Global Business History

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2018/19
Vakcode EBB038B05
Vaknaam Global Business History
Niveau(s) bachelor, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b
Rooster Rooster

Uitgebreide vaknaam Global Business History
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course students should be able to:
1. Describe how the nature of the firm has evolved since the First Industrial Revolution
2. Explain how changes in the structure and behavior of the firm can be seen as a response to broader economic, social and technological developments taking place simultaneously
3. Illustrate how differences in the country-specific conditions under which firms operate introduced cross-country variation in the way firms developed over time
4. Argue how, because of path dependencies, business history helps to understand the behavior and structure of today’s firms
5. Critically discuss various theories related to the historical development of the firm and clearly formulate focused arguments in a written essay
Omschrijving Why are some countries rich and others poor? The course Global Business History studies this question by focusing on the historic evolution of the business firm, a key factor in economic development. A study on the determinants of successful entrepreneurship in the past may help to understand why we observe the things we see today, such as the cross-country income differences mentioned above. Often, a roadmap of the development of the firm in years, decennia and perhaps even centuries before provides insight in today’s state of affairs. In the words of Winston Churchill, the further backward one looks, the further forward one can see.
Therefore, this course explores the history of the business firm in an international perspective. We do so by studying the evolution of the business firm in time and space as well as the evolution and variation of the conditions under which business has operated in different parts of the world.
Uren per week 3
Onderwijsvorm hoor- en werkcolleges, zelfstudie
(lectures and 3 tutorials)
Toetsvorm opdracht(en), schriftelijk tentamen met open vragen
(Individual assignemnt(s))
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator D. Chilosi
Docent(en) D. Chilosi , D. Gallardo Albarr√°n , B.S. Kramer , S. Nikolic
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Business History: complexities and comparisons, Routledge, 2011 Amatori, Franco, Andrea Colli 9780415423977 ca. €  32,00
Opmerkingen Info: dr David Chilosi, e-mail:
Secretariat room 5411.0734, phone +31 (0)50 363 7018
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc International Business/IB  (basisprogramma BSc IB) 2 semester I b verplicht
Courses open to Exchange Students (BSc)  ( Courses open to Exchange Students (BSc) without limited access) 2 semester I b keuze
DD BSc IB - KEDGE Business School, Bordeaux (4-jarig)  (basisprogramma voor studenten uit Bordeaux) 3 semester I b verplicht
DD BSc IB - Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta (1,5-jarig)  (basisprogramma voor DD-studenten uit Yogyakarta) 1 semester I b verplicht
DD BSc IB - Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta (1,5-jarig)  (basisprogramma voor DD-studenten uit Jakarta) 1 semester I b verplicht
DD BSc IB - Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta (2-jarig)  (basisprogramma voor DD-studenten uit Jakarta) 1 semester I b verplicht