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Zeitschrift für Unternehmensgeschichte - Journal of Business History

The Journal of Business History (ZUG) (until 1976 «Traditions. Journal of Company History and Entrepreneurial Biography») published by C.H. Beck. Edited by: Prof. Dr. Jan-Otmar Hesse, University of Bayreuth (Responsible Editor) - Prof. Dr. Christian Kleinschmidt, University of Marburg - Prof. Dr. Werner Plumpe, University of Frankfurt, Germany, in conjunction with Prof. Dr. Hartmut Berghoff, University of Göttingen - Prof. Dr. Carsten Burhop, University of Vienna - Prof. Dr. Andreas Fahrmeir, University of Frankfurt, Germany - Prof. Dr. Raymond Stokes, University of Glasgow - Prof. Dr. Thomas Welskopp, University of Bielefeld.

The ZUG / Journal of Business History is now ranked in Cat. INT1 of the European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH). The ERIH lists scholarly journals in the European languages of high quality and importance to their research field. This ranking attests ZUG high international visibility and world-wide citation.

Contributions – Articles in German and English with a maximum of 12 000 words can be submitted to the editorial staff. After the articles are submitted they will be subjected to a "double blind peer review" procedure. We therefore ask you to send the articles in two versions at the first initial submission. One version should not contain any references to the author's identity. After the final decision, Authors are requested to follow the style sheet. Titles for review can be requested from the GUG-office. Topics and authors of ZUG-articles can be researched online.


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ZUG N. 2 (2016), 61st Year


Werner Plumpe, How do companies decide? (P. 141-159)

Kerstin Hoffmann, Managing Director. Corporate strategic planning simulations in German companies in the 1960s and 1970s (P. 160-189)

Simon Tywuschick, A comparative analysis of occupational environmental protection in the German chemical and automotive industry between 1960 and 2005 (P. 190-214)

Klaus Dittrich, Selling Luxembourgian Steel in Japan: Columeta Tokyo, 1925 to 1941 Introduction (P. 215-236)
Source: Bertelsmann AG, Corporate Archive.

Source: Bertelsmann AG, Corporate Archive.

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