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Business History in Europe

Opportunities and challenges for young business historians. Some insights from the European job market

  • Marianna Astore EMAIL logo and Veronica Binda EMAIL logo


This article examines the working conditions of young business historians in Europe, looking at both the demand and the supply side of the junior job market. It is based on responses to a questionnaire submitted to all the participants in the European Business History Association (EBHA) Doctoral Summer School, and on a database of the positions offered in BH (or related fields) from 2016 up to 2020. The analysis brings to light several problems connected with the precariousness of the job market and the shortage of opportunities. Even so, young scholars’ job satisfaction is generally high overall, though less so in Southern Europe.

Published Online: 2022-03-19
Published in Print: 2022-03-28

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