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Author Bertrams, Kenneth.
Title Solvay [electronic resource] : 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 Info. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
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Description 1 online resource.
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Part I. The Pioneering Years (1863-1914): The Quest for a Leadership and the First Stages of the Internationalization: 1. First steps: when vision and reality meet; 2. A multinational pioneer; 3. Reaching a dominant position; 4. Labor organization, social policy, and societal vision; 5. The consolidation of power; 6. Conclusion of Part I; Part II. The Years of Crisis (1914-50): The Making and Unmaking of International Alliances: 7. The multiple fronts of World War One; 8. From ashes, 1918-22; 9. The making of international alliances; 10. Family and finance through the crisis; 11. The electrolytic industry; 12. Facing war again; 13. Solvay's second post-war; 14. Conclusion of Part II; Part III. The Era of Diversification and Globalization (1950-2012): 15. Growth through diversification: the successful entry into plastics and peroxides; 16. Enlarging scale and scope: backward and forward integration in the 1960s and 1970s; 17. Solvay goes public: financial and organizational limits of a family firm; 18. The long and winding road to Deer Park: Solvay's return to the United States; 19. From bulk to brains: Solvay's entry into pharmacy and the life sciences; 20. Solvay in the age of globalization; 21. Towards sustainable product-leadership; 22. Chemical and plastics of the future: major turning points at the start of a new century; 23. Conclusion of Part III.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
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Subject Solvay Chemicals -- History.
Chemical industry -- Belgium -- History.
International business enterprises -- Belgium.
Solvay, Ernest, 1838-1922.
Philanthropists -- Belgium.
Added Author Coupain, Nicolas, 1978-
Homburg, Ernst, 1952-
Kurgan-van Hentenryk, G.
Mioche, Philippe.
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Related To Original 9781107024809 1107024803 (DLC) 2012025227
ISBN 1139176056 (electronic bk.)
9781139176057 (electronic bk.)
9781107024809 (hardback)
1107024803 (hardback)
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