BiographyHubert Bonin is professor emeritus and researcher in economic history at Sciences Po Bordeaux at the UMR CNRS 5113 GRETHA-Bordeaux University. He is a specialist in banking history (with a programme reconstructing the history of the General Society between 1864 and 1945 and another on the Farm Credit between 1951 and 2001) and financial history (factoring, asset management, investment banking, wealth management banking). He is also an expert on the history of businesses and tertiary organizations, on entrepreneurship and business, and on the ultramarine banking and business–always by linking French history to European and international movements and networks. He also studies the deployment of French banks and companies in the former Chinese concessions. Between 2013 and 2019, he carried out a programme to reconstitute the economic war on the French side in 1914-1919, at the national level, at the Gironde level, at the colonial level and at the level of spirits & wines. Its field of study also covers globalization, from History to the present time: banking geopolitics, the internationalization of banks, French maritime competitiveness, history of intercontinental logistics flows.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Hubert Bonin co-organizes demonstrations of applied history with corporate communications managers, with the aim of “popularizing” the methods and achievements of history. He is involved in the reconstitution and the commemoration of the history of some firms, banks, and business families. More precise information and texts on the website [www.hubertbonin.fr].
Interlocking business history, economic history, management history, and academic frameworks to institutional, firm, and organization management.
Published: Jul 17, 2019 by Business History October-December 2014, volume 56, n° 7-8, p. 1312-1334
The article gauged the commitment of bankers, Haute Banque houses and deposit or investment banks to Europeanised strategies and connections
Published: Jul 17, 2019 by Business History March 2007, volume 49, n°2, p. 235-254
The article analyses how business and Financial cooperation took shape between West and East economic interests for the sake of the integration of energy on a European scale