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The Resource Solvay : history of a multinational family firm, Kenneth Bertrams, Nicolas Coupain, Ernst Homburg ; coordinated by Ginette Kurgan-van Hentenryk, with the partnership of Philippe Mioche

Solvay : history of a multinational family firm, Kenneth Bertrams, Nicolas Coupain, Ernst Homburg ; coordinated by Ginette Kurgan-van Hentenryk, with the partnership of Philippe Mioche

Label
Solvay : history of a multinational family firm
Title
Solvay
Title remainder
history of a multinational family firm
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth Bertrams, Nicolas Coupain, Ernst Homburg ; coordinated by Ginette Kurgan-van Hentenryk, with the partnership of Philippe Mioche
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Ernest Solvay, philanthropist and organizer of the world-famous Solvay conferences on physics, discovered a profitable way of making soda ash in 1861. Together with a handful of associates, he laid the foundations of the Solvay company, which successfully branched out into other chemicals, plastics and pharmaceuticals. Since its emergence in 1863, Solvay has maintained world leadership in the production of soda ash. This is the first scholarly book on the history of the Solvay company, which was one of the earliest chemical multinationals and today is among the world's twenty largest chemical companies. It is also one of the largest companies in the field to preserve its family character. The authors analyze the company's 150-year history (1863-2013) from economic, political and social perspectives, showing the enormous impact geopolitical events had on the company and the recent consequences of global competition"--
  • "Ernest Solvay, philanthropist and organizer of the world-famous Solvay conferences on physics, discovered a profitable way of making soda ash in 1861. Together with a handful of associates, he laid the foundations of the Solvay company, which successfully branched out to other chemicals, plastics, and pharmaceuticals. Since its emergence in 1863, Solvay has maintained world leadership in the production of soda ash. This is the first scholarly book on the history of the Solvay company, which was one of the earliest chemical multinationals and today is among the world's twenty largest chemical companies. It is also one of the largest companies in the field to preserve its family character. The authors analyze the company's 150-year history (1863-2013) from economic, political, and social perspectives, showing the enormous impact geopolitical events had on the company and the recent consequences of global competition"--
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Bertrams, Kenneth
Dewey number
338.8/8766
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1978-
  • 1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Coupain, Nicolas
  • Homburg, Ernst
  • Kurgan-van Hentenryk, G
  • Mioche, Philippe
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  • Solvay Chemicals
  • Solvay, Ernest
  • Chemical industry
  • International business enterprises
  • Philanthropists
Label
Solvay : history of a multinational family firm, Kenneth Bertrams, Nicolas Coupain, Ernst Homburg ; coordinated by Ginette Kurgan-van Hentenryk, with the partnership of Philippe Mioche
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
First steps: when vision and reality meet -- A multinational pioneer -- Reaching a dominant position -- Labor organization, social policy, and societal vision -- The consolidation of power -- The multiple fronts of World War I -- From the ashes, 1918-1922 -- The making of international alliances -- Family and finance through the crisis -- The electrolytic industry -- Facing war again -- Solvay's second postwar period -- Growth through diversification: the successful entry into plastics and peroxides -- Enlarging scale and scope: backward and forward integration in the 1960s and 1970s -- Solvay goes public: financial and organizational limits of a family firm -- The long and winding road to Deer Park: Solvay's return to the United States -- From bulk to brains: Solvay's entry into pharmacy and the life sciences -- Solvay in the age of globalization -- Towards sustainable product leadership -- Chemical and plastics of the future: major turning points at the start of a new century
Control code
ocn827235435
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 630 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107306639
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unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)827235435
Label
Solvay : history of a multinational family firm, Kenneth Bertrams, Nicolas Coupain, Ernst Homburg ; coordinated by Ginette Kurgan-van Hentenryk, with the partnership of Philippe Mioche
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
First steps: when vision and reality meet -- A multinational pioneer -- Reaching a dominant position -- Labor organization, social policy, and societal vision -- The consolidation of power -- The multiple fronts of World War I -- From the ashes, 1918-1922 -- The making of international alliances -- Family and finance through the crisis -- The electrolytic industry -- Facing war again -- Solvay's second postwar period -- Growth through diversification: the successful entry into plastics and peroxides -- Enlarging scale and scope: backward and forward integration in the 1960s and 1970s -- Solvay goes public: financial and organizational limits of a family firm -- The long and winding road to Deer Park: Solvay's return to the United States -- From bulk to brains: Solvay's entry into pharmacy and the life sciences -- Solvay in the age of globalization -- Towards sustainable product leadership -- Chemical and plastics of the future: major turning points at the start of a new century
Control code
ocn827235435
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 630 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107306639
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)827235435

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