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040766 UK Business History (2012W)

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

Registration/Deregistration

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

Details

max. 50 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 04.10. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 3
Thursday 11.10. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 3
Thursday 18.10. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 3
Thursday 25.10. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 3
Thursday 08.11. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 3
Thursday 15.11. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 3
Thursday 22.11. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 3
Thursday 29.11. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 3
Thursday 06.12. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 3
Thursday 13.12. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 3
Thursday 10.01. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 3
Thursday 17.01. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 3
Saturday 19.01. 09:00 - 17:30 Hörsaal 9
Thursday 24.01. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 3
Thursday 31.01. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 3
Thursday 31.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Hörsaal 8
Thursday 21.02. 10:00 - 12:00 Hörsaal 9
Thursday 14.03. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 5
Thursday 14.03. 10:00 - 11:30 Hörsaal 12
Thursday 21.03. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 5
Thursday 21.03. 10:00 - 11:30 Hörsaal 12

Information

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 covers the time period 19th century until today, focussing on Europe and the USA. The intention is to show the complexity of business in all sectors of the economy, 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:
The first part is a lecture of various topics (sectorial specifics of business organization, technology, finance and capital, the role of the state). Due to the large number of participants, this lecture is provided both in the classroom and on the internet.

Second, every participant has to produce a paper or give a talk on one case. Again, due to the number of participants, not everybody can give an oral presentation in the classroom. Participants can choose between:
- written paper (4,000 words)
- oral presentation in the classroom
- video presentation on the internet
A list of topics, and general requirements will be provided in time. Details will be agreed upon in direct contact.

Reading list

Hartmut Berghoff, Moderne Unternehmensgeschichte, UTB, Wien 2004
Alfred D. Chandler, The Visible Hand. The Managerial Revolution in American Business, Cambridge 1977
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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