Über den Autor
Jurgen Kocka holds the chair for the History of the Industrial World at the Free University Berlin and is a permanent Fellow of the Berlin Institute for Advanced Study. He is a member of the Academia Europaea Cambridge and of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences. In 1992 he received the Leibniz Prize of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.
Acknowledgements Chapter 1. From Manufacture to the Factory: Technology amd Workplace Relations at Siemens,1847-1873 Chapter 2. Family and Bureaucracy in German Industrial Management, 1850-1914: Siemens in Comparative Perspective Chapter 3. Siemens and the Preventable Rise of AEG Chapter 4. Entrepreneurship in a Late-Comer Country: the German Case Chapter 5. The Entrepreneur, the Family, and Capitalism Chapter 6. German Industrial Entrepreneurs at the End of the 19th and the Beginning of the 20th Centuries Chapter 7. Big Business and the Rise of Managerial Capitalism in the late 19th and the early 20th Centuries Chapter 8. New Energies in the 19th Century: Toward a Social History of the Electricity Business Chapter 9. Authoritarian State and Burgerlichkeit. Toward a History of the German Burgertum in the 19th Century Chapter 10. The Middle Classes in Europe Chapter 11. The Difficult Rise of a Civil Society: Societal History of Modern Germany Bibliography Index
"For students ... this is a good introduction ... The assorted essays ... successfully present Kocka's methodological emphases and his wide-ranging contributions to modern German social history." · Enterprise & Society
"This fine volume brings together essays by one of the leading modern German historians, essays that give the reader an impressive overview of his work from three decades and introduce new generations of students to central questions of modern German social history." · Central European History
"... a tour de force of societal history, reminding one both of how many insights Kocka has generated through application of Weberian analytical tools." · H-Net Reviews (H-W-Civ)
"... a good introduction ... the assorted essays ... successfully present Kocka's methodological emphases and his wide-ranging contributions to modern German social history." · Enterprise & Society
"... a seminal, critically important, uniquely informative contribution to the study of German history, business, entrepreneurship, and the working class." · The Midwest Book Review
Jürgen Kocka is one of the foremost historians of Germany whose work has been devoted to the integration of different genres of the social and economic history of Europe during the period of industrialization. This collection of essays gives a representative sample of his effort to develop, by reference to Marx and Weber, new and powerful analytical tools for understanding the dynamics of modern industrial societies.