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Continuity and Change in the German Steel Industry: Conversation with Dr. Dieter Spethmann, former Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors of Thyssen, 
  with Professor Gerald D. Feldman, UCB; 3/15/02 by Harry Kreisler

This interview is part of the Institute's "Conversations with History" series, and uses Internet technology to share with the public Berkeley's distinction as a global forum for ideas.

Welcome to a Conversation with History. I'm Harry Kreisler of the Institute of International Studies. Our guest today is Professor Dr. Dieter Spethmann, a leading German businessman and attorney, and joining us in the studio is Professor Gerald Feldman of the History Department and Director of Institute of European Studies at Berkeley. Professor Feldman is a leading historian of German economic history.

  1. Background ... influence of parents ... father's work ... surviving the war ... entry into the legal profession ... entry into industry
  2. German Steel Industry after the War ... trust busting ... impact of European Coal and Steel Community ... importance of steel ... career in the steel industry ... business leadership
  3. German Industry ... organization ... U.S. and German management compared ... impact of the European Union ... relation to the banks ... Euro ... relations with the U.S ... productivity ... future possibilities
  4. Conclusion ... advice to students
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