Business Histories

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For more than 25 years, GUG has accompanied the writing of business histories. It supports authors, editors, and clients during all phases of writing – from the first concept to the printable manuscript. Its projects are manifold: there are studies on special aspects of a company’s historical development as well as comprehensive studies that analyse a company’s history in total. Anniversaries frequently give occasion to commission one of our studies; however, we ensure our studies’ long-lasting value by our concepts.
Over the years, the GUG co-operated with Ausführ-Kreditgesellschaft mbH (AKA), Baden-Badener Unternehmergespräche, Metzler seel. Sohn & Co. KGaA, Beiersdorf AG, Borgers SE & Co. KG, Bundesverband deutscher Banken (BdB, Association of German Banks), Business Angels Frankfurt, Deutschen Bahn AG, Diskont und Kredit AG, E.ON AG, Heraeus Holding GmbH, Hugo Boss AG, C. Illies & Co. Handelsgesellschaft mbH, KPMG AG, Knorr-Bremse AG, Kurtz-Ersa Group, Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank, Linde AG, Lombardkasse AG, Melitta AG, Merck KGaA, Messer Group, Munich Re, Otto Dunkel GmbH, Optische Werke G. Rodenstock GmbH, Robert Bosch GmbH, Sparda-Bank Frankfurt (Main) eG, Stadtwerke München, Südzucker AG, Verlagsgesellschaft Madsack GmbH & Co. KG, Versicherungskammer Bayern, Zentralverband der Deutschen Elektroindustrie (ZVEI), Zeppelin Foundation, and Zimmer & Rohde.
Due to its many years of experience, the GUG can offer a wide range of services from a single source. GUG carries out preliminary and feasibility studies in order to secure the source situation and create a concept with solid content. It prepares content concepts, implementation concepts, cost estimates and schedules for its clients, searches for and supervises authors, researches sources, drafts contracts, selects suitable publishers and accompanies book presentations or other events related to historical communication.

The authors of our studies are usually university employees or professional, proven company historians. With our worldwide network, we are able to find qualified and competent historians for the various questions of a historical study. Based on this professional competence, the results of our studies provide an added value for the company.
Please feel free to contact the GUG’s managing director, Dr. Andrea H. Schneider-Braunberger
, if you would like to ask further questions or seek advice.

List of all Publications

For example «Unternehmen Sport - Die Geschichte von Adidas» (Siedler), «NetzWerke - Die Geschichte der Stadtwerke München» (Piper) oder «Heraeus – Pioniere der Werkstoff-technologie» (Piper), «180 Jahre KraussMaffei» (Siedler), «100 Prozent Messer» (Piper), «Zeppelin 1908 bis 2008» (Piper).

Current Projects

For example 150 Jahre Deutsche Bank, 100 Jahre Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V., Sartorius im Nationalsozialismus, Geschichte der Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu, Geschichte der H. Schmincke & Co. GmbH & Co. KG, Geschichte Bankhaus C.L. Seeliger.