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Kenneth Bertrams - Industrial Innovation through History: the Case of the Multinational Chemical Company Solvay (1863-2013)

Tuesday, 25 March, 2014 - 12:15 to Tuesday, 25 March, 2014 - 13:45
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
Faculty: Social Sciences and Solvay Business School
Building C
Raadzaal (Boardroom) C 2.07 A for BUSI /VUB

This presentation intends to recast the major steps of the history of industrial innovation through the special case of the chemical business Solvay. Created as a family company in 1863, Solvay soon became one of the first giant multinational in the chemical industry. The presentation will seek to explore to what extent the role and mechanisms of innovation were instrumental in reaching – and keeping – competitive positions over the years.

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