Boek over de geschiedenis van chemieconcern Solvay verschenen

23 januari 2013

Ernst Homburg heeft onlangs het boek Solvay: History of a multinational family firm gepresenteerd. Ernst bezet de door de SHT mogelijk gemaakte leerstoel 'Geschiedenis van Wetenschap en Techniek, in hun onderlinge samenhang' aan de Universiteit van Maastricht.

Het (Engelstalige) boek is uitgegeven door Cambridge University Press. Mede-auteurs zijn Kenneth Bertrams en Nicolas Coupain. 

 

Solvay boek

 

Enkele reacties op het boek:

- “This is perhaps the most important European corporate history to be published this century." (Professor Leslie Hannah, University of Tokyo)

- "An excellent history of Solvay that will be of great interest to both business historians and historians of chemistry.” (Peter Morris, Science Museum, London)

- "All major aspects of a dynamic enterprise, such as management, technological change, finances, competition, role of the founding family, and even touching sponsorship, are convincingly addressed." (Harm G. Schröter, Prof. of Economic History, University of Bergen, Norway and President of European Business History Association)

- "With the publication of this book, an extraordinary instance of scholarly neglect has finally been put right, and in grand style." (Raymond G. Stokes, University of Glasgow)

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