Public Conferences

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Once a year, GUG e. V. organizes a public conference. Renowned scholars, politi-cians, and entrepreneurs are invited to discuss current topics and their historical context. Every year, a different enterprise hosts the conference. Our last host in 2021 was the Ed. Züblin AG in Stattgart.

Next Conference 2022: «The significance of the stability of prices and curency for companies»

The 45th publich conference will be held on 24th March 2022 at the Historical Museum in Frankfurt/Main. The conference will deal with the topic «The meaning of price and currency stability for enterprises» and will take a look at how inflation developed and what consequences it has, which lectures can be taken from the inflation of the 1920s and which options arise for the present time. The focus will be on the role of companies and the role price and currency stability plays for their economic sustainability or conversely which consequences their absence has for the planning processes of businesses. The latter especially, will serve to highlight how historical experience can be translated into useable knowledge for the challenges of the present.

Review: Lecture Event 2021

The 44th public conference of the Gesellschaft für Unternehmensgeschichte e.V. took place on 22 October 2021 at the Ed. Züblin AG in Stuttgart. Under the heading «Shortage of Specialists and Migration» the historic development of migration and its significance for companies were discussed. The key issue was to find reference points to the present situation and to extrapolate how businesses dealt with shortages of specialists and with migration. A special focus was put upon the increasingly international strategic focus of companies and its effect on recruitment. It was discussed how businesses handled migration in the past, and how lessons can be learned from that for the present. It was further discussed, how the legal basis of migration changed over time, and how the integration of migrant workers succeeded or failed. The general significance of migration was debated as well as the challenges and chances that present themselves presently in regard of integration and immigration.

The program and the complete conference report is available in the PDF format from the download area below.

Impressions

Past conferences and download area - All events since 1976

2021

Programme and conference report

44th public conference
22 October 2021, Stuttgart
«Fachkräftemangel und Migration»

2020

Programme

Due to the pandemic, the conference had to be cancelled
43rd public conference
24 March 2020, Stuttgart
«Globale Unternehmensstrategien. Über den grenzüberschreitenden Umgang mit Menschenrechten»

2019

Programme and conference report

42nd public conference
7 March 2019 in Walldorf:
«Unternehmen 4.0 – Hoffnung oder Horror?»

2018

Programm und Tagungsbericht

41st public conference
15 March 2018 in Ditzingen:
«Charisma: risk factor or guarantee for success?» /«Charisma: Risikofaktor oder Erfolgsgarantie?»

2017

Programme and conference report

40th public conference
16 March 2017 in Munich:
«Risk: Politics?» / «Risiko: Politik?»

2016

Programme and conference report

Programme and conference report
39th public conference
17. March 2016 in Duisburg:
«Pax Britannica, Pax Americana, Pax Sinica? Structural changes of the world economy and the situation of enterprises» / «Pax Britannica, Pax Americana, Pax Sinica? Der Strukturwandel der Weltwirtschaft und die Lage der Unternehmen»

2015

Conference report

38th public conference
19 March 2015 in Cologne:
The struggle for resources – the relevance of energy prices for German enterprises / Kampf um die Ressourcen – Relevanz der Energiepreise für deutsche Unternehmen

2014

Conference report

37 th public conference and yearly meeting of the Business History Conference
13-15 March 2014 in Frankfurt a. M.:
The Vices and Virtues of Business - a historical perspective

2013

Conference report

36th public conference
14 March 2013 in Leverkusen:
From corporate welfare policies to corporate citizenship /
Von der Betrieblichen Sozialpolitik zur Corporate Citizenship

2012

Conference report

35th public conference
15 March 2012 in Munich:
20 years after Maastricht: the European crisis and the world economy’s strucural change / 20 Jahre nach Maastricht: die europäische Krise
und der Strukturwandel der Weltwirtschaft

2011

Conference report

34th public conference
16 March 2011 in Stuttgart:
Europeanization of co-determination / Europäisierung der Mitbestimmung

2010

Programm

33rd public conference
11 March 2010 in Munich:
Economic crises – the finest hour of entrepreneurs? / Wirtschaftskrisen – Stunden des Unternehmers?

2009

Programm

32nd public conference
12 March 2009 in Berlin:
The fall of the Berlin Wall and German enterprises: 1989 - cesura or continuity? / Der Mauerfall und die deutschen Unternehmen. 1989 - Zäsur oder Kontinuität?

2008

Programm

31st public conference
13 March 2008 in Wolfsburg:
The future of mobility. Cars and energy consumption as a technological and eco-logical problem / Zukunft der Mobilität. Auto und Energienutzung als technisch-ökonomisches Problem

2007

Programm

30th public conference
8 March 2007 in Essen:
Enterprises in China / Unternehmen in China

2006

Programm und Tagungsbericht

29 th public conference
23 March 2006 in Wiesbaden:
Women in economic leadership positions

2005

Programm

28 th public conference
7 March 2005 in Berlin:
The entrepreneur’s responsibility / Die Verantwortung des Unternehmers

2004

Programm

27th public conference
27 April 2004 in Freyburg an der Unstrut:
Self-employment: between model for success and phenomenon of crisis / Selbständigkeit zwischen Erfolgsmodell und Krisenphänomen

2003

Tagungsbericht

26th public conference
5 Myi 2003 in Berlin:
1968 and the German Enterprises / 1968 und die deutschen Unternehmen

2002

Programm

25th public conference
29 April 2002 in Berlin:
Corporate cultures – Germany and the USA in comparison / Unternehmenskulturen - Deutschland und USA im Vergleich

2001

Programm

24th public conference
5 April 2001 in Frankfurt am Main:
Consulting

2000

23rd public conference
6 April 2000 in Berlin:
German entrepreneurs in the world. From Internationalisation to Globalization / Deutsche Unternehmer in der Welt. Von der Internationalisierung zur Globalisierung

1999

22nd public conference
21 April 1999 in Cologne:
Succession of entrepreneurs – a never-ending story / Unternehmernachfolge - eine unendliche Geschichte

1998

21st public conference
23 April 1998 in Frankfurt am Main:
The readiness of banks to take risks with new company foundations / Risikobereit-schaft der Banken bei Unternehmensneugründungen

1997

Commemorative lecture
17 November 1997 in Cologne:
Prof. Gerald D. Feldman: politics and enterprises during the Weimar Republic / Politik und Unternehmen in der Weimarer Republik

1996

21st public conference
29 February 1996 in Frankfurt am Main:
Privatization - Municipalization / Privatisierung – Kommunalisierung

1995

20th public conference
13 February 1995 in Cologne:
The road and its changes through the centuries – social significance and techno-logical innovation / Die Straße im Wandel der Jahrhunderte - gesellschaftliche Be-deutung und technische Innovation

1994

19th public conference
30 May 1994 in Waiblingen:
Selection of locations and location politics of German enterprises / Standortwahl und -politik deutscher Unternehmen

1993

18th public conference:
Corporate culture and history / Unternehmenskultur und Geschichte

1992

17th public conference
26 May 1992 in Frankfurt am Main:
Entreprenerus and political responsibility / Unternehmer und politische Verantwortung

1991

16th public conference
15 May 1991 in Mannheim:
Industry and the environment / Industrie und Umwelt

1990

15th public conference:
Family enterprises in economy and society from the 19th century to the present / Familienunternehmen in Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft vom 19. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart

1989

14th public conference:
Businessmen’s associations – partners of politics or pressure groups? / Wirtschaftsverbände - Partner der Politik oder Pressure Groups?

1988

13th public conference:
Structural developments in German economic regions / Strukturentwicklung in deutschen Wirtschaftsregionen

1987

12th public conference
22 May 1987 in Bonn:
Public enterprises. Yesterday – today – tomorrow / Gemeinwirtschaftliche Un-ternehmen. Gestern - Heute - Morgen

1986

11th public conference
10 June 1986 in Munich:
Mittelstand and labour market. Are medium-sized companies the solution to the employment problems of the German economy? / Mittelstand und Arbeitsmarkt. Löst der Mittelstand die Beschäftigungsprobleme der deutschen Wirtschaft?

1985

10th public conference
26 June 1985 in Frankfurt am Main:
The origins and development of Social Market Economy

1984

9th public conference
18 May 1984 in Düsseldorf:
Protectionism. Progress or regress?

Academic conference of the GUG and the Association for scholarly research on entrepreneurs’ biography and business history
11 October 1984 in Vienna:
Enterprises and the state after the Second Wolrd War. A German-Austrian comparison.

1983

8th public conference
25 May 1983 in Cologne:
Integration of foreign employees

1982

7th public conference
25 June 1982 in Munich:
Legitimation of management and ist change. On the discussion about function and tasks of business leaders during the last 150 years

1981

6th public conference
13 May 1981 in Fürth:
Sales strategies of German enterprises. Yesterday – today - tomorrow

1980

5th public conference
7 Mai 1980 in Düsseldorf:
Co-determination. Origins and development

1979

4th public conference/German-Japanese Symposion at the Siemens Training Centre in Berlin,
20-23 March 1979:
Innovation, Know How, Rationalization and Investment in German and Japanese Economics 1868/1871 - 1930/1980

1978

3rd public conference
31 May 1978 in Frankfurt am Main:
Foundations and enterprises. Experiences and future perspectives

1977

2nd public conference
28 June 1977 in Cologne:
Concentration in the German economy since the 19th century

1976

First public conference:
The entrepreneur in past and present / Der Unternehmer in Geschichte und Gegenwart