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German industry and global enterprise: BASF, the history of a company, by Werner Abelshauser (et al.) [review]

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posted on 05.08.2014, 08:56 by Jeremy Leaman
This study of the history of BASF, one of the renowned trio of outstanding German chemical companies, is without doubt a major achievement on the part of the team of four economic historians, assembled by Werner Abelshauser. It will be of considerable interest to students of chemistry, business and economic history and politics alike. There are perceptible faults in its narrative, some of them clearly determined by the fact that the research project was funded by BASF itself, but it would be entirely wrong to dismiss the four contributions as hagiography. Even within a perspectivistic account which relies heavily on BASF archive material, the story that emerges from this volume is both scholarly and compelling, exposing the extensive detail of primary sources to further interpretation by informed and lay readers alike.

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Politics and International Studies

Published in

BUSINESS HISTORY REVIEW

Volume

79

Issue

2

Pages

449 - 451 (3)

Citation

LEAMAN, J., 2005. German industry and global enterprise: BASF, the history of a company, by Werner Abelshauser (et al.) [review]. Business History Review, 79 (2), pp. 449-451.

Publisher

Cambridge University Press (© The President and Fellows of Harvard College)

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2005

Notes

This article has been accepted for publication and has appeared in a revised form, subsequent to peer review and/or editorial input by Cambridge University Press, in Business History Review published by Cambridge University Press.

ISSN

0007-6805

eISSN

2044-768X

Language

en

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