Academy, Economy, and Polity : Betriebswirtschaftslehre in Germany, Denmark and Turkey before 1945

Üsdiken, Behlül ; Kieser, Alfred ; Kjaer, Peter

Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2004
The title of a journal, publication series: Business History
Volume: 46
Issue number: 3
Page range: 381-406
Place of publication: Abingdon
Publishing house: Routledge, Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0007-6791 , 1743-7938
Publication language: English
Institution: Business School > ABWL u. Organisation (Kieser Em)
Subject: 330 Economics
Subject headings (SWD): Betriebswirtschaftslehre , Betriebswirtschaftliches Studium , Deutschland , Dänemark , Türkei
Abstract: The establishment of higher commercial colleges, the Handelshochschulen, in Germany in late nineteenth and early twentieth century provided the institutional base for the development of commerce studies into a 'science of busines economics' or the Betriebswirtschaftslehre, which has then had a considerable international impact. This essay examines the course and the outcomes of the creation and the establishment of this discipline in Germany and its diffusion to two important countries, Denmark and Turkey. The study shows that the processes through which the discipline became institutionalised in the three countries turned out to be different, as did the way in which it came to be defined and understood circa 1945. Drawing upon neo-institutionalist thinking in organisational analysis, the comparative examination suggests that these variant paths and outcomes emerged as the promoters of the discipline compromised with and attempted to capitalise on local conditions and interests framed within the academic, economic and political contexts in the three countries.

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