Business in the age of extremes : essays in modern German and Austrian economic history

edited by Hartmut Berghoff, Jürgen Kocka, Dieter Ziegler

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.

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  • Part I. From the Late Wilhelmine Empire to the Great Depression: 1. The Kaiser and his ship-owner: Albert Ballin, the HAPAG Shipping Company, and the relationship between industry and politics in imperial Germany and the Early Weimar Republic Gerhard A. Ritter
  • 2. Carl Duisberg, the end of World War I, and the birth of social partnership from the spirit of defeat Werner Plumpe
  • 3. Austrian reconstruction, 1920-1921: a matter for private business or the League of Nations? Philip L. Cottrell
  • 4. Rudolf Sieghart and the Austrian land credit institution: a case study of the Austrian banking crisis of the 1920s and 1930s Peter Eigner
  • 5. Populism and political entrepreneurship: the universalization of German savings banks and the decline of American savings banks, 1908-1934 Jeffrey Fear and R. Daniel Wadhwani
  • 6. The 1931 Central European Banking Crisis revisited Harold James
  • 7. Science and science policy during the Nazi era: the Kaiser Wilhelm Gesellschaft and the Deutsche Forzschungsgemeinschaft Reinhard Rurup
  • 8. 'A regulated market economy': new perspectives on the nature of the economic order of the Third Reich, 1933-1939 Dieter Ziegler
  • 9. The personal factor in business under National Socialism: the case of Paul Reusch and Friedrich Flick Johannes Bahr
  • 10. Business as usual? Aryanization in practice, 1933-1938 Ingo Kohler
  • 11. The dispossession of the Jews and the Europeanization of the Holocaust Constantin Goschler
  • 12. Managing the assets of the enemy in occupied France: the electrical industry Heidrun Homburg
  • Appendix: the historian Gerald D. Feldman, 1937-2007: a tribute Jurgen Kocka.

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書名 Business in the age of extremes : essays in modern German and Austrian economic history
著作者等 Berghoff, Hartmut
Kocka, Jürgen
Ziegler, Dieter
Kocka Jurgen
シリーズ名 Publications of the German Historical Institute
出版元 German Historical Institute;Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 2013
ページ数 ix, 249 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 9781107016958
NCID BB1161642X
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国