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German Economic and Business History in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Authors: Plumpe, Werner

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About this book

German economic history in the industrial age has classically formed an important basis for the study of economic growth and industrialisation more generally. This book aims to introduce English-language readers to modern German economic history based on a selection of work by one of Germany's leading economic and business historians, Werner Plumpe, who places particular emphasis on the institutional structure of the economy. Plumpe's work demonstrates that the country's economic evolution can only be understood by paying close attention to institutional peculiarities, such as the shape of industrial relations and the dynamics of corporate decision-making. It also emphasises the importance of the interconnectedness of capital and labour in the German coordinated market economy and draws attention to individual events and decisions that may have driven long-term economic development, but are rarely considered in approaches that deal primarily with macroeconomic growth.
German Economic and Business History in the 19th and 20th Century shows that Germany's economic history still warrants the application of an institutional view of economic transformation that is slightly different from the more formal perspectives dominant in the UK and the US. The book serves as a practical demonstration of a historicist approach to economic history introduced by the German Historical School a century ago, which still inspires large parts of German economic historiography.

About the authors

Werner Plumpe is Professor of Economics and Social History at the Goethe-University of Frankfurt, Germany. He studied history and economics at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany and received his PhD in 1985. He has held various positions in advisory boards, such as Chairman of the Academic Advisory Board of the German Society of Business History and President of the German Association of Historians.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • German Economic and Business History from the Nineteenth Century to the Present Day: Introductory Remarks

    Plumpe, Werner

    Pages 1-12

  • Economic Thought and Economic Development: On the Linkage of Economic History and the Historical Semantics of the Economy

    Plumpe, Werner

    Pages 15-49

  • The Birth of the Homo economicus: Historical Thoughts on the Origins and Significance of this Model of Human Behavior for the Modern Economy

    Plumpe, Werner

    Pages 51-79

  • The Improbability of the Jubilee: Or Why the Only Way to Shed Light on a Firm Is through Its History

    Plumpe, Werner

    Pages 83-104

  • Business and Industry under National Socialism: An Interim Report

    Plumpe, Werner

    Pages 105-135

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-51860-6
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-51859-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
German Economic and Business History in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-51860-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-51860-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-51859-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 367
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 illustrations in colour
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