|Hartmut Berghoff and Adam Rome (ed.), Green Capitalism? Business and the Environment in the Twentieth Century|
The book offers a critical, historically informed perspective on building a more sustainable economy. Written by business historians and environmental historians, the essays in this volume take a critical look at the nature of capitalism through a wide range of focused case studies. Ranging in geographic scope from Europe to the United States, "Green Capitalism?" raises questions about capitalism in different historical, sociocultural, and political contexts.
Hartmut Berghoff, Moderne Unternehmensgeschichte. Eine themen- und theorieorientierte Einführung
This textbook is based on economic theory and introduces the concepts and major results of modern business history. Topics range from organizational to marketing history, from the technological to the social history of firms, from corporate culture to corporate ethics. The book focuses on developments from nineteenth century industrialization to present day globalization. It is a readable synthesis for students and the general public, combining theoretical foundations with historical case studies from the world of business.
Hartmut Berghoff, Cornelia Rauh und Thomas Welskopp (Hg.), Tatort Unternehmen: Zur Geschichte der Wirtschaftskriminalität im 20. und 21. Jahrhundert
This book uses major historical examples to investigate the connection between white-collar crime and corporations. The authors present notorious cases of white-collar crime, search for the perpetrators? motives, and cast light on the - typically far-reaching - negative implications for all those involved, including the perpetrators, the affected corporation, and the world of politics.
Hartmut Berghoff und Cornelia Rauh, The Respectable Career of Fritz K. The Making and Remaking of a Provincial Nazi Leader, 1885-1980
Entrepreneur and Nazi functionary Fritz Kiehn lived through almost 100 years of German history, from the Bismarck era to the late Bonn Republic. A successful manufacturer, Kiehn joined the Nazi Party in 1930 and obtained a number of influential posts after 1933, making him one of the most powerful Nazi functionaries in southern Germany. These posts allowed him ample opportunity to profit from "Aryanizations" and state contracts. After 1945, he restored his reputation, was close to Adenauer's CDU during Germany's economic miracle, and was a respected and honored citizen in Trossingen. Kiehn's biography provides a key to understanding the political upheavals of the twentieth century, especially the workings of the corrupt Nazi system as well as the ?coming to terms? with National Socialism in the Federal Republic.
Hartmut Berghoff und Uta A. Balbier (Hg.), Falling Behind or Catching Up? The East German Economy, 1945-2010
By many measures, the German Democratic Republic (GDR) had the strongest economy in the Eastern bloc and was one of the most important industrial nations worldwide. Nonetheless, the economic history of the GDR has been primarily discussed as a failure when compared with the economic success of the Federal Republic and is often cited as one of the pre-eminent examples of central planning's deficiencies. This volume analyzes both the successes and failures of the East German economy. The contributors consider the economic history of East Germany within its broader political, cultural and social contexts. Rather than limit their perspective to the period of the GDR's existence, the essays additionally consider the decades before 1945 and the post-1990 era. Contributors also trace the present and future of the East German economy and suggest possible outcomes.
Hartmut Berghoff und Thomas Kühne (Hg.), Globalizing Beauty: Consumerism and Body Aesthetics in the Twentieth Century
This volume aims to advance our understanding of beauty's role in modern consumer societies by bringing together fresh scholarship that addresses a common set of questions from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including especially history, but also black studies, women's studies, German studies, sociology, and anthropology.
Hartmut Berghoff, Jürgen Kocka und Dieter Ziegler, (Hg.), Business in the Age of Extremes. Essays in Modern German and Austrian Economic History
This collection of essays explores the impact that nationalism, capitalism and socialism had on economics during the first half of the twentieth century. Focusing on Central Europe, contributors examine the role that businesspeople and enterprises played in Germany's and Austria's paths to the catastrophe of Nazism. Based on new archival research, the essays gathered here ask how the business community became involved in the political process and describes the consequences arising from that involvement. Particular attention is given to the responses of individual businesspeople to changing political circumstances and their efforts to balance the demands of their consciences with the pursuit for profit.
Hartmut Berghoff, Phil Scranton und Uwe Spiekermann (Hg.), The Rise of Marketing and Market Research
This volume serves up a combination of broad questions, theoretical approaches, and manifold case studies to explore how people have sought to understand markets and thereby reduce risk, whether they have approached this challenge with a practical view based on their own business acumen or used the tools of scholarship.
Hartmut Berghoff und Uwe Spiekermann (Hg.), Decoding Modern Consumer Societies
Drawing on a wide range of studies of Europe, the United States, Asia, and Africa, the contributions gathered here consider how political history, business history, the history of science, cultural history, gender history, intellectual history, anthropology, and even environmental history can help us decode modern consumer societies