The Response of the Energy Industry to Structural Transformation

  • Klaus Liesen
Conference paper
Part of the German Yearbook on Business History 1986 book series (BUSINESS, volume 1986)


The early seventies marked the end of a phase of expansion and rapid economic growth. The golden age between 1948 and 1973 was followed by stagnation and a succession of recessions and crises. In almost all industrialized nations of the West (and in the developing countries), politicians, industry and the working population have been confronted with a transformation of the economic environment only paralleled during the last one hundred years by one other, indeed even more instable period, namely the Great Depression.


Energy Market Energy Industry Hard Coal Industrial Energy Consumption West German Industry 
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© Gesellschaft für Unternehmensgeschichte e. V., Köln 1987

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  • Klaus Liesen

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