Desautels Lecture Series Presents: Matthew Bellamy on “Family Firm to Managerial Enterprise: Three Generations of Labatts and the Bootlegging Manager-Entrepreneur who saved the Brewery from Prohibition.”

January 25, 2022 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

The very first lecture in the Desautels Lecture series, will be conducted by Professor Matthew Bellamy of the Carleton University’s Department of History. The lecture will consider the nature of family relationships at Labatt? Did the family business experience a Buddenbrooks effect? How did the entrepreneurial skills of one generation of Labatt compare to those of another, and those of Edmund Burke, the general manager of the brewery during prohibition? What values did the founder of the company, John Kinder Labatt, establish to guide the business over time? Were these values dangerous path dependents that trapped his heirs in the cage of tradition? How did the brewery survived prohibition?

This event will take place virtually, over Zoom.

Details to come.