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Solvay - Une multinationale familiale face à l'histoire


A l'occasion du 150ème anniversaire de l'entreprise Solvay, iCite, le centre de recherche en innovation et entrepreneuriat de la Solvay Brussels School (ULB), a le plaisir de vous inviter à un événement unique.
 
Kenneth Bertrams (ULB, FNRS, et iCite), Nicolas Coupain (Solvay S.A.) et Ernst Homburg (Maastricht University), co-auteurs d'un remarquable ouvrage paru aux Cambridge University Press (Solvay: History of a multinational firm, 2013) y présenteront le résultat de leurs 5 années de travail sur l'histoire fascinante de ce qui fut l'une des premières multinationales au monde, et le leader mondial de la chimie à la fin du 19ème siècle.
 
Jean-Marie Solvay, arrière-arrière-petit-fils d'Ernest Solvay, Membre du Conseil d'Administration et de l'Innovation Board du groupe Solvay, et Président du Conseil d'Administration des Instituts de Physique et de Chimie Solvay, conclura l'événement en apportant son regard sur l'histoire de l'entreprise et sur le travail des historiens.
 
Date

Jeudi 28 novembre à 14h
 
Programme

13h30 Accueil
14h00 Introduction par les autorités de l'ULB et de la SBS-EM
Présentation du travail des historiens:
   Kenneth Bertrams, Nicolas Coupain et Ernst Homburg
Conclusions de Jean-Marie Solvay
Questions & Réponses
16h00 Cocktail dans l'Atrium
17h30 Fin

 
Lieu


ULB - Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management
Bâtiment Solvay 'R42' - Auditoire R42.5.503
Avenue F.D. Roosevelt 42
1050 Bruxelles
 
Inscriptions

Participation ouverte à tous les personnels de l'ULB ainsi qu'à tous les étudiants de la SBS-EM.

Inscriptions avant le 22/11/2013. Places limitées aux 220 premiers inscrits.


 
A propos du livre de Bertrams, Coupain et Homburg


Ernest Solvay, philanthropist and organizer of the world-famous Solvay conferences on physics, discovered a profitable way of making soda ash in 1861. Together with a handful of associates, he laid the foundations of the Solvay company, which successfully branched out to other chemicals, plastics, and pharmaceuticals. Since its emergence in 1863, Solvay has maintained world leadership in the production of soda ash. This is the first scholarly book on the history of the Solvay company, which was one of the earliest chemical multinationals and today is among the world's twenty largest chemical companies. It is also one of the largest companies in the field to preserve its family character. The authors analyze the company's 150-year history (1863–2013) from economic, political, and social perspectives, showing the enormous impact geopolitical events had on the company and the recent consequences of global competition.
  • First scholarly history of this major chemical company
  • Includes in-depth analysis of the interaction between global politics (world wars) and business
  • Long-term analysis of the changing character of a family firm

"This is perhaps the most important European corporate history to be published this century. We knew about Ernest Solvay the philanthropist and the role of his company in the complex of European cartels from other histories, but for the first time we now have a highly professional account from the inside of a company that was the earliest and largest European chemical multinational, yet that remained a successful and well-managed family partnership until its public flotation on the Brussels stock exchange in 1967 and further global expansion and diversification as a public joint stock company." – Professor Leslie Hannah, University of Tokyo

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