Bank and the United States, 1870 to the Present; C. Kobrak; Cambridge University Press; 2007
  • "From Kant to Liar's Poker: History and Business Ethics," Archives and Corporate Culture; C. Kobrak; Ed. G. Teichman et al; European Association for Banking and Financial History; 2006
  • European Business, Dictatorship and Political Risk: 1920-1945; Eds., C. Kobrak & P. Hansen; Berghahn Books; 2004
  • "The Origins of Political Risk in the Twentieth Century," European Business, Dictatorship and Political Risk: 1920-1945; C. Kobrak & P. Hansen; Berghahn Books; 2004
  • "Big Business and the Third Reich," in The Historiography of the Holocaust; C. Kobrak; Ed. D. Stone; MacMillan Press; 2004
  • National Cultures and International Competition: The Experience of Schering AG, 1851-1950; C. Kobrak; Cambridge University Press; 2002

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