Conversations on Europe: Business after the Fall: Challenges of East German Companies

When thinking of German businesses, we usually mean West German ones. To add nuance to this perspective, this conversation focuses on the East German economy and on a successful East Germany company that had to restart after 1989 when Communism fell and the German government privatized thousands of companies. While some did not succeed, the numerous stories of those that thrived are often overlooked.

MODERATOR: Jan Musenkamp, University of Pittsburgh


Wendy Carlin, University College of London

Florian Mezger, Carl Zeiss, AG

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