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040766 UK Business History (2011W)

8.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 50 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 04.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 8
Tuesday 11.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 8
Tuesday 18.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 8
Tuesday 25.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 8
Tuesday 08.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 8
Tuesday 15.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 8
Tuesday 22.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 8
Tuesday 29.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 8
Tuesday 06.12. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 8
Tuesday 13.12. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 8
Tuesday 10.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 8
Tuesday 17.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 8
Saturday 21.01. 09:00 - 19:00 (ehem. Hörsaal 23 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 5)
Tuesday 24.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 8
Tuesday 31.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 8


Aims, contents and method of the course

The topic of this University course (UK) is the historical background of business enterprises and their interaction with political and social developments. It gives an overview of the different theories and the existing literature. The time periode goes from the 20th century until today, with the main emphasis on Europe and the USA. The intention is to show the complexity of the business world, of decision making, change of organisation, market developments and the impact of innovations in business administration and technology. It should also lead to a better understanding of political and social implications of business policy.

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

The course is divided into two parts: Firstly, it gives an overview of Business History with the following topics
Business History and Economic Development
Business History and Management Studies
Big Business
Banking and Finance
Technology and Innovation
Marketing and Distribution
Corporate Governance
Business an the State
Business Culture
The students have to present this topics: Literature the chapters in: Geoffrey Jones/Jonathan Zeitlin, The Oxford Handbook of Business History, Oxford 2007
The second part is a two days event, where the students have to present a short paper, based on the book: "Go East!" Schenker Logistics in Asia-Pacific 1960-2010, Vienna 2010. The time will be fixed in accordance with the participants.

Reading list

Hartmut Berghoff, Moderne Unternehmensgeschichte, UTB, Wien 2004
Alfred D. Chandler, The Visible Hand. The Managerial Revolution in American Business, Cambridge 1977
Ejvind Damsgard Hansen, European Economic History, Copenhagen 2000
Toni Pierenkemper, Unternehmensgeschichte, Stuttgart 2000
Alice Teichova/Herbert Matis/Andreas Resch (Hg.), Business History, Veröffentlichungen der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Unternehmensgeschichte, Wien1999
John F. Wilson, British Business History 1720-1994, Manchester 1995

Association in the course directory

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