Dr Lucy Newton
International Business and Strategy
Senior Lecturer of Business History
Programme Director, Henley Full-Time MBA
Telephone: +44 (0) 118 378 5045
Location: (Whiteknights) Room 148
Lucy Newton is a Senior Lecturer in Business History at Henley Business School. Lucy has taught modules on the evolution of multinational enterprise and the development of international business. She currently teaches MBA Reputation and Responsibility, Undergraduate Business Ethics and Evolution of Entrepreneurship and Masters level Corporate Social Responsibility. During her time at Henley, Lucy has been responsible for running the post-graduate pre-experience programmes and the undergraduate programmes in the Business School. She led the redesign of the Undergraduate programmes offered by Henley and launched a new 4-year degree in Business and Management in 2010, which has successfully increased recruitment of high calibre undergraduate students. She is currently the programme Director of the New Full-Time MBA at Henley Business School. Lucy researches and publishes business history in top quality international journals and presents her research outputs at a variety of international conferences.
By area: Banking History, including the development and marketing of English retail and multinational banks during the 19th and 20th centuries. Other areas of interest include Industrial Regional Clusters; the History of Women's Investment; the History of Corporate Governance; the History of Trust in Business; and the History of the Manufacture and Marketing of Consumer Goods in the 19th century.
By industry: Banking, Finance and Consumer Goods
By geography: British Domestic and International
Programme Director of the New Fulltime MBA at Henley Business School. Module convenor for Business Ethics on Undergraduate programmes. Modules convenor for the Evolution of Entrepreneurship on Undergraduate programmes. Teacher on MBA module Reputation and Responsibility. Teacher on Master module Corporate Social Responsibility.
Francesca Carnevali and Lucy Newton (2013, forthcoming) 'Pianos for the People. From Producer to Consumer in Britain, 1851-1914'. Enterprise and Society.
Scott, P. and Newton, L. A. (2012) Advertising, promotion, and the rise of a national building society movement in interwar Britain. Business History, 54 (3). pp. 399-423. ISSN 1743-7938 doi: 10.1080/00076791.2011.638489
Newton, L. A. (2010) The birth of joint-stock banking: a comparison of England and New England in the nineteenth century. Business History Review, 84 (1). pp. 27-52. ISSN 2044-768X
Scott, P. and Newton, L. (2007) Jealous monopolists? British banks and responses to the Macmillan gap during the 1930s. Enterprise & Society, 8 (4). pp. 881-919. ISSN 1467-2235
Newton, L. and Cottrell, P. (2006) Female investors in the first english and Welsh commercial joint-stock banks. Accounting, Business & Financial History, 16 (2). pp. 315-340. ISSN 0958-5206
Kinsey, S. and Newton, L. (eds.), (1998), International banking in an age of transition. Ashgate, Aldershot. ISBN 978-1859283844.
Conferences organised at the Centre for International Business History, Henley Business School, and external funding received:
2000: 'Financing growth: institutional development of the financial service sector 1700-1970'
2001: 'Industrial districts and regions'
2003: 'Trust and reputation in business'
Invitations have been made to speak at national and international conferences and seminar series, including those held at the Business History Unit, London School of Economics; The Business History Conference, USA; the History Department, University of Birmingham; and the Business Archives Council annual conference.
Papers have also been presented at conferences after competitive submissions to the following: the European Business History Association Annual Conference; the Association of Business Historians Annual Conference; the Economic History Society Annual Conference; the Business History Conference, USA; conferences of the European Association of Banking History; and conferences at the Business School, University of Warwick.
Research Project: ‘ Made in Britain. Manufacturing and Selling Household Goods in Britain (1851-1914)’, with Francesca Carnevali, University of Birmingham.
Research students supervised: Mior Harris Mior Harun, ‘The Influence of Cultural and Religious Values on Advertising Content and Appeal: A Cross-Cultural Study of the UK and Malaysia’, entry in October 2008 (supervised with Peter Scott).
Kabir Mohammed, ‘Does Do-Good Culture Yield Value’, January 2001- present (supervised with Simon Booth). Registration currently suspended.
Malcolm Dowden, ‘Law, litigation and industrial development in South Wales, c. 1760-1850’. 2000-2003, part-time. Registration currently suspended.
Internal examiner for Shakila Jacob, Competition and Co-operation: US FDI in Malaya, 1870-1957. Awarded December 2004.