Project

Belgian multinational enterprises and the making of the first global economy (1870-1914). The case of the Empain Group

Duration
01 October 2015 → 31 March 2021
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • History
  • Social sciences
    • Economic history
Keywords
economic expansion history Empain multinationals Belgium business history empire
 
Project description

Facing the challenges of current globalization, an update of the history of Belgian economic expansion is needed. A comparative archive-based research on multinationals, and the Belgian Empain Group in particular, will be done. This will show how multinationals were the driving force behind the economic globalization of 1870-1914 and how they connected markets and people through foreign direct investment.