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Arch GA 93

Wells, Louis T. Louis T. Wells Papers, 1957-2012: A Finding Aid

Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University


Harvard Business School, Boston MA 02163.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: Arch GA 93
Repository: Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Creator: Louis T. Wells
Title: Louis T. Wells papers
Date(s): 1957-2012
Quantity: 43.5 linear feet (103 boxes)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: The papers of HBS professor Louis T. Wells consist of subject files, teaching records, research, consulting work, publications and offprints collected by Wells while teaching at Harvard Business School.


The Louis T. Wells papers were received by Baker Library Special Collections as a gift from Louis T. Wells in 2012.
Accession numbers: A-12-59, A-12-60 and A-12-62

Processing Information:

Processed: February 2016
By: Benjamin Johnson
Digital content on physical storage media has been reformatted when possible. Files were surveyed, screened for privacy and confidentiality concerns, and transferred to secure storage. Content open for research is described at the series and folder levels below.
Publications were removed from this collection and cataloged separately.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.
Audiovisual material in this collection has not been reformatted. Original physical carriers are located in Box 103.
Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.
Materials stored onsite. Please contact histcollref@hbs.edu for more information.

Preferred Citation:

Cite as: Louis T. Wells Papers. HBS Archives. Baker Library. Harvard Business School.

Related Materials

See also the Harvard Dataverse record for the Multinational Enterprise Project.

Biographical Note:

Louis Truitt Wells, Jr. is a leading organizational management and international economic relations theorist and professor emeritus at Harvard Business School. Wells was born in Nashville, Tennessee on October 19, 1937. He received a BA in physics from Georgia Institute of Technology and his MBA (1963) and DBA (1966) from Harvard Business School. After graduating from HBS, Wells became an assistant professor of Business Administration and then was appointed the Herbert F. Johnson Professor of International Management. Wells was part of the Business, Government and the International Economy unit, which focuses on the political, social and legal environment in which business operates. Wells has served as a consultant to governments of developing countries, private business entities and international organizations. In 1994-1995, Wells served as Coordinator for Indonesia Projects at the Harvard Institute for International Development in Jakarta, Indonesia. Wells was a leading researcher in the Multinational Enterprise Project, started by Harvard Kennedy School professor Raymond Vernon. The project was focused on the study of operations of United States and foreign based multinational businesses through the lens of finance, organization, production, and marketing.

Series Outline

The collection is arranged in the following series:

Scope and Content Note:

The papers of Louis T. Wells document his time as an assistant professor and later Herbert F. Johnson Professor of International Management at Harvard Business School. Wells was a member of the Business, Government and the International Economy unit at HBS. His research interests focus on multinational enterprises, international business and government relations, and foreign investment by private business entities in developing countries. The papers consist of subject files, conference materials, consulting files, teaching records, case study preparation, research, publications, and offprints. Also included in the records is material related to the Multinational Enterprise Project, otherwise known within HBS as the Vernon database.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Business education.
Corporations--Developing countries.
International business enterprises--Developing countries.
International business enterprises--Management.
International economic relations.
Management--Study and teaching.
Case method--Study and teaching.
Electronic documents.
Floppy disks.
Vernon, Raymond, 1913-
Harvard University. Graduate School of Business Administration--Faculty.