Projects

I have always tried to relate my ongoing research to projects initiated and run by colleagues or by myself. In the following projects I took part in actively (the following list does not include just book-projects.) 

Current research projects:

  • Performance. Understanding Economic Performance of Enterprises during the 20th Century in Europe
  • CARIS (Competitive Advantages of Regions: Comparative Studies in Industries in Global Perspective (chair: Prof. Kurosawa, Kyoto, running since 2010)
  • - Research group for transnational history and cultural encounters, 1850 – present (chair: Prof. Hoffmann, running since 2008)

    - Transfer of information within organizations (chair: Prof. Andresen, Bergen, running 2008-2015)

    - The Rhine-basis in its international context, 1850-2010, (chair: Prof. Kleman, Rotterdam, Prof. Plumpe, Frankfurt running since 2009)

    - New views on cartelization (chair: Prof. Schröter, Bergen, running 2009-2013)

    - A Special Kind of Business: the Cooperative movement 1950 – 2010… and beyond (chairs: Prof. Battilani, Bologna, Prof. Schröter, Bergen, running 2009 – 2012)

    - CARIS (Competitive Advantages of Regions: Comparative Studies in Industries in Global Perspective (chair: Prof. Kurosawa, Kyoto, running since 2010)

    - Business Groups (chair: Prof. Hikino, Kyoto, running since 2013)

     

 

 

Former research projects

  • A Special Kind of Business: the Cooperative movement 1950 – 2010… and beyond (chairs: Prof. Battilani, Bologna, Prof. Schröter, Bergen)
    (running 2009 – 2012)
  • New views on cartelization (chair: Prof. Schröter, Bergen)
    (running since 2009) 
  • Foreign Direct Investment in Electric Utilities - a World Survey, 1880-1980
    (running since 2000)
  • Results? Have 50 years of integration created a European enterprise?
    (running 2005-2007)
  • International Business and Central Europe, 1918 - 1939 
    (funding: Social Science Research Council, London, running 1978-1981)
  • Scandinavia and the Great Powers, 1905 -1945 
    (Copenhagen, funding: Riksbanks Jubileumsfonden, Stockholm, running 1981-1983)
  • Die Interdependenz politischer und wirtschaftlicher Entwicklung in der Innen- und Außenpolitik des Versailler Staatensystems 1919 - 1939 
    (funding: Stiftung Volkswagenwerk, Hannover, running 1980-1984)
  • Der Boom 1948 - 1973. Gesellschaftliche und wirtschaftliche Folgen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland und in Europa 
    (funding: Free University of Berlin, running 1986-1988)
  • The Economic History of Europe between the Wars 
    (Paris, funding: European Science Foundation, Strasbourg, running 1987-1989)
  • Wirtschaftliche Strukturveränderungen, Innovationen und regionaler Wandel in Deutschland nach 1945 
    (funding: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bonn, running 1992-1996)
  • The Evolution of Chemistry in Europe, 1789 - 1939
    (funding: European Science Foundation, Strasbourg, running 1993-1997)
  • Small Developed States in the International Economy
    (funding: various, running: since 1988)
  • Americanization and the Problem of Cultural Transfers in Economic Institutions
    (funding: CNRS, Paris, Meltzer-Fond, Bergen; Ruhrgas, Oslo, running 1999- 2002)
  • Silicon Valley in Europe? Attempts to Transfer "Silicon Valley" to European Countries
    (running 1999-2003)
  • Northern European Knowledge Network of Excellence (NEKON) for Research on Transition, Modernization and Sustainability in Northern Europe and the Baltic Sea Area
    (funding: Krupp-Stiftung, running 2002-2003)
  • Globalabkommen. Die Verträge zur Wiedergutmachung zwischen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland und den Westeuropäischen Staaten
    (running 2000-2005)
  • Mapping Corporate Europe - strategies, structures and ownership in Europe, 1957-2007 (chairs: Prof. Colli, Milan, Prof. Iversen, Copenhagen, Prof. Schröter, Bergen, Prof. Wilson, Lancashire, funding: Copenhagen Business School)
    (running 2006-2009)
  • Cartels in Europe1900-2000 (chairs: Prof. Fellman, Helsinki, Prof. Bouwens, Rotterdam, Prof. Dankers, Utrecht)
    (running 2006-2010)