Project on the International Synthetic Dye Industry
Organized by Johann Peter Murmann
The project aims to study the evolution of the first science based industries from 1857 to 2009.
first phase, the project focuses on the period from 1857 to the
first World War. Ernst Homburg and Johann Peter Murmann
collected a database on all firms and plants that existed before
War War I. This database is now publicly available for qualified
researchers to look up information on firms and plants. More
information on the database and how to get access is provided
Dye Industry Database
For picture on the dye industry click here.
To date, the following major publications have appeared or are in preparation.
|Knowledge and Competitive Advantage||2003||Cambridge University Press|
|Chemicals and Economic Growth: Insights from the Chemical Industry Read Review by J. Mokyr in JEL||1998||John Wiley and Sons|
Coevolution of Industries and Important Features of their
Co-development of industrial sectors and academic disciplines
||Science and Public Policy
|Regional institutions, ownership transformation, and migration of industrial leadership in China: the case of the Chinese synthetic dye industry, 1978–2008||2012||Industrial and Corporate Change|
|Comparing Evolutionary Dynamics Across Different National Settings||2001||Journal of Evolutionary Economics|
|Knowledge and Competitive Advantage in the Synthetic Dye Industry||2000||Enterprise & Society|
|Chemical Industries After 1850: Essay for the Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History||2003||Oxford University Press|
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