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ZUR INDUSTRIALISIERUNG DES DEUTSCHEN BRAUGEWERBES IM 19. JAHRHUNDERT. DAS BEISPIEL DER REICHSGRÄFLICH ZU STOLBERGSCHEN BRAUEREI WESTHEIM IN WESTFALEN 1860-1913

Clemens Wischermann
Zeitschrift für Unternehmensgeschichte / Journal of Business History
30. Jahrg., H. 3. (1985), pp. 143-180
Published by: Verlag C.H.Beck
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40694895
Page Count: 38
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ZUR INDUSTRIALISIERUNG DES DEUTSCHEN BRAUGEWERBES IM 19. JAHRHUNDERT. DAS BEISPIEL DER REICHSGRÄFLICH ZU STOLBERGSCHEN BRAUEREI WESTHEIM IN WESTFALEN 1860-1913
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Abstract

The brewing industry is not considered to be amongst the leading sectors in the period of industrialization. Yet the brewing industry was an economic branch which was influenced by new technical developments at an early stage. Contrary to the more than thousandyear-old history of beer as a beverage - something that has enjoyed almost venerated interest — very little attention bas been given to the systematic investigation of the origin and development of the industrial brewery trade. In Germany, the development of the brewing industry in the 19th century was not shaped by either minor businesses nor the great corporations, but by the diversity of a middle-sized economic structure. The focal point of the present study is the description of a manorial estate in the mid-19th century and its attempt to pave the way for the modern brewing industry and to expand beyond regional proximity. The roots of this process originate from a long rural home-brewing tradition as well as from brewing knowledge handed down through the generations. Peaks and crises of this development can be traced all along the line, due to the extremely good historical sources available, and these can be linked with management decisions within a context of changing company and dispatch organizations (stages of technical modernization, long-term costs, leading executives, concepts of sale and regions of dispatch, price regulation, profit and investment). Being part of an aristocratic family estate, the company experienced both bold management decisions as well as the more traditional economic concepts of the Westphalian aristocrats. These were marked by a preeminence placed on rural, long-term factors and took the socio-political role of the aristocratic entrepreneur into account.

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