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Public events: Once a year, the GUG organizes a public lecture event in cooperation with a partner company. Participants from academia, economy, politics and the media speak out on current issues, the historical aspects of which are also illuminated. The topics that have been discussed to this date include e.g. «Economic Crises - Hour of the Entrepreneur?», "20 years after Maastricht: the European crisis and the structural change of the world economy"., and «Europeanization of Employee Participation».

The last public lecture was held on 17 March 2016 at Franz Haniel GmbH & Co. KG in Duisburg on the subject of «Pax Britannica, Pax Americana, Pax Sinica? The structural change in the global economy and the situation of enterprises ".

Scientific Symposia: By means of scientific symposia on selected topics, the GUG creates impulses for historical research. GUG aims at revealing gaps within research, and also providing the necessary space for the discussion of current concerns. In the past years, topics included: «Business and the Arts», «Nationalization and Privatization», «Religion and Enterprise», «Entrepreneurship and Migration» and «Internationalization and Management after 1945».

Research groups: In order to promote scientific discourse, the GUG organizes several internationally constituted research groups. Their members are renowned university professors, junior researchers and archivists. Discussions and publications constantly pose new questions, which provide impulses for further scientific interchange. The current research groups deal with banking and insurance history, the history of small and medium-sized companies, the transformation history of East-German enterprises, the media enterprises and marketing history.
EBHA-Conference 2005 Source: GUG

EBHA-Conference 2005 Source: GUG