Project

The entrepereneur and his enterprise. Leo Baekeland (1863-1944)

Duration
01 January 2008 → 30 December 2013
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • History
  • Natural sciences
    • History and foundations
  • Social sciences
    • Economic history
Keywords
transnational knowledge transfer early 20th century business history network analysis biography
 
Project description

Focusing on the figure of Baekeland, this project aims at gaining insight in the determinants of successful entrepreneurship. It not only considers his individual qualities, but also the contemporary business climate and economic, social and cultural circumstances that shaped the margins and possibilities within which Baekeland operated. The transnational transfer of knowledge and network analysis are key points of interest.