Jennifer Begakis

I am a Ph.D. Candidate and Historian at Cornell University. I work on capitalism and financial investment strategies that “all started with a mouse.” Focusing on histories of the Disney Company to today, my doctoral work explores the limitations of corporate strategic planning.

I argue Disney’s failures offer insight into the famous company’s corporate success and a new and necessary history of capitalism that stories of Walt Disney and the Walt Disney Company’s successes do not.

Jennifer Begakis, Ph.D. Candidate at Cornell University