Alfred Reckendrees

Alfred Reckendrees
Copenhagen Business School · Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

Dr. phil.

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Introduction
Alfred Reckendrees works at the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy, Copenhagen Business School. Alfred does research in Economic History, Business History, Corporate Governance and Industrial Organization. One of his current projects is 'The Emergence of a New Economy in the early 19th Century.'
Additional affiliations
July 2014 - June 2015
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Position
  • Visiting Scholar
Description
  • The MPI in Cologne has offered me the chance of preparing a book manuscript (The "New Economy" of Industrial Capitalism - which deals with the trnasitions from commercial to industrial capitalism on the economic, business, and societal level).
October 2008 - present
Copenhagen Business School
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
October 2008 - present
Copenhagen Business School
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Education
November 1992 - February 1999
Bielefeld University
Field of study
  • Economic History
April 1981 - November 1989
University of Münster
Field of study
  • Modern History, East European History, German Literature, Philosophy

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Publications (78)
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Today at the beginning of the 21 st century, there is a debate across Europe about how much welfare society should provide, and how much private insurance is possible. Two hundred years ago, in the formative period of industrial capitalism, social problems had long been left to private initiative. Commodification of labour and its concentration in...
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In the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis, the long-held confidence that ‘nationality’ would not matter in a globalised economy has dwindled. As the impact of economic and foreign policy on firms’ internationalisation and investment decisions appears to grow, and economic nationalism built on constructs of ‘nationality of the company’ gains w...
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Today, you can find Beiersdorf brands in every household. They include NIVEA, Hansaplast, 8x4, Eucerin, and La Prairie; also tesa, the adhesives specialist, belongs to Beiersdorf. Until the 1990s, the company produced medicines and dressings as well. It all started in 1882 with a new plaster developed by pharmacist Paul Beiersdorf. Later, Oscar Tro...
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http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10602-014-9184-9 The Weimar Republic is analysed within the concept of limited and open access orders. Before World War I, Imperial Germany had developed into a mature limited access order with rule of law and open economic access but lack of competition in politics. After World War I and inflation, Weima...
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In the 1920s, the German government secretly supported private business activities across the German-Polish border due to revisionist political aims. Based on these aims, the (in-) famous industrialist Friedrich Flick was able to attract financial support for otherwise uneconomical activities in Upper Silesia to which the government provided “insur...
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Today at the beginning of the 21 st century, there is a debate across Europe about how much welfare society should provide, and how much private insurance is possible. Two hundred years ago, in the formative period of industrial capitalism, social problems had long been left to private initiative. Commodification of labour and its concentration in...
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Biography of Albert Vögler (Vereinigte Stahlwerke)
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There is a full-text version of the book in English available (without pictures) https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330635068_Beiersdorf_The_history_of_the_company_behind_the_Nivea_brand_Munich_CH_Beck_2018 Heute sind in jedem Haushalt Beiersdorf-Marken zu finden: NIVEA, Hansaplast, 8x4, Eucerin oder La Prairie. Der Klebespezialist tesa gehö...
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In this editorial I take the opportunity of my retirement as a co-editor to indicate how in my view academic journals in our fields may become even more interesting (the short answer is ‘red’ – relevance, engagement, debate). http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03585522.2017.1294378
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The economic transition characterizing the process of European industrialisation in the 19th century was concentrated on regions rather than on states. In the first half of the 19th century, the region of Aachen (in the west of Prussia) pioneered this development in the territory of the German states and became a powerful industrial region. The imp...
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Data on: https://figshare.com/articles/German_Time_Series_Dataset_1834_2012/1450809/1 The aim of the project was to identify and compile scattered existing historical time series, and to complement or update them at reasonable expense. In doing so, the best possible or most important data should be compiled. Time series were only to be included, if...
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Als die Industrialisierung um 1840 in den meisten deutschen Regionen begann, arbeiteten in Aachen bereits mehr als die Hälfte aller Beschäftigten in großen Fabriken. Dampfmaschinen und rauchende Schornsteine prägten das Bild der Stadt. Wie kam es dazu? Welche Veränderungen brachte die Industriewirtschaft mit sich? Warum war die Entwicklung im westl...
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The Weimar Republic is analysed within the framework of limited and open access orders. Germany had developed into a mature limited access order before World War I, with rule of law and open economic access but only limited access to politics. After the war, Germany developed toward an open access order; this process was, however, not sustainable....
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The economic transition characterizing the process of European industrialization in the 19th century was concentrated on regions rather than on states. In the first half of the 19th century, the region of Aachen (in the west of Prussia) pioneered on the territory of the German states and developed to a powerful industrial district. The implementati...
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Today at the beginning of the 21st century, there is a debate across Europe about how much welfare society should provide, and how much private insurance is possible. Two hundred years ago, in the formative period of industrial capitalism, social problems had long been left to private initiative. Commodification of labour and its concentration in l...
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Based on a new dataset of Prussian joint stock companies founded before 1870 this article indicates that early German joint stock companies were concentrated in a few highly developed regions. After the region became Prussian in 1815 the Rhine Province with its favourable institutional environment due to the persistence of French law (Code de Comme...
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The "polemics" published by Manfred Rasch in the VSWG Vol. 96 is inappropriate and unfair as far as Kim Priemel's book is concerned. It emphasizes marginal formal mistakes and it intersperses criticism on the book with general comments on German PhD dissertations. As for PhD dissertations in general, the "polemics" that individualizes structural pr...
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This German language article introduces to a Special Issue of the Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftsgeschichte on the Emergence of Mass Consumption in the Federal Republic of Germany.
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Based on a newly constructed time series of homogeneous data on German household accounts for the period of 1952 until 1998 this article analyses the change of consumption patterns of the statistical German model household (four persons, middle income, and two kids) in the second half of the 20th century. Still the late 50s this model household spe...
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Consumption patterns of German households. A time series of current household accounts, 1952-98
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This paper compares the industrial development of the two leading British and German woollen cloth regions in the late 18th and the beginning of the 19th century. It focuses on the implementation of the industrial capitalism’s paradigmatic new system of production, the factory system. At the stage of the “Industrial Revolution” the West Riding of Y...
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The “Gelsenberg-Affair” is one of the most famous German business scandals. In May 1932, Friedrich Flick and the German government placed a secret contract by which Flick sold the majority of the second largest steal company of the world, the so-called German Steeltrust, to the German government. The only purpose of this deal was the survival of Fl...
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The foundation of the Vereinigte Stahlwerke AG, the merger of four leading steel combines, changed the inter-company system of the cartelised German steel industry. In 1926, this cartel system was no longer a sufficient framework to solve the economic problems of the steel combines. Still, merger did not mean 'abandoning cartels' as contemporaries...
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The foundation of the ‘Vereinigte Stahlwerke AG’, the merger of four leading steel combines, changed the inter-company system of the cartelised German steel indus-try. In 1926, the cartel system was no longer a sufficient framework to solve the economic problems of the steel combines. Still, merger did not mean ‘abandoning cartels’ as contemporarie...
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The founding of the United Steel Works (Vereinigte Stahlwerke AG) by several major iron and steel corporations (Konzeme) in 1926 was the most famous rationalization project in Germany. Historical research has stressed specific ‘German types’ of business organization in analysing the formation of this combine. The author takes a different perspectiv...
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